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Wed Sep 10, 2008 12:25 pm      Reply with quote
I have been dying my hair a very dark brown permanent color for several months now. I have noticed my hair is breaking off very easily and there is hair all over the bathroom floor. My hair seems brittle and I need a suggestion of how I can get it back to good health. I am thinking of just going back to my original color once I get my hair in better shape. Can anyone offer some advice?
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Wed Sep 10, 2008 1:33 pm      Reply with quote
When my hair got brittle and broken from straightening it too much and hard water, soaking it in coconut oil once or twice a week for 20-30 min (or even overnight) really helped it.

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Wed Sep 10, 2008 1:52 pm      Reply with quote
I've never heard of using coconut oil! I can't wait to try it. How do you leave it on over night??
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Wed Sep 10, 2008 1:53 pm      Reply with quote
My suggestion, get yourself some flax seed oil, if you don't like the taste, get it in capsules. You need some EFA's. Make sure you get the equivalent of 1 tbsp per 50lbs of your body weight PER day. Dry, brittle hair can usually be helped greatly with EFA's. Even your skin will improve with flax seed oil. Hope that helps!
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Wed Sep 10, 2008 1:56 pm      Reply with quote
skim wrote:
When my hair got brittle and broken from straightening it too much and hard water, soaking it in coconut oil once or twice a week for 20-30 min (or even overnight) really helped it.


One friend once recommended using olive oil but I never tried it as my hair is already very oily. Laughing
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I will tell you the trick that several stylist have told me. Go to Sally's and get Aphogee Two Step Protein Treatment(make sure it is the two step treatment bottle around 20.00) put it on your hair and get under an old fashion bonnet dryer of some sort. There are directions if you don't have the old fashion dryer. Follow all the directions exactly on the bottle. Then rinse off and put the best heavy duty conditioner you can find(Aphogee makes one, leave it on for the time the directions call for and then rinse very well and style. You may have to repeat the next time you wash your hair but it really does work. I tried everything and my stylist promised this would totally stop the breakage and she was right.
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Wed Sep 10, 2008 3:26 pm      Reply with quote
That sounds like a winner Toby! I can probably find an old bonnet dryer at the Goodwill, I bet.

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A grandma's recipe: cod oil with egg's yellow for a whole night under a plastic cap and a towel. I must say the smell is quite nasty, but the results are very impressive! Olive oil mask (for a few hours) is also good, you can also mix it with an egg, and it doesn't stink as much Smile
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Coconut oil is lovely deep conditioning treatment. Use organic, pour a generous amount on dry hair and put it up in a towel. Leave on overnight.

Other overnight treatments... avocado oil, macademia nut oil, pure shea nut butter.

Or try a mix of plain yogurt and honey, leave on for 30 minutes and rinse carefully. Internal supplements are good and I'd be wary of continuing the use of your haircolor. Maybe try another brand if you're trying to cover grey?

Good luck, if I could I'd give you some of my hair, I have more than one person really needs.. Sad

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Wed Sep 10, 2008 5:02 pm      Reply with quote
I just had a horrendous experience at the hair salon this weekend- they turned me into an ashy blonde, when I went in for dark chocolate with carmel highlights!
My hair started falling out and breaking off at the salon.
I had this breakage problem a few years ago once before and I used Redken anti-snap 3-4x a week and my hair was back to normal with in 2-3 weeks.
I used the anti-snap again now and my hair is much better and recovering. This stuff works really fast, but don't over use it as it will cause buildup of protein.
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tiffanyw16 wrote:
I've never heard of using coconut oil! I can't wait to try it. How do you leave it on over night??


I take a bunch and lightly smooth it over my hair (you'll have to heat it up first, either by rubbing it between your hands or sticking it in the microwave for 15 seconds). Then I cover my hair with one of those disposable plastic hair covers and sleep with it on.

I have an oily scalp too-- this doesn't aggravate it at all.

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Wed Sep 10, 2008 8:47 pm      Reply with quote
Olive oil is not good on color treated hair. Coconut oil is the best.
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Wed Sep 10, 2008 10:14 pm      Reply with quote
Well, Im no hair dresser, but Ive been around the "hair salon`` quite a few times. lol

First, YOU NEED A GOOD HAIR CUT OR TRIM

Once the hair shaft is damaged, it will keep spreading up & along the hair shaft. So you have to cut off the snagged ends.

Always use conditoner and comb wet hair with a wide tooth comb, starting from the ends up. A leave in or spray on conditoner is also helpful for very delicatte hair, in addition to the rinse out conditoner. Weekly deep conditoning treatments or hot oil.

Wash hair every other day..or even every third day if your scalp is not oily. The less washing the better.

Dying hair is okay if you are using a quality product and only applying once every 6 weeks. And you do not need to color the ends every time. Apply color to roots only, and then to the ends for the last few mintues only.

Hope this helps.

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Thu Sep 11, 2008 5:14 am      Reply with quote
The best deep conditoner: Loreal Nature's Therapy Mega Moisture Treatment. You can get it at Sally's. Leave it on for a long time and apply heat.
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Thu Sep 11, 2008 6:23 am      Reply with quote
skim wrote:
tiffanyw16 wrote:
I've never heard of using coconut oil! I can't wait to try it. How do you leave it on over night??


I take a bunch and lightly smooth it over my hair (you'll have to heat it up first, either by rubbing it between your hands or sticking it in the microwave for 15 seconds). Then I cover my hair with one of those disposable plastic hair covers and sleep with it on.

I have an oily scalp too-- this doesn't aggravate it at all.



Thanks. I have an oily scalp too. I was worried that it might make my roots look too oily (even though I have very dry hair from dying it!!) so that was great to hear too!!
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Thu Sep 11, 2008 7:21 am      Reply with quote
My friend recommended using "ASIENCE" Hair Mask with Coconut Oil.
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Thu Sep 11, 2008 9:36 am      Reply with quote
I use coconut oil for my hair when I go to the sauna for half hour. It helps make my hair shiny and less brittle... Try it.

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I have been dying my hair a very dark brown permanent color for several months now. I have noticed my hair is breaking off very easily and there is hair all over the bathroom floor. My hair seems brittle and I need a suggestion of how I can get it back to good health. I am thinking of just going back to my original color once I get my hair in better shape. Can anyone offer some advice?
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Thu Sep 11, 2008 7:30 pm      Reply with quote
Do go for a trim or hair cut if your hair ends are dry.
Remember to use hair conditioner every time you wash your hair, and a hair mask once or twice per week.
You can also try using leave-on non-rinse treatment in between shampoos.
And you need to comb your hair gently(use a wide-tooth comb), especially when it's wet as hair is more brittle when wet.
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Fri Sep 12, 2008 8:07 am      Reply with quote
Please be careful--

one symptom of brittle hair and breakage is OVERnourishing the hair with proteins.

I always stay away from protein-enriched conditioners and shampoos, only when I think my hair really needs them. Sounds like your hair needs MOISTURE. A mixture of coconut, palm, and olive oils, with a bit of rosemary essential oil once a week, as an overnight treatment, REALLY helps. If that does not help, I highly recommend going to a Redken salon that has the "chemistry" treatments--they will diagnose your hair and put a potent cocktail of whatever you need (fully customized and totally affordable) that will restore lustre to your hair. I had overly-nourished, protein laden hair and hard water and one of these treatments gave me shiny bouncy hair.

At any rate, I would experiment with MOISTURIZING ingredients before I would with NOURISHING ones, i.e. proteins, just in case your problem is too much protein.

--avalange

Toby wrote:
I will tell you the trick that several stylist have told me. Go to Sally's and get Aphogee Two Step Protein Treatment(make sure it is the two step treatment bottle around 20.00) put it on your hair and get under an old fashion bonnet dryer of some sort. There are directions if you don't have the old fashion dryer. Follow all the directions exactly on the bottle. Then rinse off and put the best heavy duty conditioner you can find(Aphogee makes one, leave it on for the time the directions call for and then rinse very well and style. You may have to repeat the next time you wash your hair but it really does work. I tried everything and my stylist promised this would totally stop the breakage and she was right.
Toby

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Fri Sep 12, 2008 8:25 am      Reply with quote
I think you really just have to cut it off and start over...there is really nothing you can do to repair damaged hair, besides masquerading the problem
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Fri Sep 12, 2008 8:33 am      Reply with quote
IMHO, as many other people mentioned, you should get a trim, stop using chemical on your hair as much as possible. I think using coconut oil, overnight, is an excellent idea. I use a towel over my pillow overnight. Your hair will look alot better the day after.

HTH
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Fri Sep 12, 2008 8:54 am      Reply with quote
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Fri Sep 12, 2008 12:18 pm      Reply with quote
I agree the organic coconut oil is a great deep conditioner. I also add some palm oil into the mix.
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Fri Sep 12, 2008 1:18 pm      Reply with quote
I would follow the advise and have the damaged hair cut off...

Then I would investigate the color you are using. I can rarely have a salon color my hair... they always use a developer too strong for me... I usually do my own color (unless I'm switching colors... then i have it done professionally so I can make sure it's even.) I do the roots for a while... then have it cleaned up... That way I don't spend $100's but have pretty good color (I went grey WAY early)

My favorite brand of shampoos is the Loma Peratin Line. It was recommended to me by a guy with long gorgeous curly hair... and I LOVE it... everytime I switch away just to try something new I come back.

There's another brand I love... I have to call my sister to get the name... it's been years since i've used it...

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Sat Sep 20, 2008 10:26 am      Reply with quote
This is why I don't colour my hair. I also eat lots of omegas and Biotin. My hair and nails grow real fast, just ask my nail lady.

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