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Need hair coloring advice please
I initially requested ombre highlights with a "funky" color.  The salon I went to told me the only way to do this was to bleach the hair first, then to color.  I agreed accept the highlights came out looking more like two giant skunk stripes.  I also had to re-color my hair weekly because the color kept fading from a deep plum to a washed out pink/red.  It drove me nuts so I decided to do something natural and permanent. I went to a different salon and they assured me that my hair would not be further damaged.  I had more highlights put in with bleach to blend out the thick stripes and then color was applied over the lightened hair. That washed out after 2 shampoos and my hair is completely damaged.  I'm so confused because I thought permanent hair color would not wash out, let alone in just 2 washes!  Did I get ripped off?  Also, is there a way to color hair without bleaching first? Thank you!!!
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
If you're looking to color the lighter/bleached portions of your hair a shade that's only 2-3 shades lighter than your own natural color versus opting for a more wild or... see post
Shampoo & Conditioner for Dry Hair?
My current L'Oreal shampooo & conditioner are almost out and I'm looking to get something that will actually help my hair look better. I've tried many hair products over the years, but have never fallen in love with anything.   My hair is a little longer than shoulder-length and very thick. It's pretty dry and I have a lot of frizz and static, as you've probably noticed in my WCC photos. I've never dyed my hair so I don't need any products for color-treated hair. You should probably also know that I use Neutrogena's T-Gel shampoo about 2-3 times a week for my seborrheic dermatitis.   Here are a few of the S&C I've tried: Bumble and bumble Thickening - I've bought this before and it did nothing for my hair. Alterna Bamboo Shine - also wasn't impressed with this one. Carol's Daughter Monoi - really liked this and it foamed a lot for a sulfate-free shampoo which was great. I only had a foil packet though so I'm not sure how I would like it after multiple uses  Ideally I would like to find a S&C without sulfates and parabens.   Do you have any recommendations on what I should use to help my dry and frizzy hair?
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littletinibelz / NEWCOMER / replied
is show pure beauty products good? It is expensive but I am willing to spend money if it is a good product for my hair,a good investment. see post
A replacement for Wen?
I LOVED Wen, but I see Sephora no longer carries it.  Is there a replacement for it that works like it does?  I have never been as happy with my hair as I have been with Wen, so I'd love to find something very similar.
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Tsiatalas / RISING STAR / replied
I liked the ease of picking it up when needed at a local Sephora.   see post
Dupes for Arrojo Hydro Mist?
And tbh, what is this mist anyways? Is it like a conditioning spray...? 
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HALL OF FAMER Insomniacmuffin / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I don't know a dupe, but if you found one please do share @fionagurls   Here is what I found on Arrojo's website about their product..   "Dry, stressed hair makes st... see post
Looking for products to add texture to straight fine hair
I have such straight fine hair that never wants to do anything!  I'm looking for products to add volume/texture to my hair that makes it more lively, rather than so dull and boring!   Any suggestions would be wonderful!
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MariekeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @Klarkowskil,   If you're looking for something to add texture I would recommend Drybar Triple Sec 3-in-1, Bumble and bumble Surf Spray, or Living Proof Full Dry ... see post
Thinking about getting my hair cut. Does anyone know a good place in Birmingham?
Been thinking about getting my hair cut for a while now but don't know any good salons. Any suggestions??? Thinking about getting this hairstyle...!  
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BEAUTY MAVEN Butterfly505 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
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Curly hair salons available
Just an FYI for curly hair girlies. They have curl bars popping up in many places that specialize with curls and help you figure out the right hair cut, tools!  
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HALL OF FAMER Insomniacmuffin / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
that's pretty cool @curvygirly I feel like we have all been blown-out to death and it's time for the curl to rise again!! see post
Do you think professional/salon shampoos and conditioners are actually worth it?
Hello all!   I have been using drugstore shampoo/conditioners, nothing expensive or too fancy for pretty much my whole life. I have tried more expensive shampoos/conditioners but have never seen a significant change in my hair to fork over the extra money. It's funny because I spend a lot on styling products, but cringe for some reason over the high prices of salon shampoos! I think it's just because I want to make sure they actually do something for me. Do you all think that the higher end shampoo and conditioners are actually worth it? If so what do you like? Or what do you like from drugstores?   I have very thick, wavy, blonde hair that I wash 2-3 a week. Would love any recommendations!
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HALL OF FAMER HoneydewK / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
@Shan1216My two favorites are moroccan oil moisture one (brown rim vs orange) and pink one from Amos professional (not sure if the brand is available in the U.S.). I thi... see post
Q. hair does not curl with curling iron
I have a Babyliss 1 inch curling iron.  I have medium to thick hair....and right now it's about sitting on my shoulders (length of my hair).  It's an angled bob but has grown out a little since I got it cut in October.    I have had this curling iron for a while....but when I use it to curl, it doesn't seem to curl!  I use the Tresemme Heat Protectant prior to and I use hairspray as well....I don't get what I may be doing wrong.  It has heat settings and it doesn't matter which heat setting I put it on....it still doesn't seem to curl at all.   I tried doing it today, but it just didn't work!  So I ended up using my straightener to do it.  I feel like I wasted money on buying this curler and I've seen so many youtube gurus I watch online have the exact same curler and theirs curls great and properly.  But for me it just doesn't work....is it because my hair is shorter?  Oh and also, I don't own hot rollers so that is not even an option at all...lol   Any suggestions??? What do I do???
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SPECIAL GUEST kaelaaamorgaan / SPECIAL GUEST SPECIAL GUEST / answered
A. i use a curling wand! it's not the same radius around the whole wand, which makes curls have a different look to them, as well as giving you the option to wrap your hair... see post
All Things Blonde!
A place for all who love blonde hair! Share anything & everything about your hair. Your fave products, hair care routine, & how you keep brassiness at bay!
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HALL OF FAMER sierrafallon / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hiya! Toner makes all the difference! I love my hair so much right now!  It's a little silver but it supposed to wash out a little. I'm so excited about it and I think... see post
Q. hairstyle recommendations for prom
hey all, i have long, thick, blonde hair and i need some ideas for hairstyles for prom! I don't want to go all up but i definitely dont want to wear it all down. please share pictures of hairstyles that are sort of half up/half down types so i can get some ideas of what I want to do. thanks! PS-Here's a few pictures of me to go off of what you think would look best<3 and here is the dress(: it will be sewn together in the middle so it's a one piece dress, and i'm not sure what types of accessories i want 
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Thanks for sharing pics of your dress, it's gorgeous!   I think the hairstyles that JaneanBT added below could definitely correspond well with your gown. You may even... see post
curls won't hold
my curls will not hold for the life of me. I have the T3 whirl trio. I prep my hair with Bumble and bumble invisible oil primer and B+B  flexible hold hairspray, and I also add a bit more spray when I'm done and my curls still fall out by the end of the day. It's so frustrating! Any tips on what other products to use that won't make my hair crunchy from hairspray?
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BEAUTY MAVEN SusantheCeliac / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
usually day old. i normally let my hair air dry after applying B+B invisible oil primer, and it dries straight, with maybe a very slight wave.  see post
Shampoo and Conditioner
Looking for shampoo and conditioner for color treated hair. Thick. Wavy at times. Would prefer products free of parabens , sulfate,etc. Needs to give hair shine and protection from damage.       I also also flat iron my hair most days- so damage from that.    Thanks !
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I would recommend Alterna's Caviar Anti-Aging Replenishing Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner to tackle color-treated strands by combating fading, providing protection fro... see post
HELP! SENSITIVE SCALP!!
Hi, Everyone!  Does anyone have a recommendation for a shampoo/conditioner for sensitive scalp?  I've tried the "Jason" products and so far, they've worked well (and are affordable!), but feel that they're not the best for my hair.  I was also looking at the "Human+Kind" products, on the Sephora website...any feedback about these or any other products??  Thanks!!!
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HALL OF FAMER ChicDabbler / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Have you tried L'occitane shampoos? I tried Aromachologie repairing and it was super gentle and made my hair super silky/soft, but since I have oily scalp the  Aromachol... see post
Best products for extreme hair loss?
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!     
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Emedsretail / FRESH FACE / replied
If You had hair loss problem. Try to use some natural remedy solution. Consult your doctor. Few people use the medicine like Generic Propecia for hair loss..for buy the... see post
Invisibobble leaves dents in my hair!!
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.
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BEAUTY BRAINIAC AJen27 / BEAUTY BRAINIAC BEAUTY BRAINIAC / replied
I find if I wrap them too tightly they will leave dents. For example, two wraps is ok for me but if I wrap them three times it seems to be too tight. Also, if there is s... see post
DevaCurl Issues!
I started using DevaCurl No Poo and One Condition in early January and used it until about a week ago. My hair was gorgeous but I wasn't able to get my hair really clean and developed some crazy dandruff which I've NEVER had a problem with before. I also noticed that I was shedding more hair than I was used to and that my hair seemed to be thinning a little. The shedding seem to get worse and that is the main reason that I stopped using it. When I switched back to Ogx coconut curls I was no longer shedding like crazy. Has anyone else had either of these issues while on these products? 
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BEAUTY WHIZ greeneyedgirl107 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I didn't like the No-Poo at all, but still use the One Condition.  Maybe try reading Lorraine Massey's book for overall curl care.  I thought it was great. see post
How to get a high ponytail that STAYS
So I see tutorials on how to create gorgeous high ponytails with volume. I can not seem to master this.  When I pin the poof it always falls flat within seconds and the ponytail always sinks down and doesn't stay high.  Any advice?  I've seen stylist videos where they use this tool where it's like a hair band with bobby pins on the side. I'm so curious about this.    Thanks in advance
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BEAUTY WHIZ greeneyedgirl107 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I got the Invisibobble from Sephora and it works like a charm! see post
Dry shampoo for red colored hair
I have seen many threads about dry shampoos and which are best for different scalp and hair type, but haven't found anything regarding thin, color treated, especially red hair.  If anyone has a recommendation I would love to hear it, including pointing me to an earlier conversation a missed.  Thanks for your time. 
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BEAUTY WHIZ greeneyedgirl107 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
So glad you had a chance to read my reply!  What you want to do is to use the dry shampoo the night before your hair will get greasy.  So, if you wash your hair on Sun a... see post
Synthetic Tape-Ins
Is there synthetic tape-in hair extensions available? I have some ethical issue with the regular extensions and am even more so grossed out by the wearing some poor person's hair aspect :/
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BEAUTY MAVEN XShedenX / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
The women and children sacrificing their hair are extremely poor yet see none of the money for their sacrifice. Their ignorance is getting taken advantage of by a big in... see post
If anyone have tips/advice on how I can achieve this EXACT hair style I would appreciate it so so much!!! Products,Tools, Etc. Thank you :)
BEAUTY CONNOISSEUR GirlGetGlamorou / BEAUTY CONNOISSEUR BEAUTY CONNOISSEUR / replied
That is amazing info in the other reply!  If you are looking for a good brand of hair extensions, try  "girlgetglamorousHAIR" extensions.  They are super silky and thick... see post
Hair Extensions
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
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BEAUTY CONNOISSEUR GirlGetGlamorou / BEAUTY CONNOISSEUR BEAUTY CONNOISSEUR / replied
Try "girlgetglamorousHAIR" extensions.  They are remy hair and double drawn, which means thick from top to bottom!   see post
Need routine for 3a curly hair
I have long, thick 3a hair that I really can't stand managing. My curls tend to be dry, frizzy, and undefined. Oddly, when I wear it straight it looks shiny and healthy. I've worn my hair in a wet top-knot for the last three months due to the heat and humidity and amount of time required to style my hair straight. Additionally, I wear a surgical hat all day; it leaves me no motivation to "do" my hair. I'd like to find a routine that allows me to style by diffusing or air-drying and will last 2 days with products that refresh curls. I can't skip washing more than one day since I have an oily scalp. I'm using Lush Curly Whirly shampoo but am open to a new conditioner. For me, Lush American Cream was lackluster. I prefer a conditioner that I can feel providing more slip and detangling. I've tried so many that feel like I put nothing on my hair. I've also tried DevaCurl, Ouidad (albeit, not all), and B & B styling products...all were disappointing. I prefer not to individually wind all my curls...considering my hair is under a hat all day anyway. I just hate looking homeless when I take it off. I know I'm asking a lot here  
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SPECIAL GUEST Jswerb / SPECIAL GUEST SPECIAL GUEST / replied
Hi! I'm in your same boat with the same hair type and my length is just below the shoulder. I have trouble finding products that give me 2 days worth of hold. I work in ... see post
Dyson Hairdryer vs GHD Air Hair Dryer
Debating on which one to get, anyone have either and can give me their opinion on it? And yes, I do know it's like a $200 price difference, and yes I know it is an expensive purchase (hah...)
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HALL OF FAMER Nicrohr / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Thanks for this super in depth review! see post
color treated frizzy hair
Which is better for color treated frizzy hair...Living proof No Frizz or Living Proof Perfect Day shampoo and conditioner?
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SIGHTSEER tigrlady / SIGHTSEER SIGHTSEER / replied
Thanks, Marieke,your response has been very helpful. I will try Living Proof No frizz. see post
IGK Live Hair Consultation on 3/22
I am excited to announce our first ever Live Hair Consultation on BeautyTalk! Mark your calendars because this Wednesday, 3/22 from 10 am - 2 pm PST, the founders of IGK will be on BeautyTalk answering all of your hair questions.    This probably sounds similar to Live Chats and that's because it is. The difference is that Live Consultations are personalized to your hair and much longer than a Live Chat (FOUR hours). Because everyone's hair is different, we are encouraging participants to upload a photo of their hair along with their question. What we want is for you to feel like you're getting the (virtual) salon treatment so show them your hair and tell them about your hair type and hair goals for the best advice! The Founders of IGK are a group of four talented hairstylists who really know their stuff so they  can help you master your frizz, give tips on curling your hair or even give advice on the right cut for your face shape.      Be sure to follow the link below this Wednesday, 3/22! We'll be live from 10 am - 12 pm PST:  http://community.sephora.com/t5/Ask-The-Experts/Li ve-Hair-Consultation-with-IGK/m-p/2727916   See you there!  
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Head's up the link to the chat thread is posted above. This thread is merely to announce there will be a chat.    The chat thread is currently closed but will be open ... see post
So, Violet or Grey?
I've just recently cut my hair for random reasons, and I've added a little touch of grey to it, which I really liked, I want to do the whole thing a greyish tone, or maybe a light lavender grey tone. Yes, or no?
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, ShawneeDawn!   Since more wild and unconventional hair colors tend to be semi-permanent, applying a touch of lavender to the existing grey you currently have would... see post
Hair product on website
Hi there, I have very wavy/curly hair and a salon stylist recommended Chi Turbo Hair dryer that has a diffuser attached. I am having trouble finding it but I found a website that sells itbut I am reluctant. Does it look too good to be true? Thank you in advance
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, curvygirly!      I don't have any experience with the site you're referencing; however, I will say that it's layout is highly suspicious there is no webpage ov... see post
fine breaking hair
I had two balayage treatments 4 months apart and my hair has been breaking at the mid shaft since then.  My hair is fine and straight and my hair was lightened with bleach. I rarely use heat styling and use a UV protectant spray and Marrakesh oil after showering. I shampoo/condition every 2-3 days with Joico's KPak Colour Therapy shampoo and conditioner.  I need advice on a leave in conditioner or other treatment to help my hair stop breaking!    Thanks!
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ShowBeauty BRAND STAFF / BRAND STAFF BRAND STAFF / replied
Hello,   Our Sublime Repair Treatment Mask deeply nourishes and strengthens chemically treated hair. It contains Multi-faceted Proteins which help to build strengt... see post
is lace wig safe for daily use?
am planning to get hair lace wig since i have light hair and i want long curly look, for daily use for long duration. what is your recommendation? is it safe? does it affect my real hair? also can i swim in it? which ones/sites you recommend?
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, sandrakaw!   A lace front wig when worn properly to its means will require adhesive, typically such as spirit gum, to be applied to keep the delicate lace material... see post