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
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 am in need of a new routine for my naturally curly hair. I am using DevaCurl but my hair is fine, flat, limp and oily. I am looking for increased volume and hold without being left grimy or sticky. I have been looking at the new IGK products but am not sure what would work. Thanks in advance!
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 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!!
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 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.
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?
I am looking for a drugstore leave-in conditioner/hair mask to use once a week for long, thick hair. Because my hair is not particularly dry or damaged, I thought the average leave-in treatment would be fine, but I tried a sample of Briogeo Don't Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask and it had no effect. I haven't been able to find any recommendations online for products for my hair type, and I'd hate to buy something that I won't use. I just want my hair to be soft and shiny!
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 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 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?
My hair is very thick, medium length, and has been color treated many times. I live in Nevada, and as a result, if I let my hair air dry, it is dry as straw and fluffy, no matter what leave-in conditioner I use. But when I go to humid places like San Francisco or New Orleans, suddenly my hair has perfect curls like I used a waving wand. Is there a product I can use to get this effect at home? This is my hair in Nevada, on a good day: And this is my San Francisco hair I'm fairly young, if that helps anyone answer this question. Thank you!
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!
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?
Hi! I have short hair, a longish pixie ( a little shorter than how Victoria Beckham used to have it) and want to make it look wavy to give it more texture. I would love to use a curling iron but most of the barrels are too big. Do curling irons come in really small sizes? If so, what's the smallest?
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'm looking for a finishing spray for light to medium hold; I have other products for the heavy duty stuff I'd love something that has a nice scent, to be part of the experience. I was using Ojon color sustain Gloss Finishing Hair Spray, but Sephora doesn't carry it, and I like the Ouidad Finishing Mist & Holding Spray http://www.sephora.com/finishing-mist-setting-hold ing-spray-P242151?skuId=1200138&icid2=products%20g ... but it is unscented. Thank you for sharing your experiences.
Hi! So I previously dyed my hair auburn for about 4 months, then burgundy for another 3, until it faded. I then cut my hair shorter (it had been long) and decided burgundy did not look as good anymore, and wanted to go back to brown/my natural color. The brown looked nice, however, the red was still present. Is there anyway to remove the red?
So I've noticed lately that my flyaways and "frizz" have become more bothersome in my opinion. For reference, I have super thick brunette hair (chest length), and actually very minimal volume at my roots. Rubbing lotion in my hands or shine serum or other drugstore products don't really work, and I don't like to use gel or anything in my hair because it's easily noticeable. Are there any holy grail products out there for frizz/flyaways? It doesn't help that I'm in the middle of a humid, hot, Michigan summer, but my hair has been bothering me for a while lately. Any advice would be appreciated!