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I'm not exactly sure what a "shaver" is, but if it's pic related I'd say go for it. They have these different types of endings which can prevent you from going too short.
I spent a lot of money on keratin treatments and other products after I dyed my hair back to brown from being blonde. None of them really worked so I chopped it all off and got extensions. The extensions were only there for a few months until it got to a short bob. It was worth it and fun to have long Rapunzel hair.
Sorry if this advice is useless, I feel your pain
When I got my hair bleached the first time (they actually did it 3 times, because the hair was black) I started using diy hair masks. One that really helped was egg, milk and honey. Sounds gross and smells like it but it helped somewhat to get the moisture back.
Whatever you use, just keep using it, it takes a while for the hair to repair itself.
There really isn't a way to completely cure or fix damage on hair, since it's already dead when it grows out of the skin. Products with silicone can fill the gaps in the hair and make it seem smoother and thicker, but some people just don't like silicone in their hair. I abused my hair until it literally burned off about an inch, I've tried everything for about a month but still I'm getting the damaged ends cut off. Treatments can fix some of the hair so you don't need to cut off as much, but there is no real miracle fix. I've been using ton of conditioner (no silicone), oil before washing, washing my hair 1-2 times per week, making sure to eat healthy and I've let it be natural, no heat, blowdrying or any styling/coloring products. It has made it better but I still have to cut off quite a bit. I'm never bleaching my hair again, especially not 4 times in one summer. Very stupid thing to do, learn from my mistakes and burned hair.
With or without hold?
For just a plain protectant, Tigi/Catwalk makes a good one that doesn't leave much of a product-y feeling afterwards. Wella's Eimi styling line also has a decent one. My favorite stylers are from the Colorproof line (everything from them has heat protection), but it can be a hard brand to find + expensive.
If you're looking for something with a good hold, especially if you have fine hair that hates holding curls, I suggest Redken's #22 Hot Sets>>43591
Try Olaplex. If you can get the #1 and #2 treatments from a stylist and then get the Take Home #3, it should help significantly.
Cut off as much as you can, honestly. Especially split ends! Otherwise they'll damage your healthy hair and you'll never have long, healthy hair. It'll grow back anyway.
Also make sure to get a reddish brown when you dye it otherwise you'll end up with a greenish brunette.
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I want to cut my hair but I'm not sure what to get. My problem is that I have thin hair and a large forehead and finding something that would look nice isn't easy. Most of the stuff I find online seem to be short "mom" haircuts, '00 hair styles or complex braids/ponytails and I really don't have too much time in the morning to style since I have to walk to work
I'm 100% the same, anon… Kiki forehead, Kiki thin hair. I'm not balding like her but it's bad anyway… Sigh.
I don't have a "proper" haircut, it's basically the basic long hair with side swept bangs. The only suggestion I have is this: i started applying a tiny bit of hair mousse into my bangs before blow-drying and it has helped me a lot. It looks a ton better. You can apply it to your entire hair, of course.
Thanks, I'll try. Just got to get the right amount so it won't end up being greasy. It's also the reason why I'm unsure about bangs - I have oily skin so I end up breaking out on my forehead. :/
Guess we really lost the lottery there.
Oh yeah, definitely. I always have problems with oily skin during summer and my bangs get horrible, and my massive forehead looks shiny and bigger. I feel you, anon. I do. ): You're not alone.
Best of luck with your hair.
Just used color oops on my dyed black hair that I had for about 2 years. Going to bleach it here on Friday but reading stuff like >>43591
freaks me out. I'm only bleaching it enough so it'll at least get dirty blonde (seeing as right now my hair is half orange and half dark brown) then I'll go again in a week or 2. Plus my hair is pretty soft and healthy rn due to lots of deep conditioning.
I'm bleaching anon. When I bleached my hair the first time, the damage was minimal since I let my hair soak in coconut oil for about 2 hours before I bleached it. The coconut oil acts like a barrier for the extensive damage. Try not bleaching everything in one sitting, and don't use anything more than 20 if not 30 developer; anything more WILL fuck up your hair entirely. When in doubt, go to a professional. My hair went from being about 30 inches to 14 inches, mainly because I cut off that much to save whatever was left. Ironically enough, what damaged my hair was color oops after I dyed it for a job. Worst mistake. Just a tip for anyone, if you're ever in a position where your hair is at risk, buy a wig. It'll save you so much time, damage, and effort. I used to be so careful about my hair and how I kept it, and after awhile, I was like fuck it. Hair grows back, so there's never really a need to stress. Keep us updated on how your hair goes!
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I've been growing my hair out from a pixie cut for like 8 months and it grew out so fucking ugly i had to go get it cut again to even it out because it was like 8 different lengths and all she could really do was a bob but my hair is really straight so it just lays there and i look like a weeb or something now but at least dont look like fucking joe dirt
Any tips on helping my hair grow faster/healthier? Ive been using coconut milk serum after showers and my hair is really soft and nice but i havent noticed any difference in growth
I have curly hair and straight bangs. I constantly have to straighten them.
Buy a serum that helps keep your hair straight. The one I own is Straight Talking from Mark Hill. It's pretty good. I put it on after I wash and dry my hair, and when I straighten it, it comes out pretty straight. To hold the straight, I'd recommend a little bit of pomade to hold it together.
Just touching it or pulling it out?
Asking because trichotillomania is a thing. But I think I know what you mean. Keep something around that will keep your hands busy, that's what I usually do so I don't touch my face or hair.
I wear one because I'm black with longish curly hair. I use square silk scarves.
The bonnets always gave me a headache, and the rectangular stretchy ones allow you to tighten too much and pull the hair.
really be careful about not putting any pressure on your hairline.
Which lush henna did you use? Since there are no metallics salts, it won't react to bleach and make your hair smoke off. They do however mix henna with indigo to get different shades of red and brown.
If you used anything darker than a light bright pure copper (the colour of natural henna) there's a chance that indigo is in your hair. This can be a problem because it doesn't lift as well as pure henna and as you get lighter you could find your hair coming up stained dirty blue/green under the henna.
If your hair is just straight henna'd with no indigo then you can bleach no problem but it might have an orange cast that's hard to tone out compared to the roots - also the quality and thickness of your hair might decrease as a result of breaking down the henna (henna thickens and protects the strand as you know - it can be jarring when you lose that thickness!)
But if you're fine with that, then go for it! Good luck anon.
Side note - if anyone else is thinking of henna-ing their hair I would definitely recommend using 100% BAQ henna over the Lush stuff - you get better control over what goes in your hair, it's cheaper, it's simpler to bleach or dye over, and you tend to get a more even/rich result too :)
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I'm getting this haircut tm (not a first, I've had this cut before). Only difference is that it's going to be shorter in the back, and longer in the front. I'm having trouble getting volume in my hair, it tends to either be stripey or super static. I've tried mousse, blowdrying and brushing with my head upside down, sprays…but nothing works. In the few occasions that it does work, it only lasts for like 2 hours, then the volume is gone.
Am I using things wrong, or what can I do?
Thank you for the advice! I had never heard of the Curly Girl Method, but now that I know about it I'm willing to give it a try. I'm still trying to figure out what would work for me, because going no-poo and washing only once a week sounds a little scary to me. I work out and sweat a lot, and my job requires I look nice and processional.>>55436
I currently have a layered haircut. I honestly don't even know what to ask for when going to a salon. But I'll lool this up too and I'll surely try it. If it doesn't work I'll have to wear my hair in a bun until it grows back lol
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I'm growing out my hair for the summer and it's currently boob length. My hair gets extremely fluffy and unevenly curly everywhere because I have very thick hair and no layers. I want a layered haircut that isn't too short. Should I get layers that are dramatically different lengths and choppy to negate the fluffiness? Or does this only work when you have straight hair? (pic related)
Opinions on growing out hair that's been color treated/bleached?
My hair is currently about an inch below my armpits. About a year ago I bleached it and I've been growing it out ever since (no coloring, no bleach heat protectant ect.) I like the dark ash blonde I have growing in. But I feel like it clashes with the weird faded blonde that's the rest of my hair.
My question is, should I risk the money to try to color match the rest of my hair to my natural color so it will be easier to grow out? Or just let it grow naturally and avoid the damage/possible mess-ups that could occur with a color change.
For reference, my hair looks very similar to the image >>55827
I don't think they meant all at once. Just cut like a inch every couple months and before you know it you'd have grown out the bleached hair.
I did this with my damaged hair for a while, but I got tired of small cuts so eventually I just chopped the rest off.
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I've had blackbrown-black hair for approx 8 years (naturally blonde) and I want to eventually go to a ashy brown. I dye my roots once every 2nd month(very rarely use heat shit etc) so it's in pretty good shape considering the circumstances.
I will probably go to a salon to get it professionally done, but do you guys have any tips for what I can do before/in between the dye-jobs to make the process faster and better?
Probably if you used one of those dye removers it would take most of the color out (especially if you're natural blonde), meaning the hairdresser wouldn't have to bleach it out, and you would end up with the same color and much less damage. I got my hair from blue-black to natural auburn with only two boxes and it felt great. Those things STINK though, they have lots of sulfur.
Otherwise do everything you can to preserve the health of your hair like:
sleep in a hair net
get a silk pillowcase
don't cook it in the sun
trim ends regularly, and keep them braided and away from the general environment
when you use a hair mask, pat hair dry with a t shirt, apply mask, then cover it with a shower cap to let it soak in. if you don't have a shower cap i just use cling film
Different anon, but does that stuff really work?
I have thin af hair and am scared of putting anything on my head like that. But I guess it's better and less damaging than bleach?
That could work, I mean if it doesn't help my scalp I can always just use it as a regular toner.
My next issue is that my hair is straight and fine so it doesn't hold shape but adding products weighs it down. Any advice for this?
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any black women with weave/extensions/sew ins lurking? i want to do something like pic related, i get my hair done next monday.. i've done bangs before with my natural hair and i loved it, but i'm worried about this for some reason lol, it's my first time attempt it with a sew in.
i wish you luck in all of your hair endeavors, farmers!
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i need major hair help. it's damp in these pics so it's usually curlier when dry and even longer when i straighten it. though thin, i have quite a lot of it.
i've been growing it out for years and while i love it it's just not practical. i work in hospitality so it has to be pulled back. i usually do a top bun (which makes me look like i'm balding) or a long braid down the back. i'm sick of both of those and the top knot hurts my hairline and i feel like it's making my forehead even bigger lol.
as you can see i have a massive forehead and square face. the obvious answer is bangs but my problem with that is what kind? i can't really do blunt bangs because that would be too much work and they would just frizz up in my sweat on my face when i work.
ideally i'd like some bangs or at least front pieces i can pull out to frame my face. but idk if i have too much hair or what but any pony i try just hurts my head and gets all over the place. maybe i'm just not good at styling it.
i'm also afraid it's kaka levels of limp and gross, so there's that
sorry for novel. sen dhelp
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Long side bangs. I have a big forehead and can guarantee you they help a lot.
Why do so many farmers have massive foreheads just like Kiki and Kota, wtf
What can I do for my disaster of hair? They're naturally shapeless (not straight, not curly, just an uneven mess) and if it was this alone I'd be like "Okay, I can just straighten it or something", but no.
It's frizzy as fuck, like, I straighten it and it only takes a bit of humidity in my own home to make the frizz monster come back. My hair also look dull and damaged, even though they're not dyed nor stressed out with treatments/heat.
I know it may seem a basic, almost dumb question, but please send me advice. Some anti-frizz product that works, DIY masks, anything that works. For example, I noticed that when I get out of my hairdresser my hair look nice, soft, bright and all good things. So it's a matter of products, I think.
Thank you! I'm using drugstore shampoo/conditioner/hair mask, nothing special. I'm already using ionic and tourmaline supplies, though.
I'm super jelly because my sister uses that stuff too and her hair looks healthy and perfect.
i think that is the best bet. ty.
lol i know it is super weird that a lot of us have big foreheads, idk, maybe that's why we hate on them so much for it lmao>>56645
ty, i just have been feeling insecure about it lately. i think i will try the bangs>>56655
i'm the anon above with the long hair and while it looks shit in that picture (it was damp) it's actually really healthy despite it's long length. BUT it's a pain in the ass to maintain.
a lot of people recommend sulfate/silicone free but i tried those for like 2 years and they made my hair worse so keep in mind your hair type and that those may not work for everyone.
what i do is: wash only once or twice a week with shampoo, the rest of the time wash with water and follow with conditioner on the ends(or dont wet at all). dry shampoo will be your friend.
whenever you can, like if you get home in the afternoon and aren't leaving the house til the next day, put a hair mask in and leave in overnight or til that night. it can be DIY like olive or coconut oil or a drugstore mask or nice salon mask. i've used em all and tbh i don't think the salon ones are worth it. anyway, just keep that in for at least a few hours, wash out, and follow with condtiioner.
also, when you condition, leave a little bit in. don't rinse out all the way.
dry hair with a microfibre towel (i like the turbie twist thing) and don't rub it. air dry whenever possible. i also follow with treatment sprays when my hair is wet after a shower.
it is a lot of work tbh but it's made it so that the damage is gone.
honestly it sounds like a big part of the issue for you is environment (humidity) so i would definitely use a styling product with silicones to seal the cuticle and a gentle hairspray. that should help a bit, along with keeping it healthy as possible.
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No worries anon. I went for most my life with shitty hair without realizing what a difference product makes. I used to use dollar store shampoo and conditioner and it just made things worse. OGX shampoos and conditioners are a cheap way to go sulfate/paraban free if you are interested although as >>56658
said it all depends on your hair.
Before starting keratin treatments (reallyyyy cheap to perform at home if you trust yourself to be careful aka not pour on your scalp/follow instructions), I read all these horror stories of people going bald or burning their hair. I was scared, but for me keratin is just what my hair needs! I have long hair around the same length as >>56658
and also wash 2-3 times per week, but blow dry/straighten or curl almost every day. It's in 10x better condition than before I started doing all this stuff so I'd recommend perhaps giving her method a try first and then if it doesn't work, trying mine.
For reference, here's what my hair looks like now after straightening (not my pic obviously, but only takes 5 minutes to straighten like this with the keratin products I use)
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Here's what my hair used to look like (color, texture etc – the keratin lightened my hair, as I said and since it needs to be redone on all your hair, it creates an ombre effect), so you can compare it to >>56642
and your own hair to see maybe which treatment might work best for you. Hope this helps and good luck anon!
I have very similar hair and I have to admit it's a nightmare situation.
The first thing you have to decide is whether you want to have straight hair or to nurture your natural curls/waves, since both need/use very different care equipment.
I'm a lazy asshole so my go to is either forking over the money for the 7 month keratin treatments so my hair is pin straight with no heat, which I don't do regularly. Or I focus on developing my waves and do a no fuss system of washing once a week (I have a slow oil production so I can get away with it) and in the shower use regular shampoo but I try to get a nice argan oil conditioner and I slather that on, like I go through x3 the amount of conditioner I go through compared to shampoo. Then I leave it in for a long time and wash it out. As soon as I get out I dry my hair a little with a towel and immediately comb it. I also try to use a nourishing serum while combing, either coconut oil or I test out random brands (John Frieda frizz ease is my favourite serum to put in). Then I separate my bangs and put them in a roller, and braid the rest in two pigtails and let it dry overnight (I only wash my hair at night). Some days I take it farther and will pin the braids to my head or do pin curls and wrap everything in a scarf so that the serum I used really works and I end up with really shiny and wavy pretty hair the next day. Oh and I take the curler out of my bangs when they get dry (usually 20 mins out of the shower) and let them settle overnight so it isn't crazy 80s bangs. I try to use heat as little as possible and it really does look nice and luscious like beach waves. Oh and I only brush my hair every 2/3 days.
If you want to emphasize your curls and waves, you basically have to do a similar washing style, but then try to comb the hair in the shower. Then when you get out dry your hair with a cotton shirt and get a good curling mousse (currently trying to find a good brand for me). You can also add a serum for curly hair before or after the mousse to keep moisture in. Do all of this bending over while scrunching your hair. You will notice wavy larger strands of hair starting to form. Those are your natural curl patterns and you have to make sure not to separate them so they don't become frizzy messes. Add some more mousse/serum to those wave strands by lightly running over them, you want to manipulate them as little as possible. Then just go about and let your hair air dry. This works better for me during the day because then my head doesn't flatten the curls at night. Depending on your mousse you might end up with normal curls or crunchy ones. Those need to be worked out a bit so they aren't gross sticky curls with product. But you end up with really pretty wavy curly hair with lots of volume.
The anon who talked about the no-brushing here;
I used to get really bad knots and tbh I chopped off my hair (it was thigh length) to shoulder length because most of my knots were caused by just damaged hair due to lack of care. I haven't gotten them since. Oh and a big contributor to my damage/knots was that I was really self conscious of my hair so it was always in a low ponytail and I got the knots from the area around the hair tie, so maybe you're doing something similar that is contributing?
Or if yours just happen you just can't do the no brush method. It'll be annoying but everyone is different and you're just someone who has to brush your hair, nothing wrong with that. I would say try getting a brush or comb that is veriy uninvasive, and you might just have to spend a long time drying and straightening your hair once or a couple of times a week so you can brush it while it is straightened.
I wouldn't do this, doing that to your hair while it's wet is way more damaging. Use a leave in conditioner and brush it dry instead.
As for a solution for doing no-brush, I don't really know of one. I have fine, straight hair so i can pretty much go no-brush as long as my hair isn't damaged.
Thank you all, I'm going to try your methods :) Any product/brand advice is more than welcome.
your hair looks way better than mine, you seem to have some nice volume and texture, while I noticed that even though my hair seems all big when it's frizzy (like in >>56660
but sometimes even worse) it actually is kinda fine and has little to no volume (not Kiki/Kota tier, but not thick either).
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Guys, I really don't know whether to cut my hair or not.
At the moment it comes down past my bellybutton to my hip bones and I've always liked my long hair but lately I've kinda become bored with it. I have a lot of it, but it's fine and dead straight so I often have trouble getting it as voluminous as I want.
I'm thinking of getting something like pic related, but I'm really afraid it will look flat and gross. I dig the voluminous, textured look.
My hair has been long for years so I'm also scared of regretting it if it ends up looking like shit. I've done that a lot in the past just cutting my bangs.
I don't really know how to describe my face shape. Like a soft square maybe? My jaw kind of comes out slightly wide but I have high cheekbones that stick out so my forehead/jaw/cheekbones aren't all aligned straight. My chin is pretty small and not pointed either.
All I know is straight bangs look awful on me and make my face look huge.
Shorter hair tends to be better for fine hair. Not super short if you don't want, but definitely not super long. The weight of your hair will pull it down and make it lay flatter against your scalp. It's easier to texturise and volumise shorter hair because you're up against less weight.
Once your hair hits your collarbones shoulders, there's no real difference in how flattering it is on your face if it's the same style. Layered hip-length hair will be as flattering as layered chest-length hair.
My advice would be to go shorter but maybe compromise and cut it to chest length with subtle layers. You'll get rid of some of the weight and get an opportunity to see how this changes styling but you won't have a hugely different style that you'll hate. If you're feeling brave, go for it though!
To add some texture or volume, try wax instead of gel, a salt spray or blow dry some volume into it. Don't wash it everyday and don't weight it down with too much product or product that's too heavy.
Thank you for replying!
I think cutting to chest length is a good idea. I even like how chin length looks in the same style as the picture I attached, but I wouldn't go that far, at least not just yet.
But I've lived with long, heavy hair for so long and I'm so over it looking flat all the time! If it needs to be chopped off to get some bounce and fullness back into it, then so be it. I figure if Marzia/PewDiePie's gf can do it and look great, then hopefully there's a chance for me.
Thanks for the advice!
A friend of mine has long curly hair too, and when she was a teen she used to have bangs. It did look awful, because she straightened her bangs (obviously) but not the rest of her hair, so I just let you imagine how it did look like.
If you really want bangs you could consider a permanent hair straightening? It usually lasts like 6 months.
How curly is it? Some girls with the curly/straight bang hair look nice but as >>56742
if it's too curly it looks really dated and 80s.
thanks for replying!
Usually i comb it out for more volume/making it frizzy instead for curly, but throughout the day it turns into small corkscrew curls close to the tips. I'm mostly afraid of my bangs becoming gross and curly by the end of the day, not a good look for me. Is there any way to prevent this from happening?
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I think curly, natural bangs are adorable! Just be careful not to cut them too short.
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I kinda want the Aeon Flux haircut now but it's a constant struggle since I've been wanting to grow my hair out for the longest time. Would the style work in this day and age?
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it's a stones throw away from pic related.
If you really want it and think you can maintain it, go for it anon. It'll grow out eventually or you can get it cut later if you want.
Also might depend on how you dress because >>56776
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Any idea what shade of blonde this is anons (the picture on the right)? Thanks in advance!
I also always let my hair air-dry.
Sage for samefag
Can you describe the type of frizz a little more? Or find a similar picture?
Is it dry? Straight, crinkled? Fly aways? Advice would probably be dependent on what your definition of frizzy is.
I have the same hair type, long dark fine and flat hair, and also a soft square face! and I got this hair cut maybe two years ago and I loved it. I used a flat iron most days for texture and sea salt spray. It did make me more conscious of my face though mostly because i had it a little too short, I think, that was my only regret. go for it but don't get it cut any higher than the bottom of your face!
Also feeling how light your head is after years of having long hair is mindblowing 10/10
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I fucked up my hair big time didn't I
but in my 20s I want to reverse this
before dyeing, if I had photos you'd notice this too but it's always had some frizz, white hair and all sorts
I'm really scared to go back to black, I've always felt like my natural hair has swamped me and I wear a lot of black so it's made me feel like a nun
Are there alternatives so I can have lighter hair?
you don't have to go back completely to black, but adding any kind of pigment (dying it something darker) back into your hair after stripping it (bleaching) will help, even if its just a couple shades darker, plus in general darker hair hides damage better. All the hair on your head more than likely wont ever be all that healthy, so your best bet if you want to keep it would be to focus on making it look good + babying it to prevent further damage. if you want to continue having light hair i suggest either 1. going to a professional to have them lighten your roots for you (and dye your hair if they offer the color you want) or 2. if youre doing it yourself do it in like 2-3 steps over the course of a couple weeks/months. ive also heard of people putting coconut oil in their hair before bleaching to help minimize damage. a couple extra tips on babying damaged hair would be to dry it in a cotton teeshirt after your shower(softer on hair), dont brush it when when wet, dont wear it in tight updos and avoid heat styling like the plague. i have like 7 inches of hair right now thats probably in a similar health condition to yours and doing all that + what i listed in >>56999
makes it look a thousand times better
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Ok, so here's my advice:
-OLAPLEX, seriously, if you can find a salon near you, a professional Olaplex treatment will help immensely. If you don't have the money for that, see if you can at least get a hold of the #3 treatment. (Make sure to apply it on damp and DIRTY hair for at least 4 hours). I honestly thought this shit was a scam until I tried it. It's not gonna make you feel more moisturizer btw, but it'll help reseal the cuticles.
-Invest in a nice, moisturizing, gentle shampoo. Conditioners and oils and leave ins are great, but you'll lose their effects if you're using a subpar shampoo. I really recommend Loma, Moroccan Oil, and Colorproof.
-Learn to blow dry properly with a round brush. I know everyone always says to avoid heat, but honestly once you damage it you're never going to be able to hide that damage without a little styling. Full stop. Use a good leave in cream with heat protection and maybe a light hold. Dry with a paddle brush until mostly dry, detangle, clip into sections and work through piece by piece with the round brush. To prolong the style, sleep in braids or loose ponys and try to use a satin pillow case.
Pic related: I went from dark brown, to white, to various blondes, to auburn and managed to keep my hair's integrity. These things really helped me.
you three are saviors, this thread is so helpful, thank you so much. But where do I start now? Like what do I do first out of these things? also 57008 I'm amazed at how unfrazzled your blonde looks, this is incredible
So box dyes are bad, again, what to do first?
Well you don't want to bleach it out anymore, it's already pretty wrecked. Like the other anon said honestly your best bet is to get to a professional regularly and see what they can do for you to salvage your hair and make it look as good as possible until the damage grows out and continue having them do your dye job beyond that as well, because it's just going to look better than box dye. If you can't afford professional help, condition as much as possible, avoid shampooing except when dirty/greasy, and use leave-in conditioner afterwards. Try to avoid heat as much as you can. Deep condition/mask once or twice a week.
As for going dark to hide the damage - again, box dye is just adding more damage to your hair. If you're really strapped for cash try going to a cosmetology hair school, they're much cheaper and since going dark is pretty standard, they're not going to mess up your hair.
Love your hair in the 2nd (right) pic anon.>>57033
but I believe Olaplex is generally used to help prevent damage when bleaching hair (used during and after bleaching). Japanese straight perm makes hair stick straight (forever) and keratin smooths hair (removes frizz and makes hair healthier, but washes out over time).
I researched Olaplex, but never tried it because of the price, but if you are going to bleach your hair regularly or more than 2 shades from your natural color, it's probably a good investment.>>56996>>56997
Your hair looks really damaged, but not much more than mine used to be. Like you, my hair was naturally dry and frizzy even if I didn't dye or bleach it.
anon and just use keratin treatments (do it myself) and "nicer" hair products (basically anything without sulfates/parabens and with keratin or something smoothing). I didn't have to cut all my hair off like some people suggest. The keratin cured my hair amazingly, and as a plus it grows in a dark/medium blonde color now (from dark brown)…AND it comes in oily, when it used to be dry my entire life. You might want to trim the ends of your hair to prevent split ends moving further up the strands, but again, you can just do that yourself with a professional pair of hair scissors.
If you don't want to have to pay salon prices for everything and keep dying your own hair, I am with you (no idea how you feel about this, but sounds like you enjoy dying your own hair like I do). I stopped going to salons completely because they always fucked up my hair (even the expensive ones). Bleaching your own hair (properly) will be a lot less damaging than most salons imo.
recommended, definitely try the Olaplex if you can afford it. If not, then you can use coconut oil (saturate hair 2 hours before bleaching, then apply bleach OVER the coconut oil in your hair). This can come out a little brassy, but it seems you already like warmer hair tones, so shouldn't be an issue. Likewise, if you want to be extra gentle with your hair, then try getting highlights every few weeks until you lighten to a color you like. THEN dye it that pink/red color. Make sure not to wash your hair for like 3 days prior to bleaching too. BTW, when giving yourself highlights, there is really no reason to go platinum and then tone down if you'll be dying your hair a warm tone anyway. Just lighten to a tone that would be nice for dying a red/pink color (obviously the lighter the hair, the brighter the color). Good luck!!
Olaplex is a treatment to help repair damage. It won't straighten or smooth your hair if it's naturally curly or wavy. Essentially what it's doing is reconnecting broken bonds in the hair without heat or extra damage. The professional steps are sometimes mixed into due and bleach mixtures to help keep the integrity of the hair while the chemical process is going on.
So if your frizz is from damage the Olaplex can help because of its repairitive properties. Otherwise if the frizz is just "natural" it's probably just a sign of dehydration and improper curl maintenance. Thick or thin hair isn't really an issue with this treatment.
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Not really balding but with thin hair and high hairline…well…
Honestly anon you might want to go to a professional with such a problem and see what even the cause is?>>57497
How about a lob? Adding a bit of waves/curles/volume helps to make your hair seem less thin and you could easily hide your face/neck area
As someone who used to have naturally dark hair (my hair grows in lighter now), I used to bleach it blonde and it was always healthy. UNTIL the hair salons started changing the way they bleached my hair. Suddenly my hair was fried and I had to cut it all off.
I noticed the difference is that they used
to lift my hair to the desired color, and then wash it out. Now it seems impossible to find a place that does this: they make your hair literally white
and then tone it darker. Of course this means my hair is over-processed afterward. My hair not only used to look natural (because the tone matched my natural tone, only lighter), but it was also soft. I'd recommend just bleaching your own hair with some olaplex to be honest. Watch some videos on youtube, it's pretty easy to do. I stopped going to hair salons completely and now do all my own hair treatments, and my hair looks wayyy better than it does when I leave the "professionals"
I'm not sure what the bleaching method is in Asia to bring black hair blonde. Maybe someone else can answer this though.
You can use a heat protectant spray. Honestly, if you are only going to be using it like once a month or less I doubt you have anything to worry about. Also, don't use on wet hair and make sure to get a decent brand.
One suggestion most people probably don't think of is to buy heat protection ear covers. I use these when I do my hair to prevent accidentally burning my ears lol (I straighten my hair a lot).
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Hope you guys don't mind that I have some questions, I'm a noob at this.
So I have dark brown hair and am a total hair virgin, I've always had my natural hair color and never really tried extensions or anything (most I did was dreadlocks and curls)
But I'm a sucker for the pastel look (awful, I know) and I think it would be a shame to bleach my virgin hair completely so I was looking into the ombre coloring thing.
Would it be best to do this with extensions or ask my hair dresser to bleach and dye it this way? Wich method would look better and/or be easier? Will extensions give the same effect or will it look extremely fake? And is it true that you have to dye your hair every week if you want to keep the pastel in? Also, if I ever wanted to go back to my natural hair color, would it still be hard to do like with full bleaching/dying?
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i really want thick eyebrows but i'm a little skeptical of the castor oil and aloe vera gel mixture has anyone one of you tried it? i'd really like to know if it really worked on you guys :(
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My hair is super thin, like Kiki's and I also have her massive fucking forehead. It's also wavy and gets tangled constantly. I don't know how to style it, but right now it looks atrocious. I want a cute bob but because my hair is wavy I think I would need to style it everyday to make it look good. What do I do? Help?
I use castor oil for quite some time. Daily for about 2 months maybe, now just occassionally. It definitely darkens your hair, so if you're a (dark) blonde like me, it's worth using just for that. It strenghtens the hair, its life span is longer - no weak lashes falling out when removing makeup, for example. Speaking about eyebrows, hair's growing faster, got darker, but they're not fuller.
Bretman's eyebrows got so miraculously full because he had them full before; he just abused plucking.
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Maybe something like this?
Bangs to hide the forehead and layers so your hair doesn't look that thin
You can also ask your hairdresser on what would look good on you
I just smear it on my lashes with my finger lol. I've been using cleaned mascara wand but now I'm too lazy, and the oil actually improves the state of my under eyes skin. So I find it quite beneficial that it's everywhere near the eye area
It doesn't get into your eyes if you're using right amount, it stays on lashes. If you use too much, it drips and possibly hits your eyes. So just don't use too much.
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this one is especially for hair stylist anons (if any) and anons with curly hair:
i have 2C curly-wavy hair with fine individual strands, but i do have a good amount of hair on my head. it's prone to frizz, but it doesn't curl so much when it's shorter or a few days after it's washed.
do you think i can pull off a long-banged pixie cut (pic related) with this kind of hair? if so, what should the hairdresser do when cutting my hair so that it's not a mop of curls on top of my head? would it be too high-maintenance and need constant straightening? please advise.
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I was thinking of buying this heat protectant spray. Anyone know how good it is? Alternatively, any recs for a good heat protectant spray (if this one isn't?)
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What kind of blonde is this one?
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It's a wig and the filter makes it a bit hard to guess, but I'd say golden blonde
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Pic related has been a lifesaver for me.
Side-swept bangs with hair following closely along the jawline so it frames your face.
t. fellow moonchan
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I know it's just as easy to google this shit, but I trust yalls first hand experiences first hand.
I've had black/black brown hair (box dyed) hair for few years now and I want to go up a few shades to a mid brown with ashy tones. I'm torn between spending a shitload of money or if I should just do it myself needing to chop off a few cm's.
A dye job at salon here for long hair is 200euro each session.
It's not too uncommon. Hair texture can change as you grow, esp in teens. I know someone who went from straight hair to heavy curls in their teens.
It can also be because of hair length (longer hair is heavier and the curls may seem less 'dense').
Dying your hair can also change your hair texture, but the hair that grows out after isn't affected by that though.
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I wanted to get bangs recently.
I was thinking about these see-through ones but my hair stylist told me my wavy hair might be too thin and it might look bad, do you think that's legit? Maybe pic related would work better? Or maybe it being thin doesn't matter at all…?
Also, will the bangs + a bit of side hair (pic related) make my face look less chubbier? I look fine when my hair covers a bit of my face, but when I tie it all in a ponytail I look round as a circle.
pls help a weeb out, I just want to look cute but I don't know how
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short sideswept bangs would probably be cute. pls don't ever show your stylist anime pics, tho ffs.
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Thank you! But my hair is less wavy so I'm not sure if it will work out on me…? It looks more pic related
(and I wouldn't do that, I'm not that crazy lol)
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in october i decided to shave my head all off because it was very damaged. ive let it grown out now, and its pretty long, but not long enough to put it all in a ponytail. i have a round face, kinda chubby and i havent really done anything with my hair besides just slicking it back, any advice on what haircut i should get? i kinda wanna get a haircut like pic related, but with shorter bangs but i dont know if itll suit me
if you already have a round, kinda chubby face, i dont think this haircut is a good idea at all. it makes the girl in the picture look like a round mushroom so i cant imagine it would look too splendid on you.
imo you should grow your hair long which would be more flattering for your face shape.
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The circled red is what my hair is, and the circled blue is what I want.
I've wanted to be blonde for a while, but I HATE dark roots with a passion, and I have fine hair and I'm so scared of my hair being fried if I go blonde. Im willing to go to a good salon, but I'm worried even a good salon can't avoid frying my hair.
Also, my eyebrows are very dark.
Have any other anons had a blackish to blonde change, and how did it go? I'm not planning on doing a box job, because it seems like a guaranteed way to destroy my hair.
Not blonde but something similar
I went from black (box dyed, 5-7 years) to brown (kind of a golden brown like your pic, but wanted red but that's not really important). My hair is almost Kiki tire thin and it past boob length. The whole process took around 6 hours and a bit less than half of my hair was cut off.
Since I used box dye, it was a bit lighter on some part and darker on others lol. Some parts actually turned blonde, like the lower part on the back of my head. The hair itself was kind of coarse, rough, dry feeling but they gave me a really good, moisturizing hair mask that fixed it within a few months.
If you don't dye your hair you should have it waaay easier than me and maybe even go blonde in one sitting. But expect maybe two because of damage or whatever. Just take good care of your hair after bleaching and you should be fine.
You could slowly lighten your hair using highlights if you are worried about damage.
Your hair is naturally very dark, so you are going to have dark roots, no way around that.
With that said, I also have fine hair that lightens quickly and lighten it a couple shades. Even good salons fry my hair. I'd personally recommend DIY kits, that's what I do now. It's the easiest way to avoid your hair frying if you can trust yourself, because once your hair is fried it's fried. You can mask the damage, but never truly repair your hair.
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So I've been wanting to get a radical haircut for quite some time and I'm really in love with Yolandi's hair at the same time I find it sort of embarrassing and try-hard. Maybe I'm just going through an identity crisis. Thoughts? You kind of have to diy that shit right? Who asks a hairdresser for that? Any of you done crazy diy cuts before?
Anon pls no.
If you have a job this is going to be terrible (unless you own a wig) and it will be a nightmare to grow out.
Not to mention it only fits with a certain aesthetic, not "average" clothing
Unless you own a wig and a wardrobe that fits, don't. Go for a sidecut or somethig similar.
I understand wanting something extreme tbh, I'm stuck in a position like that, but you have to think the whole thing through. Good luck
Yeah I have to agree with >>60374
I love Yolandi but she also has the wardrobe and shit for this.
dont do it. you're going to give yourself a hard time in all areas of your life and be a laughing stock which WILL get to you eventually especially if you already have mood problems. yolandi's kind of a celebrity so it's just not the same. it looks like a "im 16 and in an awkward phase" haircut on a normal person.
theres tons of ways to look "interesting" without destroying your hair in one of the worst ways possible. you'll most likely regret it afterwards and feel even worse. imagine growing that shit out when you're older.
dont take it out on yourself. if you feel destructive and fidgety go punch a pillow or kick some ass in a video game. hell, buy those glitter slimes on etsy and play with them if you have to take your mind of things.
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Does anyone here have any experience growing out their hair?
I got a bad cut and it's been my kind of wake up call to realize that I just want long hair without the maintenance of bangs and short cuts.
My hair now is about armpit length with choppy bangs that I have to pin back. I want to get it down to at least waist length, which will probably take about two years, right?
My current plan is to not use any heat styling unless it's a very special occasion, or just a short blast from the blow dryer during the winter when it's too cold to walk around with wet hair. I'm also not going to color or bleach it, of course. I'm planning on washing it only about three times a week, and use oil treatments and masks on my hair regularly. I'm also taking vitamins and making sure my diet is healthy, as well as staying hydrated and exercising.
Is my plan solid? Have you ever tried to grow your hair out? How did it go? Was it easier after the awkward stage? Thanks guys.
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A toned down chelsea cut maybe - or just the choppy bangs? I saw this too and I like it but idk if you would. Yolandi just has a lot going on with her hair, like the shaved part, but if you really want her hair, I say cut it. It grows back eventually and my mom always told me that bad haircuts build character haha.
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I saw this one too, I like the length but maybe the bangs could be a little longer. This one really reminds me of Yolandi but idk.
I am in a similar boat.
I'm about to grow my pixie out. I have had my hair short for a few years. I went platinum a few months ago but it made me want to do a 180 and try to grow all natural and healthy. I already know growing out a pixie is mullet hell but my hair grows pretty quick. Is biotin legit or bullshit? More hair growing tips please
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So I looked for Yolandi inspired haircuts that are less extreme and I found this pic. I don't like it, it looks kind of half assed. I think what I like about Yolandi's cut is that it's actually buzzed. She doesn't really have bangs, the buzzcut is just trimmet into that round shape in the front, right?
you'll hear different opinions on that but imo no. Only when you need to get rid of heavy grease or wash off all of builded up proteins and such.
Actually, it's not necessary to wash your HAIR with shampoo too often. It's drying and ripping off good protective stuff (sorry for my lack of proper wording). Just shampoo your scalp, and when you wash it off, your hair gets washed a bit too. For example, I wet my hair, put on a mask or conditioner, wash my scalp with a shampoo WITHOUT washing off my mask/conditioner so it protects my hair from the shampoo. Then I wash it all and use my favourite conditioner again.
My hair has never looked better, tbh
are you recommending accurate just to have less greasy hair? that shot will fuck you up and it's not even legal to prescribe in most countries. it can literally make you sterile, among other things. unless every inch of your skin is covered in horrific cystic acne there is no reason to take that poison.
apologies for rant but we studied the horrible effects of accutane in aesthetics school lol
Anon, take it into consideration carefully and try going for it in steps. Try bettie bangs instead (A shorter style of bang than usual that isn't as drastic as Yolandi's).
You also picked the worst pic of Yolandi you could've possibly grabbed for your example, ouch.
Just google image bettie bangs or bettie page herself. I suggest taking them longer at first and gradually move them up and see how you feel.
All in all remember: Your hair WILL grow back but the shorter you take it, the longer it will take to return. Take it slowly.
I personally just cut some short styled bettie bangs and I love them but i can only wear my hair a couple of ways when I'm lazy or i look retarded. It's a very high maintenance style if you don't have the facial structure to pull it off bare-faced/messyhaired (I do not).
Luckily my hair grows fast so it'll be a more normal (and thus, easier to hide when i'm lazy as fuck) in a few weeks but i also am basically hikkikomori status so it's kind of irrelevant anyway.
If you HAVE to leave your house often, don't take the risk anon.
Don't take the risk if you don't have any idea of how to cut your bangs or you'll probably fuck them up. If you find a good stylist they'll do what you want.
I don't think the pic is bad. It's a candid one that's not photoshopped and the hair isn't styled so much.
Also Betty bangs aren't what she's got, half her hair is cut short, she doesn't just have bangs starting at the crown or sth. Bangs would be a compromise though, instead of going full mullet from 0 to 100.
My bone structure is pretty good, I think I could pull it off. I've just been sporting really boring hair my entire life so it's going to be jarring no matter what.
Funny you mention your hiki tendencies because we're in the same boat there. I'm no NEAT but what I do allows me to stay indoors for months sometimes so maybe I can fuck up my hair idk. I feel like I've got to do it once in my life.
I'm curious about what your hair looks like but if it's so distinctive you might not want to post a pic? lol
I've concluded that I'm not hardcore enough to DIY this so if I decide to do it I'll find myself a hairdresser.
Accutane was fucking amazing for my hair. It didn't last though, maybe it permanently decreased the oil production a little but when I was actually on it I could go nearly a fortnight without my hair getting greasy. >>60464
Source? It causes birth defects but only if you're pregnant, and you have to get regular blood tests to ensure that you aren't. Never heard about the sterility thing.
Honestly, accutane was the best thing I ever did for my self esteem and appearance. The only regret I have is waiting so long because I listened to paranoia about supposed horrific side effects and was too scared to try it. Cystic acne doesn't have to cover 'every inch of your skin' to make you miserable, people who are dealing with it shouldn't be afraid to try accutane with a derm monitoring their usage.
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Yeah her hair is shaved short on top to create her bangs, with slightly longer layers on top. You could do it home with someone elses help or go to a highend salon but its likely they will just give you mircobangs instead of shaving, and it could come out looking too 'clean'
You could try and at least do the bangs by yourself to start, I feel like that would be easier without someone's help. I've been doing my own hair for years after I went to a salon to get an edgy scene haircut in my teens and just came out way too polished like you said there comes a time to stop giving a fuck and just go for it! If it goes wrong just wear a wig and grow it out, it's just hair and like >>60396
's mother says, bad haircuts build character!
I had a look around and I found this, its not a cutting tutorial just a girl with a similar cut styling her hair but you get a good 360 look at how yolandi's hair would be, might help a bit>>60512
Do it anon! they grow out fast anyway so if you don't like you wont have to put up with it for long
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could someone please explain to me how far into my hair I should cut to be able to get those "side pieces" like this girl has?
I have a fat face and they really help hide that but I'm not so sure how much I should cut or where. Right now I have straight across long ish bangs, could someone help explain where the pieces should "start" from in my hair.
Those are quite obviously clip in bangs anon, her real hair is tied back and the bangs and side pieces are clipped onto it.
If you want them for real I suggest playing around with it by tucking different amounts of hair behind your ears and see what you like best, then just cut them shorter
oh sorry, I didn't know that. I've seen people with them in their "real" hair so I assumed hers was real too.
do you think I should start from the front of my face hair to give a slimming effect? like my bang area or just pull more from the back like you said
It's called a hime cut, and you want to be REALLY careful with that. It typically rounds the face, and the longer ones hide your jaw, it doesn't make your face look slimmer.
You want to avoid anything that hits cheek to jaw if you want to make your face look slimmer. If you REALLY want them I guess start with a layer that starts just past your chin.
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Can I tell the hairdresser I want the hair of a trashy little boy?
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You guys should totally go for it!
That's not how that meme works :(
So getting off the topic of Yolandi's hair because, christ anons just do it, it grows back….
What kind of vitamins do you guys take, if any, to promote hair growth?
I got some from nature's bounty for free (gummies) but didn't really notice anything and finished them up already.
I see those bright blue ones posted all around social media but are they hyped up garbage like drinkable collagen or are they the real deal?
I just want long pretty hair ;;
I take a multivitamin already but should I/can i take a vitamin D tablet on top of it?
I have some reggie biotin it's just not gummie so i forget to take them lol. They're shaped and taste exactly like my lactase pills for when i accidentally eat cheese (restaurants fuck up. A lot. and it's not always obvious until you take a bite or two.)
Same age and every once and a while I'll suddenly notice a grey hair that's like 5 inches long…..
I give myself all-over blonde highlights so luckily I haven't noticed any grey hairs lately lol
Know when companies or commercials use a meme and they completely fuck it up and it's the cringiest thing ever? That's you, when you use a meme wrong. It makes you look like a newfag retard.>>60890
I've never had trouble with natural colors staying in my hair so I want some clarification, do you mean unnatural colors at all? What color if it's natural?
I read once somewhere color-protecting shampoos/conditioners can actually make the situation worse, but this likely varies by brand. What brand do you use?
That said, all color fades eventually, even natural colors. For unnatural colors, the color you choose can have a big impact on how fast/slow it fades, and the brand of haircolor can impact this too (do you know what brand your stylist uses?)
Also $200 sounds like way too much but i also have always been a cheapass and just done my hair myself (So i've lived through all of the shittiest mistakes from too-short bangs to ugly colors to bad bleach jobs)>>60975
It'll depend on the brand but i usually see that being labeled as auburn.
I have the same problem, only I don't have OCD and didn't pick out my hair. My hair has always been in the thin side and very fine, plus I have a high forehead (my asshole brother once said it looked like a receding hairline when I was getting my hair dyed), but I rarely dyed back then, and never now.
Anyway, around 2011 or 2012, I started getting hair fall far more frequently than I'd ever had before. I used to part my hair down the middle, but after a while, so much scalp began to show, that I had to start parting it off to the side more. I went to my doctor at the time, and he said it was stress. At the time, it may have been stress that helped aggravate it. But five years later, and my hair isn't nearly back to the fullness it was when I was younger.
I've looked around online at possible causes. Trying biotin didn't seem to work, and only made me break out more often. I began to find stuff linking antidepressants to hair loss in women, and I'm wondering if that is the root cause of the problem. I got my psychiatrist to switch me from Prozac to another antidepressant, but I don't think the newer one is helping with the hair loss. I'm almost tempted to go off the meds entirely, and see if it helps bring growth back, but I know I'll get more depressed if I do.
I feel fucked, basically. I don't know if a dermatologist can help or what. Not to mention I don't know how much a session with a dermatologist will cost.
Does 9gag even exist anymore?
Can you stop derailing just to show off how not retarded you are?
Cause it's not working>>61321
Yes. I cut mine too short so i've been dealing with it a few ways>Avoiding leaving the house>Hats (Sometimes too hot for that) just tuck whatever you have up there. Works with thick headbands too>Bobbypin it to the side (mine are too short on the under layer)>Spray em to the side>Just style them properly and live with it>Remember they'll grow back.>Avoid the mirror as much as you can (You'll notice the difference in length more)
But there's nothing really besides trying to hide them or make them look better until they're long enough to get cut into the shape you want, or otherwise just left to the side to grow out to the rest of your hair length.
I mostly just shove mine to the side.
If they're the right length fauxhawking can work but that doesn't look good on everyone (Makes me look dykey but some look super cute with it)
>>61402>What do you guys think of ladies in their mid-late twenties with some unnatural color in their hair?
Can't take them seriously.>>61691
Wash it only twice a week, and maybe use a leave in conditioner?
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Right now it is purple and pink ombre, it's been almost 2 months now and the purple seems to be sticking so far which is nice.
I use pic related, my hair is really strange and most shampoos/conditioners make my hair unmanageable.
My stylist I think uses aveda? I think that's what it's called. Yeah I can see how it seems expensive but I've been to around 5 different solans I stuck with for good amount of times in my life and all were the same price, it's more due to how long the appointments are, I have to be the last appointment because depending on what I do it can take up to 4 hours to do my whole head. Normal haircuts takes 1 hour at minimum, even when I cut it above my shoulders. I've had a lot of pissed off stylists because they didn't listen when I said how long it takes over the phone and they didn't schedule right. The girl I'm with now scheduled my first appointment for 30 mins and by the end I had 2 other people from the salon help blow drying my hair at once to finish it off since her other client showed up.
It's just extremely thick to the point it really is inconvenient, it gives me migraines sometimes due to the weight.
The worst is I've had my hair perm straightened twice, both took around 6 hours sitting in the salon. I sometimes think of chopping it again but now i finally just got it back down to my waist after 3-4 years
really the main thing is, does it suit your style? if your style is very vanilla, it might look ridiculous; see the trend of (for lack of better word) preppy girls putting pink streaks in their hair. if you're already alt-leaning, it'll automatically look better.
other things to consider; brightly coloured hair is more of an accessory than normal coloured hair is. if you wear a lot of colours, your hair might clash. like, when i did my hair super bright red, it was so hard to find a red lipstick that looked good on me because it had to go with my hair, my skintone, and my outfit. imo this is i think why goths look best with brightly coloured hair; when you're wearing all black all the time, it's a pop of colour for contrast
people will treat you a little differently from a glance, yeah, but for me it's fun to show people that their first impressions are totally wrong. i also have piercings and tattoos, though, so i'm going to get those looks no matter what colour my hair is
overall tho, if it's something you've always been wanting to do, do it! it's not irreversible. if you really hate it or get a lot of flack for it, dye it back.
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Yeah, then red based black would be perfect for you most likely.
i used to cut my own bangs a lot but at one point i had way too much hair in my bangs so i grew it out to shoulder length
the rest of my hair was hip length but i was tired of the choppiness so i cut it all the same length
last week i gave in and got side bangs by a hairdresser and i feel way cuter w/ bangs lemme just say
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I have had my hair down for YEARS and need to learn how to do hairdos
I struggle the most with those donut/space buns but wish to wear those the most, I'm cack handed and don't understand how bobby pins work either. Any tutorials?
Also here's my hair down if anyone wants to suggest updos and thingsI can do to feel less boring!
Hey anon, they have tools you can use for making hair buns. Just search "hair bun tool" on eBay.
I'd suggest dying your hair a consistent color and getting a keratin treatment. Your hair doesn't look that damaged, but straightening it (you can just use a round brush if you don't want further damage) will probably help make it look more neat.
Thank you! is it better to use a hair bun tool? I see tutorials on Youtube with how to do it with tricks but don't know how to get really good, or how to use bobby pin…
Treatment is next on my list, and I will do that more and see if it helps
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imo i find girls prettier w/ simple hairstyles
so a ponytail or a one top bun makes anyone look a lil more preppy and put together
makes for a nice feminine silhouette
braids and ornate buns/hairstyles don't look so hot unless you have massive amounts of hair/ extensions
and ur taking a photograph
I would focus more on making your hair look silkier// like something someone would want to run their hands throu
i only find bright warm colored hair to be an eyesore
aqua teal sounds wonderful, i think blue hair works on anybody
Unnatural colors are very polarizing in my experience, most people either really like them or don't - so you're going to get varied responses to your question. I personally don't think any hair color is inherently immature and done well, any can look nice. I say go for it.>>61954
You can use the old sock bun trick but I never have, I've just seen lots of girls do it. There's plenty of tutorials on Youtube, some of which are really easy to follow.
To me, it screams immature or underage. I wouldn't do it for multiple reasons. I too have dyed my hair every colour under the sun - when I was 13 with nothing better to do. I'm 20 and am STILL growing it out from all the bleaching and dying since then.
Regardless, most people aren't going to think highly of you at all if you're worried about that sort of thing which you obviously are since you asked.
My hair is fucking ruined from going pink.
actually, it wasn't pink that was the problem- i had it for about two years. i decided i wanted to go blonde, and instead of stopping and telling me they couldn't do it, the salon ruined my hair. i ended up having to dye it black and cut it above my shoulders. my hair was brittle and falling out, and when damp it felt like noodles.
i was so depressed with how i looked, ie dned up getting extensions. yes, i know, they're bad for your hair- but you can't imagine how horrible i looked. i just want my hair to grow out. and it is! i've had my extensions for almost a year, but my hair grows slow.
today i went to my hair stylist (a different one than the bleach lady) to get my extensions redone. somehow, six inches of my weave disappeared. i was sat there for 4 hours, but i wasn't facing the mirror so i didn't see it. my extensions are so short now, it looks almost like my hair before i got them. they're less thick too. i have no idea what happened. i should've said something while i was there but i was so in shock and trying to convince myself that maybe when i style it myself it'll look better.
so now im depressed about my hair again. i don't regret having pink hair, but i regret ever trying to go blonde- that's what ruined my hair. fuck. i just wish my hair was long again!!
How do I focus on making it look silkier? ponytails look a bit frizzy on me>>61976
any tips for placement?>>61978
I shall look into that, thank you!
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Does anyone have any experience with hair chalk? Does it come off easily? Does it make your clothes dirty?
I want to try lilac but I don't want to bleach my hair.
I used the lilac one once because I wanted to try purple hair without committing to it. I would never buy it again, even for halloween.
>not enough for a full head of hair>probably would need 3-4 to cover full hair>not counting the underside>literally just looks like you put coloured chalk in your hair>dust gets everywhere when using it>dyes hands & scalp>coloured powder floats off of you all day>down onto your face>into your eyes>the purple is too light>doesn't work on brown hair>like literally didn't even look noticeable at all
1/10. Don't waste your money.
Have you tried coconut oil? A little bit of it usually keeps my curls from drying out and sometimes tames the frizz. Deep conditioners and hair masques a couple times a month can help too. >>62504
I've used biotin for awhile now! It honestly helped so much and my hair/nails actually grow and are pretty strong. But beware, it can make your body hair grow faster and more coarse as well.
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Hey, I've never dyed my hair before but I'm thinking about getting pic related so I hoped you guys could answer some of my questions:
I've read that unnatural colors only last a few showers: Once they're "gone" will it look just blond or will it still have the color but more faded? I'm asking bc I've heard getting your hair dyed is quite expensive and if it's only gonna last like a week or two then that wouldn't be worth it to me. I kinda like the faded (like in the pic) look more, so will a hue like this stay longer?
no, actually darker colors will stay longer, but never fade into metallic-pastel tones like this . pic related will yellow out after 2 washes, 1 if you're using hot water. you can always refresh it in the shower with dye mixed into hair conditioner, but you'll lose the color nuance if you have any.
i recommend getting a good semi-permanent dye in a bright, strong color like fuschsia, forest green, dark blue etc., keeping it in your hair 4-5 hours, washing it off with cool water and not washing your hair for one week after dying your hair, if you can manage it. afterwards washing your hair with cold water will help the color stay longer.
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top knot it up, get ready for a few min, then let it down and style it
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So I've never dyed my hair before and I've always had a fancy to just go black. I already have dark brown hair that's pretty thick and curly, and when curled it falls slightly past my shoulders. I do tend to blow out and flat iron my hair at least once a month at times, if that makes a difference. My gut is telling me that I need to go to a pro to get it done because the last thing I want to do is ruin my hair. However, am I breaking the bank for no reason if I go to a salon, especially since I'm going darker with no intention of going light?
You could also go to a school of beauty (or whatever they are called)
Bleached my hair there recently only 20 bucks and the result was as good as any other professional.
So if you are concerned about the money try that out. They also have their teachers there all the time and they make sure that the person doing your hair is capable of doing it.
I'm a lot like you, naturally thick, shoulder-length dark brown hair (although mine is wavy, not curly) and I recently dyed my hair black at home. It turned out great. You really don't need to go to a professional, although I'm a poorfag who hates salons so perhaps I'm biased.
It sounds intimidating dying your hair by yourself, but it's quite easy, at least to do one solid color. Plus, since your hair is already dark, any mistakes will be quite forgiving. Just watch a couple of YouTube videos if you're nervous about doing something wrong.
Good luck with your hair, though. I think black hair looks amazing and I never regret doing it on myself!
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This, every middle-aged lady and rich granny in Greece has mahogany/cherry cola/reddish-brown/auburn hair with pic related hairstyle
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Never underestimate how stupid people are anon.
I know someone who had her dark hair bleached then dyed in the bright blonde like pic related and it literally fell out in chunks after a week.
Feria dyes are great for unnatural colours, but I've heard mixed reviews about the red one.
I personally use Garnier Olia or L'Oréal Preference, but those only come in natural colours. The Olia line has a really natural looking auburn dye if anyone's looking.
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Fuck you guys I just did the most amazing hair mask.
Just a mixture of: Conditioner, tons of raw honey, and a splash of lemon juice. Applied to wet hair for 30 minutes with a plastic bag/ shower cap cover. Rinsed with completely cold water.
My hair has never been so soft and shiny. It's mostly the raw honey that does it, being a humectant it draws the moisture from the air and into your hair.
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Some noobie Q's for anons who have colored their hair:
- How did you choose your color?
- Home dye or salon?
- How much time and money do you spend on upkeep?
- Anything you learnt that you wish you know before dying it?
when I was going through my emo phase, I dyed and bleached my hair a loooottt, none of it fell out surprisingly, or even got fried, I would sometimes dye it 4 times in one day then blow dry and flat iron it, the most that happened was my ends got fried, which was treated by a 3 dollar hair mask then later chopped off because I wanted a cute wavy bob
I still to this day don't understand how my hair wasn't fried, I don't even like dying my hair anymore
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I have a cowlick and I'm unsure which side I should part my hair on.
I usually part my hair on the right side so my fringe goes left but it usually ends up falling in my face.
I don't want to use products (I let my hair air dry and just leave it) but I am growing out my fringe because I'm sick of it. Help.
I've had my hair fried countless times, by hair stylists.
My hair lifts very, very quickly because the strands are so thin, but the majority of hair stylists are SLOW as hell. For some reason, many of them work on my left side and then finally when they get to my right side my left side is white. Likewise, despite stating I want highlights framing my face, my bangs and hair around my face is always left 2 shades darker than the rest of my hair by most of these people. I've tried cheap salons and expensive ones.
I lighten my own hair now. In fact, I also cut/smooth/olaplex etc etc. my own hair too and the results are much better than at the majority of salons I've been to. I'm not perfect yet, but at least my hair suits me better now and I save a lot of money. I get split ends (I heat style regularly), but at least my hair isn't straw…something I dealt with too many times through the years.
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what do you guys think of very ashy brown hair? I'm a dark brunette (like, nearly black but not quite) and I'm thinking about switching to this color for life tbh. i think it's the best one for me after trying out so many and finally concluding that this is what i've been after. Although i'm pretty sure I'm going to have to bleach my hair and re-dye it every time I want to do my roots. like like a bit of a hassle, but i guess all women with bleached hair do it anyway.
I've watched a few korean videos of them dying their hair cool tones and I guess that's what you gotta do, otherwise you'll end up with a warm tone.
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Blonde expert anons please help.
I've been dying my hair since I was 11. I was blonde as a kid and ended up with medium or light brown hair. I was dying my hair black for years and was always told that when I had my hair blonde it looked best. I'm told dark hair makes me look sick and corpse like.
I have my natural hair color now and am looking to go blonde. Is there a box dye (I know some anons will cringe at the thought) or something at Sally's you would recommend to go to a dark or medium blonde? I'm going gradually up a few shades till I get to a level 8 or 9. My shade now is about a level 5. Similar to the swatch in the pic at level 5.
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I've heard good things about Wella dyes.
I have naturally #5 hair too, and lighten it to around #8 using at home highlighting kits (pic related – I've used a couple kinds and it doesn't matter much as it's just a thick bleach). These are better than at a stylist if you are happy with the undertone of your hair, and just want a lighter color. A lot of people like ashy tones like >>67935
so if your undertone is ashy, it will be a lighter ashy blonde. If your undertone is warm like mine, you can keep it or "tone" afterward or using Wella.
hey! i've been using garnier olia (nr. 5.0) for the last year or two and i have a few questions for you since i'm retarded
do you always just color your roots? i always dye my whole hair despite everyone telling me not to. i just don't think i'm capable of dyeing roots only and not end up patchy
also if i wanted to switch to a warmer colour, which should i choose? not really brighter, just warmer, but not too red or anything. and do i just dye it over my current hair or do i need to do something with it first in the saloon?
sorry for entry level shit, i've been dying my hair for 10 years and i still can't do it right
try b&m for discount tigi stuff. i like the oatmeal and honey catwalk shampoo and conditioner for damaged hair, my friend swears by the colour goddess one (and it smells a lot like lush's honey bar shampoo to boot - delicious).
this anon is right though
even at a discount you can't really that its budget. >>68389
You can't really expect miracles from cheap high street shampoos but I've found the garnier ultimate blends to be decent for the price. What I like to do is go into tk max and google reviews for the shampoos and conditioners I see and seeing if anything gets a good right up. DamnIlove that shop
How do I get my bangs like Venus here?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=voIGp0rNeuA
I've always had full thick ones and forehead pinned back bangs is too much so I really like that it's a bit of both!
what would I ask for or cut?
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Can someone help me?
I'm getting my hair colored like pic related (only more vibrant– I'll have my hair bleached first) in a couple weeks and I'm stoked. I've had colored streaks in my hair before, but I've never had anything as dramatic as this. When I had only one streak of color, I was able to tie off that portion of my hair in a plastic bag to prevent the color from fading in the shower; I could still wash my hair every two days, but I'd wash the colored portion maybe once or twice a week.
Other than using the appropriate color-friendly shampoo, is there a way that I can prolong the vibrancy of my hair? Can I section off the ends somehow and only wash my scalp?
Sorry for hair retard but thanks for the help, friendly anons~
Guy Tang has a video called "Rose Gold Hair Tutorial" with his Mydentity line… The rose gold does look dark in the video and what you'd probably expect from a rose gold. It kind of sounds like she's inexperienced because everyone knows you cannot get ashy from gold.
What she did wrong was using the wrong color. Like I said above, you cannot get an ashy pink with rose gold. Rose Gold is warm. If you want it fixed try getting a colorist who knows the difference between warm and ashy hair.
In conclusion, look around and consult a colorist to fix it and knows her shit. You were the customer and it's your hair. If you said "ashy pink" she went right around and did the opposite of what you wanted.
Due to extreme stress and repeated physical and emotional trauma, my hair started falling out about a year ago. It got to the point where it was literally coming off in thick clumps whenever I touched it. Like hundreds of strands at a time, repeatedly, just coming out in my fingers. It gradually stopped getting worse about a month ago as my situation improved; now it still falls out some, but the intensity is less so.
But now my hair is brittle, dull, very frizzy, and the actual strands are thin and weak. I have slight bald spots visible over all my head you can see if I pull my hair back. The body and volume is so diminished that my curls now fall in about eight tiny little wispy clumps. It takes wrapping a new hairband three times to make a loose ponytail now. It hasn't grown in months.
This has seriously destroyed my entire sense of worth. My hair was my absolute favourite trait and what really made me stand out. I would get multiple compliments about it daily from random people. It was objectively very nice and unique. Now no one even looks at me when I go out and I know it's because of my fucking hair. I'm a vain person and it just kills me.
I'm tentatively hopeful that it isn't falling out as much now, but at 22, I'm terrified that it is never going to be anything like it was. Biotin or oils don't do anything in this case, the fanciest hair products don't help me. I tried, but the more fussing I do to it, the worse it gets. I read hair loss due to trauma can be irreversible and that there's nothing to do about it but wait and see. But I can't even stand looking in the mirror. I feel like that quote from the English dub of Howl's Moving Castle, 'What's the point in living if I can't be beautiful.'
Mainly I'm just venting. But I guess I'm asking if anyone has ever experienced something like this – hair loss due to trauma – and if you recovered from it, how long it took, etc.
Hi anon, I'm sorry to hear about all of that, I truly feel for you. I've experienced the same thing recently and it has been a slow progress ever since. After I was done freaking out about it, I decided to do something about it but stress about the hair less because it only makes it worse. I made a hair oil mix from castor oil and Indian gooseberry oil (you can use castor oil alone if you want) these two helped my hair before it was falling and made my eyelashes and eye brows grow and get thicker so I'm confident it'll help with my hair and could help with yours too. I apply it to the roots of my hair and use it as a mask on the rest of my hair the night before washing it. I also only wear my hair in protective hairstyles now, no ponytails or anything involving a hairband because it just causes more hair loss. I mainly wear it in just a braid. I had bald spots as a child and my mother used to rub garlic on them and it grew the hair back like sorcery. I haven't tried it yet but I might do it before showering for a couple of times and report back with results.
For now anon you could try clip in extentions or a wig to help your self esteem until your hair is good again. Keep eating well and taking vitamins, I've had hair loss due to stress and trauma twice now and it always came back. Don't give up and don't think about it too much. Also, maybe you could find something else to focus your vanity on for now? I'm sure you have features you overlooked when you had beautiful hair. Best of luck, anon.
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looking for a bit of colour advice, since i have like a weird blind spot as to what suits me.
i'd like to go dark, as in black or espresso - but i never quite get the shade right.
my hair at the moment is really warm darkish auburn. it looks ok, but washes me out a bit since my natural hair is a little cooler.
with my natural colouring, i always seem to get dark colours wrong and end up looking grubby and dirty rather than pale and "creamy" if that makes sense?
i'm very pale but i think i might be olive toned - my eyes are olive green, too. pic related to give an idea of this.
can anybody relate or share some hair colour recommendations? what level and shade do i need to go for that will enhance my colouring rather than making me look grubby? thanks in advance
Anything damaging really. Chemical processes or teasing can contribute. Do not let your ends "fairy tail" which is basically getting so thin that it ends up tapered. Get your ends microtrimmed, which is basically removing a very small amount of hair length. Only every 2-3 months.
When I had virgin hair it was long enough to pick up some pieces and search for strands that were split. I call that process search and destroy. Use very sharp scissors too meant for cutting hair and find individual strands you can cut that are split. I would often not find a split end for maybe 2 months because it worked really well not doing anything damaging.
Heatless styles can be your best friend anon.
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Anybody have any experience with overtone? I'm looking into it to help maintain my color longer but I want to know if the price is worth it.
Garnier Whole Blends Honey or Shea Moisture products are pretty good for that. I'm hapa so I sorta know your feel.>>72868
You could try heatless curls. There's another method which uses a rolled up t-shirt.
Those lips are terrifying.
Sage for OT
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So I've had a left side parting for all my life, and recently I've noticed what seems like a small balding patch on the beginning of the parting line (after the forehead ends). Should I worry? Will it grow back? What can I do? Now I've parted my hair on the other side and will keep it like this for a good while. I wear my hair in ponytails some days of the week but they're never tight, and I've always had my hair down until 3 years ago.
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Really hoping someone can come through because I'm desperate.
My hair is very, very thin. Like kiki-tier thinness. I'm not an anachan, and I've been tested extensively for hormone disorders or vitamin deficiences and my lab work always comes back normal. I am under an extreme amount of stress daily and have a pretty bad anxiety disorder on top of that so I'm pretty sure it mostly falls out due to stress and is almost half the density it used to be.
Right now I have no idea what to do with it. I've been trying to grow it out because I was just keeping it at chin length (since it was so fine and short) but I feel like that ages me terribly because it looks like thin old lady hair. Does anyone have ANY ideas for flattering hairstyles for very thin, very fine hair like kiki has? I also have similar breakage up front around my temples and bangs like in the second picture. But I have such little hair that bangs themselves might be a bad idea because then that's almost half the hair on my head being gone.
It's really distressing and making me feel very unfeminine. Hair extensions aren't an option because my hair is literally too thin to hide even tape ins or keratin tipped. I know all the tricks like blow drying upside down for volume and using dry shampoo but nothing seems to help with how flat and thin it is. I'm not sure if I should just admit defeat and resign to a pixie cut or if maybe there some medium or long hairstyles that actually flatter very thin, very flat hair?
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I've always had very long hair (hip-length) that's totally straight, and I find that the ends get dry very easy. I try and trim off split ends as much as I can myself so that I can drag out the times between haircuts to maintain the length. I picked up this stuff for 4 quid in Superdrug the other week and it works like a fucking dream.
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Aaah thank you! I really hope it grows back, I was panicking hahaha
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Has anyone ever tried hair wax dye before? I went through the bleach/dye period a while ago and have been letting may hair go natural for two years, but sometimes I miss having fun colored hair. I have straight, dark brown hair so I've been toying with the idea of using hair wax dyes instead.
This caught my interest. Gonna look into it, will report back in roughly 2 weeks with results if I go through with it
Trimming your hair every month or so will reduce the total number of split ends you get. Trimming is good advice.
Is your hair breaking when you brush it? What products are you using?
Maybe you need to use more product to weight it down. Use a mask and a conditioner, spray some oil on wet hair (on ends or from half to ends. The same rule for conditioning).
You HAVE TO trim split ends, though, or the damage will worsen. Don't do it yourself, because you need very sharp professional scissors for it. Go to a salon, tell them to cut until it's healthy and start anew from there. Don't use too much hairspray, when hair is stiff from it it breaks very easily. Sleep with your hair in a loose bun or a braid. Use something - an oil, a silk, any product meant for ends after washing your hair. Avoid going to sleep with your hair wet, avoid using heat. When you're sitting, remember not to lean on your hair.
I have long straight hair (little above the bum) and I take a very good care of it. Still I have to trim it every two months or so. It's inevitable.
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Anyone who has/has gotten a cute blunt bob haircut who can tell me how the upkeep is? Downsides?
My hair is past my chest in length (the longest I've ever let it get) so I'm a bit conflicted about taking the plunge. But I keep fantasizing about cute bobs.
Gonna buy some wigs from taobao to get an idea of what it'll look like on me, but would love to hear some input/experiences
(Ignore wylona pic, just love the wig she has in this)
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if you have naturally straight hair and it's in healthy condition i 100% recommend. blunt bobs done right almost always fall and dry perfectly. i had a blunt bob for about 2 years and not once used heat on it because there was absolutely nothing that had to be done to it except let it dry. the only problem is that if you have something similar to pic related like i did, curling can get tough, especially at the back where there can be heavy stacking. tbh tho i barely ever even tried curling it cuz it looked that good straight all the time.
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Thank you all so much for your advice! I did some more research and found out bobs with blunt bangs are great for my face shape, so I'm getting more excited!
One last question:
I'm gonna slowly bleach my hair for this new hairstyle, for a big change (I'm experienced with bleaching/dyeing my own hair, so I'm familiar with the process - I can get salon quality stuff and plan on grabbing some olaplex to help me out, too)
HOWEVER, since I've let my hair get so long, should I wait til after the cut to bleach? Usually I'd think before, so any damage can get cut out, but gosh it'll be so much more product that way…
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Any experience with using chemical hair dye on organic Henna (so without metallic salts)?
I've been doing Henna for the past 6 months (every 2 months) and I want to go back to chemical dye to achieve a copper like pic related. My natural hair color is a medium brown and Henna turned my hair into a deep auburn, so I've been thinking about going back to chemical dye to get a nice copper but I don't know if the color will "stick" to my hair because of the Henna.
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posting more bob pics>>74297
this… was so obvious! Thank you!! I got carried away in my excitement for the change, that it went over my head. I may in fact be retarded. (honestly though, not sure how the fuck I didn't think of it…)>>74428
I've scheduled a cut for tomorrow too! Good luck with your hair, anon! I hope you love it, even if it's just a subtle change!
Nah it’s easy to overlook things like the most efficient order, I’ve done it before and know a lot of other girls who have too.
Hope it works out just right anon
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I got my bob today! I can't really tell how it'll be before getting to style it myself, but the hairdresser styled it in cute curls and I'm pretty pleased! It's a crazy difference compared to the long hair so I need to adjust, but I think I'm going to enjoy this.
Hope everything works out for other anons who are making changes! Thank you everyone for your help/opinions on bobs!
(pic unrelated, just posting more cute bobs!)
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hello fellow moon-chan
my face is like a plate but honestly I think a lot of striking hairstyles can look great on round faces. I got sick of my soccer mom cut so I got a super choppy graduated black bob with a shave under. It looked kickass and was easy as hell to maintain. Pic related is similar.
Issue is, my hair is fine but thick and very strong and dark, and I look better with my years-ago ass length hair so I'm trying to grow it out. Does anyone have any experience with the inversion method with coconut oil? Is any way of growing your hair faster just hoo-ha? I obviously get that keeping your hair strong and healthy = less breakage = longer hair faster, but my hair is quite healthy, I just want SUPER SPEED GROWTH
Can you post someone off google with a similar face? I'm having a hard time visualizing.
I'm also a big fan of hime cuts. Do it! I think they look really nice on white girls, a la Zoey Deschanel.
I have long hair, it’s not super healthy but I want it to be silky and shiny and not constantly stringy and frizzy, and it always looks super dry like it’s been bleached and dyed but it hasn’t, and it’s always dry on the ends. I’ve been told to try “hair oil”, but that’s as specific as anyone ever gets so idk what to look for because I’m autistic. Pinterest is no help, there’s so much conflicting info idk what to use, I see guides telling me to use Vitamin E oil, castor oil, coconut oil, olive oil and stuff but they all say the same shit- put this shit in your hair and it’ll look soft and shiny! Except IRL where it looks great as fuck, because you have oil in your hair. I have to rotate shampoos every two weeks because no matter what I use, how expensive of cheap it is my hair will adjust to it and it’ll stop working. Fuck my hair, if I wasn’t so poor I’d shave it off and wear nice wigs every day.
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My hair is in awful shape right now. I used to have such nice, thick curls, but I have PCOS and I lost a ton of weight, so a bunch of it has fallen out as a result. It's so thin and broken now that I'm tempted to shave my head so it will grow back evenly.
I'm scared of going for it though so I'll probably just cut it super short and hope for the best. I've heard good things about Olaplex, so I'm considering dropping some cash on it for the sake of trying to salvage what I've got.
I hate having short hair, but if it will be better in the long run to cut it and treat it so I can grow it out again, I will.
My dream hair is to keep my dark roots and go silver with the rest of it. Pic related, kinda like that, maybe a bit more silver.
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Good luck growing it out have patience. I grew out my hair for 3-4 years I believe I don't recall anymore. Like everyone else says:
Be careful brushing it. From bottom to top slowly and braid it at night loosely.
No heat , Don't bother trimming it every month I've gone about twice or so in the 3 years , Use hair masks once to twice a week( I like coconut oil even though it's hard to wash out) only wash your hair every two to three days or longer if you can handle it, careful with the dry shampoo because it can build up and that sucks. Use it max I say two days in a row.
Don’t do it. I was a henna head for years (BAQ not boxed) and even still I would urge you not to. It’s literally the most unflattering greenish orange ever and it is Permanent with a capital P. The build up is a bitch too.
It does make your hair feel amazing and thick but it’s best used as a filler for a chem dye than a colour on its own.
Also sounds like you’ve bought henna with indigo in and you defo should not be putting indigo in your hair if you like to change things up - you have to cut that stuff out, it won’t be reasoned with.
Extensions and henna is also a v bad idea anon pls don’t
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which color yall?
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Girls, do you have any work up-dos that transform into an actual hairstyle after you clock out?
I have to keep my side bangs pulled back and I can't have any overt decoration like pic related.
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Seems like my hair has a very high "turnover" rate.
My hair falls out constantly, but then regrows relatively quickly. Meaning I shed like an animal. Also, because I have new, shorter hairs all over my head, I get frizz like crazy.
How do I prevent my hair from falling out/shedding? Any supplements or conditioners?
Any decent hairdresser with know to give you a dry cut. If they don’t, pick another before you get in their chair. It’s salon 101 to give curly hair a dry cut because it is so different wet v dry (as you probs know). And with proper tools, there’s no chance of that extra damage myth.
If you’re short on cash, see if your local college or university has a hairdressing school. You can get cuts for free (or basically free) and their teacher is usually supervising. It’ll take longer because they’re usually less confident and their grade may depend on giving you a bomb cut. If you’re not asking for anything crazy, I’m sure you’ll be happy with it :)
Such a loaded question, there's so many brands to pick from so I'll give you my basic list of brands to avoid like the fucking plague: Bellami, Luxy, Sallys. I don't like these brands because out of the box, they feel soft and lush, but after straightening/curling once they show their true quality - horse hair. Unless you're a beautyguru with some clout, there's no point paying extra for the youtube brands.
So for brands I like, I've tried Zala recently, and remain impressed with the softness and health of the hair, it's fucking dead and it's better than my real hair. Another brand I've researched and really want myself is HairSecret, but I opted for Zala based on the price. They both have a pretty comprehensive color palette and every set I've ever bought comes in a sealed bag, with an unsealed or loose tester strand. If you don't rip the sealed bag open, and only use the tester strand to color match, you can refund and replace with a better color match. As long as you're not a blonde, I find color matching less of a priority to blending the extensions into your own hair to mask any slight difference in tone. Watch a handful of youtube videos to give yourself an idea on how they'll work for you.
I have dark brown hair naturally, dark eyes and medium skin and I colour it true black. I would not recommend it for a light blonde as it will look horrible when it grows out (even looks bad on me)
I agree with >>78167
>>78183 , colour it dark brown instead. It will also shine nicely in the sun.
Good luck anon.
I have really thin brown hair that I keep short like in pic >>74293
But it only looked like in this pic when I just got out of the hairdresser. My hairs gets everywhere, it always gets on on my face, and sticks up, out, and in. For this reason I can't have them long, it'd just be a mess.
Does somebody know what I could do with them ? it seems that whatever I do they're always a mess, they won't stay styled for more than an hour (and to be honest I'd be too lazy to style them all the time if it worked anyway)
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How do I get big hair like pic related? (and what is it called?) Also would this work in combination with bangs?
It looks like a modern version of a classic Edwardian hairstyle.
I think you'll find this tutorial helpful.
I realize this might not be that comforting to you, but people are really into white hair, especially on young people. I live in SK and my friend has exactly your hair type (very dark and gets white hairs) and everyone we meet compliments her all the time.
I know that maybe it's just a SEA "oh an exotic foreigner" thing and isn't all that helpful, but figured I had to present an alternative opinion. For the slowing there's some things you can do!
- A lot of hair problems stem from Vitamin B12 and biotin deficiency, you might wanna get your levels tested. Biotin pills are prescription free and really good for your nails as well
- I've heard of egg oil helping with early-onset hair loss/greying
- don't smoke/bleach/hot dry
- don't pluck too much since it damages hair follicles
Sorry to hear you're experiencing that issue and I hope it gets better for you!
thank you kind anon!
After searching a bit better I also found a tutorial for the hairstyle of the person I posted (did not expect that, sorry I didn't search it before)
Looks like a different technique is used here.
I've tried the Edwardian before, but never seen this technique, so I'll try this one as well to feel which style feels more secure
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Does anyone have any experience with manic panic semi-permanent dye on very dark brown virgin hair?
Will it show at all and is it true that it fades back to my natural color after a few months?
I want the color like in pic related and was thinking of using enchanted forest for that. Should I mix in some blue? Because I've read somewhere that this color will show more green on unbleached hair. Or should I use a light color to dye since my hair is already very dark?
sorry I'm a noob at this.
you can save it if there are no split ends. Look into deep conditioning, something that helped me with my dry frizzy hair was to not wash the conditionner.
Cut the split ends if you have any, you can't save that and it always look sloppy.
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what about very dark teal?
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Samefag, just wanted to elaborate. Blue black hair, opposed to regular black usually does not blend that well with dark brown hair in my experience. Be careful with what you choose anon, good luck!
buzz your head, especially if you have a well-shaped head. it depends on where you live, but generally, i don't think it's considered a shocking or unattractive style these days. otherwise a very short style with layers and bangs like >>79198
said is probably your best option
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Try to take care of your hair when it grows out. You say you haven't cut it in a long time, which might be a reason to why it's thin (unless its shit genes, sorry anon).
My siter has thin hair and has her hair in a style like this. I'd steer away from dark brown, and black hair, especially if you're light skinned. Maybe go for something like pic related. Use hair rolls to give nice airy volume.
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With right styling you can achieve something like this. Its what my sister does.
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What anon said. I have fine way hair & a fivehead.
Bangs have to come from the top of your head, sometimes quite far.
Cutting hair shorter does reduce the weight of the hair and so more bouncy. Otherwise, long layers can me used to increase volume around your head while keeping the length.
oh, and blowdry you hair upside down and then fix it with a round brush to create lift at the roots.
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how long would my hair have to be to get a perm like pic related? i'm kinda scared because i have no idea how my hair will handle chemicals
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Pixie cuts don’t have to be styled straight. Wut anon? That’s some weird ass advice.
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How much damage does a perm really cause? I recently got my hair bleached, so a perm is not happening anytime soon but do perms really cause as much breakage as everyone says?
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My hair is bleached to its core and it looks so bad, even Jillian vessel has better hair than me. I dyed it blue a few months ago, and then red on top and now I look like a used tampon. It’s so fried and in such bad condition I’m not sure what to do. I want to go back to bleach blonde but I don’t want to damage it any further. How do I get rid of the red and green (faded blue but real bad)? Thanks
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Tone all the warm parts with purple toner, the blue/green parts will not stand out as much when the rest of the hair is cooler. I would be wary of toning them, but Anon above may be right.
You have to treat each hair section differently as the blonde/red needs purple/blue and the green/blue needs red. If you're not a good at-home hairdresser it may be worth forking out for a trained stylist
Been there anon. Had to get a pixie cut from butt length hair. It was the right choice.
If you're dead set on continuing, I literally beg you to get it done at a salon and also get those shampoos with protein in them from the salon. Expensive but worth it not to end up with total chewing gum hair
it's honestly not that hard. i did it on my first try, you just have to lighten properly and tone and you're good. the real issue with it is that it fucking fades so it's not worth it imo. it needs too much maintenance to go to the salon for it though. unless you can go to a good salon that will properly lighten your roots, and afford to go 2-3 times a month, learning to do it yourself is much better.
or a wig, just get a wig.
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Hey anon, I think a cool chocolate brown could be a good choice on you. My friend is also very pale with yellow undertones, and she dyed her hair a chocolate brown and it looks great. Her skin looks really soft and glow-y with her hair. She used to have jet black hair but it didn't work for her.
What do you think about this colour? I did get the picture from this site: http://www.byrdie.com/best-hair-color-for-skin-tone
but brown is very flattering for most skin tones!
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Hey! I'm struggling with very dry hair. When I brush it when it's dry it gets as worse as in the picture, tho my hair is more wavy. But even if I don't brush it when it's dry it's dry af. I'm pretty sure it's naturally dry because I have never done anything to it that could have damaged it, never dyed/bleached it, never used any heat, don't use drying hairsprays/gels, only wash it once a week..
Anyway nothing seems to work. Any product that any hairdresser has ever recommended to me never works, hair masks, hair oils, home remedies…. nothing works. Either my hair is still as dry as it was before I used x product/treatment, or it gets oily af. No inbetween. The only thing I have found that kiiiinda works is everyone's holygrail coconutoil, but I find that it makes my hair supersoft but it still looks kinda poofy/dryish after.
I'm desperate! Who's got advice?
If you have hard water, wash your hair with a clarifying shampoo once a week or so.
Try putting oil on the ends of your hair while its damp and braiding it, I have similar hair and this helps a lot. Putting it on dry hair makes it look greasy.
Wavy/curly hair is naturally drier than straight hair. It has more to do with texture than hair quality. It's less obvious if you let your hair curl instead of straightening it (brushing wavy hair when dry also straightens it). Look into the curly girl method.
If your hair looks silky when blow dried and flat ironed, you just need to find a routine that works well for your hair texture. If its looks brittle and dry when straightened, then your problem is either some sort of nutritional deficiency or, unfortunately, shit genetics.
do you eat a good diet?
have you had your thyroid checked? very dry hair can be a thyroid side effect.
You could try using coconut oil overnight to help make it appear a bit healthier - I did this while growing out my straw-like bleached hair. There's no product out there that can "repair" damaged hair but you can temporarily improve its look with hair products.
I just got coconut oil from the local Indian food store - the organic non-hydrogenated stuff, put it all over the ends of my hair, wrapped it in a shower cap & towel then slept in it all night. After a shower I'd put a little on the ends while it was damp, then use a glycerin-based hair cream and small amounts of soft moulding wax at the very tips.
First things first make sure you don't put coconut oil near your roots (unless you are using it overnight). Instead put it on midlengths and ends, going much lighter on the oil in the midlengths and heavier right at the tips, which are the oldest and driest hairs on your head.
Secondly, have a look at websites for black/afro hair care - they suggest using a moisturising leave in conditioner, then a sealing oil and lastly a curl defining/hair styling cream. I am not black myself but it did help me improve the overall appearance of my hair when it was frazzled after a bad bleach & dye job.
Here's a quick explanation of the 3 step conditioning regimenhttp://trialsntresses.com/natural-hair/l-o-c-method-made-easy
I agree with this anon - put oils on hair while damp, the hair cuticle is swollen from water and oils can coat more areas of damage on the cuticles flared scales.
Should I remove the oil by washing it with regular shampoo?>>81099
No our water is soft.. but I'll try that, thanks!>>81100
Reasonably healthy, like 70/30 I'd say. I eat home cooked vegetables every day, junk food and sweets are reserved for the weekend, don't drink… I'll consider getting my thyroid checked, thanks!>>81125
I haven't tried wrapping my hair while there's coconut oil in it, I'll give that a go!>>81130
That method sounds good! Thanks!
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Anons with curly/wavy hair:
How do I deal with having a mix of different hair textures? I recently cut off a lot of the dry and damaged hair I had from using heat and chemicals and started styling my hair naturally. My curls and waves are tighter in the front of my head around my hairline (pic related) and then turn into looser waves at the back of my head. Is there anyway I can style my hair to make the texture look more consistent? Scrunching doesn't seem to work all that well for the hair in the back btw. Or are there any haircuts I can get that would work with it? I'm letting my hair grow out more before I do anything with it again though.
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Are you from african decent?
From youtube tutorials I learned that african hair needs different care than caucasian hair like shampoos with proteins and stuff.
From a curly hair person to another: Lots of conditioner.
For cutting you should either look for a really good hairdresser (I noticed most usually cut my hair as if it was straight hair and it never worked out and always looked like shit). When it is longer you could just bent-forward into your bath tub rinse your hair with water thoroughly and cut a straight line. (image related) This way your hair gets cut in highly skewed level so the locks get more prone. Never cut too much since of course due to the locks they always are a lot shorter when dried obviously.
I have people asked me if I cut my hair all the time, because due to the locks they always lock different and shorter when freshly cut kek
For getting the curls more tidy: Leave-in conditioner or light oils (coconut oil, flaxseed oil, almond oil - take the natural ones for cooking so there is no parfum in there or anything like that).
Skip stuff with silicone.
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any curly haired girls who straighten their hair, know how to fix this issue with bangs? I have a hard time keeping my bangs to lay flat. I resort to bobby pins a lot for a side fringe. But I want to have blunt bangs. Knowing itll be impossible because they stick up like pic related. Ive tried blow drying in the direction I want them to go and straightening them flat down, but idk what to do.
I have a cowlick and I think what I do might help you. When blow drying, dry in different directions (right to left) by alternating sides every few seconds. Also when I'm getting ready I pin my bangs to the side, and depending how long it takes to get ready, unpin them and pin them again on the opposite side (similar to the drying method). If you let the bangs down and it looks funky, try pinning them yet again but the opposite way they were last.
Also when flat ironing, try curving inward as opposed to straight down - but not so much that you create a curl.
I hope this all makes sense!
If you're leaving your fringe down you can't really force it to stay in place without product, and that looks greasy and unfortunate. Really you need your fringe cut in a way that still looks good when it's out of place. So not too thick, not too straight and blunt, chipped into and a bit wispy is best so that it can be swept to the side or in half or whatever and still sit naturally.
Honestly my fringe is pretty shitty because I trim it myself out of laziness but that works in a way, it's always imperfect and doesn't have to sit a certain way so a bit of wind won't make much difference.
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do any uk anons know where i could buy something like pic related? i kind of want to try it cause im really bad at manually making pin curls but i could only find ones from the us and the cost + shipping seems really expensive
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Is there any hope to save my bleached hair? I have an ombre hairstyle and it's chest length, but it's not growing whatsoever. I keep on doing coconut oil treatments, avoid using heat inducing products, and I only wash my just once/twice a week… What am I doing wrong?
At this point I'm frustrated enough where I just to chop off all of the bleached parts in my hair. Should I just cut my hair?
Go to a hairdresser, tell them to cut your bangs to the side and wispy it up a bit. Choose your "dominant" side, so your hair naturally falls into place. And then just grow it out slowly.
When it's getting awkwardly long, side cut will help you get it out of your face. Wispy - lighter, more flowy, won't look ugly on wind. The worst you can do is trying to grow out bangs from a blunt cut.
But growing out a fringe is always a pain and really there's no magic way to make it bearable I guess, use pins if you can't deal with it
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Is the style in pic related dated? (Not talking about the color) I've had long hair with very subtle layers for nearly a decade and I'm sick of it but I'm clueless as what to do.
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You probably need protein treatment, not oil. Oil is just moisture while keratin actually helps mask the damage. I used to dye my hair blonde and it was super scraggly and gross no matter what I did until I got some protein treatments, made my hair a lot more manageable. Hask has some really cheap stuff that works pretty well. Damaged hair actually can't be "fixed" though, just temporarily made better. If you want to actually prevent the damage you should probably get Olaplex treatments next time you get touch-ups.
Another thin haired anon here. I cut off a majority of my hair last year to get rid of all the damage and went back to my natural color. Zoey Deschanel is hair goals for me but my hair gets super flat when I grow it out long. Like Koti flat and literally sticks to my head. Even when I get layers I only get so much volume. Any good products or other methods I can use to get something really voluminous without being drying?
That's a very top heavy cut. Depending on your facial features, that could be a bad move. The "long bob" with bangs is dated. But that shouldn't be your main concern. Figure out your face shape, features you want to emphasize, etc. Hell, even your body shape should be a factor. There's a ton of great videos out there about it. Brittney Gray is a great place to start. Do't feel overwhelmed, this should be a fun exploration! >>83083
how is that almost universally flattering? It could really skew your proportions. Its very heavy on top and thin around the jaw line. Its a great style for someone with a round face, though, imo.
Real talk, that is basically my current hair style (only down to the small of my back) and I'm thinking of getting it chopped off and regrowing again. I feel like my ends are just really dead and I need a fresher start.
Otherwise the only thing I've heard of that really works, besides trying whatever volume shampoo/conditioner is on the market is blow drying in the opposite direction. So if your hair sits on the right side of your face, blow toward the left and so on. Salon girls I knew would do this for clients to get lift into their hair.>>83091
Dammit, I hate being slightly behind the times because I was fancying a long bob. I have an oval face with a bit of square jaw so most hair styles can work.
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everyone is different. It depends on your care routine, styling, texture, etc. I had my hair trimmed after two years and only had a few centimeters cut off. Find a good stylist and trust them. Split ends are usually visible so you should be able to get a good estimate of how much will be cut.
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Any tips for someone who wants a short haircut but has thin hair, thinning edges and a big forehead?
My hair is also currently black and I'm naturally blond-ish so I guess it'd go lighter too
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for over a year i had been shaving my arms because i liked how it looked and felt (i know thats stupid). recently though i stopped because i realized there was no point but now my arm hair grows back thicker and darker. not like a man's..but, it still looks unfeminine. i shaved them again last night out of shame. will they ever go back to normal or am i doomed forever?
People will think you did it intentionally, because ombre, but if you want to get rid of the red you need to counter it with toner, meaning purple or blue dye diluted with conditioner. Obviously only apply to the red sections.
Use vegetable dye like manic panic and not box dye to make the toner. (or SFX, Arctic fox, Directions)
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how the fuck do you do this
Anons, I need some advice.
I have been dyeing my hair black for quite some time, and now I want to go back to my natural colour, which is dark blonde. I'm conflicted on whether I should try going to a hairdresser to try and dye it back or just chop it all off at the regrowth. It's in a good shape right now, but I'm afraid of damaging it even more. I know that dyes tend to wash out over time and the border between my natural colour and the dyed part may be noticeable in a month, plus the whole dyeing process probably will include a shit load of stripping the color, toning, dyeing and maybe bleaching, sooo my hair may be pretty damn fried at the end.
On the other hand, my facial features aren't really suited for super short cuts, so it's basically choosing between a lot of pain in the ass versus looking like a 12-yo boy for about a year. As for now, my roots have grown for about an inch, and it looks unkempt and weird because of the contrast, and yeah, I know about regrowth toning sprays and I've been using them, but it's messy and takes way too long every morning.
Has anyone else gone back from a super dark color to their natural light one? Is it worth the time and money?
Honestly get a wig if you can afford it.
The whole colour stripping and bleaching part also depends on how long your hair is. Been dyeing my hair black for 6 years, decided I wanted to go red. My almost waist length hair was cut off almost to my shoulders because it was fried.
Idk, maybe that helps a bit on deciding what to do
I went from 10 years of black box dye to a light orange. My natural colour is dark brown but I wanted to go ginger.
It took me one year to get most of the black out. My stylist pulled out a decent amount but not fully at once. My hair is pretty healthy and I’ve been bright orange for a year and a half now. I started from black two years ago. Didn’t end up with fried hair and didn’t have to chop it off!! I went slow bc I was scared of losing my hair, but if you just do it in a few visits, you should be fine.
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does anyone have this weird fluffy thin hair ( obviously this is a wig but it was the best photo I could find)? How do you deal? Not thin as in not enough hair, as it the hair itself is thin but you have a lot of it resulting in this weird fluffy shape. I'm sick and tired of straightening it for hours everytime I want to go out. I don't like any tight curly styles because I already have dark hair and thick eyebrows and not trying to look spanish when I'm not. Not a fan of updos/ponytails either.
I have the exact same hair, anon.
The only way I can make it look semi-normal is by combing it while it's still wet before bed, then brushing some anti-frizz product through and then braiding it. And then when I wake up and unbraid it, it looks okay for a few hours and then goes to absolute shit again…
I don't have any good advice but I hope someone else does
I used colour b4 a bunch of times but it never worked for me personally for some reason (even though I did everything I should have for as long as told on the box).
A friend of my swears on the stuff though and it seems to work quite nicely for her so 50/50 chance I would say.
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Has anyone noticed their redness fading over time?
I feel like over the past 2 years my red hair has lost a lot of it's vibrancy and looks pretty brown/dull auburn unless I'm in direct sunlight, other people have mentioned it too.
I've heard about colour depositing shampoos being able to make the red more vibrant/apparent but I'm skeptical..
Mine disappeared entirely somehow, it was only auburn (never bright red) but I started dying it in my teens. When I grew out my natural colour it was brown.
I'm really mad, I didn't like my colour when I was young but now I think red hair is beautiful and I wish I had it back. I don't know if it just inevitably faded with age or if dying it repeatedly was the cause.
What a strange coincidence, hope it works out for you anon!>>85787
That's unfortunate. I hated mine when I was younger too, now I miss it.
Sounds like you might have a cowlick. If you see a good stylist you can tell them about this problem and they might be able to cut your hair in a way that helps this.
Also, you don't need a really good blow dryer, you just need a blow dryer. Get a cheap one from walmart. Not air drying might be the only thing you need to do to fix this tbh.
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I have a tiny widow's peak kind of like grace kelly, but more towards the center of my head. It makes side-parted hairstyles look realy weird. does anyone have ideas to fix this?
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I have one too and I don’t think it makes side parts look weird. I actually think side parts without a widows peak look kinda strange and less natural
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You could also style it so your hairline isn’t super visible
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How do I get my asian hair slick and soft? I see asian girls, mostly FOB, with that kind of hair that has obviously undergone some kind of salon treatment but I have no idea what to ask the hairdresser for.
hmm it's supposed to last a lot longer than that, it was a very long (and to be honest intense/smelly process) so if it was anything similar it might have been. did they call it something specific when you had it done? at our salon (this was like 2010 mind you) it was new fangled/banned in canada but i just had a quick look online and it still seems to be a thing. maybe ask your stylist/salon if they do it and what they think. it's the best thing i can think of for that gorgeous long-lasting straight look. i think some of the k-vloggers/j-vloggers (maybe sharla or taylor, or maybe peachmilky?) did a couple of straightening salon vlogs but i could be wrong, but that could give you some idea, albiet on western hair.
(sorry if this doesn't make sense btw, long day ;__;)
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After washing and air drying my hair, it looks very similar to 2a (left side of pic related), with maybe slightly looser waves.
After brushing it, the loose S-waves are gone and it looks like I have 1b hair - straight with some volume.
My hair isn't wavy/curly enough to be considered wavy/curl and not straight enough to be considered straight. I have no idea how to properly care for it.
I feel like I'm always brushing my waves out but I can't just not brush it because it will look a complete mess and get super tangled.
Does anyone have recommendations?
Sleep in braids anon
Also avoid using a hairdryer because it'll only make it a frizzy mess
Make sure to use conditioner each time you wash your hair
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Check out the curly girl method
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i’m japanese but i have naturally curlyish/wavy and really frizzy hair like pic related. unfortunately it’s really thick and needs a lot of maintenance and at this point my hair is starting to get fried from all the straightening and products i use. i’ve been good with my diet and vitamins but i’m just sick of all this work, it’s starting to interfere with my busy life.
should i just chop it all off and get a short undercut? i’m thinking short hair would be much easier to maintain. i have a good jawline so i think i could make it work. any suggestions?
my mom and i both inherited this kind of hair and I really hate it! i gave up on straightening and just get it layered and curled with heat perms now (like digital or air wave) cause i want it long. it takes to the curls really well since it's so wavy, and getting it layered calms the frizz. i don't know where you live/have been going but if there's a japanese salon anywhere near you please check them out, they know how to deal with this type of hair.
my mom spent the bulk of my childhood frying her hair with old straightening techniques and recently has just been rocking a short pixie-type cut cause of how damaged it was. going for layering is key though, i got a short bob once with an undercut and it looked nice for a long time. short hair cuts will require maintenance still. i guess getting it professionally straightened or curled will too.
slightly OT but that picture is triggering
the hell out of me because her hair looks exactly like mine did in my freshman year of hs. i've always hated my hair-type, especially since my half-brother didn't inherit it. he gave everyone lice once and my mom and i both had to get our hair cut super short cause of it. i also get salty cause my chinese fiance has nice pin-straight hair while i got stuck with a naturally fluffy mess.
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A pixie-type cut like this would be really cute, I think
anon, curly girl method is a meme. stop shilling it. anon's hair is not curly
which is a big difference.
Have you even read the curly girl method? CG isn't a method that promotes water-only washing. In fact going water-only on CG isn't even a good idea because a) curly and wavy hair is naturally more dry and needs something to lock the moisture in, which water isn't going to do and b) CG isn't just about washing but also using styling methods and the products used can't (always) be removed with water-only.
CG recommends either co-wash (washing with conditioner) or washing with a 'low-poo' SLS-free shampoo.
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I'm getting my hair cut soon, I think this style would be good for my face shape (sort of long and my forehead is a bit high) but the only problem I have is that my hair is so straight and sort of flat. Do you girls have any tips on making hair less flat?
Ironically, you are sounding like a literal ~Big Shampoo~ shill
How would not using shampoo have any negative consequences, except saving time and money? Other than working in a coal mine or at McD noone's hair actually gets that dirty.