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I have very dry hair (which is also coloured due to masses of grey) and am struggling to find shampoo and conditioner which really makes a difference.
I have been using John Frieda's Frizz Ease Curl Around stuff. My hair is straight but I had bought this stuff for DS1 who has beautiful curls and used it one night when I had run out of shampoo. Initially it seemed to work really well - giving me lots of body and shine. Sadly, the honeymoon period seems to be over and my hair is dull and fly-away/dry again now.
I started using MOP organics and my hair's never been better. Mixed Greens Shampoo and Conditioner. Aveda also good but £££
You could try a home intensive treatment. Get a reasonably prcied intensive conditioner, slather it onto wet washed hair, wrap head in clingfilm (not face, obv ) and then in a towel to create some heat. The cuticles on the hair shafts should open and allow moisture in (can also blast with hairdryer for warming effect). You should notice a difference in your hair straightaway.
Burt's Bees do good shampoo IMO. It's expensive but lasts for ages (I get through about two bottles a year and I wash my hair every day). Aussie 3-minute miracle conditioner is great, the luscious long one is very moisturising.
There are conditioning treatements that you can apply before shampooing. Burt's Bees do an avocado one that I've been meaning to try for ages. I occasionally use Elasticizer and it does make it less dry and brittle, unfortunately my hair is also quite thin so I can't use Elasticizer too often as it makes it a little limp. You could also try massaging in olive oil and leaving it for an hour or so before shampooing out.
I do! I use plenty of conditioner, comb it all through, scrub my scalp with my fingers and rinse, but leave a bit in. Then I blot it dry, clip up the top section with a bulldog comb thingy for a bit of root lift and to help it dry, and just leave it to dry naturally, or low-heat, low-speed diffuse it if I'm in a hurry.
I've only been doing this for about three or four weeks, but it looks better than it ever has, lovely and curly and shiny. It used to resemble shredded wheat, so I'm really pleased.
If I haven't got time to wash it, I just spritz some boiled water with a few drops of lavendar oil in it and re-scrunch the curl.
I got the tips from this book recommended on here- the lavendar water is lovely, smells gorgeous, and you can spritz even your face with it to freshen up. I am a convert! Between this and the Oil Cleansing method (another MN staple) for my skin, I'm sure I could afford a weekend break on what I'll save in products this year!