(Closed) Long Haired Brides…

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
Hostess
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I try to do a deep conditioning mask every week or so.  I don’t use heat styling at all.  You might want to lay off that for a few weeks to help your hair.  For the split ends, the best thing is to keep getting trims every 6-8 weeks to prevent them from going up the hair follicle.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

My hair is 40+ inches long. I wash it with an oil shampoo and then deep condition it with a coconut based conditioner every time I wash them (twice a week). I keep a towel wrapped around it for some minutes and then use a drier but cold air and double speed only. I put a Kerastase product on it called Ciment Thermique, which is activated by heat and penetrates deep inside the hairs. Plus, I use some protective silicone cream (just a little). When it’s sunny I also use a hair UV sunscreen (again from Kerastase).

Post # 6
Hostess
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Oh make sure to be careful if you wrap your hair in a towel on top of your head.  I was doing this until I went to a new stylist and realized that I had a ton of breakage on the bottom of my hair because of it.

Post # 7
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988 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I have been growing my hair since Nov. and its a pain in the butt!!  Make sure to get trims at least every 6 weeks. My hair is starting to look a little damaged but its because I am holding off on the trim until the very last minute lol. I also use a flat Iron practically every day I just use Redken color extend spray and Redken Extreme Iron-repair as well as Redken all soft shampoo and conditioner

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@kate169:  I fell into that trap before – of ironing the hair to straighten out the frizzies which creates more split ends.  I eventually broke the cycle by using a generous amount of leave-in-conditioner (garnier fructis sleek and shine) and letting my hair air dry.  That doesn’t sound like much, but when you think about it, I’m no longer using any heat on my hair and in fact adding moisture with the extra conditioner.  I have fine hair, so I’ll always have problems with fly-aways and breakage.  I just try to stick with moisturizing hair products, and use just a little gel when necessary to keep the frizzies down.

Post # 9
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179 posts
Blushing bee

Well, your best bet is just to use a deep conditioning treatment every week and to not flat iron your hair. Even though  you never had issues with damage before when flat ironing it really does a number on your hair. You can try to just blow dry your hair straight (if possible, it does take more time) instead and use your heat protector.

I have long hair and my hair has been really healthy these past few years b/c I don’t use as much product in my hair, don’t use any flat iron and only wash my hair every other day or every 2 days. I use a dry shampoo/volumizer from Orlando Pita to help get my hair through the non-washing days. My stylist keeps complementing me on how healthy my hair looks and how much new growth I have.

You have a year until your wedding. If the damage is still there you can cut a few inches off to get ride of the old damage and let your hair grow.

Post # 11
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525 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

anything with coconut in it will do it

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I am an aveda stylist, and the treatment is awesome!  I have almost waist lenght hair too.  I recommend using the damage remedy line at home too to maintain the condition of your hair.  You should schedule a good cut too!  While this treatment will improve the overall condition of your hair, it will not repair split ends.  Cutting them off is the only thing you can do to get rid of them, and prevent them from sp-litting all the way up your hair.

Post # 13
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I have super long hair.  I use a Giovanni product that is a 10 minute leave in conditioner- every single day!  Yeah… sometimes it gets long in the shower.  But it is an amazing product.  I think it is called “Nutri-fix.”  Also, I gently start fingering through my hair at the very ends and then use a natural boar brush.  I also wash my hair only every-other day.  I also use a sulfate-free Giovanni shampoo.  Sounds like a lot, but it isn’t that bad- and it is worth it!!!  I have great hair and I used to have a lot of trouble keeping it looking good.  Also, I get it trimmed every couple of months at an Aveda salon.  My girl is awesome and knows how to “clean it up” with some slight layers. 

Post # 14
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Also- jojoba is great- it is the “closest” to oils your head naturally produces and will help strengthen you hair.

Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2010

I really agree with the other Bees who recommend deep conditioning!  I have long thick hair, too and really notice a difference after using a hair masque.  I really like combing it all through and giving myself a scalp massage!  Not the same as my hairdresser, but oh well!  ๐Ÿ˜‰

The trick is to not put too much near your roots (no worries if you do, just rinse thoroughly!)  I think that the Aveda treatment (which is amazing!) will be what you need to kick-start getting super-healthy hair again.

In addition to good quality hair products, why not try Aloe Vera juice as a supplement?  I take it and have noticed significantly less dry ends!  If you need further visual proof, Jennifer Aniston took it when she had to have her hair cut into a bob (after too much chemical straightening!)  I remember reading an interview with her and she said that the aloe vera juice she tok was responsible for getting her hair to grow long again.  I certainly think she’s a good advert for it & have to admit that she gave me the idea!!  ๐Ÿ™‚

Good luck!

 

Sophie x

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