My BeautyTalk Profile
Who's Online / 11,089 users
Hair
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Do you mean 
First Time Hair Product: Drybar Southern Belle Mousse?
I'm considering buying my first proper styling product as I want to curl my hair more often without damaging it. I was considering Drybar's Southern Belle Mousse, does anyone have experience with using it on fine hair? It's sort of pricey (for a beginner) at 25 dollars, and I'm wondering if I'd be better off going for a cheaper grocery-store brand until I have more styling experience... Thoughts?   PS   I've heard drybar products has a strong musk scent, that tends to linger in the hair. Is that true?
see post
HALL OF FAMER beauty2sample / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I like Drybar's Southern Belle Mousse, but I don't love it.  I have naturally curly hair, and unfortunately, I need a little more hold than this product provides to keep... see post
Flat Iron Recommendations
Does anyone have any advice, or know enough to compare different types of flat irons? I'm wondering if all of the tourmaline/ceramic irons with adjustable heat settings are created equal.   After about 8 years of faithful service, my trusted Chi straightener appears to be on the fritz. I did a little research on flat irons, thinking that I was going to get a T3 (I bought the T3 Whirl Trio curling wand recently and it is amazing). After consideration, I ended up buying the Rusk Heat Freak Str8 iron, thinking it's also tourmaline/ceramic, and it should work the same. Plus, my sister got it for Christmas and loves it. After using it for the first time this morning, I'm underwhelmed. It took me a long time and a lot of passes to get my hair straight. I don't have that kind of time in the mornings (my makeup application suffered greatly at the expense of my hair, haha). I'm just a little afraid to spend the money on the T3 if it is going to basically be the same as the Rusk.
see post
BEAUTY PRO SportyGirly125 / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
You can go on folica and read reviews on different flat irons that they have as well as other hair products.  They have a top ten and tons of reviews. Plus they always h... see post
hair dryer
I have fine hair, and I would love advice on the best blow dryer to buy. 
see post
melissabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
So true and they are so easy to find if I shove them in a drawer somewhere!  see post
Help me fight frizz!
I live in Florida with almost constant humidity. My hair is a tight curl frizzy mess around my face and then different types of curls and waves throughout the rest of my head. The textures also range from thick and coarse to smooth and medium thickness. My blonde hairs are pretty fine, and vary with their wavy/curliness. I have never dyed or bleached my hair. 
see post
BEAUTY GURU scharrison / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
I'll check that out, thank you! :) see post
How can i get hair like this?
Hi   With what hair dye I can get hair like this?    I have now medium brown hair with a little bit of redness.
see post
BEAUTY BUFF kelloua / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
I'd second this!  If you have a very specific color you're going for it's always worth it to go to a salon since everyone's hair takes color differently. see post
I lost my plastic applicators for the Phytocyane Revitalizing Serum
I recently lost both of the little plastic applicators that come with the Phytocyane Revitalizing Serum and I need to find somehow to still be able to use the product. Unfortunaly I can't use it with out the little plastic pieces because you have to break the glass tip off the vial to use. The applicators that came with the vials kind of scratched my head so if anyone has any suggestions on what to use I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks in advance
see post
HALL OF FAMER StephaniLynn / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I didn't even think to go directly to them! I just sent them an email. Thank you:).  see post
rash from kerastase?
I have used the Oleo Relax product three times and I have a rash on my neck. Anyone else experience the same thing?
see post
HALL OF FAMER Mochapj / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
My past 2 hairdressers have always recommended it but I had to ask them both to stop using it on me because it kept giving me rashes.   it wasn't only one product eith... see post
Post workout hair
Looking for something to freshen up my hair after hard workouts so I don't have to wash my hair everyday (I usually wash it every 2-3 days but workout more frequently that that). I use dry shampoo but I still think my hair smells and looks greasy. Wasn't sure what my options are as far as a no-poo or some other method. I'm not opposed to getting it wet and restyling it, I just was to keep shampoos and cleansers to a minimum. My hair is long and thick with no artificial coloring. Some natural curls but the weight/length of my hair keeps it just wavy. Any recommendations would be appreciated!
see post
BEAUTY WHIZ Nykole / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Oh how I love the Batiste dry shampoo!!! My hair is so soft and clean feeling after using this! I love the clean, original, and cherry scents.  Well worth the (small) pr... see post
Is BUMBLE & BUMBLE's All style blow dry balm color safe?
BEAUTY BUFF totaldebmove / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
Normally styling products don't pose a huge issue--it's the shampoos you have to be really careful about when you color your hair. For B&B, their shampoos are normally f... see post
Need rec for hair spray-on gel
I came across a can of Nick Chavez Amazon Hair, which is a spray gel - I loved it! There was no strong scent or sticky build up, but I think it's going to be hard to find so what other prods can you recommend? My hair is straight & fine. TYIA
see post
NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi over60andfab,   It's a bit different from the Nick Chavez product - but I would suggest the Phytovolume Actif Volumizing Spray. This is a heat-activated spray so ... see post
Oily and flat hair
My hair is SUPER thin. I will shower in the morning and in about 6 hours it will become oily and lose all volume. Dry shampoo seems to do nothing for the oil control. I use Organix Biotin and Collagen volume shampoo and conditioner for the volume but it doesn't seem to have a big effect. What should I be using to help fix the oil and volume problems? 
see post
kevinbt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Katie0528! I would look into the Bumble and Bumble Pret-a-Powder! It's a texturizing/volumizing/oil absorbing powder that you sprinkle onto your scalp, let sit, and t... see post
Breaking hair
Hello,    I have always had fine, thin, straight hair however after my son was born my hair became very think and curly. An obvious result of prenatal vitamins and pregnancy hormones.    Since I stopped the prenatal vitamins I have noticed a big difference in my hair.  It's getting thinner again, and now more brittle.  Not that it matters but could - we moved east from Ca a year and a half ago.  Going from dry to very humid I noticed a lot of change with my hair.  Add in new stylist, the weather, different vitamins and heat/air conditioning all year round my hair is worked!    Currently I wash with a sulfur free shampoo, use Unite 7 seconds to help with tangles post shower. I used to use DermOrganics oil on my ends but ran out - I didn't like how quickly it would dry my hair. I tried Angel nourishing cream but that seemed like it did the opposite, made it more dry on the ends and frizzy.  One of the first ingredients - alcohol.     My roots get oily within a day or so - I'm washing every 2 days. My hair dryer is old and could be the issue.  Either way, I feel as though I may have to cut off inches in order to get my hair back to a healthy state unless there is a product that can help rebuild the hair from the bottom up.   Is there anything I can add to my regimen that will help with strengthen the hair shaft?   Thanks in advance for any advice or recommendations.
see post
NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hello jchristysb,   That sounds like a lot of changes for your hair! I agree that at this point it sounds beneficial to get a haircut. I would also recommend taking ... see post
Urgent Hair Nourishment/Growth Help Needed!
My oven just went up and flames and burnt all of my front hairs to a crisp. Thankfully, I'm fine, but my hair is not. The front hairs are basically all now an inch or less. Does anyone have any secret tips or products they know of to help hair grow back nourished and hopefully quick? I'm not looking to get romaine or anything like that but hopefully something extremely nourishing and moisturizing.    Any help/ advice will be greatly appreciated.   😰  
see post
Hair volumnizer
My hair is thin and flat. I blow dry it upside down, have tried several thickening sprays (Bumble and Bumble, John Frieda to name a few).  Everytime I try them it seems as though my roots just look greasier and I see no volume advantage.  Other than teasing the roots (which I end up doing often)- does anyone swear by a product that helps?
see post
BEAUTY PRO 4Ali4 / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
I've had good luck with ColorProof LiftIt Foam Mousse. I have been using the Bumble and Bumble Thickening Spray in conjunction with this, trying to spray away from the r... see post
Hair Color Recommendations
I need some help, I have always had black hair.  And I always color it black too at home with Wal-Mart brands (L'Oreal etc usually whats on sale).  I have never had any other color except black as my hair color.   I was recently doing some research and came across a hair color I got interested in, which is this Dark Cherry Black.   I was wondering what colors and brand to use to get that color?   I still want my hair color to originally look black, but with like some dark cherry black where you can see in the sunlight.  So I don't want to go full-on just Dark Cherry Black lol if that makes sense.   I definitely am not going to spend so much $$ to get it done at a salon.  It has to be reasonably priced like Walmart type brands.  I live in Canada so typically I get it from Walmart.   I also read online that people use Developers, but I have no idea what those are for and if I should look into that as well for a dark cherry black.   Any suggestions?  Please help!   If your a hairstylist, that would help even more!
see post
BEAUTY GURU ntailor / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Hi @sammiebaby, Hi Ok, so I found some box colors.  I found it on the John Frieda site.  One is the John Frieda 3VR Radiant Red Deep Cherry Brown and then my regular 2... see post
Has anyone used the Aveda Invati system?
I've searched through the BT threads and saw a few recommendations for this system, but no actual results or review of the system. I'm trying to address some hair concerns and have a few sample packs to try which I'm hoping will last 30 days. Does anyone have experience using this system? How did you like it? What results did you see and did it meet your expectations? Any information is appreciated.   Thanks!
see post
HALL OF FAMER jcmb / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
You're very welcome. I was happy to see a question I actually had some helpful info to report. Lol! Good luck with it. I wash several times a week but rotate my shampoo ... see post
How to get salon hair - silky AND bouncy?
I seem to be able to get one or the other but not both. When my stylist does my hair it's so silky yet full of bounce and body. I watch what she does and I use the same products but I can't get the same result, aarrgghhh!!!!!!!!!!!!! The only product she uses is Morrocan Oil's Root Boost and then blow dries it with a big round brush.   If I straighten my hair I get the soft silky texture that I love, but not the volume. If I dry it with a round brush, I get the volume, but the hair shaft isn't as silky.   Clearly this has something to do with her professional technique. I've been working at this for years and years without results.   Any ideas? 
see post
BEAUTY MASTER sammiebaby / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
Hi!  I've gotten this question a lot in my salon.  A round brush and a good blow dryer with the right products are the best way to get a salon quality blow out.  But asi... see post
At-Home Laser Hair Removal
Hey guys!    I'm wondering if any of you have tried laser hair removal at home using any of the devices and how successful it's been for you.   I personally have dealt with hair EVERYWHERE and since a very young age. It sort of sucks when your name rhymes with hairy ("Hairy Sherry") because it made elementary school very traumatizing. So I never believed that there could be an affordable option to reducing my hair. I researched quite a bit into home systems and finally purchased the me smooth about three months ago. I'm not kidding when the results amaze me; I've been brought close to tears at how much of a difference it's made in my daily life. Prior to that, I'd tried everything (shaving, waxing, tweezing, epilating). The only thing is I have yet to try it on my face (not only do I have large pores but I have very small hairs from most of the pores all over my face). Have any of you had experience with using any of the devices on the face? Any tips?   Thanks for reading!
see post
HALL OF FAMER kariyava / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I have used the Tria on my face.  I don't know about the device that you have, but be very careful (or avoid completely) using it near your eyes because it could cause d... see post
Advice for transitioners?
I am in no way shape or form comfortable with the "BIG CHOP" I do not want to cut off my hair although I'll trim the relaxed ends off. However I am transitioning out of relaxers. Its only been three months and its not easy with the thickness and the tangled edges. But can anyone give any advice on how to maintain it, and even some good products would be greatly appreciated.
see post
HALL OF FAMER irenet / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
So you're going from chemically relaxed hair to natural, good for you! I have the perfect product for you. I love Carol's Daughter hair products and I've been using the ... see post
Hair Mask vs. Deep Conditioner
This might be a stupid question... But I've read online that deep conditioning every few days can seriously help dry hair but I'm wondering if a product that's labeled a "hair mask" can be used as a deep conditioner, or if they are the same thing???
see post
SPECIAL GUEST surewould22 / SPECIAL GUEST SPECIAL GUEST / replied
Thanks, Laura! Do you think hair masks are too heavy for thin hair? see post
Severly Oily Hair
Hey All,   Need help with this one.  My father has such a greasy head that it leave stain's on the pillowcases.  I would love to know what I can recommend as far as shampoo for him and if there are any secrets.  He does not wash his hair everyday and uses a variety of shampoo's at the moment. I would like to give him something he can use that will alleviate this problem. Thanks!
see post
kevinbt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi jennrn74! I would have him try the Phyto Purifying Treatment Shampoo.  This shampoo is formulated for people with extremely oily hair and addresses the issue at the s... see post
Can argon oil be used with hair primer
I use an Argon or Moroccan oil on my hair after washing. If using a hair primer should I still use an oil and if so is the oil applied before or after the primer?
see post
BEAUTY SAVANT GennX / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
Last time I went in for my regular color and cut appointment I had my stylist lighten it - because of all the years I've been coloring it from blue black to red to brown... see post
living proof question
Can living proof products be used together?  I'm waiting to get my living proof curl travel kit and was wondering if the curl styling cream can be used in conjunction with my living proof restore targeted repair cream and the no frizz styling spray?
see post
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
They most certainly can! The LP products can most certainly be mixed and matched and used alongside one another, just be sure all the products being used are suited for ... see post
ReTress Shampoo/Conditioner
Does anyone know if ReTress Shampoo/Conditioner can be used for men?
see post
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
From ReTress' website (FAQ area):   Can men use the RETRESS system? RETRESS has been researched, formulated, and developed without compromise, specifically for women... see post
silicon hair elastic bands
I am looking for the Silicone elastic hair bands I used to buy from Sephora USA. Is this product still available and if yes is it also available at the Sephoras in EUROPE?
see post
kevinbt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi CarMav! It doesn't look like the Silicone Hair Bands are available anymore! We have hair ribbons and other ties, but I couldn't speak on behalf of Sephora Europe.  I ... see post
Brown brows black hair?!
I recently dyed my hair black, and I realized my Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade is in the shade "Chocolate." Do you guys think it'll be too light to match my black hair? I have quite a lot of product left and I don't want to buy another pomade. What do you guys think?
see post
HALL OF FAMER FireSpinner / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Lol My natural hair colour is brown and my brows are black lol see post
Which Curling Rod?
Hey everyone!! I'm trying to find a curling rod but I'm torn between Sulta - The Bombshell, Amika - The Switch Kit and T3 - Single Pass Whirl. Just wondering if what others use and their opinions, or if anyone has tried more then one of these and what you find works better. Or if you have any other suggestions!! Thanks
see post
HALL OF FAMER lovelykatya / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I love my sultra bombshell (I got the 1") - definitely was an investment for me, but I love it, been using it for over 3-4 years now :), cant be happier!!! see post
Any styling tools for getting bounce and body?
  I'm really incredibly lazy when it comes to my hair. I have very long fine hair with lots of chunky layers. It takes me 2 minutes to dry and 2 or 3 minutes to straighten and I'm done. I love that!!   However I would like to be able to style it with a bit more bounce and body. Not curls or waves. My stylist does it with HUGE Velcro rollers but I have zero interest in doing that. I was wondering if there was some kind of styling tool I can use instead of my straightening iron that can give me body?    Here re is a picture of my hair for reference just after my stylist used those Velcro rollers - I'd like to recreate this without rollers.   
see post
BEAUTY MASTER saturnwings / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
The from-wet tips here works great, but if you're looking to revive some volume with dry hair, try a texturizing product.  Big Sexy Hair (Big Sexy ... something?) has on... see post