My hair is course, thin, and dry with blonde highlights. It tends to have frizz and a little wave too, and my roots get oily. I tried a sample of Ojon oil and it was terrible...the smell was overwhelmingly awful (maybe the product had gone bad?? really it was that horrible) and it made my hair stringy until I washed it a few times in a row. Any suggestions for better hair treatments?
Hi! I have never in my life used a curling tool, but recently purchased a tapered curling wand and have been staring at it for days, afraid to use it because I have no idea how to get started. i have naturally wavy/curly hair that has a very inconsistent curl pattern, so if I let it just air dry totally naturally (no product or styling), it's a poofy, crazy mess. Normally I either straighten it with straightening balm, a blow dryer and flat iron, or use a little curl defining cream and twist 1 inch sections into tight spirals, which air dry into loose spiral waves that stay until the next time I wash. I'm hoping to use the tapered wand to get larger, more defined spiral curls, and have watched several tutorials on how to maneuver the wand, but I literally don't know how to start. My questions: 1. Do I blow dry straight first, and then curl? That seems counterproductive, but if so, do I put any product in it before blow drying? Or 2. Do I let it air dry natural, and then curl? If so, do I put any product in it while it dries? Or 3. Do I "style" it curly like I would normally do (curl defining cream, twist sections, air dry), and then use the wand to curl the loose spiral waves into larger, more defined curls? Thanks in advance for any advice y'all have!
So I have decided to got natural and I am TERRIFIED of the big cut because I have a huge head that looks odd with a short cut. Any advice to keep my relaxed hair from breaking off of my new natural roots while I wait for the grow out? Thanks so much for the feed back! I appreciate it. I'm looking into protective styles and hair products that will keep my hair in great condition.
I've had my GHD for about five years now - no crackling, no drops, no cord issues, no fuse problems; I am thrilled that my darling iron has lasted this long! But I've noticed my hair just doesn't seem to look as "pretty" after ironing as it did when I first started using it - now its still a bit poofy and not as sleek and shiny. I thought maybe there was product build-up, so I've cleansed the plates - no change. The plates still seem to get awful hot. It's not my shampoo/conditioner/styling products and tools, as I use quality brands. Maybe the ceramic has worn down? Maybe it doesn't get as hot as I think it does. Maybe my color-treated hair is just trying to tell me that its poor strands are fried! I bought a new GHD back in November during VIBTOPIA, but I haven't been able to bring myself to open the box due to not knowing if it's the iron or my hair. If it's not the iron, that's money that could go towards more makeup! On the other hand, after almost daily use for five years, should I really expect my iron to behave brand-new? How do I determine where to draw the replacement line??
A long time ago in place called Tony & Guy in Scottsdale, Arizona (now called Brillare) I had my hair done. This chick said if she can use this product to make my roots feel "clean," I said sure. She put it on my hair I believe after my wash and before blow-dry. I swear it was a WOW feeling, it was incredible!!! Now I would like to find this product and use it because I loved the feeling of a "clean root." I forgot what it looks like and called. If any of you use, or know of a product that does that. That would help a bunch!! Thank you!!
I have a problem...There is alot of hair strands in my neck that I personally don't like. I want to grow my hair, longer…Cutting is not an option right now. My goal is to grow it longer to the middle of my chest; it is lil longer than where my collarbone is. In my past I used to cut it short in the summer, since I lived in a warmer state and grow it out in the winter to keep my neck warm, never had a problem...Until 3 years ago...A year ago I made a mistake, It was bothering me soooo much that I end up pulling alot out that made me somewhat bald a couple inches above the neck. So bad that when I went to get my hair done, hair stylists would say what have you done? I do not want that mistake again, very humiliating. So I was wondering if there is some kind of hair gel, or some kind of product to keep them out of my way. Something that is maximum hold and can hold for a really long time...Say like 5-8 hours, or possibly the whole day. Hair clips aren't working...The strands keep falling out, so much that it's driving me crazy! If you can help me, that would really help. Thanks!
So I'm trying to grow my hair out so that when I curl it it will be at my waist line. I would say I need it to grow about 8 inches give or take but the problem is it's already getting damaged. I already don't dye my hair, the only heat it gets is I blow dry my bangs on medium heat and curl my hair on low. However, my hair is naturally thin so I guess it breaks a little easier and I try to only take off about an inch of split ends every 3 months so it will keep growing longer. I need ideas for how to get my hair to grow fast and how to fight off the damage. If we can get that down I also love my hair to be super soft. Any ideas?
I've been wanting to dye my hair for a really long time and I'm not having a lot of luck. True, I have REALLY super dark hair (almost black) but I don't want to go through all the trouble of bleaching it. Is there any way I can do this inexpensively without having to do such? Products or techniques would be great. xoxo
About 2 months ago I purchased Clean and Clear shampoo and conditione And had to stop using it. My scalp got super itchy. My hair started coming out more than normal. Started feeling like hay. Overall a nightmare for me. I am 34. My hair before this was great. I have always had thin and straight as a board hair. The itching has gotten alittle better. But my hair is still thin. Hay or straw like. And dull. Any advice on my problem will be great I do take biotin daily.
I have color-treated hair that is pretty wavy/curly. I straighten it all the time, but in this summer heat here in Virginia it gets so humid and hot that it gets frizzy and wet and it's such a waste of time to streighten it and also not very healthy. I used to use a drug store gel and moouse (The herbal essence brand and the aussie brand) but I was recently told that those could strip the color, especially reds. I was recommended to try several beach sprays, but my hair still poofs up and gets unruly and frizzy. I need a good gel that keeps my hair in place and keeps it looking nice and curly and then when it dries it still looks nice instead of a hot mess of a frizz ball with disgusting waves. Help!! (I don't really mind the crunchy-ness either, but obviously I don't want anything to stiff. I want it to dry and look nice and natural but still polished and in place!! ) Thanks!
Hello all! My hair is super thick, and somewhat coarse. Some conditioners tend to be too heavy and leave a really gross film on my hair. Yuck - and on top of that, they don't really soften it, either! I'm definitely trying to avoid that, moving forward. I find that if I use anything other than an oil on my hair to keep it from drying out, it causes a lot of build up. With it being summer and all, my hair gets a lot drier than usual. The last time I was in a store, I got a sample of Alterna's conditioner (caviar, I think - it was in a dark purple bottle) and that seemed to work great! I wanted to know if anyone could recommend another conditioner (or maybe a shampoo as well!) that they think might help.
My hair used to always be frizzy, thick, and curly/wavy growing up. For some reason when I moved out to the Midwest two years ago, my hair has become very straight and fine. I can tell part of it is due to the fact that use heat tools daily (straightening iron and/or curling iron) and wash + dry my hair every other day. It stays pretty flat, dull, and uncooperative most days. I have been trying the Living Proof Restore Shampoo + Conditioner and Moroccan Oil on my hair when I watch it, but it only really makes it softer. I would like to grow my hair back out and have healthier looking hair. Any techniques or ideas on how to make my hair healthy again?
I'm wanting to get highlights in my hair. My hair is medium brown with a reddish tint in sunlight. I'm thinking I want to go pretty light. As light as i can go while still looking natural. (no zebra stripes or platinum or anything). I have fair skin (don't tan) and green eyes. Im just wondering if getting highlights would wash me out? A girl in my class has blonde hair and she got highlights and they made her look sick! Also, what colors should I ask for? Caramel, honey, cool, ash, etc? Thanks!
So I have very fine hair that gets really really frizzy, no matter what I do. I know hot showers aren't that great for your hair, so I usually take cool-ish showers. But still, after I get out and style my hair(etc) it gets all these little fuzzies on top! It is really dry where I live, so I thankfully don't have to worry about humidity. I am getting really frustrated with it and don't know how to help my weird hair! Any advice will be taken!! Btw...I have a medium A-line haircut.
I have dark brown Asian hair and want to dye it so that it looks magenta in the sunlight. If i just use a bright temporary dye over my natural color without bleaching, will it create this effect? I do not want it to be super vibrant, just have a subtler color shine in the light.
I've been struggling with volume problems for a really long time & I need help on finding an oil that adds volume to my hair but is also a heat protectant and tames frizz. Any suggestions on products or advice to add volume to my hair?
I'm a 26 year old Caucasian transgender woman with multiple hair issues. My hair has always been oily at my scalp with dandruff/flaking but now I also have issues with hair loss/thinning (which is not typical for genetic women at my age). My hair is also pretty straight for the most part, fine and color-treated (naturally dark brunette dyed red) - I typically will not put any product in my hair after I shower and VERY rarely style it with a heating tool (blow dryer, curling or flat iron). I've used (and still use on occasion) Wen cleansing conditioner which is very gentle on my thinning hair (I don't notice much hair falling out when I cleanse with it) but I don't feel like I can go more than a day without having to cleanse my hair again due to oil build-up. I've tried multiple Carol's Daughter products because they are formulated with natural ingredients and exclude many of the harmful properties that Wen also leaves out of their products (Sulfates, Parabens, Phthalates, etc.) and am now using the Monoi Repairing Shampoo & Rosemary Mint Clarifying Conditioner. This shampoo/conditioner combo leaves my hair feeling very clean (free of oil build-up), soft and shiny but I have the problem of having about 50-75 strands of hair falling out (not breakage) each time I wash my hair every second day, aside from when my hair just naturally falls out on a day-to-day basis (maybe 20-30 stands that I notice). Does anyone with similar hair issues have a shampoo/conditioner combo that works well for them that they would recommend trying? Price isn't an issue as long as I find something that's effective. Thanks! After reading some helpful responses to my issue/question, I thought I should add this to my post: I mentioned my being transgender as an indicator as to why I'm dealing with hair loss (as a genetic male). It's definitely just a natural testosterone interaction problem for me. Part of my hormone replacement therapy (prescribed by an Endocrinologist) includes antiandrogen drugs to combat my hair loss issues. However, I have noticed using different products such as Wen vs. Carol's Daughter Monoi Repairing Shampoo, for example, I have more fallout with one than I do with the other. So, I was hoping to find a shampoo/conditioner that wouldn't give me as much fallout as I'm getting now. I included pictures so anyone reading would have a better idea of what my hair looks like. The photo was taken last week so it's very up-to-date as far as its [my hair's] current state.
Hi! Okay, I am in desperate need of hair advice. I had to cut off my hair to my shoulders about two months ago because it wasn't too healthy, and it's only grown maybe an inch since then (I can never seem to get long hair) and my hair is always oily after one day. I have to wash it every time I want to wear it down. So basically I wear it down one day, up the next (so that I don't strip the natural oils by washing it every single day). My issue is that I not only need longer hair, but I need THICK hair. My hair's thin, and fine. And it's driving me nuts. I'm going into cosmetology school in two weeks, and I can do so many different hairstyles on my SISTER, but not on myself because my hair is too thin (or short). Basically I'm looking for either vitamins I can take, or products I can use. Ones that REALLY work because I'm on a tight tight budget. Thank you!