(Closed) Shine Envy…and not the ring kind

posted 7 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I don’t really know what Brazilian Blow Out is, but you may want to google it.  The after pictures are GREAT.  But I don’t know if it’s more for girls with curley/frizzy/big hair or if it’s for anyone who wants sleek straight beautiful hair…?  I heard it doesn’t work well on Asians, so boohoo for me.  🙁 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’m sorry if this isn’t too much help, I have thick slightly coarse hair, but this is what I do.

Cold water rinse (as cold as you can stand) at the very end is supposed make hair shine. It closes the cuticles. I personally like Burt’s Bees shampoo and conditioner because they’re not as harsh as other shampoos which can overly strip your hair. They do have a Shine shampoo and condition but I have never used. The Volume one works very well though and I love it.

I do a monthly hot/warm oil treatment with pure Jojoba oil and it leaves my hair conditioned and gives it shine. If you want to try it, put enough oil for your hair in a bowl and warm it up. Put the oil in your hair (I just use my hands), put a shower cap on and leave on for as long as you can, over night preferably. When you’re ready to wash off, shampoo (don’t condition) and you’re done.

Also, if you have any damage to your hair/split ends, you’ll want to get rid of those. They add to dullness and can damage the healthy hair (split ends can split up the strand).

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Totally right there with you!! The ONLY thing that finally helped me was to…wait for it… stop shampooing my hair!

I know, I know. Sounds REPULSIVE, and the LEAST likely thing that would lead to gorgeous-looking hair. But you don’t have to go cold turkey, or even cut it out entirely.

If you’re a daily ‘poo-er, start by cutting down your shampooing to every other day, then work down to a couple days a week, then I’d say once a week at most. The other days, you can actually “wash” your hair with conditioner! Or else, dry shampoo and keep it out of that moisture-zapping, hot tap water. The cold water trick pp mentioned is legit, so do that as well if you’re washing.

When I do shampoo, I make sure to use one that’s sulphate-free, and if I need a little clarifying, I just add baking soda. Also, if I blow-dry my hair, I make sure to do a round brush blow-out, which lets me bypass flat-frying ironing it, and it actually gives volume and shine to my hair. I could not for the life of me figure out how to actually accomplish the round-brush technique until I found this youtube video. Homegirl knows her shtuff. Good luck!

Post # 6
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471 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@MissDallasCowboy: My hairstylist wants to kill me every time I tell her what shampoo/conditioner I use… but it makes my hair fabulous, so she gets over it 😉 …. I use garnier fructis for color treated hair! I usually wash my hair every other day, and don’t blow dry all that often ( I curl it even less…)  

Post # 7
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6893 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

I really like this shine cream stuff from DesignLine. I use it (just a little) before I blow dry.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@MissDallasCowboy: Right?!? She is incredible! Did you see the “Victoria’s Secret hair” one too? I literally never use styling tools anymore!!

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