(Closed) Caring for long hair *Advice

posted 7 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Mine is not color treated – never has been… So I just use Suave professionals conditioner! crazy, I know 🙂 But it’s the best I’ve found for a reasonable price 🙂

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

i have mid-back length super thick hair from hell! ugh. i live at the beach, too so it makes for interesting frizzness….keratin blow outs and deep conditioning 1x/week. my hair is color treated too, but it was semi-permanent…i’m debating on whether or not to re-dye or not before the wedding…my advice is don’t use cheap shampoo/conditioner….get the nice, rich thick stuff and leave it on the full 3 minutes!

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

I use Joico’s K-Pak conditioner and Big Sexy Hair shampoo.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

I don’t currently have long hair, but my SIL does and she uses Dove products.  I’ve used them too and love them!  I think they are very reasonably priced — not too cheap, not too pricey — and they are very moisture rich.

If I had the money, I would use Biolage products all the time!!  They’re what my stylist uses and I love what they do to my hair — it’s soft and silky even after I wash it normally.  I just can’t afford the $18+ a bottle price right now, sadly.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@helenberrycrunch: i used to use K-Pak but then my hair got super greasy, even when I cut back on it :/

i have color treated hair and right now i use Organix Coconut Milk shampoo. I rarely condition my hair, but when i do, i just do the ends and use Bed Head Self Absorbed.

if i had the moolah, i’d live on Angel Wash, but $50 a bottle is steep!

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I use it’s a 10 deep conditioner daily, or neutrogena therapy deep intensive or something like that conditioner.  And I wash with a shampoo/conditioner combo.  My hair is really thick, straight with a little frizz and a little longer than where my bra strap hits.  Keeps it super soft and in good condition 🙂

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@zuzubelle: oh noooo…keratin blowouts once every 3 months, deep conditioning 1x/week! sorry….i shouldn’t have said those things together!! yah, my wallet would be rather light if i was doing that every week…

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

a tip I was told by my stylist was….

Be sure your hair is wet enough before putting in shampoo… it’s wet hair that helps the lather, not more shampoo.

Also, Wash only your roots… If you lather well the shampoo should run down your hair and it will be enough to cleanse the tips (this helps prevent drying)

For conditioning… don’t regularly condition your roots.. this will cause oil build up.

Lastly.. if you can get away with it, wash 1x a week… I know that sounds gross but natural oils are really good for your hair. If nothing else atleast go every other day =)

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I just started using Moroccan Oil products.  I have never had my hair so silky soft!  I’ve been told not to brush your hair when it’s wet, instead use a wide tooth comb and be very gentle.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@runsyellowlites: suuuuch good tips. my stylist only washes her hair 1x a week and you would NEVER know. her hair is flawless. 

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

i use biolage shampoo and conditioner, i too was told not to condition the roots all the time and to rinse in cool water.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

my hair is getting really long.  i use aveda sampoo and conditioner.  when i lived in socal, i used a lot anti-frizz products from every brand: bed head, matrix sleeklook, paul mitchell, kms, lanza, bumble and bumble…now that i live in a dry environment, i stopped using all the products.  i even stopped the the pre-heat styling products.  it was a waste of money.  i just blowdry and flat iron my hair without.  my special t3 blowdryer died and i replaced it with a conair.  i still have a t3 flatiron but i doubt i will buy another

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