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    em

    Hi;
    I am looking for suggestions for a leave-in product I can use in my hair to help prevent/cure damage from heat styling like blow drying and hair ironing. I have fine, frizzy hair if that matters and my biggest issue is split ends and breakage.

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    em

    oh, adding on that I do not like products with a strong perfume smell (a lighter smell is fine but I don’t want to feel like I have perfume in my hair)

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    anonymousse
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    Have you tried bumble and bumble hairdresser’s oil? It is scented, and most scented products bother me, but it is a pretty light scent.

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    Vathena

    I was just going to suggest the B&B Invisible Oil too. I use the shampoo/conditioner and sometimes the leave-in spray. It definitely makes a difference in how my hair feels after heat-styling.

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    em

    thank you! I had never heard of this specific product though I’m familiar with the brand. I will check it out! and yeah, not all smells bother me, just I don’t want to smell like Paco Rabone (sp?) crawled up my ass and died is all

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    Copa
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    I started using Kerastase Nectar Thermique, and it’s the first product where I’ve really noticed a difference in my hair after blow drying. They have a couple different formulations of it — I believe I have one specifically for hair that’s prone to frizz.

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    Kate
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    I use Oribe Supershine Moisture Cream, which has thermal protection, and a hair oil (Sebastian dark oil) over that. I like this combo, which is what my hairdresser uses on me, because Oribe products don’t have silicones.

    I’ve heard good things about B&B Hairdressers Invisible Oil, and I’ve tried it and it’s fine… just remember if you’re using sulfate free shampoo, you’ll need to clarify with a sulfate shampoo every now and then because silicones (which are in most heat products)do build up on hair and make it dry and brittle (because over time they’re going to coat the hair and not let moisture in).

    ETA, beyond a heat protectant product, you need regular trims, because split ends can’t be fixed, just masked, and they’ll split more. You should wash and heat style as infrequently as possible, like once or twice a week. And once a week deep-condition for 20+ minutes with a masque.

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    Kate
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    I’m going to throw this in here because I got it at Target and tried it today.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01LSUQSB0/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1493396752&sr=8-1-spons&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&keywords=revlon+one+step+hair+dryer+and+volumizer&psc=1

    So yes, it’s another damn brush, but now it’s a hair dryer. The other one is great for taking messy dry hair and making it straight, while this one dries damp hair and makes it bouncy like a blowout. I cannot even begin to blow-dry my hair with a dryer and round brush, but this makes it super easy and gives you the tension you need. Quick too!

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    Kate
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    em

    thanks for the suggestions everyone; I’ve had good experiences with 2 of the brands recommended here. While I’m asking suggestions, Kate, do you have a mask you recommend? I usually just slather some coconut oil in and then wash it out but frankly since my breakup I am really enjoying any kind of self-pampering I can do…

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    Kate

    Oribe Gold Lust Restructuring Masque. It’s like $65, but it lasts me a year, and it saved my hair after a lot of it got burned off by a poorly trained girl at a local place.

    PS on that hair dryer above, I hadn’t mentioned it to my mom because her hair is a little too short for it I think, but yesterday she was like, “wow! Your hair looks great! Best it’s ever looked.” Three days after using it. And she’s seen me with a million blowouts from stylists who do great blowouts (I’ve won free blowouts for a year two different years in a silent auction). So. Just putting it out there!

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    Kate

    I think there are drugstore masques that work great too, the key is that it’s a DEEP conditioner and you leave it on for a while while you do other things. Just avoid “cones” in the ingredients, because those will just coat your hair and build up.

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