Hair Help Seriously Needed!

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Jan 11, 2013

Ashleigh F.

I wash my hair with a colour protect shampoo and small amount of conditioner, then take a good 5-8 minutes of detangling and brushing with a paddle brush before I blow dry. I don't use any product as I have found all of them to make my hair greasy. I then blow dry my fringe with a barrel brush and straighten all over, I straighten my fringe and slightly curl it under too, i usually tease with a backcombing brush at the roots as well. I set with light spray of a strong hold hairspray. Within 20 minutes my round, full front fringe/bangs has turned into straight, separated, lank, greasy lengths that seem to sweep themselves to the side! I absolutely hate my hair, I have to start using dry shampoo after about an hour, and no style stays put for longer than about 10 minutes, I have tried many many many different shampoos/conditioners/products but I haven't found anything that helps. It knots and frizzes terribly on the ends, but it's horrifically oily around the roots/crown and layers. I have to wash my hair at LEAST once a day, but it's borderline twice! Somebody please help meeee! Sorry for the essay, thanks in advance! xxx 💇💋

Jan 11, 2013

Marie-Claire M.

Ok, I have had bangs almost my entire life and I have found that a concoction of products help.
First off, try using a clarifying shampoo only on the fringe part and your regular shampoo everywhere else.
Secondly, use your conditioner only through the ends of the hair. When you rinse your conditioner use cold water. This will help constrict the cuticle and make detangling easier.
Thirdly, try a tangle teezer brush. YouTube it. I got the chance to try it and I did not feel any tugs or pain from the brush. It's a godsend!
I hope this helps... Also if your have an oily or combo skin type- use a setting powder on your forehead!

Jan 11, 2013

Sabah M.

Wash your hair 2x really well and scrub it really well, don't put conditioner in your hair if you've got really silky hair because it makes it more greasy and oily and then dry you're hair with a towel really well and once it's completely dry try this Pantene moisturiser for your hair I use it everyday it's so good! I apply it to the bottom of my hair and it doesn't make it greasy, oily, or stinky ! It smells really good too!! 

Jan 11, 2013

Sabah M.

Wash your hair 2x really well and scrub it really well, don't put conditioner in your hair if you've got really silky hair because it makes it more greasy and oily and then dry you're hair with a towel really well and once it's completely dry try this Pantene moisturiser for your hair I use it everyday it's so good! I apply it to the bottom of my hair and it doesn't make it greasy, oily, or stinky ! It smells really good too!! And I also wash my hair 3 days in a row to keep clean and fresh!! I hope this helps! 

Jan 11, 2013

Sabah M.

Sorry!! That went up twice😳

Jan 11, 2013

Stephanie D.

Oh, my god. Just stop. Stop what you're doing and drop all your hair products, right now.

You have dried the ever living hell out of your hair and then proceeded to fray and weaken the cuticle. THAT, my dear, is why it gets super tangled and won't hold a product properly. Your scalp is overproducing oil in a desperate attempt to compensate.

For science, let me explain. Your hair shaft is made up of keratin, which is a protein, that is arranged in a sort of scale-like structure (on the outside). Those little scales get stuck on each other when they start coming up from the cortex (center of the shaft). That happens when your hair becomes overly dry and when you manually cause that to happen by backcombing, brushing when wet, etc.. Once your cortex is exposed it leads to internal weaknesses which ultimately cause the hair to break off entirely, thus further contributing to you tangle problem. The shampoo that you use so frequently on your scalp is causing the skin of your scalp to dry out, which makes it produce a bunch of oil the same way your skin does when it's dry, which is why oily-skinned people still (perhaps especially) need to moisturize.

Look...you need to back away from everything that you're doing. Stop brushing it with a paddle brush while it's wet. Use a wide-tooth comb if you absolutely must. Start oiling your hair - yes, straight oil. It needs to rehydrate. Switch to a sulfate-free shampoo, and for god's sake, condition your hair. Oh, and stay away from any and all heat styling while you let your hair recover. Yes, you'll hate your hair while it's adjusting to its new living conditions, but after about a month it should start to balance back out and become more manageable. If your hair is hydrated and your cuticle is relatively smooth, it will hold a style, accept product, and not become greasy so fast. 

Jan 19, 2013

Ashleigh F.

Thanks for the answers guys! Some great advice here, I'll post back in a few weeks with my results! xxx

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