Originally Posted by ecwlukeny
So after i shampoo and condition my hair, unfortunately it becomes like dry straw when it dries..I have been using Kiehls silk groom cream which is great for styling and in keeping my hair conditioned. But im kind of looking to switch up..Any suggestions what other product i could use? I was thinking a leave in conditioner?...
Right now my hair is kind of medium long blonde hair kind of surfer look, so it was a pain using the silk cream because i needed more then the dime size recommended since my hair is so dry, although after using it my hair was moist/conditioned but on other hand flat, lacking that beach/surfer just out of water look...Also a gel is a no no for my hair? Â* Â* Any suggestion for perhaps leave in conditioner or product similar to silk creme, or maybe something else great that im not aware of?
Is your hair naturally dry, or has it become damaged because of other things - hairdryers, certain products, too harsh clarifying shampoos, swimming in a chlorinated pool or saltwater, etc?
If it's the pool, you need to get the chlorine out and there are certain products that work for that. Actually, I just started a thread on the off -topics boards for swimmers and this topic too - http://www.basenotes.net/community/Y...num=1148434459
But if it's just damaged from other stuff, try a really good deep conditioner. It's something you should do about once a week and if your hair is really bad right now, maybe you could try it 2 to 3 times a week for a couple of weeks to get you started. You usually put it in towel-dried hair (but still damp), let it stay in for 5 to 10 minutes, depending on the product, and then rinse out. There are good ones out there and some women even use VO5 hot oil treatment (drugstore product). I've lately been using a classic Loreal deep conditioner that I can only find at my stylist's salon; it's a professional product. Now I just use it in the shower - shampoo, rinse, wring out hair, put in conditioner, and then do the rest of my shower routine while the conditioner sits. Rinsing out the conditioner is the last thing I do before exiting the shower. It helps tremendously.
I often leave just a touch of regular conditioner in my hair when washing it - don't rinse it all out. It does help smooth the cuticle and keep the hair soft. You could try a leave-in conditioner (Bumble and Bumble is supposed to make a good one, but I haven't tried it), but a regular one might work the same way and save you $$$ and time. But a leave in conditioner, especially one with an SPF protector, would be good for you if you're in the sun a lot.
Comb your hair when wet - don't use a brush which will tear the ends. Brushes are only for hair that's been dried.
Lastly, my stylist told me (don't know if this is true) that overusing product with silicone, dimethicone, etc., can abuse hair.