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Author Topic: Is there any HELP for my awful hair?!  (Read 5731 times)

ILuvLucy

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Re: Is there any HELP for my awful hair?!
« Reply #15 on: November 30, 2014, 12:56:11 PM »
Ahhh....diet, yes.  :-[  I have much to improve on in that area!  I know I've mentioned before that I'm not the healthiest eater. But every day I wake up & begin again to make the effort to eat healthier than the day before.

SusieQ, I looked at the Alterna Caviar CC on Amazon to see what it is.  Pricey, but very good reviews.  I'll keep a look out for it the next time I'm at Marshall's or TJ Maxx. It was $20 on Amazon.

A question for those of you who do not wash your hair every day.....
How do you style it in the mornings when you do not wash it? Do you wet it in the shower?  When I get out of bed, my hair is sticking out every which way.
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SusanG

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Re: Is there any HELP for my awful hair?!
« Reply #16 on: November 30, 2014, 03:22:18 PM »
...  When I get out of bed, my hair is sticking out every which way.

My very short hair did this until last week ... when I discovered satin pillowcases! Either silk or poly (mine are poly) will do the trick. I was afraid they would be too warm to sleep on, but they're fine. And my hair is where it's supposed to be when I wake up! It's a very old hint, but it works.   :)
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bestorganic

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Re: Is there any HELP for my awful hair?!
« Reply #17 on: December 28, 2014, 04:01:09 AM »
Get rid of the toxic hair products you are using and go for something natural. All those harsh chemicals are going to contribute to thinning hair. You want to nourish your scalp, nourish your hair, not strip it. Rahua makes a great nourishing shampoo that contains an oil that penetrates to the core of your hair, repairing it. It is pretty amazing stuff :)
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LAWoman67

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Re: Is there any HELP for my awful hair?!
« Reply #18 on: May 04, 2015, 07:42:42 PM »
Hi...new here and I actually signed up because of my horror over my skin (will make a post about it after I read through that forum a bit and see if any of my issues have been addressed) but I am trying a hair, skin and nails multivite. There are a number of them on the market. I just started it last week so I don't know whether it's just so much woo or will actually help. I will keep anyone posted who is interested?

My hair has always been thin, fine and limp but at age almost 48, in the past three or four years it has really gone down the tubes. I put my hair into two ponytails close to my head the other day, each was the width of maybe a tiny bit bigger than a pencil, I nearly cried.

I am hypo-thyroid and have been medicated for several years now. My numbers are all good and otherwise I feel very healthy. But my skin and hair have just gone down the tubes in the past year or so. I was DXd as peri-meno five years ago based on my labs so I have to think this has something to do with it. It is maddening. And saddening.

I just cut off about 4" of it. It was heartbreaking.

I will keep ya posted if you'd like. I realize this is an older thread.

anne

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Re: Is there any HELP for my awful hair?!
« Reply #19 on: May 06, 2015, 03:20:03 AM »
Hi LAWoman, welcome, and yes, please keep us posted!

My hair has always been thin & very fine, but I am wondering if it is thinning more. I keep on looking at my scalp and thinking "Was it this easy to see it years back"?

I wash my hair every other day, in summer if I sweat doing garden work, even every day. I use SLS-free shampoo nowadays. Cannot hurt!
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  • Hair: *Very* fine + wavy. Middle / dark blonde (my natural hair color) with some highlights.

Styyna

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Re: Is there any HELP for my awful hair?!
« Reply #20 on: May 06, 2015, 12:31:10 PM »
Welcome LAWoman! First things first - we're so glad you found us and joined in! Everyone here is so friendly and helpful, you'll feel at home in no time.

Regarding your hair, I've always had fine hair but lots of it. Since I went through menopause though (an indeterminate time of my life because I had a hysterectomy but kept my ovaries before onset of menopause) I've noticed that I have less hair. I also felt like there was a time, when I was also having mild hot flashes, that my hair loss accelerated. It was like I was shedding for a bit. The good news is that after a year or so a lot of that hair grew back in. Maybe not all of it but a lot of it. So don't give up hope. It could be that when we are perimenopausal and our hormones are fluctuating that we just have to put up with more than hot flashes.
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LAWoman67

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Re: Is there any HELP for my awful hair?!
« Reply #21 on: May 06, 2015, 12:48:49 PM »
@Styyna that is very good news! And heartening to hear.

silverstreak

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Re: Is there any HELP for my awful hair?!
« Reply #22 on: June 17, 2015, 11:06:51 AM »
I know this is an old post but did you ladies sort out your hair?

ILuvLucy and LAWoman67 - please read this list of amazing oils
beautyheaven.com.au/hair/hair-treatments-masks/the-a-z-of-amazing-hair-oils
and see which best matches the description of your hair.

I am not suggesting that you jump in and buy it but use it as a starting point. For example, after 15 sessions of radiotherapy my hair was fried and it had frizzy ends and when I brushed my hair bits broke off. It had completely lost it's shine and body.  My hairdresser cut off all the damaged bits and told me to start using Pro Naturals, a hair repair system.  I started in December 2014 and have not looked back.  This is a system that I use for one week in every six weeks alongside my shampoo/conditioner or choice, currently Australian Tea Tree.  I use the argan oil leave in treatment after every shampoo, which is normally every 3 days prior to hair drying and heat styling.  My hair no longer has split ends, it is shiny, takes styling well and no frizz.  The correct heat tools helps too.
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SusieQ

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Re: Is there any HELP for my awful hair?!
« Reply #23 on: June 23, 2015, 09:56:54 AM »
I should do more hair mask but I am just too lazy for it. But, when I do remember, I put coconut oil on my hair, usually Saturdays, and go about my house choirs.  When I am done, usually, by the afternoon, I've had the oil on my hair for over 6-7 hours. I have tried many hair oil from d/s to $50 for an 1 oz and found one that I keep coming back to. But, I do put hair oil on my hair each time I wash my hair and that's every day.  I have my hair colored every 6-8 weeks and my hair dresser says that my hair is very healthy and I cal feel and see that my hair is healthy. I can't say enough about hair oil.

Now, that summer is here, by the afternoon, I take a 2-3 drops of my Moroccanoil, I have quite a bit of the small ones, and run it thru my hair. It smells great and keeps my hair nice and shiny.
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cara4art

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Re: Is there any HELP for my awful hair?!
« Reply #24 on: June 23, 2015, 10:05:15 AM »
@SusieQ: I've heard that coconut oil strips hair color - is that true? I hope not, as I would love to use this on my hair!

ILuvLucy

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Re: Is there any HELP for my awful hair?!
« Reply #25 on: June 23, 2015, 03:43:25 PM »
Thank you, Silverstreak.  I never knew there were so many different types of oils for hair!  I seem to be doing slightly better right now than when I first wrote.  I've been using Wen products for about 6 weeks or so (a gift), & at my last hair appointment, my hairdresser told me that I had hardly any split ends.  I don't know if I can thank the Wen products or not for this though.  :)

I'm glad to hear the Pro Naturals is working for  you.  It seems to have some good reviews on Amazon.
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silverstreak

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Re: Is there any HELP for my awful hair?!
« Reply #26 on: July 02, 2015, 10:01:18 AM »
Thank you, Silverstreak.  I never knew there were so many different types of oils for hair!  I seem to be doing slightly better right now than when I first wrote.  I've been using Wen products for about 6 weeks or so (a gift), & at my last hair appointment, my hairdresser told me that I had hardly any split ends.  I don't know if I can thank the Wen products or not for this though.  :)

I'm glad to hear the Pro Naturals is working for  you.  It seems to have some good reviews on Amazon.

I'm a scrooge, mine works out at roughly US$3 per "treatment"
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gilberte

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Re: Is there any HELP for my awful hair?!
« Reply #27 on: September 04, 2015, 08:20:44 PM »
I have lots of fine hair, and maybe the best thing I've found for it is really inexpensive and easy.  I learned about it from Veuve, who owns Quotidienne and is sometimes a poster here.  She described a hair rinse she learned about from the blog of an Australian woman (this is getting very cross-referential but I feel like giving credit to these women) named Dempeau, who claimed the rinse made her hair grow and thicken.  I'm not sure if it really grows more or is thicker but it certainly looks and acts thicker and I can go longer between shampoos when I use this.  It's really easy: you mix equal parts of 2 natural products from an online company called SEA (Skin Essential Actives) ... one product is called something like sea nutrient emulsion, the other is sea algea essence, but both are clear, sort of gelatinous, without odor or oiliness.  I mix these 2, add some niacinamide (also from SEA, also an idea from Veuve), dilute it about 1 to 10, pour a handful onto my hair after shampooing and -- it's great.  I store it in the fridge and it lasts forever.  Thanks Veuve if you are reading -- this was a big changer in the beauty products department as it's very inexpensive, simple and super-good. 

easternhair

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Re: Is there any HELP for my awful hair?!
« Reply #28 on: September 12, 2015, 04:37:42 AM »
I think the best way for your thin hair is hair extension, you can find hair tip like you own and use the methods that willn't damage your own hair.
Tape in extension is great hold on the thin hair

silverstreak

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Re: Is there any HELP for my awful hair?!
« Reply #29 on: September 30, 2015, 10:10:46 AM »
I think the suggestion of cutting down your hair washing is a good one, also if at all possible stop coloring your hair. Have a look at this link
http://www.beautyheaven.com.au/hair/hair-treatments-masks/the-a-z-of-amazing-hair-oils
I use almond oil or jojoba oil on my scalp if it gets a little itchy but I always use my Pro Naturals Moroccan argan oil after every shampoo/condition applying it to the ends and only partway up the hair shaft. This oil is not greasy at all. This acts as an excellent heat protectant as I use a hair dryer and heat styling tool. I wash my hair every 3 days.
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  • Hair: white & grey, straight but coarse & thick.
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