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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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BEAUTY MASTER stefanieee / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
:( I am really sorry to hear about that. I know it sucks, I am waiting for my hair to grow and cut that chunk of fried hair off. I hope your hair will recover soon. Best... see post
Which Living Proof should I try?
I have coarse-thin hair that is pretty damaged due to bleaching & heat styling. Two biggest struggles are lack of volume & really dead-looking, unmanageable ends. Not sure if I should try the restore or full line, or maybe even the PHD...any suggestions from those who have used them??
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What Do You Do With Your Hair Before Bed??
I have lots of hair (as pictured but some of it is behind my back lol and it is tame and wavy due to bumble and bumble curl calming cream otherwise it would be a poofy curly nest. lol) and I am prone to headaches and migraines. I cannot for the ;life of me sleep with anything in my hair so i leave it out at night and wake up sweating to death and with a tangles mess. I am not sure if there is a solution since I have so much hair and I don't mind waking up sweaty because it is better than waking up with a terrible headache. Just curious to know what your bedtime hair routine is.    
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HALL OF FAMER StephaniLynn / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I can't even begin to explain how much I can relate! lol I can't sleep in my comfy pj pants anymore or I feel like a sweaty mess. And my comforter has long gone I only... see post
Shampoo for adding volume
I have fine, thinning hair that is color treated. I am looking for a new shampoo/conditioner, any suggestions? Thanks!
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, Debbpookie, is it definitive that you wish to focus on utilizing shampoo/conditioner to implement volume in your hair, or would you even consider catering to color p... see post
Need Blowdryer & Diffuser Combo (for wavy/curly hair) - maybe ionic? light? quiet?
Need recommendations on a blowdryer and diffuser combo for naturally wavy hair.  I'm looking to maximize my natural wave/curl, and I have very long hair.    I tried the Deva deryer & Diffuser combo but I'm not loving it. For the price ($160) it's not light or quiet.  And while I LIKE the Deva diffuser OK, the dryer doesn't seem to make my hair particularly shiny like other previous ionic dryers did.   Additionally, while I get this is a risk with any dryer: the Deva dryer seems to magically keep sucking my hair into the intake/fan/motor part on the back like no other!  Seriously, this used to happen once in a great while with my other drugstore (gasp) dryers, but since I got this one it's multiple times a session and I have to cut my hair to free it.  Sigh.  I'm contorting to make sure to keep my hair away from the intake as I'm drying but it's getting ridiculous.   Do you have a favorite dryer or diffuser for your curly or wavy hair?  Anything that seems powerful enough to dry the hair, benefits from ionic or other neat technology, or something you love because it's light or quiet?  What else do you look for in a dryer? Diffuser advice welcome too!   Thanks!        
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BEAUTY CELEB pattyj / BEAUTY CELEB BEAUTY CELEB / replied
try the deva curl clips and dry at roots with devacurl dryer,  and if you have time,  air dry.  I don't dry the ends of my hair but the scalp area and this works.  At ni... see post
Beach/Swim Hair
Whenever you see models, they always have amazing hair after getting out of the ocean or the pool.   My question is whenever i get into the water and come out my hair frizzes especially at the top and its like I have an afro. My hair is normally wavy but blow dry it and sometimes straighten it.   Is there anything I can apply to my hair to keep the frizz down after I get out of the water and am sitting on the beach (since i won't have a blow dryer on me)
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dianabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi R1P2,    My hair does the same LOL, even using beach wave sprays!   Try a cream or another softening anti frizz spray for best results- I like Living Proof, A... see post
best products for curls
I have long, thick, dry, curly/wavy, color treated hair. I have been blow drying it for quite sometime bc i cannot find any products that will reshape the curls/waves and hold. I have tried so many products. My hair winds up frizzy and looking crazy lol . Any recommendations? Thank you.
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BEAUTY PRO JillyBeanTX / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
I use Deva Curl!  In fact, I should update my picture soon as this is me with wavy hair that I straightened for YEARS!.. Deva Curl make my s-wavy hair curly, bouncy and ... see post
Hair Grease
Would hair conditioner or coconut oil hair conditioner work for heat protectant?
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HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Yes, or thermal. I know there's a handful drugstore options. see post
Somewhat of an ingredient snob looking for new shampoo and conditioner.
I'm somewhat of an ingredient snob when it comes to what I'm putting on my hair, I research the ingredients in products so I know exactly what I am putting on my hair.  I use the Onesta Hydrating Shampoo and Hydrating Conditioner, I've loved them for a few years but am looking to switch it up.  I love how the shampoo has a lot of botanical ingredients.  The conditioner has silicones in it, and I want something that is free of silicones, sulfates and parabens.  I have heard about alterna cavier but I know the conditioner has silicones in it.  So my current routine is shampoo with the Onesta, condition rinse it out, co-wash with living proof curl conditioning wash then finish with the detangling rinse.  I style with prime style extender, restore targeted repair cream, curl cream, no frizz spray and I use Josie Maran Argan Oil on my ends.  I also use the Night Cap a few nights a week too.  And I know that there are no sulfates, parabens and silicones in those.  My hair needs a lot of moisture, so I need something that is moisturizing without silicones, sulfates, parabens, and heavy oils.  When I say no silicones, I'm talking about something without dimethicone, dimethiconol and amodimethicone. My hair also loves living proof products. I have 2b/2c, high porosity, thick hair.  I can not under any circumstances use any Deva products.  Any product recommendations would be greatly appreciated.
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BEAUTY WHIZ redsoxshorty58 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I just looked up the ingredients and it is loaded with silicones. see post
Red to Dark Brown
A couple of months ago, I went and got copper strips in my hair. I had never dyed my hair before and was very upset with the job so I bought a box dye of intense black red (or something similar) and it just developed a red sheen on top of my hair.  I want to dye my hair dark again, but will that get rid of the strips?
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BEAUTY GURU GennX / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
The lightened portions of your hair are probably going to still be lighter than the rest no matter what dye color you put over it because you're also adding the dark dye... see post
Hair freeze/ hair setting powder?
When I got married, my hair stylist used some kind of setting powder in lieu of hairspray. It was NOT like dry shampoo hair powder, but like a product for hold. It didn't leave my hair my hair sticky or glossy and my hair stayed curly for DAYS! Anyone know what this stuff is actually called and where I can purchase some for another special occasion? I can't seem to find it through googling..
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BEAUTY PRO Anewxa / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
I think maybe it's the got 2b powder'full volumizing styling powder..probably carried in ulta or even Walmart. Try searching styling hair powder or volumizing hair powde... see post
Haircut Ideas
Hi all, I have been wanting to get my haircut...but not sure which style to go with.    the latest trend i have seen is the LOB which i have seen on Kim Kardashian, Diana Madison, Kirsten Cavallari and Nicole Polizzi. I have seen all these celebs/people have their hair cut into a LOB.   I have very thick, heavy. frizzy, wavy hair.  I have managed to grow it out and it is sitting right at my chest (almost close to my breasts sorry lol). The last time I went for a cut was almost 8 months ago because I was trying to grow it out because I have been wanting long hair for such a long time.    But now that I am back to work after mat-leave, in the mornings when I wash my hair it is so thick and heavy and it takes so much time to blow dry and then straighten thereafter.     So do you guys think that a LOB is the way to go?  Would definitely be less blow drying time and possibly straightening time too.  What do you all think I should go for?   I am open to all kinds of suggestions to take my stylist and show different pictures to achieve a look i want.  I am going to take pics of the above mentioned celebs to get an idea.  But would love for some feedback from you all...people post and give great comments and suggestions here lol    Any suggestsions? If you want to post pics with what you are talking about definitely do that so it helps me out and i can add it to my collection of "haircut idea's" i have saved lol    thanks all! can't wait to see and hear all the suggestions.
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HALL OF FAMER Manda / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Make sure that you let her know you want longer layers. What I normally do for my clients with curly hair who want longer layers, I either pull it out straight out from ... see post
How often do you wash your hair?
I am curious. I washed my hair EVERY SINGLE DAY for most of my teen years and early 20's. Now into my early 30s I am washing every other day. Which for the most part, helps extend my highlights that i pay entirely too much for every 8 weeks! lol
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BEAUTY MAVEN awh9931 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
I wash my hair whenever it begins to feel greasy. This is usually about every other day, but occasionally my hair will feel fine for 3-4 days so I won't wash it until la... see post
Will a dry Shampoo work for me or do I need something else?
My hair is really fine and thin and gets oily easily. By the end of a workday, my roots and the hair towards the top of my head looks oily, flat and gross. I want to go out at night with my hair down but don't have time to wash it again. Is there a product (like a dry shampoo or something) that will make it look like I washed the top of my hair when I didn't and might add a little volume too? Thanks!
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BEAUTY MASTER 4Ali4 / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
I have very similar hair. Unfortunately, I have yet to find a dry shampoo that really works for me. Most end up making my hair look great for an hour or two, and then it... see post
HairSpray
Can you recommend a brand of hairspray suitable for ballet dancers?
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BEAUTY SAVANT HoneydewK / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
I wasn't a professional ballerina since I was 5 when I started and I quit at age of 16.  My friends and I used L'orea Elnette, a gold spray can. It was enough for me ev... see post
Oily Hair .. Even using Clarifying Shampoo...
So I wash my hair every other day and I use clarifying shampoo and no conditioner.. knowing that is supposed to help w/ the oilness. However, my hair still gets really oily. Can you recommend any products that can help? Please help!
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Definitely invest in a sulfate free formula, in terms of incorporating a conditioner, application may be key. Rather than load up roots or directly apply conditioner to ... see post
Hair
I have thick shoulder length brown hair that is straight. Every time I use the curling iron the curls never stay for too long. I've tried hairspray  but it makes my hair feel like dry straw. What could I do to make the curls stay?
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BEAUTY MASTER sammiebaby / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
Hi!   Because you have thick hair and its shoulder length, you may want a smaller curling iron.  I would recommend either the 3/4in or 1/2in iron instead of a 1 or 2in... see post
I want wavy hair!
My hair is really flat, how can I find a product that will help with this or help me achieve a natural wave in my hair?
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, Sandra!   Check into the below thread where I share some tips on creating texture and waves in fine, straight hair without the aid of heat/thermal tools.   http:... see post
Flat Iron Recommendations
Does anyone have any advice, or know enough to compare different types of flat irons? I'm wondering if all of the tourmaline/ceramic irons with adjustable heat settings are created equal.   After about 8 years of faithful service, my trusted Chi straightener appears to be on the fritz. I did a little research on flat irons, thinking that I was going to get a T3 (I bought the T3 Whirl Trio curling wand recently and it is amazing). After consideration, I ended up buying the Rusk Heat Freak Str8 iron, thinking it's also tourmaline/ceramic, and it should work the same. Plus, my sister got it for Christmas and loves it. After using it for the first time this morning, I'm underwhelmed. It took me a long time and a lot of passes to get my hair straight. I don't have that kind of time in the mornings (my makeup application suffered greatly at the expense of my hair, haha). I'm just a little afraid to spend the money on the T3 if it is going to basically be the same as the Rusk.
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BEAUTY PRO kelloua / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
I think the hard thing about flat irons is I've personally had to try them to see if I liked them.  Many seem to tout the same technology, yet the experience of using th... see post
What is the best flat iron ever invented??
Im looking for a VERY GOOD flat iron to straighten my fine course hair. Suggestions anyone?
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SCENE QUEEN ElizabethM3 / SCENE QUEEN SCENE QUEEN / replied
I love Karmin! <3 see post
Best Daily Shampoo for fine/oily/straight hair.
Hi everyone. I have fine, natural (never been dyed/highlighted) shoulder-length hair which tends to get greasy and flat by the end of the day. I cannot go without washing it everyday because it looks completely greasy from root to tip the next morning.   I have used a variety of shampoos (most with a clear formula as opposed to the creamier versions), make sure to only condition my ends, and use “It’s A 10 Lite” on my ends before blow drying. I also use dry shampoo mid-day to combat the oilyness on my scalp but nothing helps in the long run.   I have tried sulfate-free shampoos before and they weighed my hair down (maybe due to them being too much moisturizing?) and am wondering if there is a gentle, daily shampoo that anyone can recommend.   Thanks in advance!
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SCENE QUEEN MarilynF4 / SCENE QUEEN SCENE QUEEN / replied
Pro Naturals is the best! :) see post
Drybar, buttercup set...?
I'm curious about the Drybar buttercup blowdryer and specifically looking into getting the new set with the dryer, the dry shampoo, and heat protecting serum...It's a total of 205$ which is like unthinkable for me, can anyone share their thoughts with me on the dryer, is it worth the price? Also, if you use the dryer do you like their products as well, have not tried those either?? A little history: I have really fine and pretty thin hair, i really don't do much heat styling to it because it is naturally very dry and prone to damage. I recently tried to quit blow drying to see if my hair would improve (look less dry/frizzy/dull/damaged) it did look much healthier letting it air dry but it then would be so limp and just hang so i was conflicted, it looks bad when i don't blow dry and it looks un healthy when i do....Also i use moroccan oil on my damp hair mostly in the ends to smooth and moisturize and i really like that, recently i got into shine serums so i now use Kenra silkening gloss i think it's called and i LOVE that, its more weightless than my moroccan oil so i can use that on the areas closer to my scalp and around my face and that helps to smooth down my natural waves around my face. SOO using both of those i'm pretty happy now with my blow drying results but i still feel like it could be better, so what better than looking for some wonderful thoughts or advice from the lovely BT'ers  
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BEAUTY RESIDENT SLaurinaitis / BEAUTY RESIDENT BEAUTY RESIDENT / replied
My husband just bought me the DRYBAR hair dryer and hair products set a week ago. I can say from my experience that it was worth the purchase! I have only used my hair s... see post
Shampoo: B&B Surf vs John Frieda Beach Blonde
Has anyone tried and compared Bumble and Bumble's Surf Foam Wash shampoo to John Frieda's Beach Blonde Cool Dip shampoo? I have tried B&B and know I like it, however it is a tad pricey. I love their new Surf Infusion spray compared to the original, so I'm not so interested in John Frieda's spray, despite it being a cult classic in its own right. 
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Haircut and Style
Do any of you guys know what kind of haircut Diana Madison has?     She is an entertainment entrepreneur...and i love her new haircut she recently got.  I have been wanting a different cut and came across this.  Looks similar to Kim Kardashian's just not sure...
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BEAUTY GURU ntailor / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Hi Melissa,   thanks for the tip. i will definitely keep that in mind.  i still yet to have to make the appointment lol.  see post
Q. How can I make my hair grow faster?
Back in late October I cut off 9 inches of my hair to donate to cancer patients for new wigs (locks of love program). I'm happy that I did this but I want my hair to grow long again. Any suggestions or tips on how to get hair to grow faster? Help would be much appreciated . Thanks!
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BEAUTY MAVEN ShopaholicLove / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / answered
A. That's really nice of you! I thought of donating my hair too, since its waist length now, but my friend told me since I bleached my hair before, I cant donate them... ... see post
Q. Which Bumble and Bumble Blow Dry?
Hi! I'm currently deciding between two Bumble and Bumble Blow Dry products. The first one is their Straight Blow Dry: http://www.sephora.com/straight-blow-dry-P297554?s kuId=1376318 The second one is their All Style Blow Dry: http://www.sephora.com/all-style-blow-dry-P391797? skuId=1668037 I have coarse hair that's on the frizzy side, and has been dyed (think thick/coarse asian hair) and was just wondering what you guys recommend. Thanks for the help!
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kevinbt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi Flyte! Deciding between these two will depend on what type of style you are going for! If you like to wear your hair on the wavy/curly side, and like to achieve this ... see post
Create texture/waves with fine, straight hair
I recently chopped off my long hair to a layered bob in order to donate it. However, due to my hair's natural texture, I'm having a really difficult time styling it because my hair is so fine and stick straight and I'm trying to achieve the messy, beachy look to make the bob look more modern. I've tried some mousse and salt sprays from Aveda, Redkin, and Lush and within an hour my hair falls flat with just the ends curling up. Anyone with a similar hair texture-- have you found a salt spray that works well for you and actually lasts? Or is there another type of product I should be looking into?
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
My pleasure, I adore twisting hair into buns or even making varied braids to add shape and body to hair. To help cut down on drying time for styling, after washing eithe... see post
silicon hair elastic bands
I am looking for the Silicone elastic hair bands I used to buy from Sephora USA. Is this product still available and if yes is it also available at the Sephoras in EUROPE?
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Lindsayjp / FRESH FACE / replied
Yes!! I have been searching for the Magic elastics everywhere!!!!  They are the only thing that works for my hair.  Can't find the same quality anywhere!  I need them in... see post
Anyone know when Bumble & Bumble Surf Infusion will be available for Non-VIB members?
IT GIRL Jessi91 / IT GIRL IT GIRL / replied
You can buy it on Bumble and Bumble's website. I'm a VIB Rouge member but by the time I got around to ordering it was out of stock. So I've got it on the way along with ... see post
lupus related hair loss help
help? i am 38 and have been told by several doctors over the last several years that i most likely have lupus, but i won't agree to have the "official" tests done until i can obtain life insurance to protect my daughter. I am 99.95% sure the doctors are right since every time my body does something weird, i look it up and it is listed as a lupus related thing.  I have never been vain, and have pretty low self esteem, with the exception of my hair.  Of course, it has almost all fallen out over the last 2 years, ever since i almost died from pancreatitis (most likely lupus caused). Now, i have maybe 1/4 the hair I had, and every time I get stressed, i loose more.  Is there a product that can help reverse this, or am i better off trying to find a wig or extensions? any advice is welcome and really, really appreciated.
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paddler / RISING STAR / replied
I'm sorry that your unhappy. I have lupus and also get hair loss. Most doctors will treat you with plaquenil and it can help a lot. The tests that are run are very expen... see post