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I am 60 yrs old, thyroid medication, had thick wavy hair now I have thickness but flat hair because my hair is sooooooooooo soft. Put filter in showerhead, tried styling products, Jonathan's dirt, volume booster, also have color treatd hair. Right now it is in a bob medium length and all my hair wants to do is go flat. I use only salon products afraid to try drugstore.

I blow my hair upside down I have tried and also pull hair up straight for fullness, use spray, Paul Mitchell etc.

I could really cry I need some height on top or should I throw in the towl and use nothing and blow dry and let is go flat. I use very little conditioner on ends of hair also color treated shampoo.

Sorry for being so long, I am crying over this

Marcia

 
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Dear Marcia:

OK we are about the same age. I use alot of things in my hair too. My hair is very thick and coarse and dry.

If I have too much weight on top it doesn't puff up good. I suggest you have a professional layer just the top where it is so flat. When you use your setting lotion make sure it goes on the roots.

Hope this helps. Get back to me.

Sheila Rose


 
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My hair is fine, thin (although I have alot of thin strands according to some hairdressers I've had in the past) and tends to be limp. Right now, the length is about 2 inches above my shoulder. It has long layers, angled to the side bangs and in a general bob style. I have a round face.

My hair always seems dull. I am trying to make it look thicker by using voluminzing products...shampoos, etc but nothing seems to work. I use a hair dryer that has an attachment that enables me to get to the root and dry but it still tends to look flat. I don't want fullness on the sides. I want fullness on the top near the crown. I've tried teasing it but doesn't do a whole lot.

My question is: what should I do? I really like a bob look....do you think that is a good style for my type hair? Anything I should request from my hairstylist to make my hair look better? What length would you recommend?

Thanks for any tips/advice you could give me.

 
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Janelle!

I recently got a CHI, and I had a little sample bottle of the CHI Silk Infusion, which I tried and really liked, but lately my hair has seemed more dry than usual... Does the Silk Infusion protect hair from damage, or what exactly is it supposed to do? Should I use the Infusion and then use my Tressemme (sp?) heat protectant too, when I flat iron my hair? Or just one?

Thanks SO much!!!

 
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Is there any temporary hair color in pink that you would recommend that is not a gel. I am trying to find a wash out hair dye that is temporary in PINK!

 
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Hi,

Thanks so much for doing this :]. I was just wondering what shampoo or conditioner you'd recommend for color-treated, fine hair. I am currently using Dove Moisturizing products and my hair tends to lay flat after blowdrying (even if I do so up-side down). I'd like something volumizing, moisturizing and also, very importantly, nutritious (with protein and/or vitamins). Thanks again!

 
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i was wondering if you could give me some suggestions w/o going to the salon on how i can color over my highlights which have grown out alot with a dark ash blonde color, but i don't want it to have the ashy look, just not bring out the gold in my hair, which is also dk. blonde. i put a wash out color on it about 2 months ago, it was a med. ash blonde, so it did permanently lighten my natural hair some. or maybe i should do it in a med. ash blonde for permanent. i want my hair to be just a little lighter than my natural dk golden blonde(they said it was #6), but w/o the gold.

 
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Hi Janelle,

I am Korean and my natural hair was curly and long to about my waist, resembled some what of a loose spiral curl. I wanted the experience of having straight hair so I ended up having a Japanese straight perm almost 12 months ago by my aunts salon. I would say about a couple of months, the straight hair was great but it seemed the process damaged my hair severely where the hair in middle of my head broke off ( I was so....upset but thats another story within a story itself). And on top of it, styling my hair after a wash became so... much work, I was the wash and go type. About 6 months into the Japanese straight perm, I could not stand my hair, I just couldn't do anything. My roots were growing back curly and the area the hair broke off, it looked like it lifted my hair, felt like I had a helmet on - LOL. So, I went to my mom's salon to get a consultation to see if the stylist could perm my hair so when my roots grew back it'll grow within the perm naturally. Unfortunately, the stylist told me she could not do it because my hair was not healthy enough to do anything at that point and told me to come back about Nov. or Dec. Well, I could not wait any longer went back to the salon yesterday and I got a yes where I was so happy and nervous at the same time. The result I have to say is I am happy, it resembles my original curls.

Now the thing is what type of products can I use to maintain the perm so my natural curl can grow with the perm. The stylist recommended using Biolage so should I keep using that brand? Any suggestions?

Thank you so much for taking your time. I will try to upload a pic of my natural hair and my permed hair later. Have a great day!!!

 
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Why is it that my hair will look like crap for weeks, when I use the same products and shampoo, but then one random day it'll come out soft, shiny and the curls will be shaped good. Normally I get a frizzy non shiny curly mess no matter how hard I try. I have to hope I have good luck that day..products/shampoo doesnt seem to matter that much on if ill have a good day or not. My hair is also THICK, and normally it completely poofs out if I dont weigh it down with products, but the one random day, and I can always tell rght when I get out of the shower, it will lay down flat by itself and I wont have to use a crap load of products. I don't get it! Why does my hair change like that when I use the same exact things in my hair as always, but then one lucky day the outcome will be different?

 

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FlipFlopGal,

Now that your hair has been double processed, I will say: Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize.

Because my own natural hair tends to be of a drier type, I have to constantly make sure that I am adding things to my hair. The length of your hair now is probably the same way. You cannot just wash and go. You must take care never to use stripping agents (that includes most shampoos). Most people would do better to not use anything with sulfates or cones (silicone and its derivatives).

In fact, I don't even use shampoo anymore, I use the CO wash technique (conditioner only). It may or may not work for you. But I will recommend this for everybody: try to "baggy" your hair at night. How you would do this is to make a few ponytails on the head, coat them in a natural moisturizer like shea butter or spritz it with water and coat with olive oil (or something similar). Put it in a bun. Take saran wrap and wrap it well around the bun, holding secure with srunchies. Sleep in it. In the morning, you may elect to just take the buns down and style if your hair has absorbed enough of it, or if it's looking greasy, simply conditioner it out (don't shampoo). The conditioner has the same ingredients as shampoo to rinse clean from your hair.

It may sound a little weird, but it does work. I promise you that!

 
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Hi Nox,

Thank you so much for your advise. I will moisturize, moisturize, moisturize -


Any suggestions for a curling gel that will not result in a crunchy, hard feeling that is very affordable and I can purchase the product anywhere.

Thanks so much!!!

 

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