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talk to me about thick hair and what you use to tame yours please

(23 Posts)
sungirltan Mon 30-May-11 20:31:22

i think i need to really cut back on using straighteners. my hair is becoming straw!

my hair looks terrible just blow dried. if i leave it to dry it waves quite nicely for about an hour then they drop out and look scruffy.

its under shoulder length and i want to grow it out long but when it gets long enough its always in awful state at the ends.

i cant tie it up for a year!

i have just bought a difuser to try and have been looking at heated rollers....any thoughts? any tips? i already use heaps of condidtioner and always serum (god forbid i forget htat step!). i tried the 'no poo method' but it left my hair dull

dexter73 Mon 30-May-11 21:00:10

I use argan oil and Boots curl creme.

mummissinghermind Mon 30-May-11 21:10:45

Yuko straightening system. Invest.

daimbardiva Mon 30-May-11 21:14:31

I also use an oil that contains argan oil, and then a smoothing creme, and either just blow dry quickly, or twist into curls and blowdry/leave to dry.

I've only been able to do this since starting to use the oil - it does make a difference. I use this

crystalglasses Mon 30-May-11 21:14:56

Invest in a brazilian blowdry. They are expensive (about £10) round our way, but they really do work, leaving your hair soft and silky and last several months

crystalglasses Mon 30-May-11 21:15:27

Sorry £100 not £10.

sungirltan Mon 30-May-11 21:20:45

was about to say! £10 is not expensive!

thanks fols will look into these smile

Soups Mon 30-May-11 21:21:20

I've been following the advice on this site recently
http://www.haringtons.com/advice.php
The Q that starts "We all struggle ...", I don't use the products listed but follow the general rules. It's taken me several decades to learn how to dry my hair! I can't get it as sleek as the salon can but at least I don't need to use straighteners all the time to look OK. I do run them thru quickly after sometimes if I want it smart and glossy.

My hair is very thick, then it goes fluffy, frizzy, or straw like depending on the weater.

MrsSeanBean Tue 31-May-11 13:31:01

Babylis Big Hair? I've found a good alternative to straightening for 'calming' my hair down.
(Brazilian Blow Dry also good idea.)
Any intensive conditioner (leave on for at least an hour). Followed by...
John Frieda Frizz Ease serum, then leave to dry partially, and finish off with Babylis. HTH.

rubyrubyruby Tue 31-May-11 13:35:08

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valiumredhead Tue 31-May-11 17:38:39

Argan oil here too! Fab stuff!

sue52 Tue 31-May-11 18:08:04

I wash my hair every 5-7 days and never brush it, just run my hands through to keep it in order. I massage a good dollop of Moroccan Oil about half an hour before shampooing and use Aussie 3 minute miracle conditioner and comb through whilst it's on. I allow to dry naturally which gives me wavy beach type hair or go over it with the GHDs. When it's dry I rub a bit more Moroccan Oil. Over the years I've learned to treat it gently, anything harsh makes it frizz like crazy.

rubyrubyruby Tue 31-May-11 18:11:11

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sue52 Tue 31-May-11 18:15:51

Yes ruby, however it seems to act as a conditioning treatment and my hair is more manageable after.

rubyrubyruby Tue 31-May-11 18:17:19

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sue52 Tue 31-May-11 18:17:45

Or should that be a pre shampoo conditioning treatment?

Cafefrappe Tue 31-May-11 18:21:06

Where can you buy argan/morrocan oil ?

sungirltan Tue 31-May-11 19:39:05

yes where can you buy this magic sounding product?

valiumredhead Wed 01-Jun-11 12:53:30

Amazon does it for £10 for a 30ml bottle which lasts ages as you only need a few drops.

byanymeans Wed 01-Jun-11 14:52:50

The morrocan oil is great my hair dresser uses on my hair al the time but at home I use Lush R&B it works great for me. I put a bit in my hands, rub them together and scrunch it though my hair. just put the R&B though it and dry scrunching it up with a micro fibre cloth. I find the R&B is better as it holds a little of the shape of my hair style but the morrocan oil is great if I want to use a hair dryer or irons and drying it straight my hair.

PinotGrigiosKittens Wed 01-Jun-11 15:02:32

Moroccan oil (original blue label) is better IME than Argan Oil - theres been a lot of threads on S&B about the two products. A decent bottle is £30 but lasts 6months+ (mine nearly 8months)...cheaper stuff has fillers in. HTH smile

sungirltan Wed 01-Jun-11 22:49:58

micro fibre cloth?? also is the morrocan oil the brand name?

PinotGrigiosKittens Thu 02-Jun-11 12:13:30

moroccan oil

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