What hair products did you use while growing your hair long?

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: For the most part, what hair products did you use while growing your hair long?
    Kerastase, Pureology, other very expensive brands : (11 votes)
    16 %
    Garnier, Tresemme, L'Oreal-type brands : (23 votes)
    33 %
    Mid-range hair products (Matrix, TiGi, CHI, etc) : (6 votes)
    9 %
    "Ethnic" hair care that targets growth : (0 votes)
    Other hair care products that promote growth (Nioxin, FAST, Peter Lamas Chinese Herbs,etc) : (1 votes)
    1 %
    All-natural products without silicones : (10 votes)
    14 %
    WEN or a cleansing conditioner : (1 votes)
    1 %
    Other : (17 votes)
    25 %
  • Post # 3
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I’ve never heard of a product that speeds up hair growth.  If there is that’s new to me!  I have longish and straight thick hair (just above mid-back) and I use Garnier products right now.

    Post # 4
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    Buzzing bee

    @anon00:  I’m looking at hair growth stuff too at the moment. One thing I’ve always used is sulfate-free shampoo

    Post # 6
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    926 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @anon00:  You’ve got me intrigued by this sulfate-free idea.  What are the cons of sulfates?

    Post # 7
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Maybe try some supplements to help hair growth? I take biotin and evening primrose oil daily for my hair, skin, and nails. I’m seeing great results!

    Post # 8
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    2103 posts
    Buzzing bee

    @GeorgiaBride5:  They strip your scalp of natural oils and aren’t very good for sensitive skin. They’re just really harsh is all.

    When you strip your scalp of natural oil, it makes more oil to make up for it.

    Then your hair gets super oily. So you wash it more often.

    Then you keep stripping away the oil so your skin creates more and more.

    Vicious cycle.

     

    I wash my hair once or twice a week. I had to go through a weekend of looking like a greaseball when I switched over, but it was SO worth it!! 

    Post # 9
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I have long and healthy hair, and I use low-end drugstore products. I think that it really depends on your hair, though. Mine doesn’t respond well to the “no sulphates/silicon” regimen, for instance, even though that really seems to work for a lot of people. I basically need to strip everything off of my scalp and then put oils back into the ends.

    I’m not sure what products would make your hair grow longer (maybe those hair/nail/skin vitamins?). It seems like you’d at least want to focus on protecting your hair so that it doesn’t become so damaged that you need to cut it off.

    For protection, I avoid using heat when I can. I also make sure to really condition/treat the ends. I use argan oil for that (either in a concentrated spray or in a conditioning cream, depending on what I want my hair to do that day). I’ve also heard that coconut oil and olive oil are good for deep treatments.

    Post # 10
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Moroccan oil!

    Post # 11
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I just use regular shampoos and conditioners. I like Garnier and Tresemme products. I on top of that I use a Paul Mitchell leave in conditioner on my ends. I only use the warm setting on my blow-dryer and rarely curl my hair. It’s long and straight and to the middle of my back and has been for years. I also believe that healthy hair begins at the roots, so I take vitamins and eat well.

    Post # 12
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    11300 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Pureology Hydrate shampoo and conditioner. Argan oil / macadamia oil. Regular trims.

    Post # 13
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    Also, it seems like the “washing more often makes your scalp produce more oil” point is controversial. Here’s one dermatologist who says its a myth.

    Post # 14
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I’ve been growing my hair out for about a year. I swear by nice products. I currently can’t live without Kerastase Chroma Riche leave in conditioner and Ojon Rare Blend Oil. I’m a hair product junkie! 

    I tried Biotin and broke out like crazy, a common side effect. The moment I quit taking it my skin cleared up.  

    Post # 15
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    My hair has been at my lower back for years and healthy. I use basic Pantene moisturizing conditioner and alternate between Argan oil and henna based shampoo. The important thing for me is strengthening/ protecting leave-in conditioner, combing  gently after showers and avoiding blow drying unless I really need to

     

    Post # 16
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    @HappySky7:  +1 !!!! It is AMAZEBALLS stuff!!!

    my daughter has VERY THICK very long hair and we’ve been using it on her for about 3 years now, no breakage, no splits. I use it on my very fine hair, just on the ends before heat styling and I’ve noticed a huge difference! Even though I’m getting older now, my hair is in better shape now, and growing longer than it ever has, because its not breaking off! 

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