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Best Dry Shampoo?
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?
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I really like Batiste (original scent is pretty mild), Verb, Bumble & bumble pret-a-powder, and Lush No drought (this one smells of citrus but isn't super-strong).   I... see post
Best products for extreme hair loss?
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!     
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I had the exact same problem and likely causes this time last summer.  The loss was incredible, and my hair got noticeably thinner.  I went to a doctor and got blood tes... see post
Hair Extensions
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
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Ones i used to wear i really loved was the premium remy human hair extension they are around $150 and they are clip in. They are very silky and soft. Do not wash them of... see post
My hair doesn't grow!
  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!
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i agree with all the post. i had a problem i though my hair wasn't growing but it is because my ends were so bad it kept breaking making it looked like it never grew. bu... see post
Best products for soft curled bowlouts?
BEAUTY PRO underwhelmed11 / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
A lightweight body building spray (I like Bumble & bumble's volume spray in the classic plastic bottle) - don't spray too much! too much of any product will weigh your h... see post
Madame CJ Walker Product Review & Curly Hair Chat
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!
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I tried the prewash treatment.  It was very heavy and sticky to apply, but my hair looked good afterwards.  There is no way it would have washed out with the included co... see post
Best product for hair flyaways?
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! 
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The Hairdresser's Invisible Oil works like a miracle.  Drybar's The Chaser Shine Cream is pretty decent too. 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.   ************** UPDATE   I have a happy update!   I did more research about my issue and decided to try Yes to Carrots Nourishing Shampoo and Conditioner and after the first wash, ZERO hair was in the tub! Even after I combed it, the difference was dramatic. I know for sure I am either allergic to the silicone-related chemicals (silicones also make my face get little bumps) or the sulfates. It is probably silicones since I use sulfate free hair products for the most part. So, am  quite happy to have halted the hair loss with Yes to Carrots until I see my doctor in the future.   Really, a huge difference. My boyfriend and I did a little dance of joy when he saw the hair-free tub   Hooray! Thanks for your support when I was freaking out. Hugs to all of you.
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I love mint :D I'll add them to my list  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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BEAUTY GURU allegrissima / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Hi Skye, I feel your pain.  I went through the same thing a few times during my life.  Even lately, I asked for a trim and she cut 6 inches off!!  Now, I go for a trim o... see post
Hair Help - Bumble and Bumble
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!!!
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^ Seconding all of this! Adding products to your roots can weigh hair down and make it look oily.   I have very fine, thin, straight hair and it can quickly look limp ... see post
great smelling hair spray
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 ing-spray-P242151?skuId=1200138&icid2=products%20g ...  but it is unscented.    Thank you for sharing your experiences. 
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Hi annabelleagain,   I love the way the Living Proof Hairspray smells! It's a nice hold too - not too stiff, flexible, but still does its job, and fights humidity.  see post
Hair Tools: Blow Dryer vs. Straightener
Hi everyone,   I am looking for some advice on whether to get a blow dyer or a straightener. I have shoulder length hair and all I really want is to look presentable (read no frizzy mess). I hear a lot of good things about the Drybar dryer and the straightener, so I am debating on getting one or the other. I do not have naturally straight or fine hair.   If you have both tools regardless of brand, please share which you think is more beneficial to your hair routine.   Thank you!
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BEAUTY GURU allegrissima / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
I have both, and I use the blow dryer much more than the straightener.  I use a very large brush to blow dry, and it gives soft tips.  The straightener on the other hand... see post
All Things Blonde!
A place for all who love blonde hair! Share anything & everything about your hair. Your fave products, hair care routine, & how you keep brassiness at bay!
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A sample is a great idea, I'll try that before committing. I'd love to try the Blonde Angel wash but it's a little out of my price range for the time being unfortunately... see post
Invisibobble leaves dents in my hair!!
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.
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Replacement for B&B Curl Conscious
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?
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The new Bb Curl line is just a repackaged version of the Curl Conscious line, so this should work great for you: see post
Does hair removal cream cause your hair to grown back thicker and darker?
  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! 
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What products will enhance my natural waves/curls, fight frizz, revitalize the next day
I have long hair, naturally wavy and with loose curls. I've tried every product and nothing keeps the curls and fights frizz My routine is to towel dry my hair after washing, and put some product in and let it air dry. Recently I've been using Redkin Curvaceous full swirl serum/cream. I've also been using moraccon oil to fight frizz - which isn't really helping. My hari tends to be a bit dry. So i'm looking for a product, or combination of products, that will help me get and keep those great curls.   I'm also looking for a product that I can use the next day to revatilize my curls, boost them, reawaken - however you want to phrase it. If there is a different product that I could use or the same as above. I need some help Sephora. I've tried every brand and nothing seems to really work, can you help?!
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My hair sounds like yours too. One combo in shower I like is: Living Proof No Frizz shampoo, Living Proof No Frizz conditioner, rinse it out, then Living Proof Curl Deta... see post
white things on my roots. not dandruff ! please help !
What can i do to get rid of little white stuff on my hair? It is not dandruff and i do not use any hair products
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I had a huge issue with this in varying degrees for the last 7-8 years. Earlier this year i went sulfate free and it's pretty much gone away completely. No clue if it wi... see post
Overnight waves!
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?
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Hi betsymichelle,   I have a different hair texture than you (thicker and wavier) but I use the overnight braid technique as well! I like to apply the Living Proof P... see post
New Hair Product
Looking for a new hair product. I loved Bumble and Bumble Color Minded Styling Balm, but B&B discontinued it last year. I have yet to find anything similar.  I don't like B&B styling creme.  
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Curling iron for really short hair?
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?
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Ok, great! This was really helpful! Thanks, Stephanie-I will check this out! see post
Does anyone know any good hair products for curls! I have curly hair and I'm looking for products that will enhance my curls.
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devacurl is always good, i also really like the curl products from living proof.  see post
phytoplage protective sun veil or phytoplage protective sun oil?
My hair is a dirty blonde but bleached with highlights. I'm going away for Christmas break and I want to know which product to use on my hair to protect it! I plan to deep condition with coconut oil while I'm away - but to be safe, I'd like something in my hair while the sun is out. Thanks!
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BEAUTY GURU allegrissima / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
For sure the sun oil as it is more nourishing at the same time.  Best of luck ;)  see post
Clarifying Shampoo and Hair Mask
I am looking for a clarifying shampoo for my thick color treated hair and a hair mask. My hair is so dry and I can hardly put a brush though it after i shower even with conditioner. Once its dry it knots up so fast! I think it has something to do with my water. Any suggestions would be helpful.
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BEAUTY GURU allegrissima / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Redken has a great clarifying shampoo.  It is a white bottle.  I think it is called hair cleansing cream.  You must be careful with clarifying shampoos though.  You must... see post
Clipless curlers?
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?
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BEAUTY GURU allegrissima / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Have you tried the velcro curlers?  They are not expensive at all.  They come in many different sizes.  And, the best part is that they attach to each other, so no need ... see post
shampoo and conditioner for oily roots but dry ends
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!
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BEAUTY GURU allegrissima / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
You still continue using your regular shampoo.  But you need to have a more nourishing cream at the ends.  There are two that I absolutely love.  They are non-greasy and... see post
styling prducts/shampoo/conditioner for breakage and damage
I have wavy hair that is cury around my face and the nape of my neck, my hair is also extremely fine and prone to breakage. Use a lot of heat to deal with the unruliness does anyone have any advice for shampoo conditioner and styling products?
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BEAUTY GURU allegrissima / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Alterna Caviar line is very good.  Also use the leave in conditioner to nourish the hair.       Best of luck    see post
What is the correct way to re-dye hair?
My friend has been using boxed dye on her hair and she says that her hair won't take dye anymore or the dye seems to wash out quickly/fade. She has been using permanent boxed dyes. After using numerous boxed dyes the hair seems damaged and she wants to cover greys.   I don't dye my hair so I couldn't offer advice. What is the correct way to re-dye/refresh hair colour? Example: If she has dyed hair is it correct for her to keep using dye over dye with developer etc? I was googling and found that people refresh/tone their hair in certain ways. After dying with permanent is it correct to keep re-dying with permanent dyes and developers or are you supposed to use a semi-permanent overtop (or a less intense developer)? I'm lost here lol please help!! (also trying to cover greys here so please keep that in mind)...   Thanks!!!! =D
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naturtint has a line that is especially crated for covering gray hair, i believe it's the number with a letter N. for example 7N, rather than a G or A,C,M. I've found it... see post
products for damaged and colored hair
Hey, what kind of products can you recommend for color treated hair that is damaged (also from letting it grow the last two years). and I'm also looking for volume products but I'm a little overwhelmed. right now i use a volume spray in wet hair from loreal, mousse from loreal, loreal conditioner and shampoo, sometimes a mask. and some oil in the wet hair (from garnier). thank you!
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Hi rsebastian,   You might like Living Proof's Restore Line it really helps damaged hair start to feel like new again - works fine with color treated hair as well!  ... see post
Southern Hair Products
I recently moved to the south and my hair is behaving badly! I have long, layered, average hair with a slight wave when I let it go natural.  Any suggestions?
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Hi irishskin,   I'm assuming that you moved to somewhere humid in the south, correct? Out of curiosity, what was the environment where you used to live like? And how... see post