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SallyMischievo Thu 07-Mar-19 21:16:03

Help please with getting my wayward locks under control! I have been through a ridiculous number of shampoos and conditioners that have made absolutely no difference and I feel a bit out of my depth with products. So your best tried and tested buys for smooth, non flyaway tresses would be amazing. I have coloured hair past my shoulders and the frizziness has definitely coincided with me starting to dye it around 4 years ago. Many thanks!

Monst3ra Sun 10-Mar-19 09:14:25

Another vote for the curly girl method. It has changed my hair from unmanageable frizzy mess to soft, defined and frizz free waves. My hair has never been in better condition either.

There are lots of videos on YouTube which help with getting started, as well as curly girl Facebook groups for product recommendations and advice.

happyasasandboy Sun 10-Mar-19 09:08:25

Curly girl method. The basic principles work equally well for straight, wavy or curly hair, and you can follow it exactly or relax some rules as you wish.

The absolute basic aim of CG is to stop drying your hair out with drying alcohols/sulfates, and stop coating your dried out hair with silicone that stops any moisture getting in. I have been CG-ish for 18 months or so and have relaxed to just avoiding silicones.

Once your hair is silicone free, you just conditioner-only wash and avoid heat as much as possible. I also use a spray leave in conditioner (no silicones again) and use lube (yes, that kind) to reduce frizz. After conditioner-only washing I spray with the leave in, squeeze in plenty of lube and then let it dry/diffuse dry. The lube dries slightly crunchy, so once completely dry scrunch out the crunch and you'll be left with frizz free hair!

I tried the Brazilian blow dry. Cost a fortune and didn't work very well/for very long. I noticed a slight reduction in frizz, which made straightening easier but I still needed to straighten after every wash to avoid frizz. CG means I don't need to straighten to eliminate frizz.

ZaraW Sun 10-Mar-19 08:07:39

Elasticised did nothing for my hair I got better results with coconut oil.

rubyred38 Sun 10-Mar-19 07:57:33

I agree with don pablo Philip Kingsley elasticiser amazing stuff smile

SallyMischievo Sun 10-Mar-19 07:50:28

Thanks so much for all these suggestions. I'm going to give them a try.!

DonPablo Sat 09-Mar-19 09:38:07

Phillip Kingsley Elasticizer.

Nathansmommy1 Sat 09-Mar-19 09:25:22

Is it a home colour or a salon colour you have?

KMoKMo Sat 09-Mar-19 09:22:46

Curly girl method if you want to embrace the waves/curls.
Hair oil with heat protection before blow drying and straightening is my saviour.

stopfuckingshoutingatme Sat 09-Mar-19 09:20:35

I wash , deep condition and apply hair oil
Scrap back and dry naturally
Then straighten it

domton Sat 09-Mar-19 09:17:30

Another vote for ditching the shampoo. My hair is coarse, dry and curly, and no way is shampoo going near it to strip out whatever precious little oil is hanging on in there. Conditioner to wash, conditioner to condition.

LindaLa Sat 09-Mar-19 06:21:15

Make sure it's water based, it's the only thing that calms my Ridiculous Barnet.

ZaraW Sat 09-Mar-19 05:57:58

ZaraW Sat 09-Mar-19 05:55:50

I hated the Brazilian Blow Dry it also made my hair look really greasy, curly girl was OK but I don't like curly hair on me. I just got the Revlon brush everyone is raving about and love it. It takes my frizzy mad hair.

ElfrideSwancourt Sat 09-Mar-19 05:10:24

Another curly girl vote.

Girlintheframe Sat 09-Mar-19 04:56:21

Moroccan oil hydrate treatment mask is amazing as is the Moroccan treatment oil. Both you can buy in travel size to try if your like me and a bit sick of shelling out £££ for products that don’t work for you.

learieonthewildmoor Sat 09-Mar-19 01:56:47

Don't know how easy these are to get in England.
OGX has some really good products. The hair butter is particularly good for conditioning.
They made a coconut water spray that I used before drying my hair, completely smoothed all frizz, but they don't seem to make it any more.
Palmer's make a dry oil mist that is like it.

LesserofTwoWeevils Sat 09-Mar-19 01:47:01

The Curly Girl method

DrReed Sat 09-Mar-19 01:06:32

Ditch the shampoo

lhw92 Sat 09-Mar-19 00:58:03


ToeDust Sat 09-Mar-19 00:57:18

I love shea moisture 10 in 1 shampoo. Leaves my hair so soft. Occasionally use aloe Vera gel too.

Sparklyshoes16 Sat 09-Mar-19 00:57:16

I also do a hot oil treatment once a week that has calmed the frizziness right down bought pure argan oil from Holland and barratt a few drops of this in my hair, colouring bag and a warm towel wrapped my head for 5 mins then shampoo, condition, serum etc hair feels amazing after my friend has Afro hair and swears by this routine but mixes avocado, coconut, argan and Marula oil together.

Thesunrising Sat 09-Mar-19 00:54:54

Curly girl method.

FurrySlipperBoots Sat 09-Mar-19 00:52:42

I had keratin treatment and it wasn't a magic solution. Kept things easier to control for about a month. The shampoo (needed to be a special one without something-or-other in it made my hair really greasy.) It cost £65 and took about 2/3 hours I think.

Sparklyshoes16 Sat 09-Mar-19 00:50:40

Sulfate free shampoo or keratase discipline shampoo & conditioner with a little bit of serum before blow drying I use Joico Kpak protect and shine feels so soft and smooth when I do this!

SargeantAngua Sat 09-Mar-19 00:47:45

My long, thick, frizzy hair is looking particularly sleek from trying tresemme keratin 7 day smooth treatment on Monday. I used the keratin smooth shampoo and conditioner first (not the special 7 day ones), then put the stuff on and dried and straightened it as per the instructions. There are still flyaways, but it's much better overall. It's my first try of it, and I'm very impressed at how well it's lasted.

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