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etscore1
Best styling products to use on dry hair?
I feel like every styling product recommends applying to wet/towel-dried hair. Occasionally some say "or dry" as well, but for the most part, it seems like most products are recommended for wet hair.   Has anybody used any styling products that they have had good experiences with when applying to dry hair?   (Obviously not including hair sprays or dry shampoos.)
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etscore1
BEAUTY SAVANT etscore1 / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
Exactly what was happening. I probably don't need to use anything with day-old hair with the Bombshell, but even the fact that it holds naturally after a day is a huge i... see post
jwilk241
Help! Overprocessed highlights...
Last night I went and got highlights because I'm beginning my transition back to blonde from red. Well, some of the highlights were overprocessed. I have a lot of hair and was getting a full head of foils so she used a lower volume developer on the bottom and a higher volume on the top. Well, it looks like the higher volume developed faster than we thought it would and overprocessed my hair. Some of the hair that was highlighted was falling out or breaking off. I'm trying not to freak out since my hair isn't falling out at the roots and it's not ALL the highlights. Thank god I have a crap ton of hair and it isn't noticable.   However, I now need a REALLY good moisturizing shampoo/conditioner. I normally use Paul Mitchell's Tea Tree line but I want to get something that is extremely moisturizing because of the damage. Can anyone recommend something? I don't mind having to buy high end products like Pureology, Redkin, etc.   Also, if you know of any good leave-in conditioners/treatments for damaged hair I'll take those too. Thanks!!
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kristallovesdogs
BEAUTY MASTER kristallovesdogs / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
Oooh I love the Ojon treatments also!  I purchased the Ojon Restorative shampoo and conditioner and my hair has never been this soft before. see post
PrettyLittleDr
Help! Drugstore shampoo/conditioner lines that are good for your hair!?
Hi all!   So I'm looking for your recommendations on a line of drugstore shampoo/conditioners that are actually good (or at least NOT bad) for your hair. I know, I know - professional/prestige brands are supposed to be a lot better for your hair, but I'm in medical school and this girl can NOT afford fancy shampoo! I already use nicer styling products (deep conditioners, masks, oils, etc.) in my hair & I only wash it 1-2x/week, so this is where I'm choosing to cut my budget.    I really don't know much about shampoos & what ingredients to avoid and whatnot (sulfates? maybe?! haha!), so here I am. I'd like something that I can buy at my local Walgreens/CVS/Target/Walmart, or even Sally's. Preferably not more than $10/bottle.    I have very long, fine, hair that's in between straight and what I called "frizzy wavy." I usually wear it straight. My hair used to be damaged and dry, but it's pretty healthy now - and I'd like to keep it that way! Any normal, hydrating, repairing,  volumizing, etc. affordable shampoo/conditioner lines that you ladies love - please, share!   Thanks everyone!  
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Even though your hair is fine and straight, the fact that it's still frizzy and slightly wavy makes me suggest you check into the brand Shea Moisture. There's a couple o... see post
shirel
hair loss
i am having a bad hair losss. how can i stop it?
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kalex
HALL OF FAMER kalex / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Agree with rdesigns!  Your thyroid Is probably the first thing your doctor is going to want to check. see post
kittycarlisle
Happy 2000 Hearts EmmaClaire!!!!!!!!!!!
Hooray! That avatar of the dog dressed like Dorothy makes me smile everytime I see it!!!   Congrats galore!  
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anaa
HALL OF FAMER anaa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Happy Heart Party emmaclaire! see post
weeeeweeeeeee
Cooling down curling wand
Ladies and Gents, I just got my first curling wand today and it works like a charm, but now I have a minor issue..   Once I am done with my curling wand, I turn it off, but what do I do while it is cooling down??   I feel so silly to ask, but I am afraid that it will burn and crack my fake marble counter top of my bathroom sink, and ruin my toilet seat and burn my bedding!
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weeeeweeeeeee
BEAUTY GURU weeeeweeeeeee / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Thanks for all your suggestions! I realized that there is a little piece and two nubs that act as a stand, but it is tricky to get it to work because the weight is so un... see post
bigfatcat
Q. what should i do for thinning hair
How can I cover thinning hair at the nape of the neck?
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starryeyes331
BEAUTY BOSS starryeyes331 / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / answered
A. I agree with newandaddicted...have your doctor check your thyroid hormones and vitamin levels.   I have Hashimoto's Thyroiditis (autoimmune disorder where my immune sy... see post
redwagon44
Thoughts on Drybar products, or recommendations for fine, wavy hair?
Looking to try out a new shampoo/conditioner. I'm almost finished with the Fekkai volumizing line, and loved it, but it still didn't give me lasting volume. My hair always gets so sad and limp by the end of the day. It's very fine and thin, like the diameter of a penny when I pull it up. I also wash it daily, or I get super greasy.   Now, to stop the people inevitably commenting that "you just need to wash it less and it will stop overproducing oil!", my hair gets greasy fast. I've tried not washing it daily for MONTHS, and it doesn't get better. I tried no-poo with the vinegar and baking soda cleanses, and it was gross and greasy.    So has anyone tried Drybar? I saw they have a 'texas tea volumizing' line, but can't find many reviews. Or is something like Bumble and bumble a good route to go?  
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Kiki1517
HALL OF FAMER Kiki1517 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
So far I have only tried the brush and the Chaser Shine Pomade, but I love them both. I apply a little bit of the cream after hairspray to keep it looking smooth and nat... see post
michelle283
Washing your hair?
Poll time, guys and dolls!   I am curious how often each of you wash your hair.   Also... do you prefer washing it in the am before work, or in the pm before bed?  I am NOT a morning person, so I definitely am an evening hair washer, and do so every 2-3 days, depending on certain factors.   Ok, I want your feedback as well... and, GO!!!
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sparklekai
BEAUTY GURU sparklekai / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
my hair is very curly but very fine and i wash every 4 days max...usually i do it once a week and co-wash sometimes see post
laynebr
Thin & damaged hair
Hey ladies first time poster but long time lurker. I've been dying my hair for a few years now (6-7yrs) and have never had any damage. I recently jumped into the ombre trend and while I love the look it damaged my hair so bad . My ends are so dry (naturally a brunette but not my tips are blonde). I have evry thin hair and whenever I use anything too heavy it just weighs it down but doesn'y really give any moisture. Are there any masks, oils or treatments you ladies could recommend? I have tried the following with no luck:     Avanti Siliconmix hair treatment (HG before) L'oreal serie expert absolut repair(i used the whole line) L'oreal serie expert lumino contrast(again used the whole line) Aussie 3 min mask Olive oil as a treatment Terax original crema Schwarzkopf hair repair mask red one It's a 10 miracle leave in Phyto 7 daily hydrating botanical cream ojon rare blend total therapy oil Redken diamond oil Kerastase nutritive oleo-relax   At this point ladies I'm getting desperate summer is coming and with heat exposure, chlorine and ocean water I'm scared my hair will look even worst   Thanks in advance ladies!
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dannyc
HALL OF FAMER dannyc / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I have dry hair, and get my hair painted slightly ombre about 2-3x a year. The bleaching does take a toll on my ends. Like the others suggested: Coconut oil! I use it ab... see post
reflectsgold
Sephora hair elastics
This has been a Holy grail hair elastic and now i cant find them on the site. I guess they're being discontinued and i was wondering if there's something similar that wont break my super curly, fine hair.
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laynebr
BEAUTY WHIZ laynebr / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
They used to be my favorite as well! If you have an ulta near by you can pick them up there. They're on sale plus the 20% ;)   see post
MegChicc
Question about using the new Urban Decay Electric palette in hair...
I was wondering if the eyeshadows in the Urban Decay Electric Palette could be used in the hair?   I've been considering trying eyeshadow in my hair and when I saw the new electric palette (and learned that some eyeshadows shouldn't be used around the eyes) I decided why not try it in the hair   But I was wondering, since I've never done it before, will the eyeshadow just wash out the next time I take a shower? I currently have no other dyes in my hair for it to stick to.   Any and all answers are appreciated, thanks so much. :-)
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beautytester
HALL OF FAMER beautytester / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
That would make sense.    In short, the eyeshadow will work (use primer if you want better color), it will also wash out (just showered), but it seems a very wasteful ... see post
ivyxox
Living proof and Bumble and bumble
I'm interested in getting a setting spray and a thickening mousse/cream/spray. Both brands look amazing! If you have tried both, which brand do you prefer and any product is on your HG list? Thank you!
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lyndsey
BEAUTY BOSS lyndsey / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I'm replying way after the fact, but what I've found about Prime is that it really makes the style last. It's a subtle product, there's not a big change in my hair with ... see post
Ava2
Gremlins 3: Attack of the Bird's Nest
My hair is a nightmare! For as long as I can remember, my hair has always been a problem to deal with. My hair is curly, frizzy, and ridiculously dry. I'm talking Sahara Desert dry! My hair is also constantly getting tangled no matter what I do. I'm starting to think there's a gremlin hiding in my closet waiting for me to fall asleep, before it comes out to turn my hair into a bird's nest. In fact, if a bird happened to land in my hair, it would probably suffocate. Help me save the birds!! What products do you use to keep your hair from tangling? Also what conditioner do you recommend?    The birds need you!!
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teerays
SCENE QUEEN teerays / SCENE QUEEN SCENE QUEEN / replied
Hi! I'm with you on ALL fronts. My hair is super dry and if I don't use a good masque at least once a week it's embarrassing to even wear down.. I look like one of those... see post
vvib
Oily scalp but dry hair..
I need help with my extremely oily scalp and dry hair its oily enough that when I wash my hair the night before, I would have greasy hair by the morning.... (it looses all its volume, its flat at the roots as it can be) when I try washing it, my hair is so dry that its rough and it takes a while for it to get wet..   I've tried dry shampoo - tried Biaste, Tre semme, and Dove, but they all don't do much but to make my hair super grey no matter how much I brush thru or rub them in..
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LauraBellSue
BEAUTY BUFF LauraBellSue / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
No problem!  I hope you find something that works for you!   see post
atexnoemi
Q. How to get natural volume?
So my everyday hair routine is to straighten my sorta loose wavy hair and spray dry shampoo that has volume in it. Unfortuantly the volume doesn't last long, but im getting tired of using up all my sprays and buying new ones. I want to get natural volume. My mom who is 52 always dyes, blowdries, and ties her hair. She has a lot of split ends but she still has a lot of natural volume. She doesn't do anything to try to get volume. I don't think damaging my hair will help. Do any of you know how to get natural volume? I stopped teasing since it takes too much time having to brush out the tangle, plus it damages my hair a lot btw. Thanks, atexnoemi.
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melissabt
melissabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi Atexnoemi,   I agree using a hair Mousse is the best to add volume. I also like to air dry my hair in a bun. Once it's dry I release the bun and then add a bit mo... see post
ivyxox
Bumble and bumble hairspray
I have heard so much great things about bumble and bumble hairspray.Has anyone tried Dryspun hairspray, cityswept or surf spray? Are they similar? What's your opinion on them? Please share! Thank you!
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LauraBellSue
BEAUTY BUFF LauraBellSue / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
Nicely put, Kevin!   I'm a huge Bumble & bumble junkie.  My hair colorist is actually an educator and creative lead at Bumble so I'm constantly trying their products. ... see post
krisann20
Curly hair....please help!
Has anyone used any of the products from the brand Curly Sexy Hair sold at Ulta? Are these products any good?
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sparklekai
BEAUTY GURU sparklekai / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
a third for the devacurl!!!  i can now wash my hair every 3-4 days and it doesn't take me 45 minutes to brush my knots out! see post
julie1952
Preserving curls/waves in fine hair?
My hair is a little past shoulder length and fine.  Although I've been getting my hair colored for years, it is very healthy, not dry or with split ends.  The past several years now, after I shampoo it gets quite nicely wavy/curly, but even if I air dry it or carefully diffuse dry it, my hair dries flat and poufy.  What can I use to preserve that nice wave?  Most products for "curly hair" appear to be for girls with heavy curls who want to eliminate frizz, and those products just weigh my hair down.  What should I try to preserve that wave?
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redwagon44
BEAUTY SAVANT redwagon44 / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
I have similar hair. Past my shoulders, very fine, with a wave that comes out with a bit of effort. Here's my method for getting the best waves:   Comb your fingers th... see post
callmefafi
Damaged Hair!
In December I graduated with my masters in Education.  A few days before the graduation I colored and permed my hair.  I've done this before on my own and had no issues.  I guess it was stress because patches of hair came out.  Thank God for my graduation cap that covered most of the damage.    Now I'm growing my hair back and it was doing so well for the last few months.  I've been drinking tons of water, taking GNC Hair, Nail, and Skin formula vitamins and eating better.  For some reason, my hair is breaking again...I notice more hair in my comb now than before.  I'm doing protein treatments and hair masks. Is there anything else that you can suggest, I would greatly appreciate it! ;-)
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Manda
HALL OF FAMER Manda / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Have your tried the curly girl method? It may work for you especially since you said most "curl" products don't work. And I'll be honest, going natural may actually be t... see post
xoxcrystal
how often do you use hair masks?
i've recently just started using coconut oil for my hair and i am OBSESSED. right now i can't stop playing with my hair because it is super duper soft and smooth but i've used it two nights in a row now and as much as i want to soak my hair in all that oily-goodness, i feel that maybe i should give my hair a break. do you guys use coconut oil or any other type of hair mask? how often do you guys use it and what others would you recommend?
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LauraBellSue
BEAUTY BUFF LauraBellSue / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
I use a mask maybe once every two weeks.  Sometimes once a week.  It depends on how much of a rush I'm in really.  I love Bumble & bumble's Mending Masque, but I'm think... see post
vvib
Am I the only one who has hair on the side of my face?
     I haven't really noticed until I started makeup but I have hair that's about the length of my full grown (if I let them grow) on the sides of my face and it makes my skin look darker than it is.. also whenever I pluck them, I get black heads or white heads as a result.  does this mean my skin is weird?  should I wax them?  When I search google for facial waxing, only upper lip situations come up..
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crazyj1
crazyj1 / RISING STAR / replied
I'm blond and have a lot of peach fuzz on the sides of my face. It was never a problem when I was younger but started to thicken as I entered peri-menopause. The lady I ... see post
Yarayan
Suggestions to manage fine hair.
Anyone have any suggestions to manage fine hair that has a lot of new growths - which is also both curly (underneath) and straight (on top). I prefer the straighter style with my hair. Not looking for volume.
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MoreGun89
HALL OF FAMER MoreGun89 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I recommend 2 things, one is whenever ad while you condition, use a waterproof comb to gently comb through, this will help quite a bit with the tangles that come along w... see post
daisy30
Product suggestions for slightly wavy thin hair
I have shoulder length slightly wave thin hair, and a lot of it! I'd like to find a product that increases my waves without looking too messy and without residue. I have lots of layers too Any suggestions?
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ivyxox
HALL OF FAMER ivyxox / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Try something like Living proof full thickening mousse or BB surf spray! see post
Lolo24
Does Bumble and bumble thinkening contour creme really work on fine hair?
melissabt
melissabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Lolo24,   It does! It's a lot lighter than a wax and tiny bit helps add body and defines any layers (if you have a layered cut). If you have a local Sephora, I re... see post
bratknits
Sephora Favorites Just Hair
There's been makeup, skin care and fragrance galore but I think we need a Sephora Favorites box that's just hair products to play around with.
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vvib
HALL OF FAMER vvib / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I just started to love it too! and was looking into buying other stuff from the brand before the sale ends! what does the 5 in 1 styling treatment do?  I never cared a... see post
lgold25
Overnight products for medium-thick hair
Lately I've been showering at night a lot to allow myself that extra time to sleep in every morning, but one thing that has changed along with my new routine is my hair.  Although I generally like sleeping on my hair because it seems to give my cuticle a chance to lie flatter, I don't always get the desired hair I want when I wake up in the morning.  Because for a long time I straightened my hair, I'm trying to avoid heat-styling as much as possible, and I was wondering if any of you lovely ladies knew of any hair products that were good for overnight use that don't grease up your hair for when you wake up in the morning.  I'd love to hear any suggestions, and I'm most certainly willing to go out on a limb and try something totally out of the box (considering there are any overnight products that could be considered out of the box!).  Thank you all!!
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
My suggestion would be to check out Living Proof's PHD 5-in1 Styling Treatment. It's a wonderful leave in product to aid in keeping hair manageable, but it's also a wond... see post
Lolo24
Whats a good volumizer for fine hair?
For all you fine haired girls out there what do you use to add a bit of volume to your straight sometimes life less hair?
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etscore1
BEAUTY SAVANT etscore1 / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
I've noticed considerable volume with Bumble & Bumble Thickening Mousse.   But being a pro line product, it left my hair a little too stiff for my preference. But it d... see post
krisann20
Curly hair help!
I have very curly hair and I am looking for a product to help relax the curl a bit to make it more manageable when I style it. Does anyone have a recommendation?
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Manda
HALL OF FAMER Manda / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
What type of curly hair do you have? Fine and thin or thick and dense, etc? What is the curl pattern? It is Type 2, 3 or 4? (You can check out the site NaturallyCurly to... see post
sportiegirl
Hair Product Recommendations?
I have fine hair and I would love my hair to be full and thick!! It gets oily at the scalp, but can be a little more on the dry side at the ends.  I have super long hair, almost to my butt. So far, every product I have tried does not work for me. Any recommendations for shampoo, conditioner, styling products, etc?
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LauraBellSue
BEAUTY BUFF LauraBellSue / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
Have you tried Bumble & bumble's Thickening line?  I have long, fine hair that is resistant to so many volumizing products, but I've really noticed a difference using Bu... see post