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Q. GHD or Sultra Straightener???
Hello! So recently my CHI hasnt been turning on and is giving me a hard time. I am looking into either purchasing a GHD or Sultra straightener but I dont know which one to get. Price doesnt matter to me that much just quality. I have your average frizzy medium length hair. Please leave any suggestions below/ your experiences with these brands of straighteners! Thanks!
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phyllisj8 / FRESH FACE / answered
A. I prefer Karmin! =) see post
good replacement for Wen
I need a recommendation for a replacement shampoo for Wen. I love the Wen products - it makes my fine hair look great and the couple of places where my hair wigs out and won't lay right settles right down and does what it should. I even started growing new hair. Problem is, I've developed an allergy to something in Wen -I think its one of the preservatives, long name starting with an 'm'.  Any suggestion on something that will not weigh my hair down, but still hydrate and nourish?
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
If you're a fan of conditioning washes, or co-washes, give Briogeo's Be Gentle, Be Kind Avocado + Quinoa Co-Wash a try:   Co-washes operate on a ratio that's more ... see post
Shampoo for greasy scalp and dry frizzy ends
I dye my hair a lot and now my ends of my hair are very dry and frizzy and the top is greasy. Ive always had greasy hair even before dying it but now my ends are starting to get dry and frizzy. Also brushing my hair makes it super frizzy. What is a good shampoo/conditioner that I can use to help this?
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Though tea tree is a great ingredient to help purify the scalp and face oil, the PM shampoo does contain sulfates. With washing hair daily it's possible that the frequen... see post
Bikini Wax to Lessen Razor Bumps
I've been considering waxing for a long time, but feel very unsure about it. I'd like to just start with the basic bikini wax (everything that would show out of a swimsuit - sides and top).   I get INTENSE razor bumps after shaving and nothing I've tried helps. They get so itchy and painful no matter what kind of clothing I wear after or how many lotions/creams I put on (so you can imagine the embarrassment of swimming or "playing" after shaving, it just sucks). Has anyone cured their razor bumps with bikini waxes?   I read really positive things about how it lessens hair growth over time, but I'd love to hear from my Sephora ladies thank you!
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BEAUTY WHIZ KayM12 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Stop shaving now. Never shave that area ever again. I recommend hard waxing. If you live in the US, I recommend going to the European Wax Center or somewhere to get it d... see post
Flat Iron for thick curly hair
I have long, thick, curly hair and I can't seem to find a good flat iron that actually works on my hair.
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BEAUTY WHIZ jsharr08 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I absolutely love my T3. My old flat iron, a Chi, decided to not turn on one day. Decided to go the T3 route since so many thick and curly haired girls were singing its ... 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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IT GIRL IAMNEONE / IT GIRL IT GIRL / replied
I have long, thick hair that holds on to a lot of moisture when wet. I usually wring out my hair with my hands after washing and wrap a clean/dry towel around the hair a... see post
Fried hair. Help!
So, I usually have really healthy hair. I don't wash but maybe every 3 days. It's medium length. It's fine but I have a lot of it. I blow it dry and flat iron my bangs. It is color treated. For some reason, whether it was the crappy hair dryer I was using, or product I've been using, my hair is fried. I have tons of broken baby hairs on the top of my head. I have finally got my bangs to grow back out but they are a bit crispy. Any suggestions? I don't usually like heavy, creamy shampoos because it weighs my hair down and makes it greasy, at least near the temples. Help!
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BEAUTY BOSS k617 / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Do you use a heat protectant at all on your hair before blow drying and flat ironing? If not I would highly suggest one, plus a hair oil/serum as others have suggested a... see post
Very dry curly Hair!
So I have very thin curly/wavy hair, but its super dry !!! I only straighten it once a week and I either have it curly with a gel or in a bun. I rarely dye my hair, my hair is brown and I have never bleached it either. Does anyone know a good brand to restore back my very dull hair?  Please Help!!!
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BEAUTY WHIZ conditioning / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I have curly hair that is very dry and frizzes easily. I’m not sure what your curl type is, but the gel could be making it worse. My curls do not react well to gel or mo... see post
Sultra bombshell v. Sedu curling iron
I'd like to buy a clipless curling iron.  I've seen good reviews for both of these but would like to hear from someone who's tried both as to what the pros and cons of each are. Thanks!
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HALL OF FAMER lovelykatya / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I absolutely LOVE my Sultra bombshell !! it holds the curs amazingly  especially with my long hair :) see post
NuMe vs KQC Flat Iron
I am looking into a new flat iron and have heard great things about the KQC Flat Iron and things about NuMe too.  I was leaning more towards the KQC at first, but then when I saw many beauty youtube guru's using NuMe, it made me think again.    Just wondering which one is better or if both are just the same? Any tips on which one to get? Any pros and cons?    
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phyllisj8 / FRESH FACE / replied
I’d recommend Karmin! :) see post
Thick Hair
Hi, I have thick hair coarse Indian hair  and I LOVE it. But I always end up getting split ends at the bottom and I HATE IT. Any advice on how to treat split ends without having to cut them? I LOVE my hair and I want to grow it out! I would appreciate the advice.
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Unfortunately there's no way to reverse split ends once they occur. Though there are "mending" products on the market, these only offer temporary fixes by working with c... see post
Hair Oil: Am I doing something wrong?
I've been experimenting with hair oils/deep conditioner the past couple months because the front of my hair REFUSES to grow. I've completely taken away heat all together for about a month now and I've seen a little bit of improvement but nothing drastic. My confusion however has to do with the after effect of the hair oil (i.e. Organix Smooth Hydration Aragon Oil & Shea Butter) After I put it in, whether it be at the ends, all over, while it's damp, right out of the shower (I've tried everything) it never fails to feel 10x dryer than it did before. I can't even run my hands through it. It has this gum-like feeling. It's hard to explain. Has anyone else experienced something like this? If so, how did you fix it?
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HALL OF FAMER SydBristow / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
lylysa you are the best!  Love your input! see post
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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BEAUTY GURU Askenjuri / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
You don't really want volumizing, you want thickening.  Volumizers strip your hair, just slightly, so it's not weighed down.  If you color, or if your hair is already th... 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 MAVEN barbieletdown / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
depends how dark you're dying your hair... if you're planning on going black then yes... if you're just going to put brown on top, it is highly unlikely unless you use w... see post
Q. thin, damaged hair
I got a keratin treatment done about 6 months ago and it seems to have ruined my hair. I've never had a problem with split ends or breakage before. how can i keep my hair from getting further damage? I've been looking at the living proof restore hair mask but I don't know...
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BEAUTY MAVEN barbieletdown / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / answered
A. To start off, my hair color changes more often than my mood...   About a year ago it became damaged to the point of snapping off and falling out... and that was after ... see post
Hair!!
So I've been really looking into hair things lately and i was wondering what hair cream, spray..so forth would keep my hair bouncy and volumized without me having to actually style it ! I'm really dreading flat hair !
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
For starters, to avoid flat hair or killing existing volume....hands off. The more you handle or touch into hair/roots throughout the day, the more the oils on skin can ... see post
TERRIBLE Salon dye job!!
OK ladies. This story could take a long time, but i am gonna condense it down. I went to a new hair dresser to get my highlights touched up. I have a brown base and I had some pretty blonde highlights. I tend to say- I want Gemma Teller hair, for my SOA fans out there! Anywho. Well to make a long story short, she left me with some orange patches. I went back to get her to tone it, and lo and behold, MY WHOLE HEAD WAS BROWNISH! REDDISH. COPPERISH. GREENISH. The blonde strands have a green cast, and the rest of it is just multi colored. Now it doesn't look as bad as i think it does, but it looks BAD. Any recs on what i can do to try and even it out? She won't even return my texts
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BEAUTY SAVANT Tracib1981 / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
I have tried to reschedule with her, but either she was leaving work, or going to be off, or something. And she will never be going near me again, that is a promise. And... 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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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, JColeman22!   My suggestion would be to focus on restoring (no pun intended) hair to a healthy state with the Restore line. As volume and body can be added as an "... 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! 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
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
What Do You Do With Your Hair Before Bed??
I have lots of hair (as pictured but some of it is behind my back lol and it is tame and wavy due to bumble and bumble curl calming cream otherwise it would be a poofy curly nest. lol) and I am prone to headaches and migraines. I cannot for the ;life of me sleep with anything in my hair so i leave it out at night and wake up sweating to death and with a tangles mess. I am not sure if there is a solution since I have so much hair and I don't mind waking up sweaty because it is better than waking up with a terrible headache. Just curious to know what your bedtime hair routine is.    
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HALL OF FAMER StephaniLynn / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I can't even begin to explain how much I can relate! lol I can't sleep in my comfy pj pants anymore or I feel like a sweaty mess. And my comforter has long gone I only... see post
Need Blowdryer & Diffuser Combo (for wavy/curly hair) - maybe ionic? light? quiet?
Need recommendations on a blowdryer and diffuser combo for naturally wavy hair.  I'm looking to maximize my natural wave/curl, and I have very long hair.    I tried the Deva deryer & Diffuser combo but I'm not loving it. For the price ($160) it's not light or quiet.  And while I LIKE the Deva diffuser OK, the dryer doesn't seem to make my hair particularly shiny like other previous ionic dryers did.   Additionally, while I get this is a risk with any dryer: the Deva dryer seems to magically keep sucking my hair into the intake/fan/motor part on the back like no other!  Seriously, this used to happen once in a great while with my other drugstore (gasp) dryers, but since I got this one it's multiple times a session and I have to cut my hair to free it.  Sigh.  I'm contorting to make sure to keep my hair away from the intake as I'm drying but it's getting ridiculous.   Do you have a favorite dryer or diffuser for your curly or wavy hair?  Anything that seems powerful enough to dry the hair, benefits from ionic or other neat technology, or something you love because it's light or quiet?  What else do you look for in a dryer? Diffuser advice welcome too!   Thanks!        
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BEAUTY CELEB pattyj / BEAUTY CELEB BEAUTY CELEB / replied
try the deva curl clips and dry at roots with devacurl dryer,  and if you have time,  air dry.  I don't dry the ends of my hair but the scalp area and this works.  At ni... 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
best products for curls
I have long, thick, dry, curly/wavy, color treated hair. I have been blow drying it for quite sometime bc i cannot find any products that will reshape the curls/waves and hold. I have tried so many products. My hair winds up frizzy and looking crazy lol . Any recommendations? Thank you.
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BEAUTY PRO JillyBeanTX / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
I use Deva Curl!  In fact, I should update my picture soon as this is me with wavy hair that I straightened for YEARS!.. Deva Curl make my s-wavy hair curly, bouncy and ... 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
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