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Hair on temples is very thin and short
A little hair history:   I have dry, coarse, color-treated hair. I maybe color my hair twice a year, never lifting, only depositing. I try to avoid heat tools unless I'm going out, in which I will use a heat protectant before flat-ironing. I was my hair every 3-4 days using a Lush shampoo bar to control my dandruff and Macadamia Oil conditioner.    In the past year my hair began to shed more than usual.I went to my doctor in which we did bloodwork...all coming back negative. A couple months prior I was given a foam treatment for psoriasis. I have since stopped using it because I noticed the hair loss after using the product. My doctor thought it was most likely stress and potentially a poor diet.    Now, my hair shedding has slowed down and appears to be normal, but I am noticing more than ever before that the hairs on my temples are significantly shorter than the rest of my hair, almost broken off. They are also much thinner. I don't wear my hair back, so I've ruled out breakage from wearing my hair back too tight.   Has anyone ever experienced this and/or found a solution?
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SPECIAL GUEST ostark / SPECIAL GUEST SPECIAL GUEST / replied
i have actually started eating healthier and my hair sheds much less, I just am not seeing much growth occurring in my temples where my hair is the thinnest. I think I'l... see post
Hair Help for Summer!
I need some help finding some good hair products for this summer!    About my hair:  - Medium thickness but with a full amount of hair  - Naturally wavy to straight  - It's color-treated  - Shoulder length    What I Need Help With:  - I'm going to be working as a zip-line tour guide this summer, meaning I'll be out in the sun a lot. Do I need UV protection for my hair? What products can give me that kind of protection  - I'm living on the beach this summer, I'll probably be in the water a lot, which can take a toll on hair. What products would I need to take care of hair that's been in and out of water a lot? - Recently, my scalp has been starting to be dry in small patches. Is this from using the same shampoo and conditioner for too long? What can I do to eliminate the dry patches other than just scrubbing hard? (Head & Shoulders had no effect when used on the spots, so I don't think it's "traditional" fungal dandruff)   Thanks in advance for your help! 
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BEAUTY BOSS mochi813 / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Using a mask sounds like solid advice, I'd prefer it if my hair didn't end up fried by the end of summer!    Thanks for the conditioner suggestions! I was actually loo... see post
hair products for fine, thin hair
I'm completely product-savvy when it comes to makeup and skincare but I'm totally lost when it comes to hair care and styling. I have super long hair, slightly past my breasts. It's pretty much all one length now.   Part of the problem is that I desperately need a cut and being 25 and being recently laid off and not having any money saved up is a problem. I wasn't expecting to get laid off. The decision came rather quickly as I thought we would be around at least another year before making that drastic of a decision. I haven't had a haircut in like 2 years.  The problem is that my mom is not willing to pay for a haircut unless she likes it. And she does not like the idea of me having "alternative" hair. And honestly the style I picked isn't even that anti-conformist so what the heck is the problem. I wanted it cut shorter with layers, possibly with bangs. I had a few ideas about color: 1) blonde in the back, black bangs and front sides 2) half blonde half black, like cruella deville lol with no bangs and I'm sure I had plenty more ideas somewhere. Three months ago she said she would schedule an appointment when she's free. She said not waste her money on hair dye and bleach and so I didn't because I thought I'd get my hair cut. It never happened. She wanted me to hopefully change my mind about the hairstyle and colour I wanted. This turned into a bit of a rant but it's really annoying having long hair in the summer and I'm about ready to take scissors and trim it. Not going to lie, I got fed up and did it before when i was 16. It was a crooked mess but it actually made her move and do it since she was so embarrassed to go out in public with me.   So gah. My hair is super fine, thin and looks greasy as heck on day 2. It's all one length so I can't even do anything with it other than put it up and pretend like it's not there. I was wondering what kind of hair care products would be good for my hair type as well as for styling for whenever I actually do manage to get a haircut or cut my own **bleep** hair. So what's good in the shampoo/conditioner/dry shampoo/styling products/hair spray/etc?   P.S. While I'm here I might also be looking for a good black hair dye and bleach. And products for maintaining a white blonde colour. I've dyed my hair black in the past and there's one L'Oreal product that works great. I forget the name but I know what the box looks like. I've had friends bleach my hair in the past but I don't remember what they used and I don't talk to them anymore. So I'm not sure what products are good for bleaching and maintaining bleached hair. If I ever do get there, I'm just wondering what good products are to maintain the colour.   Here's some sample photos of what I want: images taken from google     Spoiler (Highlight to read)   Spoiler (Highlight to read) ^-- Like this or the blonde and black reversed. Not sure yet.   Spoiler (Highlight to read) Spoiler (Highlight to read) ^-- this kind of blonde.  still determining bangs vs no bangs.
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BEAUTY BUFF Timelesskdd / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
The best product I have found to add volume to my very fine hair is Marc Anthony's hair cream.  You can find it on Amazon and it is less than 20 dollars.  Makes a big di... see post
Teenage thinning hair
Hello all,  I'm looking for some help with my hair. It is long and wavy, and up until recently, was fairly thick. Within the past year or so I have noticed a ton of shedding and hair loss in the shower. My hair is about half the thickness it used to be and my scalp has become very sensitive. I'm only 18 so aging is definitely not a factor. I don't use any form of heat (curling, straightening, blow drying), have never colored my hair, and haven't had any major lifestyle changes recently that could cause this. I've heard it could be caused by stress but I am a very laid back person and the only stress I've felt is over the fact that all my hair is falling out. I've been taking biotin, a multi vitamin, and fish oil for the past few years. I also have been trying to use shampoos without sulfates for the past year or two. Any help is appreciated! 
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HALL OF FAMER DiVWA / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I agree with those who said you should see a doctor and get a full blood workup. Could be thyroid, low Vitamin D, or something else. see post
Going back to waxing today
I last posted about my battles with shaving unwanted hair on my face.  Well, today I'm going to go back to waxing.  The only thing is, I'm wondering how it will be when growing out again?  Will my concealer keep the new growths hidden until they are the minimum length to be removed?  I have some Poetic Wax leftover from when I used to use it on a regular basis, so I'm crossing my fingers that I can be somewhat hair free especially for this weekend when I'm at the race!  It looks like the forecast is going to be filled with rain, and that's not ideal for having to conceal all this darn hair!  Thoughts??
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SPECIAL GUEST kittygirl529 / SPECIAL GUEST SPECIAL GUEST / replied
The verdict thus far: my lip was ok, but barely anything from my chin came off!  Sighhhh.  I guess that means I'm dealing with all ingrowns:-(.  see post
Very dry curly Hair!
So I have very thin curly/wavy hair, but its super dry !!! I only straighten it once a week and I either have it curly with a gel or in a bun. I rarely dye my hair, my hair is brown and I have never bleached it either. Does anyone know a good brand to restore back my very dull hair?  Please Help!!!
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BEAUTY MAVEN MrsBMasters / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
I noticed that gel makes my hair even more dry. I started using a hair mask with coconut oil and Jose Maran Argan oil and have noticed a huge difference. Also, how often... see post
Upcoming surgery next month, dry shampoo recommendations?
Hello all, I am having a hip replaced next month which will be welcome because I haven't been able to leave my house since Feb. It's a long story but I have a sublexed, deformed and arthritic hip that needs to be replaced and I have to wait for a specialized surgeon because of my Cerebral Palsy.    Ok now for the beauty question. Have quite oily hair and won't be able to shower for a week after the surgery so does anyone have Dry Shampoo recommendations? Yes, I know I will be able to have Sponge baths.   You all have given me much enjoyment this past months! Love being a part of this community!        
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HALL OF FAMER AmyC / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Thank you all for your recommendations! Thank you all for your positive thoughts and wishes as well! I have a fantastic doctor so I feel great about it! see post
Recommendations for a product that will keep my straightened ends from curling in humid weather?
My hair is naturally curly in the back, wavy on the sides, and straight in the front (It used to be stick straight but seems to be getting curlier as I age).  It straightens nicely, so I blow it out to style.  My issue is that on super humid days, or when I'm at the beach, my ends will curl up - just my ends.  I'm looking for a product that will block the humidity and keep those ends straight.  I've been eyeing Alterna Anti-Humidity Hairspray - it seems to have favorable reviews.  Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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ZannaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi AmandaAB,   I would highly recommend Living Proof's Straight Spray. This stuff is AWESOME! This product contains a unique formula which contains aerosolized Polyf... see post
Hair product recommendations for rebellious hair
I am having some serious issues with my hair lately. It's very humid and hot where I live and if I try to flat iron my hair it gets wavy, but if I try to curl it it goes stick straight within an hour. It's like it wants to do the opposite of whatever I want it to do. I've tried so many products and nothing works! My hair is slightly wavy and very fine and thin. Please recommend something that will help this mess I'm working with!
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BEAUTY PRO Tracib1981 / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
lol I live in Louisiana, so i know your struggle! I cut all mine off, which i now regret! I use It's a 10 leave in miracle, i also use beauty protectant oil. I am not su... see post
Flat Iron for thick curly hair
I have long, thick, curly hair and I can't seem to find a good flat iron that actually works on my hair.
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t3hair / FRESH FACE / replied
I would recommend the T3 SinglePass X. I have thick curly hair and this flat iron has a wider plate to hold more hair than your average flat iron. I also use it the next... 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.
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BEAUTY MAVEN MelindaAH / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
I bought a Solia a few years back and I love it. It's lasted much longer than I thought and I managed to get it on sale for a great price. see post
PhytoRelaxer for Kids?
Hello all! I'm wondering, if anyone knows if the PhytoRelaxer is okay to use on children's hair? I know normal relaxers aren't recommended for them due to the damage they can cause, the lye, etc. but since Phyto is so natural, I was wondering if it could or would do the same type of damage that a lye relaxer would? My daughter has extremely thick, kinky hair (probably about 4a/4b) and wants her hair straight - I'd never use a normal relaxer on her but am hoping that this would be safe enough to use (she's 10, by the way). Any personal experiences or advice would be greatly appreciated
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HALL OF FAMER tessie84 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I agree with lylysa -- you should check with Phyto directly. My mom put a relaxer in my hair when I was very young. It was designed for kids, and my hair still fell out.... see post
good replacement for Wen
I need a recommendation for a replacement shampoo for Wen. I love the Wen products - it makes my fine hair look great and the couple of places where my hair wigs out and won't lay right settles right down and does what it should. I even started growing new hair. Problem is, I've developed an allergy to something in Wen -I think its one of the preservatives, long name starting with an 'm'.  Any suggestion on something that will not weigh my hair down, but still hydrate and nourish?
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
If you're a fan of conditioning washes, or co-washes, give Briogeo's Be Gentle, Be Kind Avocado + Quinoa Co-Wash a try:   Co-washes operate on a ratio that's more ... see post
Shampoo for greasy scalp and dry frizzy ends
I dye my hair a lot and now my ends of my hair are very dry and frizzy and the top is greasy. Ive always had greasy hair even before dying it but now my ends are starting to get dry and frizzy. Also brushing my hair makes it super frizzy. What is a good shampoo/conditioner that I can use to help this?
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Though tea tree is a great ingredient to help purify the scalp and face oil, the PM shampoo does contain sulfates. With washing hair daily it's possible that the frequen... see post
Bikini Wax to Lessen Razor Bumps
I've been considering waxing for a long time, but feel very unsure about it. I'd like to just start with the basic bikini wax (everything that would show out of a swimsuit - sides and top).   I get INTENSE razor bumps after shaving and nothing I've tried helps. They get so itchy and painful no matter what kind of clothing I wear after or how many lotions/creams I put on (so you can imagine the embarrassment of swimming or "playing" after shaving, it just sucks). Has anyone cured their razor bumps with bikini waxes?   I read really positive things about how it lessens hair growth over time, but I'd love to hear from my Sephora ladies thank you!
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BEAUTY WHIZ KayM12 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Stop shaving now. Never shave that area ever again. I recommend hard waxing. If you live in the US, I recommend going to the European Wax Center or somewhere to get it d... see post
Make my hair dry faster
I have very thick hair and it takes a very long time to blow dry my hair. I need some sort of spray or balm to put in it to make this process go faster. I know it's out there I just don't know what it's called or where to find it. I was hoping sephora would have something I'm looking for but I can't seem to come up with anything. I don't have the time to let my hair dry naturally. Thank you.
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IT GIRL IAMNEONE / IT GIRL IT GIRL / replied
I have long, thick hair that holds on to a lot of moisture when wet. I usually wring out my hair with my hands after washing and wrap a clean/dry towel around the hair a... see post
Fried hair. Help!
So, I usually have really healthy hair. I don't wash but maybe every 3 days. It's medium length. It's fine but I have a lot of it. I blow it dry and flat iron my bangs. It is color treated. For some reason, whether it was the crappy hair dryer I was using, or product I've been using, my hair is fried. I have tons of broken baby hairs on the top of my head. I have finally got my bangs to grow back out but they are a bit crispy. Any suggestions? I don't usually like heavy, creamy shampoos because it weighs my hair down and makes it greasy, at least near the temples. Help!
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BEAUTY BOSS k617 / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Do you use a heat protectant at all on your hair before blow drying and flat ironing? If not I would highly suggest one, plus a hair oil/serum as others have suggested a... see post
Sultra bombshell v. Sedu curling iron
I'd like to buy a clipless curling iron.  I've seen good reviews for both of these but would like to hear from someone who's tried both as to what the pros and cons of each are. Thanks!
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HALL OF FAMER lovelykatya / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I absolutely LOVE my Sultra bombshell !! it holds the curs amazingly  especially with my long hair :) see post
NuMe vs KQC Flat Iron
I am looking into a new flat iron and have heard great things about the KQC Flat Iron and things about NuMe too.  I was leaning more towards the KQC at first, but then when I saw many beauty youtube guru's using NuMe, it made me think again.    Just wondering which one is better or if both are just the same? Any tips on which one to get? Any pros and cons?    
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SCENE QUEEN phyllisj8 / SCENE QUEEN SCENE QUEEN / replied
I’d recommend Karmin! :) see post
Thick Hair
Hi, I have thick hair coarse Indian hair  and I LOVE it. But I always end up getting split ends at the bottom and I HATE IT. Any advice on how to treat split ends without having to cut them? I LOVE my hair and I want to grow it out! I would appreciate the advice.
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Unfortunately there's no way to reverse split ends once they occur. Though there are "mending" products on the market, these only offer temporary fixes by working with c... see post
Hair Oil: Am I doing something wrong?
I've been experimenting with hair oils/deep conditioner the past couple months because the front of my hair REFUSES to grow. I've completely taken away heat all together for about a month now and I've seen a little bit of improvement but nothing drastic. My confusion however has to do with the after effect of the hair oil (i.e. Organix Smooth Hydration Aragon Oil & Shea Butter) After I put it in, whether it be at the ends, all over, while it's damp, right out of the shower (I've tried everything) it never fails to feel 10x dryer than it did before. I can't even run my hands through it. It has this gum-like feeling. It's hard to explain. Has anyone else experienced something like this? If so, how did you fix it?
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HALL OF FAMER SydBristow / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
lylysa you are the best!  Love your input! see post
Shampoo for adding volume
I have fine, thinning hair that is color treated. I am looking for a new shampoo/conditioner, any suggestions? Thanks!
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BEAUTY GURU Askenjuri / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
You don't really want volumizing, you want thickening.  Volumizers strip your hair, just slightly, so it's not weighed down.  If you color, or if your hair is already th... see post
Red to Dark Brown
A couple of months ago, I went and got copper strips in my hair. I had never dyed my hair before and was very upset with the job so I bought a box dye of intense black red (or something similar) and it just developed a red sheen on top of my hair.  I want to dye my hair dark again, but will that get rid of the strips?
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BEAUTY MAVEN barbieletdown / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
depends how dark you're dying your hair... if you're planning on going black then yes... if you're just going to put brown on top, it is highly unlikely unless you use w... see post
TERRIBLE Salon dye job!!
OK ladies. This story could take a long time, but i am gonna condense it down. I went to a new hair dresser to get my highlights touched up. I have a brown base and I had some pretty blonde highlights. I tend to say- I want Gemma Teller hair, for my SOA fans out there! Anywho. Well to make a long story short, she left me with some orange patches. I went back to get her to tone it, and lo and behold, MY WHOLE HEAD WAS BROWNISH! REDDISH. COPPERISH. GREENISH. The blonde strands have a green cast, and the rest of it is just multi colored. Now it doesn't look as bad as i think it does, but it looks BAD. Any recs on what i can do to try and even it out? She won't even return my texts
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BEAUTY PRO Tracib1981 / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
I have tried to reschedule with her, but either she was leaving work, or going to be off, or something. And she will never be going near me again, that is a promise. And... see post
Which Living Proof should I try?
I have coarse-thin hair that is pretty damaged due to bleaching & heat styling. Two biggest struggles are lack of volume & really dead-looking, unmanageable ends. Not sure if I should try the restore or full line, or maybe even the PHD...any suggestions from those who have used them??
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, JColeman22!   My suggestion would be to focus on restoring (no pun intended) hair to a healthy state with the Restore line. As volume and body can be added as an "... see post
Products for fine, curly, dry hair?
Recently, I was told that my individual hair strands are very fine making them easy to weigh down.    I had never considered this before, because I have a lot of hair, it's curly, and I've always struggled with moisturizing the ends. So I'd never considered that my hair could also be fine at the same time.  So I'm looking for hair products to help. The water in my area is extremely hard, and it's doing a number on my hair. But when I use heavier moisturizers my hair looks greasy and loses volume.  I have no idea what to do!
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HALL OF FAMER sparklekai / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
i can 3rd deva curl products!! my hair is very similar to what you described and these products make a world of difference.     i was my hair once a week (usually sund... see post
Help! Damaged, dry hopeless hair
I have colored my hair dark for years but decided to try and bring it back to my natural color (light brown) and put my faith in a salon who completely damaged my hair, changing the texture, health, etc. by completely bleaching my entire head and letting it sit for hours. Never in my years of coloring had I experienced such damage and never personally knew the damaging effects of bleach until this. Now over a year and a few months since I had the horrible bleach experience, I feel as if my hair just continues to break and split no matter what I do. I haven't even touched my color since (even though it is torture) because I just am dying to see improvements in my hair health and feel. I have looked everywhere online for tips and have tried everything and spent hundreds on products and nothing has helped. I use sulfate-free shampoo and only wash my hair a few times a week and am wondering if anyone has had an experience like this and have any helpful tips or products they have used that have made a difference. I know bleach damaged grows out over time, I am just frustrated because I feel as if I should feel like my hair has made some healthy progress since it has been a year since the bleach. Please if anyone has any input or advice I would be so grateful! 
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HALL OF FAMER heartsmyface / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
A good hair oil will do wonders for the feel of dry damaged hair if you aren't ready to cut it off yet.   Damaged hair is not going to improve, but you can coat it to ma... see post
Help! my hair is completely fried!
  I normally use a GHD but the one I had for 2 years died, and I purchased the classic flat iron. The quality wasn't there so I decided to try something new and purchased the T3 single pass.    I tried it the minute I got home on dry hair with heat protector on from the morning.  It made "schh" sound but honestly, I thought it was their technology.. but then my hair started smelling funny and the iron started "steaming" (this is on the lowest level of heat too)   when I washed my hair the next morning, my hair was soo fried and damaged that I couldn't even comb through. I wore deep conditoning treatment for 2 hours, washed it, still the same. This morning, I put on conditioner on my entire hair... and still nothing is different.. no improvement whatsoever.   If its just the ends, I would just cut it off, but its the entire outer layer of the entire length...   In Korea, there is such thing called "Repair magic straightening" that I don't think reverse the damage, but mask it.. is there something similar? or is there anything I can do?  
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BEAUTY MASTER stefanieee / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
:( I am really sorry to hear about that. I know it sucks, I am waiting for my hair to grow and cut that chunk of fried hair off. I hope your hair will recover soon. Best... see post
What Do You Do With Your Hair Before Bed??
I have lots of hair (as pictured but some of it is behind my back lol and it is tame and wavy due to bumble and bumble curl calming cream otherwise it would be a poofy curly nest. lol) and I am prone to headaches and migraines. I cannot for the ;life of me sleep with anything in my hair so i leave it out at night and wake up sweating to death and with a tangles mess. I am not sure if there is a solution since I have so much hair and I don't mind waking up sweaty because it is better than waking up with a terrible headache. Just curious to know what your bedtime hair routine is.    
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HALL OF FAMER StephaniLynn / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I can't even begin to explain how much I can relate! lol I can't sleep in my comfy pj pants anymore or I feel like a sweaty mess. And my comforter has long gone I only... see post
Need Blowdryer & Diffuser Combo (for wavy/curly hair) - maybe ionic? light? quiet?
Need recommendations on a blowdryer and diffuser combo for naturally wavy hair.  I'm looking to maximize my natural wave/curl, and I have very long hair.    I tried the Deva deryer & Diffuser combo but I'm not loving it. For the price ($160) it's not light or quiet.  And while I LIKE the Deva diffuser OK, the dryer doesn't seem to make my hair particularly shiny like other previous ionic dryers did.   Additionally, while I get this is a risk with any dryer: the Deva dryer seems to magically keep sucking my hair into the intake/fan/motor part on the back like no other!  Seriously, this used to happen once in a great while with my other drugstore (gasp) dryers, but since I got this one it's multiple times a session and I have to cut my hair to free it.  Sigh.  I'm contorting to make sure to keep my hair away from the intake as I'm drying but it's getting ridiculous.   Do you have a favorite dryer or diffuser for your curly or wavy hair?  Anything that seems powerful enough to dry the hair, benefits from ionic or other neat technology, or something you love because it's light or quiet?  What else do you look for in a dryer? Diffuser advice welcome too!   Thanks!        
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BEAUTY CELEB pattyj / BEAUTY CELEB BEAUTY CELEB / replied
try the deva curl clips and dry at roots with devacurl dryer,  and if you have time,  air dry.  I don't dry the ends of my hair but the scalp area and this works.  At ni... see post