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Hair
nathaliew
Hair chalking for pixie cut?
Hey guys! I have a very short blonde pixie cut and I've been dying to try out hair chalking but I need some inspiration. Have any of you pixie gals out there tried the trend? Have you seen a Pinterest photo of hair chalking on short hair? Share please! 
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nathaliew
BEAUTY BOSS nathaliew / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Ooooo....such a cute pink! Thanks Melissa! see post
curvygirli
maintaining curls
How do you curly haired girlies maintain your curls the next day?   I wash and condition my hair and if I leave it down naturally, I get really nice loose crimpy waves. If I leave it down like that without any product then the next day my hair is pretty straight/wavy. Not sure what to use.   I like to use minimum products though and breakout easily
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curvygirli
BEAUTY GURU curvygirli / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Thanks for such amazing replies and tips. I made a list of what to try next time :) see post
nurseYA
What should I do?
My hair is literally up to my butt. Brown, wavy and very very thin. I wear a ponytail almost daily. I can wrap the elastic four times around all of my hair- that is how thin it is. I haven't gotten it cut in two years and four months (I am quite attached to it.). At the very top of my head, in the middle by my hairline and an inch back, it is really thin and you can see my scalp a lot more than actual hair. Not that there is no hair over there, but it is thinning out a lot over there. Is there a special product to use to help with thin fine hair? O any help at all?
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Timeslipper
BEAUTY MAVEN Timeslipper / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
From one length-obsessed, wavy-and-fine-haired lady to another—   First off, I totally understand and have Been There. But because of that I am, unfortunately going to... see post
penelopepuffman
TO dye or not to dye?
Here is my current hair     sorry its flipped !   I kinda wanna dye it to this color     I also want to grow out my bangs which makes me liek this photo even more. I also have naturally brownish hair so itll be easier upkeep than the red.   OR I was thinking of going even LIGHTER! to this old color I used to have (Please ignore my tiny eyebrows haha! glad they grew back. Also ignore my irish 'tan' haha! it was the summer.)     Help?!
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penelopepuffman
BEAUTY MASTER penelopepuffman / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
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Lolo24
Whats a good volumizer for fine hair?
For all you fine haired girls out there what do you use to add a bit of volume to your straight sometimes life less hair?
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earpoker
BEAUTY PRO earpoker / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
I've experienced the same struggles with my hair...compounded with excessive oiliness after washing and styling with my volumizing products.  I've tried the Aveda volumi... see post
weeeeweeeeeee
Cooling down curling wand
Ladies and Gents, I just got my first curling wand today and it works like a charm, but now I have a minor issue..   Once I am done with my curling wand, I turn it off, but what do I do while it is cooling down??   I feel so silly to ask, but I am afraid that it will burn and crack my fake marble counter top of my bathroom sink, and ruin my toilet seat and burn my bedding!
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weeeeweeeeeee
BEAUTY GURU weeeeweeeeeee / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Thanks for all your suggestions! I realized that there is a little piece and two nubs that act as a stand, but it is tricky to get it to work because the weight is so un... see post
michelle283
Washing your hair?
Poll time, guys and dolls!   I am curious how often each of you wash your hair.   Also... do you prefer washing it in the am before work, or in the pm before bed?  I am NOT a morning person, so I definitely am an evening hair washer, and do so every 2-3 days, depending on certain factors.   Ok, I want your feedback as well... and, GO!!!
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sparklekai
BEAUTY GURU sparklekai / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
my hair is very curly but very fine and i wash every 4 days max...usually i do it once a week and co-wash sometimes see post
PrettyLittleDr
Help! Drugstore shampoo/conditioner lines that are good for your hair!?
Hi all!   So I'm looking for your recommendations on a line of drugstore shampoo/conditioners that are actually good (or at least NOT bad) for your hair. I know, I know - professional/prestige brands are supposed to be a lot better for your hair, but I'm in medical school and this girl can NOT afford fancy shampoo! I already use nicer styling products (deep conditioners, masks, oils, etc.) in my hair & I only wash it 1-2x/week, so this is where I'm choosing to cut my budget.    I really don't know much about shampoos & what ingredients to avoid and whatnot (sulfates? maybe?! haha!), so here I am. I'd like something that I can buy at my local Walgreens/CVS/Target/Walmart, or even Sally's. Preferably not more than $10/bottle.    I have very long, fine, hair that's in between straight and what I called "frizzy wavy." I usually wear it straight. My hair used to be damaged and dry, but it's pretty healthy now - and I'd like to keep it that way! Any normal, hydrating, repairing,  volumizing, etc. affordable shampoo/conditioner lines that you ladies love - please, share!   Thanks everyone!  
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Even though your hair is fine and straight, the fact that it's still frizzy and slightly wavy makes me suggest you check into the brand Shea Moisture. There's a couple o... see post
etscore1
Best styling products to use on dry hair?
I feel like every styling product recommends applying to wet/towel-dried hair. Occasionally some say "or dry" as well, but for the most part, it seems like most products are recommended for wet hair.   Has anybody used any styling products that they have had good experiences with when applying to dry hair?   (Obviously not including hair sprays or dry shampoos.)
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dannyc
HALL OF FAMER dannyc / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I use it as my final step. If I use hairspray, I wait until it's completely dry. I just spray a very light mist on my ends, a bit up top if I'm not too greasy.  see post
jwilk241
Help! Overprocessed highlights...
Last night I went and got highlights because I'm beginning my transition back to blonde from red. Well, some of the highlights were overprocessed. I have a lot of hair and was getting a full head of foils so she used a lower volume developer on the bottom and a higher volume on the top. Well, it looks like the higher volume developed faster than we thought it would and overprocessed my hair. Some of the hair that was highlighted was falling out or breaking off. I'm trying not to freak out since my hair isn't falling out at the roots and it's not ALL the highlights. Thank god I have a crap ton of hair and it isn't noticable.   However, I now need a REALLY good moisturizing shampoo/conditioner. I normally use Paul Mitchell's Tea Tree line but I want to get something that is extremely moisturizing because of the damage. Can anyone recommend something? I don't mind having to buy high end products like Pureology, Redkin, etc.   Also, if you know of any good leave-in conditioners/treatments for damaged hair I'll take those too. Thanks!!
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kristallovesdogs
BEAUTY MASTER kristallovesdogs / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
Oooh I love the Ojon treatments also!  I purchased the Ojon Restorative shampoo and conditioner and my hair has never been this soft before. see post
laynebr
Thin & damaged hair
Hey ladies first time poster but long time lurker. I've been dying my hair for a few years now (6-7yrs) and have never had any damage. I recently jumped into the ombre trend and while I love the look it damaged my hair so bad . My ends are so dry (naturally a brunette but not my tips are blonde). I have evry thin hair and whenever I use anything too heavy it just weighs it down but doesn'y really give any moisture. Are there any masks, oils or treatments you ladies could recommend? I have tried the following with no luck:     Avanti Siliconmix hair treatment (HG before) L'oreal serie expert absolut repair(i used the whole line) L'oreal serie expert lumino contrast(again used the whole line) Aussie 3 min mask Olive oil as a treatment Terax original crema Schwarzkopf hair repair mask red one It's a 10 miracle leave in Phyto 7 daily hydrating botanical cream ojon rare blend total therapy oil Redken diamond oil Kerastase nutritive oleo-relax   At this point ladies I'm getting desperate summer is coming and with heat exposure, chlorine and ocean water I'm scared my hair will look even worst   Thanks in advance ladies!
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dannyc
HALL OF FAMER dannyc / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I have dry hair, and get my hair painted slightly ombre about 2-3x a year. The bleaching does take a toll on my ends. Like the others suggested: Coconut oil! I use it ab... see post
Natural32
scalp sunburns
Hey all, i know its kind of a groose and weird topic but i need some help. I just got new pills from my dermatologist to help with my acne but they make my skin extremely sensitive to the sun. I'm looking for a sunscreen i could apply to my scalp easily without making my hair look greasy. I've been looking at powder and  spray sunscreens, especially non-aresol sprays. I would love to hear any suggestions you have and also am i the only one with this problem?
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Natural32
BEAUTY WHIZ Natural32 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
thank you for the help!!!!   see post
jasminee
Time to get a haircut? Or trim?...
I haven't cut my hair for 2 years, and no it's not crazy long, in fact I believe it's stopped growing as a result of the damaged ends. My hair is a few inches past my shoulders, curly, frizzy, and thin... how did I get so lucky?!    Anyways, I think I have some sort of phobia when it comes to hair cuts. Everytime I come out of the salon I end up bawling my eyes out for days... The hair dresser insists on knowing what to do to make my hair look full, layers here and there, adding low lights, blah blah blah, and I've always hated it.    As far as hair products go, I use Phyto's shampoo and conditioner for thin hair, and I pretty much use the entire Kendi Oil line by Alterna along with some of their Bamboo smooth products,. I also curl my hair with the Amika 4P curling iron from sephora, which creates more damage to my damaged hair.   I think I'm ready for a trim... or a cut... but how should I do it? Layers? No layers? Is an inch too little? Should I do any treatments?   You're help is sincerely appreciated! Thanks in advance!
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nurseYA
nurseYA / RISING STAR / replied
Hi! So, did you end up getting the haircut? see post
bigfatcat
Q. what should i do for thinning hair
How can I cover thinning hair at the nape of the neck?
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starryeyes331
BEAUTY BOSS starryeyes331 / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / answered
A. I agree with newandaddicted...have your doctor check your thyroid hormones and vitamin levels.   I have Hashimoto's Thyroiditis (autoimmune disorder where my immune sy... see post
kittycarlisle
Happy 2000 Hearts EmmaClaire!!!!!!!!!!!
Hooray! That avatar of the dog dressed like Dorothy makes me smile everytime I see it!!!   Congrats galore!  
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anaa
HALL OF FAMER anaa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Happy Heart Party emmaclaire! see post
shirel
hair loss
i am having a bad hair losss. how can i stop it?
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kalex
HALL OF FAMER kalex / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Agree with rdesigns!  Your thyroid Is probably the first thing your doctor is going to want to check. see post
julie1952
Preserving curls/waves in fine hair?
My hair is a little past shoulder length and fine.  Although I've been getting my hair colored for years, it is very healthy, not dry or with split ends.  The past several years now, after I shampoo it gets quite nicely wavy/curly, but even if I air dry it or carefully diffuse dry it, my hair dries flat and poufy.  What can I use to preserve that nice wave?  Most products for "curly hair" appear to be for girls with heavy curls who want to eliminate frizz, and those products just weigh my hair down.  What should I try to preserve that wave?
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JayReed
BEAUTY PRO JayReed / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
I suggest a wave spray, my hair does the same, unless I use one, the best one I have tried is actually the wave enhancement spray from Victoria's Secret. I get so many c... see post
MegChicc
Question about using the new Urban Decay Electric palette in hair...
I was wondering if the eyeshadows in the Urban Decay Electric Palette could be used in the hair?   I've been considering trying eyeshadow in my hair and when I saw the new electric palette (and learned that some eyeshadows shouldn't be used around the eyes) I decided why not try it in the hair   But I was wondering, since I've never done it before, will the eyeshadow just wash out the next time I take a shower? I currently have no other dyes in my hair for it to stick to.   Any and all answers are appreciated, thanks so much. :-)
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beautytester
HALL OF FAMER beautytester / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
That would make sense.    In short, the eyeshadow will work (use primer if you want better color), it will also wash out (just showered), but it seems a very wasteful ... see post
ivyxox
Living proof and Bumble and bumble
I'm interested in getting a setting spray and a thickening mousse/cream/spray. Both brands look amazing! If you have tried both, which brand do you prefer and any product is on your HG list? Thank you!
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lyndsey
BEAUTY BOSS lyndsey / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I'm replying way after the fact, but what I've found about Prime is that it really makes the style last. It's a subtle product, there's not a big change in my hair with ... see post
vvib
Oily scalp but dry hair..
I need help with my extremely oily scalp and dry hair its oily enough that when I wash my hair the night before, I would have greasy hair by the morning.... (it looses all its volume, its flat at the roots as it can be) when I try washing it, my hair is so dry that its rough and it takes a while for it to get wet..   I've tried dry shampoo - tried Biaste, Tre semme, and Dove, but they all don't do much but to make my hair super grey no matter how much I brush thru or rub them in..
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LauraBellSue
BEAUTY BUFF LauraBellSue / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
No problem!  I hope you find something that works for you!   see post
redwagon44
Thoughts on Drybar products, or recommendations for fine, wavy hair?
Looking to try out a new shampoo/conditioner. I'm almost finished with the Fekkai volumizing line, and loved it, but it still didn't give me lasting volume. My hair always gets so sad and limp by the end of the day. It's very fine and thin, like the diameter of a penny when I pull it up. I also wash it daily, or I get super greasy.   Now, to stop the people inevitably commenting that "you just need to wash it less and it will stop overproducing oil!", my hair gets greasy fast. I've tried not washing it daily for MONTHS, and it doesn't get better. I tried no-poo with the vinegar and baking soda cleanses, and it was gross and greasy.    So has anyone tried Drybar? I saw they have a 'texas tea volumizing' line, but can't find many reviews. Or is something like Bumble and bumble a good route to go?  
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Kiki1517
HALL OF FAMER Kiki1517 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
So far I have only tried the brush and the Chaser Shine Pomade, but I love them both. I apply a little bit of the cream after hairspray to keep it looking smooth and nat... see post
reflectsgold
Sephora hair elastics
This has been a Holy grail hair elastic and now i cant find them on the site. I guess they're being discontinued and i was wondering if there's something similar that wont break my super curly, fine hair.
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laynebr
BEAUTY WHIZ laynebr / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
They used to be my favorite as well! If you have an ulta near by you can pick them up there. They're on sale plus the 20% ;)   see post
ivyxox
Bumble and bumble hairspray
I have heard so much great things about bumble and bumble hairspray.Has anyone tried Dryspun hairspray, cityswept or surf spray? Are they similar? What's your opinion on them? Please share! Thank you!
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LauraBellSue
BEAUTY BUFF LauraBellSue / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
Nicely put, Kevin!   I'm a huge Bumble & bumble junkie.  My hair colorist is actually an educator and creative lead at Bumble so I'm constantly trying their products. ... see post
atexnoemi
Q. How to get natural volume?
So my everyday hair routine is to straighten my sorta loose wavy hair and spray dry shampoo that has volume in it. Unfortuantly the volume doesn't last long, but im getting tired of using up all my sprays and buying new ones. I want to get natural volume. My mom who is 52 always dyes, blowdries, and ties her hair. She has a lot of split ends but she still has a lot of natural volume. She doesn't do anything to try to get volume. I don't think damaging my hair will help. Do any of you know how to get natural volume? I stopped teasing since it takes too much time having to brush out the tangle, plus it damages my hair a lot btw. Thanks, atexnoemi.
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melissabt
melissabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi Atexnoemi,   I agree using a hair Mousse is the best to add volume. I also like to air dry my hair in a bun. Once it's dry I release the bun and then add a bit mo... see post
krisann20
Curly hair....please help!
Has anyone used any of the products from the brand Curly Sexy Hair sold at Ulta? Are these products any good?
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sparklekai
BEAUTY GURU sparklekai / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
a third for the devacurl!!!  i can now wash my hair every 3-4 days and it doesn't take me 45 minutes to brush my knots out! see post
vvib
Am I the only one who has hair on the side of my face?
     I haven't really noticed until I started makeup but I have hair that's about the length of my full grown (if I let them grow) on the sides of my face and it makes my skin look darker than it is.. also whenever I pluck them, I get black heads or white heads as a result.  does this mean my skin is weird?  should I wax them?  When I search google for facial waxing, only upper lip situations come up..
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crazyj1
crazyj1 / RISING STAR / replied
I'm blond and have a lot of peach fuzz on the sides of my face. It was never a problem when I was younger but started to thicken as I entered peri-menopause. The lady I ... see post
Ava2
Gremlins 3: Attack of the Bird's Nest
My hair is a nightmare! For as long as I can remember, my hair has always been a problem to deal with. My hair is curly, frizzy, and ridiculously dry. I'm talking Sahara Desert dry! My hair is also constantly getting tangled no matter what I do. I'm starting to think there's a gremlin hiding in my closet waiting for me to fall asleep, before it comes out to turn my hair into a bird's nest. In fact, if a bird happened to land in my hair, it would probably suffocate. Help me save the birds!! What products do you use to keep your hair from tangling? Also what conditioner do you recommend?    The birds need you!!
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teerays
SCENE QUEEN teerays / SCENE QUEEN SCENE QUEEN / replied
Hi! I'm with you on ALL fronts. My hair is super dry and if I don't use a good masque at least once a week it's embarrassing to even wear down.. I look like one of those... see post
callmefafi
Damaged Hair!
In December I graduated with my masters in Education.  A few days before the graduation I colored and permed my hair.  I've done this before on my own and had no issues.  I guess it was stress because patches of hair came out.  Thank God for my graduation cap that covered most of the damage.    Now I'm growing my hair back and it was doing so well for the last few months.  I've been drinking tons of water, taking GNC Hair, Nail, and Skin formula vitamins and eating better.  For some reason, my hair is breaking again...I notice more hair in my comb now than before.  I'm doing protein treatments and hair masks. Is there anything else that you can suggest, I would greatly appreciate it! ;-)
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Manda
HALL OF FAMER Manda / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Have your tried the curly girl method? It may work for you especially since you said most "curl" products don't work. And I'll be honest, going natural may actually be t... see post
xoxcrystal
how often do you use hair masks?
i've recently just started using coconut oil for my hair and i am OBSESSED. right now i can't stop playing with my hair because it is super duper soft and smooth but i've used it two nights in a row now and as much as i want to soak my hair in all that oily-goodness, i feel that maybe i should give my hair a break. do you guys use coconut oil or any other type of hair mask? how often do you guys use it and what others would you recommend?
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LauraBellSue
BEAUTY BUFF LauraBellSue / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
I use a mask maybe once every two weeks.  Sometimes once a week.  It depends on how much of a rush I'm in really.  I love Bumble & bumble's Mending Masque, but I'm think... see post
sweetieeee
Icky facial hair! Blah.
im 20 now and I think it's about time I do something about this>.< so I have these small noticable hairs above my lip my only troubled area. For the longest I have wanted to removed that hair but I've been to scared to shave wax or thread. With my luck the hair will grow out thicker and that now what I need. I've pretty tired of the hair now and have started looking for places that have laser hair removal. I'm just scared that if I go with the laser hair removal I migh get scarring or darkening of the skin. I know everything has it's risks though. if I'm going to remove the hair I want to remove it for good and not have to worry about people noticing stubble because my hair is naturally very dark. have any of you ladies experienced laser hair removal? thoughts and opinions? I need them(: thanks!
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sweetieeee
BEAUTY GURU sweetieeee / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
im not sure it you will still respond to this or even on BT still but I was wondering what type of research you did?? Simply to give me ideas as to what to look out for ... see post