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One for the ladies. How do you style your hair?

I can't get on with blow drying, and as I have recently grown my frizzy hair to shoulder length I can't decide between an airstyler or straighteners.

What do you use, and why ? Exact model details would really help. Many thanks.
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Old 23.10.2015, 23:40
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Re: One for the ladies. How do you style your hair?

  • shampoo
  • conditioner
  • towel dry
  • leave-in conditioner
  • allow to dry naturally

Job done.

I have a hair dryer but haven't used it in years. I have a straightener and curling iron and haven't used those in years either, except for really special occasions. I have naturally curly hair that tends to get a little frizzy with humidity, which pretty much means every day here.

For me, why bother with all the hassle if it's going to do its own thing anyway?
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Re: One for the ladies. How do you style your hair?

Have shower, shave face, shave head .. dry everything with towel.


Oh but I'm not a lady
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Re: One for the ladies. How do you style your hair?

Shampoo, conditioner, hairdryer, done

I always wear my hair in a ponytail. Anything else is too much work
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Re: One for the ladies. How do you style your hair?

Maybe you could try hair gel?

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Re: One for the ladies. How do you style your hair?

2-in-1 shampoo in the bath, read for a hour. Go to bed with it still damp (no towels). Wake up, run a brush through once.
But I guess I ain't no lady either.
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Re: One for the ladies. How do you style your hair

Wash 2-3 times a week using shampoo and light conditionner. If I feel lazy I just let it dry, if not I blow dry my shoulder lenght, limp and straight hair so it's still straight but not as limp. Never used a hair dryer until a year ago, when I splurged on a hair dryer with extra strong air flow; my hair dries in 5-10 minutes max which is about the lengt of time I tolerate the noise a hair dryer makes.

You know where I am in my hairwash cyclemdepending on the way I wear my hear: freshly washed is worn loose, then the hair clips and bands gradually appear until the hair bun or French braid the day before a new wash.
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Re: One for the ladies. How do you style your hair?

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One for the ladies. How do you style your hair?
So sexist. And also quite hurtful to those of us who are follically challenged.
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Re: One for the ladies. How do you style your hair?

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I can't get on with blow drying, and as I have recently grown my frizzy hair to shoulder length I can't decide between an airstyler or straighteners.

What do you use, and why ? Exact model details would really help. Many thanks.
Straighteners work only in the hands of hairdressers, or at least this is the conclusion I came to. I have two of them and it takes ages to see some kind of positive results and not even then could I compare it with professional help he he.
So no, I just wash it with shampoo, use conditioner afterwards, let it dry naturally...but I dont have long hair anymore and that helps.
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2-in-1 shampoo in the bath, read for a hour. Go to bed with it still damp (no towels). Wake up, run a brush through once.
But I guess I ain't no lady either.
Yep, that too.
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Re: One for the ladies. How do you style your hair?

Ghd hair straighteners- it have thick, wavy/frizzy hair and they are the only thing that works.
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Re: One for the ladies. How do you style your hair?

Another vote for ghd. I have a ghd gold and I love it. I tried cheaper brands before with very limited success.

As for a smoothing creme, I have found it to be different based on the conditions of my hair and the environment. Shu Uemura Oil-in-Cream and Keratin Complex Infusion Keratin Therapy seem to work best for me.

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Re: One for the ladies. How do you style your hair?

I don't use anything, even when my hair looks frizzy. I like the frizzy "style" because it looks like what a mane would look on a lioness if she had a mane. When I forget to comb it (my hair is very forgiving), I run my fingers through the curls and all is fine. Or so I think.

One time when I was at the hairdresser, one of them did her own hair: shampooed, then straightened it with a round brush and hairdryer. All by herself and it looked professionally done at the end.
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Re: One for the ladies. How do you style your hair?

I have very long (waist-length) thick and slightly frizzy hair. I also can't make do with hairdryers, I can never figure out how to coordinate my left and right arms, a hairdryer, and a brush all together to produce satisfactory results. So it's air dry all the way.

A very effective and simple method I discovered for generating tolerably smooth hair on your head is to put on a snug-fitting toque/beanie/woolly hat when your hair is almost dry. Allow your hair to dry to completion before removing and voila, smooth hair with no halo of frizz surrounding your face. In fact, if you have naturally soft curls the overall effect can be quite pleasing, as the ends will still be wavy. But obviously this is only really doable if you wash your hair in the evening at home (unless they would tolerate woolly hats at your workplace).

Straighteners are excellent, but I use them sparingly mostly out of laziness, but also to be kind to my hair. I have a Babyliss Nano something-or-other (the label is worn) from the Coop which works a treat. But I have been warned by hairdressers to only ever use them on bone dry hair, otherwise it's like you're boiling your hairs from the inside.

Currently a big fan of the cheap but effective Dove and Elseve products containing oil, they really do make my hair a lot smoother. And as a final note, I've learned from experience to not go to bed with wet hair (even it seems like a good/easy idea). Inevitably you end up with mould growing in your pillows.
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Re: One for the ladies. How do you style your hair?

I have undercut and its only hairstyle that fits me since my hairs is so thick and dry. Everytime I come to hair salon they say omg I never seen hair like this. So I can only cut it short, plus I have nice shaped head so it fits me perfectly. I would not recomed you to straighten you hair you gona destroy it. I have friend who was doing that 4,5 times per day, now she haves 4 hairs on her head and its horrible.
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Re: One for the ladies. How do you style your hair?

I have the typical hair that comes with red hair, thick and wavy.
I used to blow dry then use ghd straighteners but got fed up with all the time it took, and was concerned about the damage, so for the past two or three years I wash, condition, smooth a little Moroccan argan oil, air dry (maybe finish with a couple of minutes with the hairdryer as my hair takes forever to dry naturally), then fasten back into a bun.
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Re: One for the ladies. How do you style your hair?

keratin treatment
wash hair at night
natural dry (sometimes I don't even brush it after washing)
get up, straighteners for less than 2 minutes
looks like I got hairdresser training

(pre keratin routine
wash hair, dry carefully with hairdryer and round brush. Look like I went to bed with it wet. Get out straighteners. Work on it. Look like one side went to the hairdresser, but the other side opted for smoothish-with-random-bits-heading-sideways. Find hairtie. Ponytail it is.)
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Re: One for the ladies. How do you style your hair?

5 ways:

1) Wash, condition & air dry. Apply Biosilk to tame thick and semi-wavy hair and to smooth it

2) Wash, condition, air-dry almost all the way and then use dryer for 2 minutes to finish drying. Straighten with flat iron for smooth look. Apply Biosilk or other smoothing serum of your choice. Takes an extra 15 minutes, but I like this once per week & it lasts a couple of days...

3) Wash, condition & air dry. Apply Biosilk to tame thick and semi-wavy hair and to smooth it a little. Use curling iron just to turn the edges under for a little bit of a neater look... I do this about 1-2 times per month

4) Ponytails- Whenever I like a fast to-go fashion.

5) YouTube has great tutorials for any look (easy or styled) you could want and for any hair type.
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Re: One for the ladies. How do you style your hair?

Another thing to help reduce the frizz is to use a satin pillowcase.
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keratin treatment
wash hair at night
natural dry (sometimes I don't even brush it after washing)
get up, straighteners for less than 2 minutes
looks like I got hairdresser training
Can you tell me more about the keratin treatment please?

Thanks to all. I now have loads of ideas to try. I still need to do some kind of styling, though, otherwise I tend to look like a bag lady
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Re: One for the ladies. How do you style your hair?

the keratin treatment is something done at the hairdresser. They apply some gloop, straighten the hair, wash it, more gloop, more straightening, another wash. errr.....does it show that I don't pay any attention Takes a while and is boring. But saves so much time at home, that I'm happy to pay the price in time and money one Saturday afternoon 3 times a year

I've had it done twice now, the results last about 4-5 months on my hair, and make it way way easier to style. I was sceptical before trying, but it's a must-do for me now.

I have it done here (no connection other than as a customer)...the description is "Keratin Glaettung". It does not use Formaldehyde. I don't know much about hair (as you can read!) but it looks that formaldehyde is bad for hair.
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