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    Copa
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    Ha. Yeah, I’ve definitely learned not to dye my hair at home before. I chopped my hair into a lob last winter, at least in part because my hair was looking weird from years of dying experiments (some professional, some at home). I now demand hair dressers use demi-permanent dyes because they don’t fade into a weird reddish color on me like boxed dye does. I hate that good salons and hair dressers are pricey.

    #690876 Reply
    Copa
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    I have the brush down to 10 minutes or less! I’ve realized my lazy effort with the brush and my full effort with the brush look almost the same, so fewer sections it is!

    #690877 Reply
    hfantods
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    Yeah, I’ve been using the brush for a good three weeks and I have not looked back. I might never use a hair dryer + round brush ever again because I get the same look and it’s much more enjoyable to use this brush with one hand. Soo let’s hope this doesn’t break down in a few years/Revlon continues making it and it’s not some limited thing!

    I also started using the low mode tonight because I realized how hot my hair gets, and it still gets hot on the low mode. I am one of those who shower at night so I might touch up in the morning with a flat iron.

    #690907 Reply
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    Kate
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    I have been using “low” but I’m going to try it on Cool and see if that works.

    #692125 Reply
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    Kate
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    Yeah, so “cool” didn’t seem to work so well, but I think I’ll try one more time.

    If it’s hot/humid/you just want to air dry, the John Frieda Frizz-Eze Air Dry Waves foam stuff is actually pretty good (it got a lot of hype when it came out). It really does control frizz and encourage wave or curl without much crunch. I washed my hair and put it in two low buns while I delivered Meals on Wheels (and got hit on by two cute landscapers), then I came home and took them out and let it dry the rest of the way, and it was actually presentable. I’ve used it before but I forgot.

    #692132 Reply
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    em

    Figured I’d follow up… I took the revlon brush w me to Portland and the first thing some old friends said at dinner when I was fairly freshly styled was how great my hair looked! I don’t find it gets rid of all frizz (I am in the south) but a noticeable amount and is much much easier than the round brush, drier and straightening situation. Still enjoying the Kerastasse heat treatment but can’t say I notice less split ends or breakage and def need a trim. I do want to try the liquid hair Kate mentioned but the reviews online I saw were pretty poor so… I dunno. In any case, I def. need to take a break on the spending for a couple weeks or so but maybe will try it sometime. thanks again everyone, esp Kate.

    Another hair question: who here has used henna? in particular, to cover up white/grey?

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    Kate
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    You should get a trim, use a mask once a week, and see if you can use heat tools twice a week max, and your hair should seem way healthier fast.

    The Liquid Hair is a treatment that’s supposed to be done in the salon, and it was pretty involved the way she sectioned out my hair and worked it into each piece. If people are doing it themselves, they might not get the same results?

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    Kate
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    #696374 Reply
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    Kate
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    I want to give another (bigger) shout out to this product:

    https://www.systemprofessional.com/en-gb/products/fibra-repair/fibra-repair-perfect-hair-r5

    It’s a styling foam (not like a mousse, the kind where you don’t shake the bottle, just pump it and the liquid comes out like foam). It provides heat protection, frizz control, and some volume, and it also acts as a treatment, repairing your hair. I said a while ago it works great for blow-drying, but I just recently realized it’s amazing for air-drying too! I haven’t been blow drying because it’s hot and humid (or at least high dew point), and I was using John Frieda Air Dry Waves, which is great stuff but does have silicones that will build up. This doesn’t, and it dried just as frizz-free but made my curls look even better. It’s turning out to be an all-in one that you can use for anything.

    It was recommended by the System Professional computer algorithm because I have wavy, frizzy hair that’s a bit damaged from highlighting and needs a little oomph. So that’s the kind of hair it’s probably best suited for.

    #696450 Reply
    Copa
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    I got highlights over the weekend to disguise my white hairs, and I think my stylist did such a great job! My hair is a lighter medium brown at the roots, but it bleaches in the sun so I usually have natural highlights going on toward my ends. When I’ve done highlights in the past, I haven’t liked them because the new highlights blend into the natural ones, and the end result is too blonde for me. (When I was younger, I didn’t mind this, but nowadays I think it looks dumb when people stray too far from their natural hair color.) So she did some highlights and threw in some lowlights, and I love it! It looks natural, and hopefully now my pesky whites won’t stand out so much. I’m hoping the upkeep won’t be terrible.

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    K

    Kate, can you only get that product at a salon? I have wavy frizzy hair that I always let air dry, but I’m really tired of frizz. I feel like any no-frizz product I try doesn’t work, or only marginally works. I’m tired of wasting money on products that don’t work. I’ll have to try John Frieda Air Dry Waves. I joined Birchbox so I could hopefully get some samples of no-frizz products before committing to spending more money on them, but they have only sent me one relevant sample so far.

    #696456 Reply
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    Kate

    I got it at my salon, yeah… it’s not on Amazon US, but is on UK. There’s probably some online channel where you could buy it, or you might want to see if a salon near you has System Professional.

    Try the John Frieda Frizz-Eze Air Dry Waves foam though, it’s cheap and works well. You’ll want to use a clarifying shampoo every couple weeks if you use styling products with silicones like Frizz-Eze, but they do work.

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