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Help! Damaged, dry hopeless hair
I have colored my hair dark for years but decided to try and bring it back to my natural color (light brown) and put my faith in a salon who completely damaged my hair, changing the texture, health, etc. by completely bleaching my entire head and letting it sit for hours. Never in my years of coloring had I experienced such damage and never personally knew the damaging effects of bleach until this. Now over a year and a few months since I had the horrible bleach experience, I feel as if my hair just continues to break and split no matter what I do. I haven't even touched my color since (even though it is torture) because I just am dying to see improvements in my hair health and feel. I have looked everywhere online for tips and have tried everything and spent hundreds on products and nothing has helped. I use sulfate-free shampoo and only wash my hair a few times a week and am wondering if anyone has had an experience like this and have any helpful tips or products they have used that have made a difference. I know bleach damaged grows out over time, I am just frustrated because I feel as if I should feel like my hair has made some healthy progress since it has been a year since the bleach. Please if anyone has any input or advice I would be so grateful! 
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HALL OF FAMER heartsmyface / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
A good hair oil will do wonders for the feel of dry damaged hair if you aren't ready to cut it off yet.   Damaged hair is not going to improve, but you can coat it to ma... see post
Products for fine, curly, dry hair?
Recently, I was told that my individual hair strands are very fine making them easy to weigh down.    I had never considered this before, because I have a lot of hair, it's curly, and I've always struggled with moisturizing the ends. So I'd never considered that my hair could also be fine at the same time.  So I'm looking for hair products to help. The water in my area is extremely hard, and it's doing a number on my hair. But when I use heavier moisturizers my hair looks greasy and loses volume.  I have no idea what to do!
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HALL OF FAMER sparklekai / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
i can 3rd deva curl products!! my hair is very similar to what you described and these products make a world of difference.     i was my hair once a week (usually sund... see post
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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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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. 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
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
How long do the Flash&Go cartridges last
kevinbt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Paulagu! Sephora has now released a new "Long Life" cartridge that is going to give you 120,00 flashes.  How long that will last you depends entirely on what areas yo... see post
Need non crunchy gel for thin wavy shoulder length hair to enhance volume and waves
BEAUTY PRO JillyBeanTX / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
I am a s-wavey girl and went to Devacurl 8 weeks ago and LOVE it.  It is not crunchy but when my hair dries, I scrunch it a few times to break any residual 'crunch cap'.... 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
shampoo/conditioner
I have fine/wavy hair, that i constantly struggle with, because of the fact that i struggle with heat damage and breakage and trying to combat an extremely oily scalp. I've currently cut down to washing my hair two or three times a week. I am looking for a shampoo and conditioner that will help me deal with my oily scalp and heat damage without weighing it down. Dry shampoo recommendations also. high end or drugstore.
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BEAUTY SAVANT Tracib1981 / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
I have had a lot of lucky with tea tree shampoo. I cannot think of who makes it for the life of me. But for my hair it seems to dry it out TOO much if i use it too often... see post
Make my hair dry faster
I have very thick hair and it takes a very long time to blow dry my hair. I need some sort of spray or balm to put in it to make this process go faster. I know it's out there I just don't know what it's called or where to find it. I was hoping sephora would have something I'm looking for but I can't seem to come up with anything. I don't have the time to let my hair dry naturally. Thank you.
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HALL OF FAMER itscarin / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
This: http://www.sephora.com/prime-style-extender-P375668?skuId=1460138   see post
Brow Color in relation to Hair Color?
While I don't normally put too much stock in beauty "rules," I have read a few times recently that if you have brunette hair, your eyebrows match your haircolor or  be 1-2 shades lighter than your hair color. I have very dark brows naturally. Right now, both my hair and brows are natural, and as you can see, my brows are several shades darker than my hair color.  Does this look too harsh? Should I look into lightening my brows? (Honestly, the thought kind of terrifies me.) I have a hair appointment today and I am also going to get thoughts from my stylist, but thought I would also throw it out to the ladies here. What do you think? Thanks!
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HALL OF FAMER SDdenm / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I think your eyebrows are fine the way they are. I've never looked at your photos and thought, "whoa, her eyebrows are too dark." If anything I think their color provide... see post
Bio Ionic Onepass
I'm just wondering if anyone has personally tried this iron?   http://www.sephora.com/onepass-1-straightening-iro n-P393316?skuId=1693027   I'm interested in getting it but would like to know how it performs first.. I have very thick, somewhat coarse, super curly 3B/3C hair. Ty in advance    
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