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PLEASE HELP MY HAIR IS SEVERLY MATTED AND ALMOST DREADED IT SEEMS

my mom and me spent two hours trying to get this knot out i have severe depression so i don’t brush my hair ever or really maintain my looks anymore like doing makeup because i’ve just been depressed we usedshampoo kopari leave in conditioner maui conditioner warm olive oil from greece it was my papous he made it and it won’t come out i don’t know what to i’m literally crying i don’t want to cut it!! i went kind of crazy in 2013 and shaved my head and it’s taken so long to grow out and i am so sad please someone help

Re: PLEASE HELP MY HAIR IS SEVERLY MATTED AND ALMOST DREADED IT SEEMS

@womanofChrist 

No it will not damage your hair, surprisingly it is skin and hair safe. Trust me on this. 

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Hey there, Im sorry youre having a very. bad. hair. day!!  My first thoughts were that if you have someone cut off the ends that are in a bun and then have it tidied up a wee bit then youd have lovely, dark, thick wavy hair. Youll still have plenty of hair left and it would be a whole lot easier to care for. A short shaggy layered hair cut is very fun and attractive!

 

Its certainly possible though that with a lot of patience youll be able to work the knots out. I dont think there is a magic solution other than going at it slowly over the course of many hours. Perhaps sleep with some deep conditioner on your hair, covered with a shower cap, it may help a little. There is a brush called a wet brush that I find helps de-knot my hair, so this may help also. Just be patient with it! Best wishes. x

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i used a wet brush and my hair isn’t in a bun thats the knot 😞

Re: PLEASE HELP MY HAIR IS SEVERLY MATTED AND ALMOST DREADED IT SEEMS

@steffypoox3 Ask a salon for a hydrating  treatment. They should have the proper tools as well.

 

For home maintenance, Redken bonder - used before shampoo, leave on for 10 minutes on towel-dried hair, 1x week. Extra dryness needs more moisture, protein (karatin) may needed as well. Hard water can also dry out hair.

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i’m going to the salon tomorrow i hope they don’t cut all my hair off that hair isn’t in a bun or put up in anyway that’s the knot

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so i have pretty much the same thing goin on with my hair but its more on top of my head.its been like this for ALONG time!!! What did you finally end up using and or doing to get the knot out...hopefully not cut it 😞

 

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Hi. The same thing is happening to my hair it's on top of my head so idk what to do......do u mind telling me what happened 

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@steffypoox3 I understood your photo.  It does need a lot of hydration/slip to be able to work the knot.

Make sure to voice, repeatedly if needed or repeated back to you- to make sure they understand; do not cut the knot out completely, only cut as necessary and you approve..or whatever you want to say. Good luck.

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im going to tell you what helped me.i had awfully matted tangled hair. Im hoping this will help someone else. Yes i suffer from depression, have two major illness, and chronic pain. My hair ended up where i couldnt get a comb or brush through it. I tried oils, creams, conditioners, and nothing worked so in a last ditch effort i ordered a dog hair dematter  comb. It only cuts the tangles and matts. I was able to get all the tangles out using that comb. I dont think i could have gotton them out any other way. I felt so much better getting the matts out. I know it sounds strange using a dog dematter comb but ìt worked wonderfully.

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Hello realsis...I'm entering the desperate phase with newly mattered hair situation myself and am wondering if you can recommend a specific comb? Not afraid to go tot the hounds to get help and hopefully save my locks...Thanks!

 

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@GBones2004 

Please don’t use a dog dematter comb - not if you want any hair left. It cuts through the tangles. Please order/pick up Redken All Soft Heavy Cream. Apply to semi damp hair - slather the whole tube on if you need too - it WILL allow you to work your way through the mats and tangles. Order two tubes to be safe. Hairstylist here. 

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Thank you GG84!! 🙂

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