Need help in the hair department!
MOST HELPFUL POSTS
Lyndsay - posted on 05/30/2010
You should switch up your shampoos and conditioners every month or so. I'm obsessed with my flat-iron (I straighten my hair almost every single day) and its still shiny, soft, and very much alive. Three products I swear by are Tres Emme Heat Tamer Spray, which you spray on your hair before blow drying or straightening, Bio-Silk which is like a serum you can rub into your hair either when its wet or after styling (I use it after I straighten my hair), and any type of leave-in conditioner. Also make sure you REALLY condition the ends of your hair in the shower, and remember that shampoo is for your scalp and not for your hair. Regular trims are important too.
Jocelyn - posted on 05/08/2010
as a cosmetologist i can tell you that after 20 minutes of soaking products on ur hair nothing else will be adsorbed...imagine soaking in a tub of lotion...after 20 mintues ur skin will absorb all it can...same with ur hair.....honey is good for ur hair..try smashing an avocado and mixing it with some honey.rinse after 20 minutes....also eggs work well......limit styling ur hair to only 3 days a week and try to go as long as possible without washing it...i only wash my hair 2-3 a week and its very strong and healthy.........
Jennifer - posted on 05/05/2010
I just started using Oribe shampoo and conditioner per my stylist's recommendation. It's pretty pricey, but smells great and keeps my color looking fresh. I probably won't fork out the money to buy it again, but recommended if you have the extra cash. I also live and die by my blow dryer. I have a CHI Rocket; hands down my favorite ever. Better than the T3 for sure!
COURTNEY - posted on 06/23/2010
the key is to get a sulfate free system to keep your color looking vibrant! most shampoos that are store barand and most regular brands like pantene and finesse and all those are also formulated with sulfate. Loreal however makes a sulfate free line of shamoo and conditioner they work great do not fade the clolor and are not as pricey as say biolage or any other matrix or salon system! it is also very affordable its like 6 dollars per bottle! in most chain pharmacies that have beauty products you sould be able to find it. also Redken makes a color mask that you apply like once a week and it halps prevent color loss you can buy it in small tubes that should las about 3 monthes for like 2 or 3 dollars very inexpensive i bought all of these products at my local drug store! hope that helped!
Jessica - posted on 05/24/2010
I like people's posts! My hair takes forever to grow! I'd like to know what the secret to growing is. My Hemp straightener just died like 2 weeks ago:( so maybe not straightening will help. I to try to go 3 days w/o washing. I use baby powder if I stretched my luck and it looks a lil oily. Even pregnant I can't seem to grow hair and my two girls have slow growin hair too.
Katie - posted on 05/18/2010
I am just trying not to worry about the amount of hair I have been losing since bub came 7 months ago.
Not much hair loss for the first 2 months.
Then just more and more hair loss.
Especially when washing it!
I think I have noticed that it is falling out less the last week or two.
I dont wash my hair often anymore.
Used to wash my hair 2-3 times a week, to coincide when I would do laps at the pool.
And when I had pregnancy nausea all day, going to bed early until half way through pregnancy, I only washed my hair once a week on the weekend during the day.
And since having bub I am lucky if I get round to washing it more than once a week anyway.
I know some extra hair loss after bub's born is cos the pregnancy hormones that reduced hair hoss during pregnancy, then fade from the body, and extra hair falls out, until you get back to a happy medium of normal hair loss.
I use a chocolate coloured shampoo and colour saving conditioner. To make my hair just that bit more richer in colour.
I then use a leave in conditioner and blow dry hair just dry.
Sometimes will let it dry naturally if I am not going to bed straight away.
Misty - posted on 05/09/2010
As a cosmetologist, to give proper help, more info is needed, if it's dry and brittle with no elasticity, you need a treatment or 2, of hot oil, or Queen Helene Colesterol,(found in most local drug stores,walmarts, and food-chain stores) apply from scalp to ends, wrap in plastic wrap/shower cap and let it heat up, 20 minutes max, any more would just be a waste. Continue with moisture Shampoos and conditioners, or Vitamin rich ones, when hair is damp add a leave in oil, I prefer BioSilk's Cure works great on hair and skin, and helps protect hair from heat (airformers, dryers, + irons (curling/straightening) Hope this helps, if you need to ask me a question just post me back! Hope this helps, and good luck!
Korina - posted on 05/08/2010
From the chemical processing, blow dying and flat iron my hair is dry and damaged. Once a week I use Joico K-PAK, Deep-Penetrating Reconstructor first, rinse and then the Moisture Intense Hydrator. Another idea: Put a towel in the dryer,then put one of the K-PAK products in your hair, and wrap the warm towel around your head. Warmth from the Towel will allow the hair cuticles to open and absorb the K-PAK. Rinse with cool water, to seal the cuticles.
I color my hair, so it becomes lil rough in texture, to nullify the effects of chemicals, I use a herbal method, soak one tsp gooseberry powder in water and apply it in the roots and hair, leave it for 2-3 hours and then wash(not necessarily shampoo, plain water wash is enough)its a wonderful herbal conditioner, turns my hair soft and silky, I apply it every alternate day.
Join Circle of Moms
Sign up for Circle of Moms and be a part of this community! Membership is just one click away.Join Circle of Moms