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A thread for discussing hair care, hair problems, hair styles, and hair product recommendations.
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I thought so too! Glad you liked it>>272242
Anon, tell me about it! I just thought it was super cute and only noticed it was cropped after it was too late. Sorry I promise to do better next time
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Ok nonnies I have a silly question. I'm a natural blonde. I've been using minoxidil for the past year and and thank god it worked and my hair stopped falling out, but it turned my hair darker at the top, and I read that can indeed happen. I wanted to know if my hair still looks natural or does it look bleached bc of the darker roots kek
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I've tried that to no avail. My hair looks like picrel right after I wash it, just a bit less curly perhaps. As it gets oilier over the next few days it tames down but still looks bad. I really want to try curtain bangs but it will never look decent with my hair.>>272811>>272788
Thanks nonas! I will try both.
I divide my hair in half, pour about a tablespoon into my hand and use that amount for either side (so 2 tablespoons). I have waist length hair though, if your hair is shorter use a bit less. I start with putting it in my ends which soak the oil up pretty much immediately, then I re-apply it to the tips and length of my hair, up until the part of my hair that's already greasy. I don't soak it in oil, just put enough in it so it feels as greasy as my scalp and let it sit in one of those claw clips for a while. When you take it out it should feel like your whole hair is greasy (like natural grease). I've also heard coconut oil 'sticks' way more onto your hair which might be part of your problem, I've only ever used olive oil and it works like a charm! I don't even shampoo my ends that much, I double shampoo my scalp and the second time put some in my ends and scrunch it a bit, it's never looked gross or greasy for me (though parts of my hair are slightly bleached, it's not too dry just slightly damaged but I think that could have a lot to do with the absorption of the oil). I have naturally thin/straight hair btw, I don't know what this would do for other hair types but I'm sure there's some info out there. Hope this helps!
I know right! Best discovery of the year for me haha>>273683
No problem! The ones for cooking are actually better for your hair because it doesn't have unnecessary additives like perfume or whatever, it's the closest to natural so no worries! Plus it's way cheaper because you're buying in bulk, well, hair care wise anyway kek.
you have to read the label. you can use a tool like curlsbot or inci decoder that explain each ingredient to you. to elaborate on what >>273713
said, surfactants are ingredients like>Sodium laureth sulfate, Sodium lauryl sulfate, ammonium lauryl sulfate, ammonium laureth sulfate, etc
they're usually the first ingredient(s) on the list.
silicones have a million different names like>dimethicone, cyclomethicone, dimethiconol, stearyl dimethicone, cyclopentasiloxane etc etc
oils are oils (duh) and butters like shea butter, coconut oil, Argan oil etc
polyquats are usually listed as lolyquaternium-7 and polyquaternium-10 afaik
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Thank you so much nonies
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Kek accidentally posted in the old thread. Has anyone here gotten layers, maybe a shag or a wolf cut with fine or thin hair? My hair is virgin medium brown, and I really don't want bangs unless they're pretty long and curtain-y, I have a weird long and narrow forehead, very high and wide cheekbones.
My hair atm is such a dry, wavy, scraggly one length mess.
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Here's a picture. Does this look like miniaturization, breakage, or regrowth??
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I'm lost with my shitty hair. It's super thin and super oily, my hairline is super high so my forehead is huge but there isn't enough hair for bangs, not even curtain bangs because I have these big bald gaps on the sides? This seems to look like male pattern baldness but I'm a woman. I think it has gotten a bit worse as I got older and also since using products that make my hair healthier but appearing thinner, because when it was dry it looked fuller as well but it didn't feel very healthy or soft. What the fuck do I do? I can't cover my huge forehead and my hair is so damn thin, do I just give up and grow my bangs out anyway and just accept my 10head and thin hair? I already take iron supplements but I'm pretty sure it's always been like this or similar to this anyway..
I have the same and there's a few things you can try. Right now, I'm trying the rosemary oil+scalp massage combo, which supposedly stimulates the hair follicles similar to Rogain. For a more permanent solution, there's also hairline microblading, which is less expensive than a full hair transplant, but supposedly lasts around 2 years. And there's always products designed to fill in the hairline, like Mamonde's hair shadow.
I definitely agree that the bangs you have now are highlighting it, but most people probably won't notice just looking at you. It's not in style nowadays but I find that a side part and long, swoopy bangs is the way to go to hide my own temples.
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Bring a pic! And just find a good hairdresser, maybe a woman that doesn't seem old-fashioned/bitchy lmao
I had pixies on and off for years, indistinguishable from a "male" haircut, and they didn't really fight me over it especially when I brought a pic
Yes exactly, some older women can be great of course but there's a Type that will be annoying about your hair
I think living in a large European city might've helped too
Yeah, I've bleached my hair a few times at home, so I know I won't get to blonde in one go. I might be chickening out, because I just remembered how shit my hair felt when I finally did get it to blonde.
But I want it so much, life is unfair
I don’t think what you’re feeling is uncommon anon. Hair is important to how others perceive us, especially as women. We often spend so much time conditioning, doing leave in treatments, etc., sometimes it almost feels like a waste to cut it at all. I would suggest to look at it another way, don’t think of yourself as losing
hair, think that you’re making your hair healthier
by trimming it and taking care of it. View it like a dental cleaning. Hair always looks its best when it’s healthy!
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I've found the best hair style on me is something like this, my hair looks pretty much exactly like this now, and I feel like it's boring
Curtain bangs make my face look longer, my bf even told me I look best with hair pulled away from my face
Medium length hair is such a boring length but looks most flattering since long straight hair drags my face down
I'm thinking about at least adding highlights to make it look cooler, and always curling it
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I did it I did it I did it! I posted in the last thread about considering cutting my hair short, I did it, like picrel, and it looks so good! I'm so glad I did it, this length looks so much better with my face I wish I would've known sooner.
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I have fine limp hair just like Kiki, and it looks so much better when it's a little damaged by bleach/heat. Hairstyles and curls hold way better, I get more volume and it looks thicker. It took me years to figure this out because the number 1 advice is always to keep your hair healthy and shiny.
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Has anyone tried dermarolling+rosemary oil for increased hair density? I'm about to start and I was wondering if any anons had any experience with it? I'll try to keep at it and update in a (couple of) month(s). I'm gonna be using a .25 roller and I'll be doing it every other day/every 3 days.
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I had natural ringlets in youth, but my mother straightened it or put products in it to keep it relatively so. When I turned 11, I started dying it black. It automatically lost shape to fried waves. I've been growing out my natural hair for 3 years now in my 20s. I don't use product and take boiling hot showers. My natural hair is incredibly frizzy but relatively straight/wavy. I'm not sure if it's possible to retain my natural curls or if the changed when I hit puberty. The texture of my hair is thinner and doesn't react to humidity the way it once did. I'm Scottish and my hair is about 1C/2B now. It used to look like pic rel.
nta but important sidenote: Do NOT use salt sprays or other similar products on bleached or otherwise brittle hair. Bleached hair snaps from products like that very easily, especially at the top. Bleached hair is often already brittle and weak and salt sprays dry it out even more. I lost a lot of hair when I used salt spray on bleached hair myself. Volumising sprays with heat protection (with barely any hold) are better at adding texture to weak hair.
Sprays like this are very good for giving healthy hair texture which I think you meant but felt important to mention in case some nonnie
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Generally blues turn really green on blonde hair. If you don't mind it to stay forever as it's impossible to get out of hair, you might be able to do it with Elumen Bl@all.. That is the only blue I know of that needs no toning, but it's seriously impossible to get out.
With other blue dyes you should tone it first to as neutral as possible. You can use a permanent toner or a silver direct dye or just some purple/pink direct dye mixed with conditioner. Toning is easy to do yourself so don't be afraid of toning, unless you want green like this picture.
Also keep in mind that a non-greenish bright blue colour requires a very very light base. I suggest finding before and after photos of people using the same dye on a similar base to see what it will look like. Since your hair isn't platinum it might be better to go for a dark blue colour.
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How should I wear my hair if one of my eyes is bigger than the other?
where should I part my hair?>>276824
omg I have blunt bangs at the moment
Just part it anywhere except straight center nonnie
. Even a slight part 1cm on the side is enough, and you can choose which eye you want covered up a bit more with hair. Don't go too close to your temples because it looks dated, imo.
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I made my hair too burgundy (picrel not mine) after putting copper hair dye over ash brown (but it was closer to gray brown than I wanted) and I was wondering if anyone knows a quick way to make it a neutral brown? I already used the red to cancel the ash and I know dye only covers dye.
Also my hair is curly, hence why I don't like the red. I look like the clown from the Simpsons
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What hair colour is this? I cant tell if level 5 or 6
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You know how there's always these pictures of dramatic bad bleach job "rescues" and it goes from looking a frizzy mess to super glossy, bouncy and smooth?
What the fuck are they using to get that glossy, bouncy smooth look?
Doesn't seem to matter what the fuck I do, protein treatment, deep condition, leaving in oils, etc, my hair looks frizzy and split end like. Even when I cut it all off and grew it out natural then didn't style it for all of COVID so no product or heat damage, it had that frizziness.
I assume they use a gloss treatment for the glossy part but what the actual fuck keeps it so perfectly smooth looking?!!
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Your pic rel seems to have naturally straight hair. The bouncy, silky look is a combination of pro products, blowout/straightener and her natural texture. Maybe you have wavy or curly hair. Have you ever tried following the curly girl method?
The shampoo I use is fine, it's just when I skip shampoo that I break out.
Most of my other acne is almost definitely hormonal/diet related, but my skin products are also as safe as possible for both regular acne and fungal acne.
Pastel warm shades wash out easiest. Crazy Color dyes fade very fast if you mix with conditioner. Just don't do anything too bright and you'll be fine. Pastel pink is the easiest to make blonde again.
Also you generally dont need proper bleach to fade direct dyes since bleach powder with just shampoo does a lot. Dries hair out but doesn't damage it the same way.
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In my country almost everyone has this hair colour me and all my family included kek. 5 would be noticeably darker. Definitely 6. If you turn blonde in the sun you could be a 7, the blue light makes it look so ashy that it's hard to tell what undertone your hair has.
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Is it feasible to have long hair but with the ear area cut short? I like my ears to show like in picrel but I don't want to just tuck the hair. The rest of the hair would be really choppy.
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look up shag haircut also, might be closer to what you're looking for. not a hairdresser but mullet always sounds like the short to long ratio is super obvious. shag is more sublte/blended
A dark brownish/black similar to >>275603
looks more natural on people with lighter hair/cooler tones imo. Deeper blacks with blue or silvery undertones tend to look a bit more unnatural or sorta goth-y.
AYRT, I always go for shag haircuts because my hair is very fine and it gives great texture, but what I'm asking is, will it look retarded to cut the hair above the ear to like 1/2" so the ears are always showing, with a long
shag. Thank you for the reply!! I think I'm just gonna go for it. My hairdresser said no but I'm going to force her kek. I have neck-length layered hair, like a grown out pixie cut with the "above ear hairs" cut short, I'm just gonna keep it that way as I grow the length out. I think the shagginess will help it not look like a literal notch of hair awkwardly cut out. I have no idea if I'm making any sense kek but ty for the additional inspo
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I use Ion Hard Water Shampoo & Conditioner. I think it'll work just the same to clarify even if you don't have hard water where you live. It's really nice.
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NTA but I also use this one every few weeks and it's pretty nice. While it doesn't lather much, it cleans well without being too drying. I also like picrel, which can be used more frequently IMHO.
If you used permanent hair colour you could try something like colour b4 colour remover. It may dry your hair out a little, but it's not as bad as bleach.>>279829
Seek out a brown-black hair dye, not just pure black. Anon in a previous thread recommened me garnier olia 3.0 soft black and it produced great results. Fades to a dark brown and doesn't make the hair look synthetic.>>279914
Castor oil is said to help with promoting hair growth.
Rosemary oil like infused oil you make at home? It stimulates blood flow which can help encourage the follicles along with a gentle scalp massage. It was studied and found to be nearly as effective as 2% minoxidil. So there’s at least one actual study on it? https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25842469/#:~:text=Rosmarinus%20officinalis%20L.%20is%20a,its%20effects%20with%20minoxidil%202%25
The carnosic acid in rosemary that you’re infusing in helps promote healing to damage follicles or something like that. I make rosemary water with a few drops of peppermint and spray it in.
I've seen a study it has similar effects to minoxidil as >>281291
linked, so not tons of research but there is some hope >>281291
thank you I am going to give it a try, the rosemary and peppermint water sounds good
do you use it every single day?
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Nta but has anyone tried picrel? I've heard good things about it, the price is just kind of ridiculous so I don't want to buy it without knowing if it does what it says (rejuvenate/hydrate).>>281731>>281754>>281758
Thanks nonna's, it's what I guessed but oh well. I have heard that castor oil enhances hair growth, I guess it doesn't hurt to try, rosemary oil got rid of my dandruff for good so I have some faith in it. Can't find that tonic in my country sadly, but I don't have thinning hair just genetically fine so I'm not sure what it would do.
I am SICK of hairdressers saying they can cut/style curly hair only to show up and they be visibly overwhelmed by the curls I, IN DETAIL, told them about via email/phone. Just say you don't have experience with curls!!
I had one hairdresser when I was younger ask me to straighten my hair, she'd cut it dry, mistaking heat damage for dead hair and cutting way too much off. Now as an adult my options are to travel far (in the UK there are like 10 salons that specialise in curly hair) to get an overpriced cut OR do it myself. I have a consultation with a local non curly salon, highly recommended and hopefully they can cut my hair though I really don't trust it unless they advertise as such. I'm biracial, so I have a lot of texture which throws hairdressers off. I'm just frustrated I guess. OH and curly specialists are way more expensive, plus the added cost of going out of town or being on a 4 month wait list FFS.