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My hair is changing as i get older, give me some ideas for shampoo/conditioner please.

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ihatethecold Fri 11-Sep-15 16:52:17

I have thick dark brown hair that could tolerate any shampoo and conditioner. As I'm getting older (41) its changing.
I have long grey strands now and the texture is more course.
Ive also always had long straight hair. now I've had it cut it gone really wavy!

Can anyone recommend a shampoo /conditioner to try please.
I quite like it being wavy after a lifetime of straight hair.

BifsWif Fri 11-Sep-15 17:45:20

I really like Aveeda shampoos/conditioners - in particular the Shampure one.

Zampa Fri 11-Sep-15 17:46:59

It's spendy but I really recommend Living Proof. It's available in Space NK and M&S.

ihatethecold Fri 11-Sep-15 18:31:32

How spendy?

Mrsjayy Fri 11-Sep-15 18:33:45

My hair is the same but i dye it still course and meh though i have started using the Aussie shampoo its lovely

amarmai Fri 11-Sep-15 19:05:50

I gave up shampoo and conditioners decades and use only water . My hair is happy and i save $$ !

ihatethecold Fri 11-Sep-15 19:39:31

I'm not doing that, but thanks anyway confused

Pupsiecola Fri 11-Sep-15 21:06:07

Pureology. Expensive but worth it, and you need the smallest amounts. I used Kerastase for over a decade. Like you my hair changed as I entered my 40s. I have a lot of hair, and it's kinky rather than wavy or straight. I certainly benefited from ditching the chemical heavy products.

rembrandtsrockchick Fri 11-Sep-15 21:41:45

Me too amarmai. The only time I have shampoo is when I have my hair cut at the hairdresser...ruins it for at least a week!

amarmai Fri 11-Sep-15 22:08:15

yes rrc -great isn't it !

phoolani Fri 11-Sep-15 22:17:23

Try putting conditioner first, then shampoo, it's a good first fix. Then treat yourself to some l'oreal extraordinary oil, which is worth its weight in gold when my hair gets course.

Zampa Fri 11-Sep-15 22:30:45

Living Proof is about £20 a bottle (!). However, you don't need to use a lot and mine lasted a couple of months.

Grok Sat 12-Sep-15 06:48:15

Olaplex!! You can order online but right now it's mostly offered as an in-salon treatment. Google it - it's being heralded as the second coming for hair, completely transforms and repairs hair texture and quality. I'm planning on having it done in the next few weeks, can't wait!

ihatethecold Sat 12-Sep-15 10:45:47

Great thanks. I will google the recommendations. Not heard of most of these.
I used to use Biolage. Now just whatever is cheap and on offer due to being a bit skint.

ihatethecold Sat 12-Sep-15 10:50:21

Where do I get olaplex from?
I've googled it and it looks like it's used when lightening hair which I don't do.

Grok Sat 12-Sep-15 11:45:53

People use it when lightening hair because bleach damages hair and olaplex fixes that damage or something. But I don't think it's only for ppl who lighten hair - I dye my hair red. I think you have to go into a hair salon and have it done as a treatment there. Ask your hair salon if you can do it there

ihatethecold Sat 12-Sep-15 11:47:36

My hair salon is a little village one. She won't have heard of it.

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