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Hair help (hairdryer and serum suggestions please)

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Labyrinthian Tue 14-Nov-17 23:02:07

Struggling to get out of a horrible overweight rut of looking badly put together. Hoping if I get my hair sorted it will be something.

Can anyone recommend some help please? I have a cheap babyliss hairdryer from Tesco, but it takes 20 mins to dry my hair (thick but shoulder length) and it doesn't look great. Wondering if a good hairdryer will make a big difference? Budget 100 max, preferably less. I don't own a ghd or anything but would it make a big difference?

My hair tendency is to curl a bit (esp when wet) and I live in a rainy area so it's always got lots of tiny frizzy hairs like a halo...where do I start?! Any serum suggestions - try to only wash it every 2 days so I'm afraid serum will make it look oily?

I feel a bit stupid asking, I'm sure all the teenage girls around the world can do their hair better than me! TIA

coffeekittens Wed 15-Nov-17 06:19:13

Moroccan oil or loreal mythic oil and a parlux hair dryer

BeerBaby Wed 15-Nov-17 06:37:35

I use L'Oréal heat defence serum. My hairdryer isn't expensive but I looked at the wattage and got the highest I could. I can't stand week hairdryers.

Make sure you towel dry well. Heavy conditioner candidate prolong drying. Blast it with heat to take the thick out of it before starting to style it. Yes straighteners would help, but not cure, the whispy bits. Heat can damage hair so try not to do it all the time.

I have very thick hair and have to get layers or it thinned otherwise it takes forever.

BeerBaby Wed 15-Nov-17 06:38:47

Can not candidates 🙄

gingerbreadmam Wed 15-Nov-17 06:44:37

I second Moroccan oil products. Any salon dryer will be good. If you curl your hair a diffuser might help. Love my tangle teezer but have heard wet brushes are better.

I am slowly starting to admit defeat Nd realise that I need to wash my hair daily.

KingPrawnOkay Wed 15-Nov-17 06:50:47

I don’t use a hairdryer at all, other than to blast my roots before I go to bed if my hair’s wet. Never use it on my lengths and it’ll make the frizz/damage worse.

I use Noughty hello wave shampoo, conditioner, and leave in conditioner, then just leave it alone and let it curl naturally. If I ever straighten it I do the same thing but add heat protectant. If it goes frizzy between washes I either use a bit of water or a hair oil I forgot the name of (but it’s all vegan and cruelty free!)

KingPrawnOkay Wed 15-Nov-17 06:51:44

Oh, also I picked that brand of shampoo because it has no sulfates which makes your hair look loads better!

QueenOfTheAndals Wed 15-Nov-17 09:59:51

Parlux is good, bought mine 6 years ago and it's still going strong. Also get a nozzle for blow drying straight and a diffuser if you want to enhance waves or curls. It really makes a difference!

Labyrinthian Thu 16-Nov-17 20:18:39

Thanks so much, I'll look at a parlux. Plus some heat serum. I used morrocan oil last night and already think I feel a difference.

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