I have what can only be described as dreadful hair. It is thick and very naturally wavy.
Even my hairdresser admits it's difficult. For every day wear I blow dry it as straight as possible and then straighten it further with GHD's , It is shoulder length.
My biggest problem is what to do with it on holiday. I cant bear to stick a baseball cap on as I get too hot. If I go in the pool and then leave it to dry naturally it is just a frizzy mess ( think brillo pad). Sadly I do not have petite facial features so scraping it back is not a good look.
The other issue is having to wash it every night on holiday and then spend nearly an hour blow drying etc is such a chore.
Does anyone else have similar hair? And if so what do you do ?
it did not have any effect on my colour, just made it all soft and shiney. did it again yesterday. only drawback is you can't wash it for 3 days so best done over a bank hol when you have no where to go.
I have your hair and the Brazillian straightening stuff from amazon previously linked to has been an absolute god send. Seriously it is the business. No messing with products. My hair isnt dead straight but it is NOT FRIZZY which is what I was after. It will dry naturally with a little kink and waviness but not Brian May hair. Last time I went on hols I did it a few weeks before and it was bliss. There are loads of other threads about it on here if you want more info.
well this is amazing, I read the reveiws and then tried it, my hair is smooth, shiney and hardly needs the GHD's, in fact I only use them when going out.Its lasted weeks now and I plan on doing a second attempt before my hols.
Maraki yes oil first then urban fudge in my case but shouldn't think it really matters. Above all else use your fingers to 'comb' it rather than a brush or comb and then avoid touching it otherwise it makes it frizz up
I will be investing in some urban fudge spray immediately . I can't use the extraordinary oil - it's full of silicone and may hair is a greasy looking nightmare with anything more than the smallest amount of silicone on it. I like the idea of loosely pulling it back too. I tend to do that if I tie it back anyway, so it makes sense to do it with gloopy stuff on.
I glooped loreal extrodinary oil on along with the urban fudge spray recommended by bunny then I tried a French braid last night but I'm rubbish and my hair only just shoulder length with long layers so got hot and bothered and gave up. Then I did the thick loose plaits recommended by downtown and let it loose when it was dry and it looked good no frizz anywhere.
Tonight I have tried the method of glooping with same products and pulling it back loosely with my fingers as recommended by badtaste and again I like it and no frizz.
I think you ladies have cracked it for me. Many many thanks
agatha give it a go wish I'd known this 20 years ago