(Closed) SOS – Help my hair! Product recommendations?

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Post # 18
71 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Use Fekkai Salon Technician Color Care Rapid Results Moisture Mask once a week. It’s a little pricey but it does wonders and lasts a long time! You only need a very small amount.

I know you said you don’t color you hair but you can still use this. I’ve never colored my hair either and it works great!

Post # 19
235 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Totally cheap but uber-effective solution: Cholesterol.

I’ve used it when my hair dries out and it’s amazing.

It’s like $2 for a big tub of it at walmart or wherever you shop. Just rinse your hair in warm water, slather on a good amount, then either cover your head with plastic wrap or a shower cap and wrap up in a warm towel for a few minutes, then rinse in cool water.

Repeat about once a week. You will see amazing results, I promise.

Post # 20
3245 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

@berybery:  As other people have said, don’t wash it so much– every 3 days should be enough (unless you have extremely oily hair). Also, check out shampooless hair washing– it’s called “no-poo” and involves washing your hair with a solution of 1 1/2 T of baking soda to 2 cups water (rub in as if it was shampoo), rinse it out, and then “condition” your hair with a similarly proportioned solution of water with cider vinegar in it– maybe 2 T of vinegar to 2 cups water. Rinsing the baking soda water out and then using vinegar water is essential, since the baking soda raises the tiny scales on your hair, and the acidity of the vinegar smoothes them down again and makes it nice and shiny. I usually use that and my hair is a lot nicer than it used to be– though I do still occasionally use regular conditioner. It’s also a heck of a lot cheaper than buying all kinds of hair products!

Buy and wear some plastic shower caps– as weird and old-fashioned as they seem, they are great! Also, I’ve found that if my hair is sweaty but I don’t want to wash it, brushing it while still sweaty and then again when it’s dried out helps.

ETA: getting some coconut oil and using it as an oil mask for an hour or so once a week will help too. 🙂

Post # 21
1222 posts
Bumble bee

@berybery:  I wouldn’t recommend Pantene anything. Great in the short term, but in the long run it actually hurts your hair.

I’d suggest testing out an all-natural formula to see if maybe the absence of harsh chemicals helps. I know Burt’s Bees is on good brand (btw, it doesn’t lather- the sulfates that make shampoos and soaps lather actually dry your skin and hair out). Or you can use baking soda once every couple of days or weeks to strip out the residue of shampoos and conditioners. Mix baking soda and water in almost equal proportions (slightly more baking soda than water, and mix a littlea time and then shake it every so often so the waer saturates it and doesn’t just settle on top) to form a paste. Then massage it into your hair and on your scalp and rinse really well. I’d condition riht after this, because the sodium could dry your hair out.

Also, don’t wash your hair every day- it doesn’t need it, unless it’s really oily. I can do four or five days without washing mine if necessary (although I hate to do it, sometimes it’s necessary in the winter because if I wash my hair too much my scalp dries out and I get horrible dandruff).

Finally, I use a homemade detangler that’s basically a mixture of water with a few drops of baby oil in a spray bottle. Try using something like that- the oil will help moisturize your hair. Or use an oil treatment once a week or so. I’d just suggest using olive oil instead, as it’s more natural. I’ve also heard of using mayo as a hair treatment, although I couldn’t tell you from experience whether it works. I hate mayo and can’t stand the smell so I’ve never actually tried it.

It will probably take some trial and error, and a little bit of time, but I’m sure you’ll find something to keep your hair from frizzng!

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