Hair Texture Question

carla35March 26, 2008

Ok, for the last few months by hair has been way different than usual. I just can't figure what is wrong with it.

It appears overly dry and damaged and very dull but I have no split ends whatsoever and I've done olive oil and honey treatments which seem to actually appear to make my hair even duller. Or at least, they don't help in the least bit.

I use Dove shampoo and conditioner.. sometimes I use Infusium or the conditioning treatment that comes with the hair color (Nice N Easy) I use. That conditioner "used" to make my hair shiny but now... nothing.

I am beginning to wonder if my hair isn't really damaged but maybe something else is going on. It is strong, and the strands seem thick, but they are hard, and again, no split ends but my hair "looks" very dull and dry to me.

What should I try? What happened to my beautiful hair? Could I have conditioned it too much or left the color on my hair too long?

Ideas? Suggestions? Thanks.

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I don't know how old you are, but I have found the older I get the poorer the condition of my hair is.

    Bookmark   March 27, 2008 at 8:14AM
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I would suggest going to a Salon and asking their advice for a shampoo and conditioner.I realize the products they sell are more expensive but if your hair is dry or damaged I think it would be worth a try.I have a Biolage Conditioning Balm that I am using now.

    Bookmark   April 11, 2008 at 3:34PM
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You may also want to consider diet. I googled it and got a little info below.

Here is a link that might be useful: Hair and Diet

    Bookmark   April 11, 2008 at 3:50PM
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Thanks guys,
Coincidentally, when I got my hair cut just a couple weeks ago the beautitian did put some Biolage balm stuff in - but I didn't notice a difference - should I have with just one use?

I did do a vinegar rinse and am trying a new shampoo (someone advised switching shampoos from time to time helps hair). Between the vinegar rinse and the new shampoo, my hair has gotten slightly better.

My diet is really, good, plus I sometimes do a multi. vitamin with Biotin which is supposed to be good for your hair. If anything, I may be getting too much good stuff! But thanks for the diet idea.

I think it may have a lot to do with my age and hormones or something. It just seemed to change over night. I did use a slightly different hair color this time around... maybe I'll go back to the old one.

    Bookmark   April 11, 2008 at 4:51PM
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Are you using a permenant color? And if so do you touch up the roots or color your whole head each time? If you color your whole head each time instead of following the instructions for root touch ups then the ends of the hair can absorb too much color. Some permanant colors are very flat and don't reflect the light well, this could be the problem since you tried a new color. I always use a semi or demi permenant color because the grays come out lighter and look like highlights.

    Bookmark   April 11, 2008 at 11:31PM
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Is you hair straight or curly. Naturally curly website has some great ideas for hair care even if your hair is not curly, just wavy.

As for salon products--never been convinced the price is worth it. Compare ingredients etc. and not much difference. I've noticed that when something is labeled as 'natural' it tends to have more stuff in it that are irritants (essential oils). Also check out for Paula Begoun's research. Her books are worth a read from the library.

Here is a link that might be useful: Naturally curly site

    Bookmark   April 16, 2008 at 8:58PM
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