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i need hair help. my hair has been boring the shit out of me lately. it's dull, flat, and stringy. first of all, i have naturally curly hair with a lot of greys. i dye the roots every month or so with a drugstore dye like clairol roots touch up for the grey hairs. for styling i: wash with devacurl low-poo, towel dry, put on glossing serum, blowdry with round brush, flat iron. if i let it dry naturally it is really frizzy, probably because i dry/iron it every day and it's damaged.

CLEARLY this is not working because my hair is horrible. i want it to be shiny and healthy. does anyone have any tips?

bell_labs, Friday, 20 June 2008 18:33 (ten years ago) Permalink

has anyone tried Kerastase Concentre Vita-Ciment?

bell_labs, Friday, 20 June 2008 18:38 (ten years ago) Permalink

phil LOVES kerastase products. his hair is quite lustrous, so maybe he's right.

lauren, Friday, 20 June 2008 18:49 (ten years ago) Permalink

i just ordered 4 vials off ebay for $35.
mua loves it too!

bell_labs, Friday, 20 June 2008 18:54 (ten years ago) Permalink

bell fwiw i think your hair is really pretty!

tehresa, Friday, 20 June 2008 18:57 (ten years ago) Permalink

strawberry.net looks like a good place to buy kerastase stuff. free shipping and pretty good discounts on most of the products.

lauren, Friday, 20 June 2008 19:08 (ten years ago) Permalink

thanks tza
i'm just finding it so dull lately

bell_labs, Friday, 20 June 2008 19:14 (ten years ago) Permalink

yeah, i stopped dying my hair in december and lately i'm feeling like it's super dull and maybe needs a boost, but i want so badly to have a head of virgin hair for once! (the last time was like 7th grade)

tehresa, Friday, 20 June 2008 19:20 (ten years ago) Permalink

you could try a clear glaze...?

lauren, Friday, 20 June 2008 19:22 (ten years ago) Permalink

i was using the deva brown shampoo and conditioner that are supposed to deposit a little color but they didn't really do anything. yeah, maybe clear glaze is the way to go for a perk up!

tehresa, Friday, 20 June 2008 19:37 (ten years ago) Permalink

my hair is always long and i never do anything to it so i am thinking of getting a bob. is this too soccer mom-y or could it potentially be cute? also will it work even if i don't have, like, katie holmes-hair?

horseshoe, Friday, 20 June 2008 22:37 (ten years ago) Permalink

bell labs, have you ever used bumble & bumble hair stuff? it makes my hair pretty shiny...

horseshoe, Friday, 20 June 2008 22:39 (ten years ago) Permalink

lol girls

J0rdan S., Friday, 20 June 2008 22:39 (ten years ago) Permalink

I really really needed to get off my ass and get a haircut today but hasta la that plan

haha horseshoe did you know there is an entire website devoted to screengrabs of movie chicks in bobs

El Tomboto, Friday, 20 June 2008 22:39 (ten years ago) Permalink

that is a little weird? will it tell me whether i should get one me me me?

horseshoe, Friday, 20 June 2008 22:43 (ten years ago) Permalink

Bob World

El Tomboto, Friday, 20 June 2008 22:44 (ten years ago) Permalink

ha! okay, i don't think i can pull off the maud lebowski bangs.

horseshoe, Friday, 20 June 2008 22:46 (ten years ago) Permalink

i guess this is kind of the look i want:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v719/gofugyourself/GFY092007/91951675.jpg

horseshoe, Friday, 20 June 2008 22:49 (ten years ago) Permalink

oh wow she looks so good! that's the girl from dreamgirls right?

bell_labs, Saturday, 21 June 2008 00:24 (ten years ago) Permalink

yeah jennifer hudson <3 <3 <3

horseshoe, Saturday, 21 June 2008 00:28 (ten years ago) Permalink

total would (if i were not a heterosexual)

bell_labs, Saturday, 21 June 2008 00:33 (ten years ago) Permalink

gorgeous

Surmounter, Saturday, 21 June 2008 00:42 (ten years ago) Permalink

my lovely friend is paying for me to get a hair cut at a really nice salon as a farewell present. can't wait!

bell, i have heard that flat irons really damage your hair if you use them regularly, so that might be causing the frizz/split ends.

Rubyredd, Saturday, 21 June 2008 01:34 (ten years ago) Permalink

woah her hair looks way better there than in the movie.

tehresa, Saturday, 21 June 2008 04:39 (ten years ago) Permalink

rr, that is a great present!

tehresa, Saturday, 21 June 2008 04:39 (ten years ago) Permalink

bell: you should try out bed head's after party. it is a really great thing to smooth over frizz after flat ironing, etc. and is not too heavy/greasy and makes your hair rly shiny and pretty. i swear by it. 1 bottle lasts at least a year, too.

tehresa, Saturday, 21 June 2008 18:53 (ten years ago) Permalink

so i'm thinking this kind of thing:

http://www.thehairstyler.com/images/celebrity/Celebrity_357.jpg

Rubyredd, Sunday, 22 June 2008 03:36 (ten years ago) Permalink

except my neck is only half that length, so it would look longer on me.

Rubyredd, Sunday, 22 June 2008 03:36 (ten years ago) Permalink

i think that would look cute on you! you're going to stay red, though, right?

tehresa, Sunday, 22 June 2008 04:05 (ten years ago) Permalink

no, i haven't been red for ages now. i went brunette for over a year, but i haven't dyed since november. probably go back to brunette in about a month or so.

Rubyredd, Sunday, 22 June 2008 04:33 (ten years ago) Permalink

You can get blow dryers that don't damage your hair now. I think they work. They're like those straightening irons which also don't damage hair and definitely work.

Autumn Almanac, Monday, 23 June 2008 02:32 (ten years ago) Permalink

speaking of which, mine decided not to turn on yesterday. what's a good dryer?

tehresa, Monday, 23 June 2008 02:51 (ten years ago) Permalink

Ughghghghghghgh need HAIRS CUT. Want it to look like this alla time:

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/29/48269904_ba3594c9fa_o.jpg

Laurel, Monday, 23 June 2008 12:53 (ten years ago) Permalink

That photo is like 8 years old, mind you. I don't look quite so teenaged anymore. Maybe it's time to hack off the mane, though, I'd forgotten how clean and shiny it used to be.

Laurel, Monday, 23 June 2008 12:54 (ten years ago) Permalink

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e239/allocryptic/Photo3-1.jpg

bona drag, bitches

elmo argonaut, Monday, 23 June 2008 13:46 (ten years ago) Permalink

i need a good 'product' that would basically mimic 3-4 days of not showering

max, Monday, 23 June 2008 14:02 (ten years ago) Permalink

i.e. my hair is weird and floppy right after its washed but if i dont wash it for a few days it gets less floppy and more malleable

max, Monday, 23 June 2008 14:03 (ten years ago) Permalink

i used to use twisted taffy and crude clay from sebastian. one left a shinier finish, while the other was totally matte (can't remember which is which).

lauren, Monday, 23 June 2008 14:07 (ten years ago) Permalink

as long as it doesnt get stiff and crunchy i dont really care about shine

max, Monday, 23 June 2008 14:08 (ten years ago) Permalink

there's always good old murray's.

lauren, Monday, 23 June 2008 14:14 (ten years ago) Permalink

elmo you are so beautiful!

Rubyredd, Monday, 23 June 2008 14:16 (ten years ago) Permalink

can anyone recommend a clear gloss? i was looking at the drug store the other day, i swear there used to be a garnier or clairol one but did not see it.

tehresa, Tuesday, 24 June 2008 16:57 (ten years ago) Permalink

I need a haircut v v badly. There is a fabu gay man who lives down the street from me who cuts hair at his home in exchange for doing yard work for him or whatever. I think I might give him a shot. His name is "J0hn Cava1ier".

dell, Tuesday, 24 June 2008 17:14 (ten years ago) Permalink

ok, i need hair advice please!

i've been going to a decent place but ended up with a pretty stodgy stylist, so i'm not loving my hair. am going to a hip edgy place tomorrow, so would like thoughts on what i should ask for. i don't love my hair, but several people have said how much they like it with no prompting.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/colettes/2557532070/

(i'm in the glasses)

any thoughts? i like having bangs of some sort, but my instinct would probably be to go a lot shorter...

colette, Tuesday, 24 June 2008 18:08 (ten years ago) Permalink

I had that haircut for a while at age 22, elmo. Lolz.

Abbott, Tuesday, 24 June 2008 18:22 (ten years ago) Permalink

i need a good 'product' that would basically mimic 3-4 days of not showering

-- max, Monday, June 23, 2008 2:02 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark Link

i.e. my hair is weird and floppy right after its washed but if i dont wash it for a few days it gets less floppy and more malleable

-- max, Monday, June 23, 2008 2:03 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark Link

^^^yes. Please post it here if you find anything like this elsewhere.

C0L1N B..., Tuesday, 24 June 2008 18:23 (ten years ago) Permalink

colette, I imagine you could go a bunch shorter with good results...but then again, I operate on this theory that women have much more room for error as far as haircuts go when compared to guys; simply b/c women's faces are "prettier", and generally more striking than are guys'. To be honest, the only time that I remember looking at a woman's haircut and thinking that it was kinda meh and did not flatter the rest of her appearance has been when someone was sporting a particularly egregiously trendy haircut, or an especially bizarre throwback to some bygone era of hairspray, teasing, permed-out craziness.

dell, Tuesday, 24 June 2008 18:34 (ten years ago) Permalink

guys i have the same "problem" in that my hair looks better after a couple of days of unwashing than it does the day i shampoo it. i had some goop that worked pretty well which an ex- passed onto me, but it got confiscated at the airport a couple weeks ago, and i can't for the life of me remember what the hell it was called, or who makes it...

dell, Tuesday, 24 June 2008 18:37 (ten years ago) Permalink

colette - since you can't make it any longer*, do you have photos of short cuts you like? i'm certain that you would look lovely with a very very short cut, why not go for it?

*unless you get extensions and honestly, who does this aside from celebrities/actorz?

as for hair goop i have v short hair and i use aveda molding clay for men (it's matte and doesn't make my hair look greasy but makes it look mussed up enough to mimic several days of not-washing)

La Lechera, Tuesday, 24 June 2008 19:06 (ten years ago) Permalink

also smells lovely

La Lechera, Tuesday, 24 June 2008 19:08 (ten years ago) Permalink

xp I have bangs and curly hair. I am quite fond of them.

the HegeMony Mony Chant thread in the Most Read Threads List (sarahell), Tuesday, 18 November 2014 22:39 (four years ago) Permalink

I feel like my forehead is too large not to have bangs, plus, my hair is very thick, and having bangs reduces its volume. Do ppl with thin/thinner hair have the opposite problem?

the HegeMony Mony Chant thread in the Most Read Threads List (sarahell), Tuesday, 18 November 2014 22:46 (four years ago) Permalink

Yup

La Lechera, Wednesday, 19 November 2014 00:22 (four years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

just to provide an accurate timeline for how long it takes me to reach my breaking point -- got the hairs cut yesterday.

vigetable (La Lechera), Tuesday, 16 December 2014 16:53 (four years ago) Permalink

three months pass...

found my new favorite styling product for mah curly hair

Paul Mitchell Twirl Around. Just a little bit emulsified between yr palms, smoothed through the hairs and scrunched a bit, air dry and BOOM big old fat curls that are super soft and not at all crunchy or stiff or gross feeling. I tend not to do much hair-drying unless I'm going out-out, so the airdry is a huge plus. Never really explored Paul Mitchell products before but this one is a good un

it's like a softer, everyday version of the TiGi Curls Rock ie huge fat curls but Curls Rock was like drag queen mousse, you could wear that shit in a hurricane and yr hair wouldn't move.

difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 19 March 2015 01:16 (three years ago) Permalink

I have never needed my hair cut so badly

kinder, Thursday, 19 March 2015 06:37 (three years ago) Permalink

I am entering the really, really annoying phase of growing out bangs. Next several weeks are gonna be aaaaargh.

mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Thursday, 19 March 2015 11:36 (three years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

just sprayed a mouse out of its hiding place with some batiste

not sure whether to continue the hunt or rest easy and cohabit knowing its fur is clean n fresh

r|t|c, Friday, 3 April 2015 02:00 (three years ago) Permalink

I am kinda incredulous. . .it would not have occurred to me to use dry shampoo for this purpose, but KUDOS (I think).

mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Friday, 3 April 2015 02:20 (three years ago) Permalink

ok can we talk abt dry shampoo styling etc

i am a new convert, and i like it!
what is yr technique - spray all over crown / lift & spray roots only / spray part /etc

i have curly hair so cannot brush it out unless i want to look like a straw broom, so i just sorta rub/pat it in

difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 7 April 2015 18:03 (three years ago) Permalink

in addition to spraying mice lol :)

difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 7 April 2015 18:04 (three years ago) Permalink

i try to spray on roots in as many general locations as i can, then tousle with fingers, then do whatever
the thought of tousling my hair just made me lol -- it sounds so much more alluring than it is irl

groundless round (La Lechera), Tuesday, 7 April 2015 18:05 (three years ago) Permalink

When my hair was longer, I would do the same as LL. It made my hair HUGE, which was great. I wonder how ridiculous it would look with short hair...

from batman to balloon dog (carl agatha), Tuesday, 7 April 2015 19:07 (three years ago) Permalink

yeah i just shake my fingers through it, never brush it.

also: i know i've repped for this before but blowpro dry shampoo is THE BEST. it is cornstarch-based i think, has an ingenious design that dispenses a really fine mist of powder when you squeeze the bottle, and best of all NO SCENT. it gives a bit of volume, not as much as aerosol ones, but the great thing is that it's buildable - you can use it several days in a row without buildup.

i totally splurged on oribe texturizing/beach spray pretty much only bc it smells really nice.

just1n3, Tuesday, 7 April 2015 19:33 (three years ago) Permalink

my hair is v fine & goes flat if you look at it sideways so if i inadvertently end up with an afro then I will say hollaaaa

difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 7 April 2015 19:41 (three years ago) Permalink

I use Frederic Fekkai Au Naturel Dry Shampoo which is non-aerosol and unscented. I may try blowpro dry shampoo--sounds similar and hopefully less $$$

mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Tuesday, 7 April 2015 21:36 (three years ago) Permalink

ehh it's still kind of pricey - about $20 - but a bottle lasts me a really long time, and i use it probably 3-4 x p/w minimum

just1n3, Wednesday, 8 April 2015 00:11 (three years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

i put an egg yolk/olive oil mask on my hair last night bc it was looking gross & bumming me out

boing!!! it's so happy today :D

difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 29 April 2015 15:58 (three years ago) Permalink

omg the point has come where I can no longer stand having long hair.

obliquity of the ecliptic (rrrobyn), Saturday, 2 May 2015 13:04 (three years ago) Permalink

Yessssss come to the short side with meeeee

Orson Wellies (in orbit), Saturday, 2 May 2015 16:18 (three years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

I dyed my blonde lock dark brown a couple of months back and of course the color went totally black but now its washed out some i haveaccidently ombre hair...dark brown on top and blondie from the chin down. kinda loving it.

smoochy-woochy touchy-wouchy, (sunny successor), Friday, 19 June 2015 18:20 (three years ago) Permalink

four months pass...

if i didn't want to read about it and i don't want to comparison shop, can someone recommend one of those no-poo shampoos? i don't want to make it myself and i don't want to reek of vinegar. i just want to try it out because i think it might help my ailing hair.

La Lechera, Thursday, 22 October 2015 22:06 (three years ago) Permalink

I have spent too much time at naturallycurly dot com, and the no-poo strategy of choice appears to be co-washing, which is just using a conditioner as though it were a shampoo (massaging it on your scalp as though you were sudsing, then rinsing out).

I prefer a no-sulfate (aka low-poo) myself--I like the Giovanni tea tree and 50/50 for that, also a sheamoisture low-poo that I'm currently using with a fruity kind of name.

mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Thursday, 22 October 2015 23:07 (three years ago) Permalink

I'm going to go w your recommendation bc I have no stomach for comparison shopping -. Thanks!!

I also need a haircut but that's another issue.

La Lechera, Friday, 23 October 2015 00:31 (three years ago) Permalink

Giovanni is at Whole Foods for sure, maybe drug stores as well? Sheamoisture is at drug stores, target, ulta (the variety I have, fruitfusion, is only at ulta I think, but there are lots of other varieties).

I'd say try the Giovanni. Not too pricey, not overly perfumey, probably a better bet for finer hair (the sheamoisture is pretty heavy-duty).

mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Friday, 23 October 2015 00:46 (three years ago) Permalink

Co-washing will make your hair super silky, but maybe use a volumizing conditioner which is lighter and probably won't weigh your hair down.

just1n3, Friday, 23 October 2015 17:49 (three years ago) Permalink

Biotin is supposed to be good for hair too

just1n3, Friday, 23 October 2015 17:49 (three years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

i need to talk about the crazy hair magic my hairdresser pulled on me back in august, and then pulled on me again a couple weeks ago:

i have a decent amount of hair but it's super fine and super flat. i like big hair, wavy hair, textured hair, frizzy hair.

i've been seeing this dude for 2 yrs only bc he's less than a mile from my house and he's decent. but when i decided to go shorter in august and explained what i wanted (the same thing i've tried explaining before), he suddenly got me and 1 hr later i had the exact hair cut i'd been envisioning for a couple years and it looked awesome. then i found it was pretty easy to style with a little product and a diffuser. then i found it was even easier if i did the headband-curl thing at night (no dryer). then i found out how fucking MAGICAL it was when i put wet hair in a tiny ponytail and then put a tight hat on it all day.

i can let it air dry and it looks great.

it's the kind of hair cut that you see me, you won't be all 'omg i LOVE that haircut' - it suits me, but it's the manageability, given my experience with my hair, that makes it incredible. i've never ever been able to not blow dry my hair in order for it to look decent, unless employing something like the headband-curling thing, and definitely not on shorter hair (it's jaw length when it's freshly cut).

i don't think i've been to the same hairdresser more than 3 x before, and definitely no more than twice a year, but this dude has my life-long allegiance.

just1n3, Monday, 30 November 2015 05:18 (three years ago) Permalink

good haircuts are such a game-changer, and having someone who can replicate good haircuts over and over and over is goddamn gift from heaven!

mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Monday, 30 November 2015 14:31 (three years ago) Permalink

Yes! I was convinced that he wouldn't be able to pull it off a second time but he did!

just1n3, Monday, 30 November 2015 17:22 (three years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

i'm planning a major haircut this weekend and have been up and down. The position I have settled into is that this is my liberation from hair. So sick of feeling beholden to caring about the state of my hair. i just want it to be so short that i am free of thinking about it.

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Friday, 17 February 2017 18:53 (one year ago) Permalink

<3 <3 <3 <3 my goal as well

the world's little sunbeam (in orbit), Friday, 17 February 2017 18:58 (one year ago) Permalink

i haven't actually looked forward to a haircut this much in a while. last year i went to a random salon in san francisco when i was on vacation in june and then gave myself a supplemental haircut in the fall. it's time!

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Friday, 17 February 2017 19:05 (one year ago) Permalink

Will it be...transformative?

the world's little sunbeam (in orbit), Friday, 17 February 2017 19:22 (one year ago) Permalink

idk, it's the same old me so probably not!

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Friday, 17 February 2017 19:23 (one year ago) Permalink

short hair needs upkeep tho, I dream of growing my hair long so I don't have to bother with it... I guess if you like what you get and are happy to go get it cut like that every so often at least you don't have to actually think too much about it.

kinder, Friday, 17 February 2017 21:01 (one year ago) Permalink

i would gladly grow my hair long if i could, but i can't. short is the only option for low maintenance and stress.

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Friday, 17 February 2017 21:10 (one year ago) Permalink

Done! Definitely the right decision.

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Monday, 20 February 2017 04:22 (one year ago) Permalink

I have spent too much time at naturallycurly dot com,


yes, i have done this too now

sarahell, Monday, 20 February 2017 08:51 (one year ago) Permalink

while at times going way way way over the top (keeping a daily spreadsheet tracking dew points, products used based on dew points, and results? No thanks), naturallycurly dot com has definitely been helpful in coming to terms with my 2b/c waves (yah I know my hair type, who am I kidding).

mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Monday, 20 February 2017 23:26 (one year ago) Permalink

LL I'm glad you are pleased with the chop! So refreshing to get a good cut.

mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Monday, 20 February 2017 23:26 (one year ago) Permalink

I feel like I've got a new head. Also it took me like 15 min to get ready including shower.

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Monday, 20 February 2017 23:37 (one year ago) Permalink

welcome to the short hair don't care club :D

Flamenco Drop (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 20 February 2017 23:37 (one year ago) Permalink

so much shampoo/conditioner saved imo

Flamenco Drop (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 20 February 2017 23:38 (one year ago) Permalink

So much TIME not drying hair I don't like and just put up into a ponytail anyway!!

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Tuesday, 21 February 2017 00:17 (one year ago) Permalink

naturallycurly dot com has definitely been helpful in coming to terms with my 2b/c waves (yah I know my hair type, who am I kidding).

still not sure whether I'm a 2c or a 3a

sarahell, Tuesday, 21 February 2017 02:10 (one year ago) Permalink

but through that site I found another that had easy tutorials for retro hairstyles for curly hair, and then I realized that there were combs and bobby pins that are not tiny, so that I can actually do things with my hair.

sarahell, Tuesday, 21 February 2017 02:16 (one year ago) Permalink

i haven't cut my hair since my last post, and boyyyy is it looking raggeddy as fuck

1. i don't wanna spend $100 on my hair (and going anywhere other then the guy i've been seeing would get me a haircut i couldn't up-keep, or could've cut myself)
2. i bleached my hair last may in order to dye it lavender, but my usual 'this is too hard, fuck it' attitude kicked in as i was applying the bleach so i did a pretty horrendous job of it and will let myself be too easily shamed by my stylist if i go see him
3. i've been in an extended phase of trying to look invisible, which means i put no effort into how i look and tying my hair in a topknot is all i can bothered to do. if i go back to the great cut i got last time, i'll have to put some effort into it everyday.

i do, however, really like what the bleach did to my hair - gave it lots more body and texture, along with damage and split ends.

i finally got one of those tangle-teezer rip-offs and it is a miracle worker.

just1n3, Wednesday, 22 February 2017 00:49 (one year ago) Permalink


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