I Want Good Hair!

Updated on April 13, 2012
S.B. asks from Chicago, IL
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Hi ladies,
I am seeking hair products that will leave my hair looking healthy, shiny, and smooth. I have medium to long brown hair that is naturally wavy. It is usually pretty frizzy, with tons of flyaways. I have tried all kinds of shampoos and conditioners. I don't put a lot of other product in my hair, but most days I will use a styling cream (It's a 10, or John Frieda) to create a little bit more control. But it doesn't really work. I recently went out and got the new Suave Professionals Keratin Shampoo, and I think that made my hair worse. I'm not going to go and pay for some expensive salon treatment, so what can I do at home to help my hair look and feel nicer? Are there any specific vitamins or supplements that I could use to help from the inside out?

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answers from Houston on

I'm a hairstylist. Prenatal vitamins give great results to hair and nails. There are some great natural 'masks' you can do on your hair too, like with honey and olive oil... just google for recipes.

I also recommend Sebastion's Potion No 9, it's a moisturizing, conditioner+styling aid, great for thick, wavy hair. Just apply it after you get out of the shower to damp hair.

Also, regular trims will help with the health of your hair, as will using heat protectant sprays prior to flat ironing/curling. If you blow dry your hair, don't use the dryer until your hair is about 75 % air dried. Keeping your hair out of tight hairbands and ponytails, especially when wet will help prevent breakage.

You can also get a glaze for your hair. John Frieda has shampoo in glazes in clear and brunette. I prefer the salon quality ones, but those work pretty well too.

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answers from San Francisco on

My daughter has thick, wavy hair that can tend toward frizz. We have had great success with Aveda Dry Remedy shampoo and conditioner. Actually, Suave just came out with a Dry Remedy knock-off called Almond & Shea Butter Moisturizing. Of course I bought it since it was $5 instead of $20, and my daughter's hair still looks great, so it seems to be working! From time to time, I will do a hot oil treatment on her hair, and that always leaves her hair really shiny and beautiful. And, of course, regular trims help as well.

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answers from Denver on

Your hair sounnd a lot like mine.

I've used a ton of different products. Some pricey, some not. Some salon, some grocery store...

...I have yet to find anything that beats Pantene.

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answers from Dallas on

I have used expensive hot oil treatments. I've found I can get the same result by warming cheap olive oil in the microwave and putting it on my dry hair. Cover with a plastic shower cap and then go over it with a warm blow dryer for 5 minutes, let it sit for 30, then shower and wash it out.

My mixed race daughter has course terrible hair - I used a $25 keratin brazillian blowout type smoothing kit. It made her hair much shinier, curlier, and all over more manageable and prettier. You go through several steps, which include straightening the hair and not washing for 3 days. I was worried it would cause her hair to be straight, or limp and flat, but it didn't. It just made it all around better hair. Better texture, less tangly, shinnier.

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answers from Phoenix on

I love Launza rebalance leave in conditioner.

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answers from Washington DC on

My hair can be dry, so anything I use is moisturizing. I like Dove's deep moisturizing shampoo and conditioner but I'm also using Suave's shampoo (some moisturizing thing in the green bottle) and the Dove conditioner and my hair is still nice. I don't do a lot TO my hair - I let it air dry, for example. I've been told that I have healthy hair by my hairdresser. I have waves and my DD has curls and the Dove works well for both of us.

A good diet will help your hair. http://www.webmd.com/healthy-beauty/features/top-10-foods...

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answers from Shreveport on

I have always wanted to try Wen hair care. But I do not want to spend the money on it, it is around 30. I found HAir One ate a Sally's Beauty Supply store. It is around 10 and it is the best stuff I have found!!

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