10/29/12

Friends don't let friends have unhealthy hair.

With the dry winter months ahead, things can only get worse for me and my postpartum, brittle hair (or what's left of it anyway!). I've tried several products but can never get my mop as healthy as I'd like- and don't even get me started on how slowly it's growing. Obviously I don't know much about hair (otherwise I probably wouldn't be in this predicament in the first place), so for all of you friends who know about hair, have great hair, or are on the same quest as me to get to great hair, please let me know your secrets! Below are a few of the products I've tried recently that have definitely helped, but obviously not enough to keep me from reaching out. Thank you in advance! :)

13 comments:

Kayla @ Freckles in April said...

I started taking biotin a few months ago. It made a HUGE difference in my hair! I've been meaning to try Moroccan Oil too. I'll get around to it eventually.

Brooke said...

I don't know of any great long term fixes, but Aquage uplifting foam makes your hair look and feel like a dream. It's great for an immediate fix :)

Amy said...

Have you tried mane and tail shampoo and conditioner? I have really dry brittle hair and recently switched to this and I put some moroccan oil in before I blow dry and it is so much softer and healthier looking.

Steoffrey said...

I actually did get some of this a month or two ago- I should have added it on here! I have noticed improvement, plus you can't beat that price!! :)

Erin said...

I take bunches of vitamins (including biotin) and go to an Aveda salon! My girl always knows what to do with my silly hair predicaments.

flandmade said...

I have a huge problem with dry hair that immediately becomes an oil slick if I use any sort of conditioner in it...probably because I know NOTHING about hair, but also probably because I use the 99 cent shampoo. I wish I knew where to start with the nicer shampoos. I'll have to try the mane and tail...

Francesca Wolfe said...

I work in dermatology and we see this quite frequently. Biotin pills combined with either pureology or living proof hair products is what we recommend for growing great quality hair. But in order to promote growth you'll need to go see your dermatologist!

Megan said...

I've used Moroccan Oil in the past - smells lovely and it helped with my frizz. Recently I've just been using a leave-in conditioner and I've found I don't need the oil!

Sandy said...

OK, about 6 months ago I started using Bosley shampoo (before that I was using Nioxin, and while it smelled like a peppermint dream, it made my hair feel icky) and conditioner. Then I found this: http://www.stuffiputonmyself.com/2012/06/washin-hair-keeping-it-washed.html and decided to go for it. I have oily hair, so I can't go 4 days between washes, but I've cut down to every other day, which is SO much better for your hair. So basically I wash my hair one day, spray it down with dry shampoo that night, spray it once again in the morning before putting a shower cap on and showering. I'm telling you: Wonders!

melange muse said...

Speaking as a professional hairstylist of 8 years I am a HUGE Aveda fan. I recommend going to an Aveda Salon for an intense Deep Conditioning treatment for Dry Hair (usually around $30). I would also recommend using the Aveda daily hair repair which is fantastic for improving the condition of the hair and keeping it protected. If that doesn't do the trick I would also recommend a weekly deep conditioning at home using the Aveda dry remedy moisturizing treatment mask.

Also if you are concerned with hair growth and thinning they have a new product line called Invati which I have seen work wonders!

Anyway I hope this helps. You can obviously check out more details on these products at the aveda website.

Megan said...

I have been using La Crema conditioner by Terax for years. Shampoo and rinse, then massage a quarter-sized amount (or less if your hair is fine-- mine is pretty thick, but dry and frizzy and prone to breakage and split ends), clip it up and leave it there while you wash your bod, and then rise it last before getting out. It is amazing! I literally cannot reccomend it enough. It's a little hard to shell out $50 for a bottle of conditioner, but it lasts for months, so it's worth it overall.

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Erin said...

is it realistic to say don't dye it or blow dry/heat style it? That's what I did after I had my first baby and I chopped off all the over-dyed/blow dried/curled everyday hair and started anew with a pixie in 2009. It's down past my shoulder blades now and i'm almost at 4 years. The only thing that really changes it is using a different shampoo/conditioner once in a while, not anything expensive either. I have found that if you take care of your hair you don't need much trimming.