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  • knitwit
    Member
    • Apr 2009
    • 46

    #61
    I have mid-length hair (never longer than my shoulders since I was younger) and I cannot for the life of me find a decent hair care routine. I'm on and off some heavy-duty skin treatment that dries out my skin/scalp/eyes/noes/everything so it's pretty rough finding something that works during the months I'm on the medication and still consistently works after I'm finished taking it. Basically, I have a routine for when I'm all dried out, and then a separate routine for when I'm normal. Add to that, I live in an area with seasons..

    I've been interested in trying WEN for a while:
    http://www.wenhaircare.com/
    but I really have no clue how good of a product it is.

    also, some Matt Berry hair:

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    • endersgame
      Senior Member
      • Aug 2009
      • 1623

      #62
      peppery grey hair is so hot, i can't wait until i go grey...

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      • coccodrillo
        Senior Member
        • Nov 2009
        • 119

        #63
        Originally posted by Speak View Post
        Yep, anything with sodium lauryl sulphate will dry out your hair/scalp. And like he/she said, the accompanying conditioner will normally have lanolin (wax) in it, which will cause build up, and prevent hair growth. There are plenty of shampoos without it, and actually most high-end products will not contain sodium lauryl sulphate.

        Orlando Pita has his own hair care line, and works for Kerastase (we are both educators for the same company). I don't know where you got your information about him oiling instead of shampooing , but I'm quite sure he recommends his shampoos and conditioners ;)

        Climate definitely plays a part in how often you wash your hair. Look at the effects of humidity/dryness on your skin. It does the same thing to your scalp. This is especially true for curly hair.
        I read about him rinsing and oiling in an american fashion magazine - Vogue or W -can't remember which - but this was a few years ago when his hair was very long - way past his shoulders -close to waist length -if I remember correctly.

        Whether he still does this - don't know or care -at the time - I found it fascinating to read that a high profile stylist with a beautiful head of hair was rinsing his hair with water and oiling it afterwards instead of using shampoo and conditioner.

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        • ronin
          Banned
          • Dec 2009
          • 200

          #64
          Originally posted by galia View Post
          not shapooing my hair would just seem so itchy, I'm not sure I could bear it. but I'm a horrible example, I wash it everyday although I use the gentlest organic shampoo I can find.

          we "civilised people" wash way too much for our own good anyway, but once you're accustomed to perfect cleanliness, it's hard to go back
          I feel the same way (even though I only wash my hair every other day, but I don't use any styling product). When I was interested in retro hairstyles, I was surprised with hair care routines of the past century and before. Hair shampooing has become a major part of hair care routine quite recently, if I remember correctly. Mid XXth century women would wash their hair only once a week, still they would spend a considerable time styling and taking care of their hairdo, more than most women do today. Actually, most of the hairstyles from the 50s and 60s are considerably harder to achieve with freshly washed hair. People sporting vintage hairstyles nowadays acknowledge the best time to style their hair is the day you should wash it.
          Before the 1920s and the apparition of our modern shampoo system, hair washing involving water was only done once a month. Maybe your grandmother or grandaunt told you about the "100 strokes every night" hair care tip, passed from mother/nanny to daughter; I always found it to be stupid because it would break my hair when I did so. But before people had modern shampoo, they would use their hair brush daily to spread some beauty oils (which composition and properties I don't know) from their roots to the tip of their hair, and remove all dirt from it, systematically cleaning the hair brush afterwards. At least, women with a somewhat high social status. I wouldn't feel clean doing so, water is such an important part of how we think of washing and cleaning.

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          • #65
            the 100 hair strokes a night is still applicable to those who want to have very long hair, but only if you use the boar bristle brush. I love mine and I do it every night.

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            • fadetogrey
              Senior Member
              • Apr 2009
              • 311

              #66
              Lately I've been really interested in doing more fun and childish things to my hair while I can still somewhat get away with it (maybe because I'm quickly inching to 30 years old?!)

              The other week I got my stylist to fade my colour from brown at the top (which is just a bit darker than my natural hair colour) to black at the bottom. It has a gentle degrade effect- hard to take a picture that accurately represents how it looks in real life...




              But I'm itching to cut a lot more length off and try out a colour like this Not sure if I have the guts to do it. I'm not ready to grow up yet!:

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              • josef_k
                Junior Member
                • Jul 2008
                • 24

                #67
                i always tried to style my hair but it has a mind of it's own, so i gave up my attempts to make any sense of it.

                for me, handling it is the equivalent of understanding entropy, it's mostly chaotic hah.


                digging up some tobacco

                Credited to hairloom who took this beautiful picture.
                Last edited by josef_k; 12-21-2009, 07:19 PM. Reason: typooo

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                • #68
                  ^I can vouch for his hair. It's FRIGGIN awesome. That asymetrical cut could look so contrived and shoegazer, but since it's so wild, it's just FRIGGIN awesome. beautiful.

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                  • Aleks
                    Senior Member
                    • Feb 2009
                    • 475

                    #69
                    I am looking for a new straightener, anyone have any recommendations?

                    There's an Avanti Wet-dry that is mad cheap on craigslist.

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                    • galia
                      Senior Member
                      • Jun 2009
                      • 1719

                      #70
                      aren't straighteners the worst possible thing for your hair?
                      plus curls are awesome, I don't really understand the appeal, but that's just me

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                      • Aleks
                        Senior Member
                        • Feb 2009
                        • 475

                        #71
                        my hair flips out and doesn't curl properly

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                        • Oriba
                          Junior Member
                          • Nov 2009
                          • 18

                          #72
                          Originally posted by galia View Post
                          aren't straighteners the worst possible thing for your hair?
                          plus curls are awesome, I don't really understand the appeal, but that's just me
                          It's good to have some variety!

                          I just have just got an undercut at the moment, I somewhat feel like it's a bit generic, but im really comfortable with it so i dont mind, im not a big hair wizz.
                          heirloom, i liked your philosophy on the growing of hair earlier, ive never seriously considered growing it long..

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                          • #73
                            the variety you're describing a straightener provides is just that anyone with natural curls can hide them, and everyone walks around with straight hair. But once in a while is ok. I do it too, but very rarely.

                            First rule in my book is to let your hair be what it is. Do not force it. Shape what you got.

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                            • Moribund
                              Junior Member
                              • Jul 2009
                              • 11

                              #74
                              That is a very good rule to go by. When you start trying to get your hair to do things it wasn't meant to, you usually run into trouble. Just wanted to say also I just purchased the new sulfate free Catwalk shampoo by TIGI, and it seems great so far. I am also a die hard fan of ENJOY sulfate free haircare. ENJOY, in my opinion is one of the best new products out there.

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                              • #75
                                only reason i haven't gotten into the sulfate free haircare is that it seems to be so expensive.... if there is a cheap brand or method, please write about it.

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