Post # 1
Basically I’m looking for your best hair tips and products for someone who…
1. Prefers 5 extra minutes of sleep versus 5 minutes in front of the mirror.
2. Has thick hair.
3. Has frizzy hair.
4. Has natural wave/curls that look really good after my stylist tackles them.
So…I’m LAZY with my hair. Like I jump out of the shower and call it good. I just got back from the salon where I chopped off 9 (!!!!) inches and got a new dye job which I love. The stylist did a great job of using my natural curl and it has bounce and looks so great! I knew I had a natural wave but I didn’t know it could look as good as it does right now. Pleasantly surprised. My hair has bounce!
My issues are that my hair is frizzy and thick and gets greasy pretty easily. I wash it once every few days. I also have scalp issues but I have found a shampoo that helps with that which I use once every week or two. I like light, easy-to-use products that don’t weigh my hair down or make it feel like it has a film on it. I’m willing to try pretty much anything. I do love the “It’s a 10” brand, everything I’ve tried by them has been awesome.
Let’s talk hair!
Post # 2
Girl, that’s me. So with frizzy (and can I assume wavy curly?) After a bunch of trial and major error here’s what I do.
Do not brush your hair on wash day. Comb during conditioner in shower. I have itchy scalp so some days I have to rub the conditioner in my scalp.
Once you do final comb and rinse in shower squeeze and scrunch. Add either a gel (non crunchy) or leave in conditioner. Do not touch it after this point and air dry it. This will end up taking like zero time eventually. Just find a light leave in or heavy and use less. I use either Mixed Chicks or Aveda leave in dpends on dryness. I literally combed put mixed in my hair and left today. No extra time than had I put it in a bun.
Dry shampoo is good for second or third day hair. You can do half up on day two and bun day three. I flat iron it on day four if it’s not greasy yet. Use a heat protection.
In order to keep this up without it getting raggedy is to get regular trims. Don’t tie it up at night(I’m still working on this myself).
Google pineappling and the curly girl method. I use pineapple sometimes but I twist at night so it’s not good for me.
Post # 3
sweatergal007 : Ooo, thank you! Yes it is wavy curly. I have a reallllllyyyyy bad habit of brushing it out always. I’m going to try to get better at the regular trims because when they started chopping I noticed how much fuller my hair was because the ends were so much cleaner. I also like to wash at night, so I wonder if I should find something to twist it up so it is out of the way….hmmm.
Post # 4
Anyone else? I love me some product recommendations. 🙂
Post # 5
ljm308 : Yes, I still love to brush my hair and I know it’s bad. I just can’t wear it curly after unless I wet it again and braid it and even then it’s 50/50 that it’s going to look ok. Lol.
I’m here for product recommendations too! 🙂
Post # 6
I used to pineapple it up top when I washed at night.
Post # 7
sweatergal007 : I looked at the curly girl method and honestly I don’t think I could get by with not shampooing. My scalp gets build up (dandruff) really badly and the only time it is at bay is when I use my special shampoo for it once every week or two. Frankly I can’t risk my scalp’s health for cute waves/curls, as much as I love having natural cute waves!
I will say I also like my hair straight too and I found the lazy girl’s dream for a super duper easy blow out at home. It’s basically a round brush with a hair dryer built in and all you have to do is turn it on and brush it through your damp locks and it gives you that pretty bouncy straight hair without the flatness of flat-ironed hair. When I got it last week it literally took me 3-5 minutes to blow out my damp hair from the night before. I think mine is from Revlon but I’ve seen them from various brands and have heard good things.
While I’m waiting for more responses, products I have tried and loved:
1. It’s a 10 Miracle De-Frizzing Gel – The only thing that would make this one perfect is if were lighter, like a spray or something instead of a gel.
2. Aussie Moist conditioner – I love how light this stuff feels on my hair. I’ve tried a handful of other expensive conditioners with no luck, and I always go back to this one.
3. Batiste Dry Shampoo – Literally the only dry shampoo that works on my hair without creating a film
4. It’s a 10 Miracle Leave In Product – It lived up to its hype in my book!
Products I have HATED:
1. Big Sexy Hair Styling Spray Mud (or something like that? I threw the rest of my sample size out) – Seriously, ew. I hated how it created a layer of what felt like grease on my hair, and didn’t even really help with styling either. All around bummer.
2. Tresemme anything. I wanted to love some of their products, but they just didn’t work, specifically the dry shampoo and any styling products.
3. Living Proof Pre Shampoo Treatment (or something?) – I got a sample at Ulta and again, wanted to love it, but I’m guessing either I was using it wrong (very possible) OR it just doesn’t work on my hair. It is a cream that is supposed to help smooth and strengthen your hair before you shampoo. I’ve tried other Living Proof samples too and really liked some of those products, but this one just left my hair feeling limp and greasy and gross.
On a related note…Ulta…SO overwhelming, amiright? I like to browse on my own and ask questions if they come up, but the workers always seem to spot someone who doesn’t know what they’re doing half the time (guilty) and they come over trying to sell me another $400 worth of products. They have been super helpful when I have asked for help but seem to be vultures when I don’t want any help…
Post # 8
Hello! I, too prefer sleep over hair/makeup. Hell I’m waiting to have kids cuz I love sleep so much.
Anyway, I’m a 2b/3a and I haven’t brushed my hair in about four years. I only use a wide tooth comb in the shower with conditioner in my hair. Then I use a dollop of Moroccan cream (it’s the same company that does the oil) and ‘plop’ my hair on top of my head and use a terrycloth hair towel to tie it up. Sometimes I sleep in it. Then I release the hair and air dry or if it’s colder I’ll use a blow dryer with a fingertip diffuser.
I feel like I just used a lot of words that won’t be helpful. There are categories for hair curl, look yours up. Then stop brushing your dry hair. You are splitting the curl and creating frizz. Also, look up plopping on YouTube. Just make sure you spell it right. 😜
Post # 9
ljm308 : To be honest I haven’t tried the method either bit I let people know about it because some rave over it!
Thanks for the products! I forgot that I also like Aveda curl cream!
Post # 10
teacher-bee-in-the-sea : I need to learn the plop. I can’t get it right! Lol. I thought I was in the 3s but I think I’m in the 2s.
Post # 11
My favorite hair products are anything by Joico, especially the K-PAK ones. Most of the products are geared towards color-treated hair (which mine is), but they’d probably do great with frizz and dryness. My hair tends to get sort of greasy naturally, but the Joico products have never made my hair feel heavy or greasy.
Post # 12
Thanks again everyone for your suggestions! I did an Ulta excursion on Monday and I got 3 new products to try. When I washed my hair again yesterday I used the Deva Curl style cream and HOLY COW IT’S AMAZING. It is a weightless moisturizer that literally feels like I don’t have any product in my hair. The best. I’m definitely going to be investing in more of the Deva Curl products. This is what I have my eyes on next! http://www.devacurl.com/bombshell-waves.html
Post # 13
For Dandruff/scalp issues, this stuff works wonders! http://www.neutrogena.com/category/hair/t-gel-.do
I also recently got this product and it’s amazing! http://kevinmurphy.com.au/product/re-store/ It’s really expensive, but if you have to wash your hair quite a bit, this product cleanses your hair while restoring it’s health – rather than stripping and damaging the way that shampoo does. You use it in place of shampoo and conditioner 1-2 times a week, and it makes your hair look clean again, but also super shiny and smooth and helathy (not heavy or filmy at all). I have to shower 5 times a week because i go to the gym before work, and if i just rinse it it looks greasy, but if I wash it every time it gets all dry and damaged feeling. This stuff like saved my hair haha.