Post # 1
I have an addiction………..to my hair dryer and straighner. I know its SOO bad for my hair, but I cant stop. I blow dry my hair and it never looks good, so then I straighten it almost everyday. Of course, my hair is insanely dry. I think it’s just going to all fall out one day.
I use good shampoo because I also have highlights in my hair. I need to add in a deep conditioning treatment that I can do at home, and that doesn’t cost and arm and a leg. I used to get the Kerastase treatments at the salon, but Im on a strict budget so that was cut.
Post # 3
I unfortunately can’t comment on the deep conditioning treatments, but do you wash your hair every day? If you wash it every other day, the natural oils might be able to help your hair from overdrying.
Post # 4
I knew a friend when I was younger that would douse her hair in mayonaise and then sit with it under a shower cap for an hour. Then rinse it. I think it has a lot of the same ingredients/qualities as deep conditioning treatments.
Post # 5
@2PeasinaPod: I try not to. But Ive been going to the gym 4-5 times a week and I get super sweaty so I have to wash it.
Post # 6
I use K pak and it made a huge difference on my dry hair. I shampoo and rinse my hair with warm water and then apply the K pak. I get out of the shower and but a hair heater on my head. Not sure what it is called but it sits on your head and warms up your hair. You could also sit in the sauna or the hot bathroom. I sit for about 20 minutes and then rinse with cold water.
I also stopped using heat on my hair. No blow dryers or straightening until the big day. I have made a couple of exceptions though.
Post # 7
I have the same addiction–though I’m trying to cut back to only using the flat iron when I’m going out. I get the gloss treatments at the hair salon too, but recently I started using Moroccan/Argan oil in my hair before I blow dry. I found some at Ulta (“One n Only” brand) for like $12 and it seems to make my hair extra soft and shiny.
I’m also a BIG fan of Redken Smooth Down Heat Glide–I use it every time I flat iron, before and after. And I don’t know what shampoo and conditioner you use but I only use Matrix Sleek.Look shampoo/conditioner.
Post # 8
Aveda Dry Remedy is the best! I’m also a blow dry, flat iron, highlights girl and my hair has been so much healthier since I started using the shampoo and conditioner. I’m pretty sure there is a dry remedy treatment conditioner… yep, here.
Post # 9
Pureology shampoo has helped my hair quite a bit. It’s pricey, but has really seemed to undo some of the damage my heat styling has done.
Post # 10
I use what Pomapoo uses and I love it for the most part. I also ALWAYS use Moisturizing shampoo/conditioner. This is gross, but for one weekend a month I won’t wash my hair so the natural oils can do their thing. It’s best if you leave it down too. Unfortunately. haha.
I’ll add myself to the hair dryer/straightener camp as well. I try super hard not to, but I hate my hair curly.
Post # 11
@Julialimei: I’m gonna have to second the pureology shampoo!! If you get the big containers (which can be pricey) they will last you for like a year!!!
But get the hydrating kind (purple bottle).
Post # 12
You should consider alterenationing your washes with conditioner washes. So if you use shampoo on one day, th enext day ‘wash’ your hair with just conditioner. Shampoo is too drying to be used every day.
Post # 13
Most shampoos strip the hair of essential oils and exacerbate the dryness. Try switching off by using your regular shampoo for one wash and then use conditioner only the next time you wash. I know it sounds strange, but it really works. Wet your hair & “lather” your scalp only with the conditioner and then let it sit for a minute or two & rinse. The act of rinsing will carry dirt & oil away from your scalp but leave some intact on your hair. Then follow with a heat protectant before drying & flat ironing.
For a deep conditioner, try Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose or Rosa Mosqueta. Apply when your hair is dry & let it sit under a plastic cap for 30 minutes (even better if you add heat) then wash and rinse as usual.
That should help put quite a bit… Hope it works for you 🙂
Post # 14
@plantains: Great minds think alike, huh? LOL!
Post # 15
My best friend uses indian hair oil and takes fish oil suppliments and her hair it made a huge difference .I use normal olive oil and sometimes mix it with egg yolk,half a avacodo and put it on my hair wear a shower cap.After half hour wash it off and I do this with kinda cold water.You can also put mayo but I dont like the smell of it so a no no for me.
Post # 16
@Bostongrl25: you can condition it everyday but i wouldnt recommend washing it everyday….i know it may sound yucky cuz of the sweaty hair after the gym but try it out for a month, only conditioning it everyday and washing it like 2times a week….dry hair needs natural oils….
also, my hair is naturally dry and i don’t even blow dry it or straighten it all that much….i use coconut oil on my hair…just enough to wear it doesnt feel greasy when i’m touching my hair….it keeps it moisturized throughout the day….and the days i don’t wash it, only condition, i put in even less because usually its still moisturized enough from the day before…..
also, the mayonaise suggestion works also…i used to do that with my hair when i was trying to find a method that worked best for me….