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No. 142100

A thread to discuss hair and hair issues.

No. 142121

How much hair loss is normal when washing hair?
Btw, gorgeous thread pic op

No. 142157

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Do Asian salons do a better job of dying Asian hair? I'm assuming they do but just to be sure, I want a second opinion from you guys.

No. 142163

that's what I also heard, it is better to go to asian salons since asian hair can be different and needs a special kind of treatment, kinda like how it's better to go to a black hair salon if you're black/have curly hair.

No. 142169

I have extremely thick hair and its annoying and sheds so much. in the shower I end up with two balls of hair but my head is not balding?

>>142121 I get massive clumps but that might be from mental disorders or genetics, lots of reasons.

No. 142194

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I relax my hair since I can't deal with natural and just eanted to say if any black anons are doing the same, jojoba oil has been doing wonders for keeping it hydrated after adding lotion to it.

No. 142196

I can see the value in doing it when your 4a and beyond. I used to relax my hair and I have 3c/3b hair and it was a nightmare for me. My hair fell out like crazy, it was heavy as fuck and i hated my hair. Natural is easier for me.

No. 142224

You do you boo. Most products that curly girls use in their hair make me break out like no joke, so I keep my hair straight in order to avoid shitty acne.

There was no way I was designed to have curly hair. I sometimes feel like I was God's joke.

No. 142487

I am ashamed to admit to myself that my hair isn't shitty, my products are. I used my room mates shampoo and conditioner that he recommended to me (he has long hair too) and it's so nice, to not have dry hair at all. It's waving again and my scalp isn't dry. I was using very cheap shampoo and conditioner of a no name brand. Tomorrow I'm stocking up on the same more expensive brand, multiple times. My hair is caucasian, thin and I don't have much of it but now I actually have volume … being a poorfag really ruined my hair all this time.
anyone got their fave Europe available shampoos/conditioners that work for thin, frizzy hair well? might experiment around.

No. 142505

I just cut a ton of damage off for the billionth time .. it seems like as soon as I'm happy with the length the ends get way too fucked and I have to start over. I know nothing can really make hair grow faster but I would love to hear tips on just basic maintenance since I am clueless

No. 142524

I heard that wearing hats like beanies and not letting the hair rub on your back (put up in a knot) both can prevent damage. also maybe cut off the tips yourself every month to maintain it without damage overwhelming you.

No. 142526

I’ve got 2B/2C wavy hair and I started the curly girl method a few months ago. It’s so easy to make my hair look cute with very little effort now. I do the whole routine once a week.

No. 142527

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Pic related. Not me, but my hair looks similar

No. 142533

Is there anything I can do to make my hair hold colour better?

I had it box dyed for years, then recently bleached to get the colour out, was blond for a while, now red but on some places it just won't hold. I'm pretty sure that from the middle it will all wash out in one wash and turn into a brown-ish blonde again. I plan to get it chopped collarbone length (now tit length) but is there anything else I can do besides wait to grow it out?

No. 142535

I've got the same hair. Do you have a link to the method you followed along?

No. 142537

Do you use shampoo that's specifically for dyed hair? Yeah the problem is the bleaching. I had a similar problem however it wasn't quite as bad as what you are saying.

No. 142539

I used purple shampoo but will get one for dyed hair if it will help.

No. 142544

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It’s a lot of info but worth it imo. You do kinda need to switch over all your products at once but just start at the top with the beginner routine (see pic). For wavy hair the squish to condish (google it) method is wonderful and I’d never thought to apply gel in my hair but I use Hairwonder botanical styling gel extra strong and it’s absolutely great in giving me curls.

No. 142561

iirc, like a lot. Unless you have noticeable bald spots, I wouldn't worry. Just take some biotin if you'd like.

No. 142567

Thank you so much anon!

No. 142646

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My virgin hair is like pic related. My body hair is light blonde. I tried a lightening spray a few years ago with peroxide (I think?) in it, and my hair turned strawberry blonde and brassy which I didn't like.
Will lemon juice + sun also make my hair brassy? And will a purple shampoo/conditioner help with natural, lemon + sun induced brassiness?

No. 142648

Just go get some highlights done professionally. Lemon juice is gonna dry your hair like crazy and there's a chance the purple shampoo will make your hair turn into a colour that clashes with your skin tone. It's not worth it.

No. 142660

Eh I'm already a day into the lemon juice thing, I'll report back if it looks shit

No. 142688

Is there a hairstyle (without bangs) that creates the illusion of a smaller forehead? My forehead is massive but my bangs become curly in a second if it's humid outside or if I sweat and I end up looking really unkempt

No. 142704

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Does anyone have any haircut-recommendations for mid-length fine hair that isn't variations of "the karen" or perfectly styled instathot cuts? Only one I could find that would suit me was pic related but it does have some karen vibes.

No. 142705

I think it looks cute anon, not very karen-y

No. 142707

Maybe I'm just slowly losing my mind after seeing so many haircuts that want to talk to my manager. I'm glad this one is safe at least

No. 142739


The brassiness is the pigments in your hair, doesn't matter how you lift it, its gonna be orange unless you colour over it. It probably won't lift as much so you might not notice it as much, but the effects as literally the same.

No. 142748

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Is this a good shampoo? My hair is super dry and I'm looking for something moisturizing without sls. Head&shoulders destroyed my hair

No. 142775

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How can I fix or hide that the back of my head is flat?

No. 142776

you could tease the back of your hair and use hairspray to hold it in. Or your could try Bouffant hairstyle to hide it

No. 142789

I tried Weightless Volume. My scalp and hair gets very greasy fast. When using this shampoo I found it difficult for my hair/scalp to feel clean after one wash with it so I work often have to wash 1-2 more times. Once I adjusted to it, it did seem a little better.

However since you want hydration this could be your product. I'd say to give it a shot!

No. 142808

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So are shagg haircut back in style?

No. 142809

I see, thanks!

No. 142827

I don't care, I rock my outdated hairstyle with pride.

No. 142840

I really want to get it done, but I have a hard time disassociating it from 2007's emo kids.

No. 142846

I was watching an old amberlynn and destiny vid today (destinys 21st bday I think) and this is pretty much the haircut that destiny had..

No. 142881

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Any mohawk/deathhawk/undercut/etc. anons? How do you maintain your hairstyle, at home by yourself or with someone's help, or do you just go straight to the barber? I've had my sides shaved for a few years now and always do the maintenance on my own, but as the middle part keeps getting longer I get even more anxious over making mistakes and accidentally clipping off some of the longer hairs that'll take forever to grow back. Especially since a couple months ago I started growing sideburns like in the pic, I have to be even more careful now. If you shave at home, how do you make sure that both sides are even and symmetrical? Any tips on making the whole shaving process a bit easier and less tedious in general?

No. 142883

I pin my hair back, and slick it back with conditioner as to not get any flyaways in the way whilst shaving the sides. Mistakes are inevitable, but honestly they’re not really noticeable. I only really shave it down to the skin during summer and let it grow during the colder months, and even then I just use a trimmer with a guard. My right side isn’t as symmetrical as my left, so I will probably need to go to a professional to help me sort out the symmetry a bit more.

No. 142884

Tie your long bits down really tight and gel/wax the edges down, just make it really difficult to accidentally clip them.
Get a good double mirror setup and let your arms rest, you'll make mistakes if you're tired.
What do you mean by even and symmetrical? The sides will be the same if you use the same grade of clipper all the way around.

No. 142887

>What do you mean by even and symmetrical? The sides will be the same if you use the same grade of clipper all the way around.

I meant like how to make sure that the shaved areas have approximately the same width, shape and placement on both sides of the head. The same surface area, distance from ears, etc. so the middle part doesn't look lopsided.

No. 142939

I dared to do this today (just with a bit less hair) and I finally no longer look like a balding man lol

No. 142940

Ngl that's genius. Might actually work for my giant forehead, thanks for posting anon!

No. 142943

Ah, love this. Might work for my fivehead. OT but her jaw is so good looking, hot.

No. 142946

Is it better to grow out hair, wait until the 'healthy' section is grown to the desired length, and then chop off all the dead spindly ends?
I think I have this problem where I get my split ends chopped off yet the result is my hair never growing because my ends damage so easily that the healthy ends quickly go damaged after a mere weeks. I'm at the point where I just wanna keep on with the damaged ends so that eventually when the fully part of my hair gets to the length I want, I can just chop to there.

Am I making sense?

No. 142947

Anon-chans, I came back to having bangs again after seven years of not having them. Anyone has advice on how to take care of them?

No. 142954

It's always best to trim the split ends as soon as you can since the hair can split even more and travel up. That will fuck up your healthy hair, and it might be why you notice split ends a week after trimming. If you didn't trim high enough, the damage is still there but less noticeable and will keep coming back.

No. 142958

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I just got bangs again too for the first time in years. My hair stylist showed me that lightly backcombing the roots of the bangs help it not look greasy or weighed down to the forehead. It keeps them from section weirdly throughout the day

No. 142961

Blow dry them immediately after washing and in the specific style you want, cos they'll stay that way. Eg I use a big velcro curler to get volume And use dry shampoo liberally.

No. 142964

what kind of gel do you use to scrunch? i cant seem to get the casting down…

No. 142975

Anyone got any experience with getting rid of dandruff? I’ve had pretty persistent dandruff since puberty and no anti dandruff shampoo works before anyone suggests that option. Dunno it if matters but it’s more of an oily dandruff than dry; and I have thick wavy hair. If I was to wash my hair every day like other people can it would become a frizzy mess so I’m so stuck. Any anons help is appreciated

No. 142976

it might not actually be dandruff, if it’s oily it sounds more like product or sebum buildup.

No. 142981

Apple cider vinegar is the thing that finally made mine go away

No. 142989

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Bleaching my hair at home this week. Will it fall out?

No. 142990

Who knows, maybe? Let us know in some time. Good luck tho!

No. 143029

Condition the shit out it, anon. Godspeed!

No. 143144

What suits a long face better, a side part or a middle part?

No. 143555

Is there a way to reverse grey hairs? Like with a vitamin or something?

No. 143565

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Can anyone recommend me a good drugstore hair mask or hair oil for moisture? I've been using this but I feel like it's not enough

No. 143568

Use the papaya one of the same brand!! The banana one is so drying, the papaya one actually works and is super moisturising (I have hair fried from years of bleach). Also putting a bit of hair oil into your hair when it’s wet seals in the moisture for longer.

No. 143914

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If you started with brown hair inb4 you look like savane cake because you didn't section properly, didn't sature your hair with bleach and started with the roots

Curious about how it turned out anon tho

No. 143924

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How do I achieve a light strawberry blonde like this? These hues might be slightly different but it doesn't really matter, I'd be happy with any of them. I just can't decide what numbers to choose to mix. 9-4/9-55 + 9-7/0-55/0-77? What combination'd be better in your opinion, anons?

No. 143954

I would mix with 9-7. let us know how it turns out

No. 143955

and I mean 9-55 + 9-7

No. 143961

Thanks anon! I'll try it

No. 144370

fellow CG-anons, I need some help. My hair is nicely moisturized for 1-2 days after washing it with the CG method (which is a major improvement from before I did CG) but I can't seem to make that last for more than 1-2ish days. I don't want to wash my hair more than once a week, so I'm stuck with dry hair until I wash it again. How to I either make the moisture last longer or re-moisturise my hair without washing it again?

No. 144393

i am by no means an expert but many people 'refresh' their hair after a day or two between washes. you typically dampen your hair and use some kind of product to add some moisture or definition to your curls

theres some good tutorials out there for people's various cg routines including refreshing their hair, gl anon!

No. 144400

I have long hair (about tailbone length, maybe a little less) and I usually wear it down. I worry about damaging it while sleeping and just during daily life when it gets caught underneath shoulder straps, stuff like that.
What's the best way to prevent it from getting damaged that's still fairly low effort? I don't know shit about hair care to be honest.

No. 144410

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i’m a natural blonde and i’ve tried to go medium/dark brown for the longest time, but i’ve had some bad salon experiences and i’m nervous. i managed to keep my hands off my hair during quarantine except for trimming it, and now that salons are open in my city, i want to go try to go brown again but i’m terrified of another bad experience. the problem is my hair pulls ash tones like crazy and i always wind up with an almost charcoal color instead of brown. both times this happened the stylists just tried to fix it by adding golden highlights or a glaze and it really just wasn’t what i wanted. it was also impossible to get the color out of my hair, so i was stuck with something i hated for a long time. i just want chocolate brown hair - how hard is it to get something like pic related? any stylist anons have any tips on what i should let my stylist know?

No. 144411

You can get a silk (or satin) sleep cap. Just pile your hair up in it and go to sleep, very low effort

No. 144417

I have hair length-envy for you anon. Tailbone length sounds gorgeous. Anyway you might want to check out longhaircommunity, it's a forum for ladies with super long hair like you and they share a lot of tips and advice on hair care and growth etc.

No. 144423

If you don't know shit about hair care and you have tailbone-long hair then maybe consider going a bit shorter. This can't look good.
For a very long time I had hair this lenght, then gradually went waist, above waist and now mid-back and honestly I find this lenght superior - you get the "long hair looks" but with no "haggard horsegirl" vibe. It also looks healthier in general.
okay sperg off.

If it goes for sleep, basically whatever you can do to prevent rolling around on it. You can put it in a very loose bun, or a high pony (where the pony goes up, on the pillows). The braid is believed to limit breakage, you won't pull on hair, it won't catch up in anything but you can still sleep on your braid accidentaly (and you gotta deal with waves). Same goes for everyday care, wearing hair up will prevent damage. But tbh why wear the long hair up? It's long for a reason lol.
Secure the ends with silicone serum. Read about PEH balance. It's a rabbit hole if you want to truly take care of your hair

No. 144436

Does anyone else has constant hair fallout not just when washing hair? If I spend more than 30 minutes in a room, there's gonna be at least 10 strands of hair on the floor around me

No. 145142

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Whenever I try to do partial updos there're always a bunch of stray hairs that stick out and make my hair look sloppy, how can I fix this?

No. 145145

Pins and spray, anon!

No. 145185

God Lor is so ugly

No. 145341

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I'm getting a lob with a side part but can't decide if I should layer it or not. Since my hair is thin and I've got a 5head I'd say yes but I'm still not 100% sure because I'll have to straighten it and there will be possibly some stray hairs sticking out.

Any advice or something?

No. 145357

If you are gonna get layers get very light layers, otherwise I'd recommend a blunt cut if your hair is thin.

No. 145401

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How much will it take to embrace my natural hair color?
I have tan skin,dark brown eyes and black hair.but I look awful with black hair and I look great with light brown hair,I have pulled off having light hair many times but now my hair is fried and lifeless like a cooked tilapia fish
Should I go natural already?

No. 145404

ask your hairdresser what suits your face and hair best, a good hairdresser should be able to give you better advice than we can without even seeing you

No. 145419

I'm sure your natural color looks great on you, anon. Healthy hair is the most important part, not the color.

Trim those dead ends and enjoy your soft, healthy hair.

No. 145469

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So because of corona i had to dye my, usually rainby colors, hair black to match my black roots, I used a cream color not permanent dye, the black was also more like a deep dark purple than traditional black with red undertones.
It now has faded do a dark wine-ish color because my hair was a magenta pink before it all, and oh boy it looks weird, also because i have a pixie-bob so it’s basically three inches of natural hair three inches of the weird wine color.

Since my hair is basically split 50/50 between healthy natural hair and dyed hair will it fry too much if i go straight to bleach?

My hair tends to handle bleach better than average so normally im not too worried but I’ve never had to bleach a black that wasn’t the one in my roots, im usually pretty satisfied with my dye jobs and i was planning to go for a grungy blue now but now im not sure what to do.

No. 145617

Can anyone recommend me a good hair growth vitamin?

No. 145848

i’m not sure if it actually works or if it’s a placebo effect combined with actually taking care of my hair, but i like viviscal. i’ve been taking it for about two years and my regrowth in that time period has felt a lot thicker and healthier. but i also stopped getting tape-ins, using a ton of heat on my hair, overwashing it, etc., so i don’t really know if the vitamins have done anything or it’s all just a result of me being kinder to my hair. i used new nordic before viviscal and they were good, too. i just switched because viviscal had better reviews kek.

No. 145857

I'm pretty sure hair vitamins are a meme besides getting the right amount of vitamins for optimal (hair) health in general

No. 145876

Fuck me then…I was asking because I have almost constant hairshedding. Running fingers through hair? At least 5-6 hairs come out each time. Yoga class? at the end of the session, my mat will be decorated with pieces of my mane. Working from home? There's gonna be a halo of hair around my chair on the carpet. My apartment floor is also always covered in hair, as well as my bedsheets, chairs, literally everything. The drain haircatchers are always full. This has always been this way, since I was a kid, but back then my hair was unbelievably thick (I remember once my hairdressers broke his hairbrush while brushing) and it is much thinner and sparser. And this makes me nervous. What happens if my hair growth slows down but the shedding does not stop? Or am I overworrying and this is completely normal?

No. 145877

>and it is much thinner and sparser

No. 145976

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How do I remove tangles/knots from my hair without ripping through them with my comb? I know you're supposed to start at the bottom and work your way up, but I'm still just ripping/tearing through the tangles to get rid of them.

pic unrelated, just pretty hair.

No. 145977

You need one of two things (or both):

1. Conditioner
2. Water flow

I highly recommend that you do it in the shower unless your hair is completely matted and fucked up where water will be wasted because of it. If you don't feel like wasting water just put some water and conditioner (2:1 ratio respectively) in a spray bottle and get your hair wet before combing.

Why people brush/comb dry hair, I will never understand…..

No. 145981

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Agreed with this anon. Apply a decent amount of conditioner in the shower and very gently comb out the tangles with your fingers or a brush like pic attached. The conditioner is like lubricant and the water will make your hair stretch instead of break as you comb.

No. 145984

Thanks. Wetting my hair in the shower in the morning is not an option but I'll give the 2:1 mix in a spray bottle a try. I assume I don't have to spray it dripping wet? Like how wet should I make it? Should I use a comb like this >>145981 too? Currently I'm using a wooden wide tooth comb.

>Why people brush/comb dry hair, I will never understand…..

that's how I've been taught and I never second guessed it

No. 146000

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I'd say start off dampening your hair, not to where it's drenched, even a little moisture will help.

If it's still difficult to work with, try spraying a little more at a time. Im assuming this is in the morning, so I know you probably don't want the wet hair look.

And I personally don't use that comb unless it's when I'm washing my hair and want to get dandruff off of my scalp but I use a brush like pic related on my boyfriend's hair (it's really long and straight) and a denman brush on my hair (textured)

No. 146001

> samefag but sorry if that came off judge-y, I know it's not everyone's fault if they didn't learn it but I figured everyone has maybe tried it and found out that it's so much easier

No. 146025

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this product really helps detangle my hair. I have the same problem you're describing and I feel like this leave in mask just works really well as a detangler too? I just use a few spritz when my hair is damp before I start combing and I feel like it works better as a detangler than anything lol. I would try those wet brushes other anons mentioned too

No. 146026

Do you guys know about any good dry shampoos?

I have used Batiste for a while, but it leaves my hair super crunchy and dry. I won't mind buying an expensive one if I know it's worth the money.

No. 146029

Take biotin, you can find it at any drug store. I use it narrow my hair part line and increase growth, and it works amazingly. My hair is noticeably thinner after a while if I stop using it.

No. 146069

I used to really like the bumble and bumble pret a powder but after i found out the first ingredient is just cornstarch I started using that cuz it’s way cheaper lol. Neither of them make my hair crunchy but if you have dark hair you have to rub it in to get rid of the white cast

No. 146095

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can anyone take a guess at what haircare products sabrina ableina uses? i'm good on curls, i have them naturally, but her hair always looks so full and non-frizzy. it's how i wish i could style mine but idk how to get it like that. her hair is several inches longer than mine too, but my hair grows pretty slowly.

No. 146211

I already eat meat and eggs too. I' going to try biotin, thanks for the tip!

No. 146284

so i've been sleeping with a satin pillow case for a couple of months now and it has made a huge difference when it comes to preventing hair breakage. i'm considering "upgrading" to a silk pillowcase (i need more pillowcases but satin ones are really hard to get ahold of where i live), any anons with a silk pillow case? do you recommenced it?

No. 146783

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>have a long face and oily, fine hair
>spend years trying to find a style that would flatter me
>it always comes back to stylists recommending stuff like pic related

someone end my suffering

No. 146832

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I have never been interested in dying my hair until I saw this

No. 146834

I have a Slip pillowcase. I have to wash it at minimum once a week or else I start breaking out - more than I would with a cotton pillowcase.
As for hair health, I can see it working for those with more brittle hair. You can run your head across it and it feels really cool and smooth, pretty much no friction.
I have very healthy virgin hair so I personally haven't seen a difference in breakage. I also can't say I feel any discomfort when I'm in a bed with a cotton pillowcase.
But if you want to splurge and feel fancy as hell, go for it. Just be prepared to hand wash every 5 days or so.

No. 146837

Kek what crack are those stylists smoking because I would think with fine hair and a longer face you'd be better off with a longer bob or something shoulder-length. I'm not a hair stylist to be fair but just seems way more logical anyway.

No. 146854

This is so pretty! But I've heard really cool tones can be quite difficult to achieve.

No. 146855

I can't/don't want to dye my hair for various hair, but if I did I would go for this color. Literal coolness perfection.

No. 146888

I've been using a silk pillowcase for a while (actually have 3 now) and I'd definitely say it helps with tangles/breakage since it's not as rough as cotton. If your hair is very fine/prone to breakage, you'll probably like it. You could also do a silk bonnet if you don't mind wearing something on your head at night, but I like the pillowcase more.

No. 146921

Lol I've tried long bobs before and they're not bad, but they only look full with tons of chunky layers (which aren't in style now) and like an hour of styling which is time that I don't really have

It's fine though, I'm trying to learn all about lace fronts so I can start wearing those full time, it'll be expensive but worth it I think

No. 146950

So I am prematurely going gray. Like the hair down to right under the chin is salt and pepper and the rest is just dark brown (I have long hair, down to a couple of inches under the middle of my back).
Went to a hair salon that is known for dyeing hair crazy colors and told one of the stylists that I wanted gray highlights to make the rest of my hair blend with the grays on top and she flat out told me that it would not work because they would have to bleach at least 3 times and that would burn/melt my hair. Is this true? Or are they just being lazy asses because I have long hair? I saw their IG and they have a lot of japanese women there with white/gray/pastel dyed hair that doesnt look "burned" or "melted". (btw I don't want to dye my hair black or dark in general , I love that is salt and pepper).

No. 146969

Sounds like it could be true to me. I don't know your exact color and quality of hair but three times could very well be true for a good result. Since your hair is so long the hair towards the ends is weaker and more damaged I'm guessing even if you take good care of it. I'd say your best bet to get what you're looking for would be to cut it considerably shorter. Even then bleaching is hell on your hair so it might be best to just rock what you have. Cutting it shorter could also surely fix part of the issue you have in the first place.

No. 146986

thanks for your input!

I already cut a lot off, (approx 10 cms) and I really don't want to cut more so I guess Im stuck with just letting the grays grow….or try to find another hair stylist but Ill probably get the same answer .

No. 147016

So due to a traumatic surgery that messed up my hormones, I now have dry dry dry dry hair. I had very oily hair that I got under control prior to the emergency surgery. I don’t know shit about dry hair. I used purifying plain shampoos to control the oil and now they make my hair straw… please help where to start lol. It’s mid-back length.

No. 147018

Does argan oil spray actually do anything or did I waste like 15 bucks

No. 147020

I mean it depends on the product, I tried one form Nashi Argan and it worked great

No. 147117

yes, it makes your hair soft and shiny. but why did you waste 15 dollars on it when there's cheaper products out there lol

No. 147139

Lay off the purifying stuff, invest in some leave in conditioner that has no alcohol. Switch up your shampoo to a moisturising one but at first try if just changing the shampoo, and see if that does the trick. Leave in is vital for the ends though, you can also add it on dry hair. So, new shampoo, conditioner and leave in to start, actual oils might be too heavy and annoying to get use to at first. Sorry to hear about your surgery.

No. 147152

I was drunk and went to the 24 hour pharmacy for fun and apparently picked up a pretty big bottle of it.

No. 147235

The only thing that makes my curly hair look good is chlorinated water. How do I do this at home every day?

No. 147236

samefag i don’t mean how to get chlorinated water at home i mean how to achieve the same look

No. 147239

have you tried sea salt spray?

No. 147240

lmao I also have oily, fine, pinstraight hair and have top right pic hair rn. I hate that it's the "can I speak to a manager" haircut, but it suits my face really well and makes me look so cute but sometimes I look in the mirror and cringe at myself. I wish I could get an undercut or some shit, love how fucking cool they look.

No. 147242

thanks anon i’ll try that out!

No. 147293

I'm looking to buy an epilator, maybe on of the more expensive ones from Braun, but are they worth it? Any recommendations?

No. 147296

i have naturally straight, somewhat fine hair and i recently noticed just how much breakage i have (all over - it just sort of sticks up from my head and looks frizzy). i rarely heat style (less than 1x a week), am careful with combing my hair when it's wet, and sleep with a silk pillowcase.

is there anything else i can be doing to prevent breakage?

No. 147297

forgot to mention i also don't colour my hair.

No. 147298

Short hair anons, any recommendations for a hair wax/clay? Brand I used have downsized the amount of product you get for the price which is not very pleasing. I have straight hair that's on thick side and need something with good hold but there's so many options out there.

No. 147300

Are you sure it's breakage though? You naturally lose a lot of strands everyday and everyday new strands start to grow back in because of it. Over a long period of time this causes new growth of all lengths.

Other things you could do to prevent breakage are using elastics without metal or scrunchies and eliminating heat all together. Even straightening your hair only once a week is still burning it once a week. Be careful with how you brush it regardless of whether it's wet or not.

No. 147355

omg anon, i never considered new growth. i think that is the culprit! thank you!! looked up how to tell the difference between new growth and breakage, maybe this will help other anons: new growth usually has tapered ends, breakage has the classic 'white' split!

No. 147362

ugh, tmi question, but has anyone dealt with developing a dandruff problem after getting their hair colored? i don’t know that it was a direct result, but it only became a probably after i got my hair done in june. additionally, does anyone have dandruff shampoo recs for colored hair?

No. 147363

Idk about that but don't call that tmi, it's not tmi to talk about dandruff on a hair thread! Hair dyes can be very rough though, maybe try a hair scalp mask and see what happens.

No. 147437

File: 1597340569612.jpeg (300.34 KB, 750x816, BF8242E0-C060-4AA2-9453-091CBD…)

I chopped about an inch off my ends (my hair is straight & even length to my nips) using a pair of really sharp nail scissors and finished with thinning shears. It doesn't even look half bad.

I parted my hair down the middle, wet it slightly, joined both sides in a ponytail juuust under my chin and put another ponytail holder above the ends I wanted chopped off. Kinda like pic

No. 147481

Anons, what products would you recommend to keep the ends of your hair hydrated? I’ve always kept my hair long and I don’t like how after a while the ends get dry and I can see some split ends. I know that getting trims are inevitable for healthy hair, but in the meantime are there any shampoos or hair masks to use to at least strengthen the ends of your hair or prevent them from getting dry once you’ve gotten a trim?

No. 147507

File: 1597372317307.jpg (21.38 KB, 376x391, winona.jpg)

what is this haircut called? searching "pixie with bangs" and "short bob" hasn't yielded any similar results.

also, would a side part change what this style is called?

No. 147508

File: 1597373130522.jpg (72.67 KB, 762x331, db.jpg)

It's called the Don Bluth cut

No. 147522

Maybe a shingle is what you're looking for?

No. 147527

File: 1597390829374.png (559.58 KB, 500x750, 7e21d4b03e83e91ed797a066eceea6…)

I call that the leo.

No. 147533

Does chlorinated water make your scalp itch?

No. 147586

Looks like an asymmetrical short Bob to me

No. 147588

this is the best hairstyle for men. it's a shame eboys on tiktok ruined it

No. 147623

sorry if this isn't the right place to post this but i need some advice.
i've been trying to get to my natural hair color (strawberry blonde) all summer with bleach and dye, but now i just have an uneven gross mess. i don't wanna bleach again and i don't have time to get a stylist to help me fix things. my hair is still very light though so i tried to use a gingerish box dye earlier because i figured it'd just make my hair a darker red, but now that its dry my hair is ash brown? idk how that happened because the dye i used was very orange. and apparently it wasn't dark enough to fix the unevenness so there's some parts that are darker and some that are light ash brown.
i'm really sad and frustrated. my only option at this point is to dye it dark brown, but idk if that's a good idea. i had dark brown hair when i was fake tanning and it was okay, but i'm extremely pale now and not sure if the dark hair would look strange? i don't have freckles, i have cool toned skin and my eyes are blue.
i know it's difficult to tell how it'd look with such little information but i hope its enough for someone to help steer me in the right direction. thanks in advance.

No. 147625

Lillee jean?

No. 147626

See a professional to fix it.

No. 147627

lmaooo fuck. its not that bad but i should've seen that coming.

i don't have time to see a professional and even if i did i feel like its unwise to go to a hair salon rn. i probably should've gotten that across better in my original post but i'm panicking lmao sorry.

No. 147629

Dark box dye that isn’t multiple rounds of jet black will likely come out patchy again because (1) you have sections of hair that are more saturated with dye than others because of poor application (it happens) and (2) because of varying cuticle porosity in the strands from bleaching it. You need a stylist to remove the dye and lift your hair to the same level to get even coloring, even if it’s dark.

No. 147632

its worked for me before but ur probs right. thanks for explaining it. i'll just put up with my current color bc i don't wanna make it worse. and that other anon made me realize how lillee jean my situation is and that was honestly such a wake up call

No. 147640

File: 1597443126839.jpg (50.85 KB, 442x880, e59861a39394b498fcd9b090588b4c…)

what color would you call this? cant decide if its blonde or light brown

No. 147641

Looks like my hair color. It's a dark blonde aka golden/sandy/dishwater blonde depending on how flattering you want to be lol. It can look light brown in low light but in the sun you can clearly see warm yellow tones.

No. 147644

Light brown

No. 147646

If you do a Google image search for dark blonde hair followed by light brown, you get like 90% of the same images. So take your pic, if you're trying to get a stylist to color match it just bring reference pics.

No. 147647

File: 1597447413572.jpeg (114.48 KB, 1710x900, 19D64E5E-26E7-485A-9A9D-656450…)

What do you guys think of this type of hair on a rounder face? I have big curly type 2c/3a hair which can have a lot of volume when shorter but when it is longer, the curls become stretched out and slightly weighed down. I have a similar face shape to Natasha and am thinking of getting this cut, but am worried it might come across as unprofessional at my job.

No. 147664

I think that's a really nice haircut. this style of curly shag is in fashion right now, it doesn't seem unprofessional to me

No. 147682

I don't think this is the ideal hairstyle for a round face. For a round face, ideally you'd want something that slightly enlongates the face rather than a hair style that accentuates the width.

No. 147698

File: 1597499465451.png (1.58 MB, 1022x1022, Screen-Shot-2019-12-07-at-12.3…)

anons i really want a shag haircut like a softer version of pic related, do i take the plunge? is this something that most stylists know how to do?

my hair is inbetween 2A/2B and falls to my waist, no layers, oval face. i think having short layers near the crown is adorable but don't wanna end up with a mullet…

No. 147701

Depends what kind of shag you want. An authentic shag has the short layers on top, flowing out into gradually longer ones, otherwise you're really just looking at a layered long cut with a soft fringe. It wont really be a mullet if you keep the top layers a bit longer than a few inches, and I really think shags suit most people, other than myself. I had one and because I have a small face/head, it swamped me entirely, even with some of the weight being taken out. I say go for it but do your research for local hairdressers who can do it. I found mine through instagram.

No. 147783

I have a shag haircut and it really looks cute with my curly hair.

No. 147789

File: 1597595294927.jpg (115.36 KB, 1500x1500, 6132ELqtfQL._SL1500_.jpg)

OMG guys help please…Half a year ago I dyed my hair dark auburn colour with a semi permanent box dye. I did not like the result but I thought that in a month or two, it would fade anyway. It did not, so today I used a hair color remover to get it out, The problem is, it did not remove the hair dye, it just made my hair a couple of shades lighter and now it is bright red!!! For fucks sake I can't go to job interviews looking like Carrot Top. What do I do?? Should I just buy a dark brown boy dye and dye it again? Would that do further damage to my hair? The hair color remover made my hair texture weird and it also smells rancid. pic is the product that I used

No. 147790

*box dye, not boy dye, obviously

No. 147795

Is there a way to test a (darker than my natural hair) haircolor that can be washed out quickly and doesn't cause any damage? I've been googling a bit but I keep getting results of semi-pemanent hair dye's that only wash out after weeks. I really only want to see how I would like darker hair before committing and then wash it out at once.

No. 147796

Not really, I mean a few washes is the best you can do unless you just wanna use a spray. Why not just edit you hair darker? Takes a few minutes.

No. 147818

Editing a pic, that's actually really smart anon, I hadn't thought about that. Thanks!

No. 147872

Samefag, if anyone cares, I redyed it the next day, now it is a cool toned brown and looks and smells nice. Lesson learned: porous hair + freaky color = permanently stained cuticles that not even a color remover can remove

No. 147874

What happens if someone with dyed brown hair uses purple shampoo?

No. 147971

Garnier fructis has these banana pots that are 3 in 1, conditioner, mask and leave-in. People following the "curly method" love them because they have no parabens, sulfate etc etc.

No. 147975

any resources for someone who cannot braid at all? I can braid a strand of hair but anything else looks awful. I've attempted french braids but my hair is really long and tangles together. rip.

No. 147982

Is there anything that would help having a lot of baby hairs near my hairline? I have my hair parted on the side and in that area there’s a bunch of small hairs that wind up sticking out or are impossible to tie back. I was worried it might mean my hair’s receding or thinning out.

No. 147985

It will make your hair less brassy

No. 148000

I second this! I use the macadamia nut one and it's great

No. 148025

File: 1597752129532.jpg (72.8 KB, 560x808, IMG_9902.JPG)

I've been pretty apathetic about my hair for most of my life, and only use Tresemme's 2 in 1 shampoo and conditioner, but I started getting interested in making my hair not look like trash. My hair is very thick, frizzy and dry and I want to make it soft and tousled sorta like pic rel but shoulder lengthed. What can I do to stop my hair from being so frizzy and dry? What are some websites that can give more info regarding hair care?

No. 148157

File: 1597814292354.jpg (41.48 KB, 800x800, 2557762.jpg)

absolutely nothing

you want actually visible "toning" on dark hair you need helluva lot more pigment. pic related

I love it until my eye gets to the long bits. So much cuter just making that a shoulder length cut.

No. 148158

File: 1597814602377.jpeg (92.71 KB, 819x778, 3EAA726F-E552-484E-8D42-9D7C7F…)

I would invest in good shampoo and conditioner. Biosilk is available at most grocery stores and has worked wonders on my dry hair! It’s really lightly scented and gentle which I love. You can also invest in some single use hair masks and just do those once a week or every other week whenever you feel like you need it. You can find them at target or Walmart in the ethnic hair section but I feel like anyone can use them? Idk it’s really worked for me and I have thin straight hair that gets dry easily. Also biosilk has an oil you can use a little teeny bit of on your ends which helps prevent splitting! That’s my advice product wise, I really don’t style my hair much. Maybe Pinterest tutorials !??

No. 148293

NTA but just wanted to chime in and say I bought yesterday and used this along with the same shampoo and my hair is so fucking soft. I've been using sensitive shampoos and thought that'd do the trick but it became dry and frizzy. The difference after using this once is immense.

No. 148569

File: 1598153094956.jpg (118.91 KB, 1280x720, k.jpg)

i am not paying 500 dollars for any beauty or hair product, not now, not ever. but i fucking want the dyson airwrap so bad. does anyone know any quality dupes for less or hair curlers that use similar suction techniques to fix the curl?

No. 148577

is the right side the after??

No. 148578

nah that's her damp natural hair, sorry i used a shit pic for an example. the product can be used as an air dryer, curling iron and straightener all in one. here's a video of the curl part being used

No. 148616

File: 1598190206404.jpg (1.06 MB, 3024x4032, ff6dd1de28496f800e83943f84c77f…)

I accidentally dyed my hair way too bright pink/purple/idk. I had medium brown hair with some balayage and I used Directions Cerise to dye it. I don't feel great about my new hair colour, I think it makes me look even trashier. Does anyone know if I can go from pink to dark brown at home? Should I wait until the pink colour is almost completely washed out?
(Pic is not me but that's pretty much what it looks like.)

No. 148617

I don’t think there’s anything on the market like the airwrap curler but if you’re interested in the round brush attachment Revlon makes a decent one and so do japanese brands like tescom and panasonic

No. 148618

File: 1598190410738.jpeg (1.49 MB, 3464x2595, 0416A19B-509F-468A-8B32-A12202…)

Are we encouraged to post our hair transformations? Either way, I'm posting mine. My hair has completely changed overnight! When quarantine started, my hair went nuts. It wouldn't stay clean longer than a day, wasn't nearly as wavy as it'd been in the past no matter what I did. I found out that coconut oil molecules don't penetrate the hair shaft, and cut those products out of my routine. My hairdresser friend suggested I use a 2:1 conditioner:shampoo ratio but that gave my hair an awful residue/build up. Luckily I went to see him for a bangs trim the day after trying his cowash suggestion and his senior stylist came over and gave me the advice that's changed my life!

My hair is fine, low porosity, average-to-thick density. It hates conditioner. No matter the amount or the brand, ingredients, etc. it'll weigh my hair down without a doubt. She suggested I go with her routine, as she has similar hair to mine:
>On wash day, cleanse hair with an astringent shampoo (I use Carol's Daughter Wash Day Delight)
>Follow with a much more moisturizing shampoo (I use Shea Moisture's Manuka Honey and Marufa (jojoba) Oil shampoo), working it through the hair like you would a conditioner — starting from the ends and moving up, finger detangling the whole time. Let sit 5-10 minutes as you complete the rest of your shower routine.
>Rinse hair with warm water.
>Take a shower brush (I use a boar bristle one) and run it through length of hair so as not to have any residue, especially at the scalp.
>When out of shower, take a large cotton t-shirt and wring hair out via a scrunching motion. Go in with styling product of your choice (only one I use is Miss Jessie's Soft Jelly Curls) applying first with prayer hands before raking it through. Scrunch the hell out of your hair and let air-dry. Can also diffuse it once hair is 50-75% of the way dry.

I've also discovered the Godsend that is satin night caps. I feel like I'm going to milk some cows when I put it on, but it's made a significant difference in how much I need to refresh my hair in the morning. The only downside is that it flattens my roots.

No. 148622

I'm only 23 and as I'm getting older my hair is falling out at alarming rates. I'm not sure why but I've started to try and eat more and put on weight in hopes this might help. I'm 49kg and thinking it might be hormone related because I have a problem with my periods randomly stopping and starting and general hormonal problems.. it literally looks like I have a bald spot on my hairline and around my forehead and it's so stupidly thin

No. 148627

Depending on your height you might be underweight. Also get your thyroid checked if you haven't already.

No. 148631

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I want to get a long, layered fringe (something like pic) but I have a cowlick in my front hairline. Is getting a fringe a bad idea?

No. 148632

>>141823 from previous thread reporting back with an update.
I've been using nizoral shampoo and minoxidil (Rogaine) consistently for just shy of three months now and it seems to be making a difference. I went to see my stylist who also happens to be my older sister for my first cut-and-color in six months due to lockdown and figured I needed to disclose what happened and what I was using in case anything might react to another. Broke down a bit, told her everything, and god bless her, she was so supportive. We're not super close so it helped a lot. She looked over my scalp and told me that I have so many baby hairs coming up already that she's guessing the next time we do my hair it's going to be totally different. I've been applying it around my hairline too so I can more easily see the difference as it grows and it's definitely denser. I'm still pretty anxious about the whole situation, but I wanted people to know that Rogaine is an option, it's not male-only (women can even use the 5% that's usually branded as "for men only", just only use it once a day rather than twice like the "women's" 2%), and AS LONG AS YOU APPLY IT CORRECTLY AND CONSISTENTLY (directly to the scalp, 1-2 times a day, EVERY. DAY.) it seems to be working. If it keeps improving and I like where it ends up, I honestly almost feel kind of obligated to spread the gospel. I was so ashamed to need it, but seeing an actual difference now makes me want to dismantle that shame and stigma. I had considered using it before all this because my hair was already thin and fine and I was always jealous of girls with thick, full hair, and now I wish I had just gone for it way back then.

No. 148635

I had the same issue. Turns out I had very low iron levels.

No. 148641

File: 1598203237557.jpg (37.12 KB, 768x420, Haircolor_55_768x420.jpg)

I'm trying to decide whether I should get light or dark highlights. I want to make my hair more _unique_ somehow but don't want the constant upkeep or damage.

My hair is dirty blonde I suppose but depending on the light it can either look quite light, or very dark brown. I think it's like pic related.

Any ideas on what I could do?

No. 148643

you hair is brown

No. 148647

Hair in pic is 100% brown anon, no doubt. From what I've seen, dirty blonde hair usually has naturally high/lowlights. Anyway I don't think there's anything you can do to alter the color without upkeep and/or damage, so if you're not down for that just leave your natural hair be. The haircolor in pic is pretty and if it's healthy you're better off just leaving it as is. Unpopular opinion I guess but imo natural, healthy hair looks almost always better than altered "unique" hair does.

No. 148656

File: 1598211577416.jpg (103.45 KB, 667x1000, 3677e0e9c8f95d5c08c4ca113ae2ce…)

This is what it looks like in the light, though I suppose it's too dark to be dirty blonde.

I think in this case I'll leave it be, I hate how colored hair looks great the first few days then it just looks messy and ruined no matter what you do with it.

No. 148658

My hair was dirty blonde growing up so I'm used to calling it that. I hated it because it was so mousy. It finally darkened in my 20s but I always admired darker brown hair. Nothing against it

No. 148661

your hair is goals anon! I have the same wave pattern as you and I'm currently transitioning from blow drying it straight to wearing it natural, still trying to figure out how to style it properly

No. 148743

File: 1598266535175.jpg (436.31 KB, 1024x683, Swedish Model Frida Gustavsson…)

Since ash blonde is currently the subject; i've been thinking about letting my hair go natural/virgin.

I have been slightly lightening it with camomill extract spray (which is a natural way to bleech it essentially), but it's still damaging.

Like most Nordic people, my hair is a natural Ash blonde, often referred to as rat/mouse coloured, and I've always felt like most people think it's ugly or dirty looking since they call it "dirty blonde".

But since there's a new trend to have literal old people grey hair now, I'm wondering if it's become more trendy/acceptable to have ash coloured hair??

(see pic for the average nordic ash blonde hair, mine's ashier/less brassy, if that makes any sense)

No. 148749

I guess it's because of the "blonde" label that people are after, but brown hair looks better than dirty blonde anyway, coming from someone with dirty blonde hair. There's just something unappealing about this color that's not quite blonde-blonde, not quite brown and just murky looking. I'm not a fan lol.

No. 148807

If your hair is in healthy condition, then it's a very beautiful ashy tone that will only be enhanced by style choices like a flattering haircut or the colours your choose to wear. But imo the bottom line is that healthy hair is beautiful hair

No. 148811

Wait, what? People don’t like this hair color? It’s unappealing? I’m super confused, I’ve always thought this was a super cute hair color (I have dark brown hair)

No. 148817

You should never use a boar bristle brush on wet hair. It looks like you have a lot of breakage in the second picture, and that is probably why.

No. 148832

In the nordic's it's seen as a very noncolor, boring mess even thought it is perfectly fine, in fact a few years ago when it first started popping up in a bigger way, I was jealous. I have pretty dark hair and most people assume I dyed it from that mousey greige/roadside brown.

No. 148858

Thank you, kind anon! I hadn't known that — I'd just grabbed one from Target when I hadn't seen any silicone ones.

No. 148869

Yeah, you should really only be using detangler brushes (with thick plastic "bristles" that are far apart, ideally bendy) when your hair is wet. The boar bristle brush is for dry hair, it basically takes the oils from your scalp and distributes them across the entire hair shaft.

No. 148955

I have shoulder length brown hair, slightly wavy and it poofs up a lot + gets messy easily these days. I've never been one to style my hair day to day, are there any easy styling options for me so it can look neater +more professional?

No. 148958

does brushing it make the poofiness worse? i'd experiment using different brushes, try the wet brush.

No. 148975

Does anyone else here use bar shampoo? How is it?

I bought one for sustainability reasons (I've been experimenting with reducing my plastic waste and shit) and after a few washes, my hair got used to it and it's doing really great now, however, I find that there's a LOT of dry grey skin flakes on my brush now. You can't really see them in the actual hair (unlike when I was struggling with dandruff), but my brush is full of them.

Anyone else had this experience?

No. 148976

I know lush is treating their employees like shit, but I love their shampoo bars. Tried drug store ones, but they didn't do it for me.

I never hat this issue before, maybe try out different shampoo bars, you skin might like them more?

No. 148977


I've been boycotting Lush all my life lmao, their stuff is way too expensive here, like 2-3 times as expensive as in the US. I bought mine from a local seller and even consulted my hair type with her, but I guess it just wasn't a perfect match, which is a shame, cause it makes my hair look great other than the flakiness.

No. 148999

Yeah I have the grey fluffstuff on my brush/comb aswell. (Is it really skinflakes?) But I started washing my hair with CG-approved ingredients and using that shampoo bar at the same time so I thought it had something to do with the lack of really harsh cleansers in combination with hard water. But I'm not sure. Regardless my hair looks fine so it doesn't really bother me, you really can't see anything when you look at my hair.

No. 149008

Anybody here tried biotin but kind of felt like it has no impact on your hair? I'm taking it for a over two weeks now and idk I just realized that I get really greasy hair, but do not feel like my hair got stronger or has grown faster?

No. 149024

I went through one bottle (I think that lasted 3 months) of 10.000 mcg. I was mainly taking it for my nails but I noticed no difference. I did notice my bodyhair growing noticibly faster though. I'm not sure about my (head)hair because I didn't measure it or anything.

No. 149025

Pretty sure it works like all other vitamins - only if you have a deficency?

No. 149055

those kind of shampoos are just kind of drying in my experience. or maybe it has rice/other kind of starch in it that keeps depositing on your scalp and giving the appearance of skin flaking, or maybe all the shitty fragrance in it gave you dandruff-like reaction. sorry, this post isn't really as helpful as i thought it would be, but it must be one of those three.

No. 149101

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I started using this a few months ago bc i hate using conditioner and my hair seems to be growing really fast, its always soft, and it never feels dry or greasy. Definitely recommend, its $10 at target

No. 149115

can someone pls recommend good drugstore/marshall’s shampoo and conditioner for : wavy / curly / balayaged hair?

No. 149234

How good are Lush hair care products? I've gotten a pretty substantial raise at work and now I don't feel bad spending a bit more on my hair.

No. 149374

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what hair color is this? it's pretty

No. 149378

This color is sooo pretty to me

No. 149379

Looks like honey blonde to me

No. 149414

I wouldn't advise you to slap dark brown box dye on your head at home just to cover the pink, it has somewhat high chances of looking shitty and low chances of being removed succesfully when you get tired of the upkeep or want to go lighter again.
Just wait for the pink to wash out unless you really hate it that strongly. If you shampoo it several times in a row and rinse with hot water whenever you wash your hair, you could probably get most of it out in two to three weeks (assuming the brown is virgin hair). Then I'd do a bleach bath (look it up) just on the balayage bits to get whatever's left over out of there as well. It shouldn't put up much of a fight, pink is one of, if not the easiest color to remove in my experience.

No. 149423

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I've been wanting to get wispy bangs for a while now, but I have super thin patchy hair (I have female pattern hair loss). Has anybody had experience with bangs and thin hair or would it be better to just steer clear altogether?

No. 149424

I have the same problem and I had wispy bangs for a while and I got a lot of compliments on them! Tbh it depends on how bad your hair loss is but as long as you go for the thin and wispy look instead of the thick bangs look I think you’ll be fine. If you’re still unsure I’m sure you can ‘trial’ what they’d look like on your face by doing a faux bang look, there are a lot of youtube videos on that I think.

No. 149458

I have the same colored hair as you and I came to the same conclusion as you have about it. That was ~2 years ago and there's one more trim to go before it is 100% virgin hair again. I'm so glad that I made the decision and now I get to reap the rewards finally. haha
I looked it up a while ago and got such an ego boost from all the articles about how mousy blonde hair was in and how to get it. Look those up for inspo lol
I was also extremely over dying my hair as I had been doing it for like 10+ years. The atrocities…

No. 150059

How to deal with very thin oily bangs? Any tricks? When I have just washed my hair it looks okay but it very quickly turns oily and it's very thin and flat too. So I just end up with a few thin wet looking strands on my forehead lmao. I have already tried different shampoo and it helped at first but my hair somehow adjusted to it and now it's back to oily and thin.

No. 150089

Two questions from a total noob in hairdye:
1. If you go darker than your natural hair color (so no bleaching) can you remove the color?

2. If you go darker, does it still damage your hair?

No. 150090

It probably depends on your natural colour. I had very very fair hair before I dyed it dark brown and it never really came out but I suppose if your hair was fairly close to the dye colour it would come out eventually?

No. 150102

this basically answers both your questions. for permanent dye. not really. dying your hair with permanent dye, even darker still actually requires some color removal, since the dye works by filling in your empty hair shaft. that's the difference between permanent and semi permanent dying.

No. 150108

Dry shampoo (use it BEFORE you get greasy, not after) and washing your bangs more regularly, like on their own not necessarily with the rest of your hair. As for the thinness, maybe try to blowdry them with a velcro roller to give them more volume.

No. 150158

Which one is better for the hair, blowdrying, or letting it dry naturally?

No. 150200

Heat is always worse, may look worse but in the long run it's better no matter the care regimen or oils with excessive heat.

No. 150201

I'm not an expert, BUT it depends on a few things, like the hair dye because there are different types of dye. I'm assuming you mean permanent hair dye which goes into the hair shaft. yes it damages your hair, but not very much, not as much as bleaching it. bleaching your hair actually puts holes in your hair and makes it thinner.

for your second question, I don't really know to be honest, again it would depend on the hair dye. there is such thing as demi permanent hair dye which doesn't go into the hair shaft (it just clings to the outside of your hair) and is supposed to come out eventually.

No. 150248

I dye my hair black and it fades every time with demi permanent dye. Just don't do permanent or box dye, that's how I got permablack that looked like shit. Go on Amazon and get a low volume demi developer and mix the colors you want.

No. 150351

I wash my hair at night, every day, when I wake up it's already flat and oily again. If I make it wet again and dry it like that is it actually going to stay like that the whole day?

No. 150356

Thought I would write this here, I have always had thin-ish hair. I would always wake up with strands over my pillow, but I have been using a silk pillow now for a couple of weeks and I no longer have hair over my pillow. So I rec 100% if any of you girls have the same issue!!

No. 150858

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Pic related is my hair
I'm obsessed with red hair. Do you think my hair is too dark to be dyed a natural looking red, or is would it have to be bleached? Also ignore the unicorn toy in the back lol

No. 150864

So shiny I thought you had grey hair from all the reflection.
It would be a pity to lose all that shine by dying it.

No. 150865

I like your natural hair colour, it has uniquiness in how shiny it is!

No. 150867

Agreed with this and my motto is: healthy, natural hair is always better than dyed hair.

No. 150874

She's not asking if she should dye it, anons. I think your hurr natural hair is better durr comments are inconsiderate when she clearly says she wants red hair. Her hair won't all crumble from a dye job, she can dye it back or regrow it virgin if she doesn't like it. But it's cool to try new things.

To answer you question, anon, you don't have to bleach it, red will work on dark blonde.

No. 150876

It's not inconsiderate to compliment someone, lol
Bad day, anon?

No. 150891

This. All i wanted to say is that i really liked anons hair.

No. 150933

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To actually answer anon's question…

I don't think you have to bleach it, your color looks close to mine and I've dyed mine red several times with no trouble. I actually use henna, which is nice because it doesn't cause damage to hair cuticles. My hair always feels very thick and full afterwards, and the color turns out to be a rich auburn similar to pic, which I think looks nice and natural.

I have wanted to go more of a ginger/coppery color, which would likely require bleaching, but if you're good with a richer red than you should be good to go.

No. 150959

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From what i've heard you can get a very good results using henna to dye your hair which is not damaging since there's no bleaching, here you have an example of the resutls before (on the right) and after.

No. 150960

don't forget that henna is really difficult if not impossible to remove, so it's a commitment.

No. 150961

my hair was way darker than yours before I went red and it turned out fine. No need to bleach. the only thing to keep in mind that red dyed hair is a bit of a hassle to maintain because it washes out super fast.

No. 150966

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Ok anons im the bitch from the vent thread who had pictures used to catfish, my hair is currently a weird faded out turqoise-green color, pic related.

What can throw over it that's not black, (my natural hair is black and you can see the roots in most picture so you can tell its me) over it asap that's going to look somewhat presentable?

I was thinking of ginger red and also dyeing my eyebrows ginger, but will the green mess it up?

No. 150967


Red cancels out green, that's actually one of the easier colors to put over it.

No. 150976

Blue seems like the most obvious choice? Going with an opposite color like red would have me worry that it's gonna end up looking really muddy.

No. 150979

This girl went from green to purple

No. 151112

Those who have used henna, what was your experience?
I've watched a few videos and it seems kind of like a pain in the ass. Like, you have to mix it with lemon juice and and tea and then let it sit for 4 hours and then leave it in your hair for 5 hours or something. And then it doesn't show up in your hair for like 48 hours. Is it worth it?

No. 151117

I don't know what type of henna you've been looking at but in my experience it's been way more straightforward. It's pretty similar to a typical dye where I just poured out the powder, mixed with water and applied. No waiting or anything. You are supposed to leave it in for several hours but I wear a hair cap and just leave mine all night so my hair gets as saturated as possible. When I wash it out in the morning it is a bit of a mess and looks like you've been murdered with all the red color in the shower, but it's immediately visible. I have no chill when it comes to my hair and wouldn't have bothered if it was more complicated than that.

No. 151119

did it stain your tub/shower when you rinsed it out? also, what brand did you use? genuinely curious

No. 151121

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There's some residue that gets left in the tub but nothing I couldn't get rid of with a bit of scrubbing. I use Surya Brasil, which is noticeable for its image of some fancy long-bearded old dude with a pretty lady haha. More recently I bought a box of Light Mountain, which has cute animals on it. Similarly simple instructions, although I do see a segment that talks about optional lemon juice and tea. They list that as a "special effect" you can include which is supposed to help "bring out golden highlights in already light hair."

No. 151135


I have been a long time henna user. I usually let my henna sit for four hours in a warm place and then you can keep it on your head anywhere from 1-5 hours (I usually just watch a movie) If your hair isn't naturally black you will see color immediately but it does take 48 hours to 'settle' into its real color. Pros
Great for your hair and if you have any sort of scalp issues.
Fixes damage.
Looks shiny and healthy (if you use red…I find that using indigo to make black or brown makes my hair look dull?)
If your hair is long and thick it can be a pain to apply and wash out.
It can be hard to get an exact color because all hair is different.
I have used henna from NightBlooming on Etsy (kitsune fire fox), Light Mountain (dark brown) and Henna Color Lab ( wine red, black, dark brown. If you want more information sites like hennasooq and nightblooming are great places to start, also there are lots of forums like long hair community with peoples stories/how they mix their henna

No. 151137

I was thinking of switching to the Surya Henna cream just for ease, does your hair feel nice afterwards? I am trying not to damage my hair when I color it. I love henna but I want more of a maroon red then the fox red I have and surya has a really pretty Marsala color. Would you recommend it?

No. 151146

Can you get cool toned/ashy colors with henna? I've googled it but I can't really find a straight answer. All websites seem to talk about how you get such full, warm colors from henna but that's not what I'm after.

No. 151147

ot, but that's such a saucy packaging for a henna cream lmao

No. 151230

Ran out of shampoo and washed hair with shower gel (sanex to be precise), followed up with usual hair mask but now my hair looks so good, it's smooth and shiny and holds heat styling exceptionally well. for the reference I have fine straight hair. wtf, should I just use shower gel?? or is this some fluke? am I turning into a 3 in 1 product scrote?

No. 151233

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Is this hairstyle outdated for the modern age?

Asking for a friend

No. 151235

I like it. Unless you dress in a dated fashion as well I don’t think it’s look out of place in today’s fashion.

No. 151237

It's technically outdated but can be a statement if you style yourself right. If you can't rock a bold fashion statement, you're gonna look insane/frumpy. Could work though!

No. 151242

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A bob with bangs isn’t outdated per se but the horizontal parting of the bangs kind of is. If you want it to look more current you could part and cut the bangs more like a triangle shape.

No. 151260

It's worth a few more washes to see if it's a fluke or not. Most shampoos are chock-full with sillicones and what not, maybe it's just a certain ingredient in your shampoo that doesn't work for your hair and the lack thereoff in the showergel boosts your hair?

No. 151270

From what I have experienced you can do a cooler tone brown or red and a neutral tone black but you need to mix indigo and possibly amla. Places like hennacolorlab are reputable and have it pre mixed so you don't have to do the guess work. Generally just henna will give you only a warm red tone and you have to add other herbs to change the color. Henna builds though so a lot of people that henna for years their hair will go towards burgundy.

No. 151364

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Do keratin treatments do anything? I have thick, dry and frizzy hair and been thinking of getting a keratin treatment for £70. Are they worth it?

No. 151367

I did an at-home keratin treatment a few years ago and it transformed my coarse, dry, frizzy. wavy hair into smooth stickstraight hair, but it was gone after literally one wash. I now wash my hair with a shampoo and conditioner without sillicones, sulfates and drying alcohols (=all extremely drying ingredients) and my hair's now smooth and moisturized most of the time. That has been a much better solution for my coarse, frizzy dry hair.

No. 151422

Off topic but I love this picture haha

No. 151601

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I’ve been using exclusively curly girl method for about 5 months now, and this is the first time that I tried to skip hair gel and other styling products in my routine. With full routine my hair looks like every girl with wavy hair on the curly hair subreddit. Now my hair looks kinda like pic related (not me). Straight on top but wavy at the bottom. It’s very similar to how it was pre-CGM but much softer and now, 4 days after washing, it still looks and feels fine with 0 effort.

The only downside is that my hair feels a bit slippery (but not oily) and no hairstyles will stay, I sleep with a braid in and it’s everywhere in the morning, and hair bonnet is a lost cause. I can only wear my hair down and obviously it gets in my face like that. But doing a half updo or pinning it back makes it look lifeless without the curls, probably because of the way it was cut. I will do my full routine again next wash day which includes a protein curl cream and gel so that the waves are more evenly distributed through my hair instead, but I’m very happy with what CGM’s been doing for me.

No. 151642

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Do you think Karen Gillan's hair matches her skin? This might sound like a dumb question I guess, but I saw someone on a forum a long time ago saying it didn't, and now I'm paranoid because I really want this hair color but I'm afraid it won't match. I don't have her exact skin tone but I'm naturally a brunette so I'm worried it won't match my skin tone and I'll look stupid. I have no idea what her natural hair color is.

No. 151652

Same here! I've stopped using gel and any curl-forming techniques all together when I discovered not doing that gives me really nice waves. I like the waves much better than my curls and it safes a ton on product and time in effort

No. 151673

I think it fits her perfectly, to the point I'd think she may be a redhead naturally, obviously with the color touched up with a dye but just to make it look more even / intense.

No. 151679

she is well known as a natural ginger. as a quick google would have told you

No. 151704

Just because someone is a natural something it doesn’t mean it actually suits them, my natural color looks awful on me.

She looks good with red tho.

No. 151807

Ok. Didn’t say otherwise but ok

No. 151851

Is it counted as virgin hair if someone has dyed their hair 10+ years ago and has grown hair after shaving their head?

No. 151852

No. 152287

After years of frying my hair, I just shaved all of it off. Any anons know how I can speed up the growth process or will I just have to wait a year?

No. 152290

What are the best shades of blonde for someone who is pale (not necessarily ghost white, but fairly close) with cool undertones? Photos would be really helpful!

I also have very dark eyebrows and hazel (more brown than green) eyes, if that changes anything.

No. 152293

I think warm undertones fit better if you have hazel eyes

No. 152305

File: 1600798718002.jpg (45.72 KB, 564x613, Blonde-Ombre-1.jpg)

I have similar coloring to you and I've wanted to do some kinda ombre blonde like this for a while. When the roots match your eyebrows, it looks a lot more natural imo, and also tends to grow out in a more flattering way.

No. 152308

Cool toned haircolors, ash blonde, ash light brown come to mind

No. 152414

I take iron and vitamin D and those feel like they help my hair grow, but I am deficient in both of those. There are other supplements you can take for hair growth, but I dont know what to recommend you because there are so many.

No. 152426

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Anyone used the deep treatments from Aussie? Just bought this today, haven't used it yet and just wanted to know if any of y'all have tried it/how it worked for you. My hair is dry and wavy/slightly curly.

No. 152427

Not used this precise one but this brand is so awesome I love it

No. 152459

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Anons, does anyone know good hairmasks that will help my hair to be fluffy and healthy? Also, if that helps, any product is okay (I guess), though my hairtype is wavy.

No. 152527

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what type of blonde is this?

I would recommend masks from Planeta Organica, also korean aloe gel Holika Holika, it does wonders for hair of all types, and it's great not only for hair and scalp, but also face and body. You can get the gel on amazon.
I don't know about the PO masks though, they're popular in Russia and some european countries but I haven't seen them in american internet stores
Babushka Agafia has some good and available masks

No. 152529

Level 7 Golden blonde.

No. 152543

I know hemp/ CBD beauty products are a meme right now but their anti frizz hemp range is legitimately good. All their deep treatments are more or less the same 3 minute miracle formula but they're all decent so I'm sure you'll be happy.

No. 152580

Best mask ever is your favorite conditioner + 1teaspoon honey + 1teaspoon argan/olive oil, mixed well.

Honey is a humectant that draws hydration into the hair, and oil will make it smooth and glossy.

Shampoo, towel dry hair and apply mask for at least 20 minutes. Rinse with cool water. Works like a charm!

No. 152589

Anons using deep treatments, try squeezing most of the water out of your hair with a towel before combing the treatment through. It works twice as well and the product lasts longer too.

No. 152610

Am I weird for thinking that's brown hair?

No. 152616

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Who has tried conditioner bars and how do you like it? I switched to shampoo bars earlier this year and I like it, so I'm considering switching to conditioner bars as well but I'm kind of hestitant I guess. Do they moisturize the hair well? Are they easy to use?

Not really, people don't seem to agree if that kind of shade is dark blonde or light brown.

No. 152622

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has anyone had any experience with high-lift color? i want to go from a dark/medium brown to a cool light ash/mushroom brown without spending hours in a salon

No. 152633

is the darker hair your natural hair color? because high lift hair color (according to what I've read) can't lift hair dye, you'd need bleach for that

No. 152638

yes it's my natural color! i have virgin hair, only had highlights once years ago. kind of new to hair color in general, i've investigated bleaching but don't really think it's for me. hoping for something more subtle & natural-looking !

No. 152643

>>152638 thing is anon, bleaching is the ONLY way to lift your hair colour. You either lift and deposit colour separately (salon) or use box dye to do both at once (lift and deposit).

Box dyes aren't all bad, but high lift ones are very damaging because they use 40vol bleach to make sure they lift even the darkest natural black hair in one go. For natural medium brown hair (white people hair lol) you never need more than 20vol.

Bleaching hair at home is intimidating but if you only want a few levels of lift, you can do a bleach bath. It's much easier and you don't have to be as precise because you tone down the bleach with shampoo and apply it more like a hair mask than dye.

No. 152644

I haven’t tried many but def stay away from conditioner bars that have cocoa butter in them, they leave a heavy and waxy coating on your hair no matter how much you rinse and it’s so awful (i’m basically telling you to stay away from lush conditioner bars lol). i personally like hemp oil and shea butter formulas.

No. 152648

is there such a thing as thick, healthy, shiny platinum blonde hair? if so, I've never seen it. it always looks fried, thin and yellow. I've seen pictures of healthy looking platinum blonde hair, but those are pictures and pictures can be edited

also, I don't even want platinum blonde hair lol. I'm just curious

No. 152650

i see! never heard of it before, this is so helpful. tysm :-)

No. 152713

File: 1601124678676.jpg (100.53 KB, 800x800, 08956.jpg)

I use solid shampoo + conditioner, rn I'm using pic related (American cream from Lush) and it works well for my fine hair, it doesn't get them oily at all. Even if you get a bar conditioner that leaves your hair greasy, you could still use it as a pre-shampoo conditioner.
I've always wanted to try the ones from Chargrin Valley Soap, espcially their Henna shampoo bar

No. 152721

Natural thick, healthy, shiny platinum blonde hair is possible. There's a girl (well woman) I know from my childhood who has natural platinum blonde hair, and while all us other light blonde girls got darker hair throughout our childhood and teen years, she got to keep her perfect platinum blonde hair. I lowkey envy her to this day lol.

Bleached platinum blonde hair that's in good condition? I doubt it. Maybe if you come from a blonde that's already very light but not quite platinum.

No. 152934

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I cut myself some straight bangs during lockdown and I liked them but not enough to keep them more than 6 months. I'm now growing them out and they are pic related length. They don't look as good tho and I'm looking for haircut inspo that would work with them. I want to cut my hair short, like at least shoulder-length, maybe shorter. I have really straight hair with little volume, face shape should go with anything. I'm two steps away from getting a stylish kpop bowlcut lite or something but I think my boyfriend wouldn't like it very much. idk, send inspo if you can!

No. 152942

File: 1601256611502.jpeg (96.25 KB, 522x449, E12BFCE7-3FC9-48C9-9458-305EE6…)

Does this inspo work?

No. 152947

i recommend a shag, it works perfectly with that length of bangs and the layering could help create more body and movement. i think it's a really stylish and versatile look

No. 153036

What can I do about flyaway hair? My hair is naturally straight but I have terrible flyaway hair on the top of my head. I brush it and within minutes it looks like I’ve been dragged through a hedge backwards. Already tried conditioner, not brushing when wet, drying with a cotton t shirt, using frizz ease. Nothing helps, I just look like a mess

No. 153037

Thanks anons, the first one is nice.
I'd love to go for a shag but I'm afraid my hairdresser fucks it up or that my straight flat hair is gonna make it look 2000s scene. Don't shag cuts need a lot of care?

No. 153089

File: 1601304582941.jpg (48.93 KB, 640x639, shag-haircuts-1578511164.jpg)

I think a shag could benefit from a little styling, like applying some leavein conditioner and scrunching in a light hold gel, but it's generally considered a wash and go style that can add more volume to fine hair because of the layering. I would say consult a hairstylist that you trust about it

Pic related is one example on fine, pin-straight hair

No. 153092

Light hairspray.

No. 153106

Thanks for the advice, I just moved in a new town so no go-to stylist. I'll ask my coworkers!

No. 153344

PLEASE, for the love of god someone help me. Lately (over the last week or two) my head has been itchy as all hell. No, I don’t have lice. What’s worse, is that while my hair was luscious, silky and growing long last month, I’m suddenly having insane hair fall.

Some things that I changed: a new shampoo, and about 1-2 weeks ago I started spraying rice water in my hair. I would sleep with my hair soaked in rice water overnight because I figured it’d help my hair grow longer.

I’m fucking freaking out tbh, I don’t know why my scalp is suddenly so irritated with so much hair loss. I have thin hair as it is, so I was so excited last month when it was thick, shiny and long. Now I’m afraid to touch my head or even style it

What could help and wtf is going on?!

No. 153346

Sounds like a fungal infection. Get you some antifungal drops (ketoconazole) and anti-dandruff shampoo (Tgel or Vichy Dercos, not Head&Shoulders). Let the antifungal sit on your scalp and hair for some hours, then wash it off. If that doesn't work see a derm if you can or try another antifungal.

No. 153354

Ty! You could be right, I’m legit losing my mind over this so I’m gonna go to the drugstore today & see if that’ll help at all

No. 153361

Good luck! I second the other anon about the fungal infection - I would add that sleeping with soaked hair might have caused it, so maybe take a break from the rice water too.

No. 153536

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I think this exact photo was posted in the thread before but, I really want to get a shag exactly like this. I have wavy/curly hair that I think would naturally end up looking similar to this. But I'm REALLY worried the bangs won't suit me. I've had bangs probably a dozen times in my life, different types, and none of them suited me… I think it has to do with the fact that my face is a bit circular and even though I have a big forehead, the lower third of my face is a bit recessed so it looks weird with bangs? I'm not sure. What do you all think? I think it would suit my ginger hair but it would be an absolute bitch to grow out if it doesn't look good.

No. 153548

These types of 70s bangs are pretty forgiving and you can always make them more like a face frame type of thing. Can't really make an recommendations without you posting your actual face though.
I'd go to a really good expensive hairdresser for the first cut, one who knows what they're doing and can make it work for your face. After you get a cut you actually like take a lot of pictures so you always have a reference.

No. 154588

Can someone recommend me, a total beginner, curling tongs or wands? I don't know which one to go for but tongs seem easier. I have longer hair past my shoulders which I'll cut if it's too long for the barrel, I want to achieve real looking curls (2B to 2C) and not that Hollywood big bombshell 'natural' wave.

No. 154590

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Curlers with the clamp are easier for most beginners, especially if you don't care for the vic secret wave, and look for a barrel size that corresponds with the curls you want. How well does your hair hold style and how concerned are you about heat damage? I had curly hair (2c/3a probably) that was fried and permed into weird frizz, and to get back to what my natural hair looked like, I use the sock method and just do it really tight and high, almost dry with leave in conditioner, sleep in it overnight, and that's been better for my hair, held better than heat curls, and looks more natural.

No. 154594

That picture is incredibly helpful, thanks! I think my Asian hair is a little resistant to being styled, it's on the thick/coarse end (but is getting thinner due to health problems) so it can probably stand the heat and I don't have to worry about dye damage. Most of my hair is really loose wave but all the ones that come out curly make it look like I have frizz. Looks like I won't struggle for options because most of the tools I'm browsing are about 1"

No. 154599

Forgot to say, I've tried the sock method and just curling my hair into a bun after showering then leaving it but on my hair type it only makes very loose waves.

No. 154613

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I have receding hairline at 25 and my hair is getting thinner. I always had irregular periods and now I also have acne, I wonder if it's PCOS or are those things unrelated. Anyway I feel like it's over

No. 154616

Hair can come back on the right meds anon. Check if you have PCOS, but even if you don't they can still help you with those symptoms.

No. 154628

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I keep seeing young people on every website talking about fearing their hair is thinning or receeding;
You are for sure under a lot of stress right now, their is a literal pandemic on, never mind the normal struggles of youth
Stress will make your hair brittle and fall out more easily
You aren't balding, you're just extremely stressed at the moment
If you can get your stress under control, the rest of your health will improve
If you can't un-stress right now, just try to remember that life goes week by week;
Yes the next week is coming, but take the weekend for all it's worth and know in your heart another one is coming inevitably
Even in the middle of the most miserable week, the weekend is that much closer

That said though, in your case, you might consider asking your doctor for birth control to regulate your hormones, would you also consider your body hair to seem a bit much? If yes to that, honestly that sounds like what happened in my 20s, I wound up getting an IUD and taking the pill at the same time, cleared my acne, annexed my periods, made my body hair and 'moustache' grow back in slower and thinner, and made the hair on my head significantly stretchier

No. 154634

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I have had problems with thinning hair since I was 16. I remember doing test for androgen levels back then and everything was ok. They wanted to put me on hormones for my period but I was constantly on various meds for depression and I just didn't want to take even more pills. Now the only new thing is acne and receding hairline. I will make an appointment but I feel like it's just my shitty genes that make me extremely sensitive to stress, not hormones
Thank you anon, your words made me feel a little better. As for my body hair, everything is fine (at least for now), I never had any problems with excessive hair growth. I have to mention I have this old habit of scratching my head even though my skin is not itchy, I can't control it, I usually do it unconsciously when I'm deep in my thoughts. When I was 16-23 I would scratch my scalp until it started to bleed. It's not even remotely as severe now, but I wonder if it can still irritate my skin to the point of losing hair? Or maybe I permanently fucked up my skin?

No. 154655

Anyone else done with this?
I've been dying my hair dark brown for about two years now, and I wanna go back to my natural color. It's naturally blonde, thick and wavy/curly.
Blonde roots look awful imo, I feel like I look like I'm balding right now. How can I grow my roots out "gracefully"? I feel like I can barely find any info about it, but I read online about just using temporary dye in the meantime to make it look less shitty. Like even I even considered just shaving my head and buying a nice wig lol.

No. 154699

if I put demi permanent hair dye over my virgin hair, would it still be virgin?

No. 154706

Demi-permanent color works by using developer to change your hair color. It's still lifting the cuticle of the hair shaft to deposit. How big of a difference are you looking for, lighter or darker?

No. 154707

You could try a color remover, but your hair will straight up smell like ass after using it and there is going to be some trial and error. People have frosted the color out over time with bleach, but it's going to be shitty with the roots still.

No. 154712

I was thinking of a darker red (i have medium brown hair). But I also want to have my hair bleached in the future and i know permanent color is a pain in the ass to get out.

No. 154807

That might be a pain in the ass to bleach out later

No. 154848

Is demi the same as semi? I got semi permanent dye done and when I had it permanently dyed a year or so later the hairdressers definitely considered my hair virgin and dyed it accordingly.

No. 154855

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with barbra's side profile in mind, which hairstyle do you think suits her best? do you know of any other celebrity with this sort of side profile?

mine is pretty much almost exactly like hers, except the tip of my nose is a lot more upturned. I really hated how big it was, even after I grew into it but then learned to actually be okay with it. Still though, a few days ago I saw a video of me with my hair down and I looked hideous and realized my side profile looks horrible not because of my nose alone, but also my forehead! I hate it sm now that I see it. Instead of being prominent or straight, it's sloped. I looked it up and this type of forehead is masculine, no wonder. I don't have a prominent browbone or anything, but I still hate how it basically makes me look like Phineas lol. Anyways, im wondering if I should just always have my hair up, or if maybe a simple low pony would look good too? I think the hair down looks worst because it creates a vertical line on the back of the head making the slope even more obvious, and styles that accentuate the shape of the head are better?

No. 154859

If your browbone isn't huge like a man then I'd say your forehead slope isn't as bad as you think. Barbara looked great in all her different styles imo. I agree on the hair down looking the worst on her out of those 3 pictures but she still looks gorgeous. For me it's not about the slope but rather her long face appearing longer with the really long hair, as you said it creates vertical lines. Again, though, she looks great regardless.

No. 154864

Semi just sits on the surface of the hair and doesn't undergo any kind of chemical reaction to change the color. It can't lighten, only place pigment over the hair shaft.

No. 154891

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Lady Gaga is kind of similar

No. 154897

I think the hairstyle on the right looks the best on her, it 'lifts' her face up in my opinion. I don't know who she is though, so I'm going 100% by just these three pictures.

No. 154954

you can also add unsweetened cocoa or cacao powder in with the cornstarch if you have dark hair

No. 154957

I just want to know why polyquats have to be shoved into nearly every hair product. Why?

No. 154983

>barbra streisand.jpg
gosh i wonder who it is

No. 154989

No. 154995

Can someone give me hair advice? I have thin 2b/2c curls but my hair doesn't hold curls well at the top. It's basically straight until the middle of my ears, then the bottom curls but it's quite puffy. I've tried the CG method but the gel leaves my hair feeling gross and it doesn't make a difference to the top of my hair. I've plopped as well but it barely makes a difference.

No. 155016

Calm down with your snarky comment anon, I was just saying I don't know who she is SO I've never seen how she looks in other pictures or video. I was entirely judging on just those three pics.

No. 155139

My hair is extremely similar to how you described, but I'll occasionally get some bendyness or an outright ringlet near my roots.
I have a lot of theories about buildup, but my hair has looked the best after ploppingfor a small amountof time in a tee (microfiber makes me frizzy) after dabbing the roots first. I haven't tried clipping, but I've heard of a lot of success there. I think the hair might get too heavy or there's buildup as the root cause.
So there's a lot of information out there on the various types of polyquaternium. They're in hair products more often than not. A lot of CG approved products have them. It's there as a film former, at least that's the most basic definition.
I'm going to get some Kinky Curly Come Clean and attempt to start washing with that bare minimum once a week, maybe finding a cowash or low poo-ing the other days with shampoo that doesn't contain it. Evidently it can require a couple of washes to fully get some of them out. I'm considering a sulfate based clarifying shampoo to strip everything first.
Curlsmith In Shower Style Fixer has Polyquaternium-10 in it, but supposedly that's one of the easiest to wash out from what I've read. It's a great product that feels sort of like a mix between a balm and a gel to me, but you're required to use it on sopping hair. The plan is to detangle with Kinky Curly Knot Today, rinse most of it, then apply the hair product and plop in a tee, drying the roots a little first.

No. 155531


Same curl type, my hair is straight for about 15cm before the curl gets going. If your hair is fine, it might be the length is too much for your strands and the weight is pulling the roots straight.

The Deva cut is supposed to fix this problem with dry cut layers, but personally I don't like the way it looks on "white" hair, very eighties perm vibes because you don't get that lovely dense volume like with natural black hair.

Personally I embrace the straight roots and I think it's pretty, reminds me of rennaisance paintings.

I can get the roots to curl/wave nicely but only if I put big handful of mousse (not gel) on sopping wet hair, style with Denman brush, squish gently into curls, and then let drip/air dry over a few hours. Walk around with a towel over my shoulders. My hair looks awesome and the curls are perfectly formed, but man it's a drag so I only do it on special occasions.

No. 155532

I have the same thing, straight from the roots to the ears and from the ears to the ends it's wavy/curly. I find I can make the roots curl if I clip the roots but that's just so much work and I actually don't even like how it looks that much.

No. 155545

Has anyone here tried rice water rinses? I came across this video that goes pretty indepth about how rice water rinses are traditionally done and I want to give it a try. But at the end it's said that it may cause protein-overload which damages the hair instead, so now I'm not sure. Thoughts?

No. 155603

DO NOT DO IT. I tried this a month or so ago and got a fungal infection as a result, paired with hair loss. Try essential oils instead

No. 155606

Aren't you anon who was sleeping with rice water overnight? I mean that's kind of asking for it lol. You're supposed to rinse it out after 30 or so minutes.

No. 155631

Don’t do it if you’re going to do it incorrectly, you mean.

No. 155733

Is it worth it to try a cg-lite routine for my hair? My East Asian hair has never been pin straight like my other EA friends. When I was 13, my hair got super wavy for a hot eights months or so, then kind of unfurled itself after I turned 14. Since then, my hair has been mostly straight, but I see my hair from the back has some waves/bends. Conferring with my EA friends, they don't seem to have that.

No. 155734

Help I cut my bangs and for the most part they finally look good and not too thin and stringy but now the bottom/the ends are too thick..

No. 155736

I'm trying to grow out my bangs but it's just not fucking possible. I've been trying for 6 years and the hair is still only reaching my mouth and it's super thin. I had bangs all my life, and the hair is naturally thinner there. Maybe it's just impossible for it to grow longer? I've tried everything, moisturizing, sweeping it to the side, slicking it back, trimming it when it gets too thin, nothing works

No. 155738

Could use a little help. I have a shorter hair style with a shaved side and the longer hairs have been falling over the shaved bit. I feel like I need some sort of wax or gel to keep it in place. But I don't know much at all about hair products, could you guys point me in the right direction?

No. 155745

Show us an image of hair that's similar. It depends on how fine or heavy your hair is though

No. 155748

You can try it but be careful with your expectations. You're not going to end up with a head of tight curls, but it's worth a try. If it doesn't work you can just drop the curl-forming techniques and still have products that are better for your hair than what you're using now. Make sure you get products that are suited for waves. Wavies tend to use lighter products than curly/coily hair and mousse instead of gel.

No. 155757

Thanks anon! Yeah, my expectations are pretty realistic, although getting 3A curls would be lovely after a few tries.
For the plopping stage, do you HAVE to use mousse/gel? I find that my hair looks weighed down and greasy with even the faintest amount of leave-in product.

No. 155763

have any of you tried the inversion method for hair growth? did you get results?

No. 155777

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Similar to this. My hair is kind of in between thick and thin. The hair on the edge keeps flopping in over and looks like shit.

No. 155779

I had the same problem as you when I had a similar hair style. I have fine hair, but lots of it, so it is never really heavy enough to sit right. I found that a spray wax helped a lot. The one I used is Lee Stafford 'Messed Up' spray wax. Not sure if they sell it where you live (I'm UK), but they will have similar by other brands I am sure! It was heavy enough to keep my hair in place, but didn't overburden it and make it look or feel awful. Kept my hair with some movement too so it didn't look stiff or flat! Maybe give that a try. I can also suggest lightly backcombing the hair running along the undercut as well. Gives it a bit more structure and height.

No. 155823

Thank you! I've never heard of wax spray before, I'll give it a try!

No. 155837

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I'm not entirely sure but I don't think gel or mousse is optional. You need it to hold your waves/curls. Once it's dry you 'scrunch' out the cast so it shouldn't end up looking greasy.

I highly recommend looking up the Beginner Routine from r/curlyhair, the link is in the sidebar on the right. I know reddit is generally disliked here but this subreddit has all the info you could possibly need in one place, it's a really really good resource.

No. 155839

Is there a simple way to cut layers at home other than the ponytail trick? I tried it once but the layering was not as dramatic as I wanted it to be…

No. 155904

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I let the toner sit for 30 minutes yesterday and I hate it, it looks gray and I’m thinking of going to Target to buy a blonde box dye. Should I go forward with this or put the bottle down?

No. 155921

Iirc the farther forward you put the ponytail on your head the less dramatic the layers are. So if before you put the ponytail right above your forehead you could try putting it on the top of your head this time. But personally every time I’ve tried this method it’s so choppy and looks bad on my straight hair so I’d be careful

No. 155924

Anon, no. Your hair looks overprocessed. Get ahold of some olaplex 3 and do a few treatments before you attempt anything again. You can't leave toner on hair that damaged for the full time. It's extremely porous from being bleached and pulls the color from the toner more than it needs to. You have to watch that shit like a hawk and do a strand check every 5 minutes. It probably would have toned in 5.

No. 155927

Ouch please just chop it

No. 155932

I wish y’all would’ve told me earlier, now it’s too late and I’m not sure if dyeing it did anything other than lightening my roots. However, I put conditioning treatment right away.

No. 155933

Ok. Olaplex 3 for a couple of weeks once a week. You're going to have to suffer with wonky ass hair, I'm sorry. After you've treated it and given it that break, you need a neutral protein filler. It's a neutral base, it'll help hold onto the color without grabbing too much.
What color did you use? Brand and the color itself?

No. 155934

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I used this brand. It did lighten most of my hair to a white blonde color but my hair feels dryer than usual now.

Where do they sell Olaplex though? Don’t you have to be a stylist to buy it? Right now the only conditioning treatments are a packet of ion damage repair, Garnier argon oil leave-in conditioner and another leave-in conditioner from my local visible changes salon, aloe Vera hair oil, coconut oil from some Hawaiian brand and a free vial of argon oil from Sephora which I found works for dry hair.

No. 155935

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I did like how the color turned out, may not dye it again for awhile…

No. 155939

It's at Sephora. Make sure you clarify first, follow directions to a T, and don't leave it on any longer than they say to.
I can't tell how the color looks since your hair is bunned up, but if you're happy with it that's what matters. I've never had success with hair oils, but your hair can get overly conditioned and weighed down with a lot of conditioners/conditioning agents in tandem if it's fine.

No. 155942

>your hair can get overly conditioned and weighed down with a lot of conditioners/conditioning agents in tandem
Would this apply to thick hair? ‘Cause that’s what I have

No. 155948

Just cut my hair with a knife It's so fucking uneven but I don't even care!! I'm going to shave it all off!!! Fuck it all!!!
Thank you for listening

No. 155975

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respect anon

i just got a hair cut similar to this, from having waist length hair in the front and some dumb undercut growing out at the back

i thought i'd hate it and miss the long hair but actually its fucking dope and my boyfriend suprisingly also loves it, also dyed it a dark red which came out pretty nice

big reccommend, i feel very hot

No. 155977

Ooo, I currently have an undercut and long hair, this is a really good idea for when I do finally decide to grow it out. Saving, thank you! I'm sure you look amazing, love it!

No. 156005

Im bragging but hear me out…
I attempted to cut my bangs and it turned out great!!! Went further and aim for a hime cut which is my all-time fav but i don't know if i would pull it off. Im glad that i did, totally satisfied and it look so good on me!!!!!!!!! Im so happy!

No. 156014

Well I'm not sure. I once used rice water after a day of sitting and it made my hair feel pretty strong and solid, but then I let it sit for 4 days or so and I was gagging at the smell, and I've got a pretty strong stomach.

Weeny fucking orange peels or whatever will not help. I had a shitload of essential oils and it did NOTHING to the smell. That shit stunk up my bathroom, my hair and even after several days I swear I could still smell it on me despite washing a bunch. It's not worth it unless you're poor or desperate.

But yeah actually, it made my hair beautifully shiny. Is it worth it if it smells like a dehydrated alcoholic pissed up my bathroom walls for a week after doing it? For me, no.

No. 156072

My scalp is incredibly dry, flaky, and itchy. What can I do to fix this? I have no clue why it’s like this in the first place, but I desperately need relief

Would any Olaplex products help? I’ve been dying to try some.

No. 156083

Is it normal that after washing my hair only once, my roots get lighter immediately?

No. 156084

>s it worth it if it smells like a dehydrated alcoholic pissed up my bathroom walls for a week after doing it?
This made me kek

No. 156202

How should I apply olaplex 3? Before or after washing my hair?

In the bottle, it says to put on towel-damp hair

No. 156222

from what i've read, you're not supposed to let it ferment for that long. some people use it after only a half hour of soaking but i feel like 12 hours to one day (depending on the heat / humidity in your house and whether it's exposed to direct sunlight, sometimes it ferments much faster due to those factors) is the sweet spot for actual benefit to the health of your hair as opposed to just making it sleeker/shinier
if it's been fermenting for several hours to a day, you're also supposed to dilute it because the acidity increases the longer it ferments and too much acidity can be harmful for many types of hair (think of things like apple cider vinegar rinses and how they tell you to dilute it to avoid damaging your hair)
i've forgotten about my huge jars of rice
water for several days, i just dump it because even if i dilute it to the point where it's mostly filtered water and barely rice water, it smells and feels very acidic which i feel probably isn't good for my hair.
i hope this post isn't patronizing or rude, i'm not sure about the traditional ways to ferment and use rice water but i agree with you that it gets very gross after a few days, and i think it is also likely
to damage many types of hair because of the acidity
they make hydrating and moisturizing masks for your scalp, klorane's soothing shampoo with peony is supposed to be good for things like this but i haven't tried it personally
most people who have worked with hair for a long time say to avoid scalp scrubs and harsh clarifying shampoos because the scrubs can create microtears on your scalp (similarly to coarse scrubs for the face) and the really harsh stripping clarifying shampoos tend to dry out your scalp and roots
rene furterer's complexe 5 plant stimulating concentrate oil comes recommended by people who work a lot with hair and has good reviews, it's very expensive but might go on sale for the holidays. oils and creams specially formulated for the scalp are really good for a dry flaky scalp, you'll probably want to check the ingredients for fragrance and anything irritating though
a fragrance free dry oil for hair with non irritating ingredients might be a good alternative to a 50$ special scalp oil, they tend to absorb decently well and won't leave you greasy for a lower price point
castor oil (the real cold pressed oil kind, not the weird jelly by the same name) sweet almond oil and jojoba might do the trick for even cheaper
if it doesn't come in a dropper bottle you can buy multipacks of those applicator bottles you use for hair dye for dirt cheap and have a more precise application to the scalp without weighing down random parts of your hair

No. 156224

does biotin works for a receding hairline? It's not that drastic and due to having my hair pulled back all my childhood and teenage years, but idk what to do, i'm insecure about it

No. 156262

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No. 156339

It's ok but I prefer cider vinegar rince with 2 drops of ylang ylang
For the "thickening" properties, henna does the same if not better

No. 156349

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but I'm pretty certain that OTC supplements and vitamins for hair growth are a scam. Look after your hair's health by avoiding heat tools, clarifying and preserving moisture as needed with decent products, generally treating your hair as gently as possible and maintaining your overall health - this is your best bet. You could also consult a derm about getting steroid injections in your scalp to encourage regrowth.

No. 156388

I have really long hair right now, but it's starting to bother me so I'm thinking of getting a cute choppy bob. I've had both lengths multiple times. Please make arguments for and against long and short hair

No. 156398

I'd say meet in the middle and get a lob. It's not too short and not too long and you're able to tie it back.

No. 156614

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Alright so I went to a professional to get my hair dyed for the first time ever after only doing it myself for years. And honestly I'm a little bit disappointed after the 350$ I spent.

I gave them pic related for the hair color I wanted. They kept referring to it as "copper" which maybe should have been a red flag.

But anyway, my hair turned out super coppery/orange, not red like pic related and much lighter than what I asked for. It doesn't look bad, it actually is pretty and matches my skin tone and I like copper hair but it wasn't what I asked for.

My questions are 1) would you call pic related copper? And 2) for those of you experienced with hair dye, what shade/brand might make my hair look like pic related? I was gonna post a picture of how my hair turned out so you guys could see it, but in pictures it looks nothing like irl.

No. 156615

This is 100% copper not red at all, its a deep dark copper, you should've gotten a better picture anon.

No. 156616

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Are you sure? Because this pic is basically what my hair turned out like. Do you think these two are the same color?

No. 156618

>under direct light in a hair salon
That's true, I got my hair dyed red and they took pics for insta, I was shocked when I saw them because it looks just like that photo. It looks much darker the rest of the time, not as vibrant as >>156614 but darker/more subtle.

No. 156619

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reds are a litte flimsy with lighting and >>156614 would very likely look like >>156616 under direct light in a hair salon or outside in the sun.

(deleted because grammar lmao)

You should've shown something like pic related and asked for a Reddish/Wine Dark Brown, never mention copper or anything like that or it will be orange-ish.

No. 156621

I'm not necessarily disappointed it came out orangey, I mostly just wanted it to be darker and slightly more reddish. I would have called what I wanted auburn hair and what I ended up with titian/ginger hair. But I guess I'm colorblind lmao.

No. 156630

>>156614 go back for a correction anon. If this is what you gave them and walked out with this >>156616 you should be mad, because they bleached your hair unnecessarily to get it that light. That's your whole head of hair over-processed, damaged for no reason.

If you don't trust them to correct it, at least complain and get a free treatment out of it to repair some of the damage.

I know why they did it though, because basic bitch hairdressers get tired of using their eyes and "interpret" the reference you bring in instead of mixing a custom color. The pic you brought was vibrant red so the stylist went and picked the most vibrant red from the back so you wouldn't complain.

Your reference would look mostly brown in natural indoor light, so the stylist overcorrected (in the laziest way possible).

And $350? You should at least be happy with the result. Honestly after years of going to overpriced stylists I've learned that hair is lowkey easy if you do your research, I get way more compliments on my DIY cut & colour than I ever did from salons.

No. 157289

Does anyone know good hair masks (preferably drugstore, country is under lockdown) or conditioners for damaged roots? They look really lifeless and I seem to have a big hair loss in my roots lately.

No. 157294

I don't think conditioner is going to fix a hairloss problem, so you might wanna address that first?

No. 157299

Is Olaplex good? My hairdresser (I've been going to her for a year and half) and she kinda saved my hair after years of home bleaching, wearing extensions nonstop and generally being scared of hairdressers, isn't a fan of Olaplex. She said it darkens the hair over time (not genuine citation but something along the lines), so I stopped using it this summer and bought a different shampoo and conditioner she recommended. So what's the deal with Olaplex? I've been using the n.3, 4 and 5 and it really helped my dried up breaking hair back then and I noticed more breakage after transfering to the other shampoo.
Any blond anons or expert hairdressers?

No. 157328

Late but this is definitely not red to a hair pro.

No. 157357

I swear hairdressers can't do red hair. It always looks unnatural, too orange, too red, too purple. They get creative and fuck up. Best bet imho would be choosing a permanent hair dye and/or henna and doing it at home. I strongly recommend henna and maybe cassia if you're in it for the long run.
Video related is pretty good if you want to know more about it.

No. 157362

How do you dry your hair? Try only air drying or shirt drying it.

No. 157382

Ugh I love red hair, I wish I had the skintone to pull it off.

No. 157443

I have dry dry scalp, dandruff tier. What can I do for that? I moisture is it as much as I can, but it's hard. Maybe a scalp treatment? I've been told that it's due to hormonal imbalances.

No. 157450

maybe try sulfate free shampoo

No. 157469

Youre apparently not supposed to brush curly hair. So how do we get tangles out every day? By finger combing them?

No. 157472

what i've read is that you have to detangle in the shower while you have conditioner on your hair. once it's dry i just dont detangle it or brush it at all, you cant really tell cause of the curls

No. 157473

I use sulfate free and haven't used any with sulfate for about 10+ years. I went to the salon and they told me about it a few months ago, prior to that, I had no idea that I had dry scalp/dandruff.

No. 157487

Is anyone here taking oral minoxidil?

No. 157512

How do you manage day to day friz?

No. 157533

still working on it honestly. i spray my hair with a bit of leave-in conditioner (silicone free) diluted in water and scrunch it and it helps a little. my hair is very long and thin so too much product weights it down but too little product makes it a frizz fest so, im experimenting with different things atm but haven't found my holy grail routine yet

No. 157579

I'm 24 and I recently found out that my hair is naturally wavy, not straight, and it always looked like shit because I treated it like straight hair that's just "unruly and frizzy". I'm so happy that the solution to my problem was so simple, I thought I had hormonal problems or that I was sick kek

No. 157593

So what was the solution?

No. 157612

>>157443 I had super dry scalp and the only thing that actually worked was shampoo with urea as the active ingredient. Eucerin makes a good one but I've seen cheaper generics as well.

Use a silicone free conditioner like Shea Moisture afterwards and try avoid any heat styling, or any styling products except for leave in conditioner.

When your scalp heals you can go back to using more products, but you have to baby it for now or it'll get worse and worse.

No. 157733

Just using methods and products meant for wavy/curly hair. I had straight hair as a kid and I assumed that it will always stay this way, but your hair changes as you age and during puberty some people can naturally go from straight to wavy or even curly, but they still treat their hair like you would treat straight hair so they end up looking like Hagrid

No. 157801

File: 1604269010643.jpg (Spoiler Image, 1.91 MB, 4000x3000, IMG_20201101_225917.jpg)

Anons plz help me out, what should I do?

My hairline is so unfortunate, it's M-shaped and I don't have much hair on the my temples (not because of hair loss, it's been like this since forever) and because of this the hair on my forehead looks flat, thin, nearly see-through and very easily greasy.
My face in general is rather wide, especially my jaw, so my flat front hair is giving the illusion of me having an ugly pear/triangle shaped face. If wear my hair back it also looks awful and cavemanish.

I had bangs when I was younger but because of my wide face/square jaw and big nose that doesn't really suit me either.
Now I thought of getting ear or chin length side bangs to cover my sides and create some volume but I'm so bad at styling that I fear that those strands would just hang limp and greasy in my face.

No. 157810

maybe a lob with curtain bangs? the curtain bangs can disguise your sides and maybe avoid the pear shape. If you wanna give your hair some more volume you could try a light hair mousse, and to style the bangs you can take a pair of straighteners to them and slightly curl them inwards.

No. 157816

Get a shag haircut

No. 157819

I have a wide jaw and people say bangs look better on me and I can see that too. I also have a big forehead though that could be another reason. Anyway I'm sure there are different types of bangs that suit you, I think it's like that for most women. Whatever style you like I'd say just try it or ask a hairdresser they should know what suits you anyway

No. 157870

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Anons I think I'm balding. My hair has been getting progressively thinner since my 16th birthday and I can't believe it's just from stress and depression. If I lose my hair I think I will just kill myself

No. 157882

If it's that bad you should see a doctor. There might be an underlying issue that needs to be addressed.

No. 157909

It totally can be stress and depression though. Take care of that (easier said than done, i know), look up some good hair suppliments, watch your diet, maybe change something with shampoos and conditioners you use and it may just stabilize. For what it's worth looking at that picture I wouldn't guess you have any issue with hair at all.

No. 157910

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i need to find a regular shampoo/conditioner instead of just buying what's on sale. what do you gals use?

if it helps, my hair is kinda wavy. it's thin, but i have a lot of it, so it's cut in layers to add volume and accentuate the curls. and it's prone to split ends, bleh

No. 157913

Maybe this is an old wives tale but I always heard it's good to change your shampoo/conditioner every few months because otherwise your hair gets used to it and you stop noticing the effects of it?

I've been switching mine up forever, rarely buying the same bottle twice in a row. Any anons know if that's even true?

No. 157915

Is that really so? Ingredients aren't magically going to stop working after a few months right?

No. 157931

It's because there's bullshit in them that builds up on the hair shaft, that's pretty much it.

No. 157933

Dunno if thats true but that happened to me recently. A vegan shampoo that would always make my hair super bright (and is mean for it) stopped working. The brand is Nature's box.

No. 157960

Talk to your doctor, but in the mean time take supplements and avoid poinytails.

No. 158046

Should I just cut all my frizz off? The front of my hair was really frizzy so I just cut all the individual hairs that didn't follow my curl pattern off. It looks better now.

No. 158047

Anons what products should I use if I have oily scalp but superdry hair?

No. 158202

Bangs that are not straight/blunt will go well. Shag is also good, just something with movement that will break up the chonk of your jaw while hiding your 5head.

No. 158245

Clarify your hair once every couple of weeks with a focus on roots, focus on roots with normal shampooing, keep a hair mask on about midshaft down to the ends weekly. Make sure you wash your back after really well. Conditioner gets all over mine and makes me break out if I don't, so I'm warning you preemptively

No. 158268

You're literally cutting off new hairs. One day you'll suspect that you're balding.

No. 158269

>oily scalp
If you also have dandruff, you might want to check your hormones.

No. 158286

File: 1604482911165.jpg (199.83 KB, 994x567, IMG_20201104_103812.jpg)

Curtain bangs seem to create the illusion of having a wide jaw even for girls who didn't originally, I don't think that's a good idea?

That's probably the haircut I dislike the most, it also wouldn't go well with my overall style and personality. Are there no other options? I would prefer something tidy and neat

No. 158287

hey anon. i also suffer from hair loss (a lot more extreme, i actually think your hair looks great but it might be because im comparing). you mşght wanna get a hormone check. high prolactin causes very bad hairloss. same with cortizol.

honestly, i dont notice anything wrong in this picture. dont worry, but still get a hormone check before its too late. im 20 now and been dealing with this since age 15 due to anorexia fucking my hormones. healthy eating and supplements (biotin/fish oil/vitamins) help a lot.

No. 158289

How do I make my hair less flat?
How can I curl my hair nicely without using heat?

No. 158290

You can curl your hair by putting it in rollers or if you want wavy hair you can braid it before going to sleep and put on some hair mousse in the morning when you undo the braids. You can find so much more if you just google it.
I don't know about making hair less flat. I have the opposite problem

No. 158292

if you hair is straight naturally you might as well just give up on damage free curling because the curls will fall out by the end of the day if using rollers or braids etc, imo those methods only work if you have any texture to start with. as for volume, only thing I found that helps is kinda propping my hair up in little poofs when it's semi-wet still. when it gets bit greaser dry shampoo helps somewhat too.
t. flat thin straight hairlet

No. 158294

I've been using a simple scalp tonic and my hair is growing like crazy. It's a simple cheap one that says it's for a sensitive scalp, and while my scalp is not itchy anymore it's made my hair look amazing. I have to wash it less too. Highly reccommend scalp moisturisers to anons.

No. 158295

I've never heard of a scalp tonic before. What kind is it? What ingredients are in it if you don't mind telling me?

No. 158306

i wanna know too!

No. 158368

It's the Boots expert sensitive scalp treatment because I'm UKfag and also poor. Here's ingredients

Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Polysorbate 20,
Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) seed oil, Xanthan gum, Caprylyl glycol,
Aloe barbadensis leaf juice powder, Sodium lauroyl lactylate,
Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium benzoate, Tetrasodium EDTA, Ceramide NP,
Phenoxyethanol, Ceramide AP, Phytosphingosine, Cholesterol, Carbomer,
Ceramide EOP.

It's not the best one I've tried but it does ok. It depends what your skin likes. You could probably do the same thing with moisturising face toner or very diluted water based moisturiser now that I think about it, if you put it in a spray bottle or nozzle bottle. If you wanted something to buy I found plenty by googling things like 'itchy scalp treatment tonic'. Good luck and moisturised scalps to everyone.

No. 158377

thank you so much anon! im trying to take better care of my hair and knowing the ingredients helps a lot cause im a thirdworldfag and we dont get the fancy stuff here kek. you are the best!!!

No. 158385

Same for me, thank you anon my head is itchy, now I can look for something

No. 158394

File: 1604526586750.jpeg (44.7 KB, 514x596, images.jpeg)

Can anyone give me some help? I want to get my hair like pic related but I dont know what it's called or how much the price would be. I've never gone to a salon so I'm quite nervous. My hair is brunette, a 4 or 5 (virgin hair, but the ends have been bleached a shade lighter). It goes down to my rib cage and it's thin.

To get hair like the picture, would I ask for foils? All over bleach? I'm lost lmao.

No. 158404

just bring the picture and ask for balayage, they'll know what to do imo

No. 158405

Hey friends no worries. If you can't find anything I'm sure a thin moisturiser with soothing ingredients would do basically the same thing, I'm going to use a face toner next to test that theory. Tbh I think anyone regardless of hair type should use a scalp treatment, if you find the right one for your skin it seems like it would help pretty much everything? My hair has been falling out less too.

Semi-related, I found out what each of the ingredients do using a site called https://incidecoder.com/. You can dump a list of ingredients separated by commas and find out their function. Looks like this scalp treatment is mostly moisturisers with one anti-acne and one skin regulating ingredient.

No. 158407

My hair is so weak, it's my fault for dying it so often and not eating healthily (it falls out a lot) I'm wondering if I should just cut it all off but it's taken me a year to grow it down to my shoulders after I had to get it shaved! It makes me feel so depressed. I just want really beautiful thick hair but I've got shitty short hair that falls out whenever I brush it. Poop.

No. 158416

File: 1604535070340.jpg (41.35 KB, 563x691, e90e18af003a16bfd775e2b5cc9213…)

Any tips on how to cut my hair like this? Particularly the bangs

No. 158453

This looks like a balayage to me. It's common so don't worry about asking for specifics like foils. I got something done like this about 5 months ago and it cost me about $250, and I was starting from brown with shoulder length hair. The upkeep appointment I went to yesterday was $150.

No. 158454

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I got a pixie cut after begrudgingly growing my straight fine hair for years, and I love it. Feels so much more like 'me' than long hair, even though I'm tall asf with a masc face and broad shoulders, the big nonos.

No. 158466

You sound lovely anon.
> I'm tall asf with a masc face and broad shoulders
i think pixie cuts always look better on girls with your features

No. 158469

thanks dear! you may be on to something. I've always felt that look lends itselt to short hair, long made me feel like I was in drag

No. 158580

File: 1604647268456.jpg (62.62 KB, 800x800, Tveg6UG.jpg)

My hair is naturally stick-straight and tends to look oily after only a day or two, but it's bleached and dyed a really beautiful cool purple that I want to maintain. I started putting it in foam rollers like pic related after shampooing and holy shit it's amazing. It air dries overnight so I don't get heat damage, and it looks amazing and clean for days afterwards. Definitely recommend.

No. 158581

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Hey anon, I roll my hair too and it’s stick straight but even rolling my hair it falls. After I found setting lotion it holds my curls all day.

No. 158582

Ps, samefag I was just saying for other anons who may have tried rolling their hair but it didn’t work for them lol

No. 158597

Any foam rollers you recommend?

No. 158626

I actually use that exact set (found on amazon under a different name, it was like 12 bucks for 40?ish rollers) and I like that they're soft but they have a wire to twist close instead of a clip. My only complaint is that they're a little small, but it doesn't matter to me because once my hair is dry I gently brush it out for nice waves. It definitely takes some practice to figure out sections that work well for your hair. There are some good tutorials out there for using them which helped a lot!

No. 158850

File: 1604812632018.jpg (53.52 KB, 384x512, unnamed.jpg)

I have very fine, dry, long slightly wavy hair (similar to pic) no matter what I do the ends are split and frizzy and my hair is NEVER shiny like it used to be.

I used to live somewhere pretty humid and had some shine to my hair and but since moving to the desert my hair has become permanently crisp despite never dying/heating it and using high moisture conditioners. I let it air dry and try not to overbrush but nothing seems to get it shiny and neat looking.

Has anyone managed to successfully change the consistency of their hair/gotten shinier hair without damaging it? do masks and balms even work?

No. 158853

Clarify the shit out of it, water filter, leave in conditioner without polyquats or silicone.

No. 158860

File: 1604821913247.jpg (230.32 KB, 1200x1148, fc0c16587261ac0216438aec145063…)

My hair structure is similar to the one in the picture but longer. I have a lot of fine frizzy, wavy hair that looks like a complete mess when I brush it. How in the seven hells can I make it look neat and shiny? I always wanted glossy hair…

No. 158861

I have the same hair type and a similar problem when I moved to a dryer climate. What helped was switching to silicone and sulfate free haircare and using hair oil on the ends while it's still wet every time I shower, plus I use a moisturizing mask once or twice a week. Oh, and I bought a new shower head with a filter to help with the hard water that was drying my hair out too.

No. 158865

Nope, I struggle with the same. I've tried the curly girl method + adaptions for wavy hair, but I still end up with frizzy, dull hair. I don't know what I'm doing wrong.

I might look into the hard water thing.

No. 158872

>>158850 you're probably protein sensitive if you're doing loads of masks and still have crunchy hair.

Switch to protein free products (Shea Moisture tea tree one is my fave)

Curly girl things that actually work: Never brush your hair dry. After shampoo, put in loads of conditioner, brush with wide tooth comb or Denman brush, squish curls and rinse just to clear the roots. It's OK to have conditioner left over in the lengths of your hair. Squish moisture out of hair and then air dry or plop in a cotton t shirt.

Sleep with hair in loose bun/top pony. If it looks crazy the next day, spritz it with water/ diluted conditioner so it's at least damp before brushing and styling.

It takes a little while to recover from protein overload. Give it two or three weeks.

No. 158881

Maybe look up the curly girl method and try out some of their tips?

No. 158885

> It's OK to have conditioner left over in the lengths of your hair.
nta but everyone always says this, but for me it just kills my volume and leaves me with limpy hair, while not really any more moisturized.

No. 158921

>>158885 ayrt, I also have fairly fine, not very dense hair so I feel you. I should have added that I use silicone free conditioner as well (and protein free as I mentioned) so my conditioner is not heavy at all, though it's moisturizing I don't get that coated, slippery slimy feeling that heavy silicone conditioners leave behind.

But of course everyone's hair is different!

No. 158972

there's a yt channel of a girl who did the curly girl method for like 6 months and got no results and has damaged af looking hair despite treating it really well. I am skeptical that the curly girl method does anything. it could be the water or it could be a nutrition thing. or maybe your hair just be like that

sorry this wasn't any help lol

No. 158973

Some hair just hates it. It focuses a lot on cowashing, and it can create build up that causes hair to fall out if you're not on top of your shit.

No. 158980

I've watched the video and this is exactly my experience aswell with the CG method as well. Unfortunately I believe I just have shitty hair I can't do much about.

No. 159000

If you have oily hair, buildup is the last thing you want. Clogging up your scalp with sebum causes your hair to fall out. Instead of making your hair healthier by washing less, you’re clogging your follicles with oil and making it worse

No. 159003

this girl is a proffesional hair stylist and she doesn't follow the CGM but has a lot of great tips for all kinds of hair texture. i personally follow the CGM cause it works for me but i have adapted it to suit my hair better. also keep in mind that when you are switching form uone method to another, the hir needs time to adjust

No. 159031

> hair actually looks fine with cgm
> iTs nOt mY rEaL hAiR

I mean I get that she doesn't want to do it anymore, but her hair actually looks great at around 3:58 and 7:03. What did she expect, to get 3c ringlets? I think she just wants to have more fun with her hair and there's nothing wrong with that, but she clesrly did get good results with cgm, just not the results she expected.

No. 159032

it doesn't. i hate people who shill it on here for whatever reason.

No. 159042

I’m bored, my country is in lockdown and I won’t see anyone for a while so I’m going to bleach my hair. It’s medium brown with some highlights already. I plan to use the highest strength bleach and have already cut a lock to test. Any words of advice?

No. 159045

dont use developer that's higher than 30 volume, you'll fry your hair. also maybe check out brad mondo or guy tng (they are annoying as FUCK but they know what they are talking about. search har bleache fails also so you can see what not to do kek

No. 159051

Is it possible to be healthy and still be losing a huge amount of hair? Every hairdresser I have been to commented on how much hair comes out when they brush it and asked if I have some sort of health condition. I've had blood tests in the past because the amount of hair I lose seems a lot but I don't seem to have any sort of abnormalities in the things that usually cause hair loss (hormones, iron levels, etc). Diet doesn't seem to make any difference, it's always been like this. Does anyone else relate to this?

No. 159053

As long as you don't feel a difference, like if your ponytail is thinner, or you're seeing bald spots, then it's fine, don't worry about it

No. 159056

File: 1604952915483.jpg (299.3 KB, 1000x1000, Hairtypechart copy.jpg)

tbh, CGM works the best for "ethnic" hair– coarse, kinky or extremely tightly-coiled hair with thick strands (i.e. 3C, 4A, 4B, and 4C). so much of traditional CGM focuses on using heavy butters and sealing oils, all while often not even using a shampoo. for coarse, kinky/coily curls the weight of the heavy conditioners produces an aesthetic elongating and smoothing effect; fine-stranded hair, even if it's very curly, will look extremely limp and greasy using this same methodology.

i have fine, frizz-prone, high-density 2C/3A hair (lots of wavy to curly strands with a thin diameter, in plain English). here's what was key for me:

>lightweight hydration

>NO butter or oil based products
>wash hair approximately every 2-4 days, averaging 3 days between washes
>depends on how active i've been/how much ambient dirt i've encountered
>hair feels either exceptionally dirty or exceptionally dry? use a lightly clarifying but sulfate-free shampoo paired with a deep conditioner that leans on the light side
>rest of the time? a volumizing sulfate-free shampoo with a lightweight conditioner
>lightly dry with a microfiber towel
>when still damp: a panthenol-based conditioning spray + a texturizing spray
>once 90%-100% dry: small amounts of a water-based, protein-rich pomade for taming frizz

for me, this combination of products results in light, bouncy curls that are hydrated sufficiently but aren't greasy. even without using a hairdryer, they have volume and spring up instead of being weighed down like they were with oils and butters.

it took me a ton of trial and error to find a method that produced the right combination of volume and definition i was looking for with my hair type. my current methodology hardly resembles the traditional CGM, but instead borrows some of its ideology (sulfate and silicone free, emphasis on no heat). i hope this helps someone out there!

No. 159057

Stress maybe? I don't know how they check for stress with tests but I got my bloods taken and my adrenaline is very high which would make sense because I've generalised anxiety and I've very thin compared to the rest of my family.

No. 159058

I have the exact same hair type (but extremely long so whatever i do, the curls strech) im trying to tame the frizz so thank you for the tips!

No. 159060

File: 1604955302908.jpg (319.64 KB, 1600x1600, weird-al-pictured-2012.jpg)

I have similar hair to you, CGM doesn't work for me either. My ends are so dry and frizzy but my roots are noticeably oily a day after washing.

Curly hair is just so much goddamn work. You can follow all the different washing/styling methods you want and still not have it work right for your hair.

Avoid this ingredient, use this product, but who has the money to buy all this different shit? How do you avoid fragrance when every damn shampoo has it? I'd cut off my leg to have easy 2A hair.

Pic related, might as well be my dumbass looking hair.

No. 159087

Spoiler this body horror

No. 159103

please share your favorite heat protectants. i bought the chi ironguard and hate it. i'm confused because this is a popular brand but this product leaves my hair feeling so disgusting, sticky, and tangled with a hairspray-esque buildup that i sometimes have a hard time removing with shampoo.

No. 159149

I like it's a 10, it's expensive though

No. 159150

Argan oil of Morocco leave-in conditioner spray, doubles as a heat protectant and a detangler!

No. 159184

I saw the pic and thought for a second that this was posted in the unconventional male attractions thread

No. 159298

File: 1605085518314.jpg (50.02 KB, 500x652, 20-long-layered-haircut.jpg)

I'm starting to get real tired of my long hair.
It's almost waist lenght, I grew it from a pixie cut. It was real pretty when it was bra-strap lenght, but now I look like a proper swamp witch.
It became thin, and I have a shit ton of fly away hair (ppl say it's either from breakage or new growth, but pretty sure it's breakage for me)
I don't really know what to do, it took me so long to grow it, approx 4 years. I'm considering stopping my sulfate/silicone free routine or I don't know, maybe getting layers or something will help, even tho I hate how dated it looks

No. 159338

You already can't stand your hair so maybe start by trimming 10cm, that's around 6 months of growth so if you regret it it's not that hard to go back and it will definitely make your ends fuller so it's a win-win, and if you feel comfortable then trim some more until you reach a length that makes you happy. It's not ok to keep disliking your hair just because it took 4 years to grow.

No. 159797

So I recently learned that exfoliating your scalp is a thing? Does anyone do this? What difference does it make?

No. 160187

Do any anons have really curly hair? What CG-approved products would anyone recommend? I heard about Shea moisture and Devacurl being sold to old bald men who changed the formula and it dried my hair out anyways so I'm looking to jump ship to a new product.

No. 160192

Be careful with devacurl, i saw a lot of alarming things about the company. im a 3rd world country fag so i cant recommend anything from experience but i heard shea moisture, not your mother's curl talk and maui moisture are good lines to try. i've heard aveda is good too but a bit pricier.

No. 160193

Devacurl is honestly too expensive and now that it's making girls' hair fall out…yeah fuck that.
What's bothering me though, is that all of the brands like Shea Moisture and Maui Moisture are owned by huge businesses who tend to cut corners. I've heard of ingredients being replaced with garbage like corn syrup. I'll check out the other brands you mentioned though, thank you

No. 160196

check r/curlyhair, it has loads of product recommendations for the CG method

No. 160426

File: 1605799088469.png (1.39 MB, 1198x704, hair.png)

I want to dye my hair myself, but I've only bleached my hair at home and I don't know how to color it. I know box dyes are bad and I should go to Sally's or buy the dye online, but I'm more worried about my hair turning green because I want to go from a virgin sort of medium blonde to a pretty decently dark brown (pic related is pretty much where I'm at now and the color I want) and I have no clue where to start with fillers and stuff (or if I even need a filler). Every youtube video I watch says something different, so idk what to do. I also don't want my hair looking flat and one-dimensional, so should I try adding some lowlights or something or will I get that result if I mix two colors? I've highlighted my own hair many times before so I'm pretty sure I could weave some lowlights in, but again, I don't know if I need to start by filling my hair or what I need to do.

Any anons have good recommendations for an at-home dye that will give results like picrel? General tips are also very much appreciated. Thanks!

No. 160427

What color undertones are you wanting? Darker hair colors can pull green because they have a blue/green or green base, usually called ash on the box. If you get a golden brown, this shouldn't be an issue on virgin hair, unless you heat style it constantly. I would go level 3 or 4 at darkest with a golden base.
How long is your hair?

No. 160432

Mane Choice is having a b1g1 sale at Sally's. Or they were a few days ago. The products I purchased were polyquat free (less chance of buildup on fine hair). Shea Moisture has bullshit polyquats now, so I won't be buying anymore of their products. Kinky Curly has good products. There's a learning curve with everything, and no one can really tell you exactly what's going to work because it's going to work differently. I'm wavy, but NYM Curl Talk was drying as fuck, and the conditioner sucks ass and has zero slip. I tried using it as a cowash, and despite thoroughly rinsing, it left a residue so disgusting and waxy that my hair looked like it hadn't been washed in two weeks.

No. 160461

File: 1605809641932.jpg (52.93 KB, 500x500, Medium-Chocolate-Brown-Hair.jp…)

I want a warm, chocolate sort of brown (the brown in my first post and pic related is exactly the kind of tone I want, I think it might almost be reddish?). Unfortunately my hair is naturally ashy and the few times I went brown at salons in the past, I wound up with an almost gray-brown initially even with professionals doing it. They corrected it, but my hair seems to seep all warmth out of any color I have lol. Do you think a golden brown would add warmth or would I need a reddish-brown if not a filler? And my hair is just below my shoulder-blades.

No. 160462

If I add a contactfag on the friendfinder for it with a sharklasers email, it would be welcomed but no pressure.
I can make you out a diagram, but I'm not trying to shit up the thread with real personalized advice. I can work around it if you're more comfy that way

No. 160467

Alright, here goes.
Sally Beauty visit:
-1 bottle Colorful brand neutral protein filler (keep color without bleeding out as easily, equalizes porosity). You can use the ion brand, but I don't have any experience with how well that works.
-1 tube of Ion Color Brilliance 4G, 1 tube of Ion Color Brilliance 5N. I'm leary on your color coming out too dark and anything above a 5 can pull really disgustingly muddy. Having too much neutral can also give a muddy appearance, the protein filler can help balance hair sucking in too much of the color.
-4 oz of 20v creme developer. If you want to stick to the Ion brand, that's probably formulated the best to work with it.
-Plastic bowl that you can thoroughly mix everything in
-vaseline only on your hairline and ears, just a light coat, don't get it in your hair.
-hair color remover wipes to get anything off that you missed
-an applicator brush
After you've gotten the vaseline on your hairline/ears, you can start on your color mix. The color mix starts to develop, so you wait to do that part last.
There's a few different ways you can approach the protein filler. I would just mix half of it in with the color mix, that way it's being used through the whole head for the same amount of time.
Squeeze the entirety of all of the tubes into your plastic bowl and mix extremely well. The ratio is 1:1 for developer, so if you get a 4 oz bottle, it should give you just enough. Make sure you've gotten every drop out of there and pour it first.
Don gloves and start applying all over the head, gently running the color through to the ends. You'll want to make sure that your hair is ABSOLUTELY saturated. Cremes usually make up a thicker texture, but that protein filler should help thin it out a little bit to make a better spreadable consistency. Wait 25 to 30 minutes, and rinse completely from your hair. You can use a little bit of the water and suds it up with the color to begin a lather and get it out more effectively. Apply a deep conditioner afterwards and rinse thoroughly.
I hope this advice gives you great results and doesn't fuck up your hair. Good luck.

No. 160530

I'm not very experienced with getting my hair dyed so I just want someone to tell me if it's unreasonable to be upset with how my recent experience went
>got my hair dyed from virgin brown to auburn a few months ago, looks great and I'm really happy with it
>go back to get my roots done
>my roots/bangs are now bright red and the rest of my hair basically just looks brown
>ask them to dye my light brown extensions to match the red
>they literally haven't changed colour and certainly don't match my hair, either the red roots or the faded section
>they didn't even bother holding the extensions up against my hair to check how it looked

I get that red is high maintenance and obviously it faded since I got it done first, but the difference is way more drastic than I expected. Shouldn't they have warned me if they didn't expect to get a good match, or gone with a more dull colour to match? I didn't specifically ask for red, I just asked them to do my roots but I would have paid to have it dyed all over if I knew it would look this stupid.

No. 160554

Did they pull the color through the ends?

No. 160571

my hair is varying degrees of wavy all round except for two sections at each side of my face where it's pin straight. I've been wearing my hair natural lately and trying different styling routines but it never looks right from the front because those pieces either come out straight or the wave falls out the next day. I cut them shorter than the rest of my hair hoping it would help them curl but nothing. Maybe this is God's way of telling me to get a mullet

No. 160589

It's like you have reverse baby hair

No. 160600

>Maybe this is God's way of telling me to get a mullet
do it

No. 160601

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just ordered henna for my hair, any tips on how to go about applying it? any way i can make it look more auburn than orange, i’ve heard different things about maybe mixing it with tea instead of water.

No. 160603

If it's normal henna then the standard is auburn, using tea and/or lemon is for a lightening effect so I'd avoid as that would make it more orange/coppery.

No. 160606

Coffee, also depends on the type of henna you use. Jamila (Pakistani), Indian and Egyptian henna all have different tints to them.

No. 160681

Bumping cause I was going to ask the same question but I saw it’s been unanswered for a week, anyone have experience with scalp exfoliation? I’ve always had a dry scalp (literally since birth) so I know there’s nothing I can do to cure it but I would like to treat it, any recs on scalp exfoliation? I’d like to try products I already have around the house if possible just to try them out, I’ve heard to use a teeny tiny amount of your body exfoliant and wash very thoroughly, I’ve also heard to use baking soda and coconut oil but both of these sound harsh on the hair, no? I’m not too concerned about being harsh on my hair cause I have a lot of thick dark virgin hair but I also don’t want to ruin anything about it in the long run!

No. 160685

File: 1605990720943.png (162 KB, 284x625, 46773286493625925.png)

I like this product, Derma E Scalp Relief Conditioner. I know this might not be your exact situation, but my scalp tended to feel dry and itchy and even after trying a bunch of "anti-dandruff" shampoos nothing seemed to work. This stuff feels great, scalp doesn't itch now and it doesn't make my hair oily and greasy (although I primarily just use it on my head/scalp). Apparently it uses salicylic acid for scalp exfoliation plus tea tree oil for soothing skin.

No. 160687

nta but that's a beautiful hair color, anon. i hope it turns out well for you!

No. 160706

File: 1606000636663.jpg (12.46 KB, 425x425, scalp.jpg)

dandruff is not the same as flakiness in the sclap. dandruff is produced when your scalp is oily and flakes are just dead skin cells in a dry scalp.
i have dry scalp and doing an oil treatment has saved my hair. i put sweet almond oil in my scalp and massage it either with your fingers or with a shampoo brush (pic rel) leave it overnight and wash my hair with a sulfate free shampoo (because sulfates are very drying and will irritate your already dry scalp even more) also scrubbing the scalp really well while shampooing. then deep condition with a moisturizing hair mask or leave your regular conditioner a few minutes before rinsing it out completely. and i will also recommend shampooing your hair just once a week and cowashing in between if you need it. once in a while, maybe once a month clarify your hair with a shampoo that has sulfates in it but try to use a "low poo" that has less sulfates than regular shampoo.

No. 160726

Tidy and neat will not work. You need bangs because your forehead sucks and you can't go for the blunt bangs that look tidy because as you said you have
>meaty jaw
>wide face
>big nose
Anything super clear-cut/blunt will emphasize the meatiness of your face.

No. 160727

Also you need layers because your hair looks very fine so it looks limp. You should go shoulder length with layers.

No. 160732

My hand is thinning and I have no idea why but started using rogaine
I don't even know what is going on but it's likely genetic and I just want to kind of curl up and a ball and die and hope reincarnation is a thing. It's taking a huge toll on my mental health as if that wasn't already shite.

No. 160737

File: 1606035688165.png (383.57 KB, 543x407, Magdahair.png)

How do you get your hair to look like this? Is this a blowout? Or just naturally perfect hair?

No. 160740

probably a combination of both since this is a backstage photo from a fashion show. vladas hair is beautiful but it doesn't really have that volume naturally.

No. 160748

File: 1606040914780.jpeg (26.41 KB, 500x500, OQhrpPY.jpeg)

Do you think black/really dark brown hair would make me look older and 'harsher'? My hair is naturally mid/dark brown but I'm kinda scared about trying darker hair in case it accentuates features I don't like

No. 160749

There's no yes or no answer to that, black hair's going to look fantastic on some and age others terribly. It really depends on how much darkness and contrast your complexion can handle and if you dye it to a color that matches the undertone of your skin.

No. 160769

File: 1606056605676.jpg (185.7 KB, 800x800, garnier-fructis-papaya-hair-fo…)

Anons, do you know good brands / hair masks that will help my hair to go back to being thick? I lost a lot of volume after my hair grew back from being short. I heard anons really liked picrelated hair mask.

No. 160770

There's no single product that will thicken your hair. If you want more volume, grow more hair lol look up those rub-in masks for scalp, won't recommend any since I don't know where you're from. If you want your hair to be stronger etc, you need whole proper haircare, not just a mask or a product from a good brand

No. 160771

File: 1606057465947.jpg (61.22 KB, 525x700, hair.jpg)

I want to cut my hair short again after growing it out with my bangs to see if I'd like it,
used to have a short blunt bob with straight bangs before but it looked flat and boring,
I'd go for a pixie cut but I have a round face and I don't think it would be flattering, so I'm considering something like this.
Would I look like a Karen? I know it's a tacky early 2000s cut but it's something I've always liked alongside lady's hair in dmc lol
I assume I would simply have to style it with gel so it doesn't seem like a lot of maintenance either? I just really want short hair again

No. 160812

I've seen people saying good things about the ordinary's serum for hair density.

No. 160826

If you go to a good stylist they will update it and make it flatter you. It's a cute feminine cut, I'm sure you could make it work.
IMO Karen cuts are notable for being done really badly, so just don't cheap out.

No. 160827

jamaican black castor oil

No. 160855

I have naturally curly hair, and I'm planning on bleaching it. Should I straighten it before bleaching?

No. 160858

if its blonde with roots like this? yes you will look like a karen
if its black or dark brown? nah

No. 160862

straightening and bleaching my curly hair is how i almost went bald anon. dont straighten it, just be thorough with the bleach and dont leave it on too long

No. 160867

>and dont leave it on too long
Even if I want to get my hair to an 8?

No. 160948

Does anyone else use some kind of exfoliator or any treatment on their scalp? I have one of those USB microscope thingies and can see how my scalp looks zoomed in. I don't have dandruff or a dry scalp, but it looks a lil waxy? Idk how to explain

No. 160955

If your hair is dark, you won't be able to go blonde on first dye. You will probably end up dying it every 2 - 4 weeks to avoid damaging it / balding.

Also I usually straighten my hair before bleaching and my hair has never broken or fallen out. Easier to get an even cover this way imo

No. 161022

if by straightening your hair you mean with a flat iron, that's ok. but please dont relax your hair or chemically straighten it either before or after bleaching it, it's 100% bald city if you do that. also if your hair is too dark you might have to bleach it a couple of times before you get to a level 8 like >>160955 said

No. 161244

What would be the best oil to use for a once a week treatment? I live in the southwest US and its really dry. Coconut oil gave me a breakout on my neck and tbh its too hard to wash out and not moisturizing enough.

No. 161246

I use oat oil and haven't had the same issues I had with coconut and other oils, the scent isn't too much and it actually gets absorbed

No. 161250

sweet almond oil or argan oil are great for mosturizing, i apply them overnight and then shampoo and condition my hair.you could also do an aloe vera mask if that's available to you, just cut the leaf in half lengthwise and use the gel that's inside. if you blend it, it will be much easier to rinse out.

No. 161253

Extra virgin olive oil is amazing

No. 161256

File: 1606357894313.jpg (43.4 KB, 400x193, 65releasegridx.jpg)

I've a few tips on how to prepare it. Depending on your henna type, jamila, rajhastani, etc, it'll have different dye release times. One way to make life easier for you in this aspect is to prepare a big batch of henna and then freeze it. Before you plan on dyeing just separate a portion and let it thaw in the refrigerator. The good thing about this is that you'll always have henna (almost) ready, once thawed it keeps for days in the refrigerator without demising and you wont have to experiment with dye release times. It's truly foolproof.

Also once you reach the depth of colour that you want, don't put more henna on top, just do the roots! A lot of people end up with very dark hair because they just keep adding more and more henna

No. 161287

I don't know on the top of my head, but search for oils that penetrate the hairshaft

No. 161401

does anyone have any hairstyle recommendations for hair that is very thick and coarse (east asian) and heavy? I have really thick hair and bad experiences with trying layers/thinning so I've had it in a blunt bob or long for years. the issue is that it looks really heavy and overwhelming. I have a t angular face with a narrow, pointy jaw and a short forehead, but smallish almond eyes, fat lips and a slightly wide button nose. I'm sick of looking plain and I feel like my face is bottom heavy and my eyes looks beady and overpowered by my other features and hair

No. 161408

thanks anon, i already did it but i’ll keep this in mind for next time!

No. 161433

File: 1606522552539.jpeg (81.3 KB, 600x600, 73050418-undercut-haircuts-wom…)

Have you considered a low undercut like this? My friend has really similar hair to you and she said it worked great. It takes off a lot of the unmanageable volume and nobody can really tell you have one when your hair is down. I'd get it done professionally first, but after that you can buy some clippers and maintain it really easily. I do it for her now and it looks just like when she first got it done.

No. 161436

I had this and it was great, but when I wanted to grow it out it was horrible, the growing hair underneath made the top layer puff out, it was so bad, I really don't recommend it

No. 161438

i had one when i had a bob and it was actually really annoying to have to touch it up every couple of weeks. thank you though, if my hair were slower growing i would totally do it

No. 161646

File: 1606662960068.jpeg (677.33 KB, 2048x2048, 922390DD-2B64-420F-A8B8-F23982…)

So! Currently at the top colour after years of dying my hair warm dark brown, decided to go for a super ashy dark brown, does anyone think this redken level 5 green based correction colour with 20v will take my current colour to that colour or should I bleach it lighter first?

No. 162098

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I'm so tempted to use box dyes again, simply because it's cheaper.

My hair is red but it fades from purple-ish red to a redish brown (pic related) and it looks really meh. Is there any chance to fuck it up with box dye? Like, a chance it'll come out uneven or something?

No. 162102

yes, box dyes (especially red toned ones) can fuck up your hair and come out uneven really easily. Is the purplish red is darker than your natural color? Because if so, I've seen a lot of people achieve some really pretty colors like that with deposit only dyes like arctic fox or manic panic, and it's really easy to maintain if you add some of the leftover color to your shampoo and conditioner. Way better for your hair too.

No. 162110

Call me a pleb but your picrel color is pretty!

No. 162115

Super late but I use Lushs Big once in a while. It’s really nice and cleansing. You can ask in a shop for a tester!


No. 162116

Thanks, my hair isn't currently the exact same colour/intensity everywhere since I had it bleached so I guess I'll wait until it grows out a bit more

haha thank you, now I feel a bit less bad about it

No. 162246

File: 1607220013202.jpg (43.08 KB, 465x700, 5148951.jpg)

how would these type of curls be made, I can't find a tutorial anywhere

No. 162247

Bobby pins

No. 162249

really??? wth, wouldn't it take forever

like, huge bobby pins or regular bobby pins? are there even big bobby pins

No. 162250

A hair crimper might give you similar results? It would give you the same size wave all the way down though, so keep that in mind. I don't really know why you would want this hairstyle (especially with the straight roots) but to each their own.

No. 162251

In this video she stretches them out more but you can see before she stretches them that it has the same results as the picture.

Timr consuming style.

No. 162252

nvm anon it doesnt seem that hard

No. 162254

Samefag but the formal name for it is called Rick Rack curls. Dumbass name.

No. 162255

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No. 162392

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I can't make up my damn mind when it comes to hair. every time I see a picture of cool hair I'm immediately like "I want that!"

went from wanting to be a redhead, to wanting to have dark hair, to wanting to be blonde (my hair is medium brown naturally).

but I also kind of want dark hair with light ash blonde highlights, or blue or purple or blood red hair. fml

No. 162401

Maybe try picking the color that best suits your skintone and current wardrobe? If you want to try something drastic, more power to you, but it's an option to consider when you're feeling indecisive.

No. 162403

I have a pear shaped face with a prominent nose. My face is also kinda asymmetrical. What kind of hairstyle will suit me better & tone down my nose, cheeks + jaw?

Right now I just have very long, wavy hair that is evenly cut, without bangs. Middle partings look kinda dumpy on me.

No. 162417

A lot of the colours you mentioned require bleached hair (or at least, the colour would take better with lighter hair), so why don’t you try going blonde as a starting point? If you don’t like it or get bored, it won’t have been a waste of time as it’s a stepping stone to other colours.

I also think brunette to blonde is an underrated transition. It won’t stand out as much as other colours, especially if it looks natural with your skin tone, but it can really change your look.

No. 162439

Agreed with >>162401. I used to want everything too, black, brown, riverdale made me want to have red hair kek, whiteblonde hair etc. Until I realized that light, cool toned colors look best on me and black/brown/red would make me look ill and older it was pretty easy to settle on a color. Same thing with clothes.

No. 162442

File: 1607354305564.jpg (68.04 KB, 520x759, how-to-care-for-ash-blonde-hai…)

good idea, in that case it would either be dark brown or red, I guess.

I might do that, I've had blonde hair before but I did it at home so it looked like shit and super yellowy.

I'm jealous, even though I have naturally ashy brown hair, I have really pale skin and I feel like light ash blonde would kind of clash. I might try to go for a darker ash blonde or light ash brown like pic related though. I feel like it would be cooler to have a lighter tone but I feel like that only looks good on tan people lol.

No. 162859

man I want to get a short haircut(even a "boy-ish" one)cuz I'm too lazy to take care of my hair and don't really care about styling.The thing is that I had gotten a short haircut a long time ago and I felt ugly and it didn't look good on me either.I want something simple,easy to maintain that matches my features but I'm afraid I'll look like shit again.Does anyone have any suggestions?I've been told I kinda look like Saoirse Ronan if that helps(not that pretty ofc and my nose is strange kek)

No. 162891

I stupidly cut my hair from pretty long to above my shoulders and I feel like it looks best long because it’s pretty curly and I realized I just like that look more. It’s been almost 8 months and I feel like it’s barely grown if at all and it’s frustrating bc my hair has grown pretty fast in the past but just won’t now for some reason. And I haven’t heard many good suggestions to enhance growth besides supplements that I’ve heard don’t even work. It just hasn’t been behaving how I want it to at all lately, like I’ve been using a conditioner that’s usually very moisturizing but my hair still feels frizzy and dry. It’s so maddening and idk how to fix it

No. 162894

File: 1607648699473.jpg (109.85 KB, 500x281, 00103f0a-500.jpg)

You could do a short-ish bob like this. It still looks feminine while being a lot easier to manage, and it also grows out much better than a pixie.

No. 162895

File: 1607648842893.jpg (116.96 KB, 736x695, 0aa18cbd96f656efa2fc18ed008c85…)

Samefag, but I really like this style. I think it flatters most faces.

No. 162912

I might have had solved my hair shedding problem that has been going on for years. I think. I started massaging my scalp REALLY thoroughly during washing my hair (like, I massage until my fingertips feel numb) and stopped wearing my hair in a ponytail. In the past month I had significantly less hairfall. It's weird that I can run my fingers through my hair and not even one hair comes out

No. 162914

aww this is such a good look and it's Saoirse too lol

this is actually a pretty nice haircut.I'll really consider it since I want my hair to be as short as possible without growing out awkwardly.thanks a lot anon!

No. 162954

Yes! My first crush had this haircut. I'm not sure it could suit my face shape since mine is quite long and I have chubby cheeks..

No. 162955

Girl my hair is so ugly atm. It’s dry af and I never had much of it (fine hair).I died it brown from a natural ash blonde and kinda just want it back and not care about roots anymore. I wanted a more contrast to my pale face but i do miss my natural hair. I don’t know what to do anons how do I get shiny hair and healthy ends (it’s quite long, like midback) i use a mask every time I wash it otherwise it’s too dry and brittle

No. 162959

The only advice I have for your ends is to take a couple inches off. Your hair will still be long but will look fuller and less damaged. I know you’ve probably heard this before but it’s probably the best thing most people can do for their hair. I have pretty healthy, very thick hair and a trim still works wonders.

Aussie three minute miracle is really nice but leaves hair more soft than shiny.

No. 162965

i've started putting a dab of ponds cold cream in my hair after a shower and it makes it so shiny! i even used to have twice bleached haire that was dyed pink, now im back to dark brown. also olaplex no 3 saved my hair, as did shea moisture masks. probably never gonna dye it again, it killed all of the shine and it's harder to brush now, but with careful maintenance it's healthy again. the shampoo and conditioner i use is from alba Botanica, the Hawaiian one that's sulfate free.

No. 162966

Thank you anon I think I will cut a bit off! I’ve never used Aussie but isn’t that like a bad brand to use? Atm I use Garnier Hair food banana

No. 162977

File: 1607721030716.png (482.06 KB, 718x648, yes its mr orange from reservo…)

This probably will be a stupid question, but how the fuck do I ask for this haircut? Like, ask the barber to give me a bowl cut at the top but keep the rest of the hair long as well? Whats going on here? I genuinely dont know

No. 163000

Looks to me like only the very top layers are long, up to about the temple. The layers below that are shorter and blow dried backwards. I think if his fringe wasn't parted the way it is, he could wear it slicked back. Maybe ask for a slick back with shorter layers around the back and sides, but with the sides blended into the long layers on top and not disconnected. If they were disconnected the cut would look more like an undercut. Or just take these pictures in with you.

No. 163004

Just show them the picture

No. 163005

My hair has looked a lot flatter and thinner lately but my hairline still looks the same so I don't think I'm balding, I didn't change my hair products so what happened? It's also not the length because even my bangs are really thin and flat right now

No. 163013

File: 1607735436327.jpg (73.55 KB, 810x1080, tropic_isle_living_jamaican_bl…)

my hair got so thin I was afraid I'm balding, I've been applying jamaican black castor oil on my scalp for 3 months, I thought it's a meme but I was desperate, and holy shit it actually works, I already see an improvement; my hair became thicker, it feels moisturized and it doesn't fall out as much as before. Using scalp massager every day also helped a lot, it improves blood circulation and does wonders if you suffer from seborrheic dermatitis.

No. 163111

File: 1607836700635.jpg (26.45 KB, 655x658, c130bdc56f65c56b99fd1027b344ae…)

anons… what can I do for my receding hairline? I want to kms and refuse to believe it'll stay this way, what are my options? Any experiences?

No. 163135

Can I keep using minoxidil if i start dermarolling?

No. 163154

Buying a silk pillow has been one of the best decisions I have made. I have always had thin hair and loose strands and small clumps in the shower and brushing my hair, I used to always wake up with my hair across my pillow and on my sheets but I read online that a silk pillow helps prevent this and it really does. I 100% rec to anons that have a similar problem!!

No. 163392

Perming my hair myself at home: is it a bad idea?

No. 163395

Doyou mean permanently putting curls in or permanently relaxing? Both are permanently altering the structure of the hair shaft. Hope you used the correct formulation if you have color on your hair at all or your hair might make you cry afterwards.

No. 163400

Curling and my hair is virgin. I haven't done it yet, just wondering if it's a bad idea to do it myself.

No. 163408

depends on what you're trying to achive, the biggest problem is that people want loose beachy waves, like ones you would get with a curling iron, which is never going to happen with a perm. ever.

also it's a pretty extreme chemical process which is always gonna damage your hair a considerable amount, so you gotta be ready for that.

watching youtube videos of people giving themselves at home perms is fun and might give you an idea of the process and everything that could go wrong lol

No. 163626

Has anyone else's dandruff get worse in the winter? And what do you do for it?

No. 163637


At least where I live winters are a lot drier. Maybe that’s playing into it and you should shampoo less often.

No. 163665

File: 1608358992056.jpg (102.06 KB, 1024x576, Slide7-1024x576-1.jpg)

NTA, but has anyone here had a Korean perm? The results look like a blowout, all voluminous and wavy (I love watching the videos for it). My hair is curly so I doubt it would work for me, but it seems to add a lot of volume and bounce to straight hair.

No. 163674

I'm going to try to do rag tail curls. Wish me luck

No. 163703

What are your thoughts of lamellar water/lamellar treatments in general?
I'm thinking of trying out the L'oreal wonder water but it all sounds too good to be true.

No. 163706

Sounds to me like just anoooother product/technology that promises to deliver amaaaaazing results. But they never do, that's why they keep dumping new things on the market.

No. 163751

Which brand sells the highest-quality/longest-lasting products: Arctic Fox, Good Dye Young, Lunar Tides, Manic Panic, Pravana, or Pulp Riot?

No. 163767

File: 1608467687574.jpg (21.12 KB, 154x238, SmartSelect_20201220-060323_Yo…)

Anyone else love 1920s Bob hairstyles? I love it. Id get it if my hair wasn't thick and wavy.

No. 163780

arctic fox's pink dye was literally impossible to get out of my hair when i used it. same goes for their red. i'm not sure about the other colors though

No. 164128

women of any age just look so cute with this hairdo

No. 164243

anons, is bleaching ur hair (and then toning it ofc) worth it? will i end up with somewhat decent results? i would go to a hairdresser but you know, the pandemic and im also broke as fuck. all tips and experiences are more than appreciated

No. 164249

Using a high lift hair color instead of bleach (like you'd get from a beauty supply store in a tub) is somewhat better on your hair and a lot more forgiving/difficult to fuck up. Depending on how dark your hair is, you could get away with like one or two processes of that.

No. 164296

extremely unattractive unless you look very young. Nothing agains bobs in general but combined with a blunt fringe like that? Impossible to pull off without just the right features

No. 164312

Yes ime. I was unhappy with hairdresser results so decided to bleach my own hair during the pandemic. The colour lifted so well and now I’m medium blonde with much less effort than I thought.

> if you’re literally broke, wait and save until you can do it half decently. Mid-range products are your friends.
> to save your hair from damage, do it gradually if necessary (depends on how much colour you need to lift). Try to wait at least a couple weeks between treatments. Condition the fuck out of your hair.
> if you use this method, don’t bother with toner until you’re happy with the shade. Waste of money and time.
> get someone to help if possible. If not, be very careful about sectioning your hair properly and use a multiple mirror set up.
> take the advice re: ventilation, developing time very seriously.

I think that’s all. It was actually so much easier than I thought.

No. 164475

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Girl I've been thinking about this like all quarantine. I keep reading about ithe various methods online & insta but I'm torn between believing its a possibility for my random waves/curls and whether I go to a white people salon or one of the Asian ones around here when I can. The dream is to be lazy and have it looking nice.

No. 164500

File: 1608894286385.jpg (117.72 KB, 1280x720, maxresdefault.jpg)

Has anyone tried this? Does it work? It's called robe curls.

No. 164512

i keep seeing that not washing your hair as frequently to achieve less greasiness is a meme, but i've noticed it's definitely true for me. used to be my hair would legit get greasy after 1 day, now it takes 3. i only shampoo my hair maybe 2 or 3 times a week now.

No. 164763

A few months ago I asked my hairdresser to cut layers into my hair. The layers are very blunt. It goes from one length to another length in one instance without any graduation. I thought the layers would be a bit more gradual and blend in, but from a side view it looks like a child grabbed a fistful of my hair and cut it off with craftscissors. Did I expect the wrong thing? Should I have been more specific about I wanted/expected? The decision to get layers was kind of spontaneous after someone recommended me to get them, so I probably should've done more research beforehand, I realize that. When the hairdressers open up again I want to ask them to cut my hair in a way that the layers are less blunt and more gradual and blend in, is that a reasonable request?

No. 164767

Layers should generally blend, despite there being varying lengths in a cut. You can get blunt layers, if the style you want requires it, but normally when people ask for layers, they want something a bit more soft and feathered looking, to take the weight out of a cut. Go somewhere else with a picture of what you want. Or just ask them to fix your hair. I am sure you look nice though, anon.

No. 164785

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idk about her specific method, but yes twisting your hair around fabric and leaving it overnight will leave you with very decent curls. Why don't you just try it? I's not like it's gonna cost you anything.

I posted a similar method (pic related) on here before because it was so quick and effective and the results were so good, and I remember someone calling me a shill for it lmao. Like shilling what, a headband? It's still my fav way of curling my hair.

No. 164797

I tangled my hair so damn bad with this method. low sock bun takes 30 seconds and works well

No. 165121

I've heard of people using careprost or similar growth serums on receding hairlines. Maybe that is an option for you?

No. 165184

How do you use it and how often? Last night I applied it on my scalp for the entire night but it was kind of uncomfortable but I feel that letting it rest for a few hours and then washing it, won't be as effective

No. 165187

Oh I initially didn't do it because I didn't have a robe. I ended up stitching some old fabric and using that instead, it works well! I think I prefer it over other heatless overnight methods because it's more comfortable to sleep on.

No. 165354

I want to shave my head so bad, is there any anons who did it ? Did you guys had any regrets ?

No. 165360

Late but holy shit I hate this so much. It always makes women look like they're wearing hair helmets.

No. 165401

I just braid my hair when it's still moist out of the shower (while being very careful to prevent damage) and leave the braids in overnight. Just using two braids usually gives me really nice curls that take 24+ hours to go away. Seems like an easier method than the hair band thing to me?

No. 165404


When I first had it shaved off, I felt great. I don't regret doing it at all, but a word of warning for the grow out stage - it SUCKS. My hair just feels like it's permanently stuck between being too long to be short and too short to be long. Of course, I don't have a pretty feminine face to make it work so I just look like a whole ass scruffy dude all the time these days. Good thing we're in lockdown so no one has to see me.

No. 165414

Had a 0 cut for years and loved it. I always felt clean and looked fresh. Wind and rain never ruined it and I felt like it went with every style I wore other than overtly feminine which made me look weird. I do agree with the other anon though in that growing it out is a nightmare. If you do it and decide to grow it out, the only tip I can give you is that you should aim to grow the top out first so you might end up having to get a crew cut style for a bit, and once the top layers hit your ears, you can start growing out the back and sides. It took me about 15 months for me to get my hair to a layered shoulder length bob. Go for it if you want it, but beware the shitty grow out stages.

No. 165664

I just want to be blonde again. I died my hair for a few months with demi/semi permanent hair color and it just doesn’t want to get off! I already used color remover (though the wrong kind i think) and nothing came out. I’m washing currently with head and shoulders and it worked a bit but they’re still brown! I do not understand why this is so persistent. It was supposed to wash out in like 8 washes…

No. 165666

The same happened to me! It said "washes out in 2 weeks" as if! My hair is still green half a year later. They should really test their dyes more so they don't mislead people

No. 165688

i do the same, the headband thing doesn't work for me because i have too much hair, i ended up running out of space

No. 166139

I’m the op and just want tp update. I used another hair color remover today and I between I tried some vitamin c + shampoo hack - didn’t do anything so I’m buying fucking bleach today. It’s unavoidable at this point. All hairdressers here are closed do it’s gonna be a home experiment

No. 166181

I'd like to dye my hair because my natural color is moussy and boring, but I have no idea how I'm supposed to know what's going to fit me.

No. 166240

Figure out your skintone and maybe even season, that helps even if you don't wear makeup (but especially if you wear makeup, i have sometimes dyed my hair and even if it did suit me, my fave makeup colors did not)

No. 166305

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No. 166456

do any anons have experience in getting a perm? i have a shag/mullet type thing going on and want to get it permed somehow

No. 167321

I'm struggling so much with my hair, I can't stop it from being flat and greasy not matter what I do, I've tried the curly girl method for six month, but all it did was worsen the state of my hair. Now I'm trying to wash it regularly, as in every two days and my hair is only nice on the first day, the second it already is flat, limp and greasy, it makes me wanna completely chop it off, what's the point of having dull and limp hair?
Btw I have completely virgin hair.

No. 167323

What shampoo are you washing with anon?

No. 167340

i'm unsure of your hair texture, but i have straight medium thick white girl hair and stopping my shampoo use entirely helped with this issue.. although i also have a crazy layered haircut that looks better NOT shampoo'd, plus my hair and scalp didnt like it in general.. the first half a month i quit shampoo i looked pretty gross, but after that my hair got insanely better and all i do is scrub it with hot water or use a shower brush

No. 167744

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How do I know if I look good with bangs or not?
I like heavy bangs because I've catterpillar brows and a fivehead (great combo fml), and my hair is kind of nice, straight and silky, so it's pretty easy to maintain everyday. I just don't like them in the summer, but a headband fixes that.

OTOH my sister and mother say that I don't look good with bangs, iirc because it makes me look older and my face look heavier. I usually trust them for fashion and style, because my sense of style is null and theirs is decent, but I also know they can have shit taste.
I don't have female friends to ask for opinions.

If I had to guess my face type/celebrity lookalike I would go for Anne Hathaway, with a longer face (and way fucking uglier).

No. 168116

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I hope your still here anon, i have really greasy hair though too and it's unconventional but I use beaphar rodent shampoo on my hair. i have rabbits lol

No. 168254

She uses amla powder in this, but I've been using amla oil for about a year now and I prefer it to her method. Its pretty heavy, so I don't use a lot of it and I only do it once every two weeks because I have an oily scalp as it is. I can't say that I've noticed any darkening, but the growth and softness has been a def improvement.

No. 168282

don't get bangs if you have a long face

No. 168284

What, bangs are the default recommendation for long faces. They shorten your face by literally hiding half of it.

No. 168307

hey anon, do you maybe have hard water where you live? i struggled with the same shit as well and the only thing that helped me was cutting out shampoo like… completely.

i use a homemade rye flour wash and my hair is healthy and doesn't get greasy too fast (only have to wash 2x a week)

No. 168316

If she has hard water she should be using clarifying or chelating shampoo (or some other method to clarify) on her hair and/or installing a filter on her showerhead. Rye flour does nothing against hard water afaik.

No. 168322

wut? ime hard water helps hair stay not greasy for longer? i have the typical straight fine limp mousy brown eastern euro hair and soft water literally will make me greasy overnight.

No. 168888

Can't figure out what hair style to get. I can't even figure out my face shape because it looks different every time I look in the mirror and depends on how I raise my head. But it seems to be oval? but oval faces are supposed to pull of a variety of styles and I can't.
All I can figure out is what DOESN'T look good on me:
>straight, sleek, or neat hair (makes my face look rounder/bigger than it really is even tho I'm not overweight)
>hair pulled back (has the same effect as above)
>short hair (makes me look older)
I think the only time I look slightly decent is with messy hair but I can't go out in public like that.

No. 168912

For 4C type gals, do i just stay bald? My head-shape does not accommodate the way my hair grows at all ffs.

No. 168994

Maybe you have more of a round face? Or your head shape is generally more round? Have you tried half ups? I think it’s a good compromise and looks pretty on a lot of people

No. 169113

Are there any home treatments that actually help with frizzy hair? I have damage from dye and gray hair.

No. 169147

How the fuck do i get rid of flyaways/baby hairs without making my hair look greasy af

No. 169158

put coconut oil on it and then wash it out with shampoo. if you have hard water, put less coconut oil and leave in for a couple of days

aloe vera!

No. 169169

Thanks you all for your advices, right now I'm using a sulfate free shampoo and I've completely stopped using conditioner (I think my hair just can't handle silicones), my hair was still dull and kinda frizzy, but very voluminous. A few days ago I tried dousing my hair in argan oil before shampooing it and it has made it very shinny, but it's now rather flat and almost greasy looking. I'll try it again, but with less oil.

No. 169172

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Is there a way to order samples of a product prior to purchasing it? In a similar vein, how do you assess reviews to determine whether they are relevant to your own hair-type or not? I am particularly looking to incorporate at-home keratine treatments of good quality into my routine, but I would ideally like to try the product before buying a whole bottle. I found some masks and mousse to apply to wet hair after shampooing, but any recommendations are welcome really. For additional information, my hair isn't damaged and my scalp produces excess oil, so I am mainly interested in strengthening my hair, combatting frizz and amplifying natural shine.

No. 169175

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How hard is it to get this gray, slightly blueish leaning hair? And how hard would it be to maintain? Would that be as difficult as pastel hair is?

No. 169180

Anon coconut oil is not for everyone. I see that recommended so much but rather look into argan oil or avocado oil. Cocnut oil is not nutritious enough and is vetry heavy e.g. you need lots of shampoo to get it out which dries out your hair. Maybe try an easy leave in spray with rose water

No. 169183

you have high porosity hair, so you need to use oils a lot (castor oil,linseed oil,grape oil,rapeseed oil, try and find with works for you the best, coconut oil is for low porosity so it won't work and it can make things worse)you can put some aloe vera with water before you put on the oils. If that dries your hair mix the oil with some hair mask or conditioner (it's important that they are emollient's)

No. 169204

Hard. It took my friend 3 rounds. The first round her hair came out with lots of blue/green streaks in it. The 3rd round it came out sort of… navy colored but not quite. The 4th round it came out the way she wanted, but within a couple weeks it was just grey.

Idk it doesn't seem worth it.

No. 169220

I hate this lmao

No. 169225

Very hard, first the bleaching and then the toning and then the dye. If you've naturally dark hair I wouldn't recommend bothering at all, the damage isn't worth it and the roots are always a bitch.

No. 169226

samefag, it's going to fade and your options are to have the top of your hair perfect bluish grey and the rest of it ashy blonde when you do the roots, or re-dye it and damage it further.

No. 169236

well to get it you'd have to bleach your hair light yellow, then you'd have to tone it. you'd probably have to re-tone it every week or so or it would start looking yellow

No. 169237

This looks photoshoped to me? Either way anon, the damage aint worth it. Best bet is to get a nice wig in the same colour.

No. 169274

hi anons, im half asian and naturally have super dark hair but currently it's a level 9 that's extremely brittle and overprocessed. if i forget to brush it, it tangles and eventually breaks off in clumps. it's incredibly hard to manage and i don't think i can maintain this deep fried shit for much longer since my life is going to get incredibly hectic soon. what should i do? dye my hair back to black and just leave it alone? shave my head and wear a wig? grit my teeth and invest in some better hair masks?

No. 169305

Even if you dyed it back it would be damaged and hair masks can't really reverse damage (as far as I know but I'm not very knowledgeable). There is some treatment I read works very well, I think it was olaplex. But I would recommend to cut as much hair as you can. It'll look great I'm sure! (I am biased, I like when women have short hair.)

No. 169311

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cut as much as you're comfortable with and do olaplex treatments. Dyeing your hair black wont fix any damage, if you decide to don't use permanent color because that will damage it even more. And don't forget to brush it!

No. 169324

Should I even bother with cheap-ish lash serums?

I just want my lashes to be conditioned and healthy since I wear mascara almost daily. But I can't use stuff like vaseline because it seems to clog the hair shafts so it causes irritation.

No. 169721

Does any anon have experience with hi lift colors? I am about a level 5/6 brunette (as of now hasn't been dyed in years). My hair in the past always lightened easily but I'm hoping I might be able to get away with a hi lift color. My goal isn't platinum blonde but maybe a dark or medium neutral blonde.

No. 169724

I dont have any experience with it, but this video might help, the girl goes from a 4-5 to a medium blonde, and it's done and explained by a professional hairdresser

No. 169981

Anons, how long does it take you to straighten your hair on average? Never done it but want to start, and I understand there's a learning curve, but how long does it take you after having figured out your ways? I want straight hair, but I don't want it badly enough to spend an hour a day on it lol. I think I'm a 2a? if compared to google images and it goes down to my ribcage, so especially if you're similar to this, pls hmu

No. 169986

Once you figure out your method, it really doesnt take very long. When my hair was super long it took me about 15-20 mins on average

No. 169987

It used to take me 10-15 mins with my hair a few cm below my collarbones, I did it by dividing it into 3 horizontal sections. My hair is also 2a wavy but the little texture I have is very stubborn, so blow drying it somewhat straight beforehand really helped

No. 169991

Took me way less when I started "straightening" with a hot air brush. The revlon one is what i use. Staring with damp hair ofc

No. 170015

5 mins max and that's if I do it carefully. I could just go over the top layer/ends in 30 seconds and it will look fine. My hair is long but fairly straight, I do it to get rid of frizz.

No. 170027

The covergirl vegan eyelash serum works and it’s like 6$. also won’t cause orbital fat loss and redness around the eye like latisse/ other products with prostaglandin analogue. basically any one with peptides or just plain castor oil works and won’t fuck your eyes long term

No. 170070

That's so nice to hear, I still expected something like half an hour (the longest I was willing to do tbh). Thanks!

No. 170083

i want an undercut but i have moles on my head. should i still do it? would it be risky to cut?

No. 170084

Hais anyone tried rice water on their hair? Thoughts?

No. 170090

Don't shave it completely off, you can cut it real short or have your moles surgically removed (it's very fast but I don't know if it might be harder with the virus now). If you go shave it, you might cut your moles and it will hurt and bleed…

No. 170108

I have! I can't speak to growth, but it did seem shinier (I typically don't have issues with dullness, but I did notice more of a sheen without looking greasy) and more 'durable' after about a month if that makes any sense. It also seemed more voluminous. Which benefit were you hoping to achieve?

No. 170159

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What would you call this type of hair dying that starts near the crown? I look up chunky highlights because it looks pretty thick but they all look done throughout the whole head instead of leaving the front undone.

No. 170160

(horizontal?) split dye

No. 170701

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What is this type of bangs called where there is these 2 longer pieces at the ends?

No. 170702

Googling “hime cut with sides” gives some similar results so maybe that.

No. 170703

Thanks anon!

No. 170832

I'm at a complete loss of what to do about my ends. They aren't split, but they are extremely frizzy and just shit looking. Even after a trim, a few days later my ends will be a mess. I air dry my hair, no products, no heat. I wear ponytails or braids a lot. I have super thin, super fine hair but A LOT of it. And when I say fine, I mean you can take a curling iron to it and it won't hold a curl whatsoever. I usually can't do any product because my hair is just THAT fine it makes it greasy and gross. I haven't tried any products yet for my ends because I'm just at a loss of what to do, and hairstylists have constantly fucked me over because they have zero clue how thin hair operates. Anyways…anyone have any suggestions? I just trimmed 3 inches off my hair and I really want to try to make it less of a frizzy mess this time.

No. 170835

bangs with a face frame

No. 170850

My hair is similar and honestly… I just gave up and went back to blowdrying it and using my straightener on the ends. The logic of avoiding heat is to make it look healthy and nice, but if that's not happening wtf is the point?

Anyway sorry for the shit advice but I've accepted that my hair needs some extra help to look nice.

No. 170875

could be protein overload? though not sure what would make the ends more vulnerable than the rest of the hair, are you growing out dye/bleach and some of the hair at the ends is still treated?

I've also heard 'frizz is a curl trying to happen' so if you brush your hair when dry you might be seperating curl clumps and causing frizz. Try brushing your hair wet, squishing it and then letting it air dry in whatever shape it settles into. You might find the frizz is just the beginning of a curl pattern lower down in your hair.

No. 170923

my hair is always so tangly. each time i brush it it gets tangly all over again no matter what. what do i do??? especially the top of my head. i would rather not put it in braids

No. 170924

try a few drops of oil at the ends, like coconut or castor. even a tad bit of leave in conditioner would probably help. just dont overload it since its fine.

No. 170935

I haven't seen my natural hair color in over 10 years. I've been trying to grow it out but I usually can't handle having roots and dye it back to black. The majority of my hair is color treated at this point so I'm not sure why it's just the ends either.
Coconut oil just dawned on me this morning. I used to do masks all the time with it so idk why I didn't think of it before. Fingers crossed it works cause I'm very sick of looking like I have a rats nest for ends

No. 171199

Is there a technique to dye your hair successfully? Like over the head or so? I’m gonna bleach in the next week but i don’t necessarily want the bleach to touch my scalp.

No. 171286

How do I get my hair to me all one texture without straightening it? My hair on top up until the start of my ears is straight and limp and then it starts to form wave/curls. My left side of my hair seems to be more wavy than the right side though. I was looking at the curl/wave type graphs and I would say my right side is definitely a 2a and then the left side seems to look more like 2b.

Honestly I hate how it looks because it almost looks like I decided to only style like my left side of my hair and at such an awkward way to since it only starts at my ears. I'd be fine if it started more near my ends but it doesn't. I just feel like I look sloppy when I go out in public.

No. 171338

Girl that sounds you need a straightner

No. 171486

Whenever i scratch my head, i get these tiny bits of black in my sebum? my hair is super itchy too, i can assure you they aren’t lice they are just tiny bits of black and sometimes red??

No. 171487

Maybe it's just old dried up blood bits I have them too

No. 171517

I have the same hair (limp ajd straight from roots to ears, 2b-ish waves/curls from ears down) what works for me is brushing out the curls that start when the hair's still dripping wet from washing it. Then I let it try in a low bun by doing it in a ponytail and twisting the tail around the base. That way no new curls can form. When it's dry I can just comb through it to remove the wave that the bun created and ta-da heat-free straight hair.

No. 171649

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I just bought my first ever tub of bleach + developer, and I am stoked to go at it! Last time I had my hair lightened was a decade ago, in a salon. I should've thought about doing this last year really, with quarantine I feel better about at home hair diy in general.
My natural hair is dark/dirty blonde with underlying red/copper pigment.
Not trying to go platinum, plan is going for a copper colour after lifting just a level or two. Pretty much picrel.
I also bought a boar bristle brush and a proper paddle brush for whenever I am doing foam rollers. Why didn't I do this earlier.

No. 171683

Good luck anon! I also use a boar bristle brush but only to brush down the grease lol how do you use it for foam rollers?

No. 171704

Thank you! I reckon it will be useful at the end of a brush out, if I have some parts needing a de-frizz.

No. 171735

Can anyone recommend something that gives me the texture of box dyed hair? I've stopped using box dye and I don't like the texture of my natural hair, it's too smooth for me to work with and it gets dirty so much quicker. I need something that roughs it up just slightly.

No. 171737

>>171735 dry shampoo or salt spray would work, I've seen texturising powders before as well but they're not easy to find because teasing/matte hair isn't in style lately

No. 171748

I'm planning to cut my hair at home. Nothing fancy, just a straight-across cut.
Should I still get some hair scissors? People say it's important, but tbh I don't see how it's going to make a difference. Is it going to fuck up my cut by being too blunt?

No. 171752

absolutely get some hair scissors! Unless you have a tool for sharpening your home scissors before using them.
I always cut my own hair and fringe.
I'd say the reason my hair sadly appears to not have grown significantly these past years is specifically because I get frizzy ends much quicker when using a dull scissor, and needing to cut shit ends off too often. I finally caved and got a new sharp scissor, and it is so much better. obviously haven't seen the difference in retained growth over a long time yet, but there has been so much less frizz.
For bangs/fringe maintenance you could get away with a less fancy scissor since they are kept short and require frequent maintenance anyway.

No. 171783

You should get hair cutting scissors, if you look at your normal crafting or fabric scissors, they aren't actually that thin bladewise. They will tug and push the hair and it's gonna be difficult to cut it as straight as you could with hair scissors, even cheap ones will be better.

No. 171784

Which part suits me best if I have a long face? Middle part? Side part?

No. 171798

Google face shapes, find yours and maybe watch some haircut videos for face shapes. Lenght is also important, too long of a hair lemght just stretches out your face.

No. 171826

How do you guys clean hairs from your brushes? Is there an easy way I'm missing?

No. 171829

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Use something thin like a chopstick or the sharp end of a comb

No. 171831


My mom used to put them in the dishwasher when I was little.

No. 171845

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I do this but I directly run a comb through the bristles like picrel. Do it ever couple days and they'll always be clean. My mom used to soak them in water and shampoo every week too

No. 171884

after years of research i came to the conclusion that i have a pear-shaped head. which hairstyle would suit me? i think short hairstyles are out of question bc i also have a large face (especially when I smile)

No. 171910

run a u-shaped hairpin in the bristles !

No. 171953

I'm also having issues with this. I remove all of the hairs by hand, but there is often fine dust at the roots of the plastic pins that stubbornly stays in place. I will give my brush a round or two washing it in the sink, but some of the dust will have formed itself around the pins and I need to use a pair of tweezers to get them off. I just want to get a new brush instead of doing this every time.

No. 171954

I thought washing the brushes in water at all would cause mold?

No. 172035

I've been trying to grow my hair long for as long as I can remember, but I've accepted it's at terminal length (maybe an inch or so past my boobs) and in fact, looks quite boring and flat so time to get it cut. It's hard to let go of my dreams of long hair though and I'm a bit nervous, not sure what I want either.

Which would you guys do if you were indecisive?
>take the plunge and get it cut quite short, like shoulder length, and let it grow then decide where to stop
>be more conservative, get just a few inches cut off and then if I don't love it, either cut it to shoulder length or grow it again

No. 172050

Maybe one with more volume at the top to balance out your head? Like fluffy bangs, a shag or a mullet of that’s your style, or like toned down Farrah fawcett curls that go out and direct away from my your face shape

No. 172062

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What is the best detangler you have ever used? I really, really want to avoid a cut if possible, but nothing I’ve tried has given the right amount of slip to actually work.

Don’t bother with tweezers or buying a new brush, put some soap on a nail grip brush and scrub that gunk off.

As long as you’ve turned the brushes bristle side down and left them to dry in a well ventilated area there should be no problem. I do that with brushes I’ve had for years. I use this method on boar bristle brushes and Denman brushes. If you’re looking for a new brush you should try those, as Denman brush bristles are removable (as is the compartment that holds them in place) and made of silicone/plastic so you can easily wash and dry all parts of it and then reassemble.

No. 172079

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I want bangs and v shaped undercut but hairdressers have been closed for 2 months now. Maybe they'll open up next month but I'm so close to doing it myself. I'm craving dat post break up hair change

No. 172083

welp, I just cut my bangs and it looks like shit, but it felt good

No. 172084

Anon there's no way your terminal length is just below your boobs, there's just no way (unless you have very curly hair and that's with shrinkage)

No. 172092

Nta but my hair stops growing at the same length too. I had never had my hair cut for 18 years, except for trims like once a year and it never got any longer. My hair isn't curly either.

No. 172093

>>172092 yeah this, I've been growing it out for a decade with only minor trims. It just doesn't get any longer than this.

No. 172148

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Has anyone tried this Weleda Rosemary oil? Thoughts? Is it good for dry hair?

No. 172854

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Sorry to bump but im in a bit of a pickle and was wondering what you nonnys think I should do.
So my hair colour is currently a medium auburn/ginger, however my natural colour is an ashy/mousey brown(ginger colour was put on top of natural colour so no bleaching was involved) and I want to go back to the brown. Would it be best to use a colour remover first then go in with an ashy brown dye, put the dye directly on or is there a better way? Hairdressers isnt really an option atm. But if I have to wait I'll wait
Being a redhead was fun, but I wanna embrace my natural hair and restore its health as much as possible.
(Left pic is my current colour and right is my natural colour, I tried to find the most accurate pics)

No. 172880

Natural red heads - what do you use and how can you emphasize the redness of your hair? I have red brown hair

No. 172894

>fine dust at the roots of the plastic pins that stubbornly stays in place.
Ugh, same issue. Thanks everyone for your replies, I've decided to throw away the brush and buy a comb. It's just more hygienic.

No. 172901

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is there a specific name for this hairstyle or is it just something like "flipped up hair ends"?

No. 172902

the Mary Tyler Moore but make it zoomer-friendly

No. 172904

It's just called flipped ends or a flip

No. 172908

I think my rapid hair loss may be caused by my severe vit D3 deficiency, normal level is like 20 ng/ml, 12 ng/ml is already low and I have only 3,29 ng/ml kek. Doctor told me to take me 6000 IU/day, but I think it's not enough and I want to take 10,000 IUs. Has anyone here took such doses and did you take vit K2 with it? Some sources say it's obligatory with D3 suplementation because otherwise calcium will be stored in your organs instead of your bones as it should but there are also sources that deny it so idk

No. 172911

i keep finding these weird wiry hairs around the crown of my head. they are usually short and have a weird, kinky texture. this is a relatively new thing, and i can’t think of why it’s happening! i’m in my late 20s so perhaps it’s hormone related but idk. my hair is naturally thin, wavy but i blow it out 2x a week. i use good quality hair care as well. does anyone have any experience with this? it’s driving me crazy, i can’t stop pulling them out

No. 172932

I don't have an answer for you but the same thing happens to me. Sometimes they'll be really long but most of the time they're short, and they're usually darker than normal hairs alongside what you're describing. Pretty sure it's normal to get a kinky wiry hair every now and then.
The only thing I can think of that might be related (but probably isn't) is that when I was 13 or so I had this phase where I'd compulsively pull out hairs from the crown of my head out of stress. It's been nearly a decade since I did that though, so it seems far fetched that it has something to do with it.

No. 172933

I know noone cares but I ended up buying it and I will report back about how it works

No. 172980

fuuuck i have the same issue. i was thinking of getting a silk pillowcase or silk scarf to protect my head when i'm sleeping. or maybe get a gentler hairbrush. but it's weird cause it happens even when my hair is in perfect condition, i wish i knew what it was

No. 172983

You probably know it already but just to be sure - oil is only working as occlusion, locking the moisture in, so make sure you use some kind of moisturizing conditioner or serum along with this product too. Let us know how it goes!

No. 172984

I'm the same as all you guys. Personally I think it's gotta be due to aging or hormones cause damage alone wouldn't cause the hair to become darker and thicker. Damaged hair is usually lighter and thinner if anything. Maybe it could be a diet thing too?

No. 172986

It's an age/hormone thing I believe. I also found a dark kinky strand of hair that was significantly thicker than the rest of my hair.
I don't know the exact cause, but it's like when old women have long random hairs on their chin. Something changes as you age.

Thankfully we don't anything to worry about. Try not to pluck them. No one would ever notice you have it in the first place (unless you point it out).

No. 173000

What's your first impression of a woman with copper hair vs a woman with black hair?

Asking because I've had both, I currently have black hair that's faded, and I'm really tempted to go back to red. My hair is in good condition, so damage from chemical treatment isn't a huge concern of mine.

I have pale, cool toned skin, hazel-green eyes, my hair is about armpit length. The people I try to get opinions from either say they look equally good or they're split between black and red. My natural hair colour looks red in the sun, so maybe copper would suit me more?

No. 173004

Sounds like we have similar colouring. Red suits me better but I stick with black because it's so much easier to maintain.

I think both of them are hit and miss colours, like people will either love or hate them. Old people prefer the red, my mum definitely does, whereas black is a bit edgier but at least you don't get the ginger stigma kek.

No. 173013

>woman with copper hair
"wow she has copper hair, cool"
>woman with black hair
"wow she has black hair, cool"

No. 173016

Isn't copper a warmtoned color? In that case I'd go with a cooltoned black to match your skin.

No. 173021

If your hair already has some red in it, a cool toned red would be a safe choice. Black would be too stark and heavy especially for spring

No. 173025

when I had natural-looking copper hair I stood out as foreign even more than I already do beacause it's very rare here (southern europe), so it attracted a lot of attention, but that depends on where you live

No. 173027

samefag to point out that copper hair goes well with cool toned fair skin even though it's a warm color bc natural gingers are cool toned

No. 173051

I think black hair on fairly pale skin is usually unflattering and screams mall goth unless you're very put together and have more of a classy Dita vibe, full makeup all the time. With your coloring I think going a deep cool brown would give you the contrast you want and look more flattering and bring out your eyes.

Copper is a lot more modern and honestly easy to maintain if you add some direct dye to your conditioner between root touch ups.

As for first impressions I guess I see black hair as "wannabe goth gf" and copper as "attention seeker but too quirky to be blonde" they both have not like other girls vibes, but one is a little more well adjusted.

No. 173052

You don't automatically get an undertone and colour that looks good/best on you though. I have warm golden hair on cool toned skin and I definitely look better with my air dyed ashy.

No. 173053

>black hair with pale skin
absolutely striking, aesthetic, interesting etc.
>copper hair with pale skin
whatever, wouldn't notice you in a crowd
Ultimately this is up to you and you should go with whatever is more pleasing in your opinion! ♥

No. 173076

I had black hair for years and dyed my hair to copper/red. Black hair looked striking but it cost me so much effort to make it work and look good and put together ..if i didnt wear make up or nice clothes I looked really alternative in a cheap kind of way. If I'm going dark again it will be a nice brunette colour.

No. 173090

how could it be age related? I'm 24 and I've noticed these since my teenage years

No. 173114

nta but I've been noticing the same thing for the past year or so and I'm 20, so it's definitely not just an age thing

No. 173126

NTA, but I saw this and it made me smile. I have dark hair and pale skin, and my sister calls me "creepy" looking a lot because of it (even though she was born with dark hair too, but this aint that kind of thread). Thank you for being kind, anon.

No. 173131

You will most likely find more as you get older.

No. 173132

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I have platinum blonde hair with 24 inch sewn in extensions. I showed these photos to my stylist and she did a pretty good job with it. My goal is to have princess hair but with the length, heat tools and bleach, managing it ridiculous. This woman’s damage control has gotta be good.

Unless it’s a wig, I rarely see nice long platinum hair because it’s not feasible for most. I’m debating going a shade darker. Maybe that’d be less damaging long term? Or is that futile.

No. 173148

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My current hair color is on the left, maybe a bit more red and darker. Can I just slap on some purple to actually make it purple?

No. 173242

The color on the left is pettier than purple though

No. 173661

Has anyone tried dermarolling your hairline? Does it really work to grow hair back? I've seen some impressive before and afters and many people swear by it but I don't know

No. 173685

Looks like she's a natural blonde and those look like braid waves, so no heat damage.
You can have very long bleached hair though, this is super old but maybe you'll find something useful?

No. 173837

I'm really sorry if somebody has already asked, but have any of you had any experience recovering from weak hair?

My parents say I used to have abnormaly strong hair as a kid but now it's very weak (I can partially see the front of my scalp through the front hair). I just wanna know if you can actually recover from that or if really the only thing I can do is try to not make it worse.

Extra context: one time the hair dresser said it could be from stress (I dunno), for many years my sleeping schedule was traaaash, and I have been using strenghtning shampoo my mom got me since close to the end of last year

I've been told more vitamin D should help, and if you can fix it more or less how long did it take you?

No. 173840

I actually recommend trying to take a break from the shampoo. How often do you wash your hair?
Try extending the amount of time you go between washes and opt for a natural shampoo. I went no-poo (stopped using shampoo) and my hair is thicker and doesn't get noticeably greasy until about a week after washing.

It is a several month process, though, so it's easier for NEETs than those who have to be out and about and look presentable all the time.

No. 173867

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If you're dark haired and would want to try red hair, how "perfect" would the bleach job before that have to be? What I'm trying to say is does your hair have to be extremely light for the color to work, or can you have good results with hair that is medium blonde

No. 173868

which one did you choose?

No. 173870

Just realized I rolled trips, nice

I'm pretty set on red, but my best friend is getting married in June and I'm going to ask her if she's okay with me changing my hair like that, since it'll be pretty drastic. I know it's my hair, and she's not a bridezilla in the slightest, but I still don't feel right without her okay.

The deciding factor was when I showed a coworker a pic of when I had red hair and she said I looked just like Black Widow. Plus, it's like some other anons said, I'm tired of the goth look.

No. 173879

Imo any stage of blonde or redhead is fine, but you'll obviously have a darker red the darker your hair remains

No. 173981

any suggestions for really thick hair? i have brownish ginger boob length hair that's kinda layered but after it grew out the layers just sit in big chunks. air drying leaves it wavy but really frizzy so i usually straighten it. i want a low maintenence cut that's kinda shaggy, maybe with a grown out fringe?

No. 174071

Hey anons! I need some help. Previously, my hair was more thick. It would always look the best the day after I washed it. I could even go the day after that without washing it and just use a little dry shampoo.

Now, for the last year and a half, I’ve been having to wash my hair every single day. Even later on the day I washed it, it’ll start looking greasy. Doesn’t matter if I blow dry it or not. My hair looks so thin I hate it.

I know it has something to do with the new shampoos I’ve been using. Literally every time I run out of my current shampoo, I’ll buy a different one, only to have the same result with my hair.

When washing my hair, I’ll usually have to use more shampoo than I think I should, because the shampoo always absorbs in my hair and I can’t spread it around. Is there an ingredient that might be causing this? Any shampoo recommendations?

Also, I have shoulder-length, brown, white girl hair.

No. 174074

I believe that I might have traction alopecia from having weave-type hair extensions as a teen so I have 2 questions:

Does rogaine work and what what happens if I use the one that says it's only for men? Will I grow a beard?

No. 174084

most likely

No. 174114

Rogaine is pretty hit and miss, you never know if it'll work for you unless you try it. Just know that it usually takes months before you see progress and there's a chance that your hair will thin before it grows back in (the "dread shed"), but that means it working. I don't think you'll grow facial hair unless you let it drip down your face.

I have thinning in the middle part of my hairline and in my experience Rogaine did absolutely nothing. No hair loss, no regrowth, no facial hair.

No. 174464

I have pretty thick hair and a lot of it. I tried a pixie cut (the sort that's a bit longer and boyish, not the mia farrow type). Haven't looked back, suits me well.

No. 174467

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Please for the love of god don't bring this back. I watched Buffy the Vampire Slayer for the first time in lockdown and there was this season where Buffy has flipped hair. It looked so bad.

I can't locate a pic where it's really curled up, but she looked like a weird doll for awhile.

No. 174831

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how should i cut my hair to achieve this type of bang? i've showed these pictures to hairdressers before and they said its a very outdated haircut or it wouldnt look good on me like i think it would but i really want it so i want to do it myself if possible

No. 174832

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closer shot

No. 174834

Ohhh so cool, just go to a different hairdresser! Or say that you accept the possible consequences of it looking bad. I think going for something this retro could be very interesting, especially if your dressing style would reference similar fashion era

No. 174837

thank you! maybe its just my shitty small town where hairdressers are not used to cutting different styles but this happened with multiple people whenever i ask them for something slightly different they straight up refuse no matter how much i insist, i suspect they dont know how to cut it or dont feel confident enough in their skills unfortunately my only option is to try it out myself.

No. 174839

I think it's really cute anon! If you can't find a hairdresser that can do their damn job then go for it and try it yourself

No. 174848

I like this style anon! I think they are sort of feathered/shaggy (?) bangs set with curlers, then the top part was brushed up to create volume. I don’t think you’d need a special haircut to achieve the look, but styling it might be annoying. You could just ask for shaggy bangs and do the styling yourself.

No. 174861

What is the most basic hair styling you think everyone should do? Obviously shampoo and condition but I mean to look presentable? Asking because I never learned fml

No. 174863

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To clarify (sorry) my hair type is kind of weird, it's thin-ish but recently becoming wavy. Very much like pic related. I don't know how to make it look good. I like those styles you see on girls in 90s movies (think the girl in Clueless) or, since my hair is getting wavy, something more wavy and voluminous is really attractive to me (forgive me for this farmers but like Shayna used to have). I just don't even know where to begin with decent hair? Every article I find assumes you know the basics and I sadly don't

No. 174887

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Anon i think you could archive this with a straight cut fringe. You need to style it like this. I think best is with a thingy like picrel but place it very close to your scalp. I get similar results with a straightener

No. 174888

Sorry for the crappy picture

No. 174908

I mean everyone’s basic routine is really dependent on their hair type, lifestyle, culture—some people oil their hair, some people scrunch their hair, some don’t do anything… also a good haircut is important to having nice hair. I would look up wavy hair routine on youtube and find someone with a similar hair type to you and see what they do

No. 174918

Thank you anon I gotta check out stuff on youtube then

No. 174926

thank you girls! it made me happy that you liked it now i can be more confident about going for it
thank you so much anon, this actually makes sense my hair is a straight cut fringe right now anyways(i brush it to the side) so its doable! i own curlers similar to those but they're smaller, i've been wanting to purchase bigger ones this can be my excuse

No. 175000

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Has anyone felt like they've done more bad than good when they started taking haircare more seriously? Growing up I've always used a basic shampoo and conditioner for my hair and rarely any treatments (pic related is what I used the most) and my hair was shiny and strong. Now I started using sulphate/silicone/paraben free products, curly girl methon safe producs (I have very loose wavy hair), and sometimes even salon grade products that I order online, and my hair is very….meh underwhelming. I feel bad for spending so much money on products only to have a mediocre change where my hair is limp. Sometimes I wonder if ignorance is bliss

No. 175001

I was just thinking about this. I only use shampoo, conditioner but sometimes add a hairmask and a styling cream, my hair ends up meh and even frizzy.
Last week I spent like two days without washing my hair and swimming in chlorinated water and my hair was shiny, frizz-free and silky. Wtf

No. 175011

True, I've used sulphate, silicone and paraben free products for a year now and my hair is still dry as fuck. (My hair is thick and wavy.) I don't know what to believe anymore, I just want nice hair.

No. 175018

Does anyone know good hairbrushes for wavy/slightly curly (would be more curly if I took proper care of it I guess) hair? I heard the plastic ones like Tangle Teezers aren't good for my hair type, but idk. I sometimes comb it but I hate combing, lol.

No. 175019

I think it's not for everyone. See how most people get nice hair from sillicone-loaded shampoos and conditioners. I went from dry af hair to shiny hair by using CG-safe products, but if your hair's already shiny and strong then there's nothing to be fixed there, right?

To be fair, just using CG-safe products isn't enough. You still need to use products that work well with your curl pattern and porosity and seal in the moisture.

No. 175077

anon it might be the water, when i went back home from uni last year my hair looked/felt like shit eventhough i was using the same products, i even tried better products but at the end i found out it was the calcium in the water, now that i've returned my hair looks much better and i still use silicone/paraben free products, my hair isnt even particularly curly its wavy at most but i see the difference

No. 175116

Denman is GOAT.

No. 175119

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so it's me again >>157870
I got diagnosed with androgenetic alopecia. I'm so tired, I spend so much money on blood tests and doctors, I don't have PCOS or endocrinological diseases, literally all my hormones except DHT are fine. It looks like there's no underlying medical cause other than shitty genes. My doctor prescribed me two solutions, one with miloxidil and the other one has some artificial estrogens in it, it's also anti-inflammatory. I'm scared of the side effects of miloxidil, I don't want any extra hair on my face and my scalp is already painful so I'm afraid it will irritate it even more. I was thinking about using only that estrogen solution plus some saw palmetto lotion. But to be honest, I have no idea what to do. I've been crying the whole week. I spend nights reading studies about natural DHT blockers and 5-a reductase inhibitors. I bought some herbs and saw palmetto pills. God fucking damn it I want to die. I can't cope with the fact I'm about to lose the only thing I liked about myself. Maybe I'm still in denial phase because I have moments when I'm telling myself it will grow back or maybe the doctors are wrong, but then I go into hysteria mode again. I think I'm angry about my natural color more than the hair itself, people often gave me compliments and aksed if I'm dying my hair etc. I'm afraid I won't find a topper color that would match my natural hair. And I ask myself who will ever want me like this. All sorts of chaotic thoughts.
Sometimes I think it's not worth wasting money and putting my already weak health at risk and when my scalp becomes too visible I will just shave my head. But my self esteem is so fucking low I might not have the guts to do it. For now my hair looks ok only from the back. The parting is getting wider and at the front you can already see the skin. It looks especially bad when my scalp is oily and the hair is dry, like in the bottom right picture

Right now my relatives seem not to understand this is genetic and they keep telling me it's because of my diet. I'm trying to explain to them the difference between androgenetic and telogen effluvium baldness but it's like talking to a wall. Sure, I have anaemia and it can make hairloss worse overall, but it doesn't cause hair miniaturization that androgenetic alopecia does. I'm supplementing and eating better, but that won't make the hair on the top of my head grow back, because I have literally empty hair follicles there, and it won't fix my receding hairline and my shitty bangs. There's also the fact my gastrologist suspects celiac disease that might have been misdiagnosed as IBS, I only started feeling better now when I completely eliminated gluten products and most dairy from my diet. Either way, the point is it was really hard for me to eat, I often had diarrheas, constipations, stomach aches and I felt nauseous most of the time etc. I haven't lost 10 kg because I starved myself, but because I literally couldn't eat and I was in pain and stress all the time. It wasn't my fault. But they behave like it was. And now, add to this my shitty hair, I feel like everyone on the street will judge me and assume I look so bad and sick because I'm an ana-chan. God I want to die

No. 175120

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Anon, first things first, you should get a haircut, all that weight is only going to make the fallout worse, seriously just get some fucking layers and keep it above your shoulders, second no one in the real world is going to think you're an anachan, real life is not lolcow, third minoxidil only makes hair grow where you apply it, you're not going to get a beard unless you rub it all over you face, most hair loss treatments are not invasive and will not affect your health, I rec looking into Finasteride too, my mother has struggled with alopecia for years but after a while it has become manageable.

No. 175122

Minoxidil is a lifelong commitment, right? And the hairfall will worsen if you stop? Or does it just go back to the state before you started using it?

No. 175124

Sadly it is, but it shouldn’t be too much of a hassle it’s basically just applying it before bed like a cream, not too hard to make it a routine, in my mothers case the hair loss just went back to what it was before treatment when she stopped briefly, with supplements and a layered haircut she’s usually the only one that can notice the hair thinning, so don’t give up anon!

No. 175139

For what it’s worth anon, your hair looks pretty normal to me. Most people have visible scalp with a middle part unless their hair is super thick. Yours doesn’t look that noticeable to me.

I definitely think you should get a cute short cut like >>175120 suggested. Something with a lot of small layers would look great and add more volume.

No. 175153

Anon I am so sorry that you have to deal with this and I wish the best for you and your hair, but I thought you said you got diagnosed with anorectal violence

No. 175167

i'm gonna do it
i have decided to cut my bangs and put some layers in my hair and dye it teal without bleaching it
and who will stop me

(first time for all three, wish me luck pls)

No. 175618

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my hair texture at the top/sides of my head vs at the bottom, same wash day same routine. what did mother nature mean by this

No. 175619

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your hair be like:

No. 175620

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i've always tried to get this haircut, but my hair does not agree with me. i have some sort of cowlick going on when the hair gets towards my chin, it looks like i'm wearing a helmet strap. and when it grows out even longer it naturally flips up, like a stereotypical 50s housewife.
is there any way it can be tamed or am i just cursed?

No. 175624

LMAOO it really do be like that. thanks for the kek

No. 175626

Special Effects brand dye is the best imo but they're getting hard to find.

No. 175660

My hair does the flip thing too, it can mean your hair is too thick at the bottom and it needs to be thinned out a bit. The model’s hair in that picture is very layered (and her hair doesn’t look that thick). I think you can definitely achieve that style with the right cut, but finding a stylist who can make it not look like ass is the challenging part.

No. 175669

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is it possible to have an asymmetrical haircut like pic related with more lengthy hair on the longer side without it looking weird? I want an asymmetrical haircut because I'm so bored of my hair but I don't want a pixie cut as they're a nightmare to grow out when they get to the weird mullet/mushroom stage.

No. 175678

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I know this isn't what you asked but maybe try experimenting with braided asymmetrical styles like picrel? google "braided faux side shave" to get an idea of what I mean

No. 175689

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i really want a 70s/80s idol haircut, i'm just concerned on how to go about finding a hairdresser that can do it as authentically as possible. like, i always see these tv shows/movies today using the 80s as a time period and the hair just looks completely wrong to me, like they didn't even try to do the same haircuts. even those youtube videos where they do "80s hair" it never really looks like 80s hair.

somehow i've got to find an old lady hairdresser who's knows what to do, but i have no idea how to go about this

No. 175690

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like, look at this shit. how the fuck did the costume department look at this hair and think, yeah that's right. that's diana's hair.

terrified of getting something inauthentic like this.

No. 175696

I think they opted for that flatter look to make it look more flattering to modern eyes. Kinda like how they remove bonnets from period dramas even though the time period would require them.

No. 175701

wtf are modern eyes? i don't get it. people don't want to see something authentic/true to the period?

i feel it's more likely the costume department simply had no idea how to cut/style that hair. i mean, diana's hairstyle is probably one of the most iconic looks of the 20th century. to do that… it's horrible.

No. 175703

anyway, just found this video. this guy's got it down. everyone in the comments is saying modern hairdresser literally don't know how to do this cut anymore. feathered hair is like a forgotten art.

No. 175706

Why do you want to look like my mom in 1995, anon?

If you really want to find a hairdresser, look at the reviewers a salon gets to figure out their main clientele. I think it would also help if it was someone who mostly did granny hair cuts but occasionally cuts more alternative peoples' hair too.

No. 175707

This bugs me too, anon. I’ve watched a lot of movies where the characters’ hair/makeup just isn’t accurate for the time they’re supposed to be in and it’s kind of distracting. Films tend to take a lot of liberties and “update” certain styles. It’s very noticeable when you’re watching a movie from the 50s that’s set in another decade and all the actresses have typical 50s hair/makeup.

Most of the older women in my family just go to cheapo places like Supercuts. I know it sounds sketchy but you might have luck there.

No. 175739

Thank you for the advice. I bought myself some thinning shears recently and hopefully that may help with my case if the cut ends up a little too thick

No. 175754

I'm in my mid 20s and over the last year I started getting many new grey hairs on my head. I already had few, but I'm worried about the new increase. I rip them out when I see them, but it's getting more difficult to do so. I feel awful about it, because neither of my parents got premature greys.
Could it be stress related? I'm really miserable lately, living in a bad environment, but I'm planning to move soon. Any of you had stress related greys? Can you stop or revert the process somehow?

No. 175761

it's genetics + stress, and it's not reversible from what I can tell, the follicle just stops producing melanin. I have a few greys, on of my brothers has a fuck ton of greys, because our grandfather went grey at 30. to be fair we also had a neglectful/abusive ubringing.
don't pull them out!!! you could damage the hair follicles and cause hair thinning.

No. 175770

bc no one my age has this kind of hair. i also really like how fluffy it looks. plus ive got an obsession w/ that specific time period & i think it would look good on me

No. 175771

I think more 20-somethings get gray hairs than you'd think, it's not all that premature. Many just start dying over them immediately so you never know.

I was 28 when I started getting them. Annoyed me at first because they stuck out so much but fast forward 4 years and I now have enough of them that they weirdly don't bother me as much. A decent sprinkling of gray hair looks better than just having that random handful of them in the beginning (at least imo)

It's not reversible, if anything pulling your hair out will actually add to the problem as people who've lost their hair (or who have trich/hair pulling disorders) often get more grays growing in as a result of that. Like other anon said, plucking head hairs only causes damage.

No. 175777

Had to quit using rogaine bc I can’t afford it anymore and now all the new growth has fallen out and I’m at square one again. Do essential oils like rosemary and peppermint work or is it just a meme? What can I do to thicken my hair up again?

No. 175782

Awesome anon! Thinning shears are great for thick hair to give movement. Check some tutorials on YouTube before you start, they’re actually super easy to use. Getting rid of the bulk of my hair made it look so much better.

I’m maybe an outlier, but I started finding grey hairs as a teenager kek. I notice a lot of 20-something men with short hair have noticable greys, I think it’s pretty common.

No. 175785

I’m taking a new drivers license pic next week and I’m worried about my bangs being out of place and looking wonky. Is hair spray a good idea or will it just make them look greasy?

No. 175787

A light spray of hair spray isn't going to make your hair greasy.

No. 175799

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i do the curly girl method for my super wavy hair, the sort of wavy that looks like this, not just "beach waves." but my hair stills really frizzy, i air dry and don't usually brush my hair after showering because it just makes it frizzier and way too poofy to the point my curls are just kinda like, too nuts.

does anyone have any recs for products i can put into my wet hair that helps it be less frizzy/untamed while protecting my waves/curles? or recs in general. an issue ive been having is that i always feel like my natural hair makes me look super unkempt!!

No. 175855

We have the same curl type anon, mine looks exactly like your pic without product.

I get nice defined glossy curls by working in mousse to wet hair after washing, a giant handful of mousse raked through with fingers and then brushed through with Denman brush. Then squish into curls and let air dry.

I like the Wella Shockwaves mousse because it doesn't dry too crunchy so I just barely have to touch the curls to get the crunch out. If your hair is very dense though you might have more luck with an alcohol-free gel for hold.

Mousse also makes my curls last for a good few days. To refresh hair in the morning I mist it with a water bottle and then smooth/ squish curls back into shape with hands . Sometimes I need a tiny bit more mousse but wetting it actually reactivates it so usually I don't. If there's a tangle I wet it well and use the Denman to reshape the curl. With this method I've gotten my curls to last a full 5 days between washing, makes life so much easier.

(I took 3 rows of teeth out of the Denman brush and now it's perfect. I love how customisable it is. And for the record I use a knock off because actual Denmans are overpriced lol)

No. 175865

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I had a pixie, then grew it out while obsessing over my hair until it finally was really long, but I fucking hated it and putting up with it (lived in a ponytaim 24/7) and now I have a pixie again.

However, I care way too much about how other people perceive me and seeing how angry some people get over women having short hair makes me want to grow it out again… That plus a lot of men just really disliking it - the ones who do like it seem to have a fetish honestly.

Should I grow out my hair to fit in better or keep it short, even if I'm not nearly attractive enough to """get away with it"""?

No. 175874

I've had a pixie cut for about ten years and while I don't exactly think I have the best face for it either… I just can't be bothered growing it out. When I was younger I attracted men who thought short haired women are all secretly kinksters?? No idea why men even think that but I get less of that weird shit as I get older.

If your motivation behind growing it is fitting in or attracting a guy I wouldn't do it. You're likely to just get fed up with it again or resent it. Was there an in-between length you liked and found tolerable though?

No. 175876

That's relieving to hear, haha. I'm far from freaky, just because I don't have long hair doesn't mean I want to be treated like shit!

>If your motivation behind growing it is fitting in or attracting a guy I wouldn't do it.

I think that's what I wanted to hear. And no, I only like my hair really short or really long, hate the between. It's super fine and straight…

No. 175879

fellow ex-pixie anon here. I really enjoyed my pixie until I noticed that the number of men interested in me dropped by like 80%. I hate that I cared so much about male approval. Thinking of cutting it again but in an edgy asymmetrical style so I can enjoy the best of both

No. 175883

Diff anon but I feel like strangers have always pretty much read me as gay because of my super short hair. About a year ago a stranger was chatting me up randomly and I didn't even realise it because I'm that used to men thinking I'm gay. I'm shocked when they dont make that assumption.

If you dislike male attention it's a good way to avoid most of it. I like that aspect.

No. 175884

>the number of men interested in me dropped by like 80%

Lmao, shit, is this true? Because it would explain a lot what's been going on since I got a sidecut.

No. 175890

yep, it was honestly like a switch had been flicked. only real exception was my current boyfriend. when I told him about this recently he said it was probably because long hair makes me look more innocent and short hair makes me look like I won't take shit from guys. his reasoning kinda makes sense but I still believe it's due to them reading me as gay, as the other anon said, or just finding short hair on women ugly as a kneejerk reaction

No. 175896

So it means innocent/cute makes people think easy target and more attractive

No. 175901

you should get a bob wig so you can have different hairstyle on your mood. I have very long hair that falls to my waist but I also have a short wig with bangs (think 1920s flapper hair) and some curly wigs. I wear those on days when I feel like looking different.

I've also had pixie hairstyles in my 20s when I was going through a Jean Seberg / Winonya Ryder phase. Now that I have long hair, I get more attention from guys.

No. 175903

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I love hair freedom so I hate to say it I’ve never seen an asymmetrical haircut that looked anything beyond “eh”. The half short half long bob makes you look like a Live, Laugh Love mom who only shops at Old Navy, asymmetrical pixie cuts look like a bowlcut but the bowl slipped halfway through, and side cuts are so early 2010s and they make you look like a cat shaved for surgery à la picrel. Edgy hair looks so much better when it’s symmetrical.

No. 175905

>asymmetrical pixie cuts look like a bowlcut but the bowl slipped halfway through
Diff anon but I have a pixie cut and half the time that I get it cut it looks like this lol. I'll sometimes feel like absolute shit for the first couple weeks and then the shape settles in after that? I might grow it to a short bob length just to break free from the cycle of feeling like shit and then feeling good again. For such a low maintenance hairstyle..it's so easy to mess up the cut itself

No. 175908

>Edgy hair looks so much better when it’s symmetrical
But then it won't look edgy anymore. Symmetrical hair is boring.

No. 175913

any tips for not looking "live laugh love"? I actually am pretty set on this style but now you've said that I feel nervous

No. 175918

I feel there is a bunch of interest and draw to be had without asymmetry and I’d say most of it comes from colour and texture. I feel like the asymmetry does a disservice to most peoples faces; to me, it usually looks like a mistake or a lopsided wig. I’d really wanna love to see what you have in mind though, maybe I’m being a little harsh.

Don’t worry too much about it, really! I guess I really went in on that hairstyle, but truthfully? As long as you have a good amount of dimension in your hair colour and aren’t doing the black to colour ombré or brown with giant, choppy caramel highlights, you’ll probably look lovely. It’s the person the hair is on that’s beautiful. Live, Laugh, Love you, nonny.

No. 175987

Can hair naturally become drier or less dry over time? I've stuggled my life long with very, very dry hair but over recent months my hair has become less dry and there's nothing I can think of to contribute it to. In fact over the last year or so I stopped using anything besides my "no bad ingredients" shampoobar because conditioners, leave-ins and masks and all that shit made 0 difference

No. 176066

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How do you guys feel about hime haircuts? Is the maintenance for them difficult?

No. 176074

I had a hime cut on and off and idk how normies view it but I absolutely love it!

No. 176075

Hair can definitely change over time, especially in regards to dryness. I used to have a somewhat oily scalp as a teenager but somehow it got even worse in my 20s. My friend had pretty normal straight hair and it became insanely dry and brittle after she got pregnant. I’m pretty sure hormones affect hair a lot.

No. 176077

I think it's cute but I automatically think weeb

No. 176084

Cute if you have a small face. It's basically writing WEEB on your forehead though.

No. 176085

Only looks alright if you're asian/attractive. Other than that you'll just look like a weeb that fucked up while cutting your own hair with craft scissors.

No. 176094

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I love them but can be a risky choice for non-asians. You have to have like.. either fairly thick or abundant amount hair to pull it off. Picrel is a v old (i think early aughts) photo of a white girl pulling it off pretty well

No. 176101

This is really unflattering imo, her face is too long and not soft enough for it to be cute. Nothing wrong with long faces it just doesn't fit kawaii weeb hairstyles.

No. 176102

Yeah I wasnt sure if people here would love it like I do. Tbh I think that this woman has a mature facial bone structure and is doing kind of avril lavigney eye makeup of the time (as opposed to the 'kawaii' big eye makeup so many weeb girls do today) that brings her sharp features into relief with the cutie hairstyle. Definitely not for everyone but I don't mind it

No. 176103

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All that pixie cut talk and im just very weirded out, i've received way more attention with short hair than with it long, but maybe its because my hair is too thick and heavy and it just looks disgusting below my chin, like, perpetually oily and gross, i get the "oh wow you look like a fairy/pixie/little elf" compliment alot so i assume i have the weird but still cute face to pull it off.

Anyway my inner zoomer is telling me to dye it half and half, though im thinking of doing it green and black, is it this outdated or have the egirls risen split hair from its grave?

No. 176104

I think it looks great on her, I sort of have a hime hair cut but it's not blunt, it's sort of spikey. I can't live without it because my cheekbones are too wide and I need hair over them because otherwise I look stupid. I really like it.

No. 176110

If you like it you should keep it. How many men would be willing to dress the way you want them to, for your approval? Don't let people that don't own bedframes define your style please.

No. 176112

I've seen a girl with black/red hair the other day. Dyed bangs or just streaks seem to be becoming more common too so imo, why not

No. 176138

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what hairstyle would you recommend for someone with close set eyes and a wide face? I look like female version of that woll smoth meme. weird thing is I'm not even close to overweight yet my face is still huge.

No. 176140

I have a rounded, heart shaped face that honestly makes me feel like my face is too wide for my features, and I have small side bangs on either side, about to my chin, to try and frame it and cover up how mooney and wide it is. I usually keep the rest of my hair somewhat choppy/unevenly cut on purpose with the longest part slightly past my shoulders. But I would especially focus on framing the sides of your face, I'm no hair expert, but it's done wonders for making me feel better about my big face by giving myself side bangs

No. 176141

I vaguely remember a meme a while ago of (i think) korean girls posing cutely for the camera before quickly moving their hair to reveal how surprisingly round/wide their faces really were, compared to how thin and pointed they looked with their hair worn typically. A lot of girls had blunt bobs with bangs, but I think anything could be cut strategically to narrow the face. I think having bangs especially makes it easier to control the width of your face.

No. 176151

Definitely strategic bangs. I'd get some "face framing" bits on the sides to hide some of the width and then bangs. Close-set eyes are balanced by a side part if you don't wanna get bangs but you're gonna have better luck using eye makeup to mask the close-set eyes. Concentrating eyeliner or shadow around the outer edges and leaving the inner edges blank will help pull the eyes away from each other a bit.

If your face is quite round go for something blunt at the edges, if your face is square go for something soft/layered.

No. 176230

i recommend hime cuts to wavy haired women tbh, the way the layers curl against the cheek is to die for

No. 176242

second this! hime cut basically becomes a shag 2.0 for wavies.

No. 176462

Anons my hairline isn't round and normal like most women… It is wider and angular at the sides of my forehead almost like I am a balding guy. The middle is further down and rounds out to those angular areas. I don't think I actually am balding, because women with that issue seem to actively lose hair but I am not. I think my hairline is just naturally wide and masculine, fml. But it goes so far back. When I got bangs once the stylist had to make them longer on the sides so those parts weren't a problem. I can't even wear my hair pulled back. Is this actually a natural occurring hairline for women? If anyone else has this how do you cope?

No. 176469

I have this hairline too and I always have bangs, usually curtain bangs. I look like Shang from Mulan without bangs. I heard some people fill their hairline in with.makeup but that's too wack for me

No. 176470

I'm not sure about the hairline, but i saw koreans use a hair powder product to fill in spaces. But I don't think they're supposed to be used in large amounts.

No. 176499

so i spent the last year almost exclusively air drying my hair because i'm lazy, and today i found out that air drying causes permanent damage… is there any solution for this? do i just have to accept my shitty thin hair is probably permanent now because i'm retarded?

No. 176500

Since when does air drying damage the hair? Where did you get this from?

No. 176503

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anons what the fuck do i do, i'm still young so why is my hair so thin? is this just genetic? sorry for the shitty pic but please help, i only just realised how bad this is

No. 176504

How does airdrying damage your hair? Sounds like bullshit to me. Don't believe everything you read on the internet.

No. 176505

I read that it damages the follicles because water causes them to expand or something, but maybe I'm just gullible. thanks anons I guess I won't worry about it!

No. 176506

go to a doctor

No. 176507

dude…hair was always supposed to air dry.

No. 176508

Yeah its complete bs. I have curly hair, switched to air drying 2 years ago and my hairs never been healthier.

No. 176509

So sorry you're going through that anon, I can't imagine how shit it must feel. But yeah, please go to a specialist.

No. 176510

go to the doctor and hop on the minox train anon

No. 176516

any time your hair gets wet and dries the hair expands and shrinks which can stress the hair out. the longer the hair is wet the higher the chance it could get damaged because wet hair is more fragile. it's not BS, the most ideal situation is to let air dry until it's damp but not wet and then blow dry on a low setting. just because people have always air dried doesn't mean it's the best option. can't speak for curly hair tho, and afro hair, that type of hair is fragile in general

No. 176547

You know what they also say on the internet? That sillicone and sulfates loaded conditioners are sooo healthy for your hair and that DIY sugar scrubs are good for your skin, so I'm not going to take one article saying that airdrying your hair is bad for fact.

No. 176573

Hi anon, I have another question about minoxidil. Do you know how exactly is your mom applying it and for how long she keeps it on the skin? My dermatologist said I should just spray it on my scalp but never rub it in, but my trichologist said I should massage it into the skin. Idk who to listen to. Also, I noticed it makes my hair look greasy and I read somewhere you can leave it for 4-5 hours and then just wash it off.
btw I'm iffy about finasteride, I'm not sure if doctors in my country would want to prescribe it to me since it's officially registered as a medicine for men only and it's not recommended for pre menopausal women

No. 176671

it's not just one article, it's multiple, and there's an actual mechanism behind the claim. also everyone knows that sulfates are bad for the hair, no reputable source would claim they're good in 2021, though people with certain hair types tolerate them well. silicones are different, for some they're great and for others they're awful, and there are many different types of silicones with different chemical properties. I personally like using a conditioner with a silicone that doesn't build up and require sulfates to remove, like bis-aminopropyl dimethicone.

No. 176674

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nta but didn't know this. Shit.

No. 176678

…Are you really permamently screwed if you routinely air dry then? Is there anything you can do to reverse the damage?

No. 176680

I need tips for coping with growing out fucked up layers. I had a breakdown months ago and gave myself a scene mullet (rip) and now I'm desperately trying to grow it out and get it to one even length. I do little trims at the ends of my layers just to take off split ends, I use sulfate/paraben free shampoo and conditioner. I even started taking biotin and using diluted castor oil after showering. It's helping but I still look fucked up. I can't put my hair back in a sleek or cute way cause the layers all fall out of line. The layers themselves are super choppy so ponytails look terrible, I have a fat round face so military buns or high ponies won't look good. I hate wearing hats but at this point I feel like it's either the newsboy cap or looking like Cynthia from Rugrats with grown out rat tails.

Anyone ever dealt with disastrous layers or growing out mullets? How did you cope? How do I make myself look presentable?

No. 176682

I made a hair mask out of equal parts castor oil and fractionated coconut oil and it just made my hair really weird and heavy feeling. i left it on for about an hour then shampooed it out but it really made zero difference. if anything my hair just feels worse lol. what am I doing wrong?

No. 176683

anon could you post some sources? I'm curious because I went from blow drying to air drying and I feel like my hair looks better

No. 176689

Multiple articles from the same source yes.

No. 176697

Some say that coconut oil is drying/leads to buildip, and castor oil definitely is. I'd recommend something like mineral oil, sunflower oil or canola oil and combining it with a small amount of castor oil

No. 176708

I bought a curling wand to try and do something new with my hair other than simply brushing it. Anons I look stupid as fuck, it's all poofy JUST at the end it looks so old like Ive time travelled from the 80s or something. How do I curl my hair without it gathering at the end and being poofy? I just want to look pretty when lockdown ends and I have to go to work.

No. 176747

Does anyone have any hairstyle ideas for thick, 2a/2b hair with both the sides shaved? I always put my hair up in a bun and nothing else because it’s so thick and frizzy. I’m reading up on the CG method - I really want to do something with it but don’t have a clue on where to start. I think bangs are cute if that helps

No. 176757

Do you mean it’s frizzy at the ends or is too voluminous at the ends? You might want to experiment with moisturizing your hair more if it’s the former, to make it smoother. if it’s the latter your haircut might be too thick at the ends? You could also experiment with curling in different directions or curling bigger pieces

No. 176781

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What are some good hairstyles for type 2A hair? Pinterest and Google arent helping. Layers don't work on my because my hair becomes frizzy and puffy easily. I'll post a picture of the hair I'd like in response to this post.

Any hair forums to recommend?

No. 176783

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I'm going to the hair dressers next week. My hair becomes puffy with layers but is sleek without, so this texture is not far from my hair.

No. 176786

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fuck it, I'm just gonna do it guys I'm getting a pixie cut again.
fuck all the people who saw my first one and were like "what did you do to your nice hair?!" or "oh wooooow it looks so … different :)"

pic rel is the kind I want

No. 176789

Hell yeah anon, do it!

No. 176806

Looks cute!

No. 176947

If you thought it looked good then it looked fucking good. I hate the fetish randoms have for women having long hair. Enjoy anon!

No. 176980

thanks for hyping me up anons!

No. 177178

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Is it possible to achieve this color on dark brown hair without bleach?

No. 177183

No. If you want a hair color that is lighter than your natural color you need to use some form of oxidation to lighten it, no exceptions.

No. 177192

Do you mean as in without bleaching it first or without lightening agents period? I think some box dyes lighten it for you but I’m not sure. Salon wise, bleach is gonna happen but its not always destructive if you bleach lightly

No. 177196

I guess it’s hard for me to tell if my hair is darker than that shade of red, but I put that picture and a pic of myself both in grayscale and they seem to be the same depth? That’s why I wasn’t sure if it needs to be bleached

No. 177212

Unless you get a lifting color, you would be just putting dark on dark. Imagine a brown marker and drawing on it with that reddish shade marker, would it actually show red or just get darker with a hint of maybe-red?

No. 177222

Depending on how dark your hair is, you can put red dye over your hair and it'll be visible but it probably won't look like pic. It's probably just better to use something that will lighten it. You could try those box dyes that will lighten and dye it in one step like L'oreal Hicolor or Creme of Nature.

No. 177337

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I see, that explanation makes sense. I think my hair would probably turn out more like this then (I found a bunch of pics from Japanese stylists who apparently dye hair without bleach and they’re good references lol). Also thanks to anyone else who replied!

No. 177346

They may not have used "bleach" but they definitely lifted her hair with oxidation because that is literally the only way to get black hair to show color like that.

No. 177565

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This brush changed my life. It was a gift so I didn't know its name until now, but apparently it's called the Tangle Buster. Honestly, I couldn't have named it better. It's amazing.

I have very thick (as in volume), fine (as in individual hairs) 4C textured hair. As such, it typically takes several painful hours to comb through all of it. Because I'm so tenderheaded, I tend to avoid it entirely which, of course, only makes it worse. But no matter how long I procrastinate, if I just hop into the shower with this brush, then I can detangle my whole head in ~45 minutes. My first time using it, I was completely blown away by how easy it was. Obviously it still hurts a little, especially if everything's all matted up, but only in the ways that I assume are normal. Definitely not the extreme pain that I've come to expect (and dread) from fixing my hair.

For someone who has been borderline pathological about tangles, it really is a lifesaver. I'm sorry that this reads like a commercial or something, but I'm just so relieved and excited that I can finally take care of my hair without inordinate amounts of pain and anxiety. Now, I'd even say that I look forward to it.

No. 177567

yeah, go to the doctor. Meanwhile you can apply castor oil to the roots,but be gentle!

No. 177571

i'm curious, by oxidation do you mean using a developer with the dye?

No. 177657

Thank you for this rec anon! I usually just finger detangle my hair, but I watched a couple reviews and this product looks very promising

No. 177659

>very thick (as in volume), fine (as in individual hairs)
Same here anon, drives me insane. My hair is so dense yet delicate. Any other products or techniques you recommend?

No. 177661

I’m ready to shave mine all off. So much energy when dealing with this texture.

No. 177669

Yeah, often it's the method.

No. 177680

thanks for the recommendation anon! i've started taking biotin too, i hope these things will help it improve. i can't see a doctor for a long time bc covid but i have an appointment with my hairdresser next week so i'll hope she has some advice.

No. 177696

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So glad I could help! Before this, I mostly went the finger combing route as well. It was the only thing gentle enough to keep me from crying, but it still hurt and took forever. I hope that you've faired better, and if you decide to get the brush that everything goes smoothly. Best wishes!

It seems so simple, but buying hairbands specifically for my hair type has helped a ton. Picrel is a product I stumbled upon at the supermarket, of all places. Goody Elastic's Ouchless line— specifically the ones for fine hair, rather than thick hair. I couldn't tell you the exact difference between these and standard hairbands, but they come on and off easily and don't get lost in my massive head of hair. The scrunchies hold up well, too. I bought some of their headbands as well, but they're a little small for my huge head lol. I hope you can find something you like! And I'm open to hearing your tips as well.

Ugh, I know what you mean. Honestly you'll probably look quite fetching with a buzzcut, but it'll take forever and a day to grow it out again. I've done a couple Big Chops after I got fed up with relaxing my hair and wanted to go natural. It was so annoying waiting for it to get long enough for two afro puffs. In any case, I hope that if you shave it off, it's motivated by something more than just impulsive frustration. Whatever you decide, I sincerely hope it works for you. Cheers!

No. 177832

Does anyone have a source for styling really long hair? My hair is arse length and I've noticed that an awful lot of styling tips are just different ponytails and having a long braid

No. 177833

Try the longhaircommunity forum. There's lots of women with hair as long as you or even longer there.

No. 177871

I hadn’t considered there was a difference in hair ties, I’m going to check those out. I’ve been sleeping in braids and using poly bands to secure them and they always pull some hair out when I take them off (I have something like 3A hair I think). Thanks anon!

No. 177876

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Seconding the LHC, there's a lot of great information there plus a super comfy, old school internet vibe due to that forum remaining virtually the same since the early 2000's if I remember correctly.

Also try hairsticks. They're so damn easy and work best with very long length hair. I was prejudiced against them for years because growing up the only hair sticks I ever saw in person were the tacky, wanna-be oriental ones you'd buy at like Icing in the mall and I hated that look but if you look online they have every kind of variety, a lot of them totally just blend into your hair. Etsy has a wide variety but if you're looking for something less expensive to try out Aliexpress has tons too.

No. 177883

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What do you recommend for hair growth? I’ve always wanted to have really long hair but I’m stuck and I don’t know what to do anymore, I also might not be able to go to a hair salon any sooner because of the pandemic.
My hair is right now at shoulder length, kind of like pic related, it used to be curly but I fucked up my pattern and I’m addicted to straightening it, so, should I focus more on keeping it hydrated or should I get stuff that strengthens the hair?

No. 177886

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>Literal coolness perfection.
because they edited the photo, you can tell by how washed out the green emoji looks

No. 177905

It sounds like your hair must be really heat damaged, focus on repairing the health of your hair first. If your ends are breaking off because the strands are so weak from straightening it all the time then you're not going to see length, and if you do, you risk have a head of damaged hair full of split ends, and that wouldn't look or feel pleasant. A single product can't really fix the problem, sticking with a good hair care routine over time can work wonders though. There are a lot of resources for reviving damaged curls if that's your goal, look into the Curly Girl subreddit.

No. 177967

Thank you, anon! I will check it out.

No. 178197

Girls, I straightened my hair but it's frizzy from the top it's literally flying, I don't have hair serum atm, is there anything that I can do to make it calm down

No. 178202

That's so sad. I wonder how can one achieve that colour. Purple shampoo
and conditioner maybee?

Did you chemically straighten it?

No. 178211

Argan oil, or any kind of hair oil really

No. 178214

Hair appointment is tomorrow, wish me luck. Going from butt length 2A/2B hair to below the shoulder with bangs if I’m feeling brave. I am so ready for a fucking change.

No. 178215

Wouldn't it be oily and greasy looking?
With a straightner anon.

No. 178266

Good luck anon! I hope you'll love it

Using heat will almost always make your hair frizzy because it damages it. Make sure you always use a heat protect product beforehand. Shampoo/conditioner for hydration or damaged hair can also help in the long run, plus a hydrating leave in. Oil is very good every now and then, depending on your hair type. I would reccomend argan or jojoba, if you're worried about oiliness just avoid "heavier oils" like coconut and wash out the oil after 15-20 minutes.

No. 178275

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Why do men hate short hair so much?

No. 178288

I think it's because it reminds them of themselves

No. 178294

kek anon i laughed irl

No. 178297

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I mean men don't seem to like it when women are just like them aka human

No. 178299

they're memed into liking long hair and can't recognize a women without it aka it doesn't get their peepees hard. And femininity like long hair probably means submissiveness, etc. versus short hair being associated with lesbians.

No. 178378

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men lose their hair therefore more hair = less masculine.

No. 178382

>short hair = gay
I think it's just this tbh. I've seen many scrotes say this about short hair. I find it absurd but heteros are on some wild shit all the time so it checks out.

No. 178435

Well, I have wavy, dark brown hair, I recently cut it off in March 2020, my hair is now on the awkward stage and it feels like I will never regrow my hair. What to do?

No. 178623

My hair is the opposite of dry, and for years my hair has been falling out no matter how many 'repair' creams and shampoos I use.

Any tips or solutions?

No. 178626

Deficiency maybe? Get your blood checked.

No. 178629

I had my blood checked recently, and other than slightly lower vitamin D because of sitting at home due to rona, nothing has changed for years. So not sure why I've had this issue for so long.

No. 178654

Strange. It should be something internal though, something's making your hair fall out. If it's severe maybe it's time to consult a doctor if that's an option for you?

No. 178736

True, thanks anon

No. 178775

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Best UK drugstore hair toner for level 9-10 hair that isnt Wella?

No. 178897

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pixie cut anons I am begging for some help - my worst nightmare has happened. I went to my stylist and asked for a long, cute, scruffy pixie cut and she gave me a karen haircut like pic related. I haven't stopped crying for three days. I know the back is going to grow out at different rates, so in a couple of months is there anything I can do that will soften it and get it closer to what I initially wanted? (which was basically >>176786)

No. 178898

Same thing happened to me a while ago, pixies are such a gamble. I think you need to find another stylist to fix it anon. If the front part is long like that, they should be able to make it look less karen-y. I wouldn’t suggest trying to cut it yourself since short hair is harder to get right (as opposed to trimming long hair). Try looking for some stylists on Yelp who have a lot of (good looking) pixies in their reviews.

No. 178903

i literally used purple manic panic diluted with white conditoner and it worked great without damage. just apply every time you wash your hair and let sit for like 5-10 mins

No. 178915

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Please recommend me hair styles. I've got an appointment at an expensive salon and don't want to go in blind.

No. 178921

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Just a cut? Or dye, treatments, etc? I’d say go for picrel

No. 178926

Just a cut, I'm quite happy with the color I have right now. That pic is pretty much what I have so it's good to know it works for me. I'd probably keep it like it is if I can't find anything

No. 178937

Like I know you want advice but why would you actually post a picture of your self on this site?

No. 178942

Nonny don’t tell me that’s actually you

No. 179007

dark brown bob just a little under the chin but I think lighter blonde would be fine too

No. 179081

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Are there any anons here who've followed the CG method for a long time? Did your curls really get better progressively? I always see these before and after pictures that are like, 1 week in, 1 month in, 3 months in, 6 months in etc. and the longer they've been doing it the better the hair looks. I've known about it for so long but everytime I try it I end up with sad, dull, stringy looking wavies like pic related and I give up.

No. 179121

yep! 2c wavy here. I've been doing the CG method on and off (mostly on) since Dec 2019 and my hair went from poker-straight (overbrushed) curtains to the most healthy loose, voluminous curls. however i only started to really see a difference in terms of waves in Sep-Oct 2020 - so nearly a year in.
i also did not style my hair curly from the get-go (with all the creams and gels). my focus was on making my hair healthier to the point where it would regain its natural curl pattern that was lost over the years of brushing it straight. for that, i used all the appropriate shampoo, conditioning and DC products, used treatments, stayed away from the hairdryer, only detangled hair in the shower, etc etc etc. which meant that on many days my hair looked less than awesome having been finger-combed or gathered in a bun. it's just something you have to deal with.
another big part was really experimenting (and ending up wasting some cash) to be able to figure out which products actually worked on my hair and which made it go insane. wavy hair especially can be weighed down super easily like your attached pic, so it's important to figure out your hair and what it likes.

TL;DR: give it a minimum of 6-8 months, focus on building health rather than getting it styled all curly and cute, figure out which products do what to your hair via trial and error

good luck anon u got this <3

No. 179329

Thanks for taking the time to explain it! What are DC product?

No. 179535

hey, no problem!
DC or deep conditioning products are things like hot oil, hair masks, protein treatments etc. the idea is that just using shampoo + conditioner doesn't give your hair the appropriate nourishment* it needs, so deep conditioning treatments are made with providing long-term moisture/hydration/protein (they're usually targeted) to your hair or scalp.

*i use the term nourishment because though hair is mostly dead, it still needs to be 'fed'. each hair strand basically has two layers – cortex the central part and cuticle the outer part. (read up on it, if you're into hair care!) basically DCs are good for both of these parts; they penetrate into the cortex, AND smooth down the cuticle.

sorry for the weirdly spergy reply and hope you can figure out a good routine for yourself anon!

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My hair cut and texture looks like picrel. It's dark brown and I wear it in a ponytail 90% of the time. I feel like I give off a sporty girl-next-door impression but I want to look butch or soft butch. I've done a fade and a short undercut before, but since I have a heart face with a high forehead, super short hair makes me look like an Aiden. Can anyone recommend styles or cuts to help me look more butch? Or share some long hair butch inspo?

No. 179592


For me it didn't quite work out. But that's probably bc my hair is thin af. I can't really use gels or creams bc they weigh down my hair for example.

BUT switching to sulphate and silicone free shampoos and conditioners really did wonders on my curly hair! less prone to breakage and way healthier.

try the CG method but don't be afraid to ''break'' some rules in order to match it with your personal hairtype. my biggest mistake was following the CG-method to a T and ending up looking like a greasy-mess bc i overloaded on products lol.

No. 179594

>posting an actual unblurred pic of herself on an imageboard
Can't tell if you're super retarded or incredibly based

No. 179624

Maybe some kind of mullet like >>147698 ?

No. 179635

you facial expression is cracking me up lol
but anyways your hair looks way too straight and flat, makes your face look long and chunky

No. 179651

I think OP is super cute goth lady! Though she really shouldn't post her selfies on lolcow…

No. 179832

how to deal with a cowlick at the back of my head? it always makes my hair look super flat and weird idk what to do

No. 179836

Ok so I tried honey washing last night (washing your hair with honey thinned out with water). It was a bad move guys, don't do it

No. 179845

um. you did W H A T
are you too young to remember the sugar hairstyling creepypasta? i want to know what you were going for lol because i google and the only results for honeywashing are to use it on your face
(which also is super wtf to just omit facewash and use honey instead, but that's a different thread)

No. 179846

I'll admit the only reason I did it is because I seen it somewhere, thought it was weird and crazy, and decided I was bored enough to try something new.

Anyway I think the problem is (other than the fact I'm retarded) that I have very thick hair while the girls who "successfully" washed their hair with honey had very thin hair.

It still feels heavy so I'm going to try rinsing it out a second time to see what happens

No. 179915

>sugar hairstyling creepypasta
Tell me more, please.

No. 179947

Honey wash anon here. Yeah, tried rinsing it out with just water a second time, can confirm it doesn't come out. Best to use eggs if you're going to start putting your kitchen in your hair

No. 179948

No. 179951

Is there a reason you haven't tried washing it out with a shampoo?

No. 179996

Did you use the right kind of honey? I know people that do it but they mix it with oil, I've never heard of it just being mixed with water.

No. 180571

Does anyone else sleep with a silk bonnet? Are there any you recommend? I’ve tried the cheapo ones from the drug store but they’re either too tight or fall off my head at night. Are the expensive ones worth it, or would a scarf be better? My hair is very fine and delicate (3a?), I’ve been putting it in braids and sleeping on a silk pillowcase but I don’t think it’s enough.

No. 180595


hey i have the same hairtype as you! sadly, scarves haven't worked for me either, they always slide off or are hella uncomfortable…

the only thing that has kinda worked for my curls is the pineapple method but my hair's too short now for it.

silk pillowcase is the way to go anon. and if scarves work for you go for it!

No. 182064

Has anyone had keratin hair treatment? Was it worth it?
Context: I'm so fed up my hair and having to straighten it every time I want to look presentable. Often even if I straighten it, because of the humidity in the air, it snaps back to being curly in one fricking second. Sometimes I can't even straighten it properly because I sweat during the straightening process, which - as you guessed it - also makes it go back to its original, curly form

No. 182268

What kind of haircut would suit someone with a "small face"? Like, my face is small compared to the rest of my face lol. Anything but bangs

No. 182548

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I just used my friends old Dyson hair dryer that she gave me, and I don't really notice much of a difference in my hair. is there like a specific way to use it? I usually use the revlon brush dryer thing and that leaves my hair so smooth, the Dyson is just kind of meh