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I like to wear my hair down with half upbraids but they barely ever work out. Are there any suggested hairstyles that I could do in 10 minutes or less?    P.S. 1 or 2 braids will not work because I have layered hair.
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BEAUTY BOSS missjeanie / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I'll give the spin pins a fourth vote!  I too keep them in my car, desk, purse... lol they're quick, and I find leave less 'kinks'  in my hair than elastics do! see post
Seriously Heat Damaged Natural Hair
I've been natural forever but up until a few years ago struggled with excessive straightening. Now I usually only straighten my hair November- April. After my previous flat iron my hair will not curl. I've tried DIY masks and deep conditioners. Nothing is working. I refuse to big chop has anyone else ever experienced this after just one flat iron? I was using a new flat iron the NUME I can't remember which one I gave it away after this experience.
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BEAUTY WHIZ bharvey / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
If you reeeeally don't want to chop you could go to the salon, get a single process colour close to your natural, no lightening, and have an olaplex treatment. Your styl... see post
help for fine wavy hair
HI all, I have wavy hair that is also fine (not coarse at all) and there is a lot of it total. My issue is that it gets frizzy and out of control but all the curl or wavy hair products I have used make it look and feel dirty.  So far I have tried curl diva- dirty feeling, and big sexy hair- frizzy from Sephora.  Do people have any other options?  I would like for it to feel and look clean but not like I just rolled out of bed.  I currently don't blow dry, just finger comb and go.  I also wash every three days.    Thanks!
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BEAUTY RESIDENT toastedbread87 / BEAUTY RESIDENT BEAUTY RESIDENT / replied
I have frizzy hair that can get crazy. I currently use Redken's Frizz Dismiss shampoo and conditioner. I love it, while it's not incredibly humid right now, I have notic... see post
fine breaking hair
I had two balayage treatments 4 months apart and my hair has been breaking at the mid shaft since then.  My hair is fine and straight and my hair was lightened with bleach. I rarely use heat styling and use a UV protectant spray and Marrakesh oil after showering. I shampoo/condition every 2-3 days with Joico's KPak Colour Therapy shampoo and conditioner.  I need advice on a leave in conditioner or other treatment to help my hair stop breaking!    Thanks!
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BEAUTY BUFF Nickelliebear1 / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
Hello!  I'm a little late coming to the party but I also have fine, thick hair and have been lightening it for the past eight months or so and have only had minimal dama... see post
curly hair
I want to be able to style my hair in updos and braids and things like that, but I it's so hard for me. I have layered hair so I don't want pieces sticking out every which way if I do normal braids. I also struggle with my curly frizz. I don't know what to wash it with or what to put in it to help it not curl so badly and to keep the frizz to a minimum. If anyone has any ideas please let me know, thank you!
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NikkoBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @Taylorjessica!   If you're looking for a product for frizz control, I suggest checking out the Madame C.J. Walker Coconut & Moringa Oils Flyaway Curl Control Ser... see post
Amika Blowout Babe thermal brush OR Amika Blowout Babe interchangable brushes? I have short sides/back, but long on top. Advice? Thanks!
   
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MariekeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @ladyoctavia,    I agree with @Insomniacmuffin! I think the interchangable brushes are a great value and you'll be able to experiment more with the different styl... see post
Styling Products for Fine Hair?
Hi everyone, Would love to get loopy hair looks out of my fine hair. it is shoulder length, naturally curly/holds a curl.   I feel pretty good about the products I put on and in  my hair for straight and curly looks but what about styling tools?    Is anyone with fine hair using this tool or something like it? For long loops, should I be using a brush type product or more of a curling iron?   http://www.sephora.com/blowout-babe-thermal-brush- P396012?skuId=1703560&icid2=products grid 396012#pdp-reviews Would love any and all advice. Thanks!  
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BEAUTY MAVEN TiffanySierra / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
My hair is naturally straight, but it's also really fine like yours. Last fall I bought the T3 Whirl Convertible Styling Wand; while yes, it's a little pricey, it's wort... see post
Living Proof vs Moroccan Oil
Hi,   I switched from Kerastase to Living Proof about 2 years ago.  At this time I was dying my hair red.  Living Proof has been great for my hair.  No split ends, etc.  Last year I started going really gray so you guessed it - I'm dying my hair blonde.  I know going blonde is harsher on my hair and I'm having flyaway and frizz issues.  My hair is naturally wavy.  I've been reading on Moroccan oil and it seems to be a miracle product.  Would Moroccan oil work for me? I really need something to cut down on my frizz - what would you recommend.  Preferably sulfate free.   Thanks,
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BEAUTY BUFF Nickelliebear1 / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
Hello, MelanieDC!     I know you're going to hear this a ton in your journey to being a blonde but I'm going to just briefly mention Olaplex.  I've been lightening my ... see post
Help! I'm a 30 Year Old Virgin...to hair colour.
For a full 30 years I was totally satisfied with my long, easy to manage brown hair. It was fine. I cut it myself, I watched you tube videos, I played with layers, bangs, etc. But then...I had a baby, and I just don't feel like I have a fun look anymore. So now I'd like to try hair colour.   My dream is to go from warm brown to ash blonde ombré. How realistic is this? Can any beauty expert tell me before I make the leap to a salon consult? (I'm in the boonies, this is a commitment.) Is ombré still a thing? Are there any new trends in natural hair colour? 
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BEAUTY WHIZ bharvey / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Very helpful, thank you! see post
My hair is long & heavy; how do I get it to hold curl?
My hair goes down to the top of my hips, and it's fairly thick as well. I don't color it either, so it's pretty soft and tends to fall pin straight. I am having the worst time getting the curls to hold the longer my hair gets. No amount of hairspray of any kind has proved to maintain hardly any style. I need something that will give me texture and prime my hair so it will hold better. I've found that anything that smooths it is a complete disaster for my curls. Any suggestions??
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BEAUTY BUFF ContouringinTX / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
Hi @creatureb,   My hair is long, thick, and heavy, so I also have to get creative about finding ways to keep the curl in.    Last year I bought a T3 Curling Iron (a... see post
Synthetic Tape-Ins
Is there synthetic tape-in hair extensions available? I have some ethical issue with the regular extensions and am even more so grossed out by the wearing some poor person's hair aspect :/
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SPECIAL GUEST XShedenX / SPECIAL GUEST SPECIAL GUEST / replied
Yes im currently in canada but also frequently in the US... see post
Hairbrush for fine and thinning hair?
I have the double whammy of hair genetics. Very fine and not a ton of it, so I really need a hairbrush that detangles without breakage (as my hair easily gets tangled) and gives the illusion of volume or maybe a good shine! Thank you!
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RunSwimRide / FRESH FACE / replied
Hi Layce!  I also have thin hair (lots of it, but each strand is thinnnnnn!) and had terrible breakage until I invested in a Mason Pearson boar bristle brush.  It's been... see post
I need a hair care routine for summer please! i will be going to Dominican Republic and the sun is very dangerous there!
HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Aveda and phyto both have hair sun lines for both during and after sun. see post
Natural Hair Growth After Chemo
hey guys, so i was talking to my dad and he's been trying to get more hair regrowth. he always had a full head of hair (he's why my mane is so lustrous lmao) even after chemo a while back, but he still wanted to try to get more regrowth if he could. the only thing is that he's the opposite of me and wants to keep things natural with no "chemicals". are there any products anyone could recommend that won't scare him off by sounding too sciencey? lol. even stuff like hairbrushes would be great.  i've never needed to delve into the world of hair growth because i've always had too much of it tbh .
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HALL OF FAMER sarahshter / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
They do have those red light threrapy devices.  That is what my mom used to help her   It is a proven stimulant. I would just google red hair light therapy.  These laser... see post
What is included in the AMIKA #TheWiseOne Switch Kit Customizable Set?
I bought this last week, and was so excited to try out the new curler and especially to use the 3 Amika minis that are supposed to come with the kit. To my surprise, I never received the 3 hair minis and called customer service to they said that it is actually NOT included in the set?! But it's shown in the picture and they are listed in the "what comes with this set" in the description. I am seriously shocked with Sephoras deceitful advertising. I am just wondering if anyone else purchased this product and if so, did you receive the Amika 3 minis? Thanks!
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keelybt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Sofi, I'm so sorry for the confusion! Those products should have been included in the set. I will send you a message to help.  see post
Beauty waves/loose curls: Need recommendations for a new curling iron/wand
So, most posts I've seen on BT are a little older, and I wanted to get updated opinions/recommendations from everyone. I'm in search of a curling wand or iron that is a 32mm barrel or 1.25 inches. I have a NumeTitanium wand (which is a piece of junk). My Nume does awesome curls, but they die down and just give my hair a slight bend by the end of the day. I want to maintain the beach waves for at least two days. I have long thick hair. Most curling iron's I have tried just don't cut it- my beach waves/curls are gone by the end of the day. I don't want to spend more than $150 (unless it's from Ulta because I have 2000 points I want to redeem which equal to $125). Thanks in advance!   EDIT: I also live in Miami where humidity is 100% year-round.
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SPECIAL GUEST caliwag / SPECIAL GUEST SPECIAL GUEST / replied
Hi @sabrinas,    I have the same issue! Let us know how this works for you!! see post
What does sephora have for oily hair? I can't even go a day without washing it.
ChristopheRobin BRAND STAFF / BRAND STAFF BRAND STAFF / replied
Hi @allison1808,    If you are looking for a long term solution, the new Purifying shampoo with Jujube bark extract will definitely help rebalance your scalp.  A good... see post
my hair is very thin and dry and breaking
MaliBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @olvia,    Sorry for the delay! I think you might like the Keranique line. This is great system. I use the Intensive Overnight Hair Repair Serum and I'll do the ... see post
Oily Hair
As of the last month or so my hair gets oily very fast. I have always only washed my hair every 3 or 4 days and have had no problems. Now it seems my hair is oily 1-2 days after washing it. I have not changed anything in my routine. Any suggestions? 
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ChristopheRobin BRAND STAFF / BRAND STAFF BRAND STAFF / replied
Hi @Cassiejh,    You should definitely try our Cleansing Purifying Scrub with Sea Salt! It will rebalance and soothe your scalp and help reduce excess oils. It's a goo... see post
In need of new shampoo for thick, dry, curly hair that I normally wear straight
Hi,    I have extremely thick, dry and naturally curly hair that literally looks like Hagrid from Harry Potter if I don't style it correctly.  I have been trying to grow out my hair so I have been using the Mane n Tail shampoo for about a year and  I think I have developed an allergy and have been getting a really bad rash on my neck.  I am looking for a hair product that is hydrating for curly, damaged hair.  I usually wear it straight because it is extremely hard to manage when it is curly and it hates any kinds of blow dryers so in the winter it is almost never straight.  Does anyone have any recommendations 
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HALL OF FAMER EvangelineDamon / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
@Bennett19 Mane n Tail can be a bit harsh, especially their shampoo, on all hair. I have thick, curly hair and I used Mane n Tail for awhile and didn't notice the dama... see post
Haircare
Hi! I don't really use any hair products but I was wondering what everybody's holy grail products are? I have very thick curly/wavy hair that trends greasy. Any suggestions?
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HALL OF FAMER NikaBT / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi sultananatalie,   I have thick, wavy, color-treated hair, so most of my hair care involves taming frizz and retaining moisture. Slightly different from your needs... see post
Keeping hair straight and frizz-free overnight
I have naturally wavy/slightly curly and very frizzy hair that tends to get oily at the roots. My usual routine at night is to shower right before bed and blow dry my hair straight (I shower my hair every other day and blow out my hair only on those days). Once I’m done, my hair feels fully dried, and looks frizz-free, but as of the last few months, I wake up to a very wavy frizzy mess and then I have to straighten it again which defeats the purpose of straightening it at night (to save time and not wake up others in the morning).   I don’t feel like I sweat much in my sleep, but I’m guessing that could possibly be a reason why this happens or maybe my hair isn’t fully dried even though it feels as it is. I almost always leave my hair down when I sleep and avoid putting it in an elastic because my roots tends to feel oily when I put it in a ponytail and I don’t want to leave an indention in my hair from the elastic. Sometimes I sleep with a clip in my hair, but that’s not always comfortable.   Any idea what I’m doing wrong, or what I can do to keep my hair straight and frizz-free overnight? Any tips or product suggestions would greatly be appreciated!  
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BEAUTY BUFF ContouringinTX / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
That's awesome, Amanda! I hope you like yours as much as I like mine. You'll have to post on the thread and let us all know! see post
Sally hershberger 24k superiority complex texture paste - comparison
How is it in comparison with kenra texture taffy and bumble and bumble sumotech? I like both for the texture but not so much for making my fine short hair greasy. Does this feel less greasy and provide more volume? I would love to know. Thanks.
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HALL OF FAMER DiVWA / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I haven't used the Sally Hershberger stuff but reading about it on Nordstrom's site and the reviews on Sephora site, I'm thinking that it may end up also making your hai... see post
Best product to straighten cury hair
Is the bumble and bumble hairdressers invisible oil primer a good product to help straighten hair?  Can it be used with a straightening iron?  or is there something else to use to help curly hair be straight with out going to a hair dresser?
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HALL OF FAMER Tamara76 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Ohhhhh I have never tried Hair Custard -- I'll have to check it out next time I am at Lush.   My favorite hair treatment from Lush is H' Suan Wen Hua, but, unfortunate... see post
Does anyone know of semi-permamnent drugstore dye that...?
Hi there, Does anyone know of a drugstore red/auburn hair color that actually looks red indoors? Any dye I have tried looks black indoors, but a lovely red in sunlight. I am hoping to find a semi-permanent dye at the drugstore that looks red all the time, indoors too. I have tried the Loreal Casting Crème Gloss, but I have the same problem. Dark brown/black indoors; lovely auburn shade outside. I could probably find what I am looking for in permanent dyes, but I only want semi-permanent. Also, I am not looking for a bright red (like Ariel), but a natural medium/dark auburn shade.  Thank you for reading this.
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HALL OF FAMER jesscheems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Garnier Nutrisse has nice red shades. I know I used a one a few years ago now and it was really nice. This sounds like it would work for you. I believe these dyes are pe... see post
Amika Blowout Babe Thermal Brush
Hi,   I'm interested in the Amika Blowout Babe Thermal Brush.  My goal is to achieve soft curls with volume.  Would that work for this purpose?   Cheers!   http://www.sephora.com/blowout-babe-thermal-brush- P396012?skuId=1703560  
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HALL OF FAMER Ikon / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I just recently purchased this. I've seen so many pretty pictures but I can't seem to make it work to make my hair look anything similar to this. I really wanted volume ... see post
How can I get my naturally curly hair to hold the curl?
  I have wavy, curly hair.  The sides of my hair seem to hold curl much better than the back of my hair.  Does anyone have any suggestions on how I could get the back of my hair to stay curly?
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HALL OF FAMER Insomniacmuffin / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I have the opposite problem, I have a patch in the back of my head that curls up like a brick of ramen noodle.. whereas everywhere else wants to do a wave. Jerk-hair.  ... see post
What is the best curl refresher for naturally curly hair?
HALL OF FAMER EvangelineDamon / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
@rose80 DevaCurl has a good one called Mist-er Right that works well and smells like lovely lavender http://www.sephora.com/mist-er-right-P378323   Carol's Daughter ... see post
Which dry shampoo is better?
Hey guys, I have short, straight brown hair which gets oily way too quickly, and I'm getting tired of washing it daily. Im looking to choose between the  Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo and the  Drybar Detox Dry Shampoo. What are your experiences with them? Which one would you recommend? Thanks!  
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HALL OF FAMER underwhelmed11 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
@Elizabeth43 hi - honestly, i didnt care for either the Living Proof or the Dry Bar dry shampoos! I go through dry shampoo soooo quickly and my favourite is the old stan... see post
Do you have a shampoo that is great for removing chlorine from kids hair but does not dry the scalp?
HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Aveda orange bottle made for sun and swim, body too, has a bit of a citrusy smell. Not at Sephora though. see post