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I have hair like third hand Barbie doll

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sandiy Thu 13-Feb-14 22:18:39

I used to have long hair it was okay kept it trimmed and coloured but it was prone to frizzy ness in this lovely weather.I did an at home straightening kit specially for colour treated hair.Well now my hair at the front is destroyed.I had emergency hair cut on Thursday last week to cut off the worst but it's fizzing up at the bottoms again now.The back is fine but the top and front is fried.
If I have it cut again I will have a mullet,to get rid of more frizz Does anyone know of something anything which might help while I give it a chance to grow?

MrsLettuce Thu 13-Feb-14 23:06:41

Oh fuckity shock, you poor bugger!

I think you already know that you need to get it cut shorter all over, so, yeah, it's just a question of how much needs taking off to get back to healthy(ish) hair. A photo would help people to give you more useful advice than I'm able to.

scarlet76 Fri 14-Feb-14 07:06:51

A shorter hairstyle is probably the best way forward.
If you don't want to go shorter, try conditioning treatments. I regularly colour my hair and it can feel a bit dry at times. I sleep with l'oreal smooth intense masque in my hair overnight a couple of times a week which really helps

KoalaFace Fri 14-Feb-14 07:20:11

If it's truly destroyed it needs cutting to prevent further damage higher up your hair.

Philip Kingsley Elasticizer is really magical stuff for saving hair and getting it back in top condition. Its quite pricey so have a look about online. I know my friend buys big pots of it from QVC.

Try to give your hair a break from heat styling, bleaching, etc and nourish it loads. Sleep in hair treatments, use a wet brush or tangle teezer, don't wash hair every day.

Good luck!

itsbetterthanabox Fri 14-Feb-14 08:19:20

You need to cut it.
Your hair has lost protein through the treatment so use a protein mask followed by a moisturising mask every week.
A good recipe for a moisture mask is one third any silicone free conditioner mixed with one third aloe Vera gel and one third honey. Heat and mix it all up. It's a miracle worker!

sugar4eva Fri 14-Feb-14 08:45:27

It's betta than ; which silicone free conditioner please? Does it say that they are silicone free on them? Never thought about this before ..

KoalaFace Fri 14-Feb-14 08:58:25

The L'Oreal Ever Riche stuff is all silicone free. It's lovely.

Sorry I know you didn't ask me blush

Plumpysoft Fri 14-Feb-14 10:06:08

Kerastase masque intense. The only thing which make mine less barbie like

Mrsap Fri 14-Feb-14 10:14:42

Some of the naked range is silicone free too.

Which at home straightening kit was it?

BubbleFairieish Fri 14-Feb-14 11:52:20

Mine was in a similar state after a bad bleach job (Hairdresser as well, not even my fault!) I've used a combination of coconut oil and Joico K-Pax reconstructor. It's a lot better than it was. I second a protein treatment, they aren't cheap but worth it, and as I only use it once a week the Joico lasts me ages. I've started using the Ever Riche shampoo as well, but it's early days with that, definitely hasn't made it worse though.

itsbetterthanabox Fri 14-Feb-14 12:59:39

I like the 2 tresseme naturals conditioners. They are silicone free but still rich and smoothing. The shampoos on the other hand is shit!

sugar4eva Fri 14-Feb-14 15:28:45

No kola I thankyou! smile

Aveda damage repair range expensive but good. Argon oil on ends, leave in conditioning treatment and a weekly coconut oil soak. cover hair in the oil, and either sleep in it shampoo out next day or wear for a day round the house wrapped in a plastic bag. I have restored mine after bleach bath. its not cured but looks better. if I use anything else or fail to put oils on after shampooing and conditioning the ends still look crispy but I really don't want to cut it off

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