|Hey ! I have a question on the color oops product you mentioned I'm your April hit and misses. I have naturally blonde hair that I have died more times then I can even remember. If I used this product, would it send me back to my natural color or back to the previous died color ?|
Well honestly I’m not sure. I can only state from experience that I dyed my hair bright red about 6 times (over 4 months), and then went back to blonde using this and it performed really well, except for it didn’t take me right back to the color I had before - it was a more yellowy shade that I wouldn’t really want to walk around in by itself. If you’ve been dying your hair for years, it probably will make your hair the same yellowy shade, or it will take out your most recent color, but it won’t get you back to your natural shade unless you use it a couple of times, I would imagine. It takes out your most recent dye job (but as I said, it took 6 applications of red out of my hair, so I think it does more than just the last coloring). If you’re planning on dying your hair blonde, it will help you significantly. If you’re just wanting to be natural, it probably won’t work that way!
Hope that helps haha!
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|What does a deep conditioner do to your hair? I have really thick, wavy hair, and I was hoping it'd smooth it a bit and add some shine. Do you have any recommendations?|
Deep conditioner does exactly what it sounds like it does - it deeply conditions your hair. It will help add moisture, which makes your hair healthy, and healthy hair is shiny, smooth, strong, and frizz free.
Deep conditioners are different from leave-in conditioners because they are meant to be treatments that you wash out after a certain amount of time. They are similar to hair masks (pretty much the same, actually) and you use them every so often to restore your hair. I definitely suggest that EVERYONE use a deep conditioner every once in a while, whether it’s one you buy or a concoction you make yourself, especially if you use any kind of heat in your hair (blow dry, curling, straightening)
Ones I Like (from the drugstore):
Queen Helene Cholesterol Hair Conditioning Cream
L’Oreal EverSleek Smoothing Deep Conditioner
Aussie 3 Minute Miracle
Neutrogena Triple Moisture Deep Recovery Hair Mask
It’s A 10 Miracle Hair Mask
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|Hi! I've been looking through your hair tag for a while now and haven't really seen any recommendations for shampoos and conditioners for thick, curly, non-color treated hair. Any suggestions on what's best for me?|
When it comes to thick hair with a lot of texture, the most important thing to look for in a product is moisture. Curly hair tends to dry out and become damaged, so it’s important to use products that will restore moisture to your hair.
Over any other shampoo, I will recommend Clear Scalp & Hair Therapy. It is truly hydrating, and even using the shampoo by itself leaves your hair feeling soft and smooth!
I recommend using the conditioner as well, because as a pair they do great things for your hair. They nourish your scalp and can help prevent/treat dandruff as well.
Other conditioners I suggest:
Burt’s Bees Very Volumizing Conditioner
Biolage Ultra Hydrating Balm
Garnier Fructis Fortifying Cream Conditioner
Hope this helps you! :)
|What drugstore hairspray do you recommend to hold curls all night during a party for straight hair?|
My favorite hairspray for anything is L’Oreal Elnett Satin. It holds really well but never makes the hair feel stiff. You will still have body and movement. The scent isn’t overpowering and one can will last you a very long time.
Before curling your hair I recommend applying a mousse. These really hold your style and give you great body without getting crunchy. My favorite is Tresemme Thermal Creations Volumizing Mousse… it is not only a mousse, but a heat protectant.
|Hi, i have hair with a lot of split ends. I dont know how i get them because i never use heat, so what else can cause them and what products do you recommend for split ends? p.s. i LOVE your blog! :)|
Hello! Thank you <3
Split ends can happen to anyone, and they’re not only caused by heat damage. Hair can break from just washing or brushing your hair! As your hair grows, broken hair will split apart, creating those unsightly ends. And unfortunately the only real way to get rid of split ends is to have them cut. Believe me! Just a short, quick trim… you don’t have to go crazy.
Any products that say that they will heal split ends are simply not true… you can’t use a serum or shampoo to glue the hair back together. However you can use similar products to help smooth split ends to make them not-so-noticeable. Any leave-in conditioner will do the trick!
Herbal Essences Break’s Over - $4
Bed Head Ego Boost - $8
You can also help to prevent split ends from happening by making sure your hair is as healthy and strong as possible. Use a deep conditioner regularly; avoid heat styling as much as possible; only shampoo every other day; take your vitamins, like Biotin and Fish Oil, which promote healthy hair growth.
Queen Helene Cholesterol Conditioning Cream - $4
Hope that helps! :)
|First off, I love your blog! So, I recently did a keratin treatment and am having trouble finding a sulfate-free shampoo/conditioner that I like. Any recommendations?|
Thank you! :)
I’ve tried so many sulfate-free shampoos, and I haven’t liked many of them. A couple that passed my test were:
Burt’s Bees Color Keeper Shampoo - $9
Burt’s Bees Very Volumizing Conditioner - $9
L’Oreal Everpure Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner - $5 each
|Would you recommend a shampoo, conditioner, leave in conditioner, and a deep hair conditioner for fine dry hair?|
For fine hair, it is important to enhance volume so that your hair keeps it’s shape. Fine hair is also more prone to damage, which is why it’s easy for it to dry out.
Clear Scalp & Hair Therapy - $4 each
I strongly recommend this brand to people of all hair types! It is a very nourishing shampoo and conditioner… even the shampoo used alone leaves my hair feeling quite soft. Most importantly it nourishes your scalp, which is of course the root of all your hair issues. The “Nutrium 10” complex it contains is made of great ingredients including Tea Tree Oil, which hydrates while clarifying the scalp and nixes dandruff.
Dove Style+Care Cream-Serum - $4
Hair that is fine and dry (or just dry in general) tends to frizz or expand at the slightest humidity. This is a very lightweight leave in conditioner (which is really all it is, cream-serum is awful fancy talk for it) that makes hair shiny and doesn’t weigh it down at all. It smells really nicely and doesn’t make your hair greasy.
Neutrogena Triple Moisture - $7
This is a great deep conditioner for dry hair… it is intensely hydrating, and smells lovely. It doesn’t make your hair feel heavy or greasy after you use it, but leaves hair soft and smooth. One of my favorites!
My Top Ten Hair Oils:
Some of you new naturals are still getting to know which oils do what and when, so I just wanted to make a quick list of my favorites!
Most Penetrative: Coconut Oil
Coconut Oil is the only oil with the ability to completely penetrate your hair shaft, which means it works best without water as a moisturizer and a protective oil. Many naturals use this oil as a pre-poo to prevent hygral fatigue. Coconut oil is amazing when it comes to preserving the natural proteins within your strands.
Most Protective: Grapeseed Oil
Are you a curly/kinky gal or guy who loves to straightening your hair? Grapeseed Oil is definitely for you! With it’s high smoke point of 450F, Grapeseed Oil can protect your strands from most blow-dryers, flat-irons, and hotcombs. A little goes a long way, so you can be sure this miracle oil will stick around for awhile.
Most Beneficial Essential: Tea Tree Oil
Tea Tree Oil is a heaven’s blessing. Anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, and great for circulation! Many natural shampoos will contain a good amount of this little oil because of its extreme cleansing properties. If you get build up on the scalp, this oil will fix it in a jiff!
Most Bang For Your Buck: Canola Oil
I know what you’re going to say— cooking oil? Yes, hon COOKING OIL is good for your hair! If you’re up for the challenge, using canola oil as a hotoil treatment can drastically reduce frizz, breakage and tapering! Canola oil contains protein so it will help rebuild your strands bit by bit!
Most Stimulating: Peppermint Oil
If you like to “feel” your products at work, just add a little bit of Peppermint Essential Oil and you’re good to go. Peppermint has all the benefits of Tea Tree with the added cooling sensation you get with gum! Add to your shampoo or just rub a little on your scalp to increase circulation and growth.
Most Hair Growth: Jamaican Black Castor Oil / Castor Oil
Nuff’ said. Veterans and newbies alike SWEAR by this oil. I might be biased but I achieve a good .75-1 inch a month in length thanks to this oil. Not to mention it softens your strands without adding buildup to the scalp or your ends. Detangling has never been easier for me!
Most Balancing: Jojoba Oil
Jojoba Oil mimics hair sebum in a way other oils are unable to do. For those that don’t know sebum is what gives our hair its coating, shin, luster and… well everything! If you’re a kinky or curly girl you may notice our hair isn’t quick to get oily as compared to our straight haired counterparts. This is because sebum often gets trapped above our hair’s various twists and turns. Depending on who you are your ends may be left dry and crunchy due to this lack of lubrication. If you’re wearing of oily residue try jojoba oil! It gives all the moisture benefits of the above oils whilst maintain a dry and natural feel. It’s got wonderful softening qualities too!
Most Pleasant Smelling: Vanilla Oil
This oil doesn’t do much in the way of skin and hair but it smells WONDERFUL. And what person doesn’t want to smell wonderful? Slip a little into your conditioner or styler and you’ve got a delicious hair treat that will last the whole day.
Most Exotic: Tamanu Oil
For almost twenty dollars for an ounce you’d think this oil cured cancer. Well, it doesn’t do that but check out its other beneficial and curative properties.
Most Widely Known: Extra Virgin Olive Oil
We’ve all probably used this oil to cook once. No surprise it’s also good for your hair. It’s got all the benefits of Canola Oil, all the protective qualities of Grapeseed Oil and some of the penetrative qualities of Coconut Oil. Olive Oil also increases the tensile strength of hair by three times. This oil will protect your hair from damage while giving thickness and shine. Above all it’s pretty cheap for a lot of it.
So that’s my list. Feel free to send me your own :)
Have fun and Good luck!
In my hair right now!
L’Oreal EverStrong Sulfate-Free Deep Replenishing Masque
Tresemme Thermal Creations; Volumizing Mousse + Protectant & Heat Tamer Leave-In Spray
ALWAYS protect your hair from heat damage, especially if you prefer your hair to be shiny, soft & healthy. Even blow drying causes heat damage!