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I have extremely thick, unruly hair just past my shoulders. It depresses me as it always looks like an untidy hedge and gets me down all the time. Are there any of you with hair like this that could r… Read More
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2y, 5m agoPosted 2 years, 5 months ago
I have extremely thick, unruly hair just past my shoulders. It depresses me as it always looks like an untidy hedge and gets me down all the time. Are there any of you with hair like this that could recommend what to buy for it to calm it. Please don't recommend straighteners as they split it and add frizz also don't want it layered as I had that done a few years ago and it stuck out even more! Would like to look half tidy for Christmas, lol thanks.
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2y, 5m agoPosted 2 years, 5 months ago
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#1
hi louise wouldnt you go for a short style ??
#2
Luckyjulie88
hi louise wouldnt you go for a short style ??

It is quite short but to be honest it would be easier long as the weight would pull it down! It used to be all the way down my back and was never a problem, I don't know what's wrong but since having Children my hair just doesn't grow?!
#3
Short isn't past your shoulders. It's a fallacy that 'the weight would pull it down'. There's just more of it to get in a mess as you've found. Short crop just below the ears. Never looks untidy.
#4
ceres
Short isn't past your shoulders. It's a fallacy that 'the weight would pull it down'. There's just more of it to get in a mess as you've found. Short crop just below the ears. Never looks untidy.
A woman with a "short crop just below the ears" with thick unruly hair, sounds terrible! Do you have a photo?
#5
Louise- the answer is easy - get a keratin treatment or brazilian blowdry, simply amazing results, can't go wrong, easy maintenance and reduces frizz. Keratin is better in my opinion. Good luck
#6
afro?, perm?.
if you want straight without using heaters have a look at yuko hair straightening from a professional.
#7
Easy and cheap way to 'chemically straighten' your hair.... Get a perm kit, dont put rods in and do what the instructions say, combing the hair straight through out! It works aswel, i have very thick hair that i can sit on and have done it before! Doesn't give the ghd straightened hair look but stops the 'bush' effect!
#8
therealslimkaty
Do you have a photo?

Of what?
#9
therealslimkaty
ceres
Short isn't past your shoulders. It's a fallacy that 'the weight would pull it down'. There's just more of it to get in a mess as you've found. Short crop just below the ears. Never looks untidy.
A woman with a "short crop just below the ears" with thick unruly hair, sounds terrible! Do you have a photo?

Couldnt agree more it will stick out more! God now I'm getting complexes!
#10
ceres
therealslimkaty
Do you have a photo?

Of what?

Of them naked with their frizzy hair, silly. (_;)

Edited By: NEtech on Dec 22, 2014 01:15
#11
pinkstuff
Louise- the answer is easy - get a keratin treatment or brazilian blowdry, simply amazing results, can't go wrong, easy maintenance and reduces frizz. Keratin is better in my opinion. Good luck

Sounds just the thing. Thank you, nice to have some boy positive and not make you feel worse about yourself!
#12
Can't post client pictures without permission. X)
#13
pinkstuff
Louise- the answer is easy - get a keratin treatment or brazilian blowdry, simply amazing results, can't go wrong, easy maintenance and reduces frizz. Keratin is better in my opinion. Good luck

Agree re the Brazilian blow dry! (not sure what keratin treatment is)
#14
louisebarker
God now I'm getting complexes!

louisebarker
It depresses me as it always looks like an untidy hedge and gets me down all the time.

I'm not responsible for your 'complexes'. You clearly had them already when you posted this thread.
#15
louisebarker
pinkstuff
Louise- the answer is easy - get a keratin treatment or brazilian blowdry, simply amazing results, can't go wrong, easy maintenance and reduces frizz. Keratin is better in my opinion. Good luck

Sounds just the thing. Thank you, nice to have some boy positive and not make you feel worse about yourself!

Pleasure. But make sure you shop around as prices can range upto 250pounds, I managed to get one for 50pounds through Groupon, etc and definitely worth the investment as saves so much time, less of a headache when drying hair.
#16
ceres
louisebarker
God now I'm getting complexes!

louisebarker
It depresses me as it always looks like an untidy hedge and gets me down all the time.

I'm not responsible for your 'complexes'. You clearly had them already when you posted this thread.

Yea because of you!!! You were saying nasty things to me on a post the other night. Need a block button!
#17
I have long thick hair thats almost down to my bum, its wavy and frizzy and generally looks like a birds nest until a few months ago I invested in a decent round vented brush and learned to blow dry my hair properly. As long as I use a decent conditioner, the one that works for me is the aussie 3 minute miracle mask take the heat, and blow dry it properly it actually looks pretty smooth and shiny. It takes about 30-40 minutes to do whereas roughly blow drying it only took 10 minutes but the difference is amazing.
#18
sparky111091
I have long thick hair thats almost down to my bum, its wavy and frizzy and generally looks like a birds nest until a few months ago I invested in a decent round vented brush and learned to blow dry my hair properly. As long as I use a decent conditioner, the one that works for me is the aussie 3 minute miracle mask take the heat, and blow dry it properly it actually looks pretty smooth and shiny. It takes about 30-40 minutes to do whereas roughly blow drying it only took 10 minutes but the difference is amazing.

Aw thanks. I am always a bit reluctant posting things like this as you receive sarcastic comments but one's like your self make it worth while! Maybe I need to take some time out from the housework and the kids and give my hair some tlc! Okay and how often would you recommend using that conditioner? Looks like I'm off to Boots before Christmas! Also which brand hairbrush would you recommend? Sorry!
#19
Wish my hair was thick! Since having my girls my hairs gone the opposite! Half of it's fallen out and it's stupidly thin! But ...my sister has super thick wavy hair and she too reccomends a Brazilian blow dry also Try Rainforest moisture hair butter from The body shop which is great for smoothing hair and their Brazil nut frizz serum x
#20
I have just below shoulder length hair thick frizzy hair. I was it and when it dries it is like an afro! However when the hairdresser blow dries it, it is beautiful and silky!

The cut of your hair is really important.

-Have you got some face framing layers round the front as they take a lot of weight off the front.
-I know you said you tried layers before, maybe it was just a bad hairdresser? I have only 1 extra layer cut in and again it takes a lot of weight off.
-Straighteners - ghds are the only way my hair can get close to the 'glossy just left salon' look. I do not blow-dry my hair as its too difficult. I let it dry naturally, in a pigtail/pleat or bun/knot at back as it seems to stop the frizzies. Then when its dry I run straighteners through it.
- serum? eg frizz ease or argan oil
#21
my daughter has really thick frizzy hair...try massaging a little coconut oil into it at night..then wash in the morning n could ndition n straighten....they stay soft until the next time she washes......same routine weekly or twice a week....
#22
I have a big bald patch, wanna swap.
#23
louisebarker
pinkstuff
Louise- the answer is easy - get a keratin treatment or brazilian blowdry, simply amazing results, can't go wrong, easy maintenance and reduces frizz. Keratin is better in my opinion. Good luck

Sounds just the thing. Thank you, nice to have some boy positive and not make you feel worse about yourself!

You can pick up DIY kits on the internet for around £30. The blow dry in a salon will be £100+ unless you can find a local Groupon offer, there are always one or two floating about for £50.

Just beware that Keratin is a protein and can dry your hair out if overused.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Brazilian-Straightening-Blow-Dry-Keratin-Treatment/dp/B003YUEF7C/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1419245185&sr=8-1&keywords=keratin+blow+dry

If you are stuck for products visit http://www.makeupalley.com, it's a review site for make up, hair products etc and I always look on there before buying anything.

If you are looking for an alternative to plated straighteners then have a look at the reviews on L'Oreal Steam Pod, it's a steam straightener that has rave reviews, I ordered a set on Friday, hoping they are back today. They are quite expensive but well worth it judging by the reviews I've read on countless different websites.
#24
Rhianne
louisebarker
pinkstuff
Louise- the answer is easy - get a keratin treatment or brazilian blowdry, simply amazing results, can't go wrong, easy maintenance and reduces frizz. Keratin is better in my opinion. Good luck

Sounds just the thing. Thank you, nice to have some boy positive and not make you feel worse about yourself!

You can pick up DIY kits on the internet for around £30. The blow dry in a salon will be £100+ unless you can find a local Groupon offer, there are always one or two floating about for £50.

Just beware that Keratin is a protein and can dry your hair out if overused.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Brazilian-Straightening-Blow-Dry-Keratin-Treatment/dp/B003YUEF7C/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1419245185&sr=8-1&keywords=keratin+blow+dry

If you are stuck for products visit http://www.makeupalley.com, it's a review site for make up, hair products etc and I always look on there before buying anything.

If you are looking for an alternative to plated straighteners then have a look at the reviews on L'Oreal Steam Pod, it's a steam straightener that has rave reviews, I ordered a set on Friday, hoping they are back today. They are quite expensive but well worth it judging by the reviews I've read on countless different websites.


In all honesty I would not recommend DIY kits and would instead get it done in a salon. It can take upto 3hrs to do it properly and to get the ideal result, doing it yourself you will be bound to miss areas, not get the proper wash etc. Keratin is the protein in the hair that makes it strong and shiny - it's certainly not bad for you and not if you are only doing it every 6 months.
#25
a friend of mine had frizzy dry hair. she now washes it with pantene and use vaseline hair tonic ( just a small amount ) on her hair after towel drying. it brings her hair out alot thicker and looks better to. i have recommended to lots of people and there all happy with it. its worth a try as its not expensive either.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Vaseline-Hair-Tonic-100ml/dp/B008KYQ8V8

also it helps keep your hair straighter and reduces waves

Edited By: kash2013 on Dec 22, 2014 18:54
#26
louisebarker
sparky111091
I have long thick hair thats almost down to my bum, its wavy and frizzy and generally looks like a birds nest until a few months ago I invested in a decent round vented brush and learned to blow dry my hair properly. As long as I use a decent conditioner, the one that works for me is the aussie 3 minute miracle mask take the heat, and blow dry it properly it actually looks pretty smooth and shiny. It takes about 30-40 minutes to do whereas roughly blow drying it only took 10 minutes but the difference is amazing.

Aw thanks. I am always a bit reluctant posting things like this as you receive sarcastic comments but one's like your self make it worth while! Maybe I need to take some time out from the housework and the kids and give my hair some tlc! Okay and how often would you recommend using that conditioner? Looks like I'm off to Boots before Christmas! Also which brand hairbrush would you recommend? Sorry!

I just have a generic brush from superdrug, it was about 6 or 7 pounds and looks a bit like this one http://m.boots.com/mt/www.boots.com/en/Boots-Salon-Performance-Hot-Curl-Brush_1253707/

I find that as the actual barrel heats up my hair drys quicker. Just make sure you get the roots dry, I always have trouble getting the roots at the back of my hair dry and if I don't dry them properly the rest of my hair feels horrible. Also try not to tangle the brush in your hair, it will hurt and you will swear, a lot lol. I watched a video on YouTube that showed you how to section your hair properly to dry it and the first couple of times I tried it was taking me ages to dry my hair but it's much quicker now! I have also had a hairy moment, excuse the pun, where I thought I was going to have to cut the brush out my hair haha.
The conditioner is supposed to be a mask that you use once a week or so but I find using a small amount every time I wash my hair works best for me used with just a plain supermarkets own shampoo, but your hair might be totally different. They do normal conditioners and shampoos as well but you might find another brand that's for you.

http://m.boots.com/mt/www.boots.com/en/Aussie-3-Minute-Miracle-Take-The-Heat-250ml_1107505/

There's lots of different serums you can get to reduce frizz I currently use one from Avon but there's loads you could try, just remember to avoid your roots and only put it on the mid-lengths to the end of your hair or you might end up with greasy roots.
#27
Brazilian blowdry....i am a hairdresser who has been carrying out this treatment for years and not one of my clients doesn't return for another one,...worth every single penny :)
#28
Cannot help as I am bald and we'll jel
#29
my hair v fine and thin , but my sister in law very thick wiry unruly hair , when she conditions it well and has it blow dryed the difference is amazing , really lovely, like other posts it takes long time todo nicely.
#30
My daughter's hair is like yours. I spray an argan oil (body oil) on it as a leave in conditioner and it works wonders).
#31
I have very long thick hair down to my bum too (indian/asian hair) and trust me it can be a pain to tame it! What iv been using is Aussie 3 minute miracle and honestly my hair comes out so soft smooth with no frizzy bits. I use this everytime i wash my hair leave it on for 3mins i usually leave it longer.. my hair just feels much softer, then blow dry. I don't use any other oils or anything just hate that greasiness tbh. Hope this helps
#32
get a good hairdresser who will be able to cut it for you to a tidy style.
#33
A keratin hair treatment might help, they are a bit pricey though...so definitely worth keeping an eye on groupon to see if any offers come up locally x

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