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Old 18.02.2016, 20:16
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Re: The Holy Grail of Hair - Pouffy, Shiny and Soft

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Old 18.02.2016, 20:19
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Re: The Holy Grail of Hair - Pouffy, Shiny and Soft

I used to pick this up at Whole Foods back in Canada and still have a bottle on hand to help add great shine finish on bad hair days. It's a light weight silicone finishing mist.

Giovanni, Shine of the Times, High Gloss Hair Mist

http://eu.iherb.com/Giovanni-Shine-o...oz-127-ml/6410

When my hair is really dry and dull I often add a few drops of the Aveda Light Elements smoothing fluid to my styling lotion when my hair is still wet, it does wonders too.
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Old 18.02.2016, 21:03
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If you're willing to spend a little more than you would on a big brand product, Kerastase products are pretty amazing and there are a number of volumising products that they offer.

You can search for a salon that is an authorised seller, and usually one of the hairdressers can help as they have been trained in the product use.

Or maybe I'm a sucker for the sales technique and my hair looks like poop /s
I used to buy keristase, it would work for a while (a couple of washes) and then it would revert back to type.
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Old 18.02.2016, 21:06
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Please tell me you don't know what pouffe means in French!
i didnt

belle brochette de pouf

a big bunch of floozies

oh dear
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Old 18.02.2016, 21:10
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Re: The Holy Grail of Hair - Pouffy, Shiny and Soft

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I used to buy keristase, it would work for a while (a couple of washes) and then it would revert back to type.
Ah! Well, I was the same as I was using the Kerastase range that has keratin in it. Worked for a while, then the same happened . I switched to Keratine Thermique lotion (you can use it every day) about 4 months ago and my hair has been the most under control and has volume for the first time in years.

Also since moving to Zurich I've been amazed how I don't get all froofy-haired. Ta muchly, low humidity!
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Old 18.02.2016, 21:11
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I used to pick this up at Whole Foods back in Canada and still have a bottle on hand to help add great shine finish on bad hair days. It's a light weight silicone finishing mist.

Giovanni, Shine of the Times, High Gloss Hair Mist

http://eu.iherb.com/Giovanni-Shine-o...oz-127-ml/6410

When my hair is really dry and dull I often add a few drops of the Aveda Light Elements smoothing fluid to my styling lotion when my hair is still wet, it does wonders too.
thank you for that, i put it in my wish list , next gluten free pancake mix order i'll add it, a lot of the giovani products are highly rated.

by the way, I wanted their mousse but if you try to check out with it it says you cant ship it to ch.
I was able to order it on amazon but it was stopped at the border
The ingredients look fine, i dont really know what problem ch has with it.

The aveda Light Elements smoothing fluid looks so good, look at those ratings and comments
51 horrific francs though
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Old 18.02.2016, 21:43
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The aveda Light Elements smoothing fluid looks so good, look at those ratings and comments
51 horrific francs though
My daughter (21) swears by it (she invests only in the oil), but her long hair is fantastic.
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Old 18.02.2016, 21:46
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I often use an Argon Oil based shampoo - and I always condition. Do you use heat protection product before you blowdry etc? Redken Anti Snap is excellent (and lightweight) as are Label M products, but I've not found those over here (admittedly I've not looked, either...) Heat hurts hair, as does vigorous brushing. I'm in no way saying there's anything wrong with greying hair but have you considered a dye? That's often how ladies (and gents) get the shine - nothing to do with shampoo or water.


Redken Guts 10 (I think it's called) is fabulous for volume and lift. It's basically a spray mousse that can get right at the roots.
Thanks for the tips. yes i did try to dye my hair, with henna dye it was shiny shiny brassy orange

I've been using elumen now, its like manic panic but normal colors and it does 'improve' the condition of my hair, makes it more shiny and toned my orange down.

I add elumen here to the shiny hair products that have worked for me.

You have to dye a bit more often every three weeks, anecdotally there will be colour build up after a few times and then you can dye just the regrowth whenever you cant stand it anymore, usually 3 weeks, 4 weeks if you dont wash your hair a lot.

There is not much information on how to use it on the internet but if you look around the forums you can find out. I used their Kammaplicator and it is so so amazing so easy! no dividing your hair into sections, plus its only 30 mins instead of 3 hours with stinky goop on my head.

I ordered it on line (hagel.de). a ch site that sells it only has a minimum order of 100chf! i'm thinking of going into the local salon who use it and ask her if she sells bottles.

I'm aiming for the color in the last picture or something like ethereal steel

its so 'mild' and not really forever so i can always change my mind and its not trashing my hair.
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Old 18.02.2016, 22:02
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Re: The Holy Grail of Hair - Pouffy, Shiny and Soft

I think it's a common issue for women here because I heard the same complaint on several different occasions. Apparently it has something to do with either a water or an alpine climate. Let me ask my other half what's the crux of the matter and I will get back to you
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Re: The Holy Grail of Hair - Pouffy, Shiny and Soft

My hairdresser in the US used Elumen on my hair once - it was nice. I do like goldwell color stuff. You should check out masterhair.de, maybe they are better to order from.
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Re: The Holy Grail of Hair - Pouffy, Shiny and Soft

Frau Burgy http://www.salbenmanufaktur.ch/ has some home made alkaline products. It's not "just" hair - you're best viewing yourself completely.
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Old 20.02.2016, 21:11
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Re: The Holy Grail of Hair - Pouffy, Shiny and Soft

I have long hair and it is quite thick and can be a handful.

I use Moroccan oil products ( I think that is the same as organ oil?). If I blow dry it ( which I hate doing), my stylist told me that when the hair is just about dry to switch the dryer onto cold as that really give it a shine.

I sometimes use hair straighteners but not to straighten but to twist the hair on but it does tend to dry it out.

What I do use a lot are good old fashioned heated rollers - I usually just stick them in for a minute or so and instead of my hair looking wild it really make it very soft and shiny and gets rid of any frizz.
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I have long hair and it is quite thick and can be a handful.

I use Moroccan oil products ( I think that is the same as organ oil?). If I blow dry it ( which I hate doing), my stylist told me that when the hair is just about dry to switch the dryer onto cold as that really give it a shine.

I sometimes use hair straighteners but not to straighten but to twist the hair on but it does tend to dry it out.

What I do use a lot are good old fashioned heated rollers - I usually just stick them in for a minute or so and instead of my hair looking wild it really make it very soft and shiny and gets rid of any frizz.
interesting i'll try the cold, my hairdryer has this feature.
hair curlers is a step im not ready for but will keep in mind. Its what i thought a round brush and the condenser thing on the hd might sub for.

I recently bought a new hairdryer thinking i'll just buy a new hairdryer but the have come along since the last time I bought one. they have ionic? feature that is supposed to make your hair shinier. My experience is there is something to it.
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Old 28.02.2016, 10:04
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Re: The Holy Grail of Hair - Pouffy, Shiny and Soft

I can perfectly justify spending hours on pinterest saving pins for things i'll never do but this 10 mins hairdrying 3 times a week is slightly starting to bore me.

It adds up to abut 26 hours a year, 3 days i could be on holiday!

Any of you more experienced ladies do anything special to pass this brain dead time?

Pray for family?, mentally solve some problem?
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