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angeleeyes
pre treat
What do you reccomendthat I use on my very long blonde color treated hair it's in excellent condition so far. I really want to keep it this Way but I'm afraid that the hot curlers and flat iron might possibly be doing a little damage what do you recommend that I use. Thanks for any help you could give me appreciate it
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AnnaBT
AnnaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Angeleeyes,   I recommend you to try Phyto PHYTOKÉRATINE Repairing Thermal Protectant Spray as a great plant-based  hair care product that protects your hair fro... see post
melodyamber
need a shampoo for smelly hair
ive tried so many shampoos (i dont use conditioner) and it never solves my oily, itchy, and smelly hair. my hair is like a blanket and I lose a lot of hair after taking a hair shower. Ive tried so many shampoos that worked at first then fade its usefulness in a couple of days. i really need something that will solve my hair problem! Thanks
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anabob
BEAUTY BUFF anabob / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
Everyone has given you a lot of great advice! In terms of a specific product, I just wanted to add that I've had awesome luck with the Aveda "scalp benefits" shampoo and... see post
lexibrielle
good products for naturally curly/wavy (but frizzy) hair?
Hey! I have naturally wavy/curly hair (pretty much in between, some pieces are curly, some wavy). I blow it out every time I wash it because I hate it so much naturally!!! It's frizzy and just looks bad. I was wondering if someone had any recommendations for products made for my hair type?
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jozkid
HALL OF FAMER jozkid / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I like it, but it was the first one I've ever gotten. So we're trying to grow out some of the damage my previous stylist exacted upon me. (He "texturized" the back of my... see post
elizabeth419
semi- permanent hair color
So I just came back from Target and I was looking at the box hair dye and I've been interested in coloring my hair for quite some time now but I don't wanna go permanent. So as I was looking at the different brands in the aisle I noticed that I couldn't find any semi- permanent color, all I saw was "Permanent" written on the bottom of all the boxes. Maybe I missed the semi- permanent ones? But can any of you tell me any brands from the drug store that has semi- permanent hair color? Which brands do you like/ dislike? And maybe a few pictures to know what I'm looking for next time?  Thanks!!    P.S. Are you able to view Beauty Talk from the Sephora app on your phone? Or do you have to go through Safari?
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elizabeth419
BEAUTY SAVANT elizabeth419 / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
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bea0t
How do I keep dark black hair dye from washig out/fading?
Hello BTers. About two weeks ago I went in to have my hair colored/dyed deep black. First time dyeing it dark and I love it. I feel it makes my skin look flawless, kind of Snow White, heeee heee (hey let me dream).   I’ve notice that when I wash my hair lots of black dye comes out. Is this normal? I’m afraid I’ll lose the nice darkness black color and that the previous highlights I had in will start peeking out. Although the lady said they shouldn’t because she removed them “shrugs????” I have long, full, natural light/med brown hair that goes below my bra strap but not quiet to my waist, yet. I use lots of hair products to keep it healthy such as (Living Proof) hair mask and (Agave/Wella) hair oil and love my Wen cleansing conditioner/shampoo. I recently purchased the Alterna Caviar shampoo and conditioner, in the purple bottle, because that’s what the salon stylist recommended me to use. I must admit I don’t quite like it.   Is there anything else that I can use/do to keep the deep black color   in my hair and stop it from washing out?   Yes, I went thru the previous threads regarding hair dye and still not quiet an answer to my concerns. Thank you for your opinions, suggestions and advice.
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bea0t
BEAUTY SAVANT bea0t / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
I've gotten highlights before and never experienced any color fading or dye in my towel like this time. It is the first time I did a full head of color. I was told to ex... see post
Samtian
Q. How do I keep my hair from tangling?
Hello, I have extremely thick hair. Its not oily and its not super dry either. But everyday, even right after brushing, the back section tangles up extremely bad. I just have to barely move my head and my hair is tangled up. Is there any products I can try to prevent the tangling? I can't stand having my hair cut short and its super annoying. Thanks.
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kam71
HALL OF FAMER kam71 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Agree w/ ArganOil...I only apply it from mid-shaft down...applying to the roots will weigh your hair down....Also, when you shower, do not shake your hair in the towel w... see post
Jess1900
What is good product(s) to apply before and after I straight my hair.
Im looking for a product(s) that can be use before and after I straight my hair. I would like a product that fights the frizz, humid and does not look greasy
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AnnaBT
AnnaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Jess,   I recommend you to incorporate the new Living Proof Restore Instant Protection Spray into your straightening routine! When straightening your hair , m... see post
qyl0
weird hair breakage - PLEASE HELP!
My hair has been super prone to breaking and damage at the ends for years now. I'm talking scary split ends, not just the ends splitting in half. the hair will splinter in multiple places and look like a bare tree branch or fishbone if that makes sense. It's been an ugly situation and i'm so desperate to fix it.   Over the past year or so I've been trying to grow my hair out. My hair was shorter than shoulder length a couple years ago (though not as short as a bob) and I've always had layers when it's longer, past shoulder length. The super weird thing is the top layers in the back of my head are the main parts that have the serious damage. The hair in that particular area has never really gotten longer than when my hair was at it's shortest. The bottom layers of my hair seem to be fine and grow quite well (my bottom layer is almost up past my **bleep**). The pieces of hair that frame my face have grown too, though not as quickly as the bottom layer, but you can definitely tell that they are longer than the hair at the back of my head, though they started out at the same length due to my layers.   The frustrating thing is those top layers are SOOO damaged that they seem to have stopped "growing".  My hair breaks off into little pieces for the most part (1cm or less), but I'll be playing with my hair (which I do quite a lot) and occasionally a 2-3 inch pieces will break off. I think the main problem my hair does not get longer is the constant small breakage though.   I blow dry about once a week, use a straightener 2x a month max (sometimes I don't use a straightener at all in a month) so I'm not sure that heat is an issue. I've never dyed or bleached my hair and take fish oil every 1 or 2 days when I remember.   Anyone know why my hair damage is only in a specific area, not my whole head, and what I can do to make it better???
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heartsmyface
HALL OF FAMER heartsmyface / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
You may want to go see a dermatologist regarding this.  Perhaps you're vitamin deficient?   Make sure to be taking multivitamin with biotin.  Also, try taking fish oils ... see post
fluffymuha
Is losing hair in the shower not a big deal?
I used to lose 1-2 strands before I switched to Alterna. Now I'm losing 10-20. My hair looks and feels fabulous, so I definitely don't want to switch my shampoo & conditioner. I'm just wondering if I should be worried about going bald :/
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kevinbt
kevinbt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Yay! :) Let's get back in touch in a month or so and check in with each other lol see post
Mgr82
i been debating on the dry bar buttercup. is it worth it?
I been really thinking about getting the buttercup but for the price I want to make sure it's reallyworth it. Any feed back on it?
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AnnaBT
AnnaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Mgr82,   The DRY BAR BUTTERCUP is a really powerful tool. I totally recommend it if you have thick hair and looking for something to manage it and dry faster. Dry... see post
makeupobesessed
drugstore sulfate free shampoo/conditioner?
Does anyone know of a decent/good shampoo and conditioner brand that is reasonably priced?  I want to try this no lather shampoo and see if it will really help my normal, chemically treated, wavy hair.     I am not looking to spend a lot of money- but if I can find it in Ulta (to use coupons/points) or a drugstore, that is right where I want to be as far as price.     I do however, really want it to be completely sulfate/paraben/anything else that they also put in household cleaners free...I've read that some say they are SLS? free but they really, truly aren't.  They usually have something in them that isnt good, even if it isnt sulfates...   If Sephora has one that isn't too expensive that you absolutely love, I'm open to any suggestions.
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GennX
BEAUTY MAVEN GennX / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
You might want to consider the fact that hard water might be an issue. I have hard water and a HOA that treats the ever-loving-daylights out of it using chlorine for var... see post
laurennnlove
living proof flex shaping hairspray vs. dryer money maker flexible hold hairspray
Hello beautiful people!  I am looking to buy a new hairspray.  I am looking for a flexible hold hairspray that won't make my hair crunchy.  I am considering flex and money maker.  Thoughts on these?  Or any other suggestions for a great hairspray that won't make my hair hard?  I am looking for something that will help keep my curls, but not make my hair frizzy.  Doesn't have to be from sephora, i will take all suggestions!! thanks everyone!
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jcmb
HALL OF FAMER jcmb / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
You're welcome. I often find that when I read reviews for styling products that some people absolutely love and others hate, it usually comes down to over-usage (on the ... see post
2thin
Toppik fibers
The starter kit of Toppik appears to come in either gray or white fibers but can you purchase either of these colors without buying a kit?
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
The fibers are available sold separately in various colors, see the below link for full info: http://www.sephora.com/hair-building-fibers-P384005?skuId=1581792 see post
elizabeth419
Hair Products
I'm looking for shampoo/ conditioner that will help my hair become healthy again.  I don't color my hair or use heat on it that often!  I wash my hair about 2-3 times a week and use batiste dry shampoo in between washes and when i wash my hair I put Moroccan oil on the ends. I find that my roots get oily but then the rest of my hair gets really dry and super knotty.  Any reccomendations on products or brands? (they can be from Sephora since I can use the 20%) I was looking into the Living Proof line but is there a better one?  
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beachyt
HALL OF FAMER beachyt / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I LOVE their style extender -- I cannot believe what a difference it makes as far as my curls staying curly well into the next day. It's amazing! see post
danganh
Hair too straight
 I have really fine and naturally straight hair and no matter what hair product i use, my hair will not hold the curls. Does anyone have the same problem and/or know of a really good hair product that can help?
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SDdenm
HALL OF FAMER SDdenm / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Just out of curiosity, what kind of curling iron are you using and how are you curling it? I ask because my hair and my sisters hair is pretty straight and never used to... see post
jisub89
T3 or Drybar?
I'm conflicted on which blowdryer set to get? Has anyone tried either one with good or bad experience/results? I have fine, straight hair and want something to help with volume, not necessarily shine.   http://www.sephora.com/t3-featherweight-2-living-p roof-full-volume-set-P390982?skuId=1666247     http://www.sephora.com/big-hair-don-t-care-holiday -kit-P389331?skuId=1638246     P.S. Has anyone successfully used a hot air brush for volume? I want to get one of those too but there are practically no reviews out there for me to gauge how well they work.  
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jisub89
HALL OF FAMER jisub89 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I just confirmed T3 2 uses a DC motor.   " I think we’ve all heard a thing or two or two thousand about this dryer. I like it a lot.  It is the greatest dc motor h... see post
aggieamy
Q. Need Texas Tea smell + more moisture...
I keep catching sniffs of my hair after using the Drybar Texas Tea volumizing shampoo/conditioner this morning and I LOVE IT! I need a more moisturizing conditioner, though (I have thick, dry, wavy hair & live in humid southeast TX).   Anyone know of a 'heavier' (better?) conditioner that smells similar? 
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kay3009
fine hair breakage
Help I have very fine hair that I have never really done much with. I recently started to blow try it with a thickrizer and curl it on the weekends. However I noticed breakage around the crown, I do use a drug store heat protector. I need advice on if purchasing a more expensive curling iron/ blow dryer is worth it to protect my hair or if it makes a difference. Or if it is the heat protector I need to invest in, or perhaps a hair mask. I am clueless on what my hair truly needs. 
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, Kay3009! Please check into your thread regarding this inquiry below, I noticed that thread before I saw this one:   http://community.sephora.com/t5/Acne/Fine-hair-... see post
Awesomenesshuh1
FRIZZY HAIR NEED HELP !
fine frizzy hair with dry ends. need help to tame frizz especially when tie up. please give advice products to give volume as well. thanks for the advice
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meganlisa
HALL OF FAMER meganlisa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Life saver.  Living Proof.  The only thing that works for me.   http://www.sephora.com/no-frizz-nourishing-styling-cream-P375666?skuId=1459395 see post
Nessimelle
Very fine, thin, dry & damaged hair with oily scalp (the next day) ..
Hello !   I have very fine, thin, dry and damaged hair. I have to clean it every day, if not, my hair gets oily (at the scalp). I have blonde highlights, thinking about going back to my natural color to give it a break. However, brown does nothing for my complexion, I highly prefer blonde.   In addition, I've lost a lot of hair following my pregnancy (my hair was AMAZING while pregnant, it was silky, it had more volume, it was smooth ... well it's not so amazing anymore).   My hair is a bit longer than shoulder lenght and with a 8-month old, I don't have time to style it, so I let it dry naturally which makes my hair look even more dry.   I never let my hair loose unless I have the time to use a flat iron, and even then after a few hours it gets tangly.   I need help !!! I do not want to cut it short, I like the current lenght I have. I'm looking for new products to try out : shampoo, conditionner, and some kind of protecting spary or oïl to use before using any (heating) tools.   Thanks ! 
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Nessimelle
BEAUTY MAVEN Nessimelle / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Thanks ! I'm already using a dry shampoo ... The other problem I have and that I forgot to mention is that the next day (dry shampoo day), my hair looks so bad even when... see post
kay3009
Fine hair (Help)
I have always had extremely fine hair, but it was always healthy as i never did anything with it. Recently I have been using volumizers, blow dryers and curling irons so that my hair can have some body. However i can now see breakage in my hair so i need to know what products are worth investing in for my hair. I was suggested a hair oil but the one i tried just made my hair greasy. Also i have been looking into maybe purchasing a ceramic wand as i have heard they are better for your hair. If anyone knows of a particular brand that high quality i would appreciate it. Looking for advice on hair oils, pre heating spray, conditioners or anything you many think will be helpful 
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Are you currently using any thermal protection product?   Hair oils offer many conditioning and nourishing properties to treat damage or fortify strands but aren't nec... see post
Longlashes77
Question about haircolor
I have some questions, trying to color my own hair and save money. I bought the color i know my stylist uses, Matrix 6warm and i bought the 30 vol developer. But i didn't take into consideration i had highlights done since then, my hair is naturally a dark brown. It has some new growth and my highlights are a light brown yellowish with hints of orange. Im trying to get my hair like either picture, i like them both. I also bought a Matrix 7ash color, i was going to mix the two but not sure if it will give me the color I want. I was also wanting to know if i should use vol30, would that dry my hair out?
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sammiebaby
BEAUTY GURU sammiebaby / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
hi there, I'm a licensed cosmetologist and I'm gonna try and explain as best I can for you.  I'm not familiar with Matrix color but I work with Paul Mitchell color and a... see post
Ooohla
Can anyone suggest a dry shampoo (from personal experience) for medium thickness and black hair?
I haven't tried any and since I work weekdays I hate washing my hair everyday. Like I mentioned, I have black hair that's medium in thickness, and get's oily after a day and a half after washing. Are there any brands someone can suggest from experience that won't leave residue?
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laurabt
laurabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
I agree about the B&B Pret a Powder, I just started using it and I love it! It adds a nice amount of volume too. :) -Laura see post
aasm18
Made a terrible hair mistake...
I have a lot of baby hairs that stick in every which direction. I hated it so a couple months ago I plucked some of them out. Well I think I got a little pluck happy because I plucked a lot out and my hairline looked really stupid. Now all of them are growing back in and it's getting really stubbly and it looks awful. I want to try to grow it all back in but it's so embarrassing with all this stubble. Any tips on what to do? I feel so awful about myself and so self conscious I know it was a stupid decision
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calcutta
HALL OF FAMER calcutta / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I cut my own hair once when I was younger, by younger I mean in high school. I think it was some cry for attention/ rebellion phase thing. My sister was moving away to U... see post
britbuck
Drybar Private Parties
Hello my makeup friends,   Long time no talk:/ I am looking at booking a private party at Drybar in Chicago for next summer with about 7 girlfriends for a long weekend away. Has anyone been to a private party that could share their thoughts? Good or bad is welcome!   Thanks Ladies, XOXO Britt
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Emmyyann
Weird curly hair!
My problem is that I'm not sure what my hair is anymore and I don't know what to do to solve it. It is very thick hair and the under layers of my hair are curly, not pin curls but big curls that are very gentle but the top layer of my hair is the exact opposite. It's frizzy and doesn't curl maybe a slight wavy. I wonder if there is any way to get the top layer of my hair to be curly too without using a billion products? Please help!
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jozkid
HALL OF FAMER jozkid / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
+1!   Have also tried Ouidad and Living Proof No Frizz and neither of them worked as well for me as the DevaCurl line has. While the Living Proof No Frizz shampoo and ... see post
fatimamummy
Best hair Products for color treated hair?
Can you guys suggest some good shampoo, conditioner and hair mask/treatment for color treated hair preferably sulfate free. My hair are long and thick and I am planning to change their natural black color into some shades of brown.Many of you have seen my makeup free Face and for those who have not, I have medium complexion with slightly yellow undertone and Dark brown eyes, Can you beauties also suggest what tone of brown will look better on me. Golden brown, copper brown, Ash brown  or any other.
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fatimamummy
HALL OF FAMER fatimamummy / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Thank you mrsbaine. I'll look into these products. see post
Badgirlsky
hair flat frizzy wavy
I have color treated layered long hair that is wavy... It is frizzy and flat..I was once told like Janice Joplin..oh joy;( What can I use to style it..as little effort as possible. I don't blow dry and often leave in a bun to dry or its totally frizzy and flat.
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
If you want to stick to a serum, try Living Proof's Satin Hair Serum, it's silicone and wax free so it won't lock out needed-moisture but it's very lightweight as to not... see post
Stefzz0710
Products for dry and products for wet
Hello! I'm looking for some easy healthy products to use. My hair is VERY thick and it is long and layered. I don't usually do much to it styling-wise unless I'm going out. I don't even really do it for work. I'm looking for first, recommendations for if I shower in the morning, that I can spray/rub/dab/comb through/etc on my wet hair to kind of give it an extra advantage. I usually don't blow dry unless I have to...my hair has a weird wave to it and does tend to frizz, so I'm looking for a serum or something to help control that. I'd also like to find something to put on my hair when it is dry. I've used the paul mitchell heat protectant for when I style, but I guess I'm looking for something that can do the same thing, kind of bring out shine, tame frizz, give me a good look on the go. Hopefully that's not very confusing! I guess I will add the my ends are pretty dry and I tend to every now and then get dry scalp with the weather changing, but just taming my hair and bringing out the shine and trying to make it look healthier is my main concern. Thanks!!!!
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Is there a reason why you wash your hair just about every other day? You mention your scalp drying with the change of the seasons and the ends being dry as well, have yo... see post
IRISHQUEEN
Hair stil coming out
Yep, 3rd post back-to back! lol I am trying to put myself back together again! lol SO, I am doing the detox, eating diff., taking supplements & vitamins, and working out ( and yes it hasn't been that long)..... but I am over this whole hair thing'e.   I went and saw my derma today & he said it could take a year b4 my hair bounces back (gets out of shed mode, & it has been 10 months). He had my blood taken to check some things, did a "pull-test", and took some hair to look at under a scope (or whatever). In the meantime he said I could go get Men's 5% Foam Rogaine (not sure what the active ingredient is yet) & massage it in my hair everyday.  So, here are my main questions: -Do y'all think I should wait for the test to come back? -Do you know of another treatment w/ the same active ingredient(s) that may work better & maybe make my hair grow faster (think I am gonna grow it all the way out again & NOT cut it for a hot minute ) lol ?     Any input would be great! Thanks! 
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IRISHQUEEN
BEAUTY GURU IRISHQUEEN / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
So you had a hysto too? Yeah my mom was mean as a snake ! lol She still (well has always) got a spicy side to her ;) ! bahahaha But she wasn't "slang-shot" into it via h... see post