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I want great hair

(24 Posts)
catweasel44 Wed 14-Feb-18 13:17:40

Help me please. I've decided that I need to have good hair.

I've never really bothered before but I need to take better care of myself and take a little bit more pride in my appearance. Up until now I've washed and left it to it's own devices.

I do have it cut and coloured about every 10 weeks but I never use any products.

I have good hair in that it's thick and shiny but can easily get very heavy - wavy rather than curly.

On the downside, it gets very fluffy on the top of my head so I always look a bit fuzzy and unkempt.

I'm convinced there must be a product that I can use that can instantly transform me into a show pony. However I got so confused by the products aisle I left in a panic.

Please tell me what it is.

catweasel44 Wed 14-Feb-18 19:25:19

I shall remain fuzzy

RockinRobinTweets Wed 14-Feb-18 19:30:58

I’ll join you in your quest, I was googling today how to avoid the frizz halo and found that:

-A little bit of hairspray on a toothbrush to help fly aways
-not wrapping hair in a towel after washing to avoid breakage
-only brushing with a wide tooth comb when wet

MrsGrindah Wed 14-Feb-18 19:36:14

Can I join? My hair is absolutely shit...had it cut a week ago and same shit only shorter! Fine dull dry frizzy flyaway and wavy! A “ friend” actually asked me if I ever used conditioner.....

Hownow39 Wed 14-Feb-18 19:38:06

Moroccan oil.

MrsGrindah Wed 14-Feb-18 19:39:49

I find Moroccan oil too heavy and stinky though ....

Hownow39 Wed 14-Feb-18 19:40:02

Also maybe try a roller brush thing

It's less damage than straightening and it gives me a blow dry effect.

www.argos.co.uk/product/4440305?cmpid=GS001&_$ja=tsid:59157%7Ccid:199887993%7Cagid:17632543473%7Ctid:aud-144400486596:pla-92279240913%7Ccrid:74692317633%7Cnw:g%7Crnd:3534031210219949069%7Cdvc:m%7Cadp:1o2%7Cmt:%7Cloc:9041125&gclid=Cj0KCQiA2Y_UBRCGARIsALglqQ2uW6Ot-9s6cQdTnzDIoPOsf8cMKpEf44buVBw6f23-pqwXm1JL81YaAs32EALw_wcB

Use
Morrocan oil after washing when damp and brush through with a wide comb.

I don't use the air brush from wet I would say from dampish hair.

GardenGeek Wed 14-Feb-18 19:40:11

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GardenGeek Wed 14-Feb-18 19:40:54

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Hownow39 Wed 14-Feb-18 19:41:10

You can get a light version.

I used to use

www.superdrug.com/Organic-Root-Stimulator/ORS-Olive-Oil-Nourishing-Sheen-Spray-472ml/p/579767?gclid=Cj0KCQiA2Y_UBRCGARIsALglqQ3OVrucnt4hnOOsKiTznkt204PQ-rsEEuqWI0enxATlQLMbHs2xNnEaAnuPEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds&dclid=COP-rMaUptkCFYiv7Qodq3wIWQ

Makes hair very shiney looking. Don't go OTT tho or you will have lego hair.

hahahaIdontgetit Wed 14-Feb-18 19:42:38

Use straighteners.

GardenGeek Wed 14-Feb-18 19:43:31

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madmomma Wed 14-Feb-18 19:51:12

If there's an aveda counter near you pay them a visit. Their hair stuff is fabulous and they should be able to advise.

Kbear Wed 14-Feb-18 19:59:27

Get a Tresemme air styler - it is an air brush but doesn't rotate but smooths and adds shine and bounce.

ContraryToPopularBelief Wed 14-Feb-18 20:56:58

Get a Keratin Blow Dry!!! Expensive (and takes 3 hours to do) but so so worth it. I wash it twice a week, blast it dry and it's straight, shiny and not frizzy. Bliss.

PNGirl Wed 14-Feb-18 21:19:19

Sodium Laureth Sulphate is terrible for wavy or curly hair. If you cut out silicones in conditioner you don't need sulfates to wash them out. So, I would try a sulfate-free shampoo and silicone-free conditioner together.

NewMummy579 Wed 14-Feb-18 21:27:37

I invest time in my hair once or twice a week then it takes care of itself the rest of the time! Wash/good conditioner mask then blow dry and straighten - takes a good hour from washing to finish. Then in the morning, and following morning, it's needs a quick 2 mins with the straighteners and a scoosh of dry shampoo, if needed. If I curl it with straighteners in the morning (pretty quick to do once you get the hang of it) the next day it still has a wavy kink that's nice in a pony tail. I couldn't be bothered washing/styling and using products every day. But it's pretty thick so get away with not washing everyday!

catweasel44 Thu 15-Feb-18 18:32:54

Ooh this is excellent. Thank you all.

I have straighteners but I don't use them as I panic about the house burning down and also they make my hair a bit flat. I have used them to straighten the edge of a pillow case though.

I've bought some hair oil. I think I need to experiment with the doses.

FuckyDucky Thu 15-Feb-18 18:35:39

Get some Revlon Uniq One. It’s transformed DD’s knotty, crazy hair and smells amazing. I have the red one.

LikeSilver Thu 15-Feb-18 18:35:46

Have you tried Living Proof’s Healthy Hair? Not cheap but I only need a tiny bit and it’s great for my thick wavy hair.

ProjectGainsborough Thu 15-Feb-18 19:57:19

My holy grail is Kerestase masque - masque intense? The orange one. Makes a massive difference to frizz!

sportyfool Thu 15-Feb-18 20:07:24

Regards to worrying about the straighteners . When you have finished and turned them off take a pic on your phone of them being off. Then you can refer to it when you have a panic ...

Can you post a pic of your hair so we can see what might work?

goose1964 Thu 15-Feb-18 20:42:45

I use urtekram organic rose shampoo and my hair has gone from crystal tipps www.google.co.uk/search?q=crystal+tips&client=tablet-android-lenovo&prmd=isvn&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi1ibbw46jZAhUEY1AKHVQ3D0IQ_AUIESgB&biw=962&bih=601#

To long corkscrew curls. It's amazing and a reasonable price

FabalaTheGreenGirl Thu 15-Feb-18 22:27:11

There is a forum/site called "longhaircommunity" and it is a bit weird but they do have very good hair advice on there.

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