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rebekah17
Best product to get the most out of my waves/curls
Hi!  I want to start wearing my hair in its natural state - which is a wavey/curly mix - the problem is, I am at a loss for what hair products are the best for my curls. They're not super tight... I'm looking for a product that would help me make my hair look nice for a few days in a row - so I could only shampoo every three/four days. These are my natural curls- excuse the tacky headshot. Thanks!
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H216
BEAUTY GURU H216 / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Another vote for DevaCurl!   My hair actually keeps the effect for multiple days (my fav so far is the Ultra Defining Gel, but I just ordered ArcAnGEL to try too). Alt... see post
H216
Wow Devacurl!
Wow! I just opened a sample of Devacurl styling gel and I gotta say I'm amazed. My normally frizzy curls are now defined, shiny and not crunchy! I have thick shoulder length hair and used a nickel sized amount following the application instructions. 
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
There's definitely a lot of factors to take into account, but once you make progress you're that much closer to gorgeous curls at an ease! :D see post
alphadeltapi9
extremely dry hair with split ends....hair cut did not help
My hair is super dry, damaged, and extremely prone to tangles. I have used so many different shampoos, conditioners and different types of brushes. I get my hair cut regularly. I have struggled with extremely tangly hair since I can remember. I was wondering if anyone else had the same problem and can suggest some products to use that can breathe some life back into my hair and ease the tangles!
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allegrissima
BEAUTY BOSS allegrissima / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
There are very good replies above.  I would like to add one thing.  If your hairdresser's shears are not well sharpened, it will not completely clear the split ends.  A... see post
LehMary
Best shampoo and conditioner for thick hair that is only washed once or twice a week?
I only wash my hair once or twice a week and am looking for the best shampoo and conditioner for that. I have really thick, dark hair.  It usually feels very dry the day I wash it.  By day two or three it starts to feel soft, is more manageable, and looks shiny. I use very little product, mostly because I want to prevent buildup and looking greasy and I don't dye my hair.  I do use dry shampoo between washes when necessary.
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Geminichilde
BEAUTY BOSS Geminichilde / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Aussie Moist is one of my favorite conditioners it's cheap, detangles well and smells good. For heavier conditioners I like Giovanni 2chic with Avocado and Olive Oil or ... see post
kats858
Kerastase for hair growth?
So my mom is visiting and she wants to buy some Kerastase vials that are supposed to help new hair grow (he has lost some hair in the last years and she used to love the super full head before...)   I'm looking it up and it looks like what she needs are the Densifique vials. Do you guys know them? Do you know if they word? Any other ideas for avoiding hair loss and helping new hair grow?   Thanks!!!
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allegrissima
BEAUTY BOSS allegrissima / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Although Kerastase is a great product, albeit a bit expensive, it is not really geared toward hair growth.  As mentioned previously, Phyto vials or even Rene Furterer v... see post
blackunicorn
Your best curling iron/wand for loose beach waves?
I'm not sure I should trust those pesky bloggers, they seem to be biased about curling irons   So I am asking you, which one is your favorite for loose beach waves? I have a Hot Tools that works really well, but it's not a wand.
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blackunicorn
BEAUTY PRO blackunicorn / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Wow, I love your hair! I can never achieve that look with a flat iron! I'm glad to know you love Josie Maran hair product, I just cut my hair and I'm still looking for t... see post
debbpookie
Any suggestions for products for thinning hair? Thanks
kats858
BEAUTY BUFF kats858 / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
UPDATE: I just asked my husband and he explained a bit better: the oil that's produced by your roots and runs down your hair contains two types of testosterone. The for... see post
Pooja96
Curly Hair Problems
I have really curly hair (like Lorde) and wanted to know what products I should use to keep it friz free and not so huge. Also, any suggestions on how I should style it?
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blackunicorn
BEAUTY PRO blackunicorn / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Ditch the sulfate & silicones, and your hair will be more hydrated and not frizzy. see post
kelly516
Q. Holding a Curl from a Round Brush
Hi All,   Within the past 6 months or so, I have noticed that when I round brush my hair, it doesn't hold the curl as well as it used to. I use a 2 inch round brush and have long hair, but I want bouncy curls like I used to get from round brushing.    I'm not sure if maybe since my hair has gotten longer, it's too heavy to hold a curl from a round brush? I use a blow-dry spray, but if anyone else could recommend a product or a technique for getting my hair to hold a curl from a round brush blowout, I'd really appreciate it!
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H216
BEAUTY GURU H216 / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / answered
A. My hair stylist used to create bouncy soft curls with a round brush on my hair - to make it last longer he'd start with a texturizing gel (not much either- just a little... see post
kats858
Fool proof hair color?
I'd like to color my hair at home to cover up white hairs (never did it, as my hairdresser is great, but I won't be able to see him for a couple of months so I need a solution for the meantime). Any hints or fool-proof products? One of those that are like coloring shampoos, maybe? I have no clue! I have dark brown hair. Thanks a lot
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kats858
BEAUTY BUFF kats858 / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
Ok, so I got the Clairol Natural Instincts in Light Brown (to make sure it would not go darker), used it as instructed (for 15 minutes) and my whites are still here... :... see post
imbeautiful
Is there anything to help hair grow due to losing it to Chemo?
Hi! Does anyone know if Sephora ( or any company) sales a product that helps hair grow when you have lost it due to Chemo? Not looking for a miracle product but a product that might help speed the process up and doesn't cost a Arm and Leg, I can only afford to lose one limb  at a time! lol!
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imbeautiful
BEAUTY PRO imbeautiful / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Thank you so much everyone . I am taking all the advice and will soon be making a purchase! I wish you all health and love and obviously confidence! I am still taking ch... see post
ehn23
Q. Tips for dead straight hair?
  Hi,   I was born with dead soft hair with no strength at all. I tried to tease my hair, hairspray, blow dry, perm and all sorts of crazy things in the past to put some volume in my hair and they never worked out. So I'm trying to look for a product that would help me. I look so weird with straight hair just sticking to my head/face because it's really unflattering. Any products/ideas?? :/
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DiVWA
BEAUTY MASTER DiVWA / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / answered
A. I also used to have stick straight hair. The whole key is to get a good haircut. My stylist puts a bunch of layers on the bottom and side of my bob and it makes my strai... see post
socriiispy
Rough ends, dry, and often knots/tangles, help?
It's been a year since my last cut. My hair is a virgin, and its long. I do not dye, blow dry, or use many products on my hair, except this dry hairspray which is only spray where my bangs are (like bumble and bumble drysprun.) I rarely get split ends.And lately I noticed that my hair is now really rough at the ends and knots are formed quite often. I love my darn hair, but now I have know idea what to do. I use the brand alterna- bamboo abundant volume, both shampoo and condition. I always/usually tie my hair in a bun. Is there any suggestions of a good hair product that I could use that'll resolve it or should I go ahead and get it cut? Any good bumble and bumble products?
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beauty4ashes
HALL OF FAMER beauty4ashes / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Trim...then all the other tips everyone already gave to take care of the ends. see post
KellyJ1028
Dry/Brittle hair & medication
Can anyone suggest a hair care line for hair that has become dry/brittle from medications??  I have color treated hair & I flat iron but since I started on cabergolline (pituitary tumor)& off/on HRT & testosterone gel because my levels are low. Menopause & lots of hormonal things happening.    Looking forward to any suggestions
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heartsmyface
BEAUTY MASTER heartsmyface / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
Tarte maracuja oil is really nice and mimics sebum which you're probably not producing a lot of on thyroid meds. Also, you can treat you dry hair with olive oil before w... see post
kellyzollo
Thick, coarse, dry hair recommendation for shampoo and conditioner?
Hi ladies I am looking to switch up my hair from drugstore brands that I have tried in the past and was looking for some advice. I currently have medium length hair that I am growing out over the summer.   My hair is constantly dry no matter what I am using to clean it and lately has felt always greasy too. Recently I have been switching between different brands once they start to leave my hair so greasy and lacking in moisture. I also itch a lot on my scalp which seems really weird. I have gone between Paul Mitchell, Garnier to the Loreal line and at this point I am ready to get something better. I have tried everything so I am thinking it is time to have a salon quality routine now. I have thick, coarse, dry hair that I do color twice a year at most. I would really love shiny, healthy hair that doesn't look so dry and damaged all the time.
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H216
BEAUTY GURU H216 / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Living Proof, Bumble and Bumble and Alterna all have restoring options that are available in a value kit you could try out before committing and/or spending too much mon... see post
StephaniLynn
Ulta Jumbo Sale. Suggestions Please!
As yall may know Ulta is having a sale on jumbo shampoo and conditioners. I want to take advantage of this. Does anyone have any suggestions on which ones I should try?   I'm looking for a good moisturizing shampoo and conditioner since I do dye my hair(I've striped twice and bleached it once in the last 4 months & in the next couple of days I'm dying it to go back natural) and use hot tools on it.   Thanks in advance!
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jwilk241
BEAUTY BOSS jwilk241 / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
My favorite "professional" shampoo will always be Paul Mitchell. I love the Tea Tree line. However, I still love the original 'The One' line. I just stopped by there yes... see post
Mary092
Shampoo/Conditioner without metals
Hi all! I am creating a spa kit basket for my good friend's birthday this week, and a couple of the products included will be hair products (shampoo and conditioner). Normally, this would be super easy but my friend is allergic to metals. I was browsing a few products on the Sephora site and I noticed some of them contain metals. I am not an expert on ingredients when it comes to hair and makeup products so it has been strenuous going through every single ingredient and googling if they are metals/toxic/etc. Are there any high end or low end shampoos and conditioners that don't contain any metals? Especially those with zinc and nickel in them? I prefer getting products from Sephora because they are more high end and tend to work better. Thanks for any help/advice/etc. as always!
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TheSocialQuota
BEAUTY BUFF TheSocialQuota / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
Look into the Everyday and Deep Steep brands. You can also try Desert Essence, their almond scent is lovely. There is another good brand out there, and if I can recall t... see post
heartsmyface
What's my face shape?
I know this may sound silly but I can't figure out what my face shape is:/. I wanna get my hair cut and want a haircut that will flatter my face but regardless of all the sites that tell you how to figure out your face shape I'm kinda lost.  I guess I'm not good at shapes?  
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MK89
HALL OF FAMER MK89 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I remember having a very sharp looking jawline back when I was a skinny little thing :D see post
laurabt
Thirsty Thursday! Drybar Mai Tai Spritzer Sea Salt Spray
Kevin just bought the Drybar Mai Tai Spritzer Sea Salt Spray and we got a little spritz happy in the office. It smells so good! Kevin has tighter curls and I have more loose waves, but I think this sea spray looks great on both styles of hair! What do you think? Who wore it best? Have any of you tried this spray? What do you think?
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blushqueen415
IT GIRL blushqueen415 / IT GIRL IT GIRL / replied
I wish I had curly hair! see post
momontour
What stores in Virginia carry Rita Hazzan Root Concealer; Tysons Corner does NOT my zip is 22030
What stores in Virginia carry Rita Hazzan Root Concealer; Tysons Corner does NOT my zip is 22030
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
What shade in particular are you searching for?   Have you tried utilizing the "Find in Store" feature on the product page?   I just plugged in the 22030 zip code fo... see post
kats858
Rita Hazan Root Concealer - does anyone use it?
So after trying to color my hair with a demi permanent that did not work    yesterday I picked up the Rita Hazan Root concealer at Sephora (I was there for the Wen shampoo, that I want to try, but that's another story).   The sales girl said wonders about the root concealer but, after trying it on a tiny section, I'm under the impression that it will completely ruin any shine I might still have left...   Do any of you use this? What are your feelings about it?
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crewfan
BEAUTY PRO crewfan / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
I just ordered it the other day.  I use WOW which is a powder (at ULTA).  It works great but the light brown seems a little dark to me.  I've seen great reviews on Rita ... see post
debbpookie
I'm looking for a shampoo & conditoner that works for fine,thin hair. Any suggestions? Thanks
debbpookie
SPECIAL GUEST debbpookie / SPECIAL GUEST SPECIAL GUEST / replied
Great, thank you for the suggestions. see post
1Emily
What do I do with my hair?!
Hi guys!  For starters, I don't really do much of anything to my hair. I'm not good at it, and I am lazy. I love doing my makeup but spending a lot of time on my hair is just so tedious in my mind.  I have really, really oily hair (or, let's say oily scalp). I also have very oily skin, which is all due to genetics. Diet may play a role, but no matter what, I will always have to deal with more oil than most people. So because of that, I use a clarifying shampoo daily. This may sound like too much to a lot of you but I assure you that it is completely necessary to not look like a greaseball. I use random conditioners because I haven't found one I really like. I use that from just below my skull and down. If I do use it any higher, it only makes the situation worse. In any case, my hair usually looks like crap. It gets like poofy,or when it's less humid, almost kind of stringy? It's just not soft and smooth. I have fairly straight hair but if I air dry (which I always do) and don't touch it too much I can keep decent waves. But I just want something to keep it smooth but not greasy. Just soft and not frizzy or poofy or like I've been standing in Florida heat all day. Please help!
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BellaKroll2
BEAUTY WHIZ BellaKroll2 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
If you're hair is truly overproducing oil due to a medical reason you should talk to your dermatologist about shampoos that balance the oil better. However, I truly bel... see post
emilyh
Best box dye for red hair?
Hello, lovely community members!  I am in search of a boxed hair dye that will give me a bright and vibrat but natural-looking, coppery red color -- one without too many cool/burgundy tones.   The pictures I linked to show approximately what I have in mind.  I am a natural auburn and have already been dying my hair red (the product i was using has been discontinued), so I don't intend to bleach my hair before coloring it.    Recommendations would be appreciated!  
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Rrred
Rrred / RISING STAR / replied
I've been using Couture Colour strawberry blonde and I mix in a tiny bit of their auburn to get it a bit deeper. It's not as bright orange as the pics above but I've att... see post
ry22
Top Flat Irons
My friend has thick, wavy, coarse hair. Her sister stole her Chi straightener to take to college and she was asking me if I knew of any better straighteners to cut down on the time it takes her to straighten her hair.   Features she likes: -heat control -gentle-ness on hair (not too much damage, but she does use heat protectant) -lower than $150 in price   She also likes to curl her hair with it.   I'm kinda out of my league here, so thanks in advance!
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kats858
BEAUTY BUFF kats858 / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
I love my T3. Really love it. I also have a Chi (that I bought when I forgot the T3 at my mom's) and I love the T3 much more! see post
Jessicaclara
Help! Curling Iron Sizes
Ladies! (and men!)   I'm the MOH in a wedding this Saturday and finally decided how I'm going to wear my hair. My question for you is how much of a difference does a 1/4 inch make in curling irons?   I have a 1 1/4 curling iron as well as a chi flat iron that I use to curl my hair. I'm going to buy another smaller curling iron so that I can have a little variety in the curls and so they last longer (my hair is super long). Would there be any point in buying a 1 inch iron, or should I go for the 3/4 inch to notice a difference in curl size?  
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BellaKroll2
BEAUTY WHIZ BellaKroll2 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I would go with a 3/4inch for the curls to hold the whole wedding on long hair. A 1inch iron is going to give you soft waves or just a flip on the end depending on how w... see post
makeupforkathy
B&B Invisible Oil Primer or Alterna Bamboo Kendi Dry Oil Mist?
I currently use the Alterna which I do love, but I'm always looking to try new products. Would love some opinions!  My hair is thick, course, highlighted and can be dry if I don't use product. 
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BellaKroll2
BEAUTY WHIZ BellaKroll2 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I would suggest the Bumble and Bumble Hairdressers Invisible Oil Primer for your hair. I have the same hair type as you and did not care for the Alterna Bamboo Kendi Oil... see post
mariamdolly
Smelly hair
hi  I have a problem with my hair is that when I use a straightener or a blow dry a meat like smell comes out and my sisters always tell me that I have a meat smell and my scalp smells so oily I don't know why some tell me that it's a hormone please help
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melissabt
melissabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
I also wanted to add, that if it continues to be an issue, I would recommend consulting a dermatologist as they might have some other treatment and options. see post
MegEm
Home hair color disaster-- help!
So, I decided to try and save money by coloring my hair at home. Predictably, it went badly and now my hair is about 4 shades darker than I want it to be. I'm looking for some good suggestions on clarifying or purifying shampoos to try and wash some of this color out so I can go to a professional in a few weeks to have it fixed; I just don't want to go when it's so dark, and I'm hoping if I can tough it out and really shampoo the heck out of it I can get rid of some of the color. The color was permanent dye, though, so it may not be possible.  Thanks!!
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MegEm
BEAUTY PRO MegEm / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
An update: thank you all for your suggestions!  The Sunday shampoo worked well and stripped enough of the color out that it's noticeably lighter. I looked into the other... see post
sheworevelvet
Hair Routine for Thick, Frizzy, Dry Hair?
Hey So I've always had very thick and very cource hair that is naturally very frizzy and puffy. Because my hair is very cource, it's also very dry on the ends. My hair is kind of straight, but it's also very, very kinky and flips out all over the place so it has a few loose waves. As I'm growing older (I'm now 15), my hair is getting harder and harder to manage as I get so many flyaways and it's so hard to put it in a ponytale, even. The last year or so I've been straightening my hair everyday and although my hair doesn't get especially damaged as it's so strong, it takes such a lot of time and effort, and I'd love to stop doing so but it looks crazy if I don't. I also dry my hair using a hair dryer, also I don't blow-dry it properly as it's very difficult on my hair and takes such as long time. Although heat is meant to cause more frizz, I find that if I let my hair dry naturally, it's even more crazy. My hair is quite dry but it tends to get a little greasy sometimes, so I tend to wash it every 2 to 3 days. However, I do find that it's shinier and more managable a couple of days after washing my hair.  I'd love to put together a better hair care routine, but I don't what would work well on my hair! Any reccomendations, tips or ideas? Thanks so much ! Oh and I live in the UK if that helps productwise. 
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