Originally Posted by Jewel007
Hi I am new here I just joined and have a couple of questions.
| I have heard cones are bad, but are they bad for all hair? I have very dry hair and it is a bit corse as well and I find that they tame it somewhat but now I am worried they are damaging my hair? |
No, cones are not evil.
Cones cover hair. They can protect hair from damage, decrease tangles, and hold in moisture. They can also hide damage that is already there, cause tangles (from buildup), and lock out moisture.
Many people here do use cones on a regular basis. If they work well for your hair, that's wonderful. (Though, coarse hair isn't a bad thing, : ) ) You could also look for water soluable cones, as these don't build up as much and should require less clarifying.
| Also my hair is in rather bad shape I have just been through a pretty stressful pregnancy and its seen better days but I am a bit skint at the moment so can't get many products, I read online that Essential fatty acids are good to replace moister in hair and when I looked up what they were it included Flaxseed oil. I found some flaxseed oil capsules in my cupboard and snipped one in half as they have expired so I won't be swallowing them and I thought perhaps they would work in my hair to improve moister? What do you think? |
I think that it couldn't really hurt to try. I know some people with snip Vitamin E capsules to use on their hair. I'm not sure about Flaxseed oil, but some oils coat the hair and do not absorb, acting somewhat like cones in that respect. Some people's hair likes oils, some do not. It's all trial and error (my hair loooooves oil).
I would suggest taking in a good diet to help the hair that's growing out recover from the depletion your pregnancy caused, and tender loving care for the hair that's already there. I'm sure you'll find plenty of things to try on the boards.