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MsAtomicBomb Sat 26-Nov-16 11:19:12

I have shit hair. There is no other word to describe it - it has always been a bit shit anyway but since having children it is doubly shit. It is very fine, frizzy, fluffy, and I have odd bits of regrowth everywhere that is wavy and sticks out whereas the very top layer is straight and floats up on its own. It looks a bit like in the picture (this isn't me btw! grin)

I need some miracle product that I can put on my hair and just leave to dry naturally. Please someone tell me that such a thing exists? Can anybody help?

Ohb0llocks Sat 26-Nov-16 11:22:54

Olaplex treatment, possibly a relaxing treatment?

Have you considered having the chop?

TheCakes Sat 26-Nov-16 11:25:24

John Frieda six effects serum is good. My hair is wavy and I use it to either blow dry straight or air dry wavy.

Maudlinmaud Sat 26-Nov-16 11:28:11

Ojon damage reverse oil. Has changed my life.

PacificDogwod Sat 26-Nov-16 11:28:47

grin

You SO need to google the CurlyGirl method!
Your life will be transformed.

Frizz is just a curl waiting to happen.

In summary, avoid SLS/silicone in your hair products, wash as little as possible, NEVER let a hairbrush near your hair.

I love that picture btw.
Could've been me when I had long hair grin

MsAtomicBomb Sat 26-Nov-16 11:43:26

Thanks all, I will have a google of these later. The thing is my hair isn't actually damaged - I've spent about two years keeping it fairly short and growing the colour/damage out and have finally got it just past shoulder length and in good condition. It's more the actual shape and light-weightness of my hair.

Pacific - I tried the curly girl method for a while, say for about three months. I had really good results at first but then I found i started getting build up at the back of my hair that felt really stringy and sticky. So I started using a sulphate free shampoo once a week which helped at first but then I started getting the build up every time, so I just started using SLS free shampoo instead. Maybe I need to go back and try it again with different products confused

Ohb0llocks Sat 26-Nov-16 12:08:10

How are you drying your hair? Do you still have the problem with frizz when blow dried properly?

MsAtomicBomb Sat 26-Nov-16 12:15:29

I pretty much always let it dry naturally. I only own a very basic travel hair dryer and wouldn't know where to start with drying it properly blush maybe that's the problem

PacificDogwod Sat 26-Nov-16 12:32:51

Ah. Apologies for teaching your grandmother to suck eggs blush
I am a new convert, can you tell? grin

I'd play around with products.
Nettle oil?
Boots cheap-as-chips curl cream? I find that quite light and not so much curl-making as frizz-reducing.

Have you tried putting your almost dry hair in plaits overnight? Or using a diffuser to dry?

Or - like me - are you guilty of fiddling with your hair constantly? That certainly creates a lot of frizz for me...

Maudlinmaud Sat 26-Nov-16 12:33:05

Get yourself the babyliss hot brush, can't remember the name. It takes a bit of getting used to but it works a treat. I have hair like yours and combined with styling treatments and this brush my hair has been transformed.

PacificDogwod Sat 26-Nov-16 12:33:48

Oh, or chop it all off - a short pixie cut has solved all my problems as I just put product in and it makes it's own waves/curls and sits unless I fiddle

Maudlinmaud Sat 26-Nov-16 12:35:16

Pacific what sulphate free products do you use? I'm glad you posted that method as I hadn't heard of it.

Ohb0llocks Sat 26-Nov-16 12:40:29

Try a hairdryer with a nozzle and a big round brush. Make sure the nozzle is always pointing down the hair as this will smooth the cuticle

Ohb0llocks Sat 26-Nov-16 12:40:49

Or babyliss big hair has amazing reviews on here

burnishedsilver Sat 26-Nov-16 12:41:49

Babyliss big hair.

Unless you have properly curly hair, its never going to look any good without putting the effort into drying it. No pain no gain.

SirChenjin Sat 26-Nov-16 12:47:27

Babyliss Big Hair. It is the thing that frizzy hair has been waiting for and is about the best invention ever. I've also discovered keratin shampoo, conditioner and treatment spray - so use the shampoo and conditioner, then a miniscule amount of coconut oil, then the spray, then heat spray, then blast your hair with the hairdryer until it's 90% dry, then use the BBH - and wonder at the swishyness of your hair smile

humanfemale Sat 26-Nov-16 12:50:48

Curly Girl Method as pp has said! Honestly it's a game changer.

nancy75 Sat 26-Nov-16 12:57:12

I do t understand the babyliss big hair love, I think it's awful! You need a good quality bristle round brush and a strong hairdryer!

PacificDogwod Sat 26-Nov-16 13:02:04

Maud, I use Bodyshop Rainforest shampoo and conditioner.
And I'm using up some products I own that I suppose are not strictly CG method approved...

SirChenjin Sat 26-Nov-16 13:09:06

Nancy - you have to blast your hair with a hairdryer until it's almost dry first (for some reason air drying doesn't work) and then you have to use it on sections of your hair. I think it also works better on thick, frizzy/wave hair. I've tried using a hairdryer and good brush, but find it much more of a faff and don't get the smoothness that I do with the BBH.

I'm onto my 4th one in however many years - it's the one beauty product I could not live without.

Maudlinmaud Sat 26-Nov-16 13:09:12

Thanks for that PD I will investigate.
My hairdresser is always going on about sulphates but I was paying no heed smile

phoolani Sat 26-Nov-16 13:18:40

I'd whack on elastisiser extreme for an hour or so under a shower cap, then after washing I'd put a good load of L'Oréal extraordinary oil, concentrating on the lengths and ends (but with a bit on the roots). I have similar hair to yours except shorter and this really does help. And honestly, you could skip the elastisizer, I think the oil does most of it.

TheCakes Sat 26-Nov-16 13:54:19

Do you want it curly or straight?
A decent pair of straighteners solve all frizz issues.

Haribogirl Sat 26-Nov-16 14:02:45

Coconut oil, leave on as long as possible.
Wash out then put John Frieda frizz ends just on the ends.
Ready to go!

ILostItInTheEarlyNineties Sat 26-Nov-16 14:03:39

I blow dry as straight as I can, then section and straighten with irons. I also love Elvive Extraordinary Oil. Smooth on to towel dried hair before drying. I have thick wavy hair and find I just have to put the work in to make it behave.

Curly girl is not for everyone. I look like I have an enormous head with curls sad.

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