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    What can I do? I stopped using heat and I've been moisturising it, using leave-in conditioner and washing my hair less.

    Nothing is helping. What else can I do?
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    Cut it short and stop using unnatural products in it. Good ol coconut and castor oil once every few weeks will make it better.
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    Use some oil.

    Any oil will work.

    Or just go for a long run. When you sweat....your scalp will become greasier.

    You can even just try random things. Like ketchup, soy sauce, mayyonaise. joking. I know that it probably may not work. But the above posters have pretty much stolen my words. So ketchup. Beautiful flowing locks of hair in no time.
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    (Original post by Tsrsarahhhh)
    Cut it short and stop using unnatural products in it. Good ol coconut and castor oil once every few weeks will make it better.
    I did cut it but then I still got split ends. I've recently been trying coconut oil, I hope it'll work.
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    My hair dresser said that conditioner is actually really bad for your hair. Also whatever you do don't put conditioner in your hair for longer than what it says (e.g. don't coat your head in conditioner and leave it for an hour unless it's a hair mask). You can get some really good hair masks for your hair which help to prevent the dryness. Also make sure you don't use tangle teasers because they break your hair. When tying your hair up you should use them scrunchie things instead of hairbands as they're less damaging to your hair.

    Also, it is good to put avocado or coconut oil in your hair (you can buy it from a supermarket) or you can make your own egg masks.
    Don't use a fatty oil like sunflower oil as they can just make your hair greasy without giving it nutrients. If you have a dry scalp (like dandruff) rub yogurt into your head.

    This sounds weird but it works trust me xx
    Hope everything goes well
    wow thank you for the information. I've been getting so much split ends, do you think it's because of the hairbands.

    Would you recommend any special hair mask? Or doesn't it matter which one I use. I want to try the keratin mask by tresseme hopefully that will work.

    Also, my hair feels really ruff and really brittle, I don't why? Do you have any advice for that?

    Thank you btw.
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    you have to try this atleast for a week!!! first off my hair is not like the other asians (i got this gene from my mum >_> ), it's straw-like and super thick! i've tried the aussie mate shampoo that really do make your hair soft...but only for a certain amount of time before it goes dry again.

    recently, i've read up things about sulphate, this is a chemical that makes your hair dry AF but the reason why shampoo companies have it is because it acts as a filler, filling up the content and makes it foam easier. NO!
    sulphate strips away the natural oil of your hair, and if you wash it off it might even go on your face and dry that too, causing acne and stuff yuck.

    last week i went to boots and bought Mark HIll ''miracoilous'' sulphate and paraben free shampoo
    http://www.boots.com/en/Mark-Hill-Mi...250ml_1330257/

    it's £6-7 which is the same price as those aussie mate shampoo

    after 2 uses along with conditioners (these dont usually contain sulphate but do check the ingredients to make sure) and my hair is soooo soft EVEN after waking up. and you know those pillows dry up your hair anyways because the material absorbs the oil but noooo, my hair feels soooo silky because without sulphate, the natural oil in my hair stays long

    sulphate free shampoo usually dont foam easy, but that's the only con. i'd rather it not foam than to dry out my hair.

    sorry to the other posters, but no matter what hair mask you use, but if you still continue using sulphate shampoo, you're back to square one. i've been using coconut oil mask along with aussie mate and other brand like head and shoulders, the sulphate makes all your effort futile
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    (Original post by abc_123_)
    Any hair mask should work but I would definitely change your hairbands and don't brush your hair too harshly especially when it's wet xx Np xx
    For brittle hair you are probably brushing your hair with too much force and causing it to break. Try having more milk as I think it's good for your hair (and also nails). You can take supplements for hair as well (a brand called Environ that I use sell really good ones although they're quite pricey) xx
    Do you think the supplements really worked? Would you mind telling me where you got it from?
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    (Original post by ihatePE)
    you have to try this atleast for a week!!! first off my hair is not like the other asians (i got this gene from my mum >_> ), it's straw-like and super thick! i've tried the aussie mate shampoo that really do make your hair soft...but only for a certain amount of time before it goes dry again.

    recently, i've read up things about sulphate, this is a chemical that makes your hair dry AF but the reason why shampoo companies have it is because it acts as a filler, filling up the content and makes it foam easier. NO!
    sulphate strips away the natural oil of your hair, and if you wash it off it might even go on your face and dry that too, causing acne and stuff yuck.

    last week i went to boots and bought Mark HIll ''miracoilous'' sulphate and paraben free shampoo
    http://www.boots.com/en/Mark-Hill-Mi...250ml_1330257/

    it's £6-7 which is the same price as those aussie mate shampoo

    after 2 uses along with conditioners (these dont usually contain sulphate but do check the ingredients to make sure) and my hair is soooo soft EVEN after waking up. and you know those pillows dry up your hair anyways because the material absorbs the oil but noooo, my hair feels soooo silky because without sulphate, the natural oil in my hair stays long

    sulphate free shampoo usually dont foam easy, but that's the only con. i'd rather it not foam than to dry out my hair.

    sorry to the other posters, but no matter what hair mask you use, but if you still continue using sulphate shampoo, you're back to square one. i've been using coconut oil mask along with aussie mate and other brand like head and shoulders, the sulphate makes all your effort futile
    Really? That's really interesting. I guess that's why whatever shampoo I use, my hair still doesn't get better.
    Just went on the website and the reviews look really good. A little expensive but I'll try it.

    I hope it will work. Do you only use that and no other masks. Should I use anything after washing it, like leave-in moisturiser or is that still not good?

    Thanks for the info btw!!

    Ohh just looked at the website again and it's out of stock!! Ergh!!
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    Do you think the supplements really worked? Would you mind telling me where you got it from?
    I got them from a beautician that is local to me but you can order them online they have their own website (they mostly do skincare but also hair care) http://www.environskincare.com they're the hair and nail tablets I honestly think they work and it's all natural!! They also sell them in boutiques up in London (i'm not sure if you live near London tho) xx

    You can't order from their website but they will tell you where they stock their product. They have their own hair revival mask which is good and a hair tonic xx
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    (Original post by Mona-S)
    Really? That's really interesting. I guess that's why whatever shampoo I use, my hair still doesn't get better.
    Just went on the website and the reviews look really good. A little expensive but I'll try it.

    I hope it will work. Do you only use that and no other masks. Should I use anything after washing it, like leave-in moisturiser or is that still not good?

    Thanks for the info btw!!
    i use this shampoo, work it in, and leave it in for 2 min. then use conditioner (treseme)

    atleast once a week i use coconut oil/cream mask (also from boots) mask. what i do first is use the shampoo, wash it off, then mask, leave it in for 5 min, wash it off, and then conditioner.

    though after a week use of this shampoo, i dont really feel like the conditioner adds anything to it anymore. so i will gradually stop conditioning.

    here's a video about more on sulphate free shampoo
    i wouldntt use anything after it because generally theres no need. good luck!

    *you dont have to buy that brand, just go on google and search up sulphate free shampoo and it'll come up with loads. i've read good things about l'oreal, try that
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    (Original post by abc_123_)
    I got them from a beautician that is local to me but you can order them online they have their own website (they mostly do skincare but also hair care) http://www.environskincare.com they're the hair and nail tablets I honestly think they work and it's all natural!! They also sell them in boutiques up in London (i'm not sure if you live near London tho) xx

    You can't order from their website but they will tell you where they stock their product. They have their own hair revival mask which is good and a hair tonic xx
    Ohh that's good. They also have really nice creams and cleansers. I don't live near London, but hopefully I'll get it when I go there or find another place they do it in.

    Thanks for the suggestion.
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    (Original post by ihatePE)
    i use this shampoo, work it in, and leave it in for 2 min. then use conditioner (treseme)

    atleast once a week i use coconut oil/cream mask (also from boots) mask. what i do first is use the shampoo, wash it off, then mask, leave it in for 5 min, wash it off, and then conditioner.

    though after a week use of this shampoo, i dont really feel like the conditioner adds anything to it anymore. so i will gradually stop conditioning.
    here's a video about more on sulphate free shampoo
    i wouldntt use anything after it because generally theres no need. good luck!

    *you dont have to buy that brand, just go on google and search up sulphate free shampoo and it'll come up with loads. i've read good things about l'oreal, try that
    Aww thank you!! This really helped. I'll try to look for organic shampoos. I'm going for a hair cut and I'll start using organic shampoos and coconut masks.

    And her hair looks amazing!!
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    (Original post by Mona-S)
    Ohh that's good. They also have really nice creams and cleansers. I don't live near London, but hopefully I'll get it when I go there or find another place they do it in.

    Thanks for the suggestion.
    Np xx I absolutely love their products hope you do xx
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    (Original post by Mona-S)
    Aww thank you!! This really helped. I'll try to look for organic shampoos. I'm going for a hair cut and I'll start using organic shampoos and coconut masks.

    And her hair looks amazing!!

    cheap sulfate-paraben-and all the other nasty chemical- free shampoo from body shop
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    Np xx I absolutely love their products hope you do xx
    Aww bless you guys!! Thanks for helping me out!! Hopefully this will work!!

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    (Original post by ihatePE)
    i use this shampoo, work it in, and leave it in for 2 min. then use conditioner (treseme)

    atleast once a week i use coconut oil/cream mask (also from boots) mask. what i do first is use the shampoo, wash it off, then mask, leave it in for 5 min, wash it off, and then conditioner.

    though after a week use of this shampoo, i dont really feel like the conditioner adds anything to it anymore. so i will gradually stop conditioning.

    here's a video about more on sulphate free shampoo
    i wouldntt use anything after it because generally theres no need. good luck!

    *you dont have to buy that brand, just go on google and search up sulphate free shampoo and it'll come up with loads. i've read good things about l'oreal, try that
    This reminds me about chemistry, the test for sulfate ions which to this day i still don't know, something to do with a white precipitate forming or something
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    This reminds me about chemistry, the test for sulfate ions which to this day i still don't know, something to do with a white precipitate forming or something
    barium chloride add to test for sulfate ions, the white precipitate is barium sulfate :P this topic was in my C3 exam which i had last week and it came up !
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    barium chloride add to test for sulfate ions, the white precipitate is barium sulfate :P this topic was in my C3 exam which i had last week and it came up !
    Ah i see thanks i've become 1 fact smarter than yesterday
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    My old hairdresser burnt my hair with straighteners, gave me loads of split ends and frizziness. I had a treatment called olaplex and it really helped. I think you can get it done at most hair salons.
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    The best thing to do is to cut as much off as you feel comfortable with. At the very least, an inch would help a lot. Any more than that would be a big bonus though. Keep using deep conditioners and don't wash your hair too often. Wash your hair once or twice a week if you can and use dry shampoo in between if you have to. Coconut oil products were a life saver for me when I damaged my hair from bleaching it at the start of the year. Now my hair is in good condition again.
 
 
 
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