GUYS, I NEED YOU !
Do you know a shampoo/conditioner that doesn’t make your hair waxy or greasy after one day ? My hair is dry but either the products don’t moisturize enough or they moisturize too much or they just stop working, it’s so annoying… I’m still looking for my holy grail. I have medium-long hair, it’s very thick and has a lot of volume. Rather dry - I use my flat iron 5 days a week I would say.
Should I try a no sulfate shampoo ?
What I’m using right now :
- Innovation Blue Shampoo
- Matrix Biolage Color Endure Conditioner
- Vidal Sassoon Repair Mask
Here’s a list of products I have already tried :
- Joico Color Endure shampoo (too moisturizing, made my hair waxy)
- Mane ‘n Tail Deep Moisturizing shampoo (never again, my hair felt like straw)
- Suave Tropical Coconut shampoo + conditioner (Ok, I guess)
- Matrix Sleek Look conditioner (nothing special)
- Clairol Shimmer Lights Blue Shampoo (was drying)
- Vive Pro Color Radiance shampoo + conditioner + mask (did nothing for my hair, except for the mask, it’s quite good)
- Vive Pro Nutri-Shimmer (Was ok)
- Aussie Cleanse & Mend Shampoo (really helped me out for a while, but I’m striving for more !)
In the past years, I have also tried John Frieda Frizz Ease, Tressemmé and Pantene. Garnier Fructis & Herbal Essences are a big no-no for me.
CAN YOU SUGGEST ME SOMETHING ? WHAT ARE YOU USING ?
What shampoo/conditioner do you use ?
THIS IS IMPOAHTANT
Don’t know why I wanted to do this but hey here it is! I have very thick dirty blonde hair with lighter highlights. My goal is to get my natural hair color back so that’s why I’m growing my hair out (also because I want longer hair, who doesn’t!)
I always use a blue shampoo (also called silver shampoo). I want to keep my blonde highlights in the best shape they can be since I am NOT gonna get touch-ups. Blue shampoo is perfect to protect your hair from getting brassy. It works on natural, highlighted and colored hair. The brand I use is a canadian brand called Innovation but you can use Aveda or Clairol’s Shimmer Lights. I leave it for 2-3 minutes (shave your legs while you’re at it!) and use my hands to remove most of the shampoo and then I use a comb to make sure there’s nothing left.
My second step is conditioner (of course), I use Matrix/Biolage’s Colortherapie. I put most of it on my ends and then I dab a little bit on my roots. I leave it for 1-2 minutes and then rinse and comb.
Last step is a protecting mask from L’Oreal Color Radiance. Leave it for 1 minute, maximum. I don’t put much (a little on the roots, more on the ends once again), I only use it to reinforce my conditioner (and it works!).
Once every two weeks, I make myself a good DIY hair mask because my hair tends to get dry because of my styling tools. This is a miracle for my hair, trust me. I mix two eggs with 4 tablespoons of olive oil. It’s super cheap and you don’t even need to own a mixer ! Your ends will be smooth (as if you just had a haircut) and your hair will be sooo soft (even if you have thick hair!) with NO flyaways or hair damage (or at least a lot less). Do it a least two times a month to keep hair healthy.
What products/brands do you use & love ? :)
“What’s your natural hair texture ?”
I call it “1980s Jon Bon Jovi had sex with a sheepdog”
Dang my hair is so soft. Soft like um Paul McCartney’s baby face ? Thank you diy hair mask.
I think Cyn’s 1965 hair will be my new hair length goal. Plus it seems quite thick, just like mine. My last length cut (compared to a regular, maintaining cut to make it less thick) was in May 2012.
Lol seriously after stepping out of the shower after the homemade mask, my damp hair felt really heavy and weird so I was absolutely certain that, like many other things I’ve tried in the past, it would not work. But IT DID reeeeaaaaaally I can’t believe it, my hair is restored and soft !! Here’s the recipe for anyone who would like to try.
Banana avocado mask
- 1 medium banana
- 1 egg
- ½ avocado
- 2 Tbsp honey
- 3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 3 Tbsp Buttermilk (But I used regular milk tbh lol)
So I really want to try a DIY natural hair mask (think avocado, honey, olive oil, etc.) because my hair is really really thick, I have to straighten it almost every day and it’s colored but I’m scaaared that I’ll end up with banana chunks in my hair tomorrow at uni and I cannot afford to look like this lol