Hi everybody, I have fine curly hair and I live in Vancouver, which has A LOT of humidity during the entire year! I style my hair at home and looks pretty, but the moment I leave the house... WOW, it's like if I did not styled my hair at all (ok, maybe that's exaggerating a little bit, but seriously, it turns my sleek straight hair style into a curly nightmare =/). I use only sulfate free shampoo and conditioners that don't build up (Gorgehair products). Also I hydrate twice a week at home (Redken products). When I get to the styling part I use living proof style primer spray + a UV protector + argan or macadamia oil. When I finish styling I apply living proof no frizz spray to block humidity, and that's it. Am I doing something wrong? Cause it seems that doesn't matter what I do my hair hates me. I'm even considering doing something like Japanese straightening because i can't handle this x.x
What I'm looking to do is pin up style hair with pin curls. I have super fine, somewhat thin hair straight hair. I know I need some sort of setting lotion or spray in before I put the pin curls in. Any suggestions for something that will give hold and body without making it sticky or oily?
I'm 52, with blonde highlights. Over the past year, I've been noticing my hair is starting to thin in places. I'm really careful when I comb my hair after I shampoo, but it still comes out. I've tried "thickening", "color corrective" and "natural" no-chemicals added type shampoos but haven't seen any changes. Has anyone in my "age" category experienced anything like this, and if so - any good suggestions for hair care treatments?
My hair is on the thin side, and it gets oily, limp, and heavy easily (if I don't wash my hair every two days it is a disaster!). I tried an oil in my damp hair before the hairdresser did her blow dry and style, and my hair was so shiny, smooth, and lightweight after. Can anyone recommend an oil that works for my hair type and promote shine, bounce, and smoothing? My hair is just under shoulder length. Thank you!
Excuse the post-shower face and super fluorescent lighting, it was taken late last night. I don't know what to do with my hair. This is what it does with a little hair cream and some light coaxing while it's wet. But it easily frizzes up, as it's naturally highly porous. I have low volume, normal hair, and my face is round. My current haircut isn't ideal for either my face shape OR my hair texture. ETA: I'm looking for more cut/style options Any insight?
My mother told me the reason why I am losing my hair is because of the anesthesia from my major surgery. I also became extremely ill after the surgery and was hospitalized for almost a month. I am doing well but my hair loss is frightening me. I am calling my Doctor tomorrow but do any of you have advice? Thank you!
I currently have medium brown hair with a ton of gray, but I'm ready for a new look. I want to go blue-black for Fall, like Veronica from the Archie comics, or are I from Sailormoon, can you tell I take my cues from my early loves, lol. Anybody else who likes to do something different when the weather starts to turn?
Hi BT! I have missed you guys so much! I've been staying away to keep from spending so much but I had to come back because you are the folks most qualified to help me. And also because I needed to see holiday threads Anyway. I have a student with really poor hair hygiene. She routinely comes in with unbrushed and/or unwashed hair and the other kids are starting to notice. She is 13. So I thought a fun thing for us to do every morning would be to have some "girl time" where we both brush our hair (with separate brushes) and use dry shampoo and put in little clips and things. The goal is to build a rapport with her and also to sneakily teach her some good hygiene habits under the guise of beauty time. What I need help with is a) what is a good dry shampoo that is pretty cheap (because the school will only maybe reimburse me and definitely won't reimburse anything expensive) and b) what is a good source for cute little clips and things? I think she would be really into clips with animal characters or possibly sparkly things. Any thoughts? Or thoughts on things other than brushing, dry shampoo, and clips to incorporate into our girl time? Thank you BT-ers, you are great.
Hi, My fiance currently cycles between American Crew's Hair Pomade, Fiber, and Defining Paste to style his hair. I was just curious what products Sephora sells that are comparable to these 3 as it would make things easier if we shopped for all of our products together. Thank you,
So I am in the market for a new hairdryer. Mine is so old I don't even know when I bought it. My cousin used it and was almost mad at me ha! She is trying to convince me to get a t3 or I have been looking at some other brands that cost $150-$200!! This is hard to swallow but I am really tempted at the same time. Are these expensive tools really worth the money? I'm not skilled at using a dryer or styling my hair at all. Would it be pointless for me or will it make my hair look better without having the skill.. The sephora brand is a little less.. How does it stack up to the more expensive ones or to the drugstore staple conair?
Hey ladies! I'm hoping someone could shed some light and possibly help me out. For years, I have been dealing with my hair shedding constantly. It's literally everywhere, all over my car, my sheets, my floor, every time I do laundry, there's a knot of hair, etc. I haven't had any actual hair loss with balding or thinning, in fact, my hair is pretty thick. Does anyone have any ideas on treatments or has anyone else dealt with this? Thanks!
Anyone own the Drybar 3 day bender? I just bought it and can't for the life of me get it to work properly. My hair gets tangled on the bottom and it doesn't really leave my hair soft and lush. I really really want to like this product and I probably will go to Sephora and personally ask them to show me. I want to give it a chance. But I wanted to get some of your opinions for those who use it and if there's any tips on how to use it. There's not a lot of youtube videos about this product and the reviews are mostly good. I just need some tips on how to use this properly.
I've tried numerous shampoos and conditioners. All seem to dry my hair out, whether drugstore or salon brand. I recently did some researching online and found that while I have thick, wavy hair, the texture of my hair also matters, whether fine, medium, or coarse. How can I find out my hair texture type and is there a shampoo and condioner out there that will not dry my hair out??
Does anyone have any personal experience with this hair dryer? I have a neck/shoulder injury that makes it hard to hold my arms to blow dry my hair for more than a few minutes at a time. I have pretty long hair, so it currently takes about 15-20 minutes to blow dry right now. Any opinions?
I tried a sample of Bumble and bumble Hairdresser's Invisible Oil and loved what it did for my hair. Then I read the ingredients, and realized it contains tocopherol, which I am allergic to, and if I continue to use the product, I will likely develop a rash. Can anyone recommend a very similar product? I will be sure to check the ingredients this time before trying. Thanks!
Hi all! I am looking to get my mother a really nice blow dryer for her birthday (she's been using the same $20 drugstore one for ages and isn't happy with it but refuses to to get a new one). She has thin hair that is greying and becoming frizzy, and she would really like to be able to smooth it out and get some volume. What would you recommend?
I hate to aedmit that I neglect my hair by using shampoo/conditioner from a brand that I know isn't good for my hair. I'm looking to change my shampoo and conditioner. I have oily hair; it's neither thick or thin but I have a lot of it. I have colored/bleached ombre hair so there is a bit of breakage. My hair gets EXTREMELY tangled after I shower. I currently use It's a 10 keratin spray to help brush through my hair after I shower. It is a life saver. However, I tried their conditioner and it didn't do much detangling for me. What are some good shampoo/conditioner I should try?
I have blonde highlights and over a time my hair is dry and frizzy. it never used to be like that. Im currently using shimmer lights. I have straight thick hair. What should I be using and how can I get the frizz out?
am looking to naturally dye my whole head black using henna. If anyone has ever used henna to color hair, tell me of your experience, and the different techniques you have used. Also, where can I get quality henna powder in NYC.
Since there are skincare and makeup routine posts, how about one for haircare? My hair is my favorite attribute, and I love to see what other people use and try new products. I have shoulder-blade length, thick hair that I highlight and all-over color, and it's naturally wavy and prone to frizz. I usually blow dry it, but just discovered B&b Don't Blow It creme and am trying to embrace the waves once a week. Here's my current routine: every other day, wash with Bumble & bumble Hairdresser's Invisible oil shampoo or Sachajuan Normal hair shampoo, condition with Terax La Crema (the best conditioner, hands down, I've ever used), the use a hair towel turban to dry my hair while I apply makeup; comb out, apply Phillip B Ph balance hair tonic, B&b HIO primer, B&b thickening spray, and then either B7B Repair Blowdry creme or Living Proof Satin hair serum. I blow dry with a T3 Featherweight 2 dryer. On the days I don't blowdry (trying to cut out one per week) I keep the Ph balance, primer spray, and thickening spray, then add in B&b Don't Blow it and twist my hair into spirals to help guide the waves. The night of a wash (since I am not going to shampoo the next day) I use Klorane dry shampoo (although I just bought new the Living Proof dry shampoo to try) and Living Proof nightcap hair perfector, and then sleep in it over night which helps retain volume and shine for day two. In the morning, I use B&b Dryspun finish for a little extra lift on the second-day hair. Whew--- it sounds like a lot when I write it all out, but I swear it doesn't feel like that much when I am doing it. =)
I just got a wig and was wondering how can I keep the loose curls the same style (when drying after washing it) and what can I use to put it up to dry? Any suggestions are greatly appreciated! =D Thanks in advance! =)
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!
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.
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!!