Suave Smoothers (cowabunga coconut scented 2-in-1 shampoo and conditioner)
Fitness Minutes: (4,960)
7/31/12 8:32 P
I'm using Organix Coconut Milk right now, but I usually use something different every time I need new stuff. I tried the "no-poo" method in which you use baking soda, and then a rinse of apple cider vinegar. However, my hair and scalp got really nasty, so I gave that up.
I'm in between 2 brands. I use Ojon Volume Advance Shampoo and Conditoner for a month to see what my hair is like. Then, I will be using Carol's Daughter Monoi Shampoo and Conditioner starting August 1st to see how my hair is going to be.
So far, I haven't had breakage from using Ojon and I've been using it for the month of July.
Now, I'll be using Carol's Daughter Monoi. Then, I'll see what the difference is and what I like better.
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3,775 7/30/12 10:16 P
I also use Wen. I agree. My hair is in the best condition it has been in a year or two. My hair is also coarse and thick.
Edited by: J2740LOU at: 7/30/2012 (22:17)
7/30/12 9:15 P
I have been using only Wen for over a year. Won't ever use anything else, as my hair has never felt better and it really reduces hair loss, at least for me. I only condition my hair twice a week, yet when I comb through, hardly any hair is on the comb, even after that many days.
The product says to use 15 pumps for shorter hair, yet I'm able to get the same results with only using 7. This helps the product to last longer, which in turn makes it cost less, overall.
Wen may not work for everyone, but it does wonders for my coarse hair. All anyone of us can do is try something. If it works..Great! If not...send it back!
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7/30/12 8:57 P
I tried Dove because I had a coupon, and now I swear by it. For now..My hair is fickle.
7/30/12 8:49 P
I use Brocato Saturate, shampoo conditioner and leave in conditioner. Sometimes I use Brocato Cloud 9 shampoo and conditioner with Saturate leave in conditioner.It is expensive but really concentrated, so a ten ounce bottle lasts for six months. Making it as cost effective as cheaper grocery store brands. I have a picture of my hair on my spark page. 100% mine no hair extensions.
I will not use any other brands after finding Brocato.
My hair is about three inches longer than my picture and it would not have gotten that way without quality shampoo
Edited by: MANDIETERRIER1 at: 7/31/2012 (18:21)
Fitness Minutes: (19,802)
7/30/12 8:39 P
7/30/12 7:33 P
When I had my hair lightened, I bought Hairtrition, a gentle shampoo without SLS, the harsh ingredient. I got a huge bottle for $8 at Sally's. It's the first shampoo I've had without SLS, and I was worried whether it would clean my hair, but it works very well.
I got ION conditioner, called Color Solutions, in a purple bottle. It has that wonderful cherry-almond scent. Also from Sally's Beauty Supply.
Fitness Minutes: (13,057)
7/29/12 5:56 P
I have hair loss due to thyroid issues as well. 15 years stable on meds and it's just not as thick as it used to be. My mom didn't start having hair loss until she went on the meds, odd.
Anyway, I don't think a shampoo will help with the hair loss, just take your meds every day and it should at least not get worse.
I like One 'n Only Argon oil shampoo and conditioner. They have an oil for additional moisture in a small bottle that I like as well. And I think they all are missing the bad for your hair ingredients. :-)
I also like Organix, any scent.
Being in the pool a lot right now my hair is especially having dryness issues. Since I'm out of all my good stuff, and am too lazy to get to the store, I have been using Vo5 spray on leave in conditioner/detangler/shine booster. It was like $4. I use it 2x a day with no residue or icky sticky that some detanglers leave that seem to hold every speck of dirt that passes by your head.
It's surprising that my hair is in really good condition considering the thyroid issue, the fact that I dye my roots every four weeks and that it's super long. Think about how much hair dye waist length+ hair has been exposed to. My ends need to be trimmed, but otherwise my hair is soft, shiny and smooth.
Fitness Minutes: (9,522)
333 7/29/12 5:33 P
Save your money, don't use WEN! There's a reason that not a lot of salons are using it. Look up product reviews! I was considering it too about a year ago, or at least just looking into it, and the gist that I got from the reviews is that it works for some people but it's not appropriate for all hair types, and do you really want to find out after spending all that money?
People are pro-organic because that's the thing; I've used organic shampoos before and in general they make my hair feel like straw. Organic shampoos lack sulfates and other chemicals. If you're going to try organic shampoos you probably shouldn't wash your hair often and give it at least 10 washes to decide whether or not you like it.
I use Clear, which is a new-ish brand, and my hair is thick and wavy. So far it's been pretty good, the best shampoo I've used in a while. I don't feel the need to switch back and forth between brands, although that always helps with build up.
7/29/12 5:20 P
I use Aussie with moisturizer. I do not use conditioner/shampoo combos b/c that seems to weigh the hair down more. I used to have very thick hair and it has thinned considerably - due to age and hormonal changes. I have used Aussie conditioner - the kind you use once a week or so - and like it when I need conditioner. Don't need conditioner every day. My hair is short though, so tangling is not an issue. Best to use a natural bristle brush also on your hair I'm told. Also better not to use those round brushes.
7/29/12 5:12 P
I alternate a few different brands. Right now I'm using Redkin All Soft shampoo and conditioner.
Shampoo- Dove (1/4 moisturingin cream) Conditioner - Aussie 3 minute miracle- Love it! It can be quite expensive here in the UK but very often on special offer or in the past I have bought in bulk for cheap off amazon.
I ask this because my hair is thinning (thyroid meds) and really dry. I have heard about WEN but it's expensive. Also they say to go with organic/natural because they are less harsh on your hair. What do you all use/swear by?
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