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ehn23
Q. Tips for dead straight hair?
  Hi,   I was born with dead soft hair with no strength at all. I tried to tease my hair, hairspray, blow dry, perm and all sorts of crazy things in the past to put some volume in my hair and they never worked out. So I'm trying to look for a product that would help me. I look so weird with straight hair just sticking to my head/face because it's really unflattering. Any products/ideas?? :/
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DiVWA
BEAUTY MASTER DiVWA / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / answered
A. I also used to have stick straight hair. The whole key is to get a good haircut. My stylist puts a bunch of layers on the bottom and side of my bob and it makes my strai... see post
onomotopoeia9
t3 vs ghd vs buttercup blowdryers...which one should i get?
So I am ready to bite the bullet and purchase a high end blowdryer since I blow my hair for work and school almost every day. I've been pretty overwhelmed by all the  options and reviews, any suggestions? I was thinking of purchasing from sephora but I am open to other suggestions...  Thanks <3  
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vchotia
BEAUTY BOSS vchotia / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
folica is a very good resource for the best hair accessories and they often have great discounts. I received 25% off my Sultra flat iron. I use a Babyliss Titanium dryer... see post
Jessicaclara
Help! Curling Iron Sizes
Ladies! (and men!)   I'm the MOH in a wedding this Saturday and finally decided how I'm going to wear my hair. My question for you is how much of a difference does a 1/4 inch make in curling irons?   I have a 1 1/4 curling iron as well as a chi flat iron that I use to curl my hair. I'm going to buy another smaller curling iron so that I can have a little variety in the curls and so they last longer (my hair is super long). Would there be any point in buying a 1 inch iron, or should I go for the 3/4 inch to notice a difference in curl size?  
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friedrice
BEAUTY GURU friedrice / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
1/4 will give you a super tight curls if you have a long hair. 1 1/4 will give you a curl that is somewhat wavy.   I have super long hair too and I use a barrel curli... see post
makeupforkathy
B&B Invisible Oil Primer or Alterna Bamboo Kendi Dry Oil Mist?
I currently use the Alterna which I do love, but I'm always looking to try new products. Would love some opinions!  My hair is thick, course, highlighted and can be dry if I don't use product. 
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ChicDabbler
HALL OF FAMER ChicDabbler / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I've tried both, but I'm not very well versed in haircare. The mist is more lightweight while the oil primer is a rub on. If you've got lots of hair, it might be difficu... see post
1Emily
What do I do with my hair?!
Hi guys!  For starters, I don't really do much of anything to my hair. I'm not good at it, and I am lazy. I love doing my makeup but spending a lot of time on my hair is just so tedious in my mind.  I have really, really oily hair (or, let's say oily scalp). I also have very oily skin, which is all due to genetics. Diet may play a role, but no matter what, I will always have to deal with more oil than most people. So because of that, I use a clarifying shampoo daily. This may sound like too much to a lot of you but I assure you that it is completely necessary to not look like a greaseball. I use random conditioners because I haven't found one I really like. I use that from just below my skull and down. If I do use it any higher, it only makes the situation worse. In any case, my hair usually looks like crap. It gets like poofy,or when it's less humid, almost kind of stringy? It's just not soft and smooth. I have fairly straight hair but if I air dry (which I always do) and don't touch it too much I can keep decent waves. But I just want something to keep it smooth but not greasy. Just soft and not frizzy or poofy or like I've been standing in Florida heat all day. Please help!
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heartsmyface
BEAUTY MASTER heartsmyface / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
Using a clarifying shampoo daily might actually be exasperating the problem.  Your scalp produces more oil the more oil you strip from it.  If it's thin hair it tends to... see post
blackunicorn
Your best curling iron/wand for loose beach waves?
I'm not sure I should trust those pesky bloggers, they seem to be biased about curling irons   So I am asking you, which one is your favorite for loose beach waves? I have a Hot Tools that works really well, but it's not a wand.
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blackunicorn
BEAUTY WHIZ blackunicorn / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Really?? That's pretty impressive! Well, you convinced me! It's on my wish list for the next VIB sale! :) see post
kellyzollo
Thick, coarse, dry hair recommendation for shampoo and conditioner?
Hi ladies I am looking to switch up my hair from drugstore brands that I have tried in the past and was looking for some advice. I currently have medium length hair that I am growing out over the summer.   My hair is constantly dry no matter what I am using to clean it and lately has felt always greasy too. Recently I have been switching between different brands once they start to leave my hair so greasy and lacking in moisture. I also itch a lot on my scalp which seems really weird. I have gone between Paul Mitchell, Garnier to the Loreal line and at this point I am ready to get something better. I have tried everything so I am thinking it is time to have a salon quality routine now. I have thick, coarse, dry hair that I do color twice a year at most. I would really love shiny, healthy hair that doesn't look so dry and damaged all the time.
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marro83
BEAUTY BUFF marro83 / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
I've started to use Living Proof and I think it's helped my course hair and frizziness. see post
heartsmyface
What's my face shape?
I know this may sound silly but I can't figure out what my face shape is:/. I wanna get my hair cut and want a haircut that will flatter my face but regardless of all the sites that tell you how to figure out your face shape I'm kinda lost.  I guess I'm not good at shapes?  
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MK89
HALL OF FAMER MK89 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I remember having a very sharp looking jawline back when I was a skinny little thing :D see post
ry22
Top Flat Irons
My friend has thick, wavy, coarse hair. Her sister stole her Chi straightener to take to college and she was asking me if I knew of any better straighteners to cut down on the time it takes her to straighten her hair.   Features she likes: -heat control -gentle-ness on hair (not too much damage, but she does use heat protectant) -lower than $150 in price   She also likes to curl her hair with it.   I'm kinda out of my league here, so thanks in advance!
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heartsmyface
BEAUTY MASTER heartsmyface / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
I love my GHD hair straightener.  I've never tried the chi.  I went straight from a baby bliss to the GHD and noticed a fifteen minute time savings in my straightening r... see post
CatherineNicole
I'm looking for a good curling iron. I'm in between the sultra and t3. Any advice?
lovelykatya
BEAUTY GURU lovelykatya / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
I have Sultra 1" inch curling wand and I LOVE it! At first I was sooo not sure about it because it was a splurge, but I am glad I got it because it became an investment!... see post
lipstick101
Hair Removal Suggestions for Extremely Sensitive Skin and PCOS
Hey Everyone, I've been diagnosed with PCOS about 8 years ago. Hirsuitism has always been  major problem for me. I have thick, coarse facial hair with a fair skin tone whack makes it worse as its extremely visible. I am so sick of trying various methods in vain whether its waxing, shaving, or threading.I have extremely sensitive skin, and whenever I try any of the above stated methods it always results in a rash that refuses to go away for at least a few weeks! Laser would not work for me as my  hormones are out of balance which would not provide me with decreased  hair growth let alone permanent hair loss.I'm at my wits end and have only one option left which is epilation..has anyone in a similar situation tried it without resulting in breakouts or redness? I'm not too sure as to whether I should purchase one as I'm not sure whether it would suit my skin. Any advice is welcome let me know if there are any other methods I can try
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sace021
BEAUTY PRO sace021 / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
It's awesome that you are trying to exercise and work on a healthy diet!  The better your blood sugar is over time the better the testosterone levels should get as they ... see post
MarciaBrady
Any product advice for thin hair with limp curls?
A friend of mine (no, seriously) underwent chemo a couple of years ago and her hair has been growing back, as she describes it, thin and with limp curls that just fall and stick to her head. She's at a loss for what to use to give more lift at the roots and more body and manageability to the rest. Any thoughts?
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MarciaBrady
BEAUTY SAVANT MarciaBrady / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
If it works, it's worth it! Thanks so much! see post
BellaKroll2
Safe to purchase from Amazon?
I want to purchase some hair care on Amazon since it is almost half the retail price on the company's website ($70 vs $150). However, I've heard before to not buy any hair or skin care from amazon because the sellers replace the real product with things like Suave or Dawn and sell that to you. What do you think, do you purchase from Amazon?
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MegEm
BEAUTY PRO MegEm / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Glad it worked out! Maybe you could take a sniff at the shampoo and conditioner the next time your in Sephora or somewhere that carries it to compare, but it sounds like... see post
myll56
Will the T3 Soft Touch 2 Diffuser fit on my T3 Featherweight Journey hair dryer?
laurabt
laurabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi myll56, The product page says that this diffuser fits the T3 Featherweight 2 and Featherweight Luxe 2i Dryers. I would take that to mean that it won't fit the Feat... see post
socriiispy
Rough ends, dry, and often knots/tangles, help?
It's been a year since my last cut. My hair is a virgin, and its long. I do not dye, blow dry, or use many products on my hair, except this dry hairspray which is only spray where my bangs are (like bumble and bumble drysprun.) I rarely get split ends.And lately I noticed that my hair is now really rough at the ends and knots are formed quite often. I love my darn hair, but now I have know idea what to do. I use the brand alterna- bamboo abundant volume, both shampoo and condition. I always/usually tie my hair in a bun. Is there any suggestions of a good hair product that I could use that'll resolve it or should I go ahead and get it cut? Any good bumble and bumble products?
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beauty4ashes
HALL OF FAMER beauty4ashes / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Trim...then all the other tips everyone already gave to take care of the ends. see post
friedrice
Heavy hair problem
Does anybody have the same problem like me? I have been growing out my hair, it is by my waist now. It feels so heavy and I am having headaches. When I put in a bun, it gives me a headache too. I really like to have a long hair style so I can play with it and curl it. I have a very thick hair And I have never experienced  this much headaches like before  
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friedrice
BEAUTY GURU friedrice / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Thank you so much for all your advice! I really appreciate it! I will definitely get some layers :) I will try the braiding too. Advil and I have been BFF lately. lol C... see post
Zelo
Hair issue!
Hi! I am having dandruff and dry scalp for quite a long time. I've tried drug store products before such as L'Oreal and John Freida. Unfortunately it didn't work as well as I thought. Are there any recommendations in terms of home remedies or beauty products that people would like to suggest to me?   Thanks!
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Zelo
SCENE QUEEN Zelo / SCENE QUEEN SCENE QUEEN / replied
Hi Manda. Yes you're definitely right about that. I apologize for confusing you! I believe I have dry scalp.  see post
KellyJ1028
Dry/Brittle hair & medication
Can anyone suggest a hair care line for hair that has become dry/brittle from medications??  I have color treated hair & I flat iron but since I started on cabergolline (pituitary tumor)& off/on HRT & testosterone gel because my levels are low. Menopause & lots of hormonal things happening.    Looking forward to any suggestions
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heartsmyface
BEAUTY MASTER heartsmyface / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
Tarte maracuja oil is really nice and mimics sebum which you're probably not producing a lot of on thyroid meds. Also, you can treat you dry hair with olive oil before w... see post
BellaKroll2
Macadamia Flawless
Just curious to see if anyone's used Macadamia Natural Oil's Flawless? It's supposedly like Wen. Wen didn't work for my oily scalp and dry ends, but I'm still drawn to trying this with the promise of bouncy hair (just did some bad damage to my hair this week from coloring). Anyone have experience with it or heard good things?
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emilyh
Best box dye for red hair?
Hello, lovely community members!  I am in search of a boxed hair dye that will give me a bright and vibrat but natural-looking, coppery red color -- one without too many cool/burgundy tones.   The pictures I linked to show approximately what I have in mind.  I am a natural auburn and have already been dying my hair red (the product i was using has been discontinued), so I don't intend to bleach my hair before coloring it.    Recommendations would be appreciated!  
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emilyh
BEAUTY MAVEN emilyh / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Thank you for your reply!  I will have to try that esalon thing some time -- right now I'm looking for something I can find at the store because I'm going out of town in... see post
newbie1212
Q. Drybar Shampoo
Which Drybar shampoo would be a good everyday shampoo? I bought the 'Happy Hour Blowout Shampoo' and it feels great in my hair (with conditioner of course). I want to order the value size from Sephora but i've heard that this shampoo should only be used once to twice a week....has anyone tried the other drybar shampoos for daily purposes?   Thanks!!  
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi newbie1212   Drybar recommends using the Sake Bomb Shampoo for daily use if your hair is medium to coarse and requires extra moisture.    If your hair is fine... see post
mochi813
Q. Curling Iron for Shoulder Length Hair?
Hi Everyone,    I've decided to invest in a quality curling iron, and I've narrowed it down to the Drybar 3-DayBender Curling Iron. I have medium thickness, shoulder-length hair, and I need ceramic tools to actually get it to hold it's shape. The problem is, I don't know whether I should get the 1" or the 1.25" iron.    I also plan to grow my hair out, but I'm curious which one would be preferred with my hair the length it is now? Which one offers more versatility in styling (curl shape, changes when used with products, etc)?   Thanks in advance for the help! <3 
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laurabt
Thirsty Thursday! Drybar Mai Tai Spritzer Sea Salt Spray
Kevin just bought the Drybar Mai Tai Spritzer Sea Salt Spray and we got a little spritz happy in the office. It smells so good! Kevin has tighter curls and I have more loose waves, but I think this sea spray looks great on both styles of hair! What do you think? Who wore it best? Have any of you tried this spray? What do you think?
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blushqueen415
IT GIRL blushqueen415 / IT GIRL IT GIRL / replied
I wish I had curly hair! see post
mlz83
I need major hair help!
I have no idea how to handle my hair. I really want to buy better products for my hair, but have no clue where to start. I can't seem to find any hair regimen that would attack every issue going on with the situation growing out of my head. I have fine, straight hair, that air dries crazy frizzy, and acts like it thinks may be just a bit wavy. My scalp is dry, my roots get oily very easy, and have a ton of fly-aways that refuse to stay down. I haven't dyed my hair in 3-4 years, but if I want to have hair that looks even a smidge better than the worst possible hair day in history, it needs to be blown dry, and flat ironed, because of how damaged it is... Creating more damage. Besides my roots, my hair is super dry, and damaged. But if I try to use a product to help smooth my hair, the dry damaged parts also get oily. My hair, also, will NOT hold a style. It looks really good, sometimes, when I curl it. For about 20 minutes. Another thing, even if I found the right products for my hair, I wouldn't know how to go about using them. Is hair like make-up (not that I know how to work with that either, but that's another post)? Like a primer and a concealer, should I wait a certain amount of time before I use a certain product? I, obviously, did not draw well from the hair gene pool. I'm about to come to the conclusion that the only thing to do, would be to shave it all off... Even though I'm nearly 100% positive that my head would be one of those weird lumpy shaved heads. Please help! Side note- Can you curse in these Q&A's? Because if anything really needs to be cursed at, it's my hair.
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
That's wonderful to hear, Mlz83! Oh, and in regards to the flyaways too, take a clean toothbrush and mist with some hairspray and use that to comb down at them, it'll be... see post
jobro1027
Hair Dye Help!
So, I dyed my hair teal the other day (though thanks to the bleaching it came out more green). I've been getting plenty of polite compliments, but I feel as if it's more of "Wow, you're courageous enough to dye your hair crazy colors!" rather than "Wow, that color looks amazing on you!"   Every time I look in the mirror I'm just not happy with it. Should I shampoo it a bunch to make it fade before I strip it, or should I just strip it?
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Before you attempt any other method of chemical processing (stripping hair), I would consider analyzing the current state of your hair. Though it's easy to want to to ma... see post
loveJayde
I need volume!
I need a good recommendation for something that'll give my hair volume. I have straight, fine hair and I'm very low maintenance when it comes to my hair- I just come out of the shower and like to walk out of the door. I need a spray that will give me volume without having to blow dry or style my hair. Any recommendations will be greatly appreciated!
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loveJayde
SCENE QUEEN loveJayde / SCENE QUEEN SCENE QUEEN / replied
Thanks for your input! Yeah, I've noticed blow drying is kind of essential especially when you're looking for the kind of volume I'm trying to go for.. But I can spare d... see post
JenM38
Can anyone recomend a shampoo and conditioner to help make my healthier?
Can anyone recomend a good shampoo and conditioner? I am trying to grow my hair out, and I know if its much healthier it will look better. I do know there isn't anything I can do or buy to grow it faster, but I know if its healthier that can help it out a bit. Plus, I hate frizz, dryness, split ends and I have all of that.    
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JenM38
JenM38 / RISING STAR / replied
Hello Kevin, I haven't colored my hair in about 6 months. It is definately more on the coarse side.   Jen see post
steph39
need shampoo and conditioner for oily roots/dry ends
Hello all, I am looking for a shampoo for my oily roots. but a conditioner for dry ends.  I have hair that goes to my bra and is not color treated.  Also, I am allergic to Panteen and Herbal Essences, and Wen didn't work for me.  Thank you.
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
When you state that you're allergic to Panteen and Herbal Essences, are you aware of what factors you may have been allergic to (specific ingredients)? What was the reac... see post
CombatRock76
Alternative to Aveda Smooth Infusion Style Prep Smoother.
I really love using Aveda's Smooth Infusion Style Prep Smoother, but I would love to find something more accessible and inexpensive than $25. I know I don't want to go ultra inexpensive because then I will probably not have a great quality product. Can anyone make a recommendation?
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H216
BEAUTY GURU H216 / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Oh also great deal to try B&B's with their promo code see post
edimarco93
How should i wear my hair?
Hi, everyone! I have naturally curly hair, but don't know how i should wear it. for as long as i can remember, i've been parting my hair on the left and clip it (the heavier side), but i want to change it up -- partly because i look so immature with this style (i'm 21, but look 15!). how should i wear it? i have layers, but they're pretty low on my hair. i don't really like too much hair around my face (hence the clip).  what should i do?  also something that really bugs me about my hair is that its bigger at the middle/bottom and flat at the top. is there a product i can use for this or a specific hairstyle that'll fix this?
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
To keep hair away from your face, try a french braid along your temple/hairline for a fun and festive Summer look. You can even do a few multiple, thinner ones for a pla... see post