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Bridewel1 Sun 25-Oct-20 12:47:06

Any ideas how I can take my straight hair that gets awfully soft fluffy and kinky. My hair is thick with fine strands. I’ve tried plenty of shampoo and conditioners to no avail. Anyone had this problem and found a solution.

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RippleEffects Sun 25-Oct-20 12:53:00

I stopped conditioning my hair last year and now just use a good shampoo and hair oil. I currently have some l'ocittaine shampoo its free from lots of fancy things but theres an ingredient in cheaper shampoos that people suggest to avoid - I can't remember what its called though.

I also use steam straightners about once a month. I'm much happier with the condition of my hair, its less fluffy and tends to knot less. I don't go for the sleek straight look but using the straightners periodically seams to give the hair a much smoother less fluffy look overall.

Bridewel1 Sun 25-Oct-20 22:18:20

Ta for the advice. I feel like conditioners don’t help with the fluffiness and make my hair too soft so I’ll try some oil. What hair oil do you use, thanks?

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eurochick Sun 25-Oct-20 22:22:21

I have what sounds like similar hair. Hats are the answer - stop any moisture getting on it or you just end up with frizz. I'm also a big fan of straighteners.

Barmbraic Sun 25-Oct-20 22:33:25

Place marking for ideas. I used dh's head and shoulders recently when I couldn't find my own shampoo and it felt good for a couple of days. Must try it again.

beatrixpotterspencil Mon 26-Oct-20 17:38:33

some product free suggestions for fluff.

I saw an immediate change when doing final rinse with water from a Brittanys filter. Water here from the tap is a touch too hard for my hair and makes it very fuzzy, light and like frazzled candy floss.

using the filter truly freaked me out as it went away in an instant.

also, a tablespoon of cider vinegar or lemon juice. Try both or one of these in the rinse water, one of them may reduce fluff, it depends upon hair type.

beatrixpotterspencil Mon 26-Oct-20 17:39:10

britta filter ffs

quickkimchi Mon 26-Oct-20 22:13:58

Mine is very soft and hairdresser has advised no shampoo, just apple cider vinegar rinse and conditioner but I hate the smell so I keep the acv to a minimum. Conditioner only (for washing), and root powder and volume spray (for styling) give it grip and texture and keep it from going flat or flyaway.

SallyTimms Mon 26-Oct-20 22:19:02

Foam conditioners are ace, especially the Aussie one, they are a bit tricky to.locate but on ebay you can get about 4 tins for £12.

Your hair sounds like mine and foam conditioners seem to make it the most "floppy" hair that actually has some shine or movement rather than thin fluff.

cannaethink Tue 27-Oct-20 10:42:11

My hair sounds similar. I like Maui shampoos and use the L’Oreal Elvive clay conditioner. Then, when it’s still really wet, some John Frieda serum. Before I dry it I use John Frieda 3 day straight spray and some smoothing creme also from John Frieda. I blow dry and straighten, then go to bed. It looks a nice and sleek in the morning! 😁 If, due to poor planning, I have to wash it in the morning, I do the same but wear a loose beanie hat for as long as possible which seems to help smooth it down.

Stressingismyhobby Tue 27-Oct-20 20:28:03

Sounds like your hair is over moisturised. Try washing your hair less often, using very light conditioners and preferably ones with some protein which could help add some structure and strength to your hair.

Bridewel1 Tue 27-Oct-20 22:47:01

Ta, I was wondering if that maybe the issue with my hair too. Most articles on fluffy hair say to use moisture.

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