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What product will keep your hair from going flat?
knadala
HALL OF FAMER knadala / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I spray dry shampoo in my roots and fluff up my hair using my hands. Just make sure you have a clear formula if you have dark hair so the white powdery look doesn't show... see post
rosie96
How can I dye my medium brown hair blonde?
I have medium brown hair similiar to the picture below I really want to go blonde like this:   How can I do that without completely destroying my hair or having it come out orange?   I take fairly good care of my hair, I deep condition it once a week and use a repairing conditioner on other days and I use a clarifying shampoo once a week. My hair is quite soft and healthy looking now, I don't want to dye it and have it be brittle and dead looking. Also, what is the best way to dye my hair blonde and have it look natural?
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julesy08
julesy08 / NEWCOMER / replied
Such great responses!!! Thanks. I'm med brown now, my hair was light auburn growing up...it darkened on its own but i still have that kind of skin tone that looks good w... see post
lovebaking123
Where to buy Oribe in Canada?
I was looking to buy the orbie beach waves spray but I can't find anywhere in Canada (more specifically GTA) that sells it. Anyone know where I can buy it? It can be online, free shipping preferably.
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heartsmyface
BEAUTY PRO heartsmyface / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Beach waves spray?  Have you tried spraying salt water in your hair? That's what I do when I want that be achy look.  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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jozkid
HALL OF FAMER jozkid / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I'm rather fond of Organix Argan Oil of Morocco shampoo. see post
cpeezy
Need help finding a (claw)hair clip that will fit all of my long hair!
Hey all, I need some help finding a hair clip that will actually hold and keep all of my long hair in a bun at the top of my head. I do not like using hair ties, as I feel they end up breaking my strands no matter what type I use.  Yes, I have got to drugstores and target, ect. but all they have are the same 5-6 types of clips that don't fit my hair at all. Either because they are too small, too long, not shaped in a way that will keep my hair up, ect.  To clarify, since I'm not sure I'm describing these very well, I'm talking about the butterfly type, claw clips that people use to keep their hair up! Any advise on what has worked for any of you long haired ladies would be so greatly appreciated!  Thanks!
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kiml50
BEAUTY BOSS kiml50 / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
    I also like to use these claw clips, very handy see post
vvib
Eyebrows
     It might be because of plucking or bleaching, but my eyebrows have been growing very thick, coarse and straight.. so its very hard to control and make it look natural.. I used to have alot finer and softer eyebrows that "lay" instead of "point out"  is there a way to soften it and/or make it finer? 
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vvib
HALL OF FAMER vvib / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I was actually planning on getting their heated eyelash curler because mine from Sephora keeps breaking apart :(  Thank you :)  see post
kbmatthews
Hair product balling up
So I have Living Proof's Prime Style Extender and Alterna's CC cream, and when used together, it balls up and won't go evenly onto my hair. I figure something in the two products is not agreeing with one another, but will they still work together in the end, even if they don't seem to like one another?
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jozkid
HALL OF FAMER jozkid / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I'm not sure. You may have to experiment with them. I have the Style Extender, but I tend not to use too much stuff on my hair, so I haven't experienced this. Sorry. :( see post
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
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
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
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
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
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
Post a photo! 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
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
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
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
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 MASTER weeeeweeeeeee / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / 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
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
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
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
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
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
daisy30
Product suggestions for slightly wavy thin hair
I have shoulder length slightly wave thin hair, and a lot of it! I'd like to find a product that increases my waves without looking too messy and without residue. I have lots of layers too Any suggestions?
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ivyxox
HALL OF FAMER ivyxox / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Try something like Living proof full thickening mousse or BB surf spray! see post
Yarayan
Suggestions to manage fine hair.
Anyone have any suggestions to manage fine hair that has a lot of new growths - which is also both curly (underneath) and straight (on top). I prefer the straighter style with my hair. Not looking for volume.
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MoreGun89
HALL OF FAMER MoreGun89 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I recommend 2 things, one is whenever ad while you condition, use a waterproof comb to gently comb through, this will help quite a bit with the tangles that come along w... 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
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
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