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No. 272194

A thread for discussing hair care, hair problems, hair styles, and hair product recommendations.

Previous thread: >>>/g/194587

No. 272217

Damn, I'm gonna miss seeing those Nell Brinkley drawings. (Not saying anything against this threadpic I just really like Nell Brinkley kek)

No. 272230

this threadpic is so cute!

No. 272233

You ever get that gigahair that grows on a random body part, like arm/hand/or even belly? It's like three times as long as the others but oftentimes so light it's hardly perceptible.

No. 272242

the thread pic is cute but I wish it wasn't cropped
Yes! I had one on my cheek that I swear just popped up one day, no rhyme or reason. I can't comprehend how I could have just ignored that long-ass hair when it was smack dab in the middle of my cheek.

No. 272247

Yeah I have one right below my bellybutton kek. I think I've had it since I was a teenager? I just wait until it gets long enough and then I just pull it out with my fingers, but then it always grows back. Honestly at this point I'd be kind of disappointed if it disappeared forever.

No. 272255

I thought so too! Glad you liked it

Anon, tell me about it! I just thought it was super cute and only noticed it was cropped after it was too late. Sorry I promise to do better next time

No. 272310

I’m 100% sure those have been “ingrown” for a while and then suddenly emerges. I refuse to believe I can grow a 3 cm long light hair on my cheek/jaw over one night. It always creeped me out.

No. 272656

Maybe they'll go away if you get the mole removed

No. 272772

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Ok nonnies I have a silly question. I'm a natural blonde. I've been using minoxidil for the past year and and thank god it worked and my hair stopped falling out, but it turned my hair darker at the top, and I read that can indeed happen. I wanted to know if my hair still looks natural or does it look bleached bc of the darker roots kek

No. 272776

Is there a procedure for chemically un-frizzing your hair? I hate my hair texture but I don't want to do something like Japanese straightening because I want to keep my waves/curls. I just want them to be smooth.

No. 272777

Looks natural and very pretty to me!

No. 272785

holy shit cute hair, looks natural in that pic to me!

No. 272788

Vinegar rinses and flaxseed masks helped me a lot. I even got compliments from my brother, and he never notice theses things. He said my hair looked like a game render kek

No. 272809

It looks gorg, i wouldn't think twice if i saw it irl other than its v nice.

No. 272810

do you use any leave in product? Maybe try using a spray bottle, adding a quart of conditioner (of any kind, just the norm one you use as part of your wash routine) and add warm water, apply to hair in the morning and it should help with frizz. tbh its hard advising not knowing your hair type.

No. 272811

dude I followed like 2 advices from this lady and my hair is so much more smooth and beautiful she is my goddess

No. 272812

to me it looks like your hair may have naturally lightened a bit in the sun, the dark roots are barely noticeable. You have a very pretty haircolour!

No. 272815

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I've tried that to no avail. My hair looks like picrel right after I wash it, just a bit less curly perhaps. As it gets oilier over the next few days it tames down but still looks bad. I really want to try curtain bangs but it will never look decent with my hair.
Thanks nonas! I will try both.

No. 272817

wishing you success! But if it means anything i really like the full/frizz look, to me its bold, confident and striking.

No. 272820

nta but I have that hair type too and it looks unkempt irl, not cute like in movies.

No. 272825

i want your princess diaries hair. i'm so jealous, i've always wanted her pre-makeover hair. if i had hair like that i would never touch it

No. 272833

Not OP but hair like this is impossible to comb through, it takes hours and gets tangled very quickly. There's so many knots to pull out I'm surprised I even had any hair left kek. Also makes you extra sweaty in the summer.

No. 273033

Has anynonnie done a scalp detox before?

No. 273669

Sorry to bump but this has seriously changed my life. I had pretty frizzy hair with super thin ends but ever since I started putting extra virgin olive oil in it before washing it's shinier, I barely have frizz anymore and it somehow even feels thicker! I put it in an hour or longer if I have the time before I wash it, then I wash it thoroughly, double shampoo and condition after. I smell like a fucking salad for a bit but after washing it's never noticeable (I always ask my mom to smell my hair, she's very honest kek and she doesn't smell anything weird). It costs barely any money either and we always have it at home for regular cooking. I wash my hair twice a week and my hair has benefitted from it so much, I hate having products in my hair so this is perfect, it's so much prettier and healthier now. Gives leave in conditioner a run for it's money.

No. 273676

how much do you use? I've previously tried this with coconut oil but would either end up with very oily hair or terrible dry hair from overwashing to get rid of it.

No. 273678

I divide my hair in half, pour about a tablespoon into my hand and use that amount for either side (so 2 tablespoons). I have waist length hair though, if your hair is shorter use a bit less. I start with putting it in my ends which soak the oil up pretty much immediately, then I re-apply it to the tips and length of my hair, up until the part of my hair that's already greasy. I don't soak it in oil, just put enough in it so it feels as greasy as my scalp and let it sit in one of those claw clips for a while. When you take it out it should feel like your whole hair is greasy (like natural grease). I've also heard coconut oil 'sticks' way more onto your hair which might be part of your problem, I've only ever used olive oil and it works like a charm! I don't even shampoo my ends that much, I double shampoo my scalp and the second time put some in my ends and scrunch it a bit, it's never looked gross or greasy for me (though parts of my hair are slightly bleached, it's not too dry just slightly damaged but I think that could have a lot to do with the absorption of the oil). I have naturally thin/straight hair btw, I don't know what this would do for other hair types but I'm sure there's some info out there. Hope this helps!

No. 273681

Girl it’s crazy how olive oil, plain olive oil isn’t mentioned as much as it should be. I’m curly and my hair loves that stuff, i tried so many routines and olive oil alone really makes my hair sleek and healthy.

No. 273683

Thanks anon, I'm gonna give it a try soon. I hope the olive oil I have around for cooking is good enough lol.

No. 273698

I know right! Best discovery of the year for me haha

No problem! The ones for cooking are actually better for your hair because it doesn't have unnecessary additives like perfume or whatever, it's the closest to natural so no worries! Plus it's way cheaper because you're buying in bulk, well, hair care wise anyway kek.

No. 273708

I’m EU fag and I have no idea what is clarifying shampoo, does anyone know? Or describe what it is so I can look for it in supermarkets

No. 273713

basically, you want a shampoo that has surfactants and no silicones, polyquats, or oils. most basic drugstore shampoos fit the bill - a clarifying shampoo just has to clean your hair and scalp without gunking them up again. if you find those are too harsh, either use them less frequently and/or right after deep-conditioning, or try one with gentler surfactants. unfortunately i don't think i can explain surfactants to you in a meaningful way, but they're not too hard to recognize.

No. 273715

I don't know if it's the same in your country but I'm in the EU as well and you can find clarifying shampoos here under the literal English term "clarifying shampoo" or sometimes called (roughly translated) something like "purifying shampoo". They can be a bit hard to find though, idk if they sell them at supermarkets, not where I am anyway. Yves Rocher has a clarifying shampoo, that store is in a lot of EU countries I believe.

No. 273740

you have to read the label. you can use a tool like curlsbot or inci decoder that explain each ingredient to you. to elaborate on what >>273713 said, surfactants are ingredients like
>Sodium laureth sulfate, Sodium lauryl sulfate, ammonium lauryl sulfate, ammonium laureth sulfate, etc
they're usually the first ingredient(s) on the list.
silicones have a million different names like
>dimethicone, cyclomethicone, dimethiconol, stearyl dimethicone, cyclopentasiloxane etc etc
oils are oils (duh) and butters like shea butter, coconut oil, Argan oil etc
polyquats are usually listed as lolyquaternium-7 and polyquaternium-10 afaik

No. 273787

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Thank you so much nonies

No. 273898

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Kek accidentally posted in the old thread. Has anyone here gotten layers, maybe a shag or a wolf cut with fine or thin hair? My hair is virgin medium brown, and I really don't want bangs unless they're pretty long and curtain-y, I have a weird long and narrow forehead, very high and wide cheekbones.
My hair atm is such a dry, wavy, scraggly one length mess.

No. 273914

I have fine hair and will never not get shags! They look so nice and give really great texture and volume. Highly recommend

No. 273931

This is super helpful, thanks anons. I applied it mostly to my ends last night before showering and left it in for about 15 minutes. My hair is fine/curly and prone to an oily scalp/dry ends so I didn’t use it on my scalp, rather applied to my ends and combed throughout my length a bit. I gotta say, my hair definitely feels a lot softer and even a bit thicker. I’ve always had terrible luck with most “natural” treatments so this was a nice surprise. Definitely will use it again. No weird smell after shampoo and conditioning either.

No. 273952

Are there any good Dyson Airwrap dupes on the market yet?

No. 273953

seconding this question

No. 273959

thank you for the reply nona! do you style yours in some way, with products or anything like that?

No. 273966

>have a patch of seborrheic dermatitis on scalp which itches almost all the time
>use ketoconazole shampoo, leave it in for 4 minutes
>noticeably much less itchy after immediate use
>made hair feel stronger
>noticeably less hair shedding than normal after one shampooing
I'm so glad that it works. I was making myself go fucking crazy reading ketoconazole horror stories. I'm using it again tomorrow (you should wait 3-4 days before using it again as per the box instructions) and I can't wait for that sweet, sweet itch relief. I can't believe I put off using it for months, I could have been itchless so much sooner.

No. 273968

Glad it worked for you nona, I'm jealous. Went through the whole bottle of the stuff to no effect.

No. 273980

Question time: I have a lot of hairs sticking up on my crown and some on the top of my head, some on my part, and some on the sides. I want to know if this is most likely regrowth or breakage? I lost a lot of hair (mostly on my crown and part and some on my sides) and the hairs aren't tapered but I did get my hair cut a week ago (so I can't really tell if it's regrowth) but I heard regrowth is supposed to appear all around your head? The most noticeable hairs that stick up are on my crown and part. I use satin pillow cases so I really don't know what's going on. I hope it's regrowth but I don't want to get my hopes up.

No. 273981

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Here's a picture. Does this look like miniaturization, breakage, or regrowth??

No. 273982

the other regrowth is stuck underneath layers of hair that'swhy you only see it at the crown because that's a spot where the root is exposed lol

No. 274111

Anyone ever got electrolysis/laser hair removal? I want to get basically a brazilian, legs, and armpits done. I guess I'd prioritize the brazilian first though cause shaving that area is hell for me. Idk if I even want a full brazilian I just know I'm very hairy down there and it makes me feel so insecure. I literally cannot shave that area and waxing is rather costly so most of the time it's just bush.

Is it painful at all getting the procedure done? Do you think it's worth the cost?

No. 274873

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I'm lost with my shitty hair. It's super thin and super oily, my hairline is super high so my forehead is huge but there isn't enough hair for bangs, not even curtain bangs because I have these big bald gaps on the sides? This seems to look like male pattern baldness but I'm a woman. I think it has gotten a bit worse as I got older and also since using products that make my hair healthier but appearing thinner, because when it was dry it looked fuller as well but it didn't feel very healthy or soft. What the fuck do I do? I can't cover my huge forehead and my hair is so damn thin, do I just give up and grow my bangs out anyway and just accept my 10head and thin hair? I already take iron supplements but I'm pretty sure it's always been like this or similar to this anyway..

No. 274875

Grow out the bangs, shoulder-length medium chestnut brown would be nice. The bangs you have are just highlighting the thin temples. You can hide those if your bangs grow out and you get to tuck them behind your ear, or they hang out parallel with the rest of your hair

No. 274877

Thank you. I don't know about the short length though because I thought short hair makes your face look wider? I have a very wide square jaw as well. And are there any tricks to make my huge forehead less obvious or do I just have to live with it?

No. 274880

Wash it less often and in colder water.

No. 274881

I washed it less often for 4 years and it looked absolutely disgusting on the days I didn't wash it.

No. 274894

your hair actually looks like it's of decent quantity/thickness and looks pretty, it's just that your temples are thin. do your glasses pull out your hair a lot on your temples? not trying to insult you or anything but i see some women who have very very slight hormonal hair loss present with slightly thinning temples. you could try some anti-androgenic supplements for that and see if they help. like it could be subclinical, or maybe it's just genetic for you to have thinner temples, which is normal too.

No. 274895

I know this doesn't help you but I have this curse too and it's nice to know I'm not alone. I find laying it down with a bit of hairspray helps it look less like baldness… But of course does not solve the issue. My hair has always been like this too I think it's just genetic.

No. 274982

I promise I'm not a fakeboi, but if I want a short haircut that's androgynous/not a pixie cut what should I ask for? I don't want to go to a barber because I have much finer hair than most men and I don't want some man botching me on purpose or giving me shit for cutting my hair, but where I live I'm just as likely to end up with an overly twee pixie or some kind of feathered, matronly disaster if I go to a female stylist.

No. 274985

Could you maybe bring a little more hair from the left to the front? I also have a similar hairline and I find that is kind of helps, although tbh i don't have the same hair texture as you at all. Your hair really isn't that thin imo. There are also powders and products you can use to make your hair looks thicker. As for your five-head, unless you want to get your hairline lowered, there isn't much you can do about it.

No. 275302

I have the same and there's a few things you can try. Right now, I'm trying the rosemary oil+scalp massage combo, which supposedly stimulates the hair follicles similar to Rogain. For a more permanent solution, there's also hairline microblading, which is less expensive than a full hair transplant, but supposedly lasts around 2 years. And there's always products designed to fill in the hairline, like Mamonde's hair shadow.

I definitely agree that the bangs you have now are highlighting it, but most people probably won't notice just looking at you. It's not in style nowadays but I find that a side part and long, swoopy bangs is the way to go to hide my own temples.

No. 275441

what can I do to prevent my hair from getting bleached by the sun? covering up is an obvious one but I don't really wanna do that, are there any products that prevent this?

No. 275450

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Bring a pic! And just find a good hairdresser, maybe a woman that doesn't seem old-fashioned/bitchy lmao
I had pixies on and off for years, indistinguishable from a "male" haircut, and they didn't really fight me over it especially when I brought a pic

No. 275458

>maybe a woman that doesn't seem old-fashioned/bitchy
I wish I realized sooner this makes an actual difference. I went to hairdressers my mom recommended all my teens and early 20's and often returned unsatisfied, they were usually staffed by older women. Jumped from salon to salon for a long time. Randomly went to some salon that turned out to mostly staff young women, have been getting my hair cut my women who seem to be around my age (20s) and haven't had an unsatisfying cut since. Not to be ageist, I think it's probably just that younger hairdressers are more up to date with current techniques and styles because they graduated more recently?

No. 275474

Yes exactly, some older women can be great of course but there's a Type that will be annoying about your hair
I think living in a large European city might've helped too

No. 275476

sisters, nonitas, I've decided that I'm going blonde. Nothing and no one can stop me, I'll go from black to blonde and I'll be an unstoppable baddie if I don't go bald trying.

No. 275489

As long as you dont expect instant results. It may take time. If you bleach too much without giving your hair time to recover you may get hay like strands breaking

No. 275530


Yeah, I've bleached my hair a few times at home, so I know I won't get to blonde in one go. I might be chickening out, because I just remembered how shit my hair felt when I finally did get it to blonde.

But I want it so much, life is unfair

No. 275556

Does anyone have advice on hair attachment? I mean, being attached to it so much that you don't want to cut it. I want to cut my hair on my birthday in a few days (to get the split ends of, plus to let go of the negative things and developments that have happened since my last birthday). It is just 3-4 cm but I have not been looking forward to it even though for me it has ritualistic purposes. How do I stop being so attached to my long hair? Call me retarded but I feel like I'm cutting a part of myself of and it's not even for vanity reasons. My hair reaches just above my hip bones so it will still be long if I trim it, I'm not getting a new style either and it won't be drastic so I don't know where this fear comes from. Sorry for the hair sperg but this attachment is so annoying, I straight up have to mentally prepare myself to get my ends trimmed.

No. 275578

I don’t think what you’re feeling is uncommon anon. Hair is important to how others perceive us, especially as women. We often spend so much time conditioning, doing leave in treatments, etc., sometimes it almost feels like a waste to cut it at all. I would suggest to look at it another way, don’t think of yourself as losing hair, think that you’re making your hair healthier by trimming it and taking care of it. View it like a dental cleaning. Hair always looks its best when it’s healthy!

No. 275603

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I've found the best hair style on me is something like this, my hair looks pretty much exactly like this now, and I feel like it's boring
Curtain bangs make my face look longer, my bf even told me I look best with hair pulled away from my face
Medium length hair is such a boring length but looks most flattering since long straight hair drags my face down
I'm thinking about at least adding highlights to make it look cooler, and always curling it

No. 275610

My hair is actually very thin and completely flat but it just looks different on that picture, it looks much worse typically. I actually just found out about rosemary oil as well and plan on trying that when I can order it, but I'm still lost about my forehead? Side bangs or "curtain bangs" still show off my huge forehead too much, it's still very obvious that my hairline is super high. So what is worse, the bald temples and having huge bald gaps on the sides and in the middle when having straight bangs, or my really high hairline and huge forehead being more obvious when I have no bangs or side bangs? :/ when I asked a hairdresser for bangs she just cut 2 small sections on the sides which was cute but didn't do anything for my forehead at all and didn't look like bangs.. she also explained I just don't have enough hair for bangs but I'm frustrated about my forehead every time I look in the mirror or look at a selfie. Typing this out I feel like it just is what it is and I need to let go of trying to hide my shitty hairline/forehead but it's upsetting..

No. 275612

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I did it I did it I did it! I posted in the last thread about considering cutting my hair short, I did it, like picrel, and it looks so good! I'm so glad I did it, this length looks so much better with my face I wish I would've known sooner.

No. 275616

Love this for you nonna! Best feeling ever.

No. 275727

Are bamboo brushes worth the hype?

No. 275763

Thank you nonna. I do want my hair to look healthy and not have scraggly ends but having long hair is an important part of my spiritual practices. I've decided I will trim it on my birthday (less than a month away) and will bury it in my garden so it's still 'with me'. Your last point helps very much though, I'm trying to view it as getting myself healthier and making a sacrifice for my own sake. I know I sound schizo af lol, I know it's not that deep but I'm very attached to it

No. 275827

Just out of curiosity, what hairstyle do you think would look best for someone with pretty thick, straight hair? I also have a forehead on the smaller side and a rounder face (not prominent cheekbones at all) although I wouldn’t say that proportionally my head is big to my body. I just ask because usually I just grow my hair long and that’s it, but I’m curious if there’s another style/length that might suit me more. I’m afraid to ask my hairdresser since last time I did he recommended I get a perm lol.

No. 275856

I don't know if it suits your style but PrettyShepherd always makes nice hair tutorials imo. A lot are pretty niche but this one (crown braid) is pretty wearable. Also, wearing long earrings like hoops or long dangly ones slim you face down. A half ponytail always look cute too. Hope you find a nice hairstyle anon!

No. 275870

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I have fine limp hair just like Kiki, and it looks so much better when it's a little damaged by bleach/heat. Hairstyles and curls hold way better, I get more volume and it looks thicker. It took me years to figure this out because the number 1 advice is always to keep your hair healthy and shiny.

No. 276298

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Has anyone tried dermarolling+rosemary oil for increased hair density? I'm about to start and I was wondering if any anons had any experience with it? I'll try to keep at it and update in a (couple of) month(s). I'm gonna be using a .25 roller and I'll be doing it every other day/every 3 days.

No. 276301

make sense to me, do what works for you.

No. 276325

It probably looks better/fuller because the dryness gives it texture. I’ve heard a lot of people say this exact thing though.

No. 276411

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I had natural ringlets in youth, but my mother straightened it or put products in it to keep it relatively so. When I turned 11, I started dying it black. It automatically lost shape to fried waves. I've been growing out my natural hair for 3 years now in my 20s. I don't use product and take boiling hot showers. My natural hair is incredibly frizzy but relatively straight/wavy. I'm not sure if it's possible to retain my natural curls or if the changed when I hit puberty. The texture of my hair is thinner and doesn't react to humidity the way it once did. I'm Scottish and my hair is about 1C/2B now. It used to look like pic rel.

No. 276426

I also have fine hair, I’d definitely recommend trying a nice texturizing/sea salt spray rather than letting your ends get damaged. It most likely doesn’t look as good as you think (speaking from experience kek).

No. 276427

It’s normal for hair to go through changes like that in your youth. Some born with curly hair that goes straight. Or straight to curly. Puberty can change it. It even changes when you get much much older and start to grey.

No. 276463

Any nonnas have tips for growing out a mullet/shag without losing my mind? It's currently in the awkward stage where my bangs are too long, but not yet curtain bangs and all the layers are swallowing me up. Alternatively, give me haircut ideas for a long, square face and thick straight hair! I feel like I've had everything under the sun and I'm just bored.

No. 276488

Don't know how long your hair is but it's summer, you can pin your bangs away and wear your hair in a bun or wear a sunhat. Also if your bangs are in that awkward phase, curling them helps with making them shorter and fuller. With headbands you can fully hide them. Good luck growing it out nonna!

No. 276501

nta but important sidenote: Do NOT use salt sprays or other similar products on bleached or otherwise brittle hair. Bleached hair snaps from products like that very easily, especially at the top. Bleached hair is often already brittle and weak and salt sprays dry it out even more. I lost a lot of hair when I used salt spray on bleached hair myself. Volumising sprays with heat protection (with barely any hold) are better at adding texture to weak hair.

Sprays like this are very good for giving healthy hair texture which I think you meant but felt important to mention in case some nonnie didn't know.

No. 276502

Guys can i dye my medium blonde hair blue without any toning tomfoolery first? I’ve not tried dying or anything before.

No. 276514

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Generally blues turn really green on blonde hair. If you don't mind it to stay forever as it's impossible to get out of hair, you might be able to do it with Elumen Bl@all.. That is the only blue I know of that needs no toning, but it's seriously impossible to get out.

With other blue dyes you should tone it first to as neutral as possible. You can use a permanent toner or a silver direct dye or just some purple/pink direct dye mixed with conditioner. Toning is easy to do yourself so don't be afraid of toning, unless you want green like this picture.

Also keep in mind that a non-greenish bright blue colour requires a very very light base. I suggest finding before and after photos of people using the same dye on a similar base to see what it will look like. Since your hair isn't platinum it might be better to go for a dark blue colour.

No. 276520

Rah that’s so much effort. Thanks for the information though, I will make a much better informed decision thanks to you ♥

No. 276552

nonas do any of you have advice on how do deal with extremely thin hair (like, bald patches thin) and a double crown that accentuates it? should i just start minox? i'm 18 so i wanted to avoid it because i'll be stuck on it for the rest of my life, but nothing else has worked. is there a particular style i could try that might obscure the bald areas? the worst is at the back of my head, like at the end of my parting.

No. 276762

I did the Tumblr tween side shave style and I really like it. Planning on dying a big chunky streak green or blue after I go to this wedding on Sunday.

Living the dream

No. 276772

I just said fuck it and wear hair pieces.

No. 276783

I have no personal experience with this but I'm thinking you should see a doctor. What if there's an underlying medical or dietary issue causing it? I don't think bald patches are normal for young women.

No. 276817

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How should I wear my hair if one of my eyes is bigger than the other?

No. 276824

1) nearly everyone has one eye bigger than the other, I can assure you it’s not as noticeable as you think 2) if it really bothers you that much, opt for some sort of asymmetrical style, or something with a choppy or tousled look. It will draw attention away from your facial asymmetry and make the whole look more cohesive. I would avoid tightly cropped hairstyles, or anything super sleek and pulled back. Also getting super straight blunt bangs is not a great idea as it provides a straight line on your face for your eyes to be compared to.

No. 276870

Side part and some layers around your face should work, I think.

No. 276874

same coconut oil did nothing for me. I have so frizzy hair at the top and next to my neck, the rest is okay, but damn I regret using coconut oil so much because just like you said it is either terribly oil or dry thanks to overwashing it

No. 276999

where should I part my hair?
omg I have blunt bangs at the moment

thanks nonnas

No. 277031

Just part it anywhere except straight center nonnie. Even a slight part 1cm on the side is enough, and you can choose which eye you want covered up a bit more with hair. Don't go too close to your temples because it looks dated, imo.

No. 277309

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I made my hair too burgundy (picrel not mine) after putting copper hair dye over ash brown (but it was closer to gray brown than I wanted) and I was wondering if anyone knows a quick way to make it a neutral brown? I already used the red to cancel the ash and I know dye only covers dye.
Also my hair is curly, hence why I don't like the red. I look like the clown from the Simpsons

No. 277311

Sorry for the retardation but basically, ash brown looked ugly and too blue/gray so I used copper dye and got picrel. How to make more neutral brown?

No. 277312

Bless thank you Nona, I have blue hair dye I think too

No. 277338

If you’re trying to neutralize burgundy, wouldn’t you want to use green?

No. 278390

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What hair colour is this? I cant tell if level 5 or 6

No. 278409

Ashy light brown.

No. 278602

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You know how there's always these pictures of dramatic bad bleach job "rescues" and it goes from looking a frizzy mess to super glossy, bouncy and smooth?

What the fuck are they using to get that glossy, bouncy smooth look?

Doesn't seem to matter what the fuck I do, protein treatment, deep condition, leaving in oils, etc, my hair looks frizzy and split end like. Even when I cut it all off and grew it out natural then didn't style it for all of COVID so no product or heat damage, it had that frizziness.

I assume they use a gloss treatment for the glossy part but what the actual fuck keeps it so perfectly smooth looking?!!

No. 278676

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Your pic rel seems to have naturally straight hair. The bouncy, silky look is a combination of pro products, blowout/straightener and her natural texture. Maybe you have wavy or curly hair. Have you ever tried following the curly girl method?

No. 278696

what hair dyes do you nonnies use? i've been using overtone for a while because i love how it makes my hair feel and how vibrant it is but the shipping takes so long, i can't wait three weeks for hair dye and there aren't any other options.

what dyes would you recommend?

No. 278704

For acne anons.

Is there a good way to wash your hair less but also avoid zits?
I'm super acne prone and if I don't wash my hair for even two days I get cysts and pustules on my scalp or around my ears. Also dandruff like a motherfucker.

Am I just doomed to have to choose one over the other? So far I choose my skin since it gives me a headache and I deal with enough acne everywhere else. But my hair isn't ideal, especially since it's naturally wavy.

No. 278720

Does anyone else take collagen in pill form? I know the existing studies are at best questionable in their legitimacy but I swear that my hair is recovering now that I use it. I used to have hair that was long enough to sit on and then a string of really stressful events all in a row made it start falling out and for the longest time the hair maintained at about waist length but was sparse and horribly dull. It's almost to tail bone length now.

No. 278724

What kind of shampoo do you use? Do you get that reaction with every product you use? I have super sensitive skin and thought for years that I was just naturally prone to acne but then I realized I just had a lot of reactions to a wide range of products.

No. 278732

The shampoo I use is fine, it's just when I skip shampoo that I break out.
Most of my other acne is almost definitely hormonal/diet related, but my skin products are also as safe as possible for both regular acne and fungal acne.

No. 278740

My bad, I think I misread your post. Are you worried about damaging your hair or just tired of washing so often? The only thing I can think of would be protective treatments to your hair or laser treatments. I hope your skin clears up nonna!

No. 279108

I have platinum bleached hair but keep getting bored of it. Are there any temp colours that would actually wash out without staining or needing to be bleached back out? Or is that impossible and dumb?

No. 279138

I have had long hair all of my adult and teen years and I really like the idea of cutting my hair into a short bob but I'm scared I'll regret it because I have a chubby body, I think it would face my round face but I'm scared about the body part and it's the main reason I've had long hair most of my life but when I tried shorter hair in the mirror or on apps I thik it makes me look younger but I'm unsure how it would really look like.
My long hair sometimes weights on my head so much I get headaches and my middlepart has been growing wider by the years so that's another reason to cut it.
I also can't style it for shit because it's so fine and easy to tangle on top of damage from dying and heat.
I talked about it with the guy I'm currently interested in, at first he was against it but when I showed him how it would look he became as confused as me, mom is against it, I have no one to give me a real answer.
Should I just go for it and get a cute bob?

No. 279177

You’re giving a lot more reasons to cut it so I’d say just go for it anon. It will always grow out again if you don’t like it. Even if you do a fairly short bob, you can grow it out to medium length again in about a year. I wouldn’t worry what the people around you think, they don’t have to wash/style your hair all the time. They’ll get used to it.

No. 279191

I'm confused, what's the connection between long hair and your chubby body? Long hair doesn't cover/hide your body, is it about an illusion of comfort? Anyway hair grows back, if you don't like it, it'll grow back. You should definitely cut at least SOME of it to prevent headaches.

No. 279195

I get a bit headachey from long hair too and I cannot emphasize enough how light and freeing a bob felt. Soooo pleasant, and it felt way healthier. That said, I got bored with it and am growing it out again. It only took about a year to start looking decently long again, so it really wasn't a big deal either way and not worth fretting over. If you do it and don't like it, it's not the end of the world but at least you'll get a few months with a lighter head and a big improvement on any damage.

No. 279268

I've been wanting to grow my hair autistically long for a while, but ever since the last year I can't seem to get past tailbone length. I do regular trims (1-2 cm every 3 or so months), don't dye it/use heat tools and put olive oil in it before I wash it. The ends get really dry and gross looking a while after I trim it, it even tangles like crazy even though the rest of my hair never does. Is this just how long my hair can grow (and look nice)? Does anyone have tips for growing really long hair?

No. 279274

I have no advice personally but check longhairforum, it's a forum dedicated to exactly what you're doing so it's a good resource!

No. 279282

Thank you nonna. I find yt videos about it often have a really excessive routine, or they're just trying to sell you something kek. I'll check it out, thanks again!

No. 279571

This looks like a picture of me lol

No. 279669

Pastel warm shades wash out easiest. Crazy Color dyes fade very fast if you mix with conditioner. Just don't do anything too bright and you'll be fine. Pastel pink is the easiest to make blonde again.

Also you generally dont need proper bleach to fade direct dyes since bleach powder with just shampoo does a lot. Dries hair out but doesn't damage it the same way.

No. 279673

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In my country almost everyone has this hair colour me and all my family included kek. 5 would be noticeably darker. Definitely 6. If you turn blonde in the sun you could be a 7, the blue light makes it look so ashy that it's hard to tell what undertone your hair has.

No. 279741

I am just now coming to he realization that I have low porosity hair (idk why it took me so long, I have bleach and heat virgin hair, but it’s straight rather than curly, so maybe that is what confused me). No wonder all these methods for high porosity hair have been fucking mine up. I tried an ACV rinse, a rice water treatment, and an aloe mask and I swear this stuff caused more drying and breakage than I’ve ever seen. Well, time to invest in one of those heated caps.

Any low-porosity product recommendations?

No. 279746

Is there something you can do against a very round face? My face is basically the moon and no amount of losing weight makes it smaller. The big cheeks are the worst part. Is there a haircut that will make it smaller?

No. 279788

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Is it feasible to have long hair but with the ear area cut short? I like my ears to show like in picrel but I don't want to just tuck the hair. The rest of the hair would be really choppy.

No. 279792

It's called a mullet nonna

No. 279795

Like a long mullet? Much longer than the pic I posted? Maybe I am overthinking this kek thanks nona

No. 279810

Is there a way to wash out hair dye/brighten the color at home without damaging it too much? I see a lot of "put lemon juice and baking soda in your hair" kind of solutions but they all seem awful. My natural color is something between dark blonde/light brown, but I've been dying my hair darker shades of brown for quite some time now. Lately I've been obsessing over changing my hair color to blonde, but I don't want to bleach it for now, so I'm trying to focus on lightening the color as much as possible.

No. 279811

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look up shag haircut also, might be closer to what you're looking for. not a hairdresser but mullet always sounds like the short to long ratio is super obvious. shag is more sublte/blended

No. 279814

Nonnas! Those with rectangular faces, what hairstyles do you recommend that don't have bangs? I have short, wavy and borderline curly hair and I look terrible with bangs of any sort, unfortunately. When I look up haircut recommendations for my face it's usually stuff with bangs and straight hair. Sorry for retarded question.

No. 279829

What would I (cool toned) have to keep in mind if I wanted to dye my hair black and have it look as natural as possible?

No. 279842

A dark brownish/black similar to >>275603 looks more natural on people with lighter hair/cooler tones imo. Deeper blacks with blue or silvery undertones tend to look a bit more unnatural or sorta goth-y.

No. 279853

AYRT, I always go for shag haircuts because my hair is very fine and it gives great texture, but what I'm asking is, will it look retarded to cut the hair above the ear to like 1/2" so the ears are always showing, with a long shag. Thank you for the reply!! I think I'm just gonna go for it. My hairdresser said no but I'm going to force her kek. I have neck-length layered hair, like a grown out pixie cut with the "above ear hairs" cut short, I'm just gonna keep it that way as I grow the length out. I think the shagginess will help it not look like a literal notch of hair awkwardly cut out. I have no idea if I'm making any sense kek but ty for the additional inspo

No. 279863

Does anyone have a recommendation for a clarifying shampoo?

I used to see neutrogena shampoo recommended the one in a clear bottle the anti residue but I heard it got taken off because of cancer issues. After that, the other popular one recommended was the sauce clarifying which absolutely made my hair brittle.

I'm currently looking at mixed chicks clarifying shampoo for that clarifying shampoo.

No. 279869

I am so jealous that some people just don’t have frizzy hair. I don’t get it. Like they can just shampoo and air dry or do whatever and they have no frizz. Meanwhile I always have some amount of frizz.

No. 279875

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I use Ion Hard Water Shampoo & Conditioner. I think it'll work just the same to clarify even if you don't have hard water where you live. It's really nice.

No. 279904

How do I help my eyebrows regrow? I pluck them as a nervous habit and yesterday I went a little overboard. But it's the first time in a looong time that I've done it, so I'm confident they'll grow back, but I'd like to know how to help them along.

No. 279907

>>279904 I found that putting on rosemary oil in the evenings helps them grow thicker. Not sure if it is just placebo though

No. 279912

Recommendations on where to buy nice, good quality bundles? Currently have 3 bundles of Indian hair installed from a new place I tried called mayvenn and they suck. Constant breakage and frizz! Pricing is good but I’m at the point I’d rather go back to paying $1800 for less breakage.

No. 279913

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NTA but I also use this one every few weeks and it's pretty nice. While it doesn't lather much, it cleans well without being too drying. I also like picrel, which can be used more frequently IMHO.

No. 279914

I don't… have rosemary oil, lol. Anything else?

No. 279947

You could idk buy it?

No. 280543

If you used permanent hair colour you could try something like colour b4 colour remover. It may dry your hair out a little, but it's not as bad as bleach.
Seek out a brown-black hair dye, not just pure black. Anon in a previous thread recommened me garnier olia 3.0 soft black and it produced great results. Fades to a dark brown and doesn't make the hair look synthetic.
Castor oil is said to help with promoting hair growth.

No. 281283

is there anything aside from minoxidil/medical products that help with thinning hair? does rosemary oil actually help?
my hair is so thin and I barely have any of it and I feel it's starting to thin out even more, plus it's always oily no matter what I do so I'm at a loss
my blood tests come back good and I don't have any health issues causing it as far as I'm aware, only unfortunate genetics

No. 281289

I mean you could look for studies if you want to know for sure but ny thoughts are that if Rosemary oil is the big miracle worker against thinning hair, we would've known..

No. 281291

Rosemary oil like infused oil you make at home? It stimulates blood flow which can help encourage the follicles along with a gentle scalp massage. It was studied and found to be nearly as effective as 2% minoxidil. So there’s at least one actual study on it?
The carnosic acid in rosemary that you’re infusing in helps promote healing to damage follicles or something like that. I make rosemary water with a few drops of peppermint and spray it in.

No. 281579

I've seen a study it has similar effects to minoxidil as >>281291 linked, so not tons of research but there is some hope
thank you I am going to give it a try, the rosemary and peppermint water sounds good
do you use it every single day?

No. 281729

Is it possible to make your hair thicker? I doubt there is a way but maybe some wise nonna knows a good tip.

No. 281731

I don't really think so, at least not with anything otc. I've used a lot of hair growing products (they're mostly natural based, so things like castor oil) and while they made my hair really nice and soft I never ended up with thicker hair. Whenever I straighten it it looks so thin so I have no choice but to keep it natural to get some form of volume.

No. 281754

My hair is very fine and delicate (breaks super easily) so I’ve tried a lot of things to make it feel thicker/less frizzy, hot oil/protein treatments, biotin, Brazilian blowouts, all kinds of deep conditioners, imo you can’t really change your hair type. Any effects are temporary, but protein treatments and keeping your hair hydrated will make it feel nicer for a bit. Rice water has worked surprisingly well for me. Protein is good to help your hair be stronger.

No. 281758

My hairdresser recommended me to try davines thickening tonic because she thought it was concerning how thin my hair is and she said she saw huge results with clients at her last salon. It's in the mail right now so I'll have to report back

No. 281781

Obviously hope it works for you but hairdressers shill you their products all the time. Mine tried to get me on Davines too kek. Thin/sparse hair is simply a hair type and it can't really be changed.

No. 281790

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Nta but has anyone tried picrel? I've heard good things about it, the price is just kind of ridiculous so I don't want to buy it without knowing if it does what it says (rejuvenate/hydrate).

Thanks nonna's, it's what I guessed but oh well. I have heard that castor oil enhances hair growth, I guess it doesn't hurt to try, rosemary oil got rid of my dandruff for good so I have some faith in it. Can't find that tonic in my country sadly, but I don't have thinning hair just genetically fine so I'm not sure what it would do.

No. 281804

How do I fix my hairline? My hair is thin around the sides of my head (you know the temple parts where men start seeing hair loss first?) I hate it and it makes me feel unfeminine. I never wear my hair back or parted on the sides because of it. I’ve been actively trying to take better care of my hair but I think it has just made it worse sadly. I am now seeing short hairs around my hairline that I think are breakage, especially right in the center. Maybe my satin cap is doing it? I don’t know what makes the temples thin though.

No. 282310

I fucked up dyeing my hair at home. I have dark hair and was adding copper tones but it’s come out way brighter in the roots in the middle of my head than basically anywhere else. How long should I wait until I get the same colour and dye it again?

No. 282432

Can't speak on the product but L'Occitane is now a MLM so I recommend staying away

No. 282435

I am SICK of hairdressers saying they can cut/style curly hair only to show up and they be visibly overwhelmed by the curls I, IN DETAIL, told them about via email/phone. Just say you don't have experience with curls!!
I had one hairdresser when I was younger ask me to straighten my hair, she'd cut it dry, mistaking heat damage for dead hair and cutting way too much off. Now as an adult my options are to travel far (in the UK there are like 10 salons that specialise in curly hair) to get an overpriced cut OR do it myself. I have a consultation with a local non curly salon, highly recommended and hopefully they can cut my hair though I really don't trust it unless they advertise as such. I'm biracial, so I have a lot of texture which throws hairdressers off. I'm just frustrated I guess. OH and curly specialists are way more expensive, plus the added cost of going out of town or being on a 4 month wait list FFS.

No. 282436

How dark of hair are we talking? Brunettes with red undertones can naturally get copperey hair if you use lemon juice and sit out in the sun

No. 282439

what the fuck? they were successful and had a good reputation and people paid out the ass for their products, why would they want to sully it by becoming an MLM when MLMs are known to be tacky? i swear to god people are so retarded

No. 282670

What is the best way to make slightly bleached hair less dry without cutting it? I haven't dyed my hair in 1.5 years and probably won't for quite a while but I'm trying to growing the bleached bits out. I'm only trimming my hair monthly right now, of course I want to cut off all the damage eventually but I really don't want to go short right away (I have waist length hair and would have to cut it in a long bob to get rid of it all).

No. 282679

neutral henna

No. 282687

I can answer your question but would need to see the dye you used. There are 2 types of dye and the ones in stores tend to have stronger developer than necessary to penetrate gray hair since its one size fits all. Due to this the hair shaft is opened more than necessary to just deposit tone and the warmth of the scalp develops it even faster, and depending on if you dyed your hair before, what color it is, what color you're using, you may get strange results.

No. 282906

I have this problem too. I had a hairdresser style my hair by having the air dryer HOT and using a bristle brush, when I specified I wanted a cut for my CURLY hair. It made me want to cry honestly

No. 282910

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It's a 10 hair masks. If you're a burger, Sally Beauty has really good dupes that are sometimes 4/$20

No. 283030

I wish I could put lotion on my scalp without making my hair disgusting. I need to do a coconut oil soak soon. Blegh

No. 283361

>be me
>have dandruff 2 days after washing hair
>tell my hairdresser
>she sells me a fucking 18€ anti-dandruff shampoo
>use it
>have even more dandruff

What am I supposed to do nonnies? I think I have a dry scalp.

No. 283485

if it is dry scalp you can try doing a hair mask once a week, also it might be fungal related or seborrheic dermatitis so if anti-dandruff shampoo and hair masks aren't working you could try using diluted tea tree oil

No. 283487

Try diluted apple cider vinegar as a rinse after shampoo and conditioner. This is what worked for me. Don't do it more than 2x per week though as it will become drying.

No. 283500

Rosemary shampoo (from Petal Fresh, it's only 5 euro's) got rid of my dandruff. If it's available where you live give it a try, I've been using it for 3 years straight now and will never go back.

No. 283503

In usa i use a rosemary set that does wonders by pacifica! I love the smell and its so effective! all the beautiful nonnas smell like rosemary

No. 283513

honestly, I heard dandruff is caused mostly by stress. I mean whenever a pet has dandruff the vets also say that the pet is stressed so why should it be different for humans?

No. 283524

Ketoconazole shampoo is the answer, most people who think they have dandruff actually just have seborrheic dermatitis. I used to flake really badly 1 day after washing my hair but after going through treatment it only flares up when I'm super stressed.

No. 283942

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Nonitas should I get terf bangs

No. 284017

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Absolutely. To be honest though, I think a lot of people don't pull it off. If your bone structure isn't somewhat soft; if it's angular/severe I think it looks weird. Think Courtney Cox in Scream 2. It made her face loom haggish and old imo. You could argue these are baby bangs but the principle stands.

No. 284025

If you have regular bangs already why not? They're easy enough to grow out, I say go for it nonna!

No. 284358

Hairanons, can someone explain why blue and black dyes don't do anything for my hair? I'm a natural middle toned redhead (not like strawberry blonde light) I wanted to go black maybe even dark blue for a change, but I haven't found any super dark semipermanent dyes that actually stay in my hair. I tried the manic panic dark star blue but it barely tinted my hair, meanwhile the vampire red goes in fine and I don't even need to bleach my hair for a rich color. I did another black dye but it made my hair a chocolate brown and faded out to my natural hair in a week. Just curious as to why my hair doesn't take to the dark colors, does it have to do with having red undertones?

No. 284367

This looks like me when I locked myself in the bathroom at 3 years old and gave myself a haircut.

No. 284368

I'm not a hairdresser or anything but the only thing I can think of is that your hair has a lot of very pigmented, golden undertones to it? Since yellow is opposite to blue in the color wheel, maybe your hair is just too pigmented to take in the black. The only thing that I can think of that would help is to bleach it a bit to get rid of the pigment. You could use a toner beforehand but I feel like that would just fade as well. But either way you sound like you have very beautiful hair.

No. 284372

I feel like terf bangs is such a risky haircut..

No. 284393

Please don't listen to the other advice to bleach your hair. Stop using box dyes and go to Sally's, pick out the semi or demi color you want (you can mix if you're indecisive), a level 20 developer, and enjoy having black hair (black will NOT wash out completely- be warned.)

No. 284435

terf bangs? In my country they are known as left-winged bangs (who overly support trannies)

No. 284822

i would appreciate some advice, i rarely blow dry my hair and when i do i use a heat protecting product on my hair and i have never dyed it. yet one side of my head has 2b hair and the other is completely flat. also there are random streaks of hair that are just fried to hell (especially noticable when all of my hair is wet but those patches look like hay). are there causes of damage other than heat and bleach?

No. 284835

Anons–what's your take with someone with naturally tanned skin that's close to the depth of their hair and eyes?

For example my hairdresser said some parts of my natural hair is bluish/olive/cool-toned. Most of the time it looks extremely drab and even swampish in certain lighting, but beautiful in the sun. My skin is very warm, muted, with gold undertones and maybe a slight hint of red.

I look kind of rustic and, idk, very paradoxically bland and I'm not really sure what to do.

I asked my hairdresser what she'd do if she was me and she said something about peach tones, which I still find hard to believe.

No. 284837

can anyone recommend some oils I can use for my scalp? I want to start doing oil massages regularly because I'm fed up with my dry flaky scalp, and don't want to be dependent on shit like head&shoulders (Which is what i think fucked up my scalp this badly in the first place).

No. 284846

I was just thinking about my coloring, I'm a soft autumn and have pretty much same colors as you, but my hair is definitely very warm for a medium brown. I have been thinking about trying some ginger but with shadow roots with my natural color. Peachy sounds pretty nice unless you hate the idea?

No. 284855

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I've used a few as I had a similar reaction to using head&shoulders:

Ultimately I used a CBD-extract oil made for sensitive skin (KIEHLS CBD OIL) that gave me the best results and thankfully after one bottle I was then able to use these two in a blend to help.

Mielle Organics Rosemary Mint Scalp & Hair Strengthening Oil

I would also do a lazy heat treatment so load up my scalp in the oil, wrap it in clingwrap, put a shower cap over and then use a heat pack on top of my head while I chilled online

No. 284856

I'm getting a keratin treatment in two weeks, I'll be sure to report back. I'm excited.

No. 284892

Looking forward to hear from you anon & hope it goes well. I've tried using some leave-in keratin products at home but they all seem to go away with tomorrows wash. Suppose the salon stuff should be more effective, though.

No. 284969

So I spent the weekend bleaching my (dyed) black hair and got a mixture of medium-light browns, blondes and whites throughout. I have very thick waist length hair so I know I'm never going to manage a fully one-colour hair. I'm aiming for a medium grey hair. I used grey permanent dye and my hair blends from an ashy blonde to grey.

It might be a stupid question but I don't really know where to go from here. It looks nice, just not what I was aiming for, so I don't need a quick fix. Should I do another lot of grey dye or should I focus on getting the orange out of it then dye it? How good is coloured conditioner?

No. 285425

you can try that purple toner like shimmer lights to remove all the orange/brassy tones, it helped when I bleached my hair, I would try and get the orange out before dying it if I were you

No. 285910

my hair was thinning from hypothyroidism but taking the meds has made it all out in literal handfuls, it's incredibly thin now and just looks so terrible I'm too embarrassed to go out. I'd just shave it of so i don't have to have a mental breakdown everyday but it's too socially unacceptable where I live. I've tried all the topical treatments that have some studies backing them but nothing is helping. Idk anything about wigs or hair pieces, and I'm pretty sure hair extensions just ripped out more of my hair… does anyone have any tips on finding wigs that look natural, or would those attachable ponytails look natural? Maybe clip in extensions would do less damage too since i would only have them in for a few hours unlike other extensions…

No. 286229

Question–what is a good maintainance/casual braid style that includes braids near the top?
Preferably with two braids, because my scalp can't take the weight of one well.

I also have very thin, fine hair and honestly it's such a huge mess after the slightest bit of wind that I don't understand why I spent so many years wearing it loose.

No. 286262

Synthetic wigs with bangs and a fake scalp are going to be the cheapest and easiest to look natural (though IMO, cheap synthetic will always look wiggy). You can soak the wig in fabric softener to lessen the plastic shine.

Human hair wigs with HD or invisible lace are going to look the most realistic, that is if you go through the trouble of plucking and cutting baby hairs (provided the wig is not pre plucked), bleaching the knots (which are the tiny little black dots you see on the lace which is where the bundle of hair is connected to the wig) (again, if the wig is not pre bleached), and gluing it to your hairline (though if the wig has bangs you are more likely to get away with not gluing it down). If you really want a natural looking wig with human hair I recommend luvme hair, hairvivi, and ashimaryhair. Human hair wigs are going to be more expensive than synthetic, and will typically run you about 150 USD and up. I don't have much experience with synthetic, all I can guess is that the higher you pay for synthetic, or even getting a synthetic/human hair blend, it will look more realistic. People will say to never pay more than 70 USD for synthetic wigs, so keep that in mind when shopping.

No. 286273

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I like doing Dutch braids as they make my hair look fuller

No. 286283

This only really works for long hair but braid your hair in two braids starting with the back section so the front 'overlaps' on your face a little bit more, then pull the braids through that front section of your braid. You'll have nice double braids and most of the weight will be on top of your head instead of just hanging. Also you can't go wrong with milkmaid style braids like >>286273 Also braiding the front sections of your hair and putting it into a top-knot along with the rest of your hair is very cute imo (though depending on your style it can look kind of animu).

No. 286496

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Do you think I, with no experience, could cut my hair like this? Are there any good tutorials for shaggy super layered hair?

No. 286501

This fees very scene kid early myspace era—- DO IT

No. 286502

probably, you can look at wolf/shag cut tutorials and I highly recommend getting a hair razor for the thinning, just work in layers and have two mirrors

No. 286543

If you have waves/curls to your hair then yeah, it’s not too hard. but if it’s pin straight you might be disappointed with how it comes out unless you want to style is everyday

No. 286630

doing a hairstyle like that with curly hair would take a lot more effort tho. you'd have to straighten it every single day and the bangs will barely stay down kek.

No. 286650

Curly hair looks super cute in a shag. But the girl doesn't have straight hair. She has clear texture, loose waves. Straight hair does not look like this when you cut it into a shag, yoi would actually have to curl it.

No. 286832

Just saw this but please nona make sure to update! What's your natural texture and what do you want to achieve?

No. 287043

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Question–is there even really a short hair cut that looks cute on very fine, thin, straightish hair? I finally realized what's up with my hair–it has absolutely 0 texture. And, I realized that all the short hair cuts I have fawned after through my life were on textured or much thicker hair. I'm not really sure what to do because my hair looks so basic, so accountant that it's unbearable.

No. 287044

Also–I have a huge, square forehead and unfortunately my hair isn't thick enough to handle bangs which…yeah. That sucks.

No. 287073

this is retarded but if i find rosemary or castor oil at the store branded as "skin care oil" it will still work on my hair right? or is the…strengths different?

No. 287075

They're usually mixed with something, refined or simply overpriced. Better to buy from some other source imo.

No. 287077

Thanks, do you know the best kind of place to go? I've gone to whole foods and drug stores but only found essential oils or skin care oils. I dont trust amazon products. What kind of things would I look for on the label, like what extraction methods?

No. 287078

pixie cut?

No. 287080

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Basically yes, and check the ingredient list. Look for unrefined, cold pressed etc. It will vary depending on the specific oil. When people say they use rosemary oil for thinning hair or whatever, they mean the essential oil. But it needs to be diluted in a carrier oil - it's way too concentrated as is and it can burn your scalp. This is a great article specifically for hair loss http://science-yhairblog.blogspot.com/2017/02/scientifically-tested-over-counter.html?m=1

As for where to buy, check health food stores, normal grocery stores, drugstores, pharmacies and compare prices. I think iHerb also carries high grade essential and beauty oils, personally I never had an issue with them.

No. 287171

Thank you so much nonnie. So I need to buy an essential rosemary oil, ideally cold pressed and mix it with something like jojoba oil? I'm going to try.

No. 287180

Naissance is really great brand when it comes to organic and cold pressed carrier oils. Highly highly recommend (especially their argan oil).

No. 287197

Easy tips for training straight bangs without using heat? I cut them back after not having them for like two years and they don't want to stay put and keep separating with my middle part. I don't want to fry them all trying to heat tame them

No. 287240

Have you tried setting it with a comb and using hairspray?

No. 288362

i got my hair cut very similar to this and after it was done i was so pissed because it looks terrible unstyled BUT it takes like 2 minutes to make it look passable just flip your head comb with your fingers a bit, fluff it up and set with hairspray and play with it a bit until it's cute.

No. 288500

If I have low porosity hair, and medium porosity hair is the most desirable, and high porosity hair can be caused by heat damage, should I start using heat?

No. 288619

Nonnas, is there a way to tint your hair darker? I’m not sure what I’m asking is possible kek. I’ve got virgin dark brown hair that’s been sun bleached and I’m just looking to deepen the color. I think permanent hair dye would be too much and could leave a line if my roots grow out. I just want something that would add color but fade nicely if I get growth. Years ago I tried Liese bubble hair dye and it did this for me, but the color I originally used is discontinued now.

No. 288622

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As a PSA for curly haired nonnies I want to share my favorite brand of hair gel. It’s curly girl approved (no silicones that build up in your hair, alcohols that dry it out, etc), holds well, and costs like $3. I love the stuff. Though keep in mind that my curls have a big diameter. I recommended the brand to a friend with tight curls and he said it held too well, so that it gave him a “ramen hair” look that he didn’t like.

No. 288625

i use indigo. you don't even need to use henna beforehand, that's a lie

No. 288643

Tea and coffee soak. Boil some water with black tea and coffee. Nice and rich. Let it sit and steep after a few hours. Then put in hair and let sit for an hour. Rinse like normal tada

No. 288659

Please tell me why I thought everyone stopped using hair spray after the 80s and that everyone’s hair just stayed nice and perfect some other way. Am I retarded.

No. 289178

I thought this too, I don’t think I’ve ever used hairspray in my life. Do regular women who aren’t 50+ and get perms use hairspray?

No. 289189

Lots do, so many different types of hairsprays are manufactured for there to be no market. Especially if they're they type to use hot tools regularly, they def use that and other product

No. 289196

Interesting, I used to blow dry and flat iron frequently but I never thought to use hairspray. I always associated it with big 80s hair. Not sure why I never considered it.

No. 289207

I used to curl my hair every morning and without hairspray it would straighten out before I'd arrive at work. Kinda cringe about how much I stunk of Elnett on the bus though.

No. 289240

any natural black nonnas around to recommend a good deep conditioner?

No. 289248

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I dyed my hair bright red and it's now faded to a really pretty pinkish blonde like picrel,but I honestly love it. Is there a way to get this color without waiting for it to fade out? I've looked at pastel dyes but even those are a bit pinker than what I'm aiming for

No. 289261

This looks like the ''rose gold hair'' that was trendy few years ago, hopefully that helps with your search?

No. 289275

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This is my most favourite hair mask. It's pricey, but worth it. A little goes a long way.

No. 289281

Can I ever get my hair back? It used to be between 2c and 3A. Not sure without a human picture of it but now it's around 2A and I'm not sure how to get it back and yes I tried that curly hair no poo thing that was popular but no dice unless I did it wrong so idk what to do. I'd straighten it from a young age too like maybe since I was 11 or 12 and stopped when I was like 17 or 18 and I'm 20 now

No. 289314

I was in the same boat as you except I didn't even realize I had curls until I was 20 kek. Try doing finger curls with some gel, it's very painstaking but after a couple weeks using this method my hair started forming nice curls on its own

No. 289315

It can take a while, i used to chemically relax my hair and it's fully curly now. A hair routine has to work for you, I use sulphate shampoo for example. Keep at it, experiment, might need to scrunch/manipulative the curls at first.

No. 289324

It's possible you damaged your hair so much that your damaged hair can't curl anymore but your new growth will, but it's also possible you simply lost your curlpattern all together during your teens. Hairtexture/pattern, like the new growth, can change during your lifetime.

No. 289374

>Hairtexture/pattern, like the new growth, can change during your lifetime.
I was always hoping this would happen to me kek. Has anyone actually had curly hair that became straight later in life? Sounds like witchcraft ngl

No. 289391

I've only heard of the opposite happening. A coworker over the course of 3 years had her hair turn curly when she entered menopause. It went from maybe 1c hair type to natural ringlets from the scalp. I actually like it more now.

No. 289393

Just use a shit ton less red dye and use a conditioner as a filler. Should give a pinky cast.

No. 289497

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How do I style my hair like this? I asked for it cut like this so I guess it is, but idk how to style it to make it actually look this way.

No. 289538

side part your hair with more hair on desired side, blow dry and or straighten.

No. 289601

Anyone else letting their bangs grow out? I just want to know if there is someone somewhere sharing my struggles

No. 289614

My hair is ultra-frizzy. It’s curlyish/wavy for a day or two after washes, and then wavy for the rest of the time. Does anybody know a really good leave in conditioner to control the frizz and the flyaways? No curly girl method stuff though, if you may.

No. 289669

I recently shaved my head because of how brittle and dry my thin, scraggly hair was. It was shoulder length, but I think due to how fine it is, I'm gonna grow it into a nice pixie cut and keep it that way.

What are some nice things I can do to and smear on my scalp now as I'm growing my hair from the start again?

No. 289671

Have fun bleaching and coloring it while the hair is too short for damage to matter!

No. 289682

Does anyone else have a weird problem with a smelly scalp? I was taking a pic with my friend and sniffed her scalp and it had this really weird fusty smell. I remembered a few weeks earlier I had used her brush. Lo and behold, my scalp developed that same gross smell, so I assume it must be some kind of fungal infection that she spread to me. Does anyone know how to get rid of it? It makes me so self conscious.

No. 289686

Lather up Nizoral shampoo into your head, maybe add a couple drops of tea tree oil. Leave it on for a while before washing out. Wash your scalp every day like this for a while until it's gone, you have to be consistent. Yeah it'll dry your hair a bit but it resets later

No. 289694

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I have 2A hair (Asian-type). I'm trying to grow it long this time (always had it short) but it noticeably falling off more. Is it normal for longer hair to shed more? Also some note said my hair is growing slowly (my nails and body hair grow normally). It was like picrel 10 months ago and it's just reached shoulder length now.

No. 289717

I definitely notice more shedding when my hair is longer, I always thought it’s just that the individual strands are longer so it seems like there’s more. The shedding also feels lessened when I get regular haircuts, so I dunno, maybe keeping your hair short helps with shedding a bit. As for your growth, going from a pixie to shoulder length in less than a year sounds like normal to fast growth to me. Apparently about 6 inches a year is normal growth. I don’t think you have anything to worry about.

No. 289721

Imagine the visual difference in shedding 10 strands of hair that are 5cm long… and 10 strands that reach your lower back. More noticeable shedding =/ more strands lost

No. 289722

I don't have advice for you but this made me figure out why my scalp was so itchy despite having washed my hair 2 days prior with nizoral and it's because my lazy ass didn't properly wash my hair brush so there must have been some cross contamination.

No. 289728

Thanks a lot nonnas.
Guess I do need a trim after all. I thought long hair would be more convenient in terms of I don't need to get frequent haircuts. I'll try to keep growing it out and while finding a suitable hair tonic. I don't put things on my hair since it gets oily easily.

No. 289995

My hair generally grows 1/4" per month but I read that Asian hair grows the quickest at up to 1-2 inches per month: "On average Asian hair grows between 1 and 2 inches per month. Asian hair grows 10% faster than caucasian hair and nearly as much as 30% quick than African American hair." Source: https://hairday101.com/how-fast-does-asian-hair-grow/
If I got that pixie cut 10 months ago (caucasian) I'm pretty sure it wouldn't be at shoulder length by now tbh.

No. 290203

Oh nonnies idk what to do. I want to change my hair color. The problem is that I dyed it with henna and it’s red (like Lunas hair atm ew). I’m tired of it. I kind of want to get brown but idk if it will wash me out or make me look like snowwhite.

No. 290835

I saw a lot of other women tearing apart a cow's relatively new pic with short hair. Saying it looked awful, that it "needs" volume and acting like it doesn't work at all because her hair isn't naturally thick enough. To me it didn't really seem extremely thin, just sleek.

Is thin, baby fine hair really that terrible to people?

No. 290843

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idk what to do with my hair anons. i feel kind of bored of it but not sure if i want to cut it. i have been growing it for a long time and dont style it much.
picrel is how my hair looks

No. 290961

Not sure what your style is but maybe you could dye it? All black, black with coloured streaks, skunk stripes or bleach the bottom layer of your hair? Maybe cut a fringe if you're able to style it every day? I have similar hair and have done a few shoddy bathroom dye jobs to keep things interesting, atm I have the sides shaved and bleached, pretty easy to style and maintain and it looks pretty cool when put up. My hair also looks normal when it's down so I get the best of both worlds. How would you cut it if you were to get it chopped?

No. 290964

I am! They're reaching my mouth now. Someone I know mentioned it and said they miss the bangs and really threw me into a hole of doubt. I'm sticking to it though, my hair is too thin for bangs and I was really just fooling myself all these years.

No. 291321

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Should I say fuck it on hair products like mousse or spray? My hair is curly and when I moved to the fried chicken south from middle of nowhere Canada. the products I swore by are making my hair super greasy and limp. Doesn’t help my hair is a bob now either.

No. 291351

Me too! Though the longest layer is only at the tip of my nose now and it's such an awkward length. Too long to wear as bangs, too short and stubborn to style as curtain bangs.

No. 291379

What is a messy haircut that isn't a mullet? I want to look like it was cut with a lawnmower but with style you know

No. 291380

Textured hair cut

No. 291551

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i'm currently hesitating on my new hair colour, for reference i have chunky highlights with black hair

No. 291554

The hot pink, and blue are really pretty.

No. 291559

Enchanted Forest is a colour that looks good on anyone imo

No. 291578

I'd pick Enchanted forest! If not that one, Mystic Heather.

No. 291659

ty anon
ive had super short hair and chin length before but i don’t like how it looks unless i straighten it which is a pain in the ass

No. 291660

enchanted forest or shocking blue!

No. 291661

wolf cut

No. 291696

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This picture has been floating around for a while but has anyone actually tried this thing? Can it actually put little hearts in your hair or is it just marketing?

No. 291700

Could you fake her excitement?

No. 291711

Even if it works, it looks like you've got to glue your hair with hairspray or gel into a thick crusty slice of hair to make it last for longer than 10 seconds..

No. 291715

Had this as a kid and yes it works. It's just heat. To be fair tho my hair is straight and even a bobby pin leaves and indent that lasts for hours.

No. 291816

I have bronze, yellowish skin, murky hazel eyes, and very ashy, light cool hair (a stylist said it's even bluish on top) that is near the depth of my skin. Very low contrast features. Should I try darker hair or a different tone? IDK, I just look so weird yet bland in terms of coloring irl. People say dark brown and burgandy clothes look good on me.

No. 291822

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Yeah, remember all this stupid shit?

No. 291824

Getting my hair cut on monday, what should I get? I've had a shag for a while and I'm bored. Previously I had a bob, lob and all sorts of bangs. My hair is straight, no texture whatsoever. My face is kind of an upside down triangle I think. Narrow, skinny, long mid face and a prominent jawline.

No. 291846

When should someone NOT get layers?

No. 292401

those are great for adding volume to your hair, though. crimp the underlayer and it's instant volume.

No. 292427

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don't talk shit about crimped hair

No. 292437

I know this shouldn’t be any more damaging than a flat iron, but somehow this pic makes me smell burnt hair kek.

No. 292456

>so I dunno, maybe keeping your hair short helps with shedding a bit
You were half right that it's because they look longer, the other reason is because they're more likely to fall out if you have short hair, and they're also more likely to go down the shower drain.

No. 292771

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someone talk me out of, or, in to doing this
i used to bleach my whole head blonde by myself when i worked at a beauty supply store, could/should i do this myself at home or go to a hairdresser

No. 292779

Going to the hairdresser in 1 hour, I have very curly hair and I feel like they look better with layers (especially in the back) but they are way healthier and less prone to breakage when all cut straight across/one length. What should I do?

No. 292786

you can do it yourself imo. i feel like i'm never fully happy when i have others lift and tone my hair

No. 292822

How difficult is it to upkeep bleached hair yourself? I'm afraid to pull the trigger because of the possibility that whenever I re-bleach the roots whenever they grow out, they will be a different tone/color than my already bleached hair. If it helps, I have light brown hair which lifts very very easily. I know the basics if using toners as well, but only all-over, not any kind of correction to avoid bands of weirdness where the regrowth bleached hair meets the old bleached hair.

No. 292850

Not trying to crush any dreams here but VERY difficult over the long term. It’s hard to get the color to match and not have stripe-y roots, it’s also hard to avoid re-bleaching areas of your hair over and over right near the root, so if the damage gets really bad you are stuck with committing to a very short cut if you want to get rid of the damage.

No. 292959

AYRT, fuck, I thought as much. I really want to go blonde again but ahhh idk if I'm willing to pay $150-$200+ every few moths or so for upkeep at a salon. RIP my hopes and dreams

No. 292960

I feel you anon. I really want to bleach my hair and try different fun colors, but it’s already fine and dry and breaks easily. I know I will destroy it completely by bleaching but the temptation is so high sometimes.

No. 292989

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No. 293161

ok, this is really dumb but does applying oil to eyebrows actually help them grow?

No. 293191

It depends. Oils help to condition and protect your brows so they stay on your face longer basically. Rosemary oil has been shown to promote actual growth. Castor oil is popular for brows and lashes but I don't think it's been proven to do anything. If your brows are naturally sparse or if you've been plucking them for years, don't expect big changes from any oil though.

No. 293194

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I really want to dye my hair a muted, dark blue shade but I know it's a bad idea. I'd have to pay someone to bleach my hair to shit, make sure it is as blonde and cool toned as possible so that the dye doesn't turn green and then I'd be stuck with blue hair until I cut it all off. I miss being a teen and not giving a shit about any of this and impulsively dying my hair.

No. 293266

What bright color would look good with warm black/very dark brown hair? I would love a cobalt blue but I feel like it will clash, red would make me feel like a 12 year old emo kid (I'm only dying my bangs). Any suggestions?

No. 293300

This is such a cute look and ugh I just love pretty girls in big black t-shirts. I know what you mean though, hair color/correction is so expensive.

No. 293342

I think your best bet is a warm colour, maybe pink? It's easy for brights to clash with warm browns so have you considered something like >>292771 ? It's a very cool look I think and doesn't look that teenagerish

No. 293418

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I really like acid green and orange, but any color can work imo.

No. 293613

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does anyone have a dupe for Oribe's detangler? i've been searching and can't find anything specific other than some shitty articles.

the only specific product i've seen that's decent overall for super cheap is Garnier Hair Care Fructis Pure Clean Detangler + Air Dry - but i've never tried it

for reference i'm light brunette to bleached (platinum-ish) blonde, really love Oribe but just can't do the price tag most of the time

No. 293614

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This is absolutely not what you're looking for, but since I love it so much, it is 6$, smells divine, and has light, nice ingredients.

No. 293625

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thank you anon, would you say it's moisturizing/hydrating enough for bleached hair? Oribe's smells really good too so I might give this one a try, since it's cheap and i'd rather avoid Garnier

side note, I would always use Suave Kids Apple when I was young and I remember being obsessed with the smell, been tempted to order a bottle for shits and giggles but the reviews are mixed for adults (or if they just changed the formula/ingredients)

No. 293629

tbhhh I think they might have changed the formulation on the pipette as well.
I think it still is very moisturizing; people do say that it's kind of like conditioner in a bottle because the spray is almost nonexistent, so you're stuck dispensing it onto your hands. a little does seem to go far, though.

No. 293728

Any anons know a cool goff/weird/messy hairstyle for long, straight hair that's not the typical bat's nest one? I have terf bangs but I've been growing my hair out for a few years (waist length now) and don't want to cut/shave it. I love it because I never have to style it but it can get a bit stale sometimes. I have long fake hair available and love braiding so if that's needed it's no problem! Also, any inspirations for different/uniquely cut bangs? I have bettie bangs and tried to cut them more choppy just now just to have something different. I don't like colored hair on me but I'm so incredibly bored with my hair right now because I've had it this way for so long. Sorry for the long post, thanks nonna's ♥

No. 293731

I have never been able to grow long hair in my life. It will get to about shoulder length fairly quickly but then refuse to grow any longer, I spent like 2 years trying to grow it out before getting frustrated and going back to a pixie cut kek. My mom has waist length hair that grows insanely fast so I figure genetics isn't the problem. Should I try supplements or something?

No. 293743

What is your hair texture? If it's dry/porous it's possible it 'stops' growing because the ends break off, many people have a 'limit' when it comes to growing their hair out. If you dye or heat-style it that could have much to do with it as well. I have tailbone length hair because I barely cut it for about 4 years kek. I think those supplements are a scam but if you want and can try them I say why not? Also if you have coily or curly hair you could try having braids or fake dreads for a while so your ends are protected that way.

No. 293765

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Nonnies who have suffered weird hair loss in the past–what did you find out was causing it?

I do intend to ask for labs to be done from my doctor in a few days and unfortunately it might still be a while until I am able to go see a hormone specialist.

No. 293766

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I've had good results doing diluted vinegar washes for my hair but can't quite get it as shiny as I'd like.

What works for other people here?

No. 293789

How the fuck do you olaplex effectively?? I have 0 and 3, I'm supposed to saturate my hair in 0 but it feels impossible because barely any comes out and it would take half a bottle to cover all my hair, not to mention it takes so long that it seems to dry up. And you're supposed to do it on clean hair, then wash it again right after? I'm supposed to wash my hair twice in a row? It's so damn expensive and it hardly feels worth it, goddamn.

No. 293809

What haircuts exist for curly hair.? I’m so jealous of women that can get the wolfcut meanwhile i feel like for curly hair I cauld only ever have the same look. Are there any unique curly hair styles out there? I’m also really afraid of doing something to my hair after it has dried because the curls get messed up easily

No. 293811

I did the wolf cut on 3c hair and it looked bomb HOWEVER I'd have to style it everyday, keeping the shortest "fringe" part in check and I'm lazy af so it's growing out now. It is manageable, there's a few people who've done it on curly hair so you could look it up and see how it looks on them before you try it. Also depending where you live you could look into getting a dry cut, or to DIY something use the ponytail to the front method for easy layers.

No. 293826

I spent a good year trying to find out why my hair kept falling off in chunks at the top of my head. I did alot of tests and after all that the cause ends up being stress and depression. I've changed jobs and gotten treatment and my hair is growing back. Ppl notice it now and ask me what products I'm using that fixed it so it must be a visible difference.
I hope you find out what's causing yours soon so you can treat it if it's possible.

No. 293831

don't use the retail line, buy the salon ones. you can buy them on ebay from licensed people who sell in small portions. you're obviously paying more than what you would were you licensed, but it's still cheaper than going to a salon to get it done. don't bother with the retail line. that having been said, even their salon line is overrated. it works, but it's overhyped

No. 293978

is looking like you have bald spots from certain angles when you've got a buzzcut normal or am i actually bald

No. 293991

I've been shaving mine for years and I don't get it but I notice women with finer hair (not balding) tend to have it going on. I wouldn't panic over it.

No. 294001

ok thanks. another beautiful day of not being bald

No. 294147

What kind of oil I should use on my hair to help with frizz?

No. 294904

Nonas how do we make a new hair part? I've always had this hair that gives more volume to my left side leaving my right side really flat. Id like to even it out but whenever I'd comb it it goes back to its original way

No. 294922

It always takes time. You can part your hair and then wear braids/ponytail to keep it from moving back over. It can also help to use mousse/gel/hairspray/any hold product of your choice on your hair to get it settled.

No. 295194

Are there any nona's who are trying to grow their hair autistically long too? What's your hair washing regime? I put oil on an hour or so before washing it twice a week, I cut off a cm every 1-3 months (mostly depends on if I forget kek). Any other tips?

No. 295202

I’ve grown my hair from ear length/buzz cut to now just about to hit classic length and the things I swear by are a silk pillow case, a high quality wooden brush and using hair sticks/hair forks instead of styles using hair elastics at least some of the time. It ultimately does just boil down to time and not doing any drastic cuts though, it’s taken me about 5 years to gain this much length

No. 295231

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Pic is some random from the UK weebs thread. Is this a dye job?

No. 295244

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Looks like slice foils with a light beige blonde toner

No. 295310

Thanks nonna! I'll be looking into hair sticks, I've thought about getting a wooden brush but they're quite expensive (if you actually want to get a nice one) so I'm saving it for a special occasion. I've been growing my hair out from a long bob to waist length now but I want it to grow down to my knees or as long as possible, it's been 4-5 years since I started. It makes me a bit self-conscious seeing women with extremely long and thick hair though. I don't have thick hair naturally, it's medium thickness but the ends can get very dry and break off so they look very thin. It's the only reason I trim it to begin with.

No. 295433

Nonas, how do you figure out what hair color looks best with your skin tone?

I have kind of yellowish, muted tan skin that is very low-contrast looking with my mousy and ashier/cooler toned light brown hair. I wouldn't be asking if not for how…drab I look in regular lighting. And, ok. I think my hair color looks shitty on me and I'm not really sure why.

People have off-handedly said I look very good in dark or dark brown and yellow clothes so that's really all I know.

No. 295435

Any nonnas with baby fine hair have any tips on extending the life of my wash? First day is always the best but even the second day it gets nasty and greasy. I use dry shampoo but it’s not enough and dries out my hair.

No. 295437

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I finally just accepted that I have to wash my hair every day. Co-wash (washing w conditioner) doesn't do shit for me UNLESS it's picrel, which has sulfates, so almost defeats the purpose of not using shampoo every day. I just try to condition my ends with leave-in treatments (It's a 10) and dry oils.

No. 295439

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You could do a online color analysis that helps to identify which undertones suit your skin best.


Also your natural hair & skin tone have low contrast so a half head of foils can help to create depth and increase contrast

No. 295440

Honestly I've given up mostly and do the following:
Sleep with it in a messy, loose bun on top of my head, and just wear side braids through the day usually. Weirdly enough, the braids always look good and are very easy to make look thicker. When undone, it leaves the shiniest waves. Ponytails look terrible in comparison. However, regardless of what I do (hats aside) I just use dry shampoo on the top of my head because there's really nothing I can do to help it otherwise.
IDK. I just ignored braids for years and was pleasantly surprised by how they look in my hair.

No. 295451

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I want to cut my hair short like picrel. How do I get this look without looking like a mom?

No. 295452

I have a haircut just like this & I asked my hairstylist to cut the hair above my ears super short so they are always showing. It's cute as hell and edgy enough not to look like a soccer mom. Alternately you can do a cool dye job or some panels of bleach or not natural color around your face or peeking out under some of the layers

No. 295454

Find a younger hairdresser with good reviews and show them the pictures. Explain you don't want to look mature and ask them to slightly adjust the haircut to fit your features the best.

No. 295468

So my hair is naturally an ashy light brown but the sun lightens it so my lengths are an ugly brassy dark blonde. I really want my cool toned hair back, what's the easiest/cheapest/least damagign way to achieve that? I've read about silver shampoos, toners and dying it. What's best?

No. 295489

Be extremely attractive. Honestly most short hairstyles are ugly af on normal women, the only reason you see short haired women who look good like in your pics it's because they are extremely attractivrle and have perfect features, stong defined jaws and slender long necks. All of them would be even more stunning with long hair.

No. 295506

>All of them would be even more stunning with long hair.
Strongly disagree with that one, they'd look more plain with long hair.

No. 295517

Or if you're youthful looking/cute, I hate Kibbe but his Gamine classification is a good representation of what I mean

No. 295682

Best thing I did was give up. I tried and tried to sit in the grease for weeks to "train" my hair, washing after 2-3-4 days but it gets dirty overnight on day 1 no matter what. I shampoo+condition every morning, my hair didn't turn to straw as I thought it would. I used to stretch to washing every other day with dry shampoo but it made my scalp really itchy.

No. 295817

What is a safe way of mildly darkening hair? An yes I am aware of the coffee rinse. I did try a color gloss for dark hair and I realize if anything it's given my hair a very light auburn hue, but pretty much 0 darkening.

No. 295819


No. 295965

Is there a specific haircut that makes the back of your head look less flat or accentuates it in a nice way? I have a round face but a high cranial top and it's flat at the back. My current hairstyle is regular long/slightly layered hair with bangs. I don't mind my head shape that much but I think I'd look a lot better with a haircut that is more out there.

No. 296143

Correct me if I'm wrong but I don't think you can use henna on hair that's already been chemically dyed

No. 296168

Yeah, don't do that! It'll fuck up your hair

No. 296355

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Back! Yeah, I'm a soft autumn as far as I know. Here's a sample of what I'm talking about. I have no idea why, but my hair looks so rich in the sun with all sorts of tones, but in a lot of lighting it looks so…swampy on me? Am I imagining things? I'm still not sure about highlights.

No. 296369

nta but I think it might be because most artifical lights will miss the richer colors the sunlight catches because artificial ones only emit a smaller wavelength of light that's a certain temp while the sun is the full range and your hair will reflect that.

No. 296382

Please help me. I have thick wavy hair and I did the stupid fucking side shave thing and regret it and now I want to grow it out. It just looks so bad sticking up when I go without shaving it too long. Is there anything I can do to hide it while growing out? How long will it take to look to not look totally retarded?

No. 296463

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Can I get some help? I know nothing about hair, always hated mine so never cared, but I want to "improve" myself and hair is a big part of that process. My hair colour is like picrel, I would love to have a hint of another colour in it, like red, rose, maybe a little bit brighter, I don't know. What are things I could use that aren't permanent for starters and wash out over time. I never dyed or bleached my hair, I just need something different, something I can start with.

No. 296515

Going lighter always means bleaching, which is permanent. You can buy rosegold non-permanent dye in most drug stores. Just make sure it says on the box it washes out.

No. 296540

Honestly if you don’t have a lot of experience with hair stuff, I think you should just go to a salon with pictures of what you like. Tell them you’re looking for color and ask for a consultation, get feedback from the stylist on what would suit you, how long the processing is, what the end result will likely look like, etc.

No. 296552

no bleaching for me, that would be something to be done by a professional. I might give Elumen Play a try, they have some nice colours.

I get what you are saying and I agree with you, but every salon around me seems to be unable to work with any hair structure that isn't 100% straight and what they're providing isn't worth the price it comes with.

No. 296560

Yeah don't go to a salon, it's not worth it. I have never once gotten what I asked for at a salon and have paid hundreds for results that were plain bad. I think most hairdressers are just shit and don't know what they are doing and also lying about their competence (like being able to do balayage and then just giving you shitty highlights). I just learned how to do my own hair, it's much cheaper and I get what I want.

No. 296572

I think you should try temporary products like the Hair Tonesfrom Make-up Revolution (or their Rainbow Drops, which can be added directly to your usual conditioner and you can choose the intensity you want) or a pigmented conditioner.

Also I entirely agree with you about salons being unable to work with anything other than straight hair, but learning to cut and style your own hair makes a world of difference.

No. 296575

How does one maintain curtain bangs, especially when the hair is greasy? They're the only hairstyle that suits my face. While they looked great, they constantly got in front of my eyes, and that bothered tf out of me, and I couldn't do anything about it. And when the hair got greasy, the bangs would just make me look unkempt, especially considering I couldn't put them behind my ears with a tied hairstyle. It's been 5 months and they've grown to chin length and while it's way easier to maintain them now, it doesn't look as structured and great anymore.

No. 296596

ara ara… just got bangs for the first time today and I'm not sure how to feel about them. They're new. Which is good. I think they would look waaaayyy better it I was a bit skinner, I have potential but I CBA to actually go through with it and lose a few kgs.
Idk I'm also really conflicted on whether I should keep them spread out or split them from the middle
+ really not excited about dealing with some of my acquaintances tomorrow, since even a simple jacket change will get them talking

No. 296605

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1. Washing them along with my face in the morning. Used the la Roche posey blue bottle on both my face and bangs together. Sounds messy but it's quick and not drying at all (no I did not condition them). It'll feel awkward at first but it's kinda refreshing. Make sure to work a bit of the face wash into the root area and rinse well.

2. Towel drying my face and bangs well then using a cylinder shaped hot air brush to dry them into a nice shape. It won't make your banks super old school round like some people think. The bigger the cylinder especially, it'll just give them a bit of body.

This doesn't take more than 5 minutes for me and bangs look fresh every day

No. 296613

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>treating your bangs as part of your face and not of your hair
legit never thought about it like that

No. 297010

I'm not wealthy enough to be able to afford bespoke haircare like function of beauty, are there cheap alternatives that still give pretty good results? I'm looking for something to strengthen my hair and help it grow longer and thicker (I've been growing out a pixie cut) without leaving residue in my scalp. If anybody has some decent recs that I can get in the UK I'd appreciate the help!

No. 297032

No shampoo is going to make your hair grow faster or thicker. The best thing you can do to support your hair while it's growing out is eating healthy, what you put in your body matters more than what you put on top of it and washes away after minutes.

No. 297048

Check some unsponsored function of beauty reviews, I've seen some horrid stuff. Like other anon said you will want to make sure your nutrition is good because shampoo is nothing more than a soap that cleans your hair and scalp.

No. 297057

Since I have androgenic hair loss screwing me over and I'm getting annoyed having long hair, I wanna go short which I've only done once before. Which is better for me to do?
>A)Cut it short and learn how to do the back of my hair.
How often do people with pixie cuts need to trim it? Gotta admit I know for a fact I'm too lazy to go to the hairdressers or upkeep it myself.
>B)Buzz everything off and get a short wig.
But I'm still self conscious about wearing wigs. I've been shopping around and don't know where to buy from or what to get because I've seen wigs worth hundreds and $20 ones worn by fashion youtubers who make theirs look natural. I've been burned trying to buy one that costed that much from a shit shop but human hairs will always get damaged and fray and I'm wary of all these generic shopping sites with fibres from god knows where that say they're kanekalon or even human (which feels sketchy after I saw a documentary exposing the hair trade, women in poorer countries get paid pennies for it or are attacked by people who literally cut and run).

No. 297073

Is reverse ombré not worth it if you have dark hair? I recently went to the salon and I’m lighter by the roots and slightly darker at the rest. I was not supposed to be this dark all over, my face looks better with not a lot to contrast it/contour it around. As it grows out I don’t want the same intensity and want lighter, similar to the roots, but what’s dark will probably have to stay dark because it’s already over-processed hence reverse ombre. I kinda wish I had asked to wait to come in later when my last stylist was in but I didn’t know when I was gonna be off again from work and wanted something new for start of November. I hope this all makes sense

No. 297087

samefag but I also wanted to clarify I don't want to loose length which is why i'm not growing it out then cutting it

No. 297556

Why is dry shampoo making my hair even oilier? I have very fine, very low density virgin hair and don't use heat products. Normally my hair already starts to get oily one day after washing so I thought dry shampoo could help me have day 2 hair for once in my life. I spray about a foot/30cm away and let it set for 5 or so minutes before shaking my hair with my hands. I don't section because it's easy to see my scalp when my hair's starting to get oily. I'm using Berlin Pulp Riot dry shampoo which a lot of reviews said was good for their thin hair. Any advice?

No. 297559

It seems pretty unlikely it would make your hair oilier, but maybe that brand isn't good for your hair and is making it feel gross? There's only one brand out of all the different dry shampoos I've tried that actually keeps my hair oil free AND feeling decent (Batiste).

Also make sure you put it on before your hair gets oily, not after.

No. 297569

it's probably build up and I don't think you should keep using it. I ran into a similar issue alongside just being allergic to all the dry shampoos I tried, and I ended up just using a little bit of baby powder (I think with arrowroot powder). It does leave some residue but at least destroys the oil and has 0 smell.

No. 297642

Does anyone know of any drugstore silver shampoos that has blue pigment not purple? Most shampoos don't specify online or on the bottle but they're usually purple.

No. 297673

If you want blue shampoo then mix blue anti-brass toner into your shampoo. Purple and blue shampoo is just toner diluted with shampoo.

No. 297690

Just buy some cheap manic panic or other blue hair dye then mix it with lots of conditioner.

No. 297922

nonas i have a dilemma…
for the past 6 months or so i have been going back and forth on dying my hair black. im naturally a warm brown with blonde highlights and honestly i like my natural color, but i have this compulsion to dye my hair black. i dyed my hair with black box dye in middle school but it always came out patchy and along with using heat i absolutely fried my hair and it took years to recover. i also had a problem with pulling out my hair, which i dont do much anymore. i do have a problem with obsessing over my hair texture though. my hair is currently a long bob with side bangs, and i just cant stop pining over photos of girls with black hair.
my concerns are…
i want to grow my hair longer, at least to my bust line. i dont intend to use heat on my hair, but will dying it make it damaged enough that it wont be plausible to grow it longer?
is this compulsion to dye my hair black a bad idea?
will dying my hair black make others see me as some goth girl fetish fuel? i already dress edgy, often in japanese lolita esque or emo/gothic styles and have for years but im afraid of being pigeonholed into a porn category.

No. 297927

If you don’t want to look too goth-y, try a soft black/darkest brown color. It’s a lot more flattering on naturally lighter hair. Whether or not your hair gets damaged from the coloring depends on what kind of color you use, how you take care of your hair, etc. Get more frequent trims if you’re really worried about the damage, but of course it will take a bit longer to get to your desired length.

No. 297940

Have you considered indigo henna?

No. 297959

How about you ease into it with a semi/demi permanent brown black, darkest brown or natural black? Go to a salon and explain that you don't want it to last long or damage your hair. If you really want to do it on your own, use the weakest possible level of developer you can find and only leave the dye on for 25 minutes. This way your hair shouldn't suffer much damage.

No. 297970

You'll get awful looking roots after like 2 weeks.
When you go lighter, you can have 1 or 2 cm of dark roots and still look somewhat fine. but lighter roots on black hair will make you look like you're balding with just a few millimeters (and I have darker hair than you). Black hair will give you a lot more trouble than just damage and fetishization (which will happen even if you're not alt, black hair is as much of a fetish as blondes now)

if you go for semi-permanent dye, you can say goodbye to your white shirt collars. and your bangs will stain your forehead when it gets too hot outside too. I haven't tried demi-permanent since middle school, but it might be a smarter choice.

I miss my black hair so bad sometimes but I really don't miss the nightmare maintenance (and the even worse nightmare that was transitioning back into natural hair)

tl;dr : yes, it's a bad idea

No. 298030

I always wanted black hair too but this is why I haven’t done it kek. Dark semi permanent dye just sounds like a messy nightmare that will dye your whole bathroom and permanent will have an awful grow out stage. Growing out a lighter color always looks a million times better.

No. 298285

Tips for growing out a buzzcut? I'm about a month or two in and while it looks cute and stylish right now I'm aware that in a few weeks I'm going to hit the awkward puffy stage. Any tips on getting through this as painlessly as possible?

No. 298303


No. 298313

ive done demi permanents, with black anything you do stains the cortex. demi is the same as semi, yeah itll fade but only like 30% at most and leave a rusty sheen

No. 298333

i hate my nipples so much that im not going to let my nigel touch them or see them naked until i can afford getting laser hair removal several times. fucking hate nipple hair, my nipples look like shit compared to all the candid nipples ive seen in my life

No. 298334

your nigel isn't spending a bucketload of money to visually improve any body part of his for your viewing pleasure, he probably doesn't even shave his balls for you, so maybe you should calm the fuck down about your nipples of all things.

No. 298342

There's a separate thread for body hair, but it's probably not as bad as you think and i doubt your guy will care as long as he gets to see boobs and fuck.

No. 299405

What kind of color would look best on very oily and very thin hair, plus a huge forehead? I thought blonde would make the huge forehead less obvious, but might make the oiliness more obvious? What kind of shade or color would you get if you had hair like this?

No. 299487

Whatever colours clash with your complexion will make your flaws stand out more, whatever colours are in harmony with your complexion will make you look better. So it depends on the colour of your skin and eyes.

No. 299498

Uh I'm pretty fair, I think I have yellow/olive undertones, vague eye color tbh it's like a mix of grey/green maybe blue

No. 299519

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I'm wanting to get some color tint shampoo and conditioner, can any nonnas recommend a brand they like? I get choice paralysis like a mf. I have medium blonde hair that lightens nicely with sunlight, it's medium thickness and wavy. I'd like to go with a strawberry tone. Thank you in advance for your recommendations.

No. 299654

Dark colours hide oily hair a bit better. I have similar colouring to you and I dyed my hair soft black, I'm very happy with it. My natural colour was dark blonde, my oily skin and scalp would show through in the hair in mere hours.

No. 299767

My bangs were sectioned/cut too far back so I'm trying to grow the top part out (if that makes sense). Does anyone have tips? They keep falling forwards and pinning them just looks a bit strange.

No. 299853

Don’t use John Freida. His red tint conditioner and shampoo are purple based. They won’t make you strawberry. Maybe go for gingerful since it’s more red toned? It uses henna I think though so make sure you don’t plan on using metallic salt based dye on the same strands. You could also mix your own with vegan semi dye like arctic fox in your regular conditioner.

No. 299854

Head bands, hats, headscarf’s if pinning doesn’t work. Maybe braid the smaller strands back. You can also try curling your hair to help it blend sometimes.

No. 299970

so I have a big forehead that's been bothering me lately, but I don't know if bangs would be a good idea since my hair is extremely thin (plus I don't have a lot of it) and it's always oily no matter what I do
should I risk cutting it and try out bangs, or should I give wigs a try instead?

No. 300007

Same situation as you anon, I had bangs for years and it was such a struggle keeping them tidy. They would be always clumped together with oil unless I blasted them with dry shampoo and hairspray every morning. All the dry shampoo I used gave me a very itchy scalp with gunk buildup. They did a poor job of hiding my 5head because the hair is too thin, there was too little of it to have full bangs, and they had to be like 5 inches long. Best thing I did was grow them out, now I tuck them to the sides and wear a hair band, it gives a similar look to side bangs and still does an OK job covering most of my forehead. I'm unsure about wigs as I've never tried them, sorry.

No. 300015

Thanks nonna, now that you said it I could braid some fake hair into it and it might look like a conscious choice instead of a bad haircut kek.

No. 300249

oh wow that sounds like it was a hassle, I guess I'll avoid getting bangs because that same scenario will probably happen to me if I get them

No. 300890

I'm an idiot and accidentally dyed my 7N hair 6W instead of 6N I meant to grab. It's demi. Can I just put a demi ash over it, or a green semi, once it fades a bit? Demis always start out surprisingly dark so I wanna off myself rn becar it's basically auburn and I just painstakingly got stubborn red couple months ago. Pray for me, color oops will be my last resort.

No. 300895

It's hard to say for sure without being able to see it and any color treatment you've ever done to get your hair to where it is now going to play a factor. A pretty safe bet, or at least what I would do, is opt for the greener shade in semi-permanent and do a strand test. From that you can adjust the processing time and/or dilute the dye with conditioner.

No. 300955

>I haven't shampooed or brushed my hair in 6 years
Yeah, I can tell.

No. 300956

Are you jealous or something? I've seen freshly washed curly hair that looked somewhat similar.
My hair looks much more dirty a day after shampooing and it's straight and very thin.

No. 300963

I used 2% Ketoconazole shampoo because I had itchy scalp and dandruff since I was little and nothing helped. Dermatologists had no idea what it was. Anyways, this shampoo helped. Feels so good! BUT I lost so many hair while using it. I would say maybe 1/3 of my hair. And I still lose hair… but I think not so much since I stopped using the shampoo but I’m not sure. I developed some kind of anxiety disorder when I see how much hair I lose kek yes it’s very dramatic. Anyone else experienced that?

No. 300967

>53min video
I guess I'll never find out her hair care secrets

No. 300987

She washes her hair with rhassoul clay. I've actually seen a lot of black youtubers back in the day, naptual82 in particular swear by this and imo her hair always looked great. I don't think the woman in the other video looks dirty. Ngl, i did do it once and whilst my hair was incredibly clean and my curls are very defined, idk if i would ever do it again because of the clean up and the risk of getting clay stuck in the drain. Honestly, everything in the video is stuff i hear black woman talk about doing to their hair from oiling the scalp which i completely recommend btw. The video is long for a reason, it's very detailed.

No. 300989

Ketoconazole has been proven to reduce hair loss because it inhibits dht. If your hair is falling out, it's not because of the shampoo.

No. 303129

What is the best way to pin your bangs out of the way somewhat unnoticeably? I like how a high, loose bun looks without bangs but whenever I pin them back it looks weird and doesn't really hide that I have them. I like my bangs and don't want to grow them out they're just no that flattering on some hairstyles.

No. 303222

Maybe not unnoticeably, but you could try twisting them in a coil and pinning them to the side, looking more like a stylised choice that way (depending if they're long enough for that)

No. 303287

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I’ve been going to the gym a lot and it is impossible to wash my hair as often as I go so my hair was nice before I went and I dry shampooed it and slicked it back into a ponytail. After the gym, I took it out after I showered and it’s so frizzy I put garnier oil in it and it looked greasy so I brushed it and it’s so awful omg wavy coarse hair is impossible idk why the front of it is especially so bad.

No. 303377

Nonnies, can I get a recommendation for a dark auburn hair color or product that'd go good on muted warm-toned skin?
Maybe try a low-weight oil? I did try some hemi-squalane recently while trying to blow heat onto my hair and it actually seemed to help. My hair is constantly dry and appears to be super low porosity otherwise.

No. 303378

Maybe try a burgundy shade? That always looks so good with that skin tone

No. 303690

Hair masks and black castor oil worked wonders for me.

No. 304829

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Anyone experience with luxy hair extensions? My hair is so thin I want to finally want to get extensions to feel pretty again.

No. 305009

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my hair is similar to picrel, could i put a dark brown over the red? i dyed it over ginger about 6 months ago but i'm sick of it. i don't care about the natural root colour, i just want rid of the red but i've heard red can be a bitch when it comes to dye.

No. 305196

Nonnies, I'm kind of sick of my long, baby fine hair. I sometimes get compliments on it, but it's quick to get ratty/frizzy, it looks disgustingly thin, constantly tangles for some reason, and I look like a mess if I don't shampoo it every morning. However every short hair cut I've gotten - only to my chin or around there - just hasn't looked good and weirdly enough looks no more thicker than my hair when it's long.
Any advice? I don't expect the ultimate answer, I'm just so sick of my hair and don't know what else to do.

No. 305200

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Sleeping on a silk pillow case has made substantial improvement in my hair. I thought it was a dumb piece of advice that womens magazines like to publish to shill pillowcases but it actually has made a noticeable reduction in my "bad hair days" and kept my blowouts alive much longer.

No. 305201

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I used to have 24" bellami extensions (beaded row ones).
Pros: got compliments on my hair genuinely every day wherever i went, held heat styles for days, let me cut alot of damage off natural hair without worry of losing length which helped my natural hair get really long
Cons:About $1200 for the hair and $450 a month for moveups + coloring my roots, didnt blend that great when I didnt style my hair, very heavy, couldn't wear normal ponytails without the beads showing (not a problem if you have darker hair)

No. 305264

can I get some tips on dying my light brown hair to a dark, muted auburn? I'm a bit spooked of doing it because I tried a dark bronze brown semi-perma before and my hair didn't get darker, it simply got redder in a violet way that wasn't flattering on my tanned yellowish skin.

No. 305270

I've got fine hair, too, and, yeah, I have to wash it basically every day. It tangles because it's thinner and therefore easier to tangle, unlike thick hair. I've found that a simple comb fixed all that. After I get out of the shower, I throw on some leave-in conditioner (not too much) and let my hair air-dry a little bit, then comb it. The only setback is now my hair doesn't get as wavy as it did before. I gotta find a way to get it wavy again. I also discovered that a hair dryer with little to no ions is the way to go. Negatively-charged ions cause your hair follicles to lie limp. It's to prevent blowout and frizziness, but us fine-haired people do not want that. We want the opposite. So find a hair dryer with an option to control how much ion flow comes out of the nozzle.

No. 305447

I feel like I don't know how to wash my hair. It very literally looks like Dasha's hair, no joke.
I used to have bleached platinum hair and I guess constant root touch ups kept everything clean. Now that I'm on year 2 of growing it out I am dismayed at the amount of oil and the way it looks (I do like that it's stronger and breakage is gone but at what cost?).
The bigger problem is that shampoo and conditioner make me break out on my back. I don't have this problem when I go to a salon and they wash my head in their sink because the products don't touch my skin. In the shower it's like as soon as I rinse and it gets on my back I have 3 new cysts. This is making me avoid washing my hair at all.

No. 305453

samefag: sorry I didn't even ask a question I just vented. Basically is there any advice for me? specifically things that won't break me out? I tried baby shampoo because of it's limited ingredients and even that is making me break out. I'm afraid to buy expensive non-comedogenic shampoos and have them also not work.

No. 305460

What order do you wash your hair/body in? Wash and condition hair 1st, then wash skin (all of it, get something to reach your back) with cloth and antibacterial gentle plain soap. Dont just use hands. Exfoliate. If you do hair last the product rinses down your back and clings to skin

No. 305497

I do it the way you recommend, hair first then body. I'll try to be more thorough? I do use my hands and not a loofah or cloth; if that's all I'm missing then I will be thrilled.
Any recommendations for the oily head? I think I'm just one of those people who needs to wash their hair every day. I tried no shampoo to see if it balanced out on its own but after 6 months I gave up (that was when I found out my hair products were breaking me out, but it feels like cursed knowledge now lol).

Currently I'm just being my oily self because it's better than breaking out to be honest. 2a fine hair doesn't look great weighed down like this but kinda feels like my hands are tied here.

No. 305810

nayrt but I bought a salicylic acid cleanser and a back scrubber for bacne. You can also try something like The Ordinary's Glycolic acid as a toner to help clear spots up when they appear.

One thing you can also try for oil control is dry shampooing before you get oily. IE, wash and dry your hair, then immediately apply the dry shampoo. Or spray it the night after you wash your hair and let it absorb throughout the night. I have short hair now but when my hair was longer, dry shampoo was my savior.

No. 305811

The ordinary makes a very basic shampoo you could try. Do you have oily roots and dry ends? If so you can use a boar bristle brush before oiling and braiding your hair at night and before showering. Distributing the oil to the ends with brushing might help your scalp produce less oil.

No. 305845

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Do any anons have a review for Dermoia shampoo? I had a coworker recommended it to me, but the website itself seems so chinky. I only see reviews for the cream they sell and most of the people leaving reviews just say they used it on their child it works for them, I haven't really seen a personal review.

No. 305882

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My hair is naturally dark brown, I've dyed it so it's a bit lighter (in pic). I have naturally quite pale/neutral skin though so I find it really makes me look old unless I tie it up. I usually dye it gingery blonde but I've recently given up because my hair grows out so quickly. Can anyone recommend a way to find a good middle ground between my natural colour and blonde? Should I try highlights? It's just such a pain to dye my whole head every few months.

No. 305897

Why not try something like >>273898 that won’t require so much upkeep? Keep a bit of your root color and blend it down with highlights and low lights. The grow out is usually a lot less painful compared to doing your whole head and touching up your roots every few weeks. Usually looks a bit more natural too.

No. 306478

I have pretty wide cheekbones that make my face look kind of harsh. Is there any tips on how to keep front strands in place so they cover them?

No. 306510

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Hey nonis can I get opinions please? I have long hair, a bit longer than the 2 photos to the left in picrel, blunt, no layers, slightly shorter in the front. I've been wanting to cut around a foot and get layers, like the 3 photos to the right, what do you think? If I cut it I plan on donating it.
I'm doubting because if I don't like it or miss it would take about 2/3 years to grow it to the length it currently is, but I am kinda tired of the maintenance (washing takes forever and finding 3ft long hairs everywhere is annoying). Going for an in between length is not an option because I want to donate.
What do you think?

I only put a spoiler to hide how shitty my collage is but it's safe to open lol

No. 306525

Is your hair healthy? And what sort of texture does it have? Do you have grown out bangs or anything like that? Super long hair is definitely inconvenient (especially drying it), but I don't know if I would immediately jump to as short as the pictures in your collage (you can always cut it shorter), also I would NOT cut those extreme layers immediately, get a more blunt cut first and see how you like it first unless you have old bangs you need to blend out or a lot of spit ends and damage in the face framing area. I personally think one of the main pros of chopping that much hair is that you can get a very sleek looking one length cut. I would also look into lower maintenance hair routines (less wash days, ect)

No. 306819

nonnies, is there a very short hair style that's low maintenance that still looks cool and is softening for very squarish, big foreheads and strong faces? I can do simple styling but not much. my baby fine/silky, thin, straight hair hates all styling products and retains 0 shape.

No. 306877

Last time I had hair that long and got it cut with layers they said they couldn't donate a layered cut. This was years ago so maybe I'm wrong? If you want to donate I think you have to find out the requirements for that first and foremost.

No. 306941

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How do I style my hair to look messy like that? I have the right lenght and my hair is thick. Hair gel doesn't do much, should I just fuck around with hairspray?

No. 306942

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(samefag) or something like this.

No. 306943

No. 306964

Texture sprays, texture powders, pomades!

No. 306978

bump! Yeah, I'm desperate, kek.

No. 306994

any good boar bristle/nylon bristle combos brush recommendations that are max like $30, i don't want to just get one off walmart or whatever

No. 306996

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I have wet brush shine enhancer, I appreciate it's not so dense bc my hair just kind of gets stuck on top of dense brushes, and the plastic balls haven't fallen off in the two years I've been using it, which happened immediately the last time I bought a noname supermarket brush.

No. 307044

I’m kinda annoyed by how weighed down my hair gets if something moisturizing goes on top. My hair is very curly and if I put any leave in product it just weighs down like crazy. Can’t go without the products either or I just end up super frizzy.

No. 307046

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How does every girl I know get her hair to look nice like pic related? It doesn't have to be straight like that, just a popular style I noticed. Yet it looks healthy, pretty, and uniform.
Meanwhile my hair looks limp and flat, uneven texture, easily gets messy or oily yet can also be too dry. It's almost troon-like and I'm only saved by having a decentish face. Picture a homely/mousy girl and she has hair like me (I probably am one lbr). The only hair care I do is shampoo and condition, which I change products for regularly and make sure to get the ones without nasty stuff in it. I'm guessing there is more to the process of getting hair like the pic. I don't even want it that perfect but closer to what normal girls have that I somehow never achieved. I actually would prefer to have waves or curls but I hate the idea of introducing heat to my 99% virgin hair.

No. 307049

>99% virgin hair

Speaking from my experience, and I used to have the frizzy "hermoine" hair when it was at its most virgin, heat styling via a hot air brush after your hair is 70 - 80% air dried is an absolute godsend and the one beauty tool I'd actually call a holy grail item. I've been drying my hair like this for over a decade every 3 days and it's very shiny and long.

Another thing I do is eat and drink protein bars and shakes. They have some good whey-based shakes that have a ton of good vitamins and nutrients and I've been doing this for over 5 years. Your hair may be virgin but if you have nutritional deficiencies you can still produce damaged looking hair. The quality of your hair is more contingent on you not having vitamin deficiencies and not bleaching or ironing the shit out of it than it is completely avoiding all heat.

As I've said, I've dried mine with a hot air brush for years but I don't mess with irons as their heat needs to be too high to work and is directly contacting the hair via plates, while the air brush produces hot air not hot metal, is already a lower temperature, and is evaporating water which displaces some of that heat energy. Bonus points if you point a fan at yourself while you use a hot air brush, the vapor flies away drying the hair faster and the cool air immediately sets the hair and locks in shine.

No. 307050

>I hate the idea of introducing heat to my 99% virgin hair.
Unfortunately heat is exactly how you get nice hair. Hair care is a bit of a catch 22 - in order for it to be healthy, you should avoid heat, not wash it too often, etc. But washing it and using heat is what makes it look good on a daily basis. Most of us have a bit of frizz or flatness that we really can't solve without heat styling.

If you're really determined not to harm your hair, you should possibly aim for a style with more texture. Like, sleep with your hair in a bun for volume or do heatless curls or braids for waves rather than never styling it and hoping it magically becomes beautifully smooth.

No. 307053

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Everything you've said makes total sense nonas, thanks. I hope it wasn't weird to describe my hair that way but it's exactly why I've been hesitant to make a change, especially since I had recent health issues that made it deteriorate.
However, I see what you mean. Maybe I'll start with overnight braiding for waves to begin with or something else not involving heat, then move into it if I'm still unsatisfied (likely). I'm grateful my mom got me a heat brush (I think it's what you're describing) recently as a gift, so far I have barely used it. Time to break it in some more. Tbh heat damage sounds like a bit of a boogeyman since evidently most other women's hair looks great when they use it.
Pic is what I have and plan to actually use now (with heat protectant)

No. 307063

>Tbh heat damage sounds like a bit of a boogeyman since evidently most other women's hair looks great when they use it.
It's more like you become reliant on it to hide the damage, my hair isn't too bad but it looks horrific when I air dry it and a bit frizzy if I blow dry without straightening it. Looks fine without straightening when it's curly/wavy though so I definitely think braids etc are a good compromise.

No. 307088

That pic looks like extensions to me.

No. 307112

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Does anyone know a light/non-greasy hair oil that can be used frequently?
I desperately need one since my hair ends are dry as fuck and only hair oils make them feel alive for a while, otherwise I look like picrel because I have short hair. But I also live in a humid country and can't deal with that greasy feeling on my head it feels like I'm getting deep fried whenever I step outside kek. I constantly feel the need to 'wash it off' but I can't, because then I'll end up with semi-greasy hair (if I use a gentle shampoo) and possibly acne or a dry scalp and dandruff. I can't try hair serums either because they could be expensive and many good brands are unavailable here, while hair oils are cheap and accessible. I know, covering my head to avoid sun exposure would/does help but it certainly doesn't turn dry hair into soft and silky all by itself.

No. 307114

Have you tried White Shea Butter. It's lighter than the yellow and only takes a small amount

No. 307116

I haven't, so I'll give it a try. Thanks for the suggestion nonnie!

No. 307127

my hair is literally in this exact length and shape. feel like a horse girl but i do not want to cut an inch of it. i was

No. 307135

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I have 2b/2c hair and I'd like to relax only my bangs, is it a bad idea ? I'm thinking about using picrel (n°1) since it's not too hard to find.

I like my blunt bangs, they are the style that suits me best and I have never not wanted them so I'm not worried about the permanence or anything. However I am constantly exposed to humidity and getting them to lay flat for more than a couple hours is impossible, I have to flat iron them three times a day and it's just stupid. My hair is currently completely natural and undyed, and I did a lot of dumb shit with it before with no problems, so I don't think it's too fragile and bangs get trimmed often anyway. But I'm afraid to take the plunge because whenever I see someone with relaxed hair it's a dry, gravity defying mess.

No. 307188

Question, does that mean something like the BabylissPro TT's "natural ions" it talks about is a bad thing? Asking because I've had one for a few years that's been sitting around.

No. 307219

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Honestly my only experiences are with picrel since i have 3c hair and I can't say anything nice about relaxers, granted hair relaxers for black women are pretty much nuclear explosions for your hair compared to what you have posted. If you intend to relax your bangs you really have to invest in some bond repairing products to make sure it doesn't look like shit and look up maintenance videos. I'd also consider patch testing with a small section of your hair you don't give a shit about before fully committing because if it goes wrong, there is probably no way you can hide it. It's probably good to try and avoid getting it wet and straightening it as much as possible after doing the relaxer.

No. 307379

I wonder if you’d be better off trying some different hair products and styling methods first. My hair is around 3c and I can usually get my bangs to stay (mostly) straight until they get wet or I start sweating, but I usually style them with a blow dryer and round brush. Maybe even try some hair spray. Relaxing your bangs honestly sounds like a huge hassle to me. Even if the product works and the results look good, you’d need to touch up your roots every month or so (depending on your growth) and not over relax the bottom pieces. Of course it’s up to you anon, but it sounds super annoying to keep up.

No. 307578

Thank you nonas !
I style my bangs with a blow dryer/round brush also and then flat iron and set them with hairspray. Back when I was in school this would make them last the whole day and even more, but I have a physical job now and am either working outdoors or inside a warehouse that's very humid, not to mention the sweat, so that's why I thought about relaxing them but yeah, it's probably not worth it.

I actually grew out my bangs a bit since I planned to cut them post-relaxer, but instead I'll cut something more layered and airy that will blend well with the rest of my hair when it curls up. Or I could try micro-bangs, but let's not replace a bad idea with another.

No. 307707

Anons. I want blonde hair all of a sudden. The only problem is i used to dye my hair with henna. Has anyone experience in getting it out? Or basically bleach over it? I don’t mind leaving a bit lenght behind but i don’t want to turn crazy orange

No. 307713

ANON don't go near bleach, henna can cause awful chemical reactions and burn your hair off. Go to a salon and explain your situation.

No. 307714

If you used pure henna you don't need to worry about any chemical reaction. If you're unsure however, I'd proceed with caution. I recommend doing a test strand either way. It's not impossible to lift out henna, but it may be stubborn and require too much damage to be worth it. On YouTube you can find some videos of girls who managed to bleach out their henna, it may be helpful to watch a few.

No. 307718

I did use a 100% henna. It’s been a few months tbh and i only used a brown toner over it. I was thinking of trying a bleach wash? I read that hair colour remover doesn’t work on henna.
I definitely have to think about it a lot if i want to go there really. I have decided so far to not refresh the colour atm.

No. 307758

If you’re doing a physical job in a humid environment, I’d say don’t even style your bangs tbh. Your forehead is going to sweat and they’re not gonna stay. Even if you did do the relaxing, a slight bit of sweat will still make them messy. I think a better idea would be to pin or braid them back and only style them when you’re not at work. I know it sounds boring but there’s no point in constantly using heat every day when you’re doing a physical job. I do think another style like curtain bangs would work way better too, I’ve had blunt bangs and they’re just a pain unless you have very thick and very straight hair. Even if you like a particular style a lot, it’s always good to try some different styles too, especially with bangs since they grow so fast. Good luck anon!

No. 309961

I bleached over pure henna during quarantine madness in 2020. My hair was crazy orange and damaged afterwards. It'll probably never get to a nice level 10 platinum, but if you're down for a strawberry blonde or a darker blonde, it can work.

No. 310100

Does anyone here have really short hair? I've always had mine shoulder length or longer but the other week I decided to cut it all off with scissors and now I have a really short bob that is gradually longer towards the front. I wanna go slightly shorter (like pixie length at the back) but don't have clippers so I'm asking does anyone have advice on a good clipper to get and how to maintain this length?

No. 310143

I have a pixie that I've maintained for a year-ish now. Never cut it myself though, because mistakes are just that much more obvious when your hair is short. I get trims from this pretty cheap salon school by the students there. Most places advice a trim once every 4-6 weeks but you can kind of stretch it to two months if you don't mind rocking the overgrown look.
Do you want to cut it yourself? How about you get it cut professionally first and then do trims yourself? The maintenance kind of sucks, especially if your hair grows fast.

No. 310442

could it be seborrheic dermatitis that is making my hair so greasy, but also filled with dandruff at the same time? I have seb derm on other parts of my face/body so I'm suspecting it is also on my scalp. switching to an all natural shampoo bar has helped a tiny bit, and I'm thinking of giving apple cider vinegar washes a try. using tea tree oil has been recommended too. anything else that would help combat the grease?

No. 310584

Seb derm is primarily a scalp condition, so yes you probably have it. Treat it with ketoconazole, natural remedies aren't effective. You might need a prescription for it depending on the strength.

No. 310602

do you know if a doctor would be able to diagnose it? my insurance doesn't cover a dermatologist or any specialists but I have a doctors appointment soon so maybe I can ask there

No. 310802

Yeah, that's how I got it

No. 310892

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I bought one of these to keep my bangs up for morning skincare without styling them again, but for the life of me I can't get my hair to stay in it. I feel retarded because it seems like everyone else complains that their hair gets stuck, but even if I physically smash my hair into the velcro as I roll it still slides out and I just end up adding grease and kinking the tips of my bangs because they won't stay stuck long enough to roll them under. My hair is extremely fine, thin, and straight… is there just not enough to grab onto? Has anyone else had this problem and figured out a solution?

No. 310895

Maybe fixate it with a hairpin

No. 310903

Get better rollers

No. 311009

Yeah I just use a plastic headband to push my bangs back when Im doing skincare shit. I also make sure that they're wet (like after I take a shower) when the headband is on. That way, when my skincare stuff has dried and soaked in, it won't affect my hair. Then I just blow it dry.

No. 311082

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clip roller

No. 311084

velcro rollers are evil, unironically just try different rollers.

No. 311096

Nta but i never knew these existed??

No. 311636

I have slightly wavy hair, and I wonder if it's possible to make it more wavy/curly naturally?

No. 311761

I did it i bleached my hair . Problem is i used henna red on it before and now it’s neon orange!!! I feel so ugly and horrible now. I try everything now with John Frieda go blonder products but i feel like I’m gonna have to chop it off at some point.

No. 311763

Your problem was thinking that henna was ever safe to use on your hair…

No. 311766

I wake up every day with regret kek I would forever advise against it if anyone would ask me it’s worse than black box dye

No. 312324

Are male hairdressers worse than female hairdressers when it comes to doing women’s hair? I’m getting a haircut soon from a moid and I’m kind of nervous he’ll do a bad job.

No. 312325

DON'T. The cruelest, most deranged faggots are always hairdressers and their seething jealousy makes them act like catty pieces of shit. They get off on controlling women's appearances if they're straight, and they all refused to give me the haircut I wanted because they thought it was "ugly." My dad gave me the style I always wanted and I never felt prettier. I've had my hair purposefully ruined by them before, but never again.

No. 312326

If he's trained in cutting women's hair it should theoretically be fine? Why are you going to a man for a cut though?

No. 312328

Yeah it's always better to give money to women

No. 312361

They are very biased and assuming. My best friend has a male hairdresser and she likes edgy styles and he didn't feel comfortable doing it because he assumed she wasn't very "edgy looking". Even on her wedding, he softened her looks and said after the fact "I didn't know you liked extreme looks, next time I'll be more harsh." It's what she's been asking for this entire time. It's almost like clockwork he'll "not know".

No. 313095

Is it wrong of me as a white woman to go to a salon that is catered towards black women?
My whole life a lot of my self esteem has centered around my hair, it's really long and I like it that way. I used to go to salons to have it cut and styled but had sooo many bad experiences with white hair stylists. The last time I went to a salon period was over 5 years ago, and the woman cut a lot of my hair off after I specifically asked for just a trim. The only good experience I've literally ever had at any salon was with a black hair stylist at a salon that catered towards black women, because she was my mom's friend and offered to help me with my hair.
I've been wanting to go get it cut again because it's all one length now, but I'm terrified of my hair being ruined and it causing a big hit to my self esteem. I just feel like I'd be more comfortable going to a black salon, but I don't know if that would be rude of me to do

No. 313096

No, it's not.
If they are licensed/went to school/they have worked on "white" hair, before ever working on black hair

t. black woman whose black hairdresser works on all types of hair

No. 313099

Just ask if they can work on your hair type.

No. 313103

What does being black have to do with listening to your instructions? Lmao wut just make sure whatever hairdresser you're seeing explicity understands and watch what they are doing during the haircut.

No. 313120

I have never gone myself because I’ve wondered the same thing, if they’re going to look at me and think gtfo
But I think black female stylists are probably the best in the game because they care about the integrity of their hair and go to great lengths to take care of it, I love watching black salon hair videos like silk presses and conditioning treatments, I think you should go for it

No. 313121

Yes it's terrible to spend money on a business, they'll chase you away at the door for even trying.

No. 313163

Does anyone know how to mantain your hair well kept without brushing it? My hair is wavy and I can’t brush it when it’s dry but also can’t wash it everyday or else it gets too oily

No. 313192

Braid it or use a sleeping cap when you sleep. Keep a spray bottle handy for when you need to refresh it but it's not wash day yet.

No. 313197

My hair's the exact same, keeping it in a loose braid works for me. When I take it out of the braid in the morning I just have to run my fingers through it quickly. A bun works too and it gives nice volume but I'm concerned that may not be good for the hair long-term because of the pulling/stress on the scalp.

No. 313254

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is it possible to get bangs like pic related even though I have very thin hair? I really want bangs that cover my big forehead but idk if it'll look good with my unfortunate hair texture

No. 313257

you'd have to start them stupid far back to get enough hair to make them thick enough, but technically possible

t. used to wear those bangs but then hair started thinning so i gave up

No. 313260

oh maybe it's better I didn't, since my hair is also slowly thinning. is your hair all one length now?

No. 313271

Get clip ons

No. 313293

I have thin hair and ive had bangs like that. It thins the rest of your hair out quite a lot. I have all my hair one lenght now and its thicker and nicer. Wouldnt recommend bangs with thin hair.

No. 313298

my hair used to be tailbone length but then i got highlights and it started falling out and getting shorter?? so is their any way to fix this problem

No. 313309

Lightening hair damages it. Sounds like your hair was lifted too far. You can get salon treatments or use hair masks to make it appear and feel nicer temporarily, but hair outside the follicle is not alive and cannot be repaired. Furthermore damage will travel up from the damaged ends of your hair and start affecting your new growth over time. Basically you have to grow it out and eventually cut all of the damaged hair off.

No. 313328

Has anyone used Olaplex before? Did anyone else experience negative effects?

I used Olaplex No3 for a few months because it said you could use it on healthy hair to treat/prevent breakage. My hair was healthy, no chemical damage but maybe some from heat styling. I used it once a week and it did make my hair soft and smoother.

Then I noticed I was shedding more than usual. Every time I showered, I would grab clumps of hair out. When it was wet, strands would literally stretch to nearly double the length and break off. I thought it was all due to stress or aging, and I coped by saying that hundreds of strands fall out normally everyday. Then I came across some women saying Olaplex actually damaged their hair. I stopped using it to test this theory and what do ya know, I haven't had any more excessive hair fall, no more balls of hair or my brush becoming full after combing. I only lose a few hairs now.

This was before I saw the lawsuit on Olaplex and now it makes so much sense. It was a product always shilled on YouTube, so I thought it worked well. I guess it's meant for hair that's bleached to straw, but the packaging of some these products said it could be used on healthy hair as a preventative to damage. I feel lucky that I didn't get bald spots like some of the poor women suing, only some breakage which will grew out eventually.

No. 313329

if you aren't attached to long hair, a hepburn pixie can be very flattering with thin hair and a big forehead. gives you bangs to style over your forehead and lets you floof around your remaining pixie short hair with minimal effort

No. 313330

I never used it, no. I read it did weird stuff and avoided it.

No. 313331

idk who this is but it looks like she's wearing a wig.

No. 313333

Did you use it per instructions? Either way, IMO it really should only be used on very damaged hair. It works very, very well with bleach damage but I would never recc it as a preventative step or for just mild heat damage.

No. 313334

>Use 1x per week, for damaged hair use 2-3x
>Apply a generous amount from scalp to ends
>Wash off
Yeah, I followed the instructions on the bottle. I didn't really use a "generous amount" and only used a dime-size 1x a week.
I even watched some brand-sponsored videos on how to use it and the same instructions were given, plus that you could use it on healthy or damaged hair. The sponsors emphasized that you "couldn't use too much" and that it was safe.
It probably does work better for bleach damage, but the brand definitely should've been clearer about that. I think that's why they're getting sued now, because it was being shilled as a "miracle product for all hair".

No. 313340

I cut my hair into a sort of 60s-esque moppish pixie and it's actually so nice on me I wish I had tried it way sooner and I will never grow it out again bc it looks so good this way. Also this length hides thinning way better and makes my hair look thick again 10/10 would recommend

No. 313347

can you post a generic example pic of a moppish pixie? I am collecting references for when I cut my hair short. I still have enough right now to keep it longish but it's gonna go, genetics and all that (I'm not even mad, I've known my whole life, probably gonna go bald head instead of wigs when I'm old).

No. 313367

they wont look too fake?
yeah that's what I was worried about, I guess I'll avoid bangs
I keep my hair somewhat short already so maybe I can try that
there are other pics of her where her bangs look a little bit greasy/stringy so I think it's her real hair
another anon recommended a pixie too so maybe I should go for it especially if it makes hair look thicker

No. 313369

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Sure, picrels are close. I just cut mine myself with a flowbee lmfao. I love it so much that I wish I had been wearing it this way for years, even when I had thick hair. I've never been into doing anything to my hair and this style actually looks cuter the more bedhead-y it looks so it's perfect for me. I too plan to shave fully bald when it is my time but for now I actually enjoy my hairstyle for the first time in my life.

No. 313416

I’ve heard this before and was hesitant to try Olaplex because of it, but luckily it worked great for my hair after getting highlights. I’m not exactly sure of the science behind the product, but since it’s a “bond builder” and not a conditioner, I’d only recommend it if your hair is damaged by bleach or extreme heat. They should be a bit more specific about the product in the description, imo it’s just for super damaged hair and probably too harsh for hair that isn’t damaged.

No. 314338

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Any everyday hairstyles for long, straight hair? I used to just wear it loose but it's so long now it tangles like crazy. I've just been wearing it in a bun, sometimes with accessories like picrel but I'm a bit bored of it. The only other thing I can come up with are two braids but it just doesn't suit me, it accentuates my babyface.

No. 314362

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What about hair sticks? They're kinda hard to get the hang of but once you get it down, they look so beautiful. There are lots of styles, and iirc long-haired women really like hair sticks because they can actually hold a lot of hair.
Bonus pic of an adorable hair clip that came up in my search for hair stick pics

No. 314396

The last one made me chuckle, that's the cutest thing I've seen all day. I have used hairsticks but I don't really like the way it makes a bun, it's more of a convenience thing for me when I want my hair to stay up no matter what lol. Thanks for your suggestion though nonna!

No. 314516

same anon as >>313254
I talked to a hairstylist friend who has cut my hair before and showed her some pics with bangs like the one I posted and she said she thinks I have enough hair to pull it off… still iffy if I should just go for it though. also was just diagnosed with seborrheic dermatitis by my doctor and given some medicated shampoo (ketoconazole) so could sebderm be partially to blame for my awful hair? I'm really insecure about my shitty hair so I'm hoping the medicated shampoo makes some sort of difference. is there anything else I can try to improve my hairs appearance? like maybe sea salt texturing spray, vinegar washes, rosemary oil, etc?

No. 314519

Seb derm causes hairloss, ketoconazole shampoo should help as long as you use it per instructions. Ketoconazole has been shown to prevent hairloss in general, so you should see improvements after 4-5 months. If your hair is falling out in excess I'd advise getting your hormone levels and tyhroid checked. Maybe look into taking biotin supplements and selenium. Rosemary oil works but if you're going to use the pure essential oil you have to dilute it, otherwise you can burn your scalp and cause more thinning. Also the shampoo and conditioner you use matters a lot. I have fine, straight hair that gets greasy easily and I always thought gentle shampoos that are neither moisturizing nor cleansing are the best choice but recently I tried a more expensive hydrating shampoo and mask combo and it made a world of difference. I can actually go 5 days without washing my hair and it feels clean. It's the Farmaci Keratin line but I don't think this brand is available outside of Europe. Good luck nonna, I've been dealing with hair loss and seb derm for a while so if you have any questions feel free to ask.

No. 314531

wow I didn't know it caused hair loss… I do remember in middle school I had enough hair to get a scene kid haircut with the fringe plus had bangs as a kid too, so I'm thinking my hair is slowly thinning. it's a gradual process and not falling out in clumps or anything - idk if that's enough to justify getting my hormone/thyroid checked (I'd have to pay out of pocket), I don't seem to have any of symptoms of thyroid issues aside from hair loss. aren't you supposed to use the medicated shampoo with every wash? my doctor told me to try and only wash my hair every 3-4 days and to use ketoconazole shampoo whenever I do wash. have you had success with rosemary oil before? or any other holistic/natural remedy?

No. 314571

I was told to use it twice a week, along with my normal shampoo and to leave it on for 3 minutes. After a month I had to decrease usage to once per week and after another month once every two weeks. Follow your doctors orders for now. I also had no other symptoms of thyroid imbalance. My cycle was a bit weird so I went to have that checked and then I ended up with an endo appt. I haven't tried rosemary oil as selenium, thyroid meds and ketoconazole work well enough for now.

No. 314616

oh ok well I do have another shampoo that helps with the greasiness, but for now every time I wash I'm supposed to use the medicated one. that's scary there were almost no symptoms, I'll try and get an appointment to do some testing just to be sure nothing is wrong. thanks for the help anon I hope I'm able to see some improvement eventually

No. 314983

What leave-in conditioners are good for thick and very curly 3c hair? I'm looking it up and there are so many brands and products I have no idea

No. 314990

My hair is very dry so I like to use both a lotion-type leave in and a spray leave-in on top of that, I usually use as I am or shea moisture as far as brands go.

No. 315094

cantus shea line is nice and also good priced, no silicones either

No. 315095

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Late reply but I have a similar complexion and hate hair upkeep, but enjoy a lighter hair look. I opt for very well blended highlights, it really brightens up my face while not requiring the level of upkeep a full dye would.

No. 315435

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i'm too motorically challenged to do a blowout with a round brush and a blowdryer, is it worth it to get a blow dryer brush instead? i'm after volume mostly.

No. 315446

I had one and they work. You have to work through your hair in sections somewhat patiently but that’s life. If you’re really patient you can get comically voluminous hair lol

No. 315537

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Nonas i wish to get a short fringe (above the eyebrows) but i think that my cowlick will not make it possible.
Picrel is just a reference but the left is similar to the side fringe i have now and the right is how i would like to cut it, i'm pretty sure i can not pull it off and it will end up looking like the top of a pineapple, should i just give it up?
My hair is naturally straight, i just have this random dumb cowlick that always troubled me and i wanted to try something different, straightening my fringe doesn't seem to work much to flatten it either.

No. 315547

I'd say it also depends on your natural hair texture. I have 3A curly hair and I haven't been able to make it smooth out the texture completely(likely due to me being bad at using it). It's great if you have bangs though - that's mostly what I use mine for.

No. 315599

Iirc you can get a perm solution applied to a cowlick to tame it. I've also heard that you can "train" away a cowlick.

No. 315843

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Not sure whether to post here or in sex advice. Have had short hair for most of my life so it's a new challenge to me. Any tips on having sex in missionary position without your hair turning into a frizzy tangled mess? Should I just cut it short again? Having a bf is ruining my hair.

No. 315845

braid it?

No. 315855

Seriously? What's next, how do I have sex without wrinkling the bed sheets?

No. 315856

Try and wet it before styling it, weigh it down with other hair whilst it's drying. Alternatively, make your fringe start further back in your parting so there's more hair to weigh down the cowlick. I have a hairline full of cowlicks & also have a fringe, it can work but it makes it reallyyyy obvious when your fringe starts to grow out a little, so keep on top of trimming it (I trim mine every 2wks or so, there's tons of guides on youtube)

No. 315859

Thank you nonas, that was so helpful and you gave me some hope! Maybe i'll decide and go through some of these suggestions later on, i'm so tired of the same fringe.
Femcel pride: perfect sheets, perfect hair.

No. 315863

KEK I keep losing so much hair tho from the tangling. I thought other girls didn't have this issue because their hair always looks nice and that there was some secret to it. Maybe I'm just not cut out for long hair.

No. 315890

My hair is around tailbone length and fairly thick. It generally looks healthy, but I noticed that if I don't condition/wash it for two to three days, split ends are starting to show pretty much all throughout the length of my hair. Then after I use conditioner again, the split ends are nowhere to be seen even up close. No matter how recently I've had a haircut, this still seems to be the case. It doesn't bother me too much because most of the time I've conditioned it recently enough that I don't have visible split ends, but I still wonder if this means my hair is unhealthy? I used to periodically cut split ends when I spotted them using proper scissors for cutting hair, but that didn't really seem to change things so I stopped doing that.

No. 315910

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I just happened to be scrolling up itt and saw this question that was directed at me 8 whole months ago and I feel bad for not answering. On the very off-chance this nonny sees this reply, try texture spray wax but use it extremely sparingly. I do one spritz around my head from like 12" away and use it to "piece" your ends together to give the texture of the shag more definition (I usually skip this unless my hair is extremely clean and I need it to look bedheaddy asap beacuse my hair will do the same thing on its own in like 10hrs after washing). Also DRY texture spray which does the same thing as the spray wax but is much lighter in weight and less greasy; you don't have to be as careful with this one because it is more lightweight but still use relatively sparingly as opposed to sonething like hairspray application. I spray this on my roots to lift the hair and keep the texture prominent, otherwise my hair falls flat. (Note though: even when my hair falls flat it still looks pretty good because of the nature of the shag haircut but obvi the products make it look cuter) And last but not at all least, volume/texture powder. You can honestly only buy/use this and omit the other 2 products above because it's so good. Lightly sprinkle on your roots (not on top of your hair parting though, always put it under the top layer of hair) and it will look good even without the other two products mentioned above. It's also really good for keeping bangs in place on breezy days if you put it right on the base of the bangs. Use sparingly as well because it is extremely effective and will become a sticky mess if you put too much on. It's easy to learn though. When my mom and I discovered this product we went ape shit. If you're a burger let me know because I have a tip on really good deals for these products. I hope she sees this post!! Currently growing out a short shag and it's so playful and cute

No. 315912

I have very long hair too (cut at the same length, no layers) and notice this. It can look like split ends, but I think what you’re referring to is just new hair growth. Strands grow in at different lengths because hair sheds every day. When you have long hair, this is even more noticeable.

No. 315914

Satin pillowcases, brush from tip to root afterwards, it's-a-10 conditioning spray. Have fun nonna huehuehuehue

No. 316323

I have pretty fine, straight hair naturally but there are hairs growing in that are a completely different texture (thicker, slightly wavy) and it makes my hair look super frizzy. I've had the same haircare routine for the past 5 or so years (every 3-4th day deep condition, shampoo, condition) and haven't switched my diet much either so I know those aren't the reason. Does anyone have an answer for why this is? They are shorter and break more easily than the rest of my hair too so it looks like all the hair around my head is frizzy. It's stupid but it annoys me so much, I just want my straight hair back.

No. 316333

Hormones can change your hair texture. That's a possible cause.

No. 316384

This just sounds like split ends. Conditioner and shampoo mask it by filling and smoothing out the strands every time you wash your hair. That's kind of the point of a conditioner. Hair is dead and once you damage it, it can't be repaired. Getting regular trims is the best solution when you have long hair, since it prevents the split from travelling up the strand.

No. 316390

You mean my hair will continue growing like this and I'll have a full head of it? I heard once every 7 years your hair texture changes but I don't know.

No. 316406

Maybe? I’m a farmer, not a hair specialist. My hair used to be straight and smooth, then after puberty became wavy and frizzy. I’ve read hair texture can change in different stages of a woman’s life due to hormone fluctuations. Women have experienced changing hair in pregnancy and menopause. And according to this study, the thyroid can affect hair texture as well. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7432488/
Idk about your health or anything but I’m just putting this out there as a possible reason why it’s changing. It could be temporary or it could be permanent.

No. 316822

I have relatively fine hair that I wash every other day but a day after not washing it it always looks greasy, I’ve tried the method of going without washing for 2-3 days but it still didn’t work for me and I frankly find it gross. I’ve heard of people using dry shampoo or baby powder to reduce the look of oiliness but I feel like using either of those frequently would damage your scalp.

No. 316855

I dye my already dark brown hair black and have just been slapping on permanent black dye every few months, but I know I shouldn't be doing that to the ends of my hair every time. I dgaf and am not going to a salon, what should I be doing if not busting my hair with permanent dye every few months, can I slather it in semi permanent instead? Essentially what's the somewhat less damaging way to touch up the lengths of the permanent black dye hair

No. 316856

I've started a 0 tolerance policy against my knotted hair I don't give a fuck anymore
If that strand is fucked up than it's game over: I'll bring out the godamn scissors
Fuck my hair fuck my life fuck everything

No. 316858

Have you tried black henna?

No. 316859

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black henna is not real, there is no such thing, it's a scam and dangerous.
unless you mean mixing indigo or katam with henna powder

No. 316866

Didn't know that, thank you for the info

No. 316871

idk your hair type but anon just brush your hair every evening before you go to bed it’s way less hassle in the long run than letting it knot and cut it off.
nooo don’t do this! Get yourself some good quality henna (there are different shades) and indigo powder, learn how to use it and there you go. It’s a bit more complicated and if you have dyed your hair with other dyes before you should be careful and test it on a strand beforehand to not get weird results as its common knowledge to not mix henna with other dyes. If you do it right and already have dark hair you can achieve pitch black. plus all those premixed henna/natural hair dyes are trash, the best results can only be achieved if you make it fresh on your own.

No. 316963

After years of dealing with the same crap, I’ve kind of given up. My scalp is always oily soon after washing, but my hair is fine/curly and my ends are prone to being dry, so there’s no way I can wash every day. Most dry shampoos feel kind of icky to me. Some people love them but I just hate how they feel. Best solutions I’ve found are cowashing (washing hair with just water and conditioning ends) or just putting it up in a braid/bun so the greasy roots are not so noticeable.

No. 316990

Can't brush my hair everyday, that would fuck up the waves pattern so bad but thank you for the concern, nonnie
I'm a literal farmer so even protective hairstyles last maybe a couple hours before stuff gets stuck and everything becomes crazy frizzy
I recently shaved the lowest section of my nape where friction happened the most and it seems better tbh but I still have so much fucking hair I honestly don't think people will notice if I chop off some knots as long as they're tiny

No. 317010

Thanks nona :( I've just read so much about "stay the fuck away from henna" but redyeing my hair constantly can't be much better. I also don't know if I can get good quality henna in my potatofag country plus feel really stupid on the learning curve here but I will start researching for sure.(. :()

No. 317044

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my coworker keeps telling me I should dye my hair because it looks 'boring', I'm a natural blonde and idk what other shade or color fits me, she also tells me my hair doesn't look good from the front and I know that, my bangs are pretty thin because I struggle with alopecia and I explained it to her many times but she doesn't get it. It's still much better than it was before because I used to have my scalp literally showing at the top of my head and now you can't see it basically. I achieved that after almost 2 years of using minoxidil and improving bloodflow in my scalp through everyday massages and exercises, I also supplemented vit D and went full keto and included products that lower DHT levels. Someone who shits on my hair like her doesn't have any idea how much effort I had to put into keeping my hair. If I gave up, now I would have a bald spot on the top of my head and I would need to wear a topper. Even my trichologist was surprised by my effects, she didn't expect that, 2 years ago we were considering platelet rich plasma injections but recently she said I don't need them. Sorry for blogposting I just don't have a place to vent about my hair, I explained so many times how my alopecia works but certain people don't seem to get it and keep telling me about various conditioners and other shit when the problem doesn't lies in the hair itself. But on the topic of dying, do you think I should dye my hair? Also I have a question for owners of thin hair here: is blow drying better than air drying for you? I always thought that blow drying is bad for thin hair but recently I've been reading some different opinions. I'm also considering buying something like Revlon one step hair dryer, I basically never blow dryed or stylized my hair and I'm wondering if I could make it look better this way. I don't want to cause much damage though. What are some good heat protectants?

No. 317047

your coworker's a retard anon, don't dye your hair. Since you have a light hair color, the root regrowth would make your hair look even more sparse/like you are balding.

I don't have thin hair/alopecia specifically but usually, for people whose hair is fragile, it's better to avoid heat and dyes altogether in order to limit breakage, hair loss etc. Idk if there's a good cream/oil to tame the weird texture that minoxidil causes but maybe look into that if you're really worried about your hair looking messy. Or find a different haircut that you like if you're that bored with your current look, but whatever you do, keep your idiot coworker out of it.

No. 317052

Hello knowledgeable nonas, has anyone ever dealt with chronic dandruff/scalp flake? This started up for me about 8 months ago and since then I have had constant flaking despite what water or wash I use. I've tried anti-dandruff formulas, I wash all product out thoroughly and I've never used any post wash product, and it is definitely not the Sun. What is happening to me and what can I do? I feel gross.

No. 317053

Hello knowledgeable nonas, has anyone ever dealt with chronic dandruff/scalp flake? This started up for me about 8 months ago and since then I have had constant flaking despite what water or wash I use. I've tried anti-dandruff formulas, I wash all product out thoroughly and I've never used any post wash product, and it is definitely not the Sun. What is happening to me and what can I do? I feel gross.

No. 317054

Hello knowledgeable nonas, has anyone ever dealt with chronic dandruff/scalp flake? This started up for me about 8 months ago and since then I have had constant flaking despite what water or wash I use. I've tried anti-dandruff formulas, I wash all product out thoroughly and I've never used any post wash product, and it is definitely not the Sun. What is happening to me and what can I do? I feel gross.

No. 317055

sorry for multiple posts there was an outage.

No. 317064

your coworker is jealous and wants to sabotage your hair. don't dye it, the color isn't "boring".

No. 317074

your hair color is very pretty. I agree with >>317064 sounds like she is trying to sabotage your hair

No. 317090

You need to go to the dermatologist.

No. 317091

Has anyone else had their body hair thinning to the point where it's almost nonexistent? I noticed this on myself recently and I'm really concerned. I have naturally thin and light body hair, but now I don't even shave my legs anymore and rarely have to pluck my eyebrows. It's convenient, but definitely abnormal and I'm afraid of losing the hair on my head if something's up. I recently moved and have to find a new doctor, so I'm not sure if this is something worth making an appointment over.

No. 317187

I have the opposite problem, I swear mines gotten thicker. Is thinning or thickening of body hair the symptom of some sort of hormonal deficiency

No. 317205

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my hair used to look like this effortlessly and now its limp and flat and ugly as fuck reeeeeee how did this happen and how do i fix it??????

No. 317206

that's common for menopausal woman, body hair tends to stop or slow growing, including eyebrows, eyelashes. you might have a hormone disruption or even possibly premature menopause

No. 317207

Any changes with what you do with your hair? diet? or even some stress?

No. 317210

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no not really my stress level and diet is mostly the same, maybe a lil better. except that i got a new shampoo and conditioner brand, picrel, but i switched back to the old one to see if that would help and it hasnt…hair was thick and curly for years, isnt falling out or anything, seems overmoisturized maybe? what do anons

No. 317303

We need to combine our problems to become normal

Damn, I really should go to the doctor then. I'm only 28 so that would be extremely early for menopause. I do take Spironolactone for hormonal acne problems I've had forevet, I wonder if that's related at all.

No. 317311

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I recently cut most of my hair off due to it being severely bleach damaged. now I'm looking for black wigs but of course it's all indian hair, which is naturally black, but it is visibly not my natural hair color/texture. should I dye it over with black box dye to make it look more like white people hair that has only been dyed? srry if this sounds autistic

No. 317351

Silicone products

No. 317680

What is a quick/easy protective style to keep my hair straight overnight? When I leave it loose or even in a ponytail it looks flat, frizzy and is full of tangles. I've been wearing it in a twisted bun for years but I don't like the waves as much as I used to.

No. 317683

I'd suggest just letting your natural hair grow out for a while unless you know for sure you want to have black hair for a long time, black box dye is can be hard to get out of your hair and keep it healthy, hair salons are always bitching about that on social media and it will be really expensive (I saw one posting about how she charges an extra $100 for clients who come in with black box dye on their hair and called it "the shoe polish tax"). but if you KNOW you want black hair, it shouldn't be a problem.

my other suggestion would be to try a veggie like arctic fox or manic panic. the thing about those dyes is that they work better on bleached hair because they coat the outside of the hair instead of entering the hair shaft like permanent dye, so they typically don't last as long. you can also blow dry the dye when it's in your hair to make it last longer

I dyed my hair black with box dye a few years ago then bleached it out at home and dyed it back brown, my hair was in relatively good condition but still not nearly as good as it is naturally

No. 317705

I see white girls wearing wigs like this all the same, it'll probably look fine. If you plan to style it like the pic then some people might be able to tell that it's a wig.

No. 317727

For the sake of this thread I won't mention the ridiculousness of buying some other woman's hair just because you fucked up your own.

But what do you need a full head of kurokami for, really ? If you need presentable hair for work just get an inconspicuous style of wig in a color that looks good on you.

Most of us who have to cut off our hair after fucking around and finding out just cope and let it grow back though, it's not the end of the world.

No. 317747

Honestly, sleeping in any kind of protective style (bun, braid, etc) will leave some sort of kink in your hair, it’s not gonna stay perfectly straight. You could try leaving your hair down and using a silk/satin bonnet to minimize any waves, but I don’t think it’ll be perfect.

No. 317748

Stretching out days in between washing only works for people with normal scalps who have been overwashing. If you have an oily scalp, there's no espace from frequent washing. I shampoo+condition my hair daily, otherwise all the hair around my face and back of my head is stuck together. I used to wash every other day with a lot of dry shampoo on day 2, but it gave me a horribly itchy scalp.

No. 317749

>For the sake of this thread I won't mention the ridiculousness of buying some other woman's hair just because you fucked up your own.
but you did anyway

No. 317872

what's the difference between buying a wig because you have short hair after messing with it vs buying a wig because you want a wig, or because culturally it's encouraged

No. 318360

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What are the best shampoos/supplements for regaining hair growth and thickness? I dyed my hair with shitty garnier box dye about a month ago and that, combined with a really stressful period in my job and my family life, has led to me slowly but surely losing a ton of hair. I went from having super thick and full hair to it being thin enough that I can loosely hold it all in one hand. Just running my fingers through it makes me loose two or three strands and on wash days my shower walls are literally covered with hair. Please help!!

No. 318369

Iron and biotin. And you could start to put oil on your scalp and massage it. Warm up the oil, massage scalp with it and wrap warm towel around head. So relaxing!

I also lost so much hair but I think its coming back. I hope its for real and not just wishful thinking. I want to cut my hair a bit shorter than shoulder length and go blonde from light brown. Im not sure if I should go completely blonde or bleach the face framing part and some strands in the rest of my hair. So exited to get a huge change in my appearance though, its really needed.

No. 318567

If I protect my hair from sun when going outside when it's sunny in spring and summer, aka when it's socially acceptable to wear a sun hat out, but not when it's cloudy or cold outside or indoors, what are the chances that would be enough to keep it from sun bleaching? My hair is pretty much a couple centimeters from my roots all the way down to the tips bleached by the sun and I hate it. I'm gonna try anyway but I want to hear your thoughts.

No. 318569

Rosemary water is better than any oil though, and it's very cheap and easy to make at home. Just use it daily on your scalp
Also improving bloodflow in the scalp with head massager and taking vit D3.

No. 318643

okay i changed my routine up pretty dramatically and my hair has absolutely never looked better in my life and i feel like i must share this information with someone because it was such a pain finding guides for my hair type/curl pattern. some sections of my hair are 3a and 3b but others are 2c, and it's super super fine and incredibly low porosity. for the longest time i was using cream products that just made my hair look heavy and limp and greasy because my hair was bleached and i figured it needed the moisture but recently i switched to a mousse and a gel and my shit is absolutely immaculate. i put it in while my hair is still all the way wet (mousse first and then gel), brush it through (brushing up and forward), scrunch, and then diffuse it and scrunch again to get rid of the crunch from the gel. my curls look so good for the first time in years and if i sleep with my hair up in a loose ponytail (i usually use some dry shampoo before bed bc my hair can get greasy fast) i can mist it with some water in the morning and hit it with the diffuser again and it looks pretty much good as new. i've been using herbal essences curl boosting mousse and not your mother's curl sculpting gel; i also use the NYM curl shampoo and conditioner, plus some suave clarifying shampoo once or twice a week. idk i hope this helps someone, i'm just fuckin amped and wanted to share

No. 318727

My hairdryer who I had for years just brokebecause I was an idiot and dropped water inside of it so now I need to get a new one but there are so many. Is there truely any difference between hairdryers? As long as it doesn't electrocute me I don't care but I'm reading some hairdryer reviews and they keep saying that some are better than others(I strongly suspect that some of these reviews are sponsored anyway so I take them with a grain of salt). An issue I have with these reviews is that they say that models with a small tips are better but none of them actually explains why so I don't know if there is any actual science behind that claim or if it's just some urban rumour. I'm just surprised how expensive some hairdryers are, aside from controlling the temperature and power how many functions can an hairdryer actually have that justifies the price? And they all look like they are made of the same material too

No. 318731

I can only judge on my own hair dryer vs shitty hotel hair dryers but it does seem to make a difference, some are just weaker and dry your hair slower.

If you want a safe pick I'd go for Parlux, I got mine as recommended by a hairdresser friend and I've noticed every salon I've been to recently has them. Pricey but they seem to last. Like how my expensive GHD has lasted me over a decade, totally worth it.

No. 318735

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i can't help you on the technical aspects because i have no clue either lmao but i use the InfinitiPRO by Conair and i really like it, i also got it to replace my ancient hairdryer and it is a significant improvement both in terms of drying speed and minimizing frizz. if you're able to access a bed bath & beyond that's where i got mine and because they always have hella coupons and discounts i got it for like $30 with tax but the regular price isn't terrible either.

No. 318740

I bought a 35 euro hairdryer a couple of years ago and it works fine. Idk I feel like hairdryers are one of those things you don't have to overthink because at any price point they do what they must do: blow hot air at your hair

No. 319084


No. 319169

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I know almost nothing about hair dyeing (have virgin hair) so be patient nonnies. I have light brown hair color (level 5 or 6?) so would achieving the hair color in the pic be possible without using bleach, but something like high lift color? I'd probably opt to go to a hairdresser if I ever decided to dye it, but I'd still like to know if it's possible without bleaching?

No. 319178

Yes. You can get around 3 levels of lift with 40 volume developer on virgin hair. Definitely possible, but it also depends on your genetics, because some hair types are more resistant to lifting than others. You won't really know until you do it. Just trying to manage your expectations. It's likely that you'll get a result you're happy with.

No. 319289

My hair is also about the same level light brown and I’ve used lots of box dye and bleach before, imo it’s a lot harder to get the color you want than you think. I thought my hair would be easy to lift and tone; it definitely was not. As long as your hair is healthy and you’re using the right products, aftercare, etc., you don’t have to be scared of bleaching imo.

No. 319305

Yeah this. Getting the exact hair color you want based on pics, or even close, is actually extremely hard. The hair in the pic nona posted is obviously beautiful but that’s it in the sunlight and probably has like 10 filters over it too. Blonde is a really hard color to get right, I’ve bleached my hair and used box dyes and went to the salon and have never got exactly what I wanted. Bleaching your hair once or twice with low volume 20-30 vol peroxide won’t do much damage but at around the 3rd or 4th dye or bleach you start noticing the damage and hair breakage way more. I would never recommend bleaching any more than 3 times, max.

No. 319389

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I had short hair for most of my life but decided to grow it out because it’s more cost efficient. I’ve always been very low-effort in terms of my appearance, so lo and behold my hair is shoulder length now but looks like shit and I’m shedding everywhere. This is lolcow so I might get called smelly for this, but I have decided to embark on a natural haircare journey. I watched Katherine Sewing’s videos on youtube, as well as some other historical youtubers. Katherine goes a bit hard on the ayuverdic/eastern medicine mumbo jumbo which isn’t really my thing, but a lot of her practical advice seems sound, such as wearing protective hairstyles, using your scalp’s moisture as a natural conditioner and using e.g. a boar bristle brush to dry-clean your hair. I’m excited to see whether I’ll have any more growth and for how long I can avoid going to the hairdresser. Need to learn how to braid hair. Will post updates if I remember to. Does anyone else have experience doing "natural haircare"?

No. 319393

I have waist length long hair I constantly get compliments on and I'd never recommend natural stuff or any of those scams as I've tried them as a teen and none made a noticeable difference to me.
Make sure to wash your hair at least once two days because otherwise it'll get matted and the overly produced oil will only make things look and feel worse. Use hair oils from drugstore brands instead of buying natural stuff and trying to mix yourself because you'll probably fuck up the ph and get something that's too acidic since oils are acidic to start with.
Don't play with your hair or touch your scalp too much as it'll cause breakage and make your hair get oily quicker.
Get haircuts every 3-6 months if you can.
Always blowdry your hair, leaving it wet is more damaging.
Also get your blood levels checked, if you're unhealthy, no amount of upkeep will help your hair look better.

No. 319394

Thanks for the advice anon. I didn't consider the ph of oils, so I will keep that in mind. I guess what I don't understand is how people did just fine without modern haircare for most of human history and could grow ridiculously long hair, if natural haircare is totally bs. I also don't think washing your hair every second day is necessary unless you use hair products, which I don't. What people historically did was to utilize the oils your scalp will produce to moisturize the rest of your hair by brushing it downwards using a fine tooth comb or boar bristle brush.

No. 319395

Only wealthy people could afford getting photographed and did buy from apothecary people. You just don’t get to see the people who had bad hair.
They also used lots of animal fats and grease to style, don’t romanticise the past.

No. 319398

>Don't romanticize the past
What lol.

You don't need to use animal fats/grease/avocado oil or whatever to style/treat your hair, although some people did or probably still do for that matter. It's mostly about using less products on your hair (daily shampooing only became the norm during the 1920 and onward). Anyway, will probably report back in a couple of months.

No. 319478

I'm from a culture where even in the past, everyone washed up at least once a week and used a lot of products to enhance their beauty and scent so idk. Though you should take into account that there are writings that tell how native people thought European colonialists smelled terrifically bad and because of that, they made the Europeans carry flowers or sticks with scented oils in them.

No. 319542

Nonnies does olaplex actually work?
I have long ass bleached hair

No. 319556

I'm losing my hair and turning grey even though I'm only 29. I started having hair loss at 27, so I had it lobbed off to a pixie cut hoping I could get it under control. I tried to be healthier by exercising, drinking water, get more sleep, supplements and a green smoothie everyday. I don't know if my problems are caused from weight loss, lack of meat or a hormonal problem. It just seems to have gotten worse. Should I just give up? Is there nothing I can do?

No. 319559

Honestly I had great results with Olaplex no. 3, but there was another anon earlier itt who said she had bad results. There are a lot of great reviews that say it’s a hair saving miracle, and there are a lot of negative reviews that say they got bald spots after using it. I’m not sure what the disconnect is tbh. My advice that has personally worked for me:

- start application on dry hair BEFORE washing
- dampen hair with Olaplex no. 0 or with water (only dampen, not super wet)
- section hair and apply no. 3 evenly (I use a wide tooth comb)
- cover with plastic shower cap (keep hair damp)
- leave on about 1-2 hours
- wash hair with shampoo and conditioner

Some reviews I have read seem to think Olaplex no. 3 is like a conditioner, but it’s some heavy duty shit imo. It calls itself a “bond builder”. Don’t leave it in your hair overnight or use like a leave in conditioner. The brand has some leave in conditioners and styling products that are pretty decent though. I also think it’s more catered to heavily processed or bleach damaged hair rather than regular old dry hair. I used Olaplex before when my hair wasn’t bleached and barely saw a difference, but on my extra shitty bleached hair, it really made a difference. I hope this helps you anon.

No. 319560

Also to add, I only do this treatment once a week at the most, but usually like twice a month. No bald spots yet (kek)

No. 319561

Hi, nonnies, can I get some advice for hair that is extremely baby fine with 0 texture that is very prone to breakage?

Also for some reason once in a rare while it seems to…fluff up?. Like, it looks more dense, is much shinier, and looks less frazzled. Normally it's hell to detangle and in the sun has hair sticking up everywhere. My hair gets so greasy-looking normally that I have to shampoo it daily usually or wear a hat. The color itself worsens how bad it looks because it's a very mousy, cool, almost bluish brown next to my very bronze, warm skin.

IDK. I 'm just sick at feeling at war with my own natural hair, sometimes I feel tempted to just get a pixie cut, but I realize that it might actually worsen the issues/take even more styling to not look like a mess.

No. 319637

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What do you think Scully's hair color is in numbers? I'm mostly interested in a tone than base color (7.?). It certainly has either .3- or .-3 (gold), but it seems like there should be another number, and I feel like if it were 4 it would be way more coppery? Please don't laugh at my pitiful attempts hehe, I'm no colorist

No. 319716

Do you like this hair colour?

No. 319765

do you use heat protectents to blow dry? im surprised you can blowdry with waist length hair, i thought it was damaging.

No. 319798

I sometimes use heat protectants. I have little to no breakage since I get regular trims and I don't use heat to style my hair often because I have naturally straight hair. I used to let my hair dry naturally when it was short but that damaged it more and it looked super bad so I've switched to blow drying.

No. 319811

>I used to let my hair dry naturally when it was short but that damaged it more
?? How

No. 319814

She said to only blow dry and wash your hair every two days and if she uses natural products and air dries her hair looks matted… lol. Girl does not have naturally straight hair, clearly.

No. 319815

I get blonde highlights in my light brown hair, how do I maintain? Should I get a purple shampoo or other products?

No. 319950

To it's better to just keep using your regular shampoo if it fits your scalp's needs, and then from time to time apply a purple mask/conditioner on your highlights after the shampoo. Be sure to leave it on for a few minutes before you rinse. Unless your hair got bleached to the point it's white/platinum blonde, doing that around once a week is enough to avoid yellowish undertones in my experience. Keep in mind that bleaching makes your hair weaker, so apart from the conditioner, use moisturising and strenghtening products generously (like regular non-pigmented conditioner, leave-in conditioner or lotion, pre-shampoo treatments like olaplex no.3 or some diy flaxseed gel).

No. 319971

Heyo. So I have very dense mid-length 4c natural hair and I was wondering if anyone with hair like mine has ever managed a successful silk press on their own and how they did it. I tried watching yt vids but no one has hair like mine. It's either shorter, looser or not as dense. I can't see wtf I'm doing when parting and my hair looks very poofy when I blow dry it and I can never get past this stage because my hair gets too big to work with. Plssss help

No. 319980

It seems that I am going bald. I have a bad habit of twirling my hair whenever I have my hands free..
There's a specific spot on my head (upper left) that's visible bald and lacking…
My diet hasn't really changed.
I recently buzz cut my hair too so idk where it comes from.
I've had anemia since forever, but I had an abundance of hair, now it's falling out liek crazy whenever I wash it, could it be from other deficiencies or medical problems? Please help!

No. 319983

You're currently anemic? It could be causing the hair loss, even if it didn't previously. It could be another deficiency/medication/anything really. I'd talk to a doctor because it's not something anyone here will be able to figure out for you sadly. Wish you the best!

No. 319998

What do you mean how? Hair is more fragile when wet, which is why you shouldn't brush when wet, letting your hair stay in that fragile state for hours will damage it more that applying heat for a minimal time. Girls I know who naturally dry their hair always had the worst and most damaged hair possible even though it wasn't dyed or anything which makes me believe this.
My hair strands are thin so it gets weird when I don't blowdry but let it naturally dry. I don't get why you'd gatekeep straight hair though, what I do definitely works out for me and since anon wanted to grow out her hair I made recommendations. I don't understand how you expect me to wash my hair everyday and let it naturally dry when my hair is almost down my butt. It'd barely be dry by the time of next wash, kek.

No. 320001

Samefag but I didn't say natural products make my hair matte, I said most natural products have unfit PH for your skin and hair. If you want to apply pure acidic oils to your hair you do you but they'll have no benefits since they can't penetrate into the hair and just sit on top of your hair strands. Natural products don't help you grow your hair, getting regular trims, being healthy, getting your blood tests done and eating well is much more effective.

No. 320007

I feel like what you're saying goes against popular advice but as someone with fine/thin straight-maybe-kinda-wavy hair I think you might be right. I've been doing no-heat for over 2 years and honestly it's not doing much for me. my hair was happier, had less weird random severe breakage, less dandruff, and looked less greasy when I just blow dried it every day. I'm shopping for a blowdryer and getting bangs again fuck this lol

No. 320009

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Another balding one coming in. For me it was that I got celiac disease maybe after the vaxx like another anon told me. My hair is armpit long and so thin its like two rat tails. Maybe one thick rat tail. I will get this cute haircut though so its ok I think I look better with shorter hair anyway. Very excited.

No. 320033

You're asking very important questions, unfortunately this is the darkest X-File, Scully's hair color is inexplicable.

No. 320063

That's a cute haircut anon, hope it works out for you!

No. 320247

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Really love this color and wanting to dye it but honestly is it a good idea? I know people will probably stare sometimes but I can always wear a wig if I am not feeling it that day.

No. 320266

I've read that blowdrying your hair causes it to be less greasy since hair gets greasu when you airdry but don't know if it's actually true, you should definitely give it a try.

No. 320286

This is definitely true for me. I don't have any texture but I have a lot of hair and if I don't blow dry my roots properly, my hair is weirdly greasy. Like I never even washed it.

No. 320289

Nobody will stare, but everyone will assume you live in the local trailer park

No. 320300

Red/burgundy is the most normie of fashion colors. No one will bat an eye.

No. 320312

It's a chola color but if you want it go for it

No. 320341

I think it's cute. Imo it's a fairly normie/non-offensive colour but maybe it depends on where you live.

No. 320345

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These diverse opinions on this color are like slaps from every direction. I've had burgundy before but it was darker, this color is very bright and will stand out anywhere. Another example.

I also considered to only have a section of dyed hair. I also considered lavender, or a deep red. I want to live my best fullest life, hair grows back.

No. 320346

This color looks a bit pinker/mauver than >>320247 to me. Honestly, burgundy is overdone to me, but if you make a bit more pinker/more purple, I think it can look pretty cool or more modern. Do what you want of course! Just an opinion.

No. 320354

Nonna put your glasses on, those are two completely different colors

No. 320355

It’s giving strawberry shortcake, cute

No. 320461

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Actually guys I think I am gonna go with something like this, but my base hair color is not as dark, it's brown.

No. 320486

That’s probably good. If you lean more light pink with it it’s a better color. Also I don’t know why but the darker version draws negative attention. My old boss didn’t ever tell people what to dye their hair but she absolutely refused to let one of her sales people dye their hair that dark/red shade, she said it was unprofessional. She was a bottle blonde and some other woman was a fake ginger and someone else game in with black hair and dark green dye mixed in so I don’t know what her deal was but it’s not acceptable to some people

No. 320489

Yeah people look at unnatural colors as bad, I never went too crazy when I was working with kids because the parents were all so conservative, but these days I don't work for anyone so whoever doesn't like it can get fukced lol.

No. 320504

Nonas, should I shave my head?

No. 320508

Can someone that's good with color theory maybe talk about when/how low contrast can look good and when it looks bad?

My eye, skin, and hair color are a very similar depth (mediumish), however, my skin is super warm while my hair is very cool and ashy. It might just be me but it just looks so bad in some lighting.
People say I look very good in dark colors so I don't know if I should dye my hair darker. I'd liked to (because I genuinely prefer dark hair) though I'd like some input.

No. 320510

If you have a good forehead and can tolerate growing pains after, sure. I think it looks super cool on other girls but unfortunately it just made my face look bare so I had to compensate with makeup/accessories. I missed my bangs and hair in the front more than all the length ironically. But it feels really nice to the touch and after washing it sometimes I miss it. It's been like 2 years since I've done it and I'm trying to get it at least shoulder length again to see how I feel about going shorter again.

Your hair will also 'velcro' to things like pillowcases, beanies, ect right after it is done.

No. 320997

Does anyone have experience with keratin treatments?

I want to yet it done because my hair texture is god awful. I can't wear it down without it getting tangled and it always looks like shit unless it's fresh from the salon or washed. I tried all sorts of products but nothing really helps so this is kind of my last option lol

It's also not the regular keratin treatment but also the one with chocolate or something

No. 321003

I tried an at-home chocolate keratin treatment, pretty expensive but don't recall the brand name. Made my frizzy dull curly hair pin straight and shiny.. until I washed it. I followed instructions to a T. Tried again (they had accidentely send me two bottles) and same thing happened. Never tried again with another product/brand so take with a grain of salt.

No. 321014

I tried a deep conditioning at a salon and didn't notice much difference. I bought a cheap keratin mask pack and it was amazing, smelled like mangoes. I need to get more from the store but it's from a brand you can get online. I am mad that I can't remember the name and apparently didn't save it anywhere. But if I got that for €2 then you can afford great hair. This was from a chinese shop in italy, they sell everything cheap but it was italian brand I think.

No. 321184

Found out I have both fine and thin hair so any tips

No. 321213

Hate to break it to you nonny but there is no cure. Our hair will suck until we die.

No. 321322

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From this pic it looks like L'Oreal's 7G "medium honey blonde" but you tell me, I've never watched X-Files.

No. 321502

I have Low Porosity and thick hair, I can't ever make it look good. It clumps together so it looks stiff. My scalp is also very dry so I get flakes easily. For some background I am mixed white and asian. I don't know how to make my hair look better. I tried no poo and curly hair method which didn't work. It only make it worse. On top of that if I go anywhere that has humidity my hair becomes frizzy. Does anyone have advice on products that may have helped them?

No. 321505

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pic related

No. 321602

Just curious, whats is your haircare routine? Mine is shampoo/condition 2 times a week, oil once a week and ACV rinse once a month. It's worked wonders, my hair is down to my tailbone now!

For your scalp an apple cider vinegar rinse might work, it also makes your hair more shiny so maybe that will help (it also gets rid of dirt/product build up). Also a wooden hairbrush and oiling your hair before washing can help a lot with frizz. Good luck nonnie!

No. 321606

Anon you don't have the hair that'd be fit for curly girl or no poo, I think. You're not curly enough, my hair texture is like yours if I let it airdry(which i dont) and we're just wavy not curly, which imo is easier to take care of.
My hair was kind of like yours and I just use a basic Korean brand shampoo that made my hair straighter and oil my wet hair after shower using loreals classic hair oil.

If you have buildup on your scalp you can use a cleansing shampoo once a week or so and shampoo your hair two times in the shower if you feel like once isn't enough. Your hair might be greasy and not using enough shampoo or not shampooing correctly might be the reason why.

I wash my hair like once a day or once two days and blowdry it while brushing it out which seems to make my hair straight even though my hair doesn't dry straight when I airdry.
If you want a neater look you can just straighten your hair or do keratin hair straightening but that'd be damaging.
Mine is washing once two days or so, oiling after washing and oiling before I ever brush my hair. My hair is straight, a few inches above my tailbone so a bit shorter than yours but I'll get a haircut soon because it's too long for me right now. My last haircut was like 3 months ago if I recall correctly.

No. 321636

I wash every 2-3 days, I use homemade shampoo bar soap. Herbal Essences Smooth rose-scented conditioner. I let it dry halfway without touching it then I brush it from the tips then move up until the top of my head. I don't use heat on my hair much anyone.

Going to be real, I don't know how to take care of my hair.
Yeah, they pushed the concept as a bandaid answer which just didn't help at all. I didn't know about my hair type back then which is my bad.

Where do you get the shampoo? I have been looking online for a while. I haven't tried to blow-dry my hair at all. That just occurred to me.

My mom didn't know how to deal with my hair type since hers is the opposite of mine super curly, fine, and thin hair. I'll look up how to shampoo properly to see if that helps. I usually just do the roots and rub my head for a bit then rinse it all out.

No. 321705

I don’t think your hair looks bad from the picture? Hard to tell from the quality but I don’t see any obvious split ends or anything, it just looks like normal, unstyled hair. What kind of look are you going for? Regardless, add a deep conditioning mask to your wash routine (after shampooing) and leave it in for at least 10 minutes or so. After your shower and your hair is damp and lightly towel dried, apply a small amount of leave in conditioner throughout your hair (mostly on your ends and mid-hair), or apply argan oil to your ends. The best way low porosity hair absorbs moisture is after a warm shower when the cuticle is open.

No. 321806

My whole life I have been told that my hair looks unclean and gross. Often even asked if I took a shower by my mom because my hair just clumps and isn't soft along with being easily greasy.

No. 321823

I have the same problem except it started when I was like 15-16. My hair texture just changed completely and went from super smooth low porosity and shiny like a doll's hair, to this mess that always looks unclean and dry or greasy and no matter what I do, and I tried for years, I can't do nothing about it. I also lost a big chunk of my hair and started thinning on the temples. Shitty hair genetics I think.

No. 321844

oh mine is still thick and stuff, just genetics of not having white hair.

No. 321960

Sounds like an underlying health issue. Maybe you have a vitamin deficiency, thyroid or hormonal issues.

No. 321967

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I'm contemplating whether I should stay black or dye my hair back to auburn. If you'd like to offer up any other color considerations that would work with my skintone, I struggle figuring out my season. All I ask is please no blonde

I want to say I'm a soft or true autumn but black actually looks okay on me so I might be a winter. All the charts I've seen for autumns scream that I need to stay away from black, but it's my favorite color. Brown eyes, my natural hair is brown with blonde and reddish streaks, freckles

No. 321969

I really like the black with your skin tone, the green shirt also makes it pop

No. 321973

Idk anon, I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism at 15 but then after like a year all my thyroid hormones went back to normal and last time I checked them, like 2 years ago, they were still normal. My other hormones like estrogen, progesterone and testosteron are ok, everything seems to be normal except for DHT which is higher than it should be. I would have to take hormones to lower it and I couldn't take them if I wanted to get pregnant and also, my doctor told me she had patients wih much higher DHT levels than mine and they still had much thicker hair than mine so she also doesn't think that's the underlying cause. AGA makes me more sensitive to DHT but I don't want to stuff myself with hormones if all of my other hormones are all right, I don't want to disrupt them. If I had PCOS or something, I would consider it, but I don't.
I was vit D deficient but started suplementing and still no difference. I really think I just have shitty hair genetics. It's still hard to accept though, since my hair was the only thing I liked about myself, physically speaking, I think it was objectively beautiful, and even strangers on the street were complimenting me on it, both women and men, children etc.

No. 321975

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Maybe I'll just stick to black. There's a coworker of mine who's willing to help me dye it red again, she knows more about hair than I do. pics are old and I'm currently at this awkward halfway point between black, red, and my natural color trying to strip the dark without bleach. I want a more boisterous red, similar to picrel, if I went for red again

I got a lot more compliments on auburn, which makes my heart sink. It's like people in general are more repulsed by black, but i like it better on myself. Just trying to find a half decent shade to go with so it my hair won't look like shit when I take my uni graduation pictures

No. 321993

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no1curr but i got knotless box braids for my birthday and I am so in love with them. I went to a local african braider salon as opposed to an ig stylist like i did last year and the results are literally night and day and it took half the time! There are so many braids too so it looks full as fuck and there was 2 people working on my hair so it took 3 hours instead of the usual 6-8 hours. It looks like pic related but 10x better if you can imagine. I honestly want to wear box braids for the foreseeable future because its just so much easier for me to handle than my natural hair. The only thing Im nervous about is that I have to start looking for jobs again soon and I keep reading how corporate jobs hate box braids and you won't get hired if you go on an interview wearing it. I honestly feel like this is BS and fearmongering because box braids are neat and professional as fuck especially the smaller sized ones. I'm so tired of black hairstyles being policed and ridiculed. you literally have to think to yourself "will this hairstyle make me be treated like subhuman trash today?" I'm tired!!!

No. 321995

this is gorgeous congrats! god i love box braids

No. 322000

Congrats nona, box braids are beautiful and I'm glad you love them! I'm sure you'll be able to find a job just fine, if a company is that stuffy about hair then they don't deserve you

No. 322013

If supplementation didn’t help your vitamin d levels, you likely weren’t taking a high quality supplement. Supplements aren’t regulated and some are total garbage that don’t actually contain what they say they do, or have so many fillers that it’s hard for your body to absorb.

No. 322023

auburn is really trendy rn and so are warm autumn colors but imo they really don't suit everybody. there's so many natural blondes in my city who dye their hair strawberry blonde/ginger/auburn and you can really tell because it looks like the person often fades away if that makes sense, even if their color is pretty itself.
maybe in your case you could do a gloss so it's black but has a reddish reflection in the sun?

No. 322024

they look divine and i don't know who would think they look unprofessional. sounds like an excuse to be racist.

No. 322077

Maybe I'll just go for black again, although I think I prefer blueish black to the more ravenette black, it's easier and cheaper

If I don't pick the right red itll wash me out too much

No. 322143

>I got a lot more compliments on auburn, which makes my heart sink. It's like people in general are more repulsed by black, but i like it better on myself.
nah people aren't repulsed by black but between the two colours auburn is just more attention grabbing. It might also be an indication black looks more natural on you because people are less likely to comment on a hair colour when it looks natural.

No. 322152

Sorry anon I didn't word it the right way. I took vit D until I wasn't deficient but there was no difference with my hair. Also, I took vit D in a form of medication, not a supplement. I still take 2000 IU per day. My vit D levels aren't very high but not below the norm like they used to

No. 322182

Yeah that auburn is a little too close to my eye color and right now I don't think my hairs going to take it.

I'll go for black again, I already consulted some friends who said black is better and bought the dye as well! Thank you for your input

No. 322258

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Idk which one to get. Color still not decided but I really like how one frames the face and the other, well just looks nice.

No. 322261

Go for the second one, it's way cuter imo while not looking too over the top

No. 322288

Second one for sure. I never thought money piece highlights looked good. I think it's the way it cuts off the face from the rest of the hair/head or something that looks weird imo. Face framing highlights that start a bit lower around cheek height (instead of right at the root) and fade in look much cuter imo, but I suppose that's considered dated now.

No. 322368

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Nonas, I'm so excited, tomorrow I'm going to a salon for the first time! My mom always cut my hair and I have been too scared to go to a actual hairdresser kek. Picrel is what I'm getting.

No. 322372

Very cute and light hairstyle, it has enough volume and style while being practical, you can't go wrong with this one

No. 322378

just keep in mind that a short hairstyle like that requires regular upkeep so you're in for a trim every couple of weeks from now on

No. 322390

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How do I style my hair like picrel?

No. 322393

I think you could pull it off with a flat iron and gel.

No. 322396

Goth gal here, use hairspray on your normal hair and tease the roots, as you go up add some hairspray as you feel fit and style with your hands the tips to get to the shape you desire. It takes practice to learn how to do it correctly. Good luck nona!

No. 322510

Thank you anons!

No. 322861

File: 1682122550005.png (57.29 KB, 820x511, 8765335679_n_998766.png)

what's a faster way to fix or detangle extremely matted hair without cutting it? i'm talking almost glue-like levels of stuck

No. 322863

Just have to put an absolute shit ton of conditioner on. I mean like at least half a tub of a thick hair masque. And then I find kind of gently pulling and massaging either side of the mat/clump, with your fingers instead of a brush, and seeing if you can loosen up the bigger clumps works best. Then you can try and gently comb through in sections with a wide tooth comb. I know people who have managed to brush out actual dreadlocks with some time and patience, so it is possible. I think I also heard someone say mayonnaise is a good detangler for severe clumps due to the slipperiness and oil, but I don’t like the smell and haven’t tried it ever.

No. 322887

what type of hair do you have? depending on your curl pattern you might have to avoid the mayo and just go straight to jojoba oil.

This is a good guide:

Love 518 on youtube is a wonderful channel that does detangling on a variety of hair types and she talks through the process realistically.

No. 322909

no1curr but I decided to get my hair cut again. Probably shoulder length. I'm sad at yet another haircut and starting over because my dream and plan has been to have long anime hair again kek. Due to health state, hair loss and thinning I've been starting over my hair growth journey many times.

I've cried and been sad when I've gotten it cut over the past few years but I think I have to cope with it. It's better to have it short for easier manageability and grooming. I can't fully give it the attention and care it needs to grow out. It will be a relief but still sad overall

No. 323214

Noninas with bangs, are they as annoying as some people say the are? Curtain bangs are finally getting to me

No. 323271

Kind of? Kek. It honestly depends on your hair type, how often you wash your hair, how much you like styling, and what style you choose. Curtain bangs have the least painful grow out, it’s a really flattering style, but they do get in your face a lot and require styling to look good. The biggest problem I have with bangs is I don’t wash my hair every day so they wind up looking oily before wash day. I’d say go for it anyway, they’re flattering and easy to style. It also works well on curly hair unlike a lot of other bang styles since the hair doesn’t have to be completely straight.

No. 323345

bangs can be annoying and high maintenance but curtain bangs also can be a safe intro to feel it out. a few soft pieces on each side can be cute and not really annoying, try it nonnie

mine are see through and i love the look but it's the type to need styling everyday/ between washes with rollers or something so too high maintenance for depressionchans

No. 323675

Any advice about good sites to order human hair wigs from? My hair grows slowwwww and I'm sick of it, and I don't like extensions.
If it helps, I'm looking for blonde wigs (some sites I've checked out are pretty much all black or dark brown). Thanks in advance nonnas.

No. 324004

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Is my hair warm or cool?

No. 324005

I'd say cold but what do I know

No. 324006

You can't 100% accurately tell from a screen because colours differ a bit from screen to screen but looks neutral to cool leaning to me

No. 324041

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Is it possible having straight hair as a child (1b-1c), then getting wavier hair (2b-2c) after puberty kicks in, and finally going back to having straight hair (1b-1c) again at 23? In my teens I had crazy hormones that caused me some serious acne issues all over my upper body (but no PCOS), plus I had terrible stress and also kept my hair as dry as possible (even I had naturally oily hair) so it wouldn't compromise the skin on my back and my face. I didn't have any notion on haircare and so I used low quality shampoos and usually some camomille sprays that made everything worse. I never used conditioners. To fight my acne I went for an aggressive treatment with isotretinoin which dried my scalp and affected the quality of my hair. I was losing a lot of hairs every day and also noticed thinning despite having always had thick hair. On top of that, while I was at uni, I lived in a city that had very hard water. It's been two years since I quit the treatment, almost one year since I've moved back to my natal city with better water, and 7 months ago I chopped all my hair when I got a pixie haircut. I've been taking extreme care with my hair (high quality shampoo, oil scalp massages, ACV rinses, vitamin and collagen suplements, drinking all the water I need) and the hair that has grown since October is nothing like the one I had before. It's thick again, but softer and shinier. Is this due to a change of habits or does being completely out of puberty weight much more?

No. 324043

Is anyone else currently on a journey to grow really long hair? I'm going for the princess look, it's at my lower back now.

No. 324047

I'm growing my hair too, after maybe 4 months is not as visibly long as I'd like (my hair is slightly curly so it grows upwards), but eventually I will get to my goal: waist length. Good luck on your journey anon!

No. 324112

how awkward does dark auburn hair look on tanned, warm, almost yellowish skin with no olive tones? I'm gonna make the leap either ways, but I wonder if I should maybe look into toning my hair after in case it looks off.

No. 324113

Sure, I'm a bit past classic now. I need a trim though, I've been getting a lot of split ends.
I always said classic would be my limit and I've been maintaining for about a year or two but I'm kinda tempted to try for knee length ngl.

No. 324156

Doing haircare is definitely helpful but hormones and vitamin levels play the most important role, at least in my experience. Like if you're healthy, quality products will give it that little extra something, but if you're suffering from shitty hair due to some kind of a hormonal imbalance not even the most expensive stuff out there will save your hair.

No. 324486

Definitely hair texture can change with age besides just getting thinner or graying. Some women find their hair texture changes a lot after pregnancy so hormones certainly play a part. It’s probably a mixture of aging, hormones, and haircare. Hard water is known to make hair shitty.

No. 324494

Im growing it out after keeping it short for years, its past my shoulders now but at this rate itll take at least two years to reach my waist

No. 324953

Would blonde/light brown bangs look good with warm black hair? I don't want to ruin my whole hair but I'm also a bit scared of looking like a typical dangerhair. I don't know nonnies

No. 325007

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has anyone lightened their hair with lemon or hydrogen peroxide before?

i tried with lemon and it got very slightly lighter, and i have some peroxide that my mom gave me (she used to put some in my hair and let me sit in the sun as a kid to give me lighter blonde streaks).

trying to think whether it's worth it. i just want a very light change for the summer, but i don't want to full on bleach and dye it. my hair is like the left image, i want it like the right.

No. 325010

I’ve done hydrogen peroxide to lighten my bangs at one point but it’s no different and doesnt seem to be less damaging than bleaching, if you have brown hair it goes to orange and then yellow and you have to add some cool tones or it looks really bad

No. 325012

go out in the sun with your hair down for a few weeks.

No. 325013

Hair bleach is hydrogen peroxide….

No. 325021

I think they mean active, not powdered mixed with developer.. ot atleast I hope they do.

No. 325024

lemon should be fine but honestly I would just suggest either using a low volume develop (6 or 10 volume) and bleach it. Put it on and let sit for 35 minutes. Rinse. Then get ash blonde dye and put it over, or mushroom blonde dye.

No. 325026

Keep in mind you're probably not going to get nice cool toned hair like that

No. 325212

File: 1683129477340.png (245.56 KB, 739x813, hair.png)

this is what my hair looks like rn, I feel like it's just a few shades darker than my goal pic, and it's really cool toned naturally

idk if it's so brown it'll go orange, or if it'll fade nicely

No. 325213

You have such a pretty natural hair colour.

No. 325214

You have such a pretty natural hair colour.

No. 325215

thank you!

No. 325219

If any girl here has poofy, wavy hair and is thinking of cutting it short: DON'T. I made the mistake a week ago and now my waves are gone because my hair is too short so there's no space for them to form so now it's just poofy:(

No. 325227

Seconding this, DON'T FUCKING DO IT

No. 325387

What's everyone favourite hairdresser YouTubers? I love watching videos of hair being cut and dyed.

No. 327164

Old post, but have you tried a green tint?

>MFW I use the same shade of red for my hair.

No. 327165

I love Brad Mondo, specially his reactions to DIY cut/bleach.


There's another hairdresser that is more famous for his dying hair methods but cannot remember his IG/name atm.

No. 327444

Does rosemary water actually do anything? Like has anyone tried it and seen a difference?

No. 327462

its a skin/haircare meme

No. 327762

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been experiencing a lot of hair loss problems from years of adolescent SSRI roulette. im cutting back my meds and im in fact now on an extremely low dose but my hair is so thin and patchy in places i have multiple bald spots - if i don't wash my hair for 2 days you can see my scalp just visible across my head. it's really hurting my self confidence, was already bullied throughout high school for being a "bald freak". I'm trying to get a hair cut to get a short masculine style again, because that usually helps make my hair look more voluminous, but i was already born with a genetic hair disease that causes dry/brittle hair and a very sensitive/patchy scalp. should i just shave it all off? i'll look like a freak but i kind of do anyway and im a computer science/artist hermit, so it wouldn't be a surprise. im kind of at my wits end, im not even 20 and ive lost so much hair it feels unsaveable. may just fully lean into the well-dressed insane person look, because at least i know how to dress myself and according to my girlfriend i don't come off as a 'tist, just an observant recluse. dunno. really wanted to vent as well lol, i'm surrounded by lib-type white people and all the therapy sources in my area just push the "you're beautiful the way you are!" bullshit

No. 327775

File: 1683937621713.jpg (667.33 KB, 1598x844, hermit comp goth.jpg)

My thoughts are:
Cut it short and embrace the buzz.
Spend the money on good quality shampoo, conditioner & strengthening treatment so any new growth is reinforced.
Silk pillow case and micro fiber drying towel (helped my hair breakage)
Getting the areas of your scalp/hair line tattooed

I understand the whole 'love the way you are' but goddamnit sometimes I just wanna look cute

No. 327812

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There are hair fibers you can buy to make your hair look thicker, it actually works pretty well I've seen people use it.

I have had problems with hormonal hairloss in the past and since I have started to really take care of my health, eat healthy and take daily multivitamins it has really improved a lot.

No. 327814

I suspected as much, thanks anon

No. 327835

NTA but I've used fibers before and it feels so weird on my head. They would barely stick on my hair strands, but that's likely because I have low porosity hair. I do think fibers would definitely work better on other hair types.
Tbh I think finding a shaggy type of hairstyle, anything with lots of layers can help with the appearance. My hair is past my shoulders and it's been working out pretty well keeping thinning shears on hand, surprisingly. Having layered bangs helps a ton.

No. 328754

I have frontal bossing, a huge forehead, and a round/ slightly square face. It's so unfortunate, because I'm not even a tranny.
Do any nonas have bangs suggestions for this type of situation?

No. 329774

Curtain bangs sound like they would look good on you!

No. 330453

I'm going somewhere really, really really nice soon and want to get my hair done for it. Issue is, it's very untamable and extremely frizzy. Last time I went to the salon this guy cut my hair and straightened it, but it became so disgustingly huge and frizzy within I think an hour of getting it done. What can I do? Is there anything I should tell them at the salon? What should I do if it frizzes up during the function? I have wavy 2B hair.

No. 330465

Couple of options
-Consider an up-do
-Get a hairdresser to cut and style your hair who has your type of hair (Honestly, my hair is damaged & frizzy after years of straightening and finding a hair dresser who specialises in wavy/curly )
-explain in detail that it went super frizzy after straightening it and if you can remember what products were used so they don't use those

No. 330507

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I just tried to do a blowout at home and it came out looking flatter than before I styled it. What the fuck did I do wrong? My hair is hopeless, I'm sick of nothing working.

No. 330520

>have really thick, straight hair
>small forehead
>round cheeks with little definition
>weak jaw/chin

I’m going to get my hair trimmed soon so I’m thinking of whether I want to get any specific cut. Usually I just get a middle part and ask them to layer it a lot because my hair is so thick it looks stupid (and constantly gets in my face/feels really hot) when there aren’t any layers. Idk if any nonas who know more about hair have suggestions for what kind of cuts might suit my face that I could ask for?

No. 330573

I mean there's some promising research showing that pepperment and rosemary oil can help with hair growth. Not sure how true it is.

I'm more interested in rice water and whether or not it's a meme, tbh.

No. 330605

It's both, depending on how you look at it. Vid related. Seems like people go a bit overboard and your hair can break off as a result. I don't use protein treatment, but from what I understand it's safer to use an actual hair product that has been manufactured for that purpose. I'm interested in natural haircare but I think, as with "mainstream" haircare, results are individual and dependent on your routine, hairtype, water quality etc.

No. 330644

File: 1684976151271.png (103.95 KB, 399x620, women long hair.png)

>Used to have long hair like picrel
>a hairdresser cut the "split ends" but I feel like she cuts more than the splits ends and the hair is a little bit shorter (It is the same long, but it doesn't reach my butt).
>I know my hair is growing up, but since that day I cannot notice any difference and I feel is not as longer as before.

It… It is not going to grow back to that length again, nonnies?

No. 330658

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What level color is this on the 1-10 scale that hairstylists use? Asking for my ratty sister…………………

No. 330664

wtf are you asking

No. 330665

Maybe it had something to do with the direction you brushed your hair out? Imo, the best way to get the pic related that actually lasts is to do roller set before brushing it out with a hair dryer.

No. 330666

Nta but anon seems to not think her hair will not grow back to her original length.

No. 330673

No. 330727

Not a hairstylist, but you can’t really tell your level in pictures, you should just go for a consultation. Hair color looks different in pics depending on lighting, picture quality, etc.

No. 330811

Are there any good books you can recommend? I never cared a lot about my hair as I was badly bullied for having wavy/curly hair as a normal white person and never had any rolemodel showing me what to do with my hair. I want to overcome all that and want to have really nice, healthy and stylish hair in the future. So any books or websites you can recommend that will give me a better understanding of what I can do, should do and stuff like that.

No. 330902

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i'm also looking for recommendations, videos \ websites! naturally i don't exactly have straight hair, but it's not perfectly wavy \ curly either, and i was also bullied for it at one point in my life. so i just started straightening the hell out of it for years, but now i want to learn how to take care of it properly. picrel the "before taking care of my curls" is exactly how my hair looks now when i don't straighten it, though i don't think i have as curly hair as she does in the "after taking care of my curls". i just need to know where to start. thank u nonnas!

No. 330917

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Nonas I’m so desperate. I’m growing out henna. I just hate the orange so much. Today I tried Wella Shinefinity which is a non oxidizing color on a test strand. It turned out greyish which is cute BUT after I put it on I started feeling dizzy. Idk if it was my head/anxiety doing that or really the color. I’m afraid to try other hair colors now. Idk what to do.

No. 330918

That's a really pretty colour. Did you enhale the solution maybe?

No. 330921

Probably because you can’t really avoid it by dying the hair. I’m thinking of trying a seni permanent dye like arctic fox or manic panic. They’re probably a bit less aggressive but probably don’t last too long.

No. 330949

File: 1685108623709.jpg (47.53 KB, 1000x587, 51Z7kCcL8rL._AC_UF1000,1000_QL…)

I've been using this piece of shit for roughly a year now and I realized it fucked my hair up.
I've always had thick hair but it started to look kinda thin lately, I didn't know why but then I noticed I have so much breakage.

Nonnies, what do you use to style your hair?
I like the look I get with this brush but I can't keep using it.
Hair straighteners make by hair look flat and greasy, I prefer something that gives a little more volume.

No. 330951

i LOVE round brushes for styling my hair but you really, really need to invest in a good heat protectant when using these. i mix an oil like kerastase's elixir ultime in with one of their heat protectants like ciment thermique and then do my hair in sections. i also think that the revlon brush, despite being the og, is not as good as other brands which have come out with their own round brush/volumizers. i used this when i was living in paris and my american hot tools brush is way better imho. too bad they aren't dual voltage as i wish i could take it with me when i am abroad.

No. 331030

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In love with picrel

No. 331034

Maybe try a blue shampoo or conditioner instead? If it’s really orange you can neutralize it by mixing a blue semipermanent color with conditioner and leaving it on as a hair mask

No. 331035

This is my fav shampoo, I love that it actually brightens my hair a bit instead of staining it darker like a lot of blonde shampoos do.

No. 331618

You need to look up the curly girl method nona. I have curly hair too and I stopped using shampoo altogether, started investing in co-wash instead. It's basically a conditioner that's designed to wash your scalp, but won't dry out your hair like shampoo does. You also need to stop using regular towels when drying your hair. You can use cotton micro-fibre towels, or do what I do which is to wrap my hair in a cotton t-shirt and then wrap it in a towel. The towel directly against the hair causes it break and frizz as it dries. Also don't brush your hair dry, only do it when it's wet (NOT DAMP) in the shower or bath - and try to avoid brushes altogether and use wide tooth combs - comb from bottom to top. Always use hair products after washing, use leave in conditioners and a bit of baby oil for moisture. I know it sounds overwhelming but you'll get it eventually, keep reading up on the curly method and keep trying out things that work for you.

No. 331791

File: 1685379766904.png (439.99 KB, 1136x596, aurora.png)

Stupid question but what do you call this style of parting your hair? Where it drapes over the forehead kind of like a curtain and is pinned at the sides. Not curtain bangs.

No. 331928

I bleached my hair and it came out light brown ugh I just wanna dye it again I look like a ginger what should I do while I’m waiting for it to heal til I can bleach it again

No. 331929

If it’s tied in the back it’s just a kind of half-ponytail. Otherwise it doesn’t have a name. Styled down I guess. If I had to tag it for categorization I’d call it a “casual down-do”.

No. 331930

Tone with blue and purple shades to take out the brass tones.

No. 331932

half updo/ half up half down

No. 331962

File: 1685435097206.jpeg (32.21 KB, 452x678, images (7).jpeg)

I have virgin dark brunette hair that looks black in low lighting. In the sun it's kinda got a slight reddish tint to it. Ive figured out using hair dye ai that I would suit a dark, natural red.

So my question is, do I first bleach my hair and then dye it red? I want to dye my eyebrows too, is it the same process? Picrel is not me, random Google pic of the hair colour I'd like.

No. 331963

File: 1685435274892.jpeg (22.2 KB, 495x619, images (8).jpeg)

Same anon here.

Then I was also thinking of going natural auburn/copper/ginger idk. I just wanna dye my hair for the first time

No. 331965

I tried it nona with different brands but there are specific spots in my neck area that dont want to take any colour anymore. I think I’ll just dye it a darker colour and have like an undercut of dark hair.

No. 331969

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Does homemade chamomile tea leave a reddish tone in your hair like commercial sprays or can I safely use it to get highlights in my light ash brown hair? I'm going for a medium ash blonde at max, I don't want to change my color too much. I also live in a very sunny area.

No. 331970

you cant colour hair lighter so yes, you would have to bleach

No. 332025

Chamomille doesn't have any bleaching properties so you can't go from brown to blonde.. And chamomille, if it's effects are noticeable at all, makes the hair warm toned not cool (ash) toned.

No. 332040

File: 1685464286460.jpeg (55.57 KB, 701x1267, F24D7E06-F626-41C3-94C1-C40982…)

Try this nona it’s awesome!

No. 332042

Nta but I'm in the same exact boat as OP and I looked into sprays like this- apparently they are extremely damaging (kinda duh) and a nightmare to color correct ($$$) if you ever decide to dye your hair. >>331969 Also something to keep in mind is that the spray will turn your hair copper/orange-toned, it won't stay ashy (I have light ash brown hair as well). I'm assuming you can tone it using purple shampoo or a toning kit but I haven't looked that far into it because I decided to not use the sun lightening spray.

No. 332045

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Got curious and looked this up. It’s basically just hydrogen peroxide and water in a spray bottle.

No. 332047

I think it's the application method that fucks your hair up, layering the peroxide over and over again for days at different concentrations, and it doesn't get rinsed out after a specific amount if time like a traditional bleach treatment.

No. 332050

Yea I mean that’s what usually lightens hair. You’re not supposed to use it more than 11(?) times and only earliest after every second wash. Its also activated but heat but you can use heat protection with it apparently. I didnt kek and it did lighten a deeper brassy tone after bleaching out red.

No. 332061

Thanks for the replies and the discussion. I have used ''chamomille'' sprays that were mainly alcohol and they fucked up my hair so much. They gave me neutral golden highlights but since my hair is ashy they looked so yellowish in contrast. I have to admit that I overused the product but, because of the ingredients of the formula, I suspect that my hair would have been damaged either way. That's why I was asking about a simple chamomile infusion, because I don't want to bleach it chemically, I just want a little aid for what the sun and the beach will do to my hair this summer anyways. I have looked up for women who have tried this and the only pictures I've found are from women who have very dark and warm toned hair and the location of whom I ignore (and sun exposure is crucial). So I might give it one try and stop right there.

No. 332148

Why do bob cuts make me look older?

No. 332172

I used to use a lot of “natural” treatments to lighten hair, chamomile tea, lemon, plain old hydrogen peroxide, I personally don’t recommend any of them. Even if your hair is fairly light, the results are usually so subtle they’re barely noticeable, or they’re very orange/yellow toned. It’s up to you of course, but some subtle professionally done highlights and lowlights will look a lot better and not be so damaging since the process is more controlled.

I think this is just because shorter hair is associated with older women.

No. 332183

Just use purple shampoo to fix the brassy color guys

No. 332446

I have a theory that what they teach people in beauty school is seriously outdated sometimes, especially for bobs. when i had a bob my stylist was giving me an old fashioned bob cut (especially the way she did the back) just under my jaw that required a blowout to look perfect and was just too round in general especially when viewed from the side. a more modern bob needs to be less rounded the way its cut

No. 332449

You got the wrong kind for your face shape. They have the opposite effect on me so it's definitely not bobs as a whole. Many of them are also trendy now (I am a bob apologist)

No. 332493

This won't work with ashy colors. Unless OP doesn't care about losing the ashy tone of her hair ofc. If she did want to keep that tone she would have to do another dye treatment.

No. 332557

why wouldn't it work on ashy colors? if anything it should just make ashy blonde hair ashier.

No. 333073

I think there has been like one study about rosemary oil producing similar results to topical minoxidil. Saw palmetto and pumpkin seed oil help in hair loss because they block DHT. I take both as supplements, and its not a meme, my shedding has greatly reduced. Topical in shampoo, conditioner, and/or oils works too. I also use it in conjunction with minoxidil though, which is honestly probably the best way to approach hair thinning, by using multiple tools. Or just shave it.

No. 333454

Is there a way to dye my hair black without big commitment? Like a toner or something? I’m naturally blonde. I tried a little but with manic panic black but it turned blue kek

No. 333460

Because it will always lighten to a brassy color

No. 333512

As someone who's tried, even low volume developers stain hair permanently. I'd go against it and get a real good wig instead to play with.

No. 333808

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Hello I need help Ehat do I do I’ve been losing hair for more than a month it’s so thin I feel like I lost half of it now I don’t know know what to do or what to blame
My diest has gone to shut lately because of this ,and I don’t tek supplements I tried some natural remedies and herbs and such but nothing changed it’s taking a toll on me
Picrel is how much I shed today

No. 333828

I don't feel like unspoilering that but if you're losing a lot of hair you should go to the doctor or at least get your hlood tested because it can very well be an underlying health issue

No. 333900

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No. 333905

purple shampoo does not turn ashy blonde hair brassy lmao

No. 333930

Lightening the hair will turn ash-brown hair brassy. Using purple shampoo will take away some of the brassiness but it will not add the ashiness back in.

No. 333935

Samefag but I'm looking into this and I think I'm actually wrong about this, but idk.. I've done this exact thing with my ash brown hair and all it did was make my hair closer to white, not grey/ash.

No. 334028

I’m not an alcoholic but Maybe I think it’s the water ,our tap water is shite

No. 334136

NTA but this depends on a lot of stuff, like how much you’re lightening your hair, what method you used, etc. I did my own highlights before and it was so hard to get the color how I wanted it even with a toner and purple shampoo/purple mask. It will also keep fading (with the brassy color coming back) and you’ll need to keep using the purple stuff so it will always be looking a little different. A true ashy color will be difficult to achieve with just purple products, you probably need various toners too.

No. 334301

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I just got a Mohawk like picrel suggestions for hair products to spike it up that won’t make my hair feel crunchy and nasty. All my mohawk knowledge is outdated shit where people used Elmer’s glue and a clothes iron.

No. 334310

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Kind of late to the party but you could try a japanese hair dye such as Liese (recommending this one bc I haven't tried the others) my hair isn't as dark as yours but I used a brighter copper shade (bottom left in picrel) and it turned out very bright. So I think one of the darker reds would work on your hair. This was many years ago though, I think they changed their shade range since then.

For the eyebrows I just used brow mascara, there are special dyes but since it seemed troublesome and dangerous I never tried.

Dyeing your hair regularly is a considerable money drain and waste of time however. Don't do it just because an AI told you so.

Kek coming out of the salon with that soccer mom meme haircut that ages you 20 years is the universal short haired woman experience.

No. 334347

>Kek coming out of the salon with that soccer mom meme haircut that ages you 20 years is the universal short haired woman experience.
Kek too true anon

No. 334357

Haven’t read through to see if this was mentioned but can we talk about the mandatory middle part that’s being pushed on everyone by Zoomers? I think it looks awful on most people, sort of greasy and unkept, I know for sure I look best with a side part but for some reason that means I look “old” or “millennial”? I don’t get this hair trend… why can’t we just part our hair the way that suits our face shape the best like the good ol days?

No. 334361

This doesn't matter to anyone but zoomers. Just style your hair in whatever way that suits you best. Nobody sane will judge you for a side part.

No. 334464

Can I sharpen hair scissors with a ehetstone?

No. 334465

Whetstone, sorry

No. 334486

But I am also a zoomer just an elder zoomer, so it matters to a lot of my peers which kinda feels awkward and shitty…

No. 334500

As a borderline zoomer/millenial I'm around plenty of older zoomers and for as far I've seen this "side parts are for millenials" is just an online thing. Are you sure your peers care as much as it may come across online?

No. 334517

I’m wondering this too, what’s the best method for sharpening hair scissors at home? I used one of those scissor sharpening gadgets a while back, but it didn’t seem to make a difference.

No. 334524

ive managed to get my hair to below my waist and its so pretty and makes me feel like a princess but gosh its such a hassle to keep up with and gets in the way of doing anything im basically claw clipping it 24/7 sigh yet i refuse to cut it

No. 334552

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Choosing what is flattering to your looks and personality, as opposed to what's current in the trend cycle, will always be based and timeless. It's actually retarded to present yourself in an unflattering way for the sake of peer pressure. Don't fall for it, Elder Zoomnona

No. 334819

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My hair is only 40cm but after cutting it short so often i actually think it looks pretty cute like this!
What are good layered haircuts for wavy hair? (i think i have wavy hair)
pic not related

No. 334870

It's only terminally online Gen z who think this lol. I'm gen x and prefer a side part because of my huge forehead. Middle part is a bit of a trend in my opinion. Just don't have an ugly haircut and you're fine

No. 334871

Meant to say Gen Z not Gen x. Nobody irl cares about how your hair is parted except for terminally online teenagers

No. 334872

I bet it looks so pretty. Do you oil it or do anything aside from normal shampoo and condition? I saw a brunette girl with hair down to about her bum. It was braided and it looked magical

I got a ridiculous amount of compliments on my short hair (just below my shoulders) but I want long princess Hair. I feel like the short hair makes me look like I'm 15. Also more creepy old guys stared at me when I had short hair AND I literally couldn't do any cute hairstyles

No. 334873

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Okay girls so my hair is like this naturally, very dark brown. Looks black in lower lighting and has a slight reddish/lighter brown tint in direct sunlight. Never bleached or dyed it.

Should I buy a natural looking red colour box dye and put it over my hair to achieve a natural redhead look? And do the same with my eyebrows? I'm obsessed with natural redheads and I already have a slight red tinge to my hair in the sunlight and I think it would suit my cool toned, pale white complexion.

On a side note, I saw a natural orange haired girl with blue eyes and while I usually prefer dark eyes, she looked like a princess and I probably looked like a strange creepy goblin staring at her lol. Why couldn't I be born with copper hair why does God hate me

No. 334893

i use mielle rosemary oil once every 2 weeks ! + i used to oil it weekly with amla oil , it worked nicely too but the smell was too strong for my tastes

No. 334894

A very very similar question has already been asked just a while ago. See >>331962 and replies.

No. 334921

My sister has natural red hair and has had on several occasions women come up to her asking how she managed to dye it that colour because apparantly it's that difficult to get right. Take it with a grain of salt from an online stranger but I wouldn't throw box dye at my hair knowing that if I were you.

No. 334926

i dont think its that insanely difficult to get right but undoubtebly most box dyes advertized as ''natural'' looking copper are anything but. an hairdresser is your best bet

No. 334934

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I used to love dying my hair, so I say go for it! Make sure you're ok with it being a little bit damaged (all box dye is damaging to some degree, be forewarned). Careful not to give yourself hot roots. Be careful with box dyes because a lot of them are an unnatural tone. With reds you often get some version of the shades in picrel – traffic cone, ronald mcdonald or burgundy/purple wine-red and not a true ginger color. There are more natural looking oranges out there but you have to do your research.
if you have long hair you could always experiment first with the ends and do a two tone thing.

No. 334936

this is true. also red dyes notoriously fade very fast without special treatment. you have to completely change the way you take care of your hair to preserve the color and/or constantly re-dye it.

No. 335061

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i wash my hair once every 2-4 days and every time i feel like im scrubbing off 5 pounds of dead skin, i dont think thats normal

No. 335069

look into sebderm , i used to be the same and it turned out to be this

No. 335071

thanks that might be it. yay eczema squad

No. 335093

For what it’s worth, I was really surprised when a friend of mine with medium-darkish brown hair used an auburn box dye, it honestly looked great and natural. I remember it was just a cheapie box dye from Walmart too kek. I think the key is keeping your box dye in the same shade range, using a darker red/auburn in your shade range will basically add some red tones and keep it fairly natural looking.

No. 335136

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this shit works SO WELL, went from ginger back to legit platinum. it doesn't smell anywhere near as bad as the other ones (which smell like sewage imo) I'm proper stoked?? I've tried so many of these and they all hardly work or proper stink for days.

No. 336048

My schedule was crazy this year and as gross as this sounds I had only been washing my hair 1-2 times a week. I would keep b&b powder and a couple products at work to help keep it look ok, but I know it’s not enough washes for my hair or scalp. My biggest problem is that I only have a short amount of time each morning to get ready, so I usually wear a shower cap or only dampen my hair + blow dry a bit. I have some time off but when my schedule restarts I’m not sure if I should just wash my hair in a sink or use a cheap gym membership to have access to a shower in the evening.

No. 336106

why do you need a gym to have access to a shower in the evening…? you don't go home in the evening?

No. 336517

ive fucking had it with my hair, i found some lice in my hair today which doesnt make any sense cus ive been at home or at a local park with a headscarf or ive been at home cleaning my mums house for the past couple of days, ive been crying for hours and my sisters are telling me im overreacting cus i said i was going to cut my hair off, the thing is I have the "curliest" hair in my family, it has taken years to grow it this long and don't understand how difficult it is for me to maintain it, I have super thick 3b-c hair (ik it's not seen as "challenging hair/the most difficult to maintain but hear me out) while my mum and sisters have 2c-3a hair, they always telling me to straighten it or braid it to make it look neat but they still always find that my hair is "messy". tbh I've never known how to take of my hair and dying had removed all my motivation and having a black mum and dad pint pin straight(ish) hair make its all the more difficult to find family to help me

No. 336521

would you look good with a buzzcut?

No. 336522

not that I'm telling you to cut off your hair, it sounds like you worked hard to get it long. but if you're really fed up with it it's not a crime to cut it off.

No. 336525

fuck no, but i wear a hijab so nobodys gonna know, i think ill go for a pixie

No. 336532

Damn nonnie, I’m so sorry you got lice. Could it possibly be from your mom’s home somehow? If you haven’t come in close contact with anyone recently, look at things like combs or any shared items. It’s more uncommon than person-to-person contact, but it’s not impossible.

No. 336535

ive been at my mums fro a couple of months now so i doubt its from my mums house, tbh i suspect that my younger sister mustve got it on her scarf from someone at her school and cus i just just put on scarves i find to run errands i think thats where i got it from. its so humiliating… now my sisters are avoiding me so they dont get it hahah..

No. 336553

You're not going to cut it because of the lice right? you can get like shampoos and stuff to help get rid of the lice!

No. 336571

hope not. unless she shaves it down to the skin it won't get rid of the lice (and even then it doesn't exactly kill them although they won't find her head as nice to live on)

No. 336960

is it worth it to just start straightening my hair every time i wash it…
i have wavy finely textured hair and its so frizzy. ive tried the curly method and it helped my hair somewhat but also left my scalp looking greasy and feeling itchy. i think it was the shampoo i was using, the maui moisture hibiscus shampoo.

No. 336965

Maybe try the curly method again but use whatever shampoo you were using originally. Omit any steps that you feel irritate your scalp and experiment with lighter products. I don't recommend constantly straightening your hair because it's likely going to make your frizz even worse.

No. 337018

I found the Maui hair range to be quite damaging to my hair & scalp. The second ingredient is a long-chain sulfonate salt which is very drying and can cause the over-production of sebum to counteract the 'deep cleanse' it provides to the scalp.

If you're looking to do the curly girl method, I had good success with my scalp with Noughty hair products.

I personally ended up giving up the curly girl method and went back to using Kérastase or redken

No. 337019

I have wavy hair too and I had to modify the CG method to get it to work for me. I don't follow the product recommendations in terms of sillicones etc. that have to be avoided. Just a regular sillicone shampoo, conditioner and scrunching in mousse on dripping wet hair and drying it with a micro fiber towel gets the best results for me.

That said if it left your hair greasy, are you sure you clarified before starting to use CG-approved products?

No. 337022

My hair is wavy, and I cut it to a bob 1 month ago, I'm in love with the look but i noticed that instead of getting longer it gets fuller and fluffier, I don't mind the volume but it's an interesting detail

No. 337057

Nonna, I have the exact same problem. I tried the full blown CG method, then the low poo version, then various lite versions. Nothing helped. Doesn't help that none of the CG approved products available in the EU were working for me. My scalp was oily as hell again like a full hour after washing. I honestly just gave up and just braid my hair when it's wet and let it air dry now.

No. 337088

euro nonas whats some GOOD shampoo lines that are actually cheap?? elvive dream long is my ride or die rn but i feel like im losing more hairs than usual using it

No. 337144

Nvm turns out I only found one lice and some eggs and my heads clean now

No. 337173

Thinking of going blonde. I went blonde twice in high school and it turned out not the greatest but that's cause i did it myself, this time I'll get it professionally done. I'm super pale and can get red on occasion so I'm thinking of a buttery blonde, any other ideas?

No. 337514

Bleached my hair and then did a coconut oil hair mask and the coconut oil won’t wash out. I washed it like 4 times I fawking h8 my laif

No. 337515

Strawberry blond or dishwater blonde

No. 337602

blonde looks horrible on super pale people.

No. 337840

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Maybe go very, very light blonde and dye your eyebrows to make it look more natural. Or get your hair done like picrel if you have dark eyebrows and don't want to dye them. Hope it turns out good, update us please

No. 337841

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Or this. But the maintance is going to be expensive and it might look weird if you have very dark eyebrows

No. 337842

So I watched a YouTube short earlier of a dark brunette talking about dying her hair a natural dark copper/red at home with stuff from the store. Do you Nonnies think she bleached her hair first or just put hair dye over her natural hair? It looks so natural, I want my hair to look like that

No. 337849

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I'm a complete noob when it comes to haircare so please no booly if i'm retarded, but how do I detangle my hair without it getting frizzy? I'm frustrated because my hair has a deep wavy texture with almost ringlets at the ends naturally but when I brush/comb it in the morning I just end up looking like picrelated. Most advice says to detangle when wet, which I do, but I can't shower in the morning due to timing issues so it'll inevitably get tangled again while I sleep.

No. 337851

Sounds like you shouldn't be brushing it at all, maybe sleep with your hair in braids to avoid tangling in the first place.

No. 337852

NTA but I have extremely similar hair and struggle with the same problem. I've taken to sleeping with my hair in braids already, but it still gets a bit tangled like that. When I take out the braids it needs a bit of detangling especially at the top, but when I brush it it once again turns out looking like the other anons pic. Brushing makes it very poofy as well which I don't like but it feels like there's no other way. Even when I shower in the morning and brush it while wet, it looks okay but halfway through the day it's already pretty tangled again, that's how easily it tangles.

No. 337854

It’s too dry. Shampoo less or condition more. A a leave-in product applied when wet at night could help a lot

No. 337885

That's not how it works with wavy hair. You just can't brush wavy hair when dry no matter how moisturized because it breaks the curl pattern.

No. 337889

I don’t know much about brushing techniques for wavy hair so I didn’t comment on that, but I do know it knots/tangles like crazy when it isn’t getting enough oil/moisture.

No. 337983

This is my issue as well with curly hair, it’s so hard to get rid of the bedhead without brushing. I usually wash every few days, but always at night because mornings are busier and my hair takes so long to dry. What I’ve found that helps is washing at night like normal, applying a leave-in, braiding when slightly damp, and then wetting my hair again to dampness (just with water) in the morning and applying a small bit more product, leave-in or gel. If I don’t have time, I redo the braid or put it in a bun.

No. 337985

>how do I detangle my hair without it getting frizzy?
You don't. If you have curly hair you should only detangle it when wet, so you can get rid of the dead hair and get the conditioner evenly distributed throughout. Stop brushing/combing your dry hair because it will just mess up the shape of your natural curls.
This is what I do too, leave-in conditioner is a godsend.

No. 338040

>wetting my hair again to dampness (just with water)
how do you do that?

No. 338045

not if you are naturally blond//light red naturally and if you have a pink undertone. if you're the type that's super pale and with a yellow/greyish undertone then it'll be a huge challenge yeah, typically those skin tones are natural brunettes or dark redheads

No. 338048

Buy a little spray bottle and fill it with water

No. 338053

So true! I have a yellow-ish undertone and look horrible as a blonde even though it's my natural hair color. I started dying it auburn and I look a million times better.

No. 338059

You should consider sleeping with your hair in braids as already suggested and wrapping up your hair with a satin scarf when you sleep.

No. 338084

Like the other nonnie said, I use a spray bottle or the handheld shower attachment. Both work good.

I do this already, but when I want to wear my hair down and curly for the day, it makes a big difference to wet my hair in the morning and then scrunch up the curls. Just taking it out of the braids after sleeping doesn’t look the same to me. In the summer I usually just redo the braid or bun because of the humidity though.

No. 338169

Ehhh no, pale pink people look the worst by far with blonde hair. Especially when they slightly exert themselves and turn bright red. There is no worse hair/skin color combo.

No. 338171

Dark eyebrows help a lot. Most blondes look much better if they darken their eyebrows.

No. 339256

Why the fuck is it so hard to find some haircare products without fragrance? It's way easier to find skincare without it but for some reason it's near impossible to find something for hair.

No. 339284

I feel you, even pharmacy stuff for 'sensitive scalp' is usually perfumed. I just gave up on finding fragrance free conditioner that's not total crap because my life is too short for this impossible task.

No. 339655

I've spent the summer slowly lightening my hair (from black dye ugh) to try for blonde since it's the only color I've never had, but honestly my hair just refuses to get past a reddish dark blonde. Any nonnies who have gone blonde know what I should do next? I'm thinking one more session with 20 vol to get the red out or maybe just toning it, but I don't want to waste the toner if I'm still going to end up with that red visible. Starting to think maybe being blonde isn't as fun as people say lmao.

No. 340247

what are some non-bun updo styles that work well with straight (well, sometimes the frizz forms into waves), extremely fine hair? I want to stop shampooing it daily and disguise how limp it is on nonwash days, but most hair styles just hurt my scalp from the tug.

some people claim it's very dense - including some hair dressers - which I don't really understand because it seems thin to me.

No. 340272

I have very thin and wavy hair and also seborrhea. recently i got my hair blow dried an straightened twice and i'ts been very brittle ever since. I don't know what to do since my medicated shampoo doesn't work with my conditioner and i don't know of any conditioners that work with seborrheic and fried hair

No. 340276

I wash my hair like twice a week at most and it’s super dry so it doesn’t get too greasy but it does sometimes and when it does I do a loose French braid or use a hair claw to do it up, I like a lot of volume and looseness because I have a peanut head and I will NEVER be seen in public with slick hair.
Maybe you could try a hair mask to heal it a bit

No. 340279

Seborrhea anon but won't the mask trigger my scalp?

No. 340297

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Do you also have an alternate shampoo and an alternate conditioner? My dermatologists always tell me to alternate the medicated shampoo with a “softer” shampoo, like made with natural ingredients and without any scents. I used to use one I would buy with oatmeal milk, it’s pic related.
The doctors told me to wash my hair at least twice a week and to wash my hair once with the medicated shampoo and the next time with the other shampoo and such.

No. 340319

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Is there a way to do like… A translucent "tint" of your hair, like a small change in shade to warmer, at home? I'd like to do a miniscule red/ginger tint on my hair but I'm unsure if what I want even exists
Like barely a dye, no change in value or lightness, just a little coppery HINT
I'm autistic about haircare so I'd like to do it as natural as possible and without damaging it at all, but henna seems scary and too intense

picrel my hair (with flash)

No. 340322

I would try one of those color depositing conditioners like Overtone (maybe a temporary-color type not a semi-permanent if you're worried you won't like it, although if your hair is virgin semi-permanent copper probably won't stick to it for more than a week or two)

No. 340323

Your hair is really pretty nonna, anyway here they sell small bottles of conditioner that's kind of a 'hair stain' (it does wash out though). Maybe you could find something similar? If you're really concerned about how your hair will turn out I'd go to a hairdressers store and ask an employee what you should do to get what you want, if you go to a small (non-chain) one they usually know surprisingly well what they're talking about.

No. 340329

bless u anon, that is a sweet colour

No. 340341

Good idea, I've been thinking about those color depositing mask things, esp since I have virgin hair! I might still chicken out because red seems like the most difficult color to get rid of, but tempted

Thank you!!! Compliments from here hit so much harder than anything a scrote could ever tell me

No. 340359

I use an alternate shampoo and it's one for greasy hair (my dermatologist told me it was okay to use one as long as it didn't have salt) but she hasn't told me about conditioners for my hair

No. 340371

Red color actually fades the fastest. something about the red color molecule being larger than other colors thus unable to penetrate as far into the hair (not an expert that's just how it was explained to me). however, often in hair products it is mixed with small amounts of other colors that don't fade so fast

No. 340385

nonnies, have any of you (especially with low porosity/hard to hydrate type hair) tried the Rainbow Research kids conditioners? They seem to have interesting ingredients I don't see that often and are cheap, but the herbal extracts are kind of a red flag to me.

No. 340555

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im planning on bleaching and dyeing my virgin hair (hope thats the right term) but i recently started using special shampoo for my dandruff, its almost completely gone, and im wondering if i can bleach&dye my hair after the treatment is done or if i should wait a bit afterwards? im kinda scared it'll irritate my scalp or something. idk sorry for the retarded question

No. 340556

I can't say for sure because I don't know how serious your special shampoo was, but if your scalp is not more sensitive than usual it should be fine. No harm in waiting longer if you're not sure. Bleach chemical burn on your scalp sucks, I've done it to myself. To lower the risk of chemical burn it's recommended not to shampoo for a couple days before bleaching roots. FYI if you are bleaching and your scalp starts to burn not just tingle then you should rinse it off immediately.
Are you worried about bleach and dye giving you a dandruff flareup? It can definitely make dandruff worse. Might be worth considering if you just went through a treatment.

No. 340559

thanks nona, ive never done anything to my hair so im just paranoid about the bleaching part. im getting it done by a hair stylist because i know its gonna go terribly wrong if i do it by myself kek, my dandruff is very mild so maybe it wont cause problems but ill still be cautious… also a scalp chemical burn sounds fucking horrible

No. 340561

ok cool sounds like you've got it covered. I use to bleach my own but eventually gave up and went to a salon. My old salon stylist is the one who told me not to shampoo a couple days before, actually. Related story about her: She burned the front of my scalp with bleach once. I just calmly said "it's really burning today" with a straight face and I guess she didn't pick up on the completely concealed panic I was feeling, then she proceeded to blowdry it afterwards which also burned like hell and I was peeling for days. So I guess I'm saying you should advocate for yourself if the hairdresser is making a mistake lol

No. 340579

Have you considered a balayage rather than an all-over bleach? I have mild dandruff too, just enough to be annoying. I left my roots alone and did a cute balayage and it didn’t flare up my dandruff at all.

No. 340689

howwww the hell do i bring my waves/curls back. after using a flat iron for like 6 years im starting to miss having waves. its still quite wavy when i aird dry it but it looks like a rats nest now.. ive tried crunching with curl mousse but the end result is crunchy curls only at the tips and the rest is just rly bad

No. 340709

Does anyone have a heat protectant you'd recommend? Preferably in a lower price range. I straighten my hair nearly every day so it gets damaged really easily

No. 340715


No. 340729

I think you'll have to let the damaged parts grow out unfortunately

No. 340755

im curious about this too
ive considered just starting to dry my hair with a blowdryer every time i wash it because otherwise my hair looks so unruly. probably let it toweldry mostly first though.
but i remember that when i blowdried my hair in ms along with hair dye i totally wrecked my hair for years. i didnt eat animal products to various degrees though so im sure that didnt help either.

No. 340828

I have solid dark brown hair. It's thick and wavy. How do I give it more… Dimension? Idk if that's the right word. So that it doesn't look so plain? Ive considered using something like Sun In to create natural looking highlights, but I'm scared it'll look terrible and orange. Should I sunbathe my hair? I live in a place where it gets hot and sunny even in winter, so I could sunbathe only my hair.

If I made a mixture of half lemon juice, half water and put my hair into 2 braids and sprayed it, then sunbathed, would it look natural?

Please don't be mean.

No. 340834

Go visit a hairdresser and get professional highlights, those sprays usually lighten your hair in an uneven way and you have little control over how light it'll look. Getting highlights probably won't take too long or be too expensive so that's your best bet I'd say. Good luck.

No. 341003

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I have 4c kinky af hair! I recently lost a lot of it due to me honestly turning lazy after my hair reached a certain length and not maintaining it among other things I was blow drying it like crazy because I wanted to see my length. (My hair shrinks like 75%). I also just hated detangling because it was time consuming and seemingly impossible the longer my hair got. Now that I noticed my hair was falling out this whole time I’ve decided to take my natural hair journey seriously again. What has been a game changer has been the knot on my watch detangler from aunt Jackie’s. When I tell you I can literally sleep on my Afro and wake up to it being a matted mess but as soon as I use that detangler my brush glides through my hair. I highly recommend if you are prone to knots and locs like me. I haven’t had to cut out a loc or rip through a knot since I started using it. I just wish I found it a year ago when my fro was giant. I’ll get my baby girl back!

No. 341007

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Same anon I also tbh contribute Aussie shampoo and conditioner for my hair loss too! In like 2021 the natural hair community was raving about it specifically 4c girls because usually hair products not designed for our hair type are too harsh and drying. But aussies pull was that even the shampoo was softening and it made detangling in the shower easier. However I noticed that every time I used that product I would brush out clumps of hair. At first I thought it’s just shed hair and I’m being dramatic. But looking back I remember seeing big clumps of my hair on the floor. Then I saw a tik ton of a girl saying Aussie made her lose her hair so I stopped. As soon as I stopped using Aussie and went back to using shampoos and conditioners targeted for natural hair, my hair barely sheds! And when it does it’s not in large clumps.

Any nonnies experienced hair loss from Aussie products? Pic related was my go to for like almost 2 years straight and my hair is about half the length it was year ago

No. 341013

Been using it for years with no issues, personally

No. 341104

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I've been thinking of dying my hair like this (but with a more gentle ombre), but I'm kind of worried that it won't look good on wavy hair or that it will seem like I just have forgotten to cover up my roots. Should I go for it nonas?

No. 341123

Used it for awhile and didn't experience it, but I also switch conditioners and shampoos periodically instead of remaining with one brand

No. 341604

Ladies, what are some good supplements, oils, what have you, that actually helped you with hair growth? I want longer hair. I have really thick, curly, dark brunette with red highlights, Mediterranean hair if that matters. Its currently like 2 inches past my shoulder.

No. 341623

biotin! and i know its a meme by now but amla oil did work for me. also eating more protein

No. 341646

I'd try biotin too if I were you. I tried biotin in hopes of is strengthening my nails but all it did was speed up the growth of my body hair kek so I quit.

No. 341681

I think a good diet helped me a lot with that, and getting my ends cut at least bi-monthly by someone with “good hands” idk, it’s something people talk a lot in my country, you need to find a hairstylist with “good hands” to help you out with that.
Something else that I think has helped me a lot is not being too stressed, working out helps me relax, and I think that my hair gets longer when I spend at least a month working out daily without interruptions.

No. 341734

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Most leave in products make my hair greasy. Anyone got an recommendation for a nice blow dry cream that is not heavy? I’m eyeing picrel but I would cry if it’s too heavy because of $$$

No. 341862

I see women in long haircare videos constantly praising braids as a good protective sleeping style but whenever I've tried it my hair felt so dry and looked really frizzy. Am I doing something wrong? I usually just put it in a cinnamon bun and it works great but braids even break my hair a bit while sleeping, even if I'm wearing a thin scarf over it.

No. 341873

>sually just put it in a cinnamon bun
Think that might be the problem, it's supposed to be a loose braid. Putting it in a cinnamon creates extra tension

No. 341880

I got a sample of a similar Kerastase blow dry cream (not the same one though) and it’s honestly amazing. I have short hair and only used it a couple times so far. Yeah it’s overpriced, but man their products are amazing for my fine/curly hair. I think it’s worth the cost personally.

No. 341930

Cinnamon buns work well for me. I have tried loose braids but I just woke up with tangled, flat, messy looking hair. I'm not sure why this is not the case with other people with the same hair type (straight but thick).

No. 342017

do you have layers and the braid unbraids easily because of it maybe?

No. 342148

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honestly i genuinely believe braids are not meant for every hair type. braids can be very harsh on your hair no matter the hair type.(hell sometimes its harsh for me and i have a whole afro) If you are noticing frizz and broken/tangled hair i would cease! Also please remember that just because someone's hair "looks" like yours doesnt mean their hair care will work for you. You have to factor in not only their hair type but density and even porosity too! That person might've had more density than you and could handle braids.

not to give out community secrets but, I feel like nonblack people with straight hair would benefit from wrapping their hair at night. I think that is a protective sleeping style that would benefit straight hair the most. in the black community (hispanic too) after we straighten our hair or get it permed we do this thing called wrapping (theres another term but i gave yall too much already) where you get a paddle brush a shit ton of bobby pins and brush all your hair to one side wrapping it around your head while bobby pinning it down. Not only does it maintain your style but it protects your ends from rubbing against your clothes/pillow while you sleep. Its also straight hair friendly and not harsh on your hair like braids would be. Pic related is how it looks when done correctly. Afterwards you get a scarf or bonnet to further protect your hair. Just remember the direction you wrapped it when taking it down.

No. 342149

here is a tutorial!

No. 342156

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I'm white and I've done this before but without the pins! I was amazed at how straight and smooth my hair was when I took it out in the morning, especially my ends. My hair is slightly wavy otherwise. Now I just wear a bonnet for long hair because it's easier and I didn't like how wrapping changed my hair texture.

No. 342157

Are you retarded

No. 342161

LISTEN you might call this retarded i call it self preservation. somethings you gotta keep secret otherwise prices will go up! supply and demand people! gatekeeping is important actually!

But seriously! Long bonnets work too! as long as no one is sleeping on cotton pillowcases and we are actively protecting and moisturizing the ends of our hair and not over manipulating anyone can achieve long and healthy hair!

No. 342162

also to prove my point there was a hair oil recently that was a staple in black hair care but as soon as it became viral and nonblack people started using it, companies like target and walmart started locking it up and raising the price from like $9 to like $14. Then when the fad died the price magically went back down and suddenly it wasnt under lock and key anymore. Not to mention that as soon as natural hair care became more accessible brands that would cater to kinky curly hair started changing their staple product ingredient so that people with straight hair can use it. (Carols Daughter, Shea Moisture to name a few) Mind you straight hair products are a dime a dozen so they didn't need to be catered to anymore than they already are, and natural hair care products only started popping up in major locations (not just beauty supply stores) in the last 10 years. So again it might be retarded to you because it doesnt affect you but its self preservation for me and people with hair like mine. sorry not sorry

No. 342164

girl i do generic braids everyday with coily hair what are you talking about lol.

No. 342172

Go back to twitter.

No. 342182

nothing she said was twitter-esque

No. 342222

Nta but how is any of that hard to believe. That shit happens all the time even with things that have nothing to do with different races.

No. 343121

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Nonas help me decide on what to do with my hair.
I am tall, have a bit of a wide round face but no babyface, i look my age.
My hair is wavy light cold blonde, around 2A-2B. It is currently to my collar bones. It grows fast, and earlier this year i cut it shoulder length, around 15-20 cm shorter than what it was.

Im playing with the idea of cutting it shorter , like picrel.
Would it work with a round, wide face? i feel really insecure if i dont have alot of framing pieces and bangs over my forehead. I would love to keep it long with hime bangs, but it looks silly on my wavy hair.

Any other styles that would look good on me? I dont have time in the morning to style it. ¨
Do i just grow my hair long ago and accept having boring hair?

No. 343475

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What's the most low maintenance way to dye my hair? Is it worth the damage/upkeep? I have medium ash brown hair and I'm thinking of getting blonde highlights to match how it looked when I was young. My hair is super healthy, thick and shiny so I don't know if I want to risk damaging it. It also grows like 1-2 inches a month so I can't dye it from the roots. But I want some dimension in it.

Pic rel, left is my hair, right is what I want. I just feel so boring with dark hair and dark eyes and pale skin.

No. 343479

the color you want on the right is very high maintenance and your hair will feel damaged. she had to do a high lift and then deposit a lot of ashy tone, her hair is extremely bleached underneath.

No. 343481

it looks like her natural hair was much darker than mine. idk, i'd settle for little dimension with just a few highlights. just want something more than… a curtain of brown.

No. 343514

nta but the haircolour in your picture isn't low maintenance regardless

No. 343547

Look into lowlights instead of highlights. Your hair is light enough you could do that, it would probably look good. It can be a lot less damaging.

No. 343561

I used to rock a buzzcut until I got too many strangers asking me if I was dating my female relaties whenever we were outside or getting called sir in a passive aggressive manner. I grew out a short bob and it stopped, but I think I'm going to shave it again. Kind of annoying wasting so much dye too with longer hair. I don't even care about the tradeoffs anymore I can't take this shit.

No. 343569

I naturally have light brown hair and dark brown eyebrows/eyelashes. I think I’m gonna get my hair dyed black by a professional. I did it once in middle school and I remember my hair not getting as frizzy as usual cause it soaked up so much black dye it was like it didn’t have much room to soak up any humidity like it usually does kek.

I’m extremely pale and have light colored eyes. I think it will look really nice and I’m excited but I know it’ll take me like 2+ months before I actually take the plunge.

No. 343575

Are there any products that actually thicken hair (or look like they do)? I naturally have fine straight hair but am noticing some sparse places near my natural part.

No. 343578

a blowout adds a lot of volume.

No. 343794

Are there any styling products I can apply on wet hair that don't leave a cast but will still hold my waves a bit? Does that even exist? It doesn't have to be the best hold.

No. 343797

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I asked this same question about a year ago and I'm still unsure so I'll ask again. I miss my buzzcut/'skinhead girl' haircut I had as a teenager but I don't want to give up my long hair (10+ cm past my shoulders) so I thought of something like picrel as a remedy.

My hair is decently thick and wavy so I'm not too concerned about volume. My main question is will this be a bitch to grow out if I decide I wanna get rid of it without cutting the rest of my hair? Is it impossible to maintain yourself?

No. 343799

YES anon don't do it unless you're happy to have the most awkward hairstyle ever during the growing out phase for like 2+ years. You can change the side of the part but your hair will look really thin. Or you can use product to slick down the growth for a while but it still looks super weird. I used to dye and cut my hair constantly when I was a teenager, and this is my biggest regret hairstyle wise. It was a bitch to grow out and I ended up getting a pixie cut to remedy the situation

No. 343880

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this is late and maybe you've already dyed it by now (how did it turn out?) but i think it can work, it'll just be a much darker red/auburn. you can try recreate something like lola tung's hair (she's a natural redhead).

also not to discourage you but natural redheads have warm toned skin even if it's pale. red looks kind of off on cool toned skin. but if you have a slightly red tinge to your hair then you're probably more warm toned than you think.

No. 343886

lola tung has natural black hair, not red in the slightest. her eyebrows are black too so she can't possibly be a redhead.

No. 343887

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Alright thanks, guess I'll stick with the hair I have, since it's very low maintenance and cheap. I used to have hair like picrel about seven years ago, but then I simply stopped going to the hairdresser and let it grow.

No. 343889

Nta but fun fact for you, gingers are just blonde people with the gene for orange undertone. How vibrant and bright the orange shows in your hair depends on how light the base is. Even people with dark hair can have the orange pigment in their natural color, but it won't be so obvious unless you are in the sun. That's why some people with dark hair struggle to get to platinum blonde, not only they need to remove the dark pigment, but also the orange tone out. I got dark brown hair and there is barely any trace of warmth in my color. When I bleach it I don't get to the orange state most people with dark hair do, but in the sun my dark hair doesn't get that bright warmth some dark brown hair have. My sister's hair is as dark as mine, but in the sun you can really see the orange undertone she has that mine doesn't have.

No. 343893

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she is a natural redhead, her eyebrows are slightly red too.

No. 343902

Idk how I never realized/noticed that, but that explains a lot..

No. 344048

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What color hair would you say this is

No. 344051

ash blonde? very nice color btw

No. 344053

ash blonde

No. 344063

dirty blond in light?

No. 344077

light ash blonde or icy blonde

No. 344202

Best way to let your hair air dry? I used to throw it over the back of my chair but my hair has gotten so long it's kind of heavy now and catches onto the things behind me.

No. 344238

I don't know but it looks kind of cheap, I dislike lighter blondes unless it's natural because usually the hair gets very damaged and short too light hair isn't flattering unless you're gorgeous facially.

No. 344240

Nta but you sound jealous kek

No. 344251

>void black hair
>black, bushy eyebrows
Can I go blonde? Is it over for me? I really want to go blonde but my features and hair are way too dark I think

No. 344256

Whether light hair flatters you depends on your natural complexion, not whether your face is gorgeous or not. It's simple colour theory.

No. 344257

No it's not, a pretty girl can have neon pink/platinum blonde/etc. unnatural hair and look good but it'll look bad or trashy on most people. It's similar to face piercings, if you're hot it adds character, if not you look cheap.
Why would anyone be jealous of a color they can easily get if they visit a hair salon?

No. 344258

Don't do it, blonde makes most people look cheap and old. If you really want to go for blonde, go for a darker blonde and make sure to go for a warm toned blonde if your undertone is warm.

No. 344262

you totally can but it might be less expensive to buy a high quality human hair wig in blonde and try it out that way.
if you do go blonde you'll need several lightening sessions to lift your natural color and it might be a fun idea to pick some in-between shades to wear as transition colors (consult a stylists, wouldnn't wantot pick anything that makes it harder to lift)

No. 344263

thanks anons

that’s my natural hair color lol, wdym cheap

No. 344264

I normally let it over my shoulders even if it is really long, or tie it in a bun if im gonna sleep. You can also wrap it in a microfiber towel

No. 344265

Why does it look so damaged then? I've never seen such short hair go in that many directions

No. 344266

My hair is long, this is just a shorter layer. Might be split ends idk. But I’ve never dyed it and it doesn’t seem damaged. Definitely need a trim soon though.

No. 344267

Also it’s straight so it goes in diff directions easier

No. 344268

Are you and everyone you know bald?

No. 344269

Okay, that's a good idea, but my undertone is cold, which color should I try?

No. 344274

Probably not the answer you're looking for but imo it's best to ask your colourist. You probably shouldn't try to lift from black all the way to blonde on your own. But if you don't want to, there's medium and dark cool (and neutral) blondes too, just google it.

No. 344275

No but if your hair like her is that damaged when it's literally not even below your cheek, then you probably will be balding soon.

No. 344308

You're confused, flattering isn't a synonym of beauty. Light coloured hair can be flattering on the right complexion even if said person isn't a beauty. If you can't accept colour theory is a thing idk what to tell you.

No. 345939

What hair color looks good on a VERY pink toned person?

I know someone who's very pink and she asked me what hair color would suit her and I kind of can't imagine any… and it's making me feel really bad tbh lol (I just told her blonde because she identifies strongly with being a "pale girl" and she's one of those who was blonde as a kid and therefor thinks her now very clearly brown hair is still blonde) I literally have to google "sunburn" to get her shade of pink but I know it's her natural shade and not actually a tan/burn. I'm not trying to diss the skin color, I genuinely want to figure out what would work with it.

No. 345941

If I dye my hair a light ashy brown, does it need blue shampoo to keep it cool toned? Just wondering if dying it is an easier way to keep my hair cool toned.

No. 345946

Cold undertone blonde, strawberry blonde, ginger. She should try a wig or a filter before dying her hair though.

No. 345948

>What hair color looks good on a VERY pink toned person?
Her natural color.

>she's one of those who was blonde as a kid and therefor thinks her now very clearly brown hair is still blonde

Cringe and delusion. Why are you friends with her? Reminds me of people with brown eyes who say they have green eyes.

Nobody who has to dye their hair these colors ever pulls it off.

No. 345960

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I have no idea how to take care of my hair nonnas. I have 3a-3c type hair, extremely thin and low porosity (very similar to picrel, no shame to the model). I should note that I've lost around 40 to 50% of my hair volume since 2019 and still experience major shed (I use 5% minoxidil nightly to prevent from becoming bald).
My hair is always limp and airy after drying, curls never defined/frizzy, low density, there's no weight to the hair and consistency in texture. Like for example I have two weird bunches of strands at my base that are always awkwardly dry/frizzy and they feel almost gritty to the touch. I have never dyed my hair or bleached it, the most I've ever done is straighten it once or twice in my life. Granted I usually keep it up in a bun most of the time since I stay in the house and only make it look nice for when I have somewhere to go. I've also heavily neglected it for a good decade, which probably is the reason for it looking like a rat's nest. I just want to revive my hair again and be confident wearing it, and not have to plaster it with a bunch of oils and leave-ins that make it look worse. I'm not good at hair science at all nonnas, I really would appreciate any advice.
tldr; I can never have a good hair day and idk what to do to make my hair flow naturally and beautifully like most 2b-3b curly girls.