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Hair Refresher
Hi! Can anyone recommend a great hair refresher? I hate having weird smell in my hair (cigarette smoke, food, etc), especially when I just washed my hair and doesn't need cleansing. FYI,I have thick and coarse hair and on the the drier side, which is why I can't wash my hair everyday.  Thank you!
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i've used bastiste in original scent. not a huge fan of the scent, but it's done its job. i'll check this out. see post
What is a good product for thick wavy hair to control all the frizzes? has anyone tried Verb product? is it really a great 5 star product for my type of hair?    
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Hi, Rad49!   For starters, are you looking for a styling product or revamping your entire hair regimen?    While styling/treatment products can pack a punch in terms... see post
Hair loss caused by LIving Proof - What products help repair and please help!
I used Redken Color Extend Magnetics for a while and noticed increased hair loss, so I tried Nexxus Color shampoo/conditioner. The Nexxus caused very little hair loss, but it didn't clean my hair and left it weighed down and feeling dirty.   So, I tried Living Proof products and my hair is majorly falling out , so much that other people notice and I can see my scalp! I'm freaking out and looking to try new shampoo/conditioner (obviously) but am afraid yet another product line/ingredients will make it worse. Seriously, as in clumps of hair stuck in the drain, on the floor, and falling out while I am just sitting at my computer at work...OMG. I'm probably sensitive/allergic to something in it and no, allergy testing is not an option (too expensive).   What products will help my hair regrow and look less thin, and also help it look volumized asap? I know it will take a while to grow it back. My hair in general is very fine, straight, and tends to hang no matter what I use, so I don't really mind just want my hair back. I am so sad and self-conscious about this.
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You may want to visit a doctor or allergist to gain further insight over whether or not there may be any health or internal causes linked to your hairloss. While you men... see post
What's the Deal with Wen?
I've been debating (for what seems like years now) whether or not to try this. I've heard and read very mixed reviews on the product - either you love or hate it. I know it depends on the type of hair you have. I have long dark brown, fairly frizzy, wavy, dull hair (when left untreated or styled).   These commercials just seem too good to be true. Shine is something I've been after for a while. Since I don't dye my hair, I don't have that lustre that so many have. I also have a hard time believing that "one wash will change my world".   Just wondering what BT's opinion is and if I should take the plunge. Have you tried Wen? What type of hair do you have? What's your overall opinion?   Thanks!
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My hair is wavy and frizzy, but fine.  I used Wen for about 8 weeks, but it was too "de-volumizing" for me.   I switched back to "regular" shampoo and conditioner.  I ... see post
Q. Platinum Blonde Care
Just went from my natural dark brown to platinum blonde, any recommendations for a good shampoo and conditioner to keep it looking bright and healthy? 
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easternahair / NEWCOMER / answered
A. I think, that shampoo will strip out the color more than anything. If your hair is bleach damaged, I'd suggest not shampooing as often. Try to keep it to 1-2 times per w... see post
I need hair help asap
My hair is a little on the dry side; whether I air dry it or blow dry it. I have used many smoothing and leave in products and my hair is still dry and dull looking, esp towards the ends. They tend to be thick and sort of "stuck" if that makes any sense, The ends aren't pretty and bouncy like normal hair should be. Is there a good product I could use on the shaft & ends of my hair to make it "move" more and look/feel softer? I have been putting some polish and serums...shine sprays....dry oil...still looks like crap. I ordered some japanese hair oil on ebay that I read great reviews on but I haven't received it yet. I also can not blow my hair out with a round brush (I fail EVERY time) and I am trying to avoid heat, so the use of a flat iron is out. Thanks for any and al suggestions!
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easternahair / NEWCOMER / replied
You need to correctly wash your hair: When you shampoo your hair, use the tips of your fingers to gently pull the shampoo through your hair instead of roughly scrubbing... see post
Q. Gluten-Free Hair Color
Is there anyone who is gluten-free (celiac or non-celiac gluten sensitivity) that knows about hair color brands that are safe to use? Or anyone who works in a salon that has heard of any.
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A. Hello, Madison Reed is gluten free but only online and pricey. I really like it though- never had any reactions. see post
GHD Flat Iron Differences
My CHI Flat Iron is slowly dying on me lately, and only works when it wants to.  I've had it for 10+ years and has lasted me a very long time.   My next purchase I am looking into and have been eyeing for a very long time knowing that my CHI will die on me eventually is the GHD Flat Irons.   There are like 5 GHD's:   Platinum Professional Classic 1 Inch Eclipse Gold Professional 2 Inch Gold Professional 1 Inch   I was interested originally in the Classic 1 Inch and have tried it before. I have thick, frizzy hair.  Do all 5 of these flat irons do the same thing?   I have read the descriptions and it just seems like to me the differences are that some have just 1 switch so it heats up to whatever temperature or others have the type of switch that you can adjust the settings or something.   I want a GHD that makes my hair soft and silky.  I have never tried any other one except the Classic.     So, for those of you that have tried the other ones, are they just as good?  And I have noticed there is a price difference in almost all of them.  I am investing in a GHD because I have heard amazing things about it.   I am not really interested in the other brands at Sephora, and the Sephora near me is 2 hours away in Winnipeg, so they may not even have some of these in stock when I go in to the City next weekend.  Even when I check the availability in store option, it does say "it was available in the last 24 hours" but most of the time it never really is there at the store.   Any suggestions and help on the differences would be awesome!!!
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Hi,   Yeah I am leaning more towards the 1 Inch Classic.  Is there a huge difference between the Classic and Professional gold? They are both one inch but there is a p... see post
desperate for volume!
hello! i naturally have very fine, wavy/curly hair (2b texture). in the past i didnt mind how fine my hair was because i had quite a lot of it, but recently i grew ill and for the past year or so my hair has been shedding like crazy. luckily i dont have bald spots or anything, but my hair is so thin and flat i cant stand it! im desperate to find a product that can gently give volume to my hair without use of heat (blowdrying is on my hair texture!) and teasing definitely isnt an option anymore. appreciate any help, thank you!!
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i havent! i will try these as well, thank you! see post
Straightning my hair.
I am looking for something that straightnes my hair withought using a Flat Iron, Is there such a thing?The Flat irons have been damaging my hair so much even with protectant. I just need something else desperatley!
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Okay, I will try blow drying with the brush, its just the direct heat from the flat iron that is just drying out my hair.Thanks!   see post
Flat iron for fine hair?
Hey everyone! I am looking for a new flat iron. I have fine, blond hair that is naturally straight. I mainly use the flat iron to style the hair, ("bending" it into shape) to give my hair more volume and sometimes as an alternative to a curling iron. Could anyone recommend me a good flat iron under 100$?????
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What's the best blow dryer you have ever used?
I need a new blow dryer. My last one was over 10 years old(I know) so I'm sure anything will work better! I'm wondering what YOUR favorites are! My main concern is Frizz. I'm contemplating between the T3 feather weight 2, and the drybar buttercup. any help is really appreciated!!   
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I just realized they have this at Ulta too. If you're platinum, and assuming they have the 10x points event we're anticipating soon, this would be a great choice to buy ... see post
Shampoos for Oily Hair
Hey everyone!    I am in need of a great shampoo that doesn't cause build up and will leave my hair looking clean for a few days!  I have extremely oily hair and I have noticed that the drug store shampoos I am using are causing my hair to get oily even quicker. My hair will look clean for a few hours, but by 2-3pm my hair looks like a grease pit.   Help please!   
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BEAUTY PRO preciousdreamsx / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
I would suggest looking into Lush shampoo. I use Lush 'I Love Juicy' and the 'Jumping Juniper' shampoo bar. Both have been miracle workers! see post
hair loss,thinning,dryness due to thyroid
I used to be hyperthroid since the doctors killed my thyroid and I'm now hypothyroid my hair has been horrible before it was fine and straight but i had a good amount now dry thinning and hate it I have been taking biotin multivitamins, etc.and using sulfate free/paraben free shampoos and conditioners leave in treatments etc only problem is i bartend i need to pull my hair back in a ponytail and since my hair gets whispy and flyaways i need to hairspray it back i need to know which hairspray is the least damaging and what treatments will work best to make my hair soft and grow again i have done keratin treatments before and and considering this again but id like a new daily routine that would help me not look older due to my dry thinning frizzy colortreated hair please help THANKS Dina
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I've just begun researching this more, and will totally take you up on PM's! I can't believe I've let this crappy thyroid issue rule my life for so many YEARS!  see post
Best products for damaged hair- recommendations needed
I am currently attempting to recover from blonde ombre'd hair. My ends are very sad, and even though I am getting it cut regularly and no longer bleaching it, it is still really dry.   Anyone recommend anything to help add some shine and nourish my hair? I am open to everything from shampoo to leave in oils or masks.   I have pretty fine hair that doesn't get a lot of oomph, so preferably products that won't weigh it down too significantly.
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I've recently started using Wen to cleanse my hair and it's done wonders for the damage in my hair, especially the ends. I was reluctant at first because the commercials... see post
Volume and frizz taming
I have very curly, frizzy fine hair. I henna dye it. I use a round brush when I blow dry it. I only wash it every 4 days. I need something for volume and for taming frizz. I have a very round face so I need height in my hair.
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Hi!  I have similar hair to yours.. Mine is naturally curly and I often struggle with frizz! But within the last year I've tried to make some changes in my hair...  I'... see post
Worst haircut ever!!
hello my loves....   I would love to say good morning but sadly it has not been. If those I have not met do not know me my name is Skye and I am a sophomore in high school, I am a shopaholic and makeup junkie to the max! Im just trying to trot my way through high school so I can move to L.A when im done, feel free to message me, I love new friends!   anyway lovelies, so it was a sunny south florida day and my mother and I drive to the local salon that I have been going to for several years. I was going to get a subtle trim to cut off any "dead or split ends" that might have emerged since I haven't cut my hair in a year ( an exact year ago a different hairdresser had F'd up my hair and cut half of it off). I was greeted by a hairdresser who I never met before but she was very welcoming and kind and walked me to a empty seat. I told her EXACTLY what I wanted ( subtle trim, no length taken off) NOW, my beauties I will insert a picture of what my beloved hair looked like exactly a day before it was cut.  I would also love to know if any of you think that there are split ends or noticable damage judging from that. okay so then she advised me to head over to the sink so the other lady could wash my hair and get it wet so it was easier to cut, I did, my hair was wet and I returned. At first the combed out then started subtly cutting off the little ends and tidying it up, I felt comfortable so I began looking through my phone as she was snipping and talking about her vacation. WORST MISTAKE EVER, within minutes of checking through instagram and texting my boyfriend where I was, I literally....literally..felt the wait of my hair had decreased and I looked up and no HALF OF MY HAIR WAS GONE, and she was still talking like nothing was wrong! I said " um excuse me, what happened to my hair?" I had like this sickening feeling in my stomach because it looked exactly it did a year ago when a completely different hairdresser cut half of it off. she looked up and her poor little face looked kind of afraid and embarrassed so I just said "Its okay,Im just going to go now" so my mother saw and was instantly shocked and I just waited for her to pay and then drove home. as soon as I got home I cried for two hours. anyway im not even going to start some little pity party im jsut looking fro the best pills/products to grow it out, please lovelies. I literally look the same as I did a year ago and all my lovely grown out hair is gone. *Picture*
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HALL OF FAMER chocopudding / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Oooh...that's not "just a trim." I don't know if I would've paid for that haircut in the end, as you very explicitly stated what you wanted and she went and did the exac... see post
Need a good dry shampoo!
Any recommendations on a really good dry shampoo that could get me at least 1 day between washing?
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HALL OF FAMER e4stofthesun / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I've tried many different kinds (Oscar Blandi- 2 kinds, Suave, Dove, Batisse, PSSST) but the one I like the BEST is Bumble and bumble Pret-a-powder. It is just so much b... see post
Elizabeth and James Dry Shampoos
I received the upcoming Elizabeth and James dry shampoos in both Nirvana White and Nirvana Black today and thought I would post my thoughts for anyone interested in these items before they're released!     Item Description "The first ever fine fragrance dry shampoo combines hair-refreshing technology with the warm and sensual fragrance of Nirvana White/Black. This multitasking water-free micro powder is enriched with natural rice starch to instantly absorb oils while adding body and texture to all hair types, leaving hair feeling fresh and clean without any residue."   Some background on me My hair is super fine and oil prone so I need to wash it every day and most dry shampoos frankly do nothing or leave that strange white cast on the hair. I've resorted to using baby powder as well and although it will do the job in absorbing oil, I don't really feel...clean I guess you could say. I have purchased both fragrances in the past.   Initial thoughts The smells are phenomenal, they're not identical to the Nirvana fragrances but similar and still amazing. I've been that weirdo that keeps smelling her hair today.   Product Links   Nirvana White 400353?skuId=1735729   Nirvana Black 400351?skuId=1735711     I haven't had a chance to give it a proper run though will try to wash my hair a bit less in the next week to really see how they hold up and report back. If there any specific questions about the products and their use I can answer, please let me know. These items were a gift from both Sephora and Elizabeth and James.
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BEAUTY PRO mariharris / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Thanks for reviewing those! I had my eye on them because I love the fragrance! I usually wash my hair every 4 days and am a dry shampoo junkie! The only problem is, no m... see post
Styling products for fine, straight hair?
Hello there!   I am wondering if anyone has good suggestions for curling hair that is fine and super, super straight. I have tried mousse, pre-styling spray, super strong hair spray, you name it! No matter how hard I try to give myself some loose curls or beachy waves, by the time I'm walking out the door, they're flat and oh so sad.     Any help? Good products? A good curling iron perhaps?   Thank you! 
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Any type of curling device will be your hero. I can't get any type of curl or wave using ONLY products. I need a heat tool. I too have fine straight hair.   I've been ... see post
Show me your curls!
So the older I get, the more I embrace my curls. Or maybe it's laziness, lol. In any case, I have found that there is one unique situation that helps me have what I call a good hair day. Rain. But only about 20 seconds of drizzle - such as the amount of time it takes to run to one's car. More than that and it's a frizzy mess. So yeah, about twice a year it works out.    What products and techniques help you get your "best" curls?   Besides today's rain, I used Wen as a leave in, along with some of the Wen replenishing spray. My main styling product is Curls Rock. Once I apply the product, I grab tiny sections of my wet hair and swirl/wrap around my finger, mostly  around my face. I then use my Chi hair dryer and an inexpensive no-name diffuser from Sally's Beauty Supply to somewhat dry my hair. Once the curls are mostly formed, I flip my head upside down and basically massage my scalp to give some body to my roots. I can't mess with it too much or I'll end up frizzy with tons of fly-aways, but if I don't do some manipulating, I'll end up with "crunchy" curls.   
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Here are my curls! I don't really have any particular techniques except putting my product in when my hair is damp and scrunching upwards. Products that I LOVE are Ameri... see post
Q. Are Kerastase Products worth it?
I'm going to be switching hair products and right now I'm looking at a couple different brands, and I'm wondering if Kerastase products are worth the price? I've heard really great things about the brand and I've got pretty finicky hair, so I figured it might be a good idea. For reference I have hair that is 2 inches longer than my shoulders, pretty dry and it's dyed red. The other brand I was looking at is Redken, and ill mention the comparable products as well. So the products I'm interested in are the following:   1. Kerastase Bain Mirroir Shampoo/ (Redken real control shampoo) 2. Chroma Reflect Milk (conditioner)/ (real control conditioner) 3. Chroma Thermique (heat protectant)/ (satinwear blowdry lotion) 4. Sublimateur jour (leave in conditioner)/ (Crema care)   I'm also going to be trying the kerastase masque. but ive already decided that.   The redken is alot cheaper but I figured with such a difficult color the Kerastase might be a good idea?   Thanks for your help =]
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A. I have used Kerastase products for many years, as my old salon was a Kerastase certified salon. I did like the in-salon rituals but I do believe that their hair products... see post
Hair Extensions-Good Brands/Thoughts about Bellami?
Originally I posted this in Ask the Experts but thought Hair was probably more appropriate. So... I have been thinking about getting the Bellami extensions. I haven't worn extensions in years but really have been thinking about them lately. The only ones I have used were from Sally Beauty (forgot brand and they no longer have them). They were human hair and over $200 but very nice. Has anyone used Bellami? If so, please share your thoughts.
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Dry Shampoo-Dark Hair
I am looking for a good dry shampoo. I have dark hair and have a hard time finding a dry shampoo that doesn't make my hair look grey/white and dull. I have very very oily hair. Thanks!
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BEAUTY PRO geekbeauty / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
The Klorane dry shampoo is awesome! I've dark hair as well and there's no residue at all. Also does it's job and leaves a nice texture behind. see post
Help! my hair is completely fried!
  I normally use a GHD but the one I had for 2 years died, and I purchased the classic flat iron. The quality wasn't there so I decided to try something new and purchased the T3 single pass.    I tried it the minute I got home on dry hair with heat protector on from the morning.  It made "schh" sound but honestly, I thought it was their technology.. but then my hair started smelling funny and the iron started "steaming" (this is on the lowest level of heat too)   when I washed my hair the next morning, my hair was soo fried and damaged that I couldn't even comb through. I wore deep conditoning treatment for 2 hours, washed it, still the same. This morning, I put on conditioner on my entire hair... and still nothing is different.. no improvement whatsoever.   If its just the ends, I would just cut it off, but its the entire outer layer of the entire length...   In Korea, there is such thing called "Repair magic straightening" that I don't think reverse the damage, but mask it.. is there something similar? or is there anything I can do?  
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Hello infinities :) I literally just posted a question on the product page for the GHD 1.25" curler about steam coming from my hair, but I thought I would check BT to se... see post
Red streaks turning pink?
So I went and put BRIGHT red and BRIGHT blonde streaks in my hair. Which is chocolate brown. After a couple of washes, i now have pink streaks and much darker blonde. I use dumb blonde shampoo and conditioner. Anyone else had something like this happen? And if so how do i keep them red?!?!
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If your hair was blonde before (pre-bleached to get the red), the cuticle is open and the color will bleed and fade for a while. The more times you color it, the stronge... see post
The Great Hairbrush Hunt
Alright ladies and gents,   I need a new hairbrush, the one I have currently is not cutting it. I want a boar bristle/nylon quill combo brush, this is the only thing that I can use that works without inflicting pain. No pins! (If there is a little plastic bead at the end keep it away from me.)   As much as I'd love to be able to buy myself a Mason Pearson I just don't have the stomach to drop that much on a hairbrush. Maybe someday, but today is not that day. (Especially as I have a lot of hair and a "pocket" size brush isn't gonna hack it.)   Right now I'm leaning toward the Denman Large Porcupine brush... It's pretty affordable at about $25 (give or take a few factoring in shipping) and gets good reviews. I also want the cleaning brush which will push the overall purchase closer to $40   So before I make a commitment any recommendations for this type of brush for $50 or less? That 50 would also include a cleaning brush/tool preferably. I need to have this brush for at least 3-5 years to get my money out of it, but I have yet to own a brush that held up for more than a year so I am taking a big risk.
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I have that Denman brush! I got it from Ulta when they were on sale awhile back. I would totally recommend it! I have fine, relatively thick hair, down to mid-back at th... see post
Hot rollers advice
I have medium length, layered, very thick hair. I want to use hot rollers to achieve a bouncy, not too tight curl in my hair. Every time I use them though (I have a jumbo set) it just comes out a big poofy mess that I can't tame. What am I doing wrong?
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HALL OF FAMER desertdancer / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I only use hot curlers to style my hair.  I air dry my hair in low pony tail or maybe a loose braid after washing.   If you blow dry your hair straight or use  CHI th... see post
Which flat iron/straightener is best?
Hey ladies,   I'm looking to buy a new flat iron/straightener. My hair is thick, wavy, and frizzy. I straighten my hair every day (I use a heat protector, no worries!) and I've previously only used a Chi, but all the ones I've had have broken or don't help me get the silky straightness I get when I go to the salon. Suggestions?   Thanks!
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Nirvana Dry Shampoo
I just received an email stating that the Elizabeth & James Nirvana White Dry Shampoo has been discontinued. It hasn't even launched yet (unless I completely missed that). Does anybody know why this happened? I was really looking forward to this product. I hope the same fate doesn't hold true for the Nirvana Black Dry Shampoo as well.
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But of course Doppelgänger! This will be sold for sure. I'm sure a sku changed or another minor issue. People have received these as gifts to try and it's been promoted ... see post