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I got Mane&Tane shampoo and conditioner.So far it's good.


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sky stars, as I do, freely and with
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I still use the same shampoo and conditioner but I have two products I use now before I dry my hair. I use phyto organics maxifying mousse and Paul Mitchell Extra Body Daily Boost


My regimen changed (starting 5/16/09) and I am not a happy camper

AM regimen

Wash face and chest with Kaiser 5% bp wash

Moisturize with face reality skincare cranberry cream

Apply Estee Lauder Future Perfect Eye Cream

Apply make up, blush, finishing powder, MAC moisture cover to dark underyeye circles

Pop a doxycycline

PM regimen

Remove make up with desert esscence jojoba oil using cotton balls

starting evening of May 28, 2009, I wash my face with Face Reality Skincare Sensitive Skin Gel Cleanser at night time only

Apply Differin to face and chest

Wait to dry and moisturize with face reality skincare cranberry cream

Apply Estee Lauder Future Perfect Eye Cream

Pop a doxycycline

Foundation- MAC Studio Tech Foundation in NC20 or MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation in NW15, apply a MAC blush, apply MAC prep and prime finishing powder

Anyone who has a problem zit thats having a hard time healing, try this and let me know if it helped you. Mix one tablespoon of sea salt with three tablespoons of warm water, apply to a cotton ball or a paper towel. Apply to the zit for ten to fifteen minutes, and then wash it off.


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Two new products:

I started using Biolage Smooth Therapie Shampoo and Conditioner because of the warmer, humid weather. It has grape seed oil and other natural, smoothing extracts. I got a deal at a salon, so I only paid, like $20 for both. They really do what they're meant to do. It helped my hair with the warm weather today. It wasn't frizzy and it was manageable. I recommend this product because it doesn't leave build-up and is quick to work.

I also started using Dove Heat Defense Therapy. This is a new product, which also has shampoo, conditioner, along with the mist spray. It helps product your hair against heat styling. But I also noticed that it helps my hair in the sun outside. That's not to say that you don't need something else to product your hair, like leave-in conditioner or a sun hat. But this is really light-weight, doesn't leave build-up. It tames your hair while leaving it smooth, soft, and manageable. It cost about $4 at Wal-Mart. It's great!

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I tried an ACV (Apple Cider Vinegar) rinse today for the first time. It worked really well, except I got some vinegar in my left eye and it burned like a mofo! But, it rinsed easily. And, in fact, my eyes felt more moisturized today. Sometimes they are really dry and burn, but it must have helped.

OK, so...I used the rinse after I shampooed and had rinsed my hair. I made sure it was distributed evenly. I didn't condition since I did the rinse. I let my hair air-dry about 85% today. I got to work and it did smell like vinegar a little bit. However, it wasn't a horrid scent.

My hair is still shiny and soft despite the hot weather today. I recommend a weekly rinse. My scalp didn't itch after using it. Plus, it really reduced irritation on my scalp. So, it really does reset the pH balance of your scalp, and does remove build-up. I recommend this. ACV is so cheap.

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Ok this is going to sound mad, but I work in a school and theres been a head lice outbreak. Lovely I know. I shudder at the thought of it. So as soon as I heard I was out to the chemist to find, something, anything, to keep my nice hair nit free. Im shuddering as I write this actually. Ugh.

Anyways I got this nice repellent spray, and its main ingredient was tea tree oil. So I went mad with it, sprayed a load into my hair and let it dry naturally. This evening I went for a swim, washed my hair and my hair!!wow!! its sooo silky and smooth and shiny, Ive never seen it such good shape other than when Im just home from the hairdresser.

So Im guessing its the tea tree oil?? Im telling ya im gonna keep using my nice repellent spray thats for sure!! No nits and lovely hair, win win situation!!!


A hot Irish girl named Elaine<br />

Ran off with her boyfriend to Spain.<br />

They got naked in the sun<br />

but Elaine burned her bun<br />

and they scurried back home to the rain.


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You can put tea tree oil in your hair?! Whaat, but when I put it on my skin, it dries it out.. I don't understand


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You can put tea tree oil in your hair?! Whaat, but when I put it on my skin, it dries it out.. I don't understand

You can add tea tree oil, just like jojoba oil, to your shampoo and conditioner. If you add it to your skin without mixing it, it might cause some dryness. Add a few drops to your face wash, and your skin will reap the benefits!

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Ok this is going to sound mad, but I work in a school and theres been a head lice outbreak. Lovely I know. I shudder at the thought of it. So as soon as I heard I was out to the chemist to find, something, anything, to keep my nice hair nit free. Im shuddering as I write this actually. Ugh.

Anyways I got this nice repellent spray, and its main ingredient was tea tree oil. So I went mad with it, sprayed a load into my hair and let it dry naturally. This evening I went for a swim, washed my hair and my hair!!wow!! its sooo silky and smooth and shiny, Ive never seen it such good shape other than when Im just home from the hairdresser.

So Im guessing its the tea tree oil?? Im telling ya im gonna keep using my nice repellent spray thats for sure!! No nits and lovely hair, win win situation!!!

I've always heard that the Suave brand coconut scented shampoo keeps lice away (I know some of your are probably cringing right now. Suave?! ) Maybe coconut oil works similarly to the way tea tree oil does?

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I've always heard that the Suave brand coconut scented shampoo keeps lice away (I know some of your are probably cringing right now. Suave?! ) Maybe coconut oil works similarly to the way tea tree oil does?

You know, you are probably right. :lol: I actually like Suave. I used to use it, and it's pretty good.

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InControloftheWire, my hair is so dry. I've put it through hell in my teenage years , I frequently apply olive and jojoba oil but not to much avail. It's loosely curly and I'm too lazy (and hair damaged) to straighten all the time now

It's seriously in need of moisture! I want to wear it down all the time and I can't, wahh

What can I do? :cry:


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InControloftheWire, my hair is so dry. I've put it through hell in my teenage years , I frequently apply olive and jojoba oil but not to much avail. It's loosely curly and I'm too lazy (and hair damaged) to straighten all the time now

It's seriously in need of moisture! I want to wear it down all the time and I can't, wahh

What can I do? :cry:

Well, the only way to get rid of damage is to trim off damaged ends periodically. However, you can repair your hair by doing a deep conditioning treatment. If you constantly shampoo, that can strip the color, natural oils, cause dryness; which, in turn, can contribute to damage. Try shampooing every other day. Even every two days if that's possible. Once per week, try an ACV (Apple Cider Vinegar Treatment). I've been doing it weekly, and I've noticed a difference in the health of my scalp and hair. Aussie has a 3-Minute Deep Conditioning treatment that I really love once in a while. At the end of the day, most dryness can be caused by products being used, environmental factors, dietary factors, etc. You might want to increase your water intake if you don't drink enough. I like the spray bottle technique with water, because during the hot weather, your hair is susceptible to the hot elements. Spritzing your hair throughout the day will help your hair retain moisture. Also, using a really light leave-in conditioner can help with this as well. If you constantly blow dry, you might want to use a styling product that will protect your hair. One way to ensure less damage is accrued, is to dry only about 50-60% and let your hair air-dry the rest. To give your curls moisture, you should use products accustomed to working within curly -type hair.

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Been to the Beach Hair

Ingredients

2 teaspoons fine sea salt

1 cup warm water

4 to 5 drops essential oil (such as grapefruit)

Sea Salt Spray How-To

1. Mix ingredients in a reusable spray bottle. Shake well to dissolve salt. Spray on clean, well-conditioned damp hair.

2. Run your fingers through to distribute, twisting sections of hair into ropes to further define waves. Let dry naturally, then run fingers through again to create loose, irregular ringlets. For extra hold, reapply lightly on dry hair. (Shake well before each use.)


Status: Clear after 30 years. Wow, I guess it's been 6 years, now.

[ Story: Severe Acne since I was 10. 10+ years of Dermatologists, Antibiotics, topicals and ACCUTANE did nothing. Discovered oranges triggered the worst of my cystic acne = about 70% improvement. Tried some nutrient supplements like B-complex with zinc and C, saw palmetto and a BHA like the aspirin mask = more improvement, a lot less oily. Then, Diet changes = Clear.

Regimen: Anti-inflammatory, nutrient dense, blood sugar stabilizing diet and supplements (for hormones, inflammation, aging, health). No soap or other cleanser except for hand washing! Water only or Oil cleanse. Aloe Vera mixed with niacinimide and a high linoleic acid oil for moisturizer and reduce pigmentation.

Diet effects acne in so many ways: hormone balance, inflammation, Insulin levels, digestion, allergies and intolerances, liver function, adrenal function, SHBG levels, sebum quality, cell function and turnover, nutrient deficiencies, body fat, etc. Basic advice: Eat, sleep, supplement and exercise like you are a diabetic. And eat real food!

For more information, see my Good Things for Acne thread *Moderator edit - Please refer to the board rules (see “Advertising/soliciting”, “Linking” and “Signatures”)*

When you eat stuff, Stuff Happens!


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Also, I've been using some tresseme color protecting thing and it really seems to work. I have two-- a spray and a creme which I got at a dollar store, clearance bin or some sale. I've tried both and don't know that one is better than the other. And I only apply the night before I shampoo. In the instructions they say to apply daily, but at leave on at least overnight before shampooing, but I only use it once before I shampoo. Usually, I start to see grays after 3-4 shampoos, but I must have shampooed well over a dozen times and still don't see the gray.


Status: Clear after 30 years. Wow, I guess it's been 6 years, now.

[ Story: Severe Acne since I was 10. 10+ years of Dermatologists, Antibiotics, topicals and ACCUTANE did nothing. Discovered oranges triggered the worst of my cystic acne = about 70% improvement. Tried some nutrient supplements like B-complex with zinc and C, saw palmetto and a BHA like the aspirin mask = more improvement, a lot less oily. Then, Diet changes = Clear.

Regimen: Anti-inflammatory, nutrient dense, blood sugar stabilizing diet and supplements (for hormones, inflammation, aging, health). No soap or other cleanser except for hand washing! Water only or Oil cleanse. Aloe Vera mixed with niacinimide and a high linoleic acid oil for moisturizer and reduce pigmentation.

Diet effects acne in so many ways: hormone balance, inflammation, Insulin levels, digestion, allergies and intolerances, liver function, adrenal function, SHBG levels, sebum quality, cell function and turnover, nutrient deficiencies, body fat, etc. Basic advice: Eat, sleep, supplement and exercise like you are a diabetic. And eat real food!

For more information, see my Good Things for Acne thread *Moderator edit - Please refer to the board rules (see “Advertising/soliciting”, “Linking” and “Signatures”)*

When you eat stuff, Stuff Happens!


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i have afro hair. its very tightly curled/coiled

Less is more i cannot stress that enough

I recently learned about finger detangling and its the best thing since sliced bread. i get less breakage than if i was to comb. combs arent made for my kind of hair

my favorite product is TIGI Moisture Maniac conditioner. its super moisturizing. its a bit expensive but its worth every drop. plus it has many uses!

deep condition frequently especially if you use heat. the less heat the better.

trim ends when needed

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^ Agree agree agree. Finger detangling rocks for curly hair. :)

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I just shaved my head to a number 3 "1/2" and It was my first time cutting my own hair. N i must say I did a sexy job :P


Invisible blades penetrate

whereas stabwounds are not detectable.

There is no shield to protect from

attacks led by the ones one used to trust.

Stabwound

The blade that stabs a back,

unsuspecting, forms the symbolic...

stabwound


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I like the finger de-tangling technique. I've also heard of a chopstick technique, where you use it to separate without causing frizz. Pretty cool!

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That's pretty, ELM. :)

Wire, I've never heard of the chopstick technique. Thanks!

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Ooo I love the hair ELM! :) Sometimes I wish I had longer hair but then I know it would just mean more hassle getting it ready in the morning.

Lately I have been using my larger barrel hair curler to get those perfect loose waves... or sleeping with my hair up in a bun also gives me those beautiful wavy parts. I wish my hair was naturally more wavy :(


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Ok, here's the question :) I am a guy 16 years old with shaggy hair. I have to ride my bike 8 miles to school. How do I keep my hair looking good like it is right when I get out of the shower? Once I get to school my hair is all messed up & bad looking!!!! I have really thick dark dark dark brown hairr. pleaseeeee help! also any other tips for hair like mine? thank youuuu all! :D

Ok, here's the question :) I am a guy 16 years old with shaggy hair. I have to ride my bike 8 miles to school. How do I keep my hair looking good like it is right when I get out of the shower? Once I get to school my hair is all messed up & bad looking!!!! I have really thick dark dark dark brown hair. pleaseeeee help! also any other tips for hair like mine? thank youuuu all! :D

Ok, here's the question :) I am a guy 16 years old with shaggy hair. I have to ride my bike 8 miles to school. How do I keep my hair looking good like it is right when I get out of the shower? Once I get to school my hair is all messed up & bad looking!!!! I have really thick dark dark dark brown hair. pleaseeeee help! also any other tips for hair like mine? thank youuuu all! :D

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Ok, here's the question :) I am a guy 16 years old with shaggy hair. I have to ride my bike 8 miles to school. How do I keep my hair looking good like it is right when I get out of the shower? Once I get to school my hair is all messed up & bad looking!!!! I have really thick dark dark dark brown hair. pleaseeeee help! also any other tips for hair like mine? thank youuuu all! :D

Well, you could use some light gel and distribute it throughout your hair while it's wet. That should help reduce frizz. Also, try some styling wax or hair spray. But the logical thing would be to take some product and a comb with you in your backpack and fix it at school.

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^ Agreed. Wind and humidity on an 8 mile bike ride would wreak havoc on anyone's hair. Fix it at school. :)

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