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Got a bad perm and my hair is thinning and breaking


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#Post 1 of 25 OFFLINE   premierrks

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Posted 03 March 2007 - 04:39 PM

Hi! Newbie here! And I need help, PLEASE! Around June 2006 I got a bad perm. I have had a lot of thinning and breakage on the top of my hair, on both sides of my part. The worst thinning and breakage is right in front, where you hairline meets your forehead. (I hope my explanation of where my thinning is makes since) I did my research and found a hairdresser that I could trust and help w/ my problem. I have been getting regular hair cuts and been using a deep conditioner by Paul Mitchell. Needless to say, my hair is getting better but...... Of course the perm was half way out (I have shoulder length hair) and it was hard to style. With the help of my hairdresser I made the decision to permanently straighten my hair so all of the perm would be gone. Since my hair is straight know the breakage and thinning is really visible, especially in the front by my forehead. My questions: Does any one have any great product recommendations that would make my hair thicker on top and in front and/or make those little hairs sticking up grow faster? Do you have any product recommendations that would help w/ the breakage? My hairdresser has a lot of Paul Mitchell products, but I was wondering if there were any other great products that would help. Thank You so much for any advice you can give me! Ronda


#Post 2 of 25 OFFLINE   Aprill

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Posted 03 March 2007 - 05:07 PM

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#Post 3 of 25 OFFLINE   Aquilah

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Posted 03 March 2007 - 05:17 PM

I vote Healthy Sexy Hair. It did wonders for my hair, and my hair is healthier now than it's been since I was a kid!
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#Post 4 of 25 OFFLINE   KatJ

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Posted 04 March 2007 - 01:24 AM

Protein packs! Go to a beauty supply store and ask for them.

#Post 5 of 25 OFFLINE   AngelaGM

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Posted 04 March 2007 - 01:30 AM

Hmmm maybe I should get my perm straightened. Just a thought:)

#Post 6 of 25 OFFLINE   mac-whore

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Posted 04 March 2007 - 01:59 AM

I have the same exact problem since getting a relaxer.. and i'm looking for suggestions as well.

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Posted 04 March 2007 - 09:52 AM

April and Aquilah, Thank you for the suggestions. I will check them out.:g: mrs.jones, Thank You Are there any protein packs you suggest? Are there different types/brands?:g: Angela, Go for it. Everyone really likes my hair straight. But..... The main reason I got the perm is it is soooooo much easier to do. It seems to take me 4-ever to do my hair when it is straight. You also need a GOOD flat iron. I had a con air flat iron, but it was not doing the job. I broke down and bought a Paul Mitchell flat iron for $135.00! To me that is a lot of $ for a hair tool! (Men have it so easy :rotfl: ) The price we pay for beauty:vogel: Mac-Whore, I feel like I have a resending hair line. It seems so thin and "empty"! :bawling: If you find anything let me know. There are so many hair products to choose from:scared: Thank Again to everyone! Ronda

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Posted 04 March 2007 - 12:33 PM

you could get a protein pack my fav is joico k-pac reconstructer use it 1-2 times a week for the first month then once a week, after you rinse it out follow with a moisture/hydrateing conditioner.. my fav is matrix-biolage conditioning balm.. dont over do the protein pac or it will dry your hair.

#Post 9 of 25 OFFLINE   bodyandsoul

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Posted 04 March 2007 - 12:55 PM

I use a certified organic shampoo, conditioner and leave in conditioner. My hair started thinning a few years ago and since I have been using this certified organic (without any chemicals, synthetics etc.) shampoo, I have a lot of new hair growth. I am thrilled. My hair is also less dry, frizzy etc. My daughter's hair also looks fantastic after just a few shampoos- shiny & smooth. Most shampoos have strong detergents, chemicals and synthetics in them that are actually bad for your hair and scalp. We then get into a vicious cycle of buying all sorts of other products - conditioners, shine enhancers, de-frizzers etc. to counteract the effects of the shampoo. Then you are literally putting plastic on your hair. Keep it simple! Be gentle with your hair. The shampoo I use is all certified organic flower and herb extracts that are very gentle and nourish your hair and scalp. Some of the ingredients are: d-panthenol (pro-vitamin B5), organic horsetail extract, organic nettle extract, organic burdock extract.

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Posted 04 March 2007 - 02:00 PM

I definitely second ORGANIC or NATURAL hair products. Try lines from Avalon, Alba or Nature's Gate...you can find them in the health section of a Walmart or Whole Foods or any "Natural" products store. Also, I highly, highly recommend GNC Hair Skin & Nails suppliments. This really sped up my hair growth-- my HG for any of my hair problems. Also PROTEIN (like others have mentioned) is really essential for strong, healthy hair. Try and consume a protein rich diet. Here are some foods high in protein: MEATS (LEAN BEEF) NUTS BEANS OATS FISH EGG YOLKS Good luck! And don't worry it will grow back!! Try these tips!
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Posted 04 March 2007 - 02:21 PM

Last night I used a product called "shine Happy" by Natural instincts. My hair just recently got FRIED from a bad dye job and it really added a little shine. I think you could really fake it with this and then keep doing a deep treatment every couple of days. I dont think you nessesarily have to spend big $$ on salon treatments. The middle of the road ones, such as Pantene etc seem to do a good job as long as you keep up with it and do it every day or two :)
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Posted 04 March 2007 - 02:36 PM

I definetly second the Hair, Skin and Nails supplement from GNC - or just Biotin. I have taken both and it helps.

#Post 13 of 25 OFFLINE   premierrks

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Posted 04 March 2007 - 06:52 PM

Thank you all for the great advice! I have been looking at all of the organic hair care products. A couple of questions: 1) Should the shampoo be 100% organic? I saw some that were 85%, 70% etc.? 2) Have any of you tried The Aubery Organic hair care products? Thanks Again! Ronda

#Post 14 of 25 OFFLINE   monniej

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Posted 04 March 2007 - 07:33 PM

i know that aubrey has a really good line of products, although i haven't tried their haircare products.

#Post 15 of 25 OFFLINE   bodyandsoul

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Posted 05 March 2007 - 12:26 AM

The one I recommend is MiEssence. It is 71% organic but there are no chemicals or synthetics. There are two kinds- Desert Flower for normal to dry and Lemon Myrtle for normal to oily. You can find more information at bodyandsoulorganics.com

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Posted 05 March 2007 - 12:15 PM

I agree with Biotin! You can get it at walmart for about 2.00 My hair dresser suggested it to me and it has helped my hair as well as my nails! Also My hair Dresser suggested Hair cholestrol once a week for a few weeks. Put it on then put a shower cap on and leave it for 1-2 hrs. It worked wonders for my hair! cholestrol was 1.84 shower cap .97! I had too much dye on my hair!
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#Post 17 of 25 OFFLINE   FearlessBunny

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Posted 05 March 2007 - 05:09 PM

Your hair definitely needs protein. If the problem is severe then Aphogee makes a treatment product. The treatment is intensive and actually makes you hard hard when it dries. If the problem isn't severe then something like Joico K-pak is good. I've also heard good things about Emergencee by NExxus. Either way with protein treatments you NEED to moisturize the hair afterward or else you'll just end up with dry hair. Once hair is damaged it can't be fixed, just controlled. Get regular trims and lay off the heat.

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Posted 05 March 2007 - 08:11 PM

Is the Nexxus Emergencee a Protein treatment or just deep conditioning? I would really like to have a protein pack but not sure where to get it. Thanks!!
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Posted 06 March 2007 - 12:42 AM

Emergencee is a protein treatment. Since Nexxus doesn't' sell to just a salons anymore it's a lot easier to find. You can get now at drug stores and places like Walmart. Sally's has several good protein treatments.

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Posted 06 March 2007 - 12:49 AM

I had this problem and used Biolage deep conditioners and they helped a lot... so does L'Oreal Feria conditioner (it comes with the hair dye but can also be purchased separately at Sally Beauty). Good luck, you will get through it girl!
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