Hey guys! I was one of the lucky recipients of the Madame CJ Walker giveaway held a few weeks ago on BT. I received 4 products and would like to share my thoughts and results with everyone. Hopefully all the winners will drop by and report how they like the products. I'll start with my thoughts on the products before use and update once I get a chance to try them. About my hair I have curly hair that leans more towards coily, especially with the right products. On the curly spectrum I'm between 3B & 3C. I also recently had highlights done so my ends have been very dry and damaged. Initial thoughts General: Each bottle is clearly labeled with which hair type it's best suited for in addition to being color coded. Purple is for all hair types, pink for heat styled, blue for wavy/curly & yellow for curly/coiled. Wonderful Pre-Wash Protein Treatment: For all hair types. This is (obviously) a pre-wash treatment. It smells slightly floral in a clean way. The ingredient list includes shea butter, some oils and "fatty" alcohols which are apparently good for the hair. Who knew?! Jamaican Black Castor Oil: For curly/coily hair. This is new to me. It's very thick and has a strong-ish scent. You rub this on your scalp to moisturize the hair. In my initial test it seems nice but makes my hair appear oily. The instructions also suggest using it as a pre-wash conditioning treatment. I will most likely use it for that. Ultra-Moisturizing Co-Wash: For curly/ coily hair. If you don't know what co-washing is, the quick definition is washing your hair with only conditioner. Loved by curly girls (myself included) it's a great way to prep your hair for styling without drying out your curls. VERY excited for this one! Defining Butter Creme: For curly/coily hair. I tested this out a little this morning on my second day hair. It left some residue on my hair and I can still smell it, 12 hours later. Hopefully I'll like it more on wet hair. Please share your thoughts on these and any other curly hair products! I know there are a lot of us curly girls roaming about BT and it's always helpful to hear what works & doesn't work for others!
I have posted a conversation asking for advice about my fine hair. I got a haircut recently and I told the hairstylist that I suffer from itchy scalp. She said that it might be because my scalp is oily. I have done a coconut oil mask. I usually don't have the time to style my hair. I usually let it dry naturally and I always have frizz. It also looks flat. I have been eyeing the Living Proof Oil for frizz prevention. My sister decided to try some products on me last night since I will need someone's help in doing my hair for my graduation. She used Bumble & Bumble powder (dry shampoo?) and Moroccan Oil spray before she curled it. It feels nice. But any other products that work well? For itchy scalp and frizz?
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’ve been hearing lately the new trend “women shaving their facial hair”. As for me, I am Indian and have been dealing with dark black hair for years and years. I have been waxing for several years. But lately I have come across things like Dermaplane which you get done at the salon which is pretty expensive or you can buy a Brow Razor and do it at home on dry skin. I have watched so many Beauty Guru’s who have been just recently started doing this or have been doing this for years. And the myth of it growing back thick and coarse is totally untrue. I wax my facial hairs…my sideburns are probably the worst and I have always had issues with them. Many of the women use the Brow Razors for peach fuzz. I certainly don’t have peach fuzz on my sides but yes on my cheeks and stuff. I know there are alternate options like laser hair removal, but not a lot of us can afford it. And this seems to be a cheaper and inexpensive option. I have been researching and am looking into buying those Brow Razors myself. Just wondering what everyone’s take on this is. I would love to hear everyone’s feedback and comments if they are currently doing this, what the pros and cons are and if its beneficial to you.
I have thin, frizzy wavy hair and not a lot of time in the morning to blow dry. I'd love to get some hair products that would help to reduce frizz, add texture and keep the wave in my hair without a use of a blowdryer. Right now i'm using Redken soft right now, but it's not working for me anymore
A couple of weeks ago I got my hair done- three months prior i had had a hacked ombre hair experience and was ready to fix it. So the color looks fantastic but my hair is so frizzy! I typically use Frederic Fekkai glossing shampoo and conditioner as well as moroccan oil after washing. I have been doing treatments but I feel like nothings really helping it. Does anyone have any suggestions on shampoo/conditioner, treatments, leave ins etc that can help rescue my hair? I am graduating nursing school in one month and want to look and feel fantastic!
my flat iron just busted out after 4 years. i plugged it in overseas and it smoked even though it was dual voltage. my hair dryer is also wearing out after 10 years. Both were drugstore brands. now that i have some more money, i was wondering if i should splurge on a hair dryer or flat iron? and what are recommendations for each? my budget total is less than $300 if possible....i can go over too i have thick wavy hair and wash my hair every other day. so i would be using both products a few times a week. thanks!
Hi everyone, I'm looking for help in choosing a new shampoo and conditioner. I have long, thick, straight hair that has oily roots but pretty dry ends. I already go 3 to 4 days within washes, and I do use dry shampoo to try and rid my scalp of the oiliness. I hardly use heat on my hair at all anymore and I dye my hair at home every few months, but it's not really something I'm concerned with when it comes to shampoo and conditioner. I just really need something that keeps the ends of my hair looking hydrated in between washes but also keeps the roots less oily. Any other tips on what I could do in addition to changing shampoo and conditioner are also appreciated. Thanks in advance!
My hair is very dry, especially at the ends!!!! It looks like someone took a rake to it. I have colored my hair in the past and it is colored now as a auburn with blonde highlights, my hair is very wavy almost curly and weird texture thats not thick but also not thin, it is hard to manage but i do want it to grow to a nice length and at this rate it will never happen ! SOS
Last year about this time I moved into my sister's in between a buy & sell. I assumed that the change to her well water changed up how my hair behaved. Well, I moved into my new home a few weeks later, and my hair problem didn't stop. I started having really greasy looking hair (not just roots) with more hair loss than normal. I got the greasy part just isolated to roots again on day 2, but I'm still having the thinning problem. Over the past year I have tried going to every other day shampoos, switched up products, taken vitamins, had my thyroid checked (no issues). I'm still dealing with a hair loss conundrum! Shampoo & conditioner - when problems started I was a devoted Biolage user for a decade. Now using Living Proof Perfect Hair Day. Heat - blow dry maybe 2-3 times a week, mostly air dry. Tools utilized: wide tooth comb pre & post shower, round brush when blow dry Treatments - leave-in biolage spray on ends only tried Living Proof Overnight conditioner but I wasn't impressed Phyto botanical balancing treatment- only used once so far Vitamins - Evening Primrose Oil & Biotin I'm at a loss. Anyone have any thoughts? On my lunch break I am considering buying the Phyto serum, shampoo & vitamins, but I'm curious to see others have done before I invest in this option. Nothing seems to make my hair happy these days!
So my hair is fine but I have a lot of it (that's what I was told). I don't believe I have dandruff but my scalp is itchy, so I scratch it often. I know there is no miracle product that can promote new hair growth but I was looking into maybe some scrub or other treatments. I'm definitely going to cut my ends since they seem to thick and heavy. I usually twist my hair before I got to sleep (when I wash my hair) so that it adds volume. Does it damage it, I do not know.
I have very thick, brown hair with some natural wave in it. Prone to dryness. Texture-wise, it is semi-coarse. It holds curl easily and gets BIG in humidity. I am getting my hair cut shoulder-length, with a fair amount of layers. I'm pretty low-maintenance, so I would plan to style it wavy be either (a) using a diffuser or (b) letting it air dry. While I want to encourage wave, I am really worried about avoiding the "triangle effect" (which my hair is definitely prone to!). What styling products are best for preventing frizz, but creating some definition and separation when I diffuse or air dry? People have alternately suggested that I use mousse, cream, or a gloss - so confusing! I am also open to using a combination of styling products ( i.e. spraying with a leave-in conditioner and then using a styling product). Please help!!
Bumble & Bumble Surf Spray wasn't the right product for me... and I USED to love the John Frieda Beach Waves (original formula, years and years ago), but the re-released formula wasn't as good. Sad! My hair WILL get wavy if I don't brush it, let it air dry, and scrunch with the right product, otherwise it's straight, thick, coarse, and color treated. Any recommendations?
I can't believe Bb discontinued this! I used it for well over 10 years and I'm having a real problem finding a replacement. All other Bb conditioners are filled with silicone, and my hair does not do well with silicone. Is there anyone who used this and has now found a good replacement product for it? On the Bb page on FB there are some posters who are asking for Bb to bring it back, and I hope they do!
Hello my fellow beauty addicts! I have had a GHD since 2007 and I LOVE this flat iron! Sadly, I've been rough during my frequent traveling here lately, and while the flat iron itself works great, the plug in portion is falling apart ... and I can see the innards of the giant box thing that plugs into the wall (ouch!) I figure it's not the safest thing to continue to use it, as I can potentially electrocute myself, BUT before I go out, I was wondering if I should stick with the beloved GHD brand, or if there is another flat iron out there that is just as, or more, fabulous?? PROs of my GHD - aside from lasting forever - is that it styles my hair quickly, I can curl my hair with it, it shuts itself off if I leave it on forever (SAFETY is key!), it heats up CRAZY FAST ... I honestly don't have any cons. For reference, I also have a DryBar Buttercup Blow Dryer and a T3 Micro Curling Wand Trio. Thanks in advance for any/all the help! You all have a beautiful day!
I recently decided that my hair needed a change. It was long and I never used any product or anything. I just flat ironed it. It's really thick with natural curls but they're not cute so I make it straight. So I got it cut. It's now a "lob" just below my shoulders. I really want loose/beachy waves like the lob pics here: http://www.somewherelately.com/2015/03/new-hair-fo r-spring.html I got a 1 3/4" curling iron but I think it's way too big so I'll try a 1 1/4". But I need help with product. Obviously I shampoo and conditioner but then what? Should I use something before blow drying? Before using the curling iron? After? One thing I recently got was a root lifter. I used it for the first time today but I wasn't impressed. (It was Aquage... I don't think I used enough). I feel like a need a heat protectant and something to set the curls but I don't want a really stiff hold. Help!
Hello, I am interested in getting extensions and wonder if ya'll can share with me any experiences you've had with Tape-in hair extensions. I bough clip in but it felt heavy, gave me headache and kept sliding down my hair. I wonder if the tape-ins would be better since the weight is distributed across the tape, instead of focused on the clips.... Any input would be much appreciated!
Hi everyone I'm Scott, I'm growing my hair out and need some product recommendations please. My hair has a slight wave to it and is prone to dryness and slight frizz if I leave it to its own devices. My current routine: I shampoo and condition with Pureology Precious Oil and then apply one drop of Josie Maran Argan Oil and one drop of john masters Organics Dry Hair Nourishment and Defrizzer (mixture of natural oils) to wet hair and leave it to air dry. This works well right now because my hair is still quite short. However, when it gets longer, I would like to incorporate a styling product. Is there something available I could use that will quickly set the style in place when it's still wet but that I'm able to brush out and still retain a natural but set look? If that makes sense. I've already come across a product which I think might be suitable called AVEDA Confixor Liquid Gel. Does anyone have any experience using this product or any of AVEDA styling products, particularly the gels and creams? Also, I'm not adverse to using products that contain silicones and/or quats because I think the shampoo I use has the correct combination of surfactants to remove and prevent build up. Do you have any product recommendations please in any price range? I'm looking for a gel/cream to use as a leave in on wet hair that will work without heat and will not cause stickiness or flakes but still hold the style in place. I'm also open to any other suggestions or advice. Thanks
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 have straight hair and would like to replace the current brush I have. I just blow it out straight before I use my flat iron. The current round barrel brush I have isn't very good. The bristles keep falling off. Any suggestions of brands I may try.
So, I bleached my hair 1 week ago and I don't like the results. Now I want to dye my hair dark brown. When will it be ok for me to do this without it damaging my hair? Also because of the bleach my hair dried even more and I don't know what products to use. What will work for my hair? I just bought this product by Wella, it's a reconstructing mask. Will this help my hair? Thank you!