General Discussion: Hair.. Hair Styles, Hair Gels, Waxes, Shampoos & Combs. The Anything Hair Thread


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robii
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18857 posts since 8/9/06

29 Jul 2008 12:56
^ Tried the Aussie stuff but like aitch and MoB say, it just coats your hair. Looks good for the first few times you use it and then goes back to being dry and fluffy. Same with most conditioners so I'm looking for something that really works
jet
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5758 posts since 20/6/01

29 Jul 2008 12:58
the thing is, there's only so much any shampoo or conditioner can do with your hair being dead.

s'all about conditioning in your case robii so for a cheap option/experiment you could try one of the nice and easy conditioners on sale (about a quid in boots and most supermarkets). they're actually for post-dyed hair so they're quite full on as conditioners go, and might do the job.

i'm sure you know this already, but just in case…always towel dry your hair before using conditioner, massage the stuff in, and leave on for a couple of minutes. rinse very thoroughly with warm water, then blast your hair with cold.

do you use any serums?
San
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10493 posts since 14/11/05

29 Jul 2008 13:03
jet wrote:
MoB wrote: fucking hate that stuff ^ felt like i was pulling my hair out the roots when i used it.

Laughing out loud yeah, same here, it had to be used veeery sparingly.

i'd go for a clay instead of a wax.
Id go for m-label matte paste, not as harsh as bedhead sticks but good imo
robii
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18857 posts since 8/9/06

29 Jul 2008 13:06
My ex told me to towel dry before putting the conditioner on and the hot cold thing, so I've been doing that for a few years now. It does help a little but it's still very dry so I'm starting to think I should be looking at what's in the shampoo and conditioners I use and try and find ones that don't contain alcohol, silicone etc…although having said that, I don't really know what ingredients I should be trying to avoid

Don't use any serums but any you'd recommend?
takinglives
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565 posts since 13/10/05

29 Jul 2008 17:29
robii wrote: ^ Tried the Aussie stuff but like aitch and MoB say, it just coats your hair. Looks good for the first few times you use it and then goes back to being dry and fluffy. Same with most conditioners so I'm looking for something that really works

You should try Philip Kingsley's 'elasticizer', you can get it online either from his own website or somewhere like Mankind. Really good stuff but very £££££££


robii
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18857 posts since 8/9/06

29 Jul 2008 17:36
Have you used it? I need personal recommendations
takinglives
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565 posts since 13/10/05

29 Jul 2008 17:48
Yeah I used to use it when I had longer hair, it's not going to turn your hair from Wurzel Gummidge into Rachel from Friends but it's the best conditioner I've ever used.
robii
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18857 posts since 8/9/06

29 Jul 2008 17:51
Cool. Thanks
bonus
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209 posts since 4/9/03

29 Jul 2008 20:24
San wrote: Id go for m-label matte paste, not as harsh as bedhead sticks but good imo


I will second this
fjm11
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1098 posts since 29/7/08

29 Jul 2008 20:54
American Crew, FIBER is a great hair product.
Homer
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23926 posts since 8/5/03

29 Jul 2008 21:08
Rirawin wrote: I'm growing my hair long too, but I use…


Non-greasy etc…

Really into Bumble and Bumble at the mo, use their shampoo and conditioner stuff Shocked

What sort of finish/hold does this give?
G Dog
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601 posts since 2/8/05

29 Jul 2008 21:23
matte finish, medium to strong hold, great texture.
Homer
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23926 posts since 8/5/03

29 Jul 2008 21:27
sold
Mr X
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7053 posts since 12/7/07

29 Jul 2008 22:09
I use the stuff San said too. Toni & Guy sell it and yes I get my haircut there.
People on here detest the place, I don't have any qualms and its always been alright, mind you I do take in a picture of my desired cut.
robii
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18857 posts since 8/9/06

29 Jul 2008 22:20
What pissed me off about Toni and Guy is the first time I went there I asked for a senior stylist and she did a brilliant job. Asked for the same person next time. Same again. Then she was ill or fully booked and they didn't tell me til I got there and the person who cut my hair didn't do a very good job. Same situation next few times. Didn't go again. Same sort of thing happened at Bliss over a 12 month period so I couldn't be bothered with the poncey hair dressers any longer and got it cut short
Mate
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3685 posts since 15/4/07

30 Jul 2008 00:50
Getting the majority of mine cut off tomorrow, strange how nervous I am Laughing out loud Will be the first time with short back and sides for about 5 years Jawdropping!
Burma
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1 posts since 30/7/08

30 Jul 2008 01:10
Aveda
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9015 posts since 25/2/05

30 Jul 2008 12:06
Getting rid of the tache as well i hope?
BOOKSTORECORE
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7634 posts since 8/8/06

30 Jul 2008 12:08
It's liberating man, feel so much better now my hair is short.
Guido
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12884 posts since 20/4/05

30 Jul 2008 12:10
Before and after shots then mate.

Get the hairdresser to sneeze on that tache as well Eye-wink