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        03-29-2013, 11:22 PM
      #11
    Trained
    I use Moroccan oil too, for my dry curly hair it's worked wonders. Only use it twice a week or else it will do the opposite and dry it out, locks out moisture....
    Agree with not brushing, running your fingers through it in the shower when conditioning should suffice. Only shampoo your scalp, and if you can only a few times a week.

    Prenatal vitamins and essential oils are a must!
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        03-29-2013, 11:31 PM
      #12
    Yearling
    Don't use anything with petroleum in it. Last I looked, I know panteene puts iy in their products. Also, if you use hair spray, don't use any with alchohol in it. Vitimams help too, can't have healthy hair if it is weak from the start. Treat it from the scalp and you should start to notice a differnce within a few months. It will not happen overnight!
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        03-30-2013, 12:39 AM
      #13
    Yearling
    Ok a few months ago I tried a shampoo that I'm FINALLY happy with!! My scalp is horribly oily, but since I had bleached my hair out a year and a half or so ago, the ends are dry and processed over a few times...add to that that I'm growing out my hair and it can be a mess!

    I FOUND this new CLEAR shampoo, and it is GREAT!!! I combined that with a Garnier conditioner (both regular and the once weekly), and a Tresemme split end leave in treatment...after that, once the hair dries, I use a nice hair oil on it. I've heard good about the Argan Oil, but I haven't tried it yet.

    I SWEAR TO GOD MY HAIR IS GROWING FASTER!!!! I barely use any shampoo now, my head no longer itches like crazy, and my hair is soooooo soft and smooth! The best part? Despite bleaching my ends out, dying my head fricken red, pulling the dye out, and redying it black? No split ends that I can see....AND I haven't cut it in MONTHS!!! <3
         
        03-30-2013, 01:11 AM
      #14
    Trained
    I use coconut oil (liquid at room temp kind)...I work it in 15 minutes or so before I shampoo...I like pantene, but I don't really think it makes much diff. I use the oil on my horses, too. Works wonders. I use a hair mask once a week or so...loreal makes a nice one. I don't think the mask makes much diff either, but I put it on my filly's tail which was a bit dry feeling to me, and wow! It works great! So, I think if your hair is dry, a mask might be worth the trouble.

    But....I use to have very long hair and I would get a lot of split ends on the top layer from sun damage - are you in the sun a lot??? Anyway, I kept it braided and applied paul mitchell hair sunscreen - liberally. End of problem. :)
         
        04-02-2013, 06:07 PM
      #15
    Weanling
    Wow everyone uses such different things. I still haven't gone to Target to look around and pick what I think might work best. (prob because I spend all my money on my horse haha). Would any of these also solve dandruff? I tried head and shoulders dandruff and honestly I don't see a difference at all. I don't know why, but it is getting worse and worse.....
         
        04-02-2013, 07:31 PM
      #16
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by Horsequeen08    
    Wow everyone uses such different things. I still haven't gone to Target to look around and pick what I think might work best. (prob because I spend all my money on my horse haha). Would any of these also solve dandruff? I tried head and shoulders dandruff and honestly I don't see a difference at all. I don't know why, but it is getting worse and worse.....
    I had bad itchy scalp for a long time. I would scratch raw spots. I tried tgel, and many other ones, and head and shoulders is the only thing I can use AMD keep myself sane. If head and shoulders doesn't work for you, try the tgel. It is supposed to be good stuff, just didn't work for me.
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        04-02-2013, 07:59 PM
      #17
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Horsequeen08    
    Wow everyone uses such different things. I still haven't gone to Target to look around and pick what I think might work best. (prob because I spend all my money on my horse haha). Would any of these also solve dandruff? I tried head and shoulders dandruff and honestly I don't see a difference at all. I don't know why, but it is getting worse and worse.....
    Like others have mentioned, never put any sort of conditioner on your scalp - just shampoo. If you have put it on your scalp area - stop doing so and it will help if not eliminate it.
         
        04-02-2013, 08:23 PM
      #18
    Weanling
    I use sulphate-free shampoo or Moroccan argon oil shampoo and LOVE it! Your hair doesn't get nearly as greasy and you don't have to wash it everyday. Only down side to it is, it brings out the natural curl in your hair and when you already have crazy hair that makes it all the worse! But it styles alot easier(not that I ever do) and it's wayyyy softer! My split ends are not nearly as bad and the shampoo smells absolutely amazing. I'm always going around smelling my hair now! It's actually kinda weird...
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        04-02-2013, 08:49 PM
      #19
    Started
    Herbal essences and other inexpensive shampoos will be alright for regular hair, but for sensitive and thin hair better products need to be used. I really like L'Oreals sulfate free shampoo and my mom uses the argan oil brand for her thin hair.
    As you have sensitive hair, using a hot iron (even just occasionally) can damage your hair more than you think, so as others have said get some products to protect your ends.

    For dandruff I found Klorane to really worked. It's a shampoo made mostly with natural products (fruit oils and extracts) and I found it really helped my scalp. They also have nourishing shampoos so you might want to look into those as well.

    You also might be drying your hair too much by the way you wash it. You're suppose to only massage your scalp and not gather your hair in a ball on top of our head (although it's tempting). Most of the cleansing needs to be done at the scalp, and then the rest of the hair only needs to have the shampoo wash through it when rinsing to get rid of the dirt. If you wash all your hair too vigorously it can strip your natural oils away, when the point of washing your hair is only to remove dirt and excess oil.

    Ever since I've changed my way of washing my hair I can go 6 months without a hair cut and still not have a split end in sight (and I used to have a lot of split ends too). It stopped my hair from getting too dry as well.

    I know some people said they don't use conditioner and their hair is great, but the truth is not everyone can pull that off. Most, especially people with sensitive hair, need some sort of moisturizer (whether it be conditioner or a cream you put in after). It depends however what you buy. There are a lot of products out there that are absolute junk and will make your hair worse because companies put the cheapest products in them, and while it works for some people, it makes more sensitive hair even worse. So for conditioner you should try something that is made specifically to nourish and strengthen weak hair, but is preferably made with some natural oils (like argan oil for example). And yes as others have said, only conditioner on your ends, never on the scalp. :P

    If nothing seems to work, you could always try olive oil. It doesn't help everyone (for some people it's too greasy), but I know a few people who bleached their hair and did it to make it less dry and brittle, and it worked. Right before washing your hair you pretty much put a bit of olive oil in your palm (very little), and work/rub it into the ends of your hair. Make sure its only your ends and not near your scalp, or else your hair will look greasy after you wash it.
         
        04-04-2013, 01:11 AM
      #20
    Weanling
    Since you all seem to swear by moroccan oil, I got a shampoo/conditioner with it and tried it yesterday and omg I can already see a difference. A slight one, but its def there. Just a quick question: the bottle says "3 day sleek". Does that mean I'll see a difference in three days of use, or it is suppose to last for three days with one use? (the bottle doesn't say) Another way of phrasing it is am I suppose to use this daily? Or just like 1-2 times a week? If not daily what do I use in between that won't bring my hair back to the mess it was?
    I take showers at night and dry my hair by either patting it with a towel or wrapping it on my head. I use a large tooth pick to comb it out from the bottom up when it is wet. I sometimes go to bed with wet hair which I've heard very mixed reviews about it beeing bad/good/neither. Thanks for all the advice everyone, so helpful!! :)
         

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