So I have been growing my hair and dyed it twice in the last 2 years for highlights. I have also moved where I think the air circulation is poor and there is more humidity. So my hair is a hot mess. Before I could just let ie air dry and now it looks like straw- I just cut off an inch and I am prepared to cut off more- but I would like to try to save what I can. I changed my shampoo and conditioner to sulfate and paraben free- but haven't noticed a difference. Any masks or leave ins that may help?
Let me start out by saying that for the past 2-3 years, I have been a devote user of my Chi hair straightener. Knowing that it can't possibly last forever, I had had my mind set on purchasing a GHD once poor "Chi Chi" did it's last cha cha. Well, I'm in the process of moving, which means a lot of drawers are being cleared out, and I'm having to explore several beauty graveyards, including the plot dedicated to styling tools. One particular product caught my eye: my old Remington T-Studio Pink Tourmaline Hair Straightener. At first, I put it in in the "throw away" pile, as I'm trying to de-clutter while in the process of moving. I figured I haven't used it since I bought my Chi, so I must not need it. But, the inner hoarder in me said, "no, wait...try it out one more time just to be sure..." And so I did...and I LOVED IT! Like seriously you guys, I don't know why I ever stopped using it!!!! Comparing the final results to what I would get from my Chi is night and day. I actually tried to use my Chi again, and by the time I was half way done, I broke out the Remington. So this brought me to my question. How many of you use, and/or actually prefer some of the less expensive, "drugstore" styling tools? I know we compare designer and drugstore makeup all the time, but what about our styling tools?! I for one am now super curious as to what other styling tools I may have been missing out on by confining myself to high end, not to mention pricey, alternatives. Share share share <3
Hi everyone! I just moved to San Diego and while the weather is incredible, the water is awful. It's been coating my hair with this disgusting residue, to the point where I can't even run my fingers through it. Any thoughts? Any shampoo or treatments (or shower heads) you've found to work with hard water? I'm in an apartment and don't have access to my own water heater so I can't add a water softener. Any advice is appreciated. Thanks!!
I am using Oribe - Moisture & Control shampoo and conditioner for my hair, but still I have dry and frizz in my hair. I loved my hair after using this shampoo and conditioner, but now I am planning tennis 4 times in a week and because of that I am losing my hair quality. Is any one recommend me any other shampoo and conditioner?
I have seen a lot of questions on this board for fine hair, but not about hair with all the issues I'm dealing with. My hair is naturally curly (although I wear it straight or curling wand waves - i air dry my hair and then heat style with flat iron or curling wand 2x/week). It is fine, very dry, gets very frizzy, especially in humidity, and is very flat (no volume!) I also have balayage highlights. I need suggestions of shampoos + conditioners + styling products. I need things that are very lightweight and won't weigh my hair down, but that are also very moisturizing and will help tame frizz. Everything I've tried either leaves my hair dry and frizzy or weighs it down and coats it in silicones. Please help me find products that work!
My hair is about shoulder length and is very straight and very fine (also experiencing some hair loss). It does flip up at the ends if I don't blow dry it or flat iron it. I like to wear it up/back every time I workout. Ideally I would love to put it in a tight bun/knot, but I can't really get that to work (I'm pretty much hair-challenged). Also, because it's so fine, I don't want to put increased tension on it, thus increasing hair loss. The thing I've found to work the best are the Sephora snag-free hair elastics. But I can't pull back every strand of hair with those because I do have some shorter layers in front (about chin length) that will come out of the elastic. Any tips or accessories I should use?? I just want my hair completely back and out of my face in every capacity. Want it tight, but not too tight as to cause damage and further hair loss. Thank you!!
Hey guys I want to buy a clipless curler, I want something not too expesive but not really cheap either. Also it would be great if it came with multiple barrels. Do you have any favorites or suggestions?
I need advice! I am naturally a dark brunette but a few months ago I went blonde. I cannot decide whether to go back to dark brown or keep the blonde. I worry that maybe I can't pull the blonde off as well as I think I can. Please give me your opinions!!
I feel like I am losing a fraction of my hair daily! I think its a combination of the heat (shedding), prescriptions I am on, and diet. I don't blow dry my hair or straighten daily, just occasionally. My roots are weak, so I lose strands every time I flip my hair or run a hand through it. Would a scalp oil help? Recommendations please!
I have blonde highlights and over a time my hair is dry and frizzy. it never used to be like that. Im currently using shimmer lights. I have straight thick hair. What should I be using and how can I get the frizz out?
I had to post about a product that's made a tremendous difference to my hair recently. A couple of months ago I purchased the Sephora Favorites Summer Hair Saviors and this unassuming hair rinse that was pretty low on the list of products I was excited to try. Having used it a few times now, I will definitely be purchasing the full size and never want to be without it. It gently removes any and all residue from hair, leaving it incredibly soft, manageable, and SHINY. My biggest hair concern for a long while now has been dullness and this product has given me back gorgeous, healthy hair. Hallelujah! I know you can use this in lieu of shampoo, but I've been shampooing, using the rinse, then following up with conditioner and that's been working wonderfully for me. Does anyone have another favorite from this set? I haven't tried everything yet and am now looking forward to it even more.
I have wavy hair that is cury around my face and the nape of my neck, my hair is also extremely fine and prone to breakage. Use a lot of heat to deal with the unruliness does anyone have any advice for shampoo conditioner and styling products?
Any recommendations for leave-in conditioners for wavy/curly hair? My hair is long and thick too! I currently use DevaCurl Products and some Brigeo but I am open to any other brands too! I was using the Brigeo Rosarco Milk Reparative Leave-In Conditioning Spray but it doesn't last me more than a few weeks maybe 2-3 weeks depending on how much I use it.
One of my friends is considering straightening her long hair. She prefers DIY methods. I have researched in google and saw Matrix Opti.care helps to keep hair smooth and straight. Is there anything she should consider before getting straight hair?
Hey my Beauties, I'm looking for a new dry shampoo and wondered what your favorites are. I really like to avoid ones with a strong fragrance, as I don't like my hair products to compete with my perfume. I have fine, 3A curly brown hair for reference. Reading reviews it seems like most of them have a strong scent. Any recommendations?
Please please please help!!!! I am 24 years old with fine, straight, blonde hair. I am a natural blonde, but I started highlighting my hair only 3 years ago, and my hairdresser is very conscious of my problem and concerns with hair growth so she isn't bleaching my hair off. I only get my hair done maybe every 2 months, and its mild highlighting. I only style my hair maybe once to twice a week, and I only wash it about the same, once to twice a week. When I was 22 I was hired to be a model in a hair show and the artist colored my hair to be platinum blonde and cut it into a blunt bob by my shoulders. Since that time my hair HAS NOT GROWN AT ALL! it dry and breaks off at the end. It feels full and looks healthy on the top but is stringy and spare towards the bottom. The pieces around my face are about 2 inches shorter than the pieces around the neck/shoulders. Ive tried letting it breathe and grow but nothing worked so for the past year I've been wearing tape-in extensions to hide what I am so frustrated and embarrassed about. Ive asked a lot of hair stylist as to what I should do and 98% the response I get is "oh wow thats weird, just use heat protectant." That isn't going to solve my problem, I need a regiment or something to stick to and be consistent with that WILL work! Ive tried, (for a short while because I just grew frustrated, for about a month): Ovation Cell hair therapy Olaplex Biotin Natural exotic Oils as hair masks Pureology and just not doing anything with it at all.. please help me! i am sooooo clueless when it comes to hair!
I would like to use clip in extensions for my wedding but do not know what to get. Is there a good brand? I have never used extensions before so I do not know anything about them! I would like my hair to be slightly longer and look fuller
Do the Invisibobble hair ties leave dents in anyone else's hair? I bought them to try them but they seem to leave dents in my hair! I don't know if it's just the way my hair is or if I'm not using them right, but they leave dents in my hair.
I used Redken Color Extend Magnetics for a while and noticed increased hair loss, so I tried Nexxus Color shampoo/conditioner. The Nexxus caused very little hair loss, but it didn't clean my hair and left it weighed down and feeling dirty. So, I tried Living Proof products and my hair is majorly falling out , so much that other people notice and I can see my scalp! I'm freaking out and looking to try new shampoo/conditioner (obviously) but am afraid yet another product line/ingredients will make it worse. Seriously, as in clumps of hair stuck in the drain, on the floor, and falling out while I am just sitting at my computer at work...OMG. I'm probably sensitive/allergic to something in it and no, allergy testing is not an option (too expensive). What products will help my hair regrow and look less thin, and also help it look volumized asap? I know it will take a while to grow it back. My hair in general is very fine, straight, and tends to hang no matter what I use, so I don't really mind just want my hair back. I am so sad and self-conscious about this. ************** UPDATE I have a happy update! I did more research about my issue and decided to try Yes to Carrots Nourishing Shampoo and Conditioner and after the first wash, ZERO hair was in the tub! Even after I combed it, the difference was dramatic. I know for sure I am either allergic to the silicone-related chemicals (silicones also make my face get little bumps) or the sulfates. It is probably silicones since I use sulfate free hair products for the most part. So, am quite happy to have halted the hair loss with Yes to Carrots until I see my doctor in the future. Really, a huge difference. My boyfriend and I did a little dance of joy when he saw the hair-free tub Hooray! Thanks for your support when I was freaking out. Hugs to all of you.
I can't seem to get the bumble and bumble dont blow it to work on my hair.. my hair is thin and just in the middle of my **bleep**/middle of my shoulder blades... Is it not working because of my hair or am i doing something wrong?? My hair just seems limp using it, lifeless.. and OILY at the roots!!!
I don't have curly hair, but the former B&B Curl Conscious foam made me look like I did. LOVED that stuff and bought as much as I could before they discontinued it. But I am running out and need a replacement. Something that will take my layered hair and give it more than just a wavy look, but something closer to curls. Any suggestions?
Hello ladies! I am thinking about using hair removal cream on my arms and thighs, but I'm worried that it will cause the hair to grown back thicker and darker. What has your experience been with hair removal cream? Which ones would you suggest? Thanks!
I have long hair, naturally wavy and with loose curls. I've tried every product and nothing keeps the curls and fights frizz My routine is to towel dry my hair after washing, and put some product in and let it air dry. Recently I've been using Redkin Curvaceous full swirl serum/cream. I've also been using moraccon oil to fight frizz - which isn't really helping. My hari tends to be a bit dry. So i'm looking for a product, or combination of products, that will help me get and keep those great curls. I'm also looking for a product that I can use the next day to revatilize my curls, boost them, reawaken - however you want to phrase it. If there is a different product that I could use or the same as above. I need some help Sephora. I've tried every brand and nothing seems to really work, can you help?!
Looking for a product that will enhance waves!! I have fine/straight hair, but love to sleep in two braids with slightly damp hair to create soft waves. What product would anyone recommend to increase the hold and definition without the crunch?