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My no1 tip for swooshy hair...share your TOP TIP for hair or elsewhere!

(110 Posts)
ChickenVindaloo2 Wed 21-Dec-16 20:22:16

OK, I am lucky enough to have long, thick "posh girl" hair. It does go a bit frizzy but is generally Naice Hair.

Long story short, the other day, I omitted my usual "apply conditioner and comb through whilst in shower". My hair was SHIT. It was full of tugs and dried frizzy and was hard to comb/style.

I can now confirm this is what makes the difference.

Buy a comb and keep it in your shower! :-)

What is your TOP TIP for hair or elsewhere on the body?

LapinR0se Wed 21-Dec-16 20:23:54

"Posh girl" hair??? confused

comfortandgin Wed 21-Dec-16 20:31:59

I know exactly what you mean by "posh girl" hair OP. And yes, combing conditioner through makes the world of difference! Emulsify first, comb, leave, rinse. Viola! Swish.

WanMairChoon Wed 21-Dec-16 20:42:53

I too have "posh grl hair", it's really not sitting right today.....I didn't brush before I washed it. So that's my tip!

ChickenVindaloo2 Wed 21-Dec-16 20:56:56

Lapin: "swooshy" hair and "posh-girl" hair are a THING on MN. grin

ChickenVindaloo2 Wed 21-Dec-16 20:57:48

Oh yes, I always brush before washing! I read that tip in Sugar magazine circa 1995 and do it without thinking!

J0kersSmile Wed 21-Dec-16 21:00:17

I have posh girl hair. It swooshes best using lidls version of head and shoulders! I don't do anything but wash twice, condition blow dry every three days, sometimes I need to straighten it but that will last the three days until the next wash.

1horatio Wed 21-Dec-16 22:06:33

I brush my hair when there's conditioner in it as well.

Well.... blow drying?

I just separate my hair in half horizontally and blow dry the top with large curlers (I don't want curls. Just swooshy non-frizzy volume), and then blow dry the bottom.... (sorry, I think we all know how to blow dry hair. But this way it takes less than 10 minutes and looks quite nice). A brush with natural bristles is the best imo.

Protective hairstyles during the night.

LastGirlOnTheLeft Wed 21-Dec-16 22:12:43

My hair is my absolute crowning glory....shiny, glossy and thick!!! One thing I do is spend around three - five minutes washing out the conditioner. It makes a world of difference. I comb through the conditioner but that is only half of is time well spent making sure it is all rinsed out!!!!

Bejazzled Wed 21-Dec-16 22:26:25

Only condition the length of the hair (not roots)
Take Superior Hair capsules from Victoria Health

I'm over 50 and my hair has always been my best and only good feature.

tighterthanscrooge Thu 22-Dec-16 09:35:55

Another one with posh girl hair!
As a PP said only condition the bottom half, never the roots! Also once a week I put on an intensive conditioning treatment and leave it on under a shower cap for a good few hours

Newtssuitcase Thu 22-Dec-16 09:39:35

My top tip for swishy hair is....

wait for it....

Hedrin nit lotion.

I discovered this after having to apply two bottles to my very long thick hair when one of the DSs came back from school with nits. I liberally applied it to everyone in the house whether or not there was any sign of the little buggers. My hair afterwards was so super swishy and shiny it was unbelievable. It was like I'd had a full clarifying treatment and posh blow dry at the hairdressers.

MrsBellefleur Thu 22-Dec-16 09:44:04

I have found conditioning first, brush whilst conditioner is in then rinse well and gently shampoo using fingers to to agitate my scalp, rinse well again is the best way of getting my hair looking decent.

I used to shampoo then condition and it was still knotty and brittle afterwards. Much better now!

burnishedsilver Thu 22-Dec-16 10:08:22

I too have found that my hair looks fantastic after nit treatment hmm

burnishedsilver Thu 22-Dec-16 10:10:13

Wrong emoji there. That was genuine. The oily nit treatments seem to be very conditioning.

Trills Thu 22-Dec-16 10:12:34

Have good genes.

Not a tip that's easy to follow, I'll admit.

Dulcimena Thu 22-Dec-16 10:16:19

If only you could get those from Boots, Trills grin

MrsMeeseeks Thu 22-Dec-16 10:23:51

My top tip is to add a squirt of violet crazy colour to your usual conditioner instead of forking out for a purple conditioner or ash toner.

clayspaniel Thu 22-Dec-16 10:34:05

Can you post pictures of your lovely posh girl hair?

hollinhurst84 Thu 22-Dec-16 10:38:49

I guess tips depends on your hair? I have thick curly hair and have to apply conditioner from the scalp and in handfuls!

MrsMeeseeks Thu 22-Dec-16 10:49:26

Definitely, hollinhurst. I have curly hair too and would never touch it with a hairbrush or shampoo!

JanetStWalker Thu 22-Dec-16 11:55:51

Mine's thick and quite curly but when it's been smoothed over with straighteners it transforms into swishy posh girl hair...I'm a follicular social climber shock

Sunnyfeet Thu 22-Dec-16 12:36:31

I only have posh girl hair if the hairdresser blow dries it. The rest of the time, I have 'welcome to the jungle' hair 😪

Saggingninja Thu 22-Dec-16 12:40:34

I have thick, auburn shoulder length hair that needs little encouragement to become The Enchanted Forest of Frizz.

I also live in a hard water area.

Top tip. Once a week, two teaspoons of coconut oil combed into dry hair, sleep on it, then parabem/sulfate free shampoo and conditioner. Final rinse half a cup of cider vinegar into warm water (counteracts the hard water.)


Ilovetorrentialrain Thu 22-Dec-16 13:16:39

Hi OP, I too know what you man by 'posh girl hair' - good description!

I do not have this but marking place to hoover up tips.

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