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THE HAIR THREAD

a thread to talk about your hair goals / experiments / fails / wins / products etc. consider this a RANDOM THOUGHTS: HAIR thread Smiley Happy

 

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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Thank you @blackkitty2014!! Smiley Happy

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Oh @Asche your hair is gorgeous!  Kudos to you for being extremely patient to get where you wanted to be.  I feel like growing hair out when it's naturally dirty blonde is extra hard, let alone when growing out black on top of that. I wish I had dark roots because my natural hair color is so dull, it's almost gray toned. It's somewhere between dishwater blonde and mousey brown - the most pleasant color descriptions Smiley Very Happy

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Thank you so much @kso1225! Totally agree about the "dirty", "dishwater", "mousey" hair colours (could they make these colours sound any less flattering? -__- ). My natural hair looks really dull and grey toned as well, and because my roots were so light compared to the black dye, for the first year I'm pretty sure it looked like I was going bald. XD

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@kso1225 @Asche This is also how my dad used to describe our natural color, good ol' dishwater blonde. So appealing haha. I've grown to embrace it though, since it's right between blonde and brown, you have a lot of great options for switching up your hair color!

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Very true @StephanieBT! Smiley Happy

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@Asche your patience and determination to grow out your hair so you could go blond is really amazing! I've thought about growing at my hair to get my natural color again but I don't think I could be that patient. Your hair looks amazing and so healthy! I'm glad you're where you're (almost) want to be. Smiley Happy 

XOXO,
Marieke

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Thank you so much @MariekeBT! Smiley Happy

It doesn't have to be this painful to grow out your natural colour. If you're willing to cut it, or can match your length to your roots, then growing out your natural hair would be a heck of a lot easier. I was just stubborn and did it the hard way. Smiley Tongue 

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@Asche I do cut my hair from time to time so it does help with the growing out process! I don't like the idea of my roots growing out so much, but it's funny because people start to think I purposely did ombre with my hair or something since they haven't seen my natural hair color in years. No shame in doing it the way you did at all! Smiley Happy 

XOXO,
Marieke

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Wow that is definitely a long journey! I'm glad you're so much closer to your ultimate hair goal!

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Thank you, me too! Smiley Very Happy

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what an extraordinary amount of patience you have ! incredible ! i couldn't even manage to not cut bangs while growing out my hair--simply because i was so used to a massive change so regularly. (it was a bit mistake).

 

your hair looks gorgeous now. definitely still healthy !

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Thank you so much @jemly! It definitely wasn't easy. It's one of those things I look back on and think "how in the heck did I do that?" Smiley Very Happy I think it paid off though.

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anyone else like hair oils ? i got some hair stuff yesterday ! reverie milk treatment and oil (as well as the e&j nirvana bourbon dry shampoo...just because i want my hair to always smell amazing !).

 

i've been super into putting oils into my hair the past couple of months. i was using everything from facial oils that i wanted to use up but no longer wanted to put on my face, as well as some perfume oils (just mixtures of essential oils, no alcohol etc). my hair has been loving it. drinks it up.

 

i have the AVEDA dry remedy hair oil, which i love. but i keep that in a pouch in my purse for on-the-go help as needed. my hair responds to using a mixture of things, so i wanted to try a different one to have around the house. excited to report back of my experience with the reverie !

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I love hair oils, but I have a hard time finding one that works for me. My hair is super fine and prone to getting too greasy and weighed down, but it is also frizzy and slightly dehydrated and needs a little bit of oil for moisturize and control. I have had good results with PTR Oilless Oil (100% squalane) applied to just my ends. I have also recently used May Lindstrom The Good Stuff (in the same way), but I think this is a bit more rich and heavy than is ideal for me.

 

I really want to try the Reverie oil (and I looooove the packaging and scent), but I tried a tester on the back of my hand and it had the weirdest texture ever... I wonder if that was just because it had been sitting out / exposed to air for too long? I'd be curious to hear your thoughts on it.

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@Gwenhwyfar ah i'm sorry i just saw this ! weirdest texture ever ? how so ? mine is like a very thin and runny oil. is that what you experienced ?? i'd imagine it is potentially good for your type of hair because it is so thin (the oil that is, not your hair). but it's very potent still so definitely something worth trying if you can get another sample first ?

 

my hair drinks everything up (except silicones which wreak havoc, i learned after 30ish years......), so i don't always have a good gage on what is heavy :/

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I've been using a hair oil for a few years! My first one was the Ojon rare blend, which was kinda greasy. Then I've used random ones here and there, my latest fav was the Dry Bar 100 proof (been through 3-4 bottles) and I'm just about done a bottle of Verb Ghost oil. I think I'll use up a bottle of Josie Maran Argan Oil Light next.

 

It's a great last step for me after blow drying to smooth out the cuticle and add some shine Smiley Very Happy

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I love hair oils! My hair really love it too! I use ones that have a jojoba or almond base; the porosity of my hair is low (meaning it takes longer for things to sink into my hair) so lighter oils work better than heavy ones that tend to sit on top of my hair. I got a nice one from last month's Beauty Heroes box that I use a lot mixed in with my deep conditioner (hair mask) or use before I shampoo to add a little extra moisture. Ahava used to make a really nice one; I haven't re-purchased it recently, but I do recall really enjoying it.

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Jem I love hair oil but I find that certain oils don't really absorb well into my hair and it somehow ends up feeling drier or at least not so smooth after. Argan oil didn't agree with my hair at all (or my skin for that matter). I like the thinner texture and the scent of the Reverie oil, but I still use it in conjunction with a leave-in conditioner. My fave combo is that plus the OI All in One Milk because they smell similar and both work wonderfully.

 

Note to those with sensitive noses: Both the Reverie Oil and OI All in One Milk have a very herbal scent, which I know is not for everyone.

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Yes! I love using oils in my hair to keep my ends hydrated and add some extra shine. Lately, I've just been using a few drops of some multi-purpose oils (JM Argan Oil and Boscia Tsubaki specifically) smoothed through my hair.

 

I'm very interested to hear how you like the Reverie! Could you describe the smell? I also always want my hair to smell good, so the scent of hair products is important to me too.

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@StephanieBT i love the scent but i know a lot of people don't. it's very herbal, smells very similar to aveda stuff. slightly more medicinal. 

 

i'm noticing more and more hair perfumes lately (hellllllo TOCCA cleopatra, i'm coming for you soon !) so if you happened to hate the smell i think there are some lovely measures you can take to counteract it !

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Thank you for the info! I've also been eyeing those Tocca hair perfumes, very good call.