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