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Damaged hair
Hello, I am in desperate need of some suggestions. My hair is naturally very dark, and past my shoulders. I get bored with it (like every girl does) and switch it up. I've had highlights, balayage, my hair bleached. You name it, I have done it. I recently got a wave perm.( I thought it was going to be a good idea for summer so I can just get up and go) It absolutely fried my hair. I am currently using Redken for my shampoo and conditioner. After the perm my hair needed some TLC so I purchased Mudslide by Drybar and it has helped some. Some parts of my hair are frizzy from the damage, and it just doesn't feel healthy anymore. The curls  from the perm aren't even there anymore, so I end up straightening or curing it everyday. I need a good everyday shampoo and conditioner to bring my dry damaged hair back to life. 
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BEAUTY WHIZ greeneyedgirl107 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
@Aliyah13 I recommend a moisturizing shampoo.  I like the John Frieda line, and use the Beyond Smooth with coconut oil in it.  For conditioner, I like DevaCurl One Condi... see post
Looking for a hair product for hair worn up.
I have fine hair that I'm required to wear up for my job.  It's still semi-wet when I put it up because it takes forever to dry and I'm not going to blow dry it everyday just to put it up into a bun.  Yes, I try to make it loose but it can't be messy.  I'm also outdoors a lot so my hair sees the sun, wind, rain, etc.   I'm looking for a product that will protect my hair from the elements and the constant up do.     I'll admit, due to how fine it is, I even wear it up on my days off and especially to the gym.
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, Yarayan!   For hair that has to constantly be put up and faces the elements, consider utilizing a leave-in conditioning spray to help nourish strands while combati... see post
can thin hair go for hair smoothening process
hi my hair is thin and above shoulder length. can i go for Hair smoothening process. wil my hair look more thin after smoothening? please suggest.
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, mannumanasa!   I would recommend speaking to your licensed hair dresser on this matter to get a consultation in person before the actual service is performed. Desc... see post
Q. Tips for Traveling to Europe with Heat Tools?
Hi Beauties!   I'm planning my first trip to Europe (Hungary, mainly) in a couple months and am concerned with being able to use my heat tools...I have a lot of hair that I try to take particular care of, and I'm attending a wedding - so I need to look polished.   I have a Velecta Paramount hair dryer, an amika Polished Perfection Straightening Brush, and their Switch Kit curling iron.    I mention the specific tools I have so that I can ask the following: Has anyone traveled to EU with these specific tools, or similar? Did you use a converter - which one? Has anyone tried just ordering new tools from a EU seller so that the tools have the right hardware? If so, any suggestions on similar quality tools to look at? I'm also curious to see if anyone has other thoughts/ideas/suggestions on the topic that I haven't thought to ask about.   Thanks!!  
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HALL OF FAMER wheeeee / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. I don't think it is worth taking.  Just buy when you get there.  There are tons of CVS type stores all over EU. Price is the same as home, too.   Or, borrow.  Most ho... see post
Q. Drybar bundle?
Will sephora restock the drybar total blowout bundle or another similar bundle?? I just ran across it on sephora.com yesterday but it was out of stock. My hair dryer just died, and I am looking to try to drybar dryer along with some of their other products. It was limited edition and I have called to speak with online rep - they said it was still there so they didn't think it was discontinued but there was no restock date. Thanks!
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JaneanBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi @anov,   I would continue to check back as Drybar tends to release these bundles during the holidays or during our promotional sales that happen 2-3 times a year.... see post
THE HAIR THREAD
a thread to talk about your hair goals / experiments / fails / wins / products etc. consider this a RANDOM THOUGHTS: HAIR thread   when i joined BT years ago, i was at the beginning phases of growing out a shaved head, after a decade of cropped pixie cuts and avant garde styles as well as defying my natural texture. my hair is past my shoulders now, and am fully immersed in this world of hair care and styling that i had been absent from for so long.    this thread can be about anything. thoughts, questions, anecdotes that you feel like sharing but for whatever reason don't want to start an independent thread about. cheers !
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BEAUTY WHIZ katgoulding / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Ulta is most definitely a reliable source! I personally am not a huge fan of Redken, there are better products on the market. To me, I think of redken still as a "profes... see post
Heat Protection that can be applied on dry hair
I am looking for a good heat protectant to apply to my air dried hair before straightening or curling.  I have long, wavy, thick hair.  It is color treated.  I am currently using Living Proof spray but am not a super fan of the spray. 
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BEAUTY WHIZ greeneyedgirl107 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
My favorites were all discontinued, but I am in love with a new one: Paul Mitchell Hot Off the Press.  It is an Allure award winner. see post
Need suggestion for shampoo and conditioner
Hi, Currently I am using Ouai Smooth Shampoo and Condition for my hair but so many times I feel my hair isn't clean well. Also, when I use oil before shampoo, my hair has oil after the wash. I feel my shampoo isn't mix well with my hair, but not sure about it. P reviously i was using Moroccanoil Shampoo and Conditioner.      Also, I feel after start using Ouai shampoo, I have more hair fall. I have tried to use pantene shampoo to see my hair reaction and I feel that shampoo mix well and clears my hair.But that one have sulfate in it. Could you please recommend me best shampoo for my hair?   My hair type: I have frizzy hair (Frizz sticks only for wash day) Little bit curly (Waves in hair) Lots of hair fall                    
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SPECIAL GUEST VShah2406 / SPECIAL GUEST SPECIAL GUEST / replied
Since store didn't have PHYTO Phytospecific Rich Hydration Shampoo, store person recommend me Briogeo Rosarco Repair Shampoo/Conditioner. I bought that and after 2nd u... see post
Looking for products to add texture to straight fine hair
I have such straight fine hair that never wants to do anything!  I'm looking for products to add volume/texture to my hair that makes it more lively, rather than so dull and boring!   Any suggestions would be wonderful!
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MariekeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @Klarkowskil,   If you're looking for something to add texture I would recommend Drybar Triple Sec 3-in-1, Bumble and bumble Surf Spray, or Living Proof Full Dry ... see post
Thinking about getting my hair cut. Does anyone know a good place in Birmingham?
Been thinking about getting my hair cut for a while now but don't know any good salons. Any suggestions??? Thinking about getting this hairstyle...!  
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BEAUTY MAVEN Butterfly505 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
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Need hair coloring advice please
I initially requested ombre highlights with a "funky" color.  The salon I went to told me the only way to do this was to bleach the hair first, then to color.  I agreed accept the highlights came out looking more like two giant skunk stripes.  I also had to re-color my hair weekly because the color kept fading from a deep plum to a washed out pink/red.  It drove me nuts so I decided to do something natural and permanent. I went to a different salon and they assured me that my hair would not be further damaged.  I had more highlights put in with bleach to blend out the thick stripes and then color was applied over the lightened hair. That washed out after 2 shampoos and my hair is completely damaged.  I'm so confused because I thought permanent hair color would not wash out, let alone in just 2 washes!  Did I get ripped off?  Also, is there a way to color hair without bleaching first? Thank you!!!
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
If you're looking to color the lighter/bleached portions of your hair a shade that's only 2-3 shades lighter than your own natural color versus opting for a more wild or... see post
Do you think professional/salon shampoos and conditioners are actually worth it?
Hello all!   I have been using drugstore shampoo/conditioners, nothing expensive or too fancy for pretty much my whole life. I have tried more expensive shampoos/conditioners but have never seen a significant change in my hair to fork over the extra money. It's funny because I spend a lot on styling products, but cringe for some reason over the high prices of salon shampoos! I think it's just because I want to make sure they actually do something for me. Do you all think that the higher end shampoo and conditioners are actually worth it? If so what do you like? Or what do you like from drugstores?   I have very thick, wavy, blonde hair that I wash 2-3 a week. Would love any recommendations!
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BEAUTY SAVANT Nickelliebear1 / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
Hey there!  I may be a little biased but I've (almost) always used salon shampoos/conditioners.  Back when I was younger, my mother would buy Aussie (when she first star... see post
Q. hairstyle recommendations for prom
hey all, i have long, thick, blonde hair and i need some ideas for hairstyles for prom! I don't want to go all up but i definitely dont want to wear it all down. please share pictures of hairstyles that are sort of half up/half down types so i can get some ideas of what I want to do. thanks! PS-Here's a few pictures of me to go off of what you think would look best<3 and here is the dress(: it will be sewn together in the middle so it's a one piece dress, and i'm not sure what types of accessories i want 
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Thanks for sharing pics of your dress, it's gorgeous!   I think the hairstyles that JaneanBT added below could definitely correspond well with your gown. You may even... see post
curls won't hold
my curls will not hold for the life of me. I have the T3 whirl trio. I prep my hair with Bumble and bumble invisible oil primer and B+B  flexible hold hairspray, and I also add a bit more spray when I'm done and my curls still fall out by the end of the day. It's so frustrating! Any tips on what other products to use that won't make my hair crunchy from hairspray?
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BEAUTY MAVEN SusantheCeliac / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
usually day old. i normally let my hair air dry after applying B+B invisible oil primer, and it dries straight, with maybe a very slight wave.  see post
HELP! SENSITIVE SCALP!!
Hi, Everyone!  Does anyone have a recommendation for a shampoo/conditioner for sensitive scalp?  I've tried the "Jason" products and so far, they've worked well (and are affordable!), but feel that they're not the best for my hair.  I was also looking at the "Human+Kind" products, on the Sephora website...any feedback about these or any other products??  Thanks!!!
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HALL OF FAMER ChicDabbler / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Have you tried L'occitane shampoos? I tried Aromachologie repairing and it was super gentle and made my hair super silky/soft, but since I have oily scalp the  Aromachol... see post
color treated frizzy hair
Which is better for color treated frizzy hair...Living proof No Frizz or Living Proof Perfect Day shampoo and conditioner?
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SIGHTSEER tigrlady / SIGHTSEER SIGHTSEER / replied
Thanks, Marieke,your response has been very helpful. I will try Living Proof No frizz. see post
Dry shampoo for red colored hair
I have seen many threads about dry shampoos and which are best for different scalp and hair type, but haven't found anything regarding thin, color treated, especially red hair.  If anyone has a recommendation I would love to hear it, including pointing me to an earlier conversation a missed.  Thanks for your time. 
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BEAUTY WHIZ greeneyedgirl107 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
So glad you had a chance to read my reply!  What you want to do is to use the dry shampoo the night before your hair will get greasy.  So, if you wash your hair on Sun a... see post
So, Violet or Grey?
I've just recently cut my hair for random reasons, and I've added a little touch of grey to it, which I really liked, I want to do the whole thing a greyish tone, or maybe a light lavender grey tone. Yes, or no?
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, ShawneeDawn!   Since more wild and unconventional hair colors tend to be semi-permanent, applying a touch of lavender to the existing grey you currently have would... see post
Curly hair salons available
Just an FYI for curly hair girlies. They have curl bars popping up in many places that specialize with curls and help you figure out the right hair cut, tools!  
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HALL OF FAMER Insomniacmuffin / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
that's pretty cool @curvygirly I feel like we have all been blown-out to death and it's time for the curl to rise again!! see post
How to get a high ponytail that STAYS
So I see tutorials on how to create gorgeous high ponytails with volume. I can not seem to master this.  When I pin the poof it always falls flat within seconds and the ponytail always sinks down and doesn't stay high.  Any advice?  I've seen stylist videos where they use this tool where it's like a hair band with bobby pins on the side. I'm so curious about this.    Thanks in advance
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BEAUTY WHIZ greeneyedgirl107 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I got the Invisibobble from Sephora and it works like a charm! see post
IGK Live Hair Consultation on 3/22
I am excited to announce our first ever Live Hair Consultation on BeautyTalk! Mark your calendars because this Wednesday, 3/22 from 10 am - 2 pm PST, the founders of IGK will be on BeautyTalk answering all of your hair questions.    This probably sounds similar to Live Chats and that's because it is. The difference is that Live Consultations are personalized to your hair and much longer than a Live Chat (FOUR hours). Because everyone's hair is different, we are encouraging participants to upload a photo of their hair along with their question. What we want is for you to feel like you're getting the (virtual) salon treatment so show them your hair and tell them about your hair type and hair goals for the best advice! The Founders of IGK are a group of four talented hairstylists who really know their stuff so they  can help you master your frizz, give tips on curling your hair or even give advice on the right cut for your face shape.      Be sure to follow the link below this Wednesday, 3/22! We'll be live from 10 am - 12 pm PST:  http://community.sephora.com/t5/Ask-The-Experts/Live-Hair-Consultation-with-IGK/m-p/2727916   See you there!  
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Head's up the link to the chat thread is posted above. This thread is merely to announce there will be a chat.    The chat thread is currently closed but will be open ... see post
is lace wig safe for daily use?
am planning to get hair lace wig since i have light hair and i want long curly look, for daily use for long duration. what is your recommendation? is it safe? does it affect my real hair? also can i swim in it? which ones/sites you recommend?
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, sandrakaw!   A lace front wig when worn properly to its means will require adhesive, typically such as spirit gum, to be applied to keep the delicate lace material... see post
If anyone have tips/advice on how I can achieve this EXACT hair style I would appreciate it so so much!!! Products,Tools, Etc. Thank you :)
BEAUTY CONNOISSEUR GirlGetGlamorou / BEAUTY CONNOISSEUR BEAUTY CONNOISSEUR / replied
That is amazing info in the other reply!  If you are looking for a good brand of hair extensions, try  "girlgetglamorousHAIR" extensions.  They are super silky and thick... see post
Going Ash Blonde Ombré. What do I need?
I'm total virgin when it comes to dye, I also have very long (aka old) hair.  I've ordered the DryBar Blonde Ale shampoo and conditioner to fight brassiness from creeping in.  Does anyone have suggestions for other products that would be helpful?   Im fair and cool toned with blue eyes and naturally brunette; what make up might compliment my new look?
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, bharvey!   If you're looking color your hair, I would highly recommend booking a consultation with a local colorist or licensed hair care professional to speak abo... see post
darkening highlights
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Asche is spot on with the mention that purple (and even "silver") shampoos are not going to serve towards darken highlights. The purple or blue pigments in their formula... see post
I have really drycurly hair. Looking for a mousse or cream that gives your hair wet look and does not make them hard at the same time
MariekeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @maaniya,    To chime on to @Harpier82 recommendations of treatments I'd look into Madam C.J. Walker Beauty Culture Dream Come True Wonderful Deep Conditioning Ma... see post
A replacement for Wen?
I LOVED Wen, but I see Sephora no longer carries it.  Is there a replacement for it that works like it does?  I have never been as happy with my hair as I have been with Wen, so I'd love to find something very similar.
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burningisis / FRESH FACE / replied
I would recommend QVC as well if you like WEN.  I'd really stay away from Amazon or Ebay because the chance of getting knockoffs, frauds, or fakes is way too high.  I re... see post
Dupes for Arrojo Hydro Mist?
And tbh, what is this mist anyways? Is it like a conditioning spray...? 
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HALL OF FAMER Insomniacmuffin / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I don't know a dupe, but if you found one please do share @fionagurls   Here is what I found on Arrojo's website about their product..   "Dry, stressed hair makes st... see post
3b curly hair
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HALL OF FAMER Titian06 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, @brie1579!  @lylysa gives you great recommendations!  I've got a couple of products I really like too.   IGK Rich Kid Coconut Oil Gel   I have a very dry, itchy ... see post
Hairstyles
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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HALL OF FAMER missjeanie / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / 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