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Please advise me on my hair

(10 Posts)
Pigwigeon Mon 11-Jul-11 15:43:50

After a not particularly cheering 'guess my age' thread I feel it might be worth doing something about my hair.

You can see it (on one of its better days) on my profile pic.

Basically it's very thick, a bit wavy and quite frizzy. It looks nice straightened but take me ages.

I want it to stay very low maintenance (at the moment I literally just wash it every 3 days and leave it) but not look so scruffy, frumpy, and (according to the other thread) aging!

Any suggestions welcome smile

Pigwigeon Mon 11-Jul-11 18:47:34


WhoKnowsWhereTheTimeGoes Mon 11-Jul-11 19:40:20

Mine is not dissimilar, I spent a long time trying to get it right and have been really happy with it for the last few months. It is now a bit longer than yours and I think that might help you with the shape. I use Aussie Frizz Miracle shampoo and conditioner, which are brilliant for defrizzing and giving a bit of definition. I just wash and condition it, comb with a wide tooth comb and leave to dry naturally. Could I suggest changing to a more side parting, ditch the straighteners, resist the temptation to use a brush on it at all and grow it a bit longer, but keep layers (my shortest layer which includes grown out fringe is about to the end of my ears, the longest is 2-3" below shoulders).

TheFarSide Mon 11-Jul-11 19:45:12

It's a bit like mine. I find a chin length blunt bob very easy to look after - not too much hair to blow dry straight, or allow to dry naturally for a wavy look that is still neat. When I have had layers in the past, the short ones stick out and look untidy. You're not frumpy, BTW!

Pigwigeon Mon 11-Jul-11 19:46:11

Thank you WhoKnows, is the Aussie stuff expensive? Can you get it from Boots/Superdrug?
I only brush my hair just before washing, otherwise the frizz is terrible. I have had a side parting in the past but never been very happy with it and my hair really resists anything but a centre parting

Pigwigeon Mon 11-Jul-11 19:48:49

Thanks TFS smile I think my hair might look a bit triangular without layers, although I do find the short ones can look untidy. Hmm.

WhoKnowsWhereTheTimeGoes Mon 11-Jul-11 19:52:00

The Aussie stuff is about £4 a bottle from Boots/supermarkets, you can normally get on 3 for 2 somewhere. If mine is looking frizzy in between washes I sometimes use a quick squirt of Boots Botanics leave in conditioner or Boots Curl Creme. I avoid all products containing silicones, you might have seen reference to this in threads about the Curly Girl method. I never though I suited a side parting, my hairdressers suggested I try the other side which I had never done and it was much better!

said Mon 11-Jul-11 20:01:22

Before I saw your age on the other thread, I thought 25. Some people are just rubbish at guessing ages.

I know lots of people avoid silicone stuff on here but it just doesn't work for me (and I have similar sounding hair to yours). The very best conditioner I have tried recently came with Superdrug's own semi-permanent hair dye. And the tube you get is big so could easily cover 3 washes? It's worth buying and ditching the dye if you don't use it.

said Mon 11-Jul-11 20:08:23

Meant to say, you look like Kelly McDonald

Pigwigeon Mon 11-Jul-11 20:48:10

Have been reading up about the curly girl method and think i might give it a go when I can get my head around it
Thanks said smile

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