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#1 grace83~

Posted 30 November 2012 - 07:07 AM

I have fine hair and have been getting blonde foils for years now but since having my baby 3 months ago my hair seems very dry & lifeless. I had been straightening every 2nd day as it looks crazy & frizzy if I don't style it, but I also know this heat styling is what's causing the damage in the first place.

I want to get condition back in my hair & stop the breakage so my plan is to stretch out my colour to 8-9 weeks rather then 6 and get less blonde foils, only use straightening iron once a week and find some really good products.

Can anyone recommend any fantastic products to help dry/damaged hair - shampoo, conditioner and a great heat protecting product? And has anyone limited heat styling and noticed an improvement?

#2 Orangedrops

Posted 30 November 2012 - 07:58 AM

Cocnut oil and pure Argan oil (not the crap moroccan oil stuff check the bottle that it's pure). My hair is super glossy now.

#3 mandala

Posted 30 November 2012 - 08:10 AM

Being pregnant helped my fine, dry hair! Not really a long term solution, though. Most products just make my hair look dirty and greasy.

I have noticed a decline in my hair's condition since I started heat styling. I limit to once a week, and try to do the bare minimum to make my hair presentable. The thing is it looks so much better when it's blow dried and flat ironed sad.gif

#4 me-and-mini-me

Posted 30 November 2012 - 09:27 AM

I second the Argan Oil.  I love that stuff.  I have very dry hair, which used to be shiny and wavy before being pregnant, but since then, it's always dry and frizzy.  I was given a bottle of Argan Oil last christmas, and there is a dramatic difference when I use it.  It's a little bit expensive, but well worth it.  smile1.gif

#5 Lucrezia Borgia

Posted 30 November 2012 - 09:32 AM

Where do you buy Argan oil? Do hair dressers stock it or is it more of a health food shop thing? Thanks original.gif

Edited by Lucretia Borgia, 30 November 2012 - 09:32 AM.

#6 me-and-mini-me

Posted 30 November 2012 - 09:46 AM

My friend bought it from one of those hair places that sells every hair product known to man on one side, and has hairdressers on the other.  Sorry, I don't know what the shop is called.  She bought it when they went down to $15 for a sale, and they went like hot cakes, as that is cheap.  You can get them online as well from chemist shops, e.g.:  http://www.pharmacyonline.com.au/argan-oil...ent%20x%20100ml

#7 Lifesgood

Posted 30 November 2012 - 12:17 PM

Keratin treatments, expensive but my hair finally looks shiny and healthy again original.gif

#8 GenWhy

Posted 30 November 2012 - 12:22 PM

I have recently started using coconut oil in my diet rather than vegetable, olive or canola oil. My ski , hair and nails looks great for the first time in years!

#9 Kabu84

Posted 30 November 2012 - 12:33 PM

I've had dry hair for years. Like you I have also been getting blonde foils for years. My hair is naturally brown. A few months ago my new hairdresser convinved me to get a light brown base colour with a few scattered blonde foils on top and said it would improve my dry hair. I reluctantly went with it and am so pleased with the results. Yes it is darker but it's much softer and shiny and looks more natural. My hairdresser said the darker colours actually 'feed' the dry hair, as opposed to the bleach which makes it worse.

#10 **RocketQueen**

Posted 30 November 2012 - 02:20 PM

My hair is really long, coloured and I blow dry and GHD nearly daily.  It was breaking and so dry.  Then someone recommended:


BEST. STUFF. EVER!  Cheap too - around $9 at Priceline

At first I was using it instead of conditioner every time I washed my hair, then wound it back to once a week.  My hair looks and feels great.  Give it a try.  smile1.gif

#11 belinda1976

Posted 02 December 2012 - 11:34 PM

Where do you buy Argan oil? Do hair dressers stock it or is it more of a health food shop thing? Thanks

I got mine off Ebay (Argan Oil).  A small bottle but it's lasted a long time.

#12 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 02 December 2012 - 11:47 PM

Organic care shampoo and conditioner for dry hair and weekly hot oil treatments with organic coconut oil. original.gif I have thick, dry, coarse hair.

#13 fizzy19

Posted 03 December 2012 - 12:26 AM

I use organic care moisturising shampoo and conditioner from supermarket every day but over the top I use Palmers coconut oil repair treatment conditioner on the ends. I've just started using L'oreal leave in conditioner spray. I also like john Frieda.

#14 strawberry blondes

Posted 03 December 2012 - 12:44 AM

I was told to heat a small amount of olive oil, cover your hair and wear a shower cap for a while then wash out. Apparently it's great, I have never tried it but I might as my DD's get dry knotty hair.

#15 Ellen D

Posted 04 December 2012 - 01:55 PM

VO5 Hot oil treatments.

Yes, I mean the stuff we all used in the 80's and 90's.

Still works like a charm.

You can get it at Priceline.

#16 MrsWidget

Posted 05 December 2012 - 07:56 AM

QUOTE (Sunnycat @ 03/12/2012, 12:47 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Organic care shampoo and conditioner for dry hair and weekly hot oil treatments with organic coconut oil. original.gif I have thick, dry, coarse hair.

How do you do the hot oil treatment? I'm keen to give it a go.  original.gif

#17 Fire_fly

Posted 05 December 2012 - 08:07 AM

Defiantly coconut oil and Argan oil. If you had to choose one I would choose coconut oil I also use it as a moisturiser etc... It's amazing!

#18 dolcengabbana

Posted 05 December 2012 - 09:17 AM

My hair looks great but in reality was very dry and stressed from colouring.

I had the Guava Hair Straightening and my hair looks amazing well hydrated and i love it now wear it out all the time they call it botox for hair and I was impressed enough that I am booked in to have it done again for the 5th time. I have it done every 4 months.

#19 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 05 December 2012 - 09:26 AM

QUOTE (MrsWidget @ 05/12/2012, 07:56 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
How do you do the hot oil treatment? I'm keen to give it a go.  original.gif

I heat up 1/3 cup of oil in the microwave and apply to damp hair, then I cover in cling wrap and leave for however long I can be bothered then wash it out with shampoo. If you have a hair dryer you can blow dry it into your hair before washing it out original.gif

#20 Wyrmbait

Posted 05 December 2012 - 09:31 AM

jojoba oil and coconut oil  help with my dry scalp.

jojoba oil is properly one of the best oil to massage into your scalp.

Edited by Wyrmbait, 05 December 2012 - 09:32 AM.

#21 FeralZombieMum

Posted 05 December 2012 - 09:32 AM

QUOTE (MrsWidget @ 05/12/2012, 08:56 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
How do you do the hot oil treatment? I'm keen to give it a go.  original.gif

Same here!

Found this coconut oil (and warm water, apple cider vinegar and peppermint extract) hair mask video, wonder if it will work.

#22 carls888

Posted 05 December 2012 - 10:41 AM

I love bumble and bumble quench is the best stuff I have ever used. I have always used kerastase but we were in the US recently and I bought the masque (conditioner) and the cream.
Perfect, my dry curly hair has never looked so good.

#23 HurryUpAlready

Posted 05 December 2012 - 10:54 AM

QUOTE (Kabu84 @ 30/11/2012, 10:33 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I've had dry hair for years. Like you I have also been getting blonde foils for years. My hair is naturally brown. A few months ago my new hairdresser convinved me to get a light brown base colour with a few scattered blonde foils on top and said it would improve my dry hair. I reluctantly went with it and am so pleased with the results. Yes it is darker but it's much softer and shiny and looks more natural. My hairdresser said the darker colours actually 'feed' the dry hair, as opposed to the bleach which makes it worse.

Kabu84... I don't suppose you are in Perth, are you? (she asks hopefully). I recently gave my hairdresser the same instructions and ended up with a dark brown/red semi through my hair which I hate! What your hair dresser did is exactly what I was after.

#24 amesv

Posted 05 December 2012 - 11:05 AM

I use pantene conditioner and coconut oil.

#25 FeralLIfeHacker

Posted 05 December 2012 - 01:23 PM

I found coconut oil did nothing for my hair.  Dd gave me some bodyshop oil (it's for the face and the body) but I have been using it on my hair and for the first time in a long time I've had compliments on how shiny and good it looks.

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