Post # 1
Hello ladies! So I have been working really hard to grow out my hair over the last year or so. I always notice that once it gets to a certain length, my ends fray like crazy!
My hair is long, very fine (doesn’t hold curl without a can of hairspray), but there is a lot of hair. I don’t wash every day, more like every 3 days. I also use a leave in conditioning cream. But as far as shampoo and conditioner, I am completely clueless!!
What kind of shampoo and conditioner do YOU use? Do you love it/hate it? Do any of you use a hair mask?
Post # 3
I use Paul Mitchell Awapuhi (sp?) shampoo and conditioner. I also use Bumble to Bumble leave in conditioning spray.
Post # 4
When I’m not being cheap, I use Kerastase Resistance (in the green bottle). A little goes a LONG way (like a dime size amount) so it’s actually not that expensive when you average it out over a few months. But I’ve been both lazy/cheap lately so I’m trying different drugstore brands instead of going to the salon for more Kerastase.
Post # 5
I use allll different kinds. I really like Graham Webb products, and the Halo line which is a part of Graham Webb.
I think my favorite shampoo/conditioner brand is Pureology, but it’s pretty expensive. I’d recommend something reparing/strengthening since you mentioned your ends fraying. I’ve used this kind before, and it’s great: http://www.pureology.com/systems/essentialrepair
Post # 6
Redken Real Control. My SIL, a stylist, highly recommended it. I’ve been using it for awhile. I really like the redken products but this helps hold my color the best and keeps my hair from drying out. Also, once every 8 weeks or so I go a whole week with NO heat products–I only scrunch or braid my hair the entire week. Hairsprays and gels are less damaging than heat from your blow dryer AND your iron. Redken’s Real Control deep condition feels like the softest mousse ever! You leave it in once a week for about 5+ minutes. It’s just great and none of it smells a) tropical or b) fruity or c) overpowering. Just pleasant. Product-wise, I really like the Kenra products. I have great hair, it does what you want it to do, but you MUST use products to coax it and these are quite gentle, hold up well, and smell really great and non-alcoholic-ey. They have a really lovely shine sprray that i use with i actually curl my hair because I notice hairspray makes my hair look more matte and the shine spray gives it a soft glossy sheen.
Post # 7
My hair is almost waist-length and on the fine side, untreated and dark brown. I’ve tried a million things and nothing works better for me than Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose moisturizing shampoo and conditioner. It’s all-natural, so it avoids icky chemicals like sodium laureth sulfate, and leaves my hair feeling clean and silky and looking shiny. It also smells heavenly, being scented with real coconut, honeysuckle, and rose. I shampoo every day and condition daily as well. I let the conditioner sit for about ten minutes every day while I’m showering.
Post # 8
I tried out the “brazilian blowout” around Christmas and you have to use their sulfate free shampoo and conditioner… they also have a conditioning mask. Even though the effects of the blowout are pretty much gone, that shampoo is AMAZING and my hair is better now than it’s ever been before! It’s just a “brazilian blowout” brand thing so you’d have to get it at a place that does the treatment. I’ve tried going back to my old stuff now that the effects have worn off, but, it does nothing more my hair. My ends are amazing, my hair is so shiny, and it’s gorgeous! not like my usual hair! lol
Post # 9
- Wedding: December 2010 - Al Cielo / La Laguna
My hair is just like yours; very fine, dark brown and long. When I am not being cheap its Paul Mitchell BUT I just bought the Tresseme naturals radiating volume shampoo and conditioner 3 days ago and its been working like a champ! (It was a little more expensive than other non-salon products but not by much.) It has low-sulfates and its silicone-free which can weigh your hair down. I usually know with a week or two if its going to weigh my hair down or not so I will post back and let you know how its working. =)
Post # 10
I have super-fine long hair too, and a lot of it! I use Sebastin Full Body. This is the only sham/cond that I have found that truly does give your hair body.
Dont ever use cheap shampoo including Pantee pro-v. It contains plastics which coat your hair to “protect” it and end up doing more damage.
Post # 11
I have super fine hair, and the only shampoos that work for me are Aveda or Redken color treatment. I use Fekkai glossy conditioner.
Post # 12
I’m in the drugstore brand shampoo camp. My hair is a few inches past my bra line, medium texture and VERY thick. I use Aussie brand (Sydney Smooth, I think?) and Pantene Great Lengths conditioner. The biggest thing I do (or don’t do) is use heat. I air dry 99% of the time and almost never curl or straighten (with this much hair it takes forever anyway). I haven’t had a haircut in almost a year and a half and I’m just now starting to see a few split ends. That’s my biggest advice. 🙂
Post # 13
Suave’s Humectant. It’s a great knock-off of the Humetress (sp?) salon line. But for someone with longer hair now, we use a LOT of product. This works great and keeps my hair super hydrated. I have dry curly hair, so I need to wash and condition EVERY DAY, otherwise, I look like a fuzz ball.
Otherwise, I second Paul Mitchell’s Awupahi (sp?), but only the shampoo. I didn’t like the conditioner. Not enough moisture for my dry curly hair.
I’d give some of the Suave products a try, they are all great.
Post # 14
- Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden
I’m a pantene girl myself. I’ve been using it for years, and I love it! I like the green smooth and shiny, and the purple beautiful lengths
Post # 15
For shampoo, I use Paul Mitchell Shampoo One or the Awapuhi shampoo. I find that Paul Mitchell shampoos make my hair feel really clean but are gentle at the same time.
I switch back and forth with conditioners, but if you are looking to keep your ends cleaner, I really recommend Tresseme Anti-Breakage conditioner. It’s cheap, but works like a charm. Redken All Soft conditioner is good for that too.
Post # 16
I use the orange Matrix. I’m like you, I only wash every two or three days. The ginormous bottles come two for $30 and I’ve been using the same ones for well over a year.