Post # 1
Hi Bees! So I have dry, blonde hair that never seems to be smooth or soft at the ends, no matter what I do. I’ve tried so many different shampoos, conditioners, leave-in treatments, vitamins, and homemade concoctions. So help a girl out and let me know what hair products you use to keep your ‘do perfect!
Post # 3
Have you checked out the Long Hair Community? It’s an online forum and they have tons of great advice for cheap and effective hair treatments.
I use Aussie Moist, which they wouldn’t recommend because it has silicones, but for some reason my fine hair loves it anyway.
They have a recipe that’s great too, but it takes a little trial and error to find the perfect combo for you – http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=128
They also recommend oiling ends, but again you have to experiment because diff hair likes diff oil (mine likes jojoba and coconut).
You can also try conditioner-only for a bit. I did it and it was great, just stopped because it adds 5-10 minutes to your shower and I’m lazy. http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=2898
Post # 4
How often do you get a trim? Do you highlight or use color? If so, does your stylist apply the color all the way down to the ends or do they just apply where it’s grown out? What kind of water you have (well or city) can affect your hair also.
Post # 5
I was using Pureology Hydrate for the longest time, but it’s expensive ($27/bottle for the regular size). I loved it, though. I recently switched to Redken All Soft, which I also love (and it’s half the price of the Pureology). I get so many compliments on my hair. Here’s what I do:
– Get trims every 7 weeks (I heat style daily, though, so you can go longer if you don’t). This is very important, as hair is dead and you can’t fix split ends, no matter what Pantene tells you.
– If you heat style, use a protectant of some sort. I switch up between Pureology Nanoglaze, Redken Iron Silk (which I hate the smell of), and Redken Satinwear (smells awesome).
– Good shampoo/conditioner. I wash my hair every day, but other people will tell you not to do this. Depends on your hair type and how gross you feel without washing your hair.
– Clarifying shampoo once or twice a week. Most of these are really bad for your hair, but Redken Hair Cleansing cream is awesome. It’s made from fruit acids to remove minerals and product build up.
– Deep condition every now and then. I don’t do this a whole lot because I don’t really need it, but it’s nice. I recommend the Redken Chemistry Shots that salons offer (well, if they carry Redken products). In place of this, I use Macadamia healing oil every once in a while (usually after I shower, on wet hair).
I know I sound like a Redken commercial lol. I’ve used almost every type of shampoo, conditioner, and product out there, and these are definitely what I’ve found to work best for me.
Post # 6
My shampoo/conditioner changes depending on when I get my hair dyed (silly, I know!). Right after I get it dyed I use Oribe Shampoo for Beautiful Color, it’s crazy expensive but I swear that it keeps my color bright and shiny for at least a few extra weeks.
As my hair starts to growout and get a little dry I switch to Moroccanoil. And I will usually use some type of clarifying shampoo once a week (no specific brand, I just go to Sephora and get small samples to try) and then I use this hair mask from Amika to keep my split ends from going crazy before I get my hair cut and colored again!
Post # 7
Lush Daddy-O shampoo for blonde hair is AMAZING. Expensive, but fantastic, it lasts ages and it’s vegan (not an issue for me, but it’s great that they make it clear for people who need it). https://www.lush.co.uk/product/110/Daddy-O-Shampoo-100g
Marilyn is great too. It’s a hair treatment rather than a traditional conditioner and goes on dry hair, but you only need to use it once a week or something https://www.lush.co.uk/product/283/Marilyn-Hair-Moisturiser
Post # 8
Sorry, here’s the USA Lush website http://www.lushusa.com/
Post # 9
I’m a big fan of Dove shampoo and conditioner. I have hair that’s on the finer side, and very long. It helps keep it looking shiny and healthy without weighing it down.
Post # 10
@seabunny: I’m pretty religious about getting my hair trimmed every 7-8 weeks, and my highlights are done on the part that’s grown out. I’m totally fine spending money on hair products, and I was using Kerastase Ciment Thermique as a heat protectant, but it didn’t work the wonders my stylist promised.
Has anyone tried Nexxus products? I remember my mom using them when I was a kid.
Post # 11
@BlondeBee: Yes!!! Nexxus Humectress is good stuff!!! My mom always used to use it too – i get it occasionally!
Post # 12
I use Biolage extra moisturing shampoo/conditioner. i have dry hair and it works great! I always get compliments at the hair salon for having such healthy hair! This never used to happen to me before that shampoo/conditioner!
Post # 13
SO, I finally found the perfect thing for my hair- it is super long and has a natural texture to it, so I have to keep it super moisturized. I also am prone to dry skin :/ So, I use Nature’s Gate Aloe Shampoo and then Giovanni NutriFix (leave it on for ten minutes). Plus, I get them both at my supermarket. They are affordable too!
Post # 14
I have baby fine hair and I SWEAR by Matrix Amplify. I have tried Redken All Soft and just about every other suggested type of shampoo and conditioner, but Matrix Amplify takes the cake. It gives me lots of volume, is color safe, and it rescued my hair after my former stylist messed it up and I wound up having to get it bleached. I constantly get compliments and will never switch to another type. 🙂
I also buy it on Ebay, which saves me a bit of cash. One of these days I’ll just start buying the liter bottles. Lord knows I should have done that from the get-go, LOL!
Post # 15
Kerastase all the way!! It’s expensive, but worth it. I use bain de force shampoo and elixir ultime serum. Try it.
Post # 16
I swear by Organix shampoo. I have long, thick, curly hair and it makes my hair baby soft and tames frizz. Coconut Milk is may favorite but I have tried many other ones in their line too and have not had a problem. They also have styling products and oils too which are amazing. Your hair will also smell good all day too!