Monday, 30 January 2012

Help! I need some hair advice!









19 comments:

  1. I'd say that when you go back to your ash brown colour, get a trim as well to get rid of any split ends. That way, you'll have another fresh start. Maybe give your hair a break from any chemicals and make your own hair masks to use once or twice a week using natural ingredients that you can find in your kitchen (do a quick google search for home made hair masks, there's loads!). Also, don't forget to use heat protectant if you are heat styling your hair, very important because that is usually the most damaging thing for your hair.

    I hope you find a hair routine that works for you, I know how it feels to have damaged hair that just doesn't seem to want to behave, but I think I am getting there now, it just takes a bit of research and experimenting :)

    I actually think you really suit short hair, by the way... I'm always jealous of people who can pull off hair at any length haha :)

    Frances x
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    1. Yeah, I definitely need a trim. The entire length of my hair seems to be full of split ends though, and I can't bare to part with my long hair again. :(

      Using a home made hair mask sounds like a really good idea. I'll definitely give that a go!

      Thanks so much for your advice hun, I really appreciate it hey.. and thanks for the compliment about my short hair photo. :) I actually didn't mind when I first had my hair cut short, but once it started to grow out it looked absolutely horrible for about 8 months. :P

      - Felicity. x

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  2. oh no! I am so sorry!! Have you tried taking fish oil or vitamins?? Go to a whole foods or health foods store. They can tell you what kinds of things will help. I bet you could also ask your doctor...

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    1. I'm taking fish oil at the moment actually. It doesn't seem to be doing much that I've noticed, but maybe I should be taking something else.. vitamins or something like you said. Thanks for the suggestion Gentri, I'll have to pop into my local health foods store. :)

      - Felicity. x

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  3. Hmmmm...try a new shampoo? Aveenoo's nice!!

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    1. Lol, thanks! I just ducked down to the supermarket and picked up some $2.50 shampoo and conditioner. I have a strange feeling that this cheap stuff might work better than the expensive stuff.. here's hoping anyway! :P

      - Felicity. x

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  4. your hair looked cute in all those pictures! I don't have any advice though - I like my hair blonde but after awhile it always gets these copper streaks in it - I don't get it! Thinking I'm going to go back to brown. : (

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    1. Aww, but you look so good as a blonde! At least you only get copper streaks and not green ones, lol. :P

      I love your new header by the way! ;)

      - Felicity. x

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  5. I have to say your hair was pretty amazing in 07! I don't know about hair, I can't even maintain mine! I am currently blonde and I use a brand called Keune and it's been doing wonders with mine. But perhaps you should try treatments in your hair once a week and a mousse treatment? I would also suggest going to "hair house warehouse" and speak to an expert there too. :)

    And yes, I also managed to convince myself to get a mac, lol! Who knew how much cheaper it actually turned out than my laptop!

    xx

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    1. Thanks Steph, I might just do that! :)

      And congrats on scoring a cheap mac! :P

      - Felicity. x

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  6. With regards to the knots and tangles, I have super curly (which I straighten) hair so I know what it's like. I would say don't brush it, use your fingers to tease the knots more gently. Then get in the shower and condition straight away - you dont need to strip your hair of its oils if it's already dry and brittle. If it desperately needs a wash, use a really moisturising shampoo but as a rule I dont tend to. Comb through only when in the shower and only when smothered in conditioner for a few minutes first. Perhaps think about leave in conditioning treatments too. It might seem like youre being dirty by not shampooing but youre really not - it's what you need for the time being :)

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    1. Thanks Victoria, I really appreciate that you stopped by to offer me some advice. :) I literally did exactly what you just said when I had my shower this morning. :P

      Quick question though, what do you do once you're out of the shower? I found that when I towel dried my hair it didn't seem to matter that I'd just conditioned and combed my hair in the shower, the knots and tangles were still there. :( Or is that what the leave in conditioner is for? So I can comb my hair after my shower as well?

      - Felicity. x

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    2. What I tend to do is give it a comb through before I rinse the conditioner out in the shower, ring my hair out then put it in a towel. Then when I take it out of the towel when it's nearly dry, I spray in a little leave in conditioner, run through it with my fingers and then (usually just for easiness) tie it back. x

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    3. Thanks hun, this actually helped me. You'd think I'd be able to work that sort of stuff out on my own but I'm completely clueless when it comes to my hair. :P

      - Felicity. x

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  7. I feel ya girl! I have the same problem with my ends, due to dying my hair a ton over the last couple years. I use a good conditioner and a leave in conditioner after, but it's still an issue. If you find out what helps let me know!

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    1. Aw, this sucks.. and I totally agree with you! I've tried so many conditioners, deep conditioners, leave in conditioners etc and none of them seem to make a difference. I've tried washing my hair every second to third day, but that doesn't seem to help at all either - the knots are still there, plus my hair is totally greasy! :(

      If I find something that works I'll definitely let all of blogland know lol. I miss being a kid and having the best hair out, haha. :P

      - Felicity. x

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  8. I would get a serious trim to get rid of any split ends, condition your hair but not too much because that isn't good for it either, i would say that you should wash and condition your hair every other day or so and brush it so your natural oils can be distributed through the hair. you can also google things like how to recover damaged hair and read up on it so you can more easily get your hair looking nice again, good luck!

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    1. Thanks Alisa! I really appreciate your advice! :)

      - Felicity. x

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  9. I totally understand! I had my hair cut very short and the process of growing just seemed to take forever! I dyed it many different colors stripped the color several times and tried to get back to my natural color. Well, after a very long 3 years of letting it do nothing but grow and get trimmed, it is finally healthy and long! You can do it! you have a great start :)
    Using a clarifying shampoo really helped get the old colors out and keep my natural hair healthy. remember, if you get it trimmed regularly it will grow healthy. and you dont need to wash it everyday, every other is better to keep the natural oils in your hair :)

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Thanks for taking the time to stop by and comment! I really appreciate it. :)