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April 18th, 2013, 08:04 AM
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I need some help with my hair. I have long (waist length) slightly wavy hair. I straight iron it every week and use John Frieda heat protecting spray...I also sometimes use the leave on conditioning spray. It has been satisfactory in that I don't get split ends etc if I use the heat protectant generously. But I would like some opinions on better brand if any for this? Also I don't get that really shiny look that a salon straight iron gives. I've noticed that salons use a finishing spray sometimes to achieve that. Anyone have any brand suggestions?
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April 18th, 2013, 08:20 AM
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do you have a ceramic straight iron? I know that they can make a huge difference in how hair turns out.
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April 18th, 2013, 09:44 AM
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You know I should invest in one of those! Mine is not ceramic and its about 4 years old. High time to replace with a nicer one! Thank you for reminding me!
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April 18th, 2013, 10:28 AM
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I love my Chi straightening iron! It definitely adds some shine.
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April 18th, 2013, 10:33 AM
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I just chopped my long middle of back length hair off to chin length!
But when I had long hair, I conditioned it with coconut oil.
I would just warm it up in the microwave for a few seconds and work it through my hair from root to tip. Then shampoo and condition as usual, after letting it sit for 15 minutes or so.
Some people wrap their hair in a hot towel during the 15 minute set time and I've heard if people sleeping in a shower cap and washing it out in the morning. I have a John freida brilliant brunette shine serum that adds shine to my hair after, but I've also heard that if you rinse your hair with vinegar it adds shine.
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April 18th, 2013, 12:53 PM
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I love my Chi straightening iron! It definitely adds some shine.
Thank you. I am definitely in the market for a new straightening iron. I will google it.

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I just chopped my long middle of back length hair off to chin length!
But when I had long hair, I conditioned it with coconut oil.
I would just warm it up in the microwave for a few seconds and work it through my hair from root to tip. Then shampoo and condition as usual, after letting it sit for 15 minutes or so.
Some people wrap their hair in a hot towel during the 15 minute set time and I've heard if people sleeping in a shower cap and washing it out in the morning. I have a John freida brilliant brunette shine serum that adds shine to my hair after, but I've also heard that if you rinse your hair with vinegar it adds shine.
Learned all this from Pinterest
Sigh - my mom used to oil my hair everyweek and leave it overnight before washing it the next day. She did this for all of the 21 yrs that I lived with my parents. I tried to keep up the habit but couldn't. We used coconut oil too.

I now oil my hair occasionally & I use either coconut or almond oil. I should probably do it more often. I didn't realize John frieda had a shine serum. My hair is jet black though. Will look closer in that aisle next time. Thank you for all the suggestions
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April 18th, 2013, 01:49 PM
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I have a whole jar of coconut oil.. may have to try that! I have really long hair too and definitely need to take better care of it. I spray something on it before drying it, but can't remember what it is.

My hair is really long.. past mid back. But I wear it up a lot. The kids at school don't care what my hair looks like.
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April 20th, 2013, 07:06 PM
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I am gonna go a bit hair stylist on ya.

I have hair to my bum and it too is wavy.

1. Good hair starts with your shampoo. Using something for your hair type makes a huge difference.

2. A good product for sleekness is Chi's silk serums. Expensive, but worth it. And lasts forever.

3. A ceramic flat iron will do wonders. So will ceramic round brushes. They will both boost shine and softness.

I also do not oil my hair and use a clarifying shampoo once a week to get all the grunge and gunk left behind by styling products out. Sometimes less is really more.

I can honestly say my hair is one of my greatest treasures and looks insanely healthy.

But do what works for you, this is just what I do.
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