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MakeMeWarmThisWinter Wed 14-Jan-15 11:40:00

Tell me what it is please?

I have lots of fine dry highlighted hair that is always a bit straggly at the ends, I need some tlc. I blow dry and don't use irons anymore which has helped a bit.

I do occasionally find one I love - Joico K-Pak, Kerastase Ciment one - but my hair seems to get used to them quickly.

I'm not up for going silicon free although I limit it in styling (Extraordinary Oil only for nights out etc) but open to suggestions.

And I do weekly coconut oil soaks which definitely strengthens it.

MakeMeWarmThisWinter Wed 14-Jan-15 11:41:02

Shampoo and conditioner really.

I think I need at least two sets to cycle between as my hair gets used to whatever I use.

mowglik Wed 14-Jan-15 11:54:12

I use elvive fibrology shampoo and conditioner, I find it plumps up my fine hair. Before that I used to like using the naked range

HoggleHoggle Wed 14-Jan-15 11:58:17

I love Neal's Yard orange flower. It is silicone free but I've found it's very cleansing but also leaves my hair soft so I love it. They do different ones depending on hair type.

GillSans Wed 14-Jan-15 12:02:22

Get a good SLS free shampoo. I use Dr Organic from Holland and Barrett. Stop washing your hair everyday, and make sure your highlights don't contain any bleach.

This improved the condition of my hair a million percent.

I had to grow/cut the straggly dry hair out though to really see the benefit.

MakeMeWarmThisWinter Wed 14-Jan-15 12:05:18

I don't wash my hair every day - once every 3 days. And I don't want to go SLS free as I do use silicones in moderation and I don't think an SLS free one would remove the buildup. Just a gentle shampoo really.

SqueezyCheeseWeasel Wed 14-Jan-15 12:07:09

I have to go SLS free as I'm allergic to them (lumpy scalp). Silicones, less so.

I have fine, highlighted hair that needs to be washed every day - greasy roots, dry mid lengths and ends. The best shampoo I've found (having tried loads from the cheap through to Aveda/Joico/Kerastase/Redken, you name it!) is L'Oreal Ever Riche in the gold tubes. Gentle enough for my scalp and gets my hair really nice and clean without drying it out. I use the one for very dry hair. Is often on 3 for 2 in Boots or the supermarket, too.

NutellaLawson Wed 14-Jan-15 12:09:27

I use organix which you can get in boot, superdrug or some supermarkets. I have hair that is very long, fine, tends to frizz and tangles. This combo works best so far: Brazil nut shampoo followed by the keratin conditioner (shampoo is in a brown bottle while the conditioner is in pink) the bottles are distinctive round shape. Made is the US, so a hit pricey, between 5 and 7 quid a bottle, though there are often deals such as 2 for a tenner.

Getting the ends cut so the hairs are the same length will help with the straggly looking ends.

MakeMeWarmThisWinter Wed 14-Jan-15 12:09:44

Brill - Elvive Fibrology and Loreal Ever Riche both look good. I'll nip to Boots later and get whichever is on offer smile

PinkSparklyPussyCat Wed 14-Jan-15 12:11:12

I use Aussie Miracle Moist shampoo and conditioner and the 3 Minute Miracle and every now and then I use Milk_Shake Integrity. Whatever I use I follow up with Milk_Shake Conditioning Whipped Cream.

burnishedsilver Wed 14-Jan-15 12:11:44

I've tried all the salon brands recommended by hairdressers and not been impressed. This range is by far the best I've found...

brilliant brunette

They also do a range for blondes.

MakeMeWarmThisWinter Wed 14-Jan-15 12:12:00

I do get it cut regularly - blunt cut as it makes it look thicker - but it's splitting more quickly than ever and I think decent products will help. I'm trying to grow it and it's frustrating!

GillSans Wed 14-Jan-15 12:13:02

It is possible to buy an SLS free shampoo (Sodium Laureth Sulphate) that still contains silicones. But you will have to do some serious label reading/googling to find out which they are.

No SLS made a massive difference to the condition of my hair, even without the other stuff.

NutellaLawson Wed 14-Jan-15 12:13:45

I should add that my tangled frizzy hair becomes silky and softer with that shampoo + conditioner combo. I think my hair needs a lot of moisture. I wash it about every 3 or 4 days.

SqueezyCheeseWeasel Wed 14-Jan-15 12:19:12

I liked the brilliant brunette range before my scalp got really sensitive. I used the brunette range despite being blonde. I found it better for shine and moisture than the blonde version which turned my hair to straw.

make, if your styling regime includes silicones I would use a clarifying shampoo every 3rd or so wash. I like the Redken cleansing cream

TarkaTheOtter Wed 14-Jan-15 12:20:25

Aveda shampure range. Has dramatically improved my hair and doesn't give me eczema like other shampoos. It's pricy but I bought a huge bottle in the US nearly a year ago and it's still no where near empty.

SaidFlorence Wed 14-Jan-15 12:25:01

I have highlights and fine hair too. Greasy roots and dry ends can be my problem. I don't think it really matters what shampoo you use - I just use vosene every other day, but I use loads of conditioner. I just buy cheaper stuff but use loads of it and give it a good amount of time to soak in. I find this helps more than different brands tbh.

MakeMeWarmThisWinter Wed 14-Jan-15 12:28:18

Squeezy is this the clarifying one you mean?

I'm a bit scared of clarifying shampoos in case they strip my colour. I have a mix of blonde highlights with an ash toner.

MakeMeWarmThisWinter Wed 14-Jan-15 12:31:04

Ooh Tarka I haven't tried Aveda shampoos and the shampure range sounds fab. Bit ££ though! Maybe I'll order the sample sizes and try...

SqueezyCheeseWeasel Wed 14-Jan-15 12:35:03

That's the one. It's unlikely to strip your highlights as they tend to be bleach based but it may fade your ash toner though using a purple/blue shampoo like Touch of Silver will help to restore that and reduce the warmth/brassiness in the highlights. Tbh, clarifying shampoos tend to be harshest on bold or dark colours.

SqueezyCheeseWeasel Wed 14-Jan-15 12:37:14

this one is marketed as suitable for coloured hair if you would rather not take the risk.

MakeMeWarmThisWinter Wed 14-Jan-15 12:38:04

I have the touch of silver shampoo somewhere, I must remember to use it more often as my highlights do go brassy after a month or so.

Thanks for all the great tips swishy haired people thanks

DarylDixonsDarlin Wed 14-Jan-15 12:44:16

I use Toni and guy which I get from boots. Also the aveda stuff smells soooo good, just cant afford it regularly.

OP I know exactly what you mean about your hair getting used to a shampoo and conditioner, I have the same trouble and need to switch between others sometimes. Funny isn't it.

TarkaTheOtter Wed 14-Jan-15 12:45:32

Definitely try a sample before buying. It has a very distinctive clove-y smell which I love but might not be your cup of tea.

PoppyAmex Thu 15-Jan-15 08:22:37

I adore Kevin Murphy Angel Wash

It's expensive, but so lovely - when I use it, random people keep commenting on how great my hair smells confused

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