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.
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!!!
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!!
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 http://www.sephora.com/nirvana-white-dry-shampoo-P 400353?skuId=1735729 Nirvana Black http://www.sephora.com/nirvana-black-dry-shampoo-P 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.
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!
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!
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
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$?????
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 bish.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*
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!
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!
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!!
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
I just spoke with a client who was wondering about this product. I didnt catch her name *sorry* but i promised i would post pictures of my first time using this product and why its my new holy grail for us curl hair girls 😍😍😍😍 all I have in my hair is #livingproof #curlleaveinconditioner these beautiful defined curls that lasted all day with #nofriz the top left is right after a shower on the way to work around 730 am the next set is around 430 pm and the last two on the bottom right are around 630pm 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽 God heard my prayer for a miracle product!! 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽👌🏽👌🏽👌🏽👌🏽 I will recommend this to every curly girl I know because if it can work with my hair it can work on anyone!! I never knew I could do this with curly hair 😜😜😃😃
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?!?!
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!
Ok so a few months ago I decided to go blonde with sets of highlights over my dark red hair. I've done 4 sets so far but there is still a lot of orange tones in the bottom 1/3 of my hair or so, because before the red I dyed my hair black a few times. I do use a purple shampoo but that works only for the yellowish tones in my hair, not so much for the orange. I know I can purchase a toner but I'd really rather leave everything to my hair dresser. If she goes over the orange sections again with another set of highlights, will the orange lift on it's own? Looks fine when it's down but I like doing my hair in a high bun and it's all a nice blonde except for the bun part that's an ugly orange lol.
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 =]
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.
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?
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!