DRY HAIR

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Registered: 03-25-2003
DRY HAIR
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Tue, 03-25-2003 - 5:01pm
My hair is sooooooo dry even my hairdresser commented on it but i dont want to spend a lot of $$$ on products. Does anyone know of any affordable products that work well?? (i.e. conditioners, homemade concoctions??)THANKS FOR ANY AND ALL TIPS!!!!!
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Registered: 03-25-2003
In reply to: kimmypoo0214
Tue, 03-25-2003 - 5:37pm
Hi! I suggest you to try olive oil treatment. Here's a link you can follow instructions on nourishing your hair. http://www.care2.com/channels/solutions/self/682 I've read that lots of people tried this and it works well.

For cheapo conditioners, try Infusim23 and Aussie 3 Minute Miracle. They are heavy conditioners for dry, damaged hair. Also, do not shampoo everyday unless you end up with ultra dirty, oily hair. Instead, use a conditioner on alternative days (4x/week you use just conditioner, 3x/week you use both shampoo and conditioner). It also helps to shampoo and/or condition your hair in lukewarm or cool water for additional bonus of gloss, somewhat faster hair growth and preserve your scalp.

Try not to use thermal applicances often (blow dryer, curling iron, etc.) and let your hair air dry if possible. If you cannot live without thermal applicances, then ThermaSilk leave in spray would be good to use in prior using these.



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Registered: 03-26-2003
In reply to: kimmypoo0214
Wed, 03-26-2003 - 8:55am
What kind of shampoo & conditioner are you currently using?

I would try a creamy texture shampoo for dry hair. Pantene makes good products, or your could try Dove Shampoo or even Infusiam. Also, you might want to buy either a hot oil treatment or deep conditioning hair mask.

An inexpensive at home remedy you could try is to massage olive oil in your hair in scalp and then wrap it in saran wrap for 5 - 10 minutes or just let sit on the bath or shower since it is very messy. Then wash your hair with shampoo/conditioner very well. I have long hair and have done this a couple of times when my hair was very dry. A natural and great kitchen rememedy!

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Registered: 03-25-2003
In reply to: kimmypoo0214
Wed, 03-26-2003 - 1:34pm
My hair got dried out from coloring too much. I started using Pantene's Restore and Renew deep conditioner and it helped a lot. My mom uses their new moisture shampoo and conditioner on her dry and coarse curly/wavy hair and it has really put the moisture back into her hair. I also use Aussie Moisture shampoo and conditioner as well as the Pantene deep conditioner. All three work really well. If you heat style your hair, I strongly recommend and urge you to at least use Thermasilk shampoo and conditioner. Thermasilk does an excellent job of protecting your hair from heat damage and leaving you with soft hair.

Michelle

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Registered: 04-03-2003
In reply to: kimmypoo0214
Thu, 04-03-2003 - 5:23pm
Try safflower oil. Just a couple of drops on the palm of your hand, rub hands together so that they shine in the light and smooth over dry hair. Also you can do this just before your hair is completely dry then finish by blow drying, if you must blow dry your hair at all.