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right now i use Garnier Fructis but it doesn't really help my hair.

i've tryed using herbal essenses but that ruins my hair.

um.. my hair used to be really soft but i used herbal essenses & it ruined my hair.

please help me. what kind of shampoo or conditioner should i use that will help my hair? thxs!
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You might be using a shampoo that is too harsh for your hair type,
or a conditioner that is too light.
What's your hairtype? Is it dry or greasy, thick or thin, has it been chemically processed?

Since you seem to like soft hair,
I'd recommend Dove. Most of their
shampoos and conditioners are very
emollient, and very gentle on hair.
They also smell very pleasant,
which is always a plus
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Posted 1/20/09

FlyingMantou wrote:

You might be using a shampoo that is too harsh for your hair type,
or a conditioner that is too light.
What's your hairtype? Is it dry or greasy, thick or thin, has it been chemically processed?

Since you seem to like soft hair,
I'd recommend Dove. Most of their
shampoos and conditioners are very
emollient, and very gentle on hair.
They also smell very pleasant,
which is always a plus ;)


oooooo can u help me too? i have slightly wavy, thinish, frizzy hair O_O

how can i control the wavyness as in making it more straight and stop the frizzy
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vietboy101593 wrote:


FlyingMantou wrote:

You might be using a shampoo that is too harsh for your hair type,
or a conditioner that is too light.
What's your hairtype? Is it dry or greasy, thick or thin, has it been chemically processed?

Since you seem to like soft hair,
I'd recommend Dove. Most of their
shampoos and conditioners are very
emollient, and very gentle on hair.
They also smell very pleasant,
which is always a plus ;)


oooooo can u help me too? i have slightly wavy, thinish, frizzy hair O_O

how can i control the wavyness as in making it more straight and stop the frizzy


I used to have hair like yours some years ago
It was so hard to manage...

There isn't much that a shampoo/conditioner
can do to make your hair straighter.
To make your hair straighter, you would either
have to blowdry it with a large-barrel roundbrush,
or use a straightening iron.

To control the frizz, you would need to use
a gentle, slightly moisturizing shampoo.
You want to choose something
that doesn't make your hair
feel stiff or 'squeaky clean' afterwards,
because that feeling means that you've
dried out your hair. Dry hair = more frizz.

For the conditioner, you want something
with more silicone in it. Silicone coats the
hair surface to make it smoother, thus helping to
eliminate and prevent frizz. But since you have
thinner hair, you should pick a conditioner
that isn't too heavy, or else it'll weigh your
hair down and possibly make it look/feel
greasy.

I personally use this shampoo and I like it a lot:
http://www.webichi.com/webichi/product-images-large/4902111587158.jpg
It's moisturizing, but doesn't weigh the hair down.
You can find it at an Asian supermarket.
This shampoo is a bit on the pricey though.

Other good shampoos:
-Dove Moisturizing Shampoo (light and moisturizing, but might be too weak for greasy hair)
-Pantene Volumizing Shampoo (less moisturizing than the Dove, but is good for greasy hair types)

Conditioners:
-Pantene Sleek and Shine Conditioner (When I had frizzy hair,I found this really good. I haven't used Pantene in a long time, so I don't know if they've changed their formulas or not.)
-Infusium 23 moisturology conditioner (very similar to the Pantene, but the conditioner is less thick)
-Infusium 23 3-minute treatment (A thicker, more emollient version of the moisturology conditioner)

If those products don't improve your hair,
you can always tell me what the problem is,
and I can try to recommend something else.
Good luck!

(Hizaki~<3 [your avatar])
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Posted 1/21/09

vietboy101593 wrote:


FlyingMantou wrote:

You might be using a shampoo that is too harsh for your hair type,
or a conditioner that is too light.
What's your hairtype? Is it dry or greasy, thick or thin, has it been chemically processed?

Since you seem to like soft hair,
I'd recommend Dove. Most of their
shampoos and conditioners are very
emollient, and very gentle on hair.
They also smell very pleasant,
which is always a plus ;)


oooooo can u help me too? i have slightly wavy, thinish, frizzy hair O_O

how can i control the wavyness as in making it more straight and stop the frizzy


Hahha
I see how it is for you
Same for me utnil
My lovely striaghtner came along
Thin hair is great with straightners, i guess
frizzy well striaghtners cant fix that
slightly wavy hair.. it fixed mine for sure =]
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FlyingMantou wrote:


vietboy101593 wrote:


FlyingMantou wrote:

You might be using a shampoo that is too harsh for your hair type,
or a conditioner that is too light.
What's your hairtype? Is it dry or greasy, thick or thin, has it been chemically processed?

Since you seem to like soft hair,
I'd recommend Dove. Most of their
shampoos and conditioners are very
emollient, and very gentle on hair.
They also smell very pleasant,
which is always a plus ;)


oooooo can u help me too? i have slightly wavy, thinish, frizzy hair O_O

how can i control the wavyness as in making it more straight and stop the frizzy


I used to have hair like yours some years ago
It was so hard to manage...

There isn't much that a shampoo/conditioner
can do to make your hair straighter.
To make your hair straighter, you would either
have to blowdry it with a large-barrel roundbrush,
or use a straightening iron.

To control the frizz, you would need to use
a gentle, slightly moisturizing shampoo.
You want to choose something
that doesn't make your hair
feel stiff or 'squeaky clean' afterwards,
because that feeling means that you've
dried out your hair. Dry hair = more frizz.

For the conditioner, you want something
with more silicone in it. Silicone coats the
hair surface to make it smoother, thus helping to
eliminate and prevent frizz. But since you have
thinner hair, you should pick a conditioner
that isn't too heavy, or else it'll weigh your
hair down and possibly make it look/feel
greasy.

I personally use this shampoo and I like it a lot:
http://www.webichi.com/webichi/product-images-large/4902111587158.jpg
It's moisturizing, but doesn't weigh the hair down.
You can find it at an Asian supermarket.
This shampoo is a bit on the pricey though.

Other good shampoos:
-Dove Moisturizing Shampoo (light and moisturizing, but might be too weak for greasy hair)
-Pantene Volumizing Shampoo (less moisturizing than the Dove, but is good for greasy hair types)

Conditioners:
-Pantene Sleek and Shine Conditioner (When I had frizzy hair,I found this really good. I haven't used Pantene in a long time, so I don't know if they've changed their formulas or not.)
-Infusium 23 moisturology conditioner (very similar to the Pantene, but the conditioner is less thick)
-Infusium 23 3-minute treatment (A thicker, more emollient version of the moisturology conditioner)

If those products don't improve your hair,
you can always tell me what the problem is,
and I can try to recommend something else.
Good luck!

(Hizaki~<3 [your avatar])


LOL wow thats a lot of info
Can i ask
What about thin, elastic, sortve dry, once i newly clean it, becomes oily after
and im not sure wat u mean by soft or thick my hair is naturally thick but wen using a striaghtner it softens up =/


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sukarestu wrote:


FlyingMantou wrote:


vietboy101593 wrote:


FlyingMantou wrote:

You might be using a shampoo that is too harsh for your hair type,
or a conditioner that is too light.
What's your hairtype? Is it dry or greasy, thick or thin, has it been chemically processed?

Since you seem to like soft hair,
I'd recommend Dove. Most of their
shampoos and conditioners are very
emollient, and very gentle on hair.
They also smell very pleasant,
which is always a plus ;)


oooooo can u help me too? i have slightly wavy, thinish, frizzy hair O_O

how can i control the wavyness as in making it more straight and stop the frizzy


I used to have hair like yours some years ago
It was so hard to manage...

There isn't much that a shampoo/conditioner
can do to make your hair straighter.
To make your hair straighter, you would either
have to blowdry it with a large-barrel roundbrush,
or use a straightening iron.

To control the frizz, you would need to use
a gentle, slightly moisturizing shampoo.
You want to choose something
that doesn't make your hair
feel stiff or 'squeaky clean' afterwards,
because that feeling means that you've
dried out your hair. Dry hair = more frizz.

For the conditioner, you want something
with more silicone in it. Silicone coats the
hair surface to make it smoother, thus helping to
eliminate and prevent frizz. But since you have
thinner hair, you should pick a conditioner
that isn't too heavy, or else it'll weigh your
hair down and possibly make it look/feel
greasy.

I personally use this shampoo and I like it a lot:
http://www.webichi.com/webichi/product-images-large/4902111587158.jpg
It's moisturizing, but doesn't weigh the hair down.
You can find it at an Asian supermarket.
This shampoo is a bit on the pricey though.

Other good shampoos:
-Dove Moisturizing Shampoo (light and moisturizing, but might be too weak for greasy hair)
-Pantene Volumizing Shampoo (less moisturizing than the Dove, but is good for greasy hair types)

Conditioners:
-Pantene Sleek and Shine Conditioner (When I had frizzy hair,I found this really good. I haven't used Pantene in a long time, so I don't know if they've changed their formulas or not.)
-Infusium 23 moisturology conditioner (very similar to the Pantene, but the conditioner is less thick)
-Infusium 23 3-minute treatment (A thicker, more emollient version of the moisturology conditioner)

If those products don't improve your hair,
you can always tell me what the problem is,
and I can try to recommend something else.
Good luck!

(Hizaki~<3 [your avatar])


LOL wow thats a lot of info
Can i ask
What about thin, elastic, sortve dry, once i newly clean it, becomes oily after
and im not sure wat u mean by soft or thick my hair is naturally thick but wen using a striaghtner it softens up =/




=P I like to give people a lot of info,
so incase someone else has a
similar question, I can always refer
them back to this answer.

By soft, I mean that the hair feeling soft
when you touch it, and by thick, I mean
having a large amount of hair. I'll usually
specify if I meant having individually thick
strands of hair.

Anyway, onto your hair.
If you mean your hair is 'elastic' as
in stretchy and easy to break off,
then what you need is a protein
treatment (which can also help
you with the dry hair).
Healthy hair naturally has a bit
of elasticity to it, so unless your hair
is breaking off abnormally, then you
shouldn't worry about it.

For the greasy hair, you can try using
a less-moisturizing shampoo and a lighter
conditioner. Since you have thin hair
(do you mean having very little hair, or having
thin strands of hair?),
you can also get more thickness/volume
with a lighter conditioner because the hair
will not be weighed down as much.

Protein treatments (the Bedhead and Redken can be purchased at a salon):
-Bedhead Dumb Blonde Reconstructor (A very thick, heavy, but moisturizing protein conditioner. Makes hair feel very soft and smooth. Smells strongly like pineapples.)
-Redken CAT protein treatment (It is a spray, so it won't weigh down thin strands of hair.. Very easy to apply and wash out. Gives hair some body and makes it feel really smooth. I strongly recommend this one.)
-VO5 Hot Protein treatment (I haven't used this in a really long time, so I don't remember much. It contains 3 individual packs in a box. Requires you to heat it up before using. It's fairly cheap so it won't hurt to try it.)
-Joico K-Pak Protein Treatment (I haven't personally tried this yet, but it's gotten a lot of good reviews.)

Shampoo:
-Pantene Volumizing Shampoo (Gentle but cleanses hair very well without drying it out. It foams a lot, which feels really nice. )
-Dove Beautifully Clean Shampoo (Pretty similar to the Pantene, but this one is slightly more moisturizing.)
-Tresemme Natural (Same as the Pantene, but doesn't foam as much. )

Conditioner:
-L'oreal Volume Conditioner (A light and moisturizng conditioner. Makes hair feel smooth, and gives a good shine. I don't think that's the name of it, but it's in a purple bottle.)
-Dove Daily Moisturizing Conditioner (More moisturizing and emollient than the L'oreal, but it's not heavy.)


If you have any questions about a certain product I listed,
I can give you more information on it since I've used most
of these myself.
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FlyingMantou

=P I like to give people a lot of info,
so incase someone else has a
similar question, I can always refer
them back to this answer.

By soft, I mean that the hair feeling soft
when you touch it, and by thick, I mean
having a large amount of hair. I'll usually
specify if I meant having individually thick
strands of hair.

Anyway, onto your hair.
If you mean your hair is 'elastic' as
in stretchy and easy to break off,
then what you need is a protein
treatment (which can also help
you with the dry hair).
Healthy hair naturally has a bit
of elasticity to it, so unless your hair
is breaking off abnormally, then you
shouldn't worry about it.

For the greasy hair, you can try using
a less-moisturizing shampoo and a lighter
conditioner. Since you have thin hair
(do you mean having very little hair, or having
thin strands of hair?),
you can also get more thickness/volume
with a lighter conditioner because the hair
will not be weighed down as much.

Protein treatments (the Bedhead and Redken can be purchased at a salon):
-Bedhead Dumb Blonde Reconstructor (A very thick, heavy, but moisturizing protein conditioner. Makes hair feel very soft and smooth. Smells strongly like pineapples.)
-Redken CAT protein treatment (It is a spray, so it won't weigh down thin strands of hair.. Very easy to apply and wash out. Gives hair some body and makes it feel really smooth. I strongly recommend this one.)
-VO5 Hot Protein treatment (I haven't used this in a really long time, so I don't remember much. It contains 3 individual packs in a box. Requires you to heat it up before using. It's fairly cheap so it won't hurt to try it.)
-Joico K-Pak Protein Treatment (I haven't personally tried this yet, but it's gotten a lot of good reviews.)

Shampoo:
-Pantene Volumizing Shampoo (Gentle but cleanses hair very well without drying it out. It foams a lot, which feels really nice. )
-Dove Beautifully Clean Shampoo (Pretty similar to the Pantene, but this one is slightly more moisturizing.)
-Tresemme Natural (Same as the Pantene, but doesn't foam as much. )

Conditioner:
-L'oreal Volume Conditioner (A light and moisturizng conditioner. Makes hair feel smooth, and gives a good shine. I don't think that's the name of it, but it's in a purple bottle.)
-Dove Daily Moisturizing Conditioner (More moisturizing and emollient than the L'oreal, but it's not heavy.)


If you have any questions about a certain product I listed,
I can give you more information on it since I've used most
of these myself.


O_O THATS ALOT
Well thin i ment thin strands, but its jus in certain parts, i dont really want thick hair
And i guess my hair is soft
And elastic, dw about it, its jus like my hair is easy to shift and makes it easier to style
Greasy... frget that lil part

Im thinking about a conditioner that.. doenst frizz my hair, dno =-= mine seems ot make my hair go "POOF"
insted =-=, any reasons y that happens?

Lol lots of thnx for the help ^^
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Lol, i need help ttooo =]

my hair is
Dry and
thick

i want my hair to go soft again =)
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You're very welcome
If your conditioner makes your hair poof up, its probably
because your conditioner is too light. It can also be
that you're using a shampoo that's too strong for your hair.
A shampoo that's too strong will dry out your hair,
which causes it to frizz up and become poofy.

Of course, your natural hair texture may be the
frizzy/poofy type, so simply using a conditioner will
not improve texture of your hair by a lot.
You would need to at least blow dry it to get out
most of the frizz.

Like I said in my previous post, you should look
for a silicone-based conditioner to help tame the frizz.
Pantene conditioners are famous (or infamous depending
on how you look at it) for containing a lot of silicone.
Try to avoid the really heavy moisturizing ones though,
because your hair can get greasy very quickly.

You can also try a leave-in conditioner to tame the poofy-ness.
I personally don't use leave-in conditioners, so I can't
really recommend any for you (>_<)
I've heard that the one from Garnier Fructis is good though.
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OmegaRiceBowl wrote:

Lol, i need help ttooo =]

my hair is
Dry and
thick

i want my hair to go soft again =)


You can use a moisturizing hair mask to treat the dryness.
The mask can also soften your hair.
As for your regular conditioning, you should
use something very moisturizing and thick in consistency.
Since your hair is thick, it shouldn't get weighed
down, or feel greasy if you rinse well.

For product recommendations, scroll up
and check out my previous posts. I've
listed various hair moisturizing/softening products
already. If you want to know more about a
certain product, feel free to message me or something.

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hi mantou =D
i found tat after i rebond my hair, when it grows back, it get really dry
omg! so do you have any tips for it?
as in wat shampoo and conditioner is good
and i live in asia, pecifically singapore...LOL
and some products i've heard about on the forums, they dun have it here
heres some info of my hair(hope it helps) :
i have really dry hair last time coz i've been using shampoo everyday a few years back
now i wash it once every 2 days
oh ya i oso have abit of frizzy hair
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hi mantou =D
i found tat after i rebond my hair, when it grows back, it get really dry
omg! so do you have any tips for it?
as in wat shampoo and conditioner is good
and i live in asia, pecifically singapore...LOL
and some products i've heard about on the forums, they dun have it here
heres some info of my hair(hope it helps) :
i have really dry hair last time coz i've been using shampoo everyday a few years back
now i wash it once every 2 days
oh ya i oso have abit of frizzy hair


I don't live in Singapore so I'm not familiar
with the products there ^_^'''

First off, if you have dry hair (naturally, or from chemical treatments)
you should always use a conditioner after shampooing.
Most shampoos are too drying for the hair even if
they are suppose to be moisturizing.

Since you've rebonded your hair, you might want
to begin by doing a protein treatment to restore the strength
of your hair. I find that hair tends to absorb moisture
more easily after a protein treatment, and most protein
treatments are very moisturizing as well. I recommend
doing this once a week.

Protein treatments can be done at a salon,
or you can use something like:

-Bedhead Dumb Blonde Reconstructor
-Redken CAT Protein Treatment
-Joico K-Pak Reconstructor
(By the way, these are salon products. Descriptions
on how they work can be found in a previous post.)

As for shampoo and conditioner,
please refer to my previous posts.
I've already recommended a load of moisturizing
products with a small description/review.
If you are unable to find any of those products
in your area, feel free to tell me and I'll try
to recommend something else.
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I have thick, dry hair. How do i make it soft and smooth like chinese hair?
Posted 5/20/09

FlyingMantou wrote:


hebeluv wrote:



hi mantou =D
i found tat after i rebond my hair, when it grows back, it get really dry
omg! so do you have any tips for it?
as in wat shampoo and conditioner is good
and i live in asia, pecifically singapore...LOL
and some products i've heard about on the forums, they dun have it here
heres some info of my hair(hope it helps) :
i have really dry hair last time coz i've been using shampoo everyday a few years back
now i wash it once every 2 days
oh ya i oso have abit of frizzy hair


I don't live in Singapore so I'm not familiar
with the products there ^_^'''

First off, if you have dry hair (naturally, or from chemical treatments)
you should always use a conditioner after shampooing.
Most shampoos are too drying for the hair even if
they are suppose to be moisturizing.

Since you've rebonded your hair, you might want
to begin by doing a protein treatment to restore the strength
of your hair. I find that hair tends to absorb moisture
more easily after a protein treatment, and most protein
treatments are very moisturizing as well. I recommend
doing this once a week.

Protein treatments can be done at a salon,
or you can use something like:

-Bedhead Dumb Blonde Reconstructor
-Redken CAT Protein Treatment
-Joico K-Pak Reconstructor
(By the way, these are salon products. Descriptions
on how they work can be found in a previous post.)

As for shampoo and conditioner,
please refer to my previous posts.
I've already recommended a load of moisturizing
products with a small description/review.
If you are unable to find any of those products
in your area, feel free to tell me and I'll try
to recommend something else.


After shampooing, would using conditioner multiple times during a shower help? I have to straighten my hair a bit, because sometimes it gets too wavy thanks to the Indian-ness in me. Due to that, I think it really damages my hair, even if I use protective spray etc. Any advice?
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