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Conditioner for really dry hair

post #1 of 28
Thread Starter 
My hair used to be in pretty good shape and then I got my hair cut in a way that I need to use a straightener to style it. Not a good idea. Now it is very dry and I can't seem to find a deep conditioner that really makes a difference. Anyone know of a really good one?
post #2 of 28
I used to have dry hair from highlighting, blow drying, and straightening. I find that no conditioner works as well as a good oil treatment every 2 weeks or so.

I will rub olive oil or coconut oil (either one is fine) into my hair and scalp in the evening, heat it with my blowdryer for a min, tie it in a bun and leave it that way while I watch TV or cook dinner. Then I take a shower before bedtime and my hair is nice and clean before bed

My hair has returned to its original soft and compliant texture and then I can shampoo/condition as usual. AND as a bonus, it grows quicker because my scalp gets nice and nourished.
post #3 of 28
Ive never heard of that but thats a good idea, im gonna try that
My hair is so dry, from years ago when my stupid hairdresser bleached my whole head and turned it orange
I currently use aussie 3 minute miracle deep treatment, i did try redkin but that didnt work to well, aussie makes it soft though and theres this new andrew collinge one i found that makes your hair softer too mine still feels like a coarse dry brush most the time though. I'l deffinately try that oil trick.
post #4 of 28
I love Bumble & Bumble Deeep Treatment. I usually use this for about a week after I get my color done.

Have you tried a leave-in conditioner?
post #5 of 28
I use Biogenol. My hairdresser recommended it. I use it once a week and I leave it on for 10 min. It makes my hair really soft.
post #6 of 28
ojon for deep conditioner, Puerology or matrix for conditioner, I like the oscar blandi luce stuff too makes your hair look nice.. i think thats who makes it anyway
post #7 of 28
My friend is always raving about BioSilk. it gets kinda pricey, but I've seen it at Costco before My ends sometimes get dry, so I just rub some jojoba oil onto it, which you can find at Trader Joe's or other health food stores.
post #8 of 28
Pureology is great and I've heard good things about Terax crema.
post #9 of 28
I got the Phyto Ultra Nourishing Mask. I only use it about once a week I really like it.
post #10 of 28
This thread is great. I got my hair highlighted a few weeks ago and now all the ends are very dry. Glad ERT posted this. Now I need to go and buy these products!
post #11 of 28
Try anything Pureology or Aveda's Damage Therapy. Both lines are amazing for hair products overall and conditioning treatments.

Also, if you are using a straightener more than you used to, I would definitely recommend you pick up a pre-straightening cream to protect your locks. You basically run a dime sized amount through your hair, blow dry and then of course straighten it...without it the straightener essentially burns your hair resulting in more breakage and dryness. With a protective cream or spray, the heat burns through the product instead of your hair...ever notice at the hair salon when they straighten your hair, it almost steams?

Seriously, try it hun. Makes all the difference in the world and if you have fly away + frizzy hair, you'll find its not affected by humidity as much either....

Hope that helps somewhat.
post #12 of 28
Thread Starter 
Thanks for all the great ideas everyone. I will definitely have to try some of these ideas. MISSPOOKIE, do you have any suggestions for good heat protectors? I have actually tried a couple of different ones, but they have made my hair feel and look worse. Thanks.
post #13 of 28
I also recommend Terax Crema.
I have never tried but am going to since I always hear it works great- Kerastase Masquintense


post #14 of 28
I just tried the olive oil thing a couple days ago and WOW! My hair has never felt so soft! I'm definately doing it again!
post #15 of 28
Good old Aussie Deeep
post #16 of 28
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Originally Posted by ERT View Post
Thanks for all the great ideas everyone. I will definitely have to try some of these ideas. MISSPOOKIE, do you have any suggestions for good heat protectors? I have actually tried a couple of different ones, but they have made my hair feel and look worse. Thanks.
I use L'oreal Professionnel "Tec - hot style iron finish" It's awesome and only cost about $20 cd. It's like a cream you run through wet hair and when you go to straighten it'll steam which means the heat is burning off the product as opposed to your hair, which is a good thing. + it makes your hair feel awesome, protects against humidity and doesnt feel like buildup. Try it, it's great.
post #17 of 28
I always wonder what the bleachy platnium blonde people use?
post #18 of 28
i am a bleachy platinum person and out of the dozens of products i have tried through the years the best for me is pantene daily moisture renewal conditioner for in the shower and smooth 'n shine hair polisher when i get out of the shower. also, i never really shampoo anything other than my roots.
post #19 of 28
i use pureology as a normal conditioner and neutrogena professional triple hair moisturizer once a week since my hair ends are really dry. i love these two conditioners!
post #20 of 28
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Originally Posted by abster800 View Post
I just tried the olive oil thing a couple days ago and WOW! My hair has never felt so soft! I'm definately doing it again!
Hay, I want to try this too. Just curious
how much did you put into your hair?
Did u just put it in your roots?
And how long did you leave it in for?
post #21 of 28
My sister is going to school at the Aveda Institute and the other day did a Beautifying Scalp treatment to me.

So nice, made my hair gorgeous!

She put a bunch of oils in and rubbed and massaged it in. I then let it stay in my hair for about 4 hours.
post #22 of 28
I'm glad to see the olive oil thing worked for some of you... it's easy and cheap and better than anything else I've tried
post #23 of 28
If you use that Kerastase Masquintense be careful because it should only be used every so often. It is loaded with proteins that can make your hair stiff.

I like the Nexxus Ultimate Conditioner. You can buy it in a Liter. Also Redken, All Soft.

I have very curly dry hair, and I have used everything out there, Oscar Blandi, Frederik Fekkai, Aveda, Redken, Bumble and Bumble, Rene Furturer, etc.

You can use more expensive products, but you don't have to. That Nexxus stuff in the Liter isn't too expensive, and you can always use deeper treatment once a week.

Also, if you condition correctly, then use the right styling products, that will help.
post #24 of 28
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Originally Posted by soulfly View Post
Hay, I want to try this too. Just curious
how much did you put into your hair?
Did u just put it in your roots?
And how long did you leave it in for?
I put it in all of my hair. I just poured it in my hand and then rubbed it around lol. There's probably an easier way of doing it. Then I threw it in a bun and left it in for like 20 min. I had to shampoo twice to get all of it out.
post #25 of 28
^

My olive oil/palm oil/coconut oil routine:

I just take a little bit (a bit more than a quarter sized puddle) in a small bowl and part my hair and then use my fingers to rub the oil into my scalp, re-part, do it again. Then with what's remaining, I just bundle the ends of my hair together and rub some olive oil onto the ends.

You don't need a lot (ESP. if you use palm or coconut oil) because the oil itself is quite saturated. If you are using olive oil, you may need to use a bit more because the oil is not quite as thick.

With this method, you:
1) nourish the scalp to help your new hair grow in healthier
2) nourish the dead ends to help them not be so dry

I heat my hair with a blowdryer for about 1min just to get it warm so the oil soaks in a bit better, then leave my hair in a bun for an hour, two hours, whatever time I have before I want to take my shower (this amount of time doesn't really matter).

Hope that helps...
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