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lovely ladies please tell me what to do with my thick, frizzy hair!

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isthatstrange Tue 23-Oct-12 09:58:49

I have always (since my teens and i'm now 37) had my hair cut in long layers with the hope of weighing it down so it doesn't frizz up so much. I am fairly happy with my appearance in other areas but my hair really lets me down and i often feel self conscious. It is very thick, coarse, wavy and frizzy and i don't know what to do with it. Just spent a fortune on argan hair products that make no difference!

Themilkybarisonme Tue 23-Oct-12 11:03:46

I use redken - smooth down when it's bad, all soft normally.
Long layers (check!) and dry on a BIG ceramic barrelled brush.
But yes, I think I'll always look a bit scruffy because of my hair.

StantonLacy Tue 23-Oct-12 21:10:31

My hair sounds a lot like yours - very thick and frizzy. I used to have a long layers style, too but got sick of only being happy with how it looked about 50% of the time.

I got it cut into an inverted bob (google it) and I absolutely love it! It's perfect for thick hair and I've luckily managed to find a fantastic hairdresser who cuts it exactly how I want it, the cut lasts for ages too ...only need to get it done every 3 months or so. I know about a million other women of my age have the same style, but I don't honestly care.

It's cut down hugely on blow drying time (three minutes, no joke) which in turn has improved the condition of my hair, even though I'm straightening it every other day. I'm using that new L'Oreal oil and I actually think it's lots better than argan/moroccan etc.
Anyway, for the first time ever I feel like my hair is groomed and shiny...long hair was nice but rarely consistently nice, iykwim?

Pinner35 Tue 23-Oct-12 21:20:02

Parlux ionic hair dryer, Philip Kingsley elasticiser......both have worked wonders on my frizzy hair.

TeaTeaLotsOfTea Tue 23-Oct-12 21:22:50

hair oil

best stuff ever makes my frizz ball into lovely locks

BunnyLeBOOwski Tue 23-Oct-12 21:25:13

Coconut oil is your friend.

Turned my long frizzy thick thatch into soft, smooth wavy tresses.

A complete epiphany for me.

Maraki Tue 23-Oct-12 21:34:01

I think that short hairstyles with curly frizzy hair are dangerous. You risk a 'mushroom head': think neck, ginormous hair.

I have mine cut in long layers, shoulder length, use the frizz ease range of products, and use LOADS of mouse and serum. I also spend a fortune on blow dries.

bishboschone Tue 23-Oct-12 21:39:52

Will it go curly with products?

JudeFawley Tue 23-Oct-12 21:44:26

I would agree with Maraki.

I have enough hair for 3 people, and it's curly too,

If I have it cut shorter than below shoulder length, it's bad, very bad.

Oil is not my friend - it makes it a sad mass of tragicness.

My friends are old school - mousse (embarrassing but true) and a liquidy gel, I use one by Rusk.

Maraki Tue 23-Oct-12 21:46:51

I found 'plait' hairbands with elastic at the back really good for bad hair days (£2 on ebay)

porkypine Tue 23-Oct-12 22:27:32

get the 'no frizz' range of shampoo, conditioner and styling creme by living proof - stick at it for a couple of washes, and it will revolutionise your hair.

froufroulala Tue 23-Oct-12 23:05:02

Curly hair here. Long, definately no layers for me. Mousse, dry naturally then fingers run through with a little oil. Or pulled back into a loose french plait when in a rush.

chocolateteabag Tue 23-Oct-12 23:10:07

Try a Brazilian blow dry in a salon or one of the kits from amazon - I use the keratin kits
They really smooth my hair and make it so much quicker to dry and style until I forget to use the salt free shampoo and wash it out

R2PeePoo Tue 23-Oct-12 23:51:31

I find Head and Shoulders oddly good for my thick frizzy hair, even though I don't have dandruff. I use it alternate weeks because it starts to get quite heavy and greasy if I use it for too long.

pourmeanotherglass Wed 24-Oct-12 00:02:17

mine is thick and tends to get a bit frizzy if I grow it but not curly at all. I've just had it cut really short (crop) and I'm very pleased with it.

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