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    anonymousse
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    And yeah, I do use a clarifying shampoo once in a awhile, a teeny amount. I avoid all silicones though.

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    Lianne
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    Kate is right, that brush is a godsend. I have very thick hair, and a lot of it. I wash twice a week and use the brush/dryer. I recently cut my hair so I can’t leave it in a bun to sleep anymore but I can blow it out completely at night and sleep on it and it still looks great in the morning. I’ve got super thick hair though. If yours is fine, you probably want to do it in the morning. But! Even when my hair was long, it took 10 MAYBE 15 mins to blow it out the way I wanted it.

    I have a love/hate relationship with my curly/wavy hair. Before I cut it, I’d put in the oribe supershine moisturizing conditioner kate mentioned post-shower along with an ogx oil then twist sections of it. I liked the nice beach waves it gave. I couldn’t do that before work though because it took forever to dry and I’d have to leave the house with a wet head in the winter. But it was great on weekends. And generally I could make it look decent again the next day by braiding it loosely before bed. I also did either one loose French braid or two loose Dutch braids at night before bed with it wet, at Kate’s suggestion, and that worked for the wavy look too. I haven’t tried this now that my hair is shoulder length though. It’s on my to do list 😂

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    anonymousse
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    A boar bristle brush might be good if the lengths seem dry or different. I don’t use that for daytime hair, just at night, before bed. It is good for spreading oil from your roots to your lengths. I bought one at a Whole Foods for less than $15.

    How’s long is your hair? What do you do with it at night? It’s possible if your sleep has changed (😂) it could be the damage from moving around, sleeping in your back or side more. I recently cut my hair to a shorter bob, but when it was long, I’d brush it, braid it, maybe put argan or other oil on the end or the braid (just a few drops spread out) and use a silk pillowcase. I bought one from amazon for pretty cheap.

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    LisforLeslie

    Based on the info – I am reupping my recommendation for B&B Don’t blow it. It’s meant for air drying your hair. Put a bit in your hand, rub into your head. Arrange your part or whatever, and go. When my hair is dry I just do a little hair floof out and I’m done.

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    SpaceySteph
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    Hahaha sleep has indeed changed.

    I don’t do anything at night. I just let my hair down if its up and then go to bed. I shower in the morning, washing my hair every other day and on the alternate day I still shower but clip my hair up so it doesnt get wet.

    I did get a cut about 2 weeks ago and that’s kinda what spurred this. I was hoping the cut would help but I’m still not very happy with how its behaving. Its now about chin-length. In the past when I cut it like this it would get really curly and bouncy (without the extra length to weigh it down) but now its still kinda blah while also being way frizzy.

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    anonymousse
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    Aww, in that case, I’d get a silk pillowcase and maybe run some light argan through the lengths at night. Especially if you are showering and washing right getting your hair wet in the morning.
    I’m not as enthused about this cut either. Same sort of deal. It looks cute when I can spend a ton of time on it, but ha.

    I have not been impressed with the Don’t blow it. I only have a small travel size, so I guess there’s a possibility that a big fresh bottle would work better. I don’t heat style my hair right now. when I use it on my very fine, prone to frizz, wavy hair…it doesn’t really do much for my frizz, and when I do the scrunch or poof at the end, when it’s mostly air dried, it looks like I’ve 8not done anything to my hair at all, still a frizz mop. And it is a product made with a few silicone polymers. Which don’t help my hair, because then you do need to use a clarifying shampoo which just strips the shit out of my baby hair.

    SpaceySteph, I would look at maybe frizz/ humidity creams..the living proof was good for me when I came from PNW hair to east coast hair. I don’t know why my hair is frizzier here, but it is. I have had luck with anti humidity sprays as the very last step.
    There’s some good ones at Sephora.
    I did recently get this comb which I use right before the anti humidity spray at the end.

    https://www.target.com/p/conair-lift-tease-comb/-/A-13976240?ref=tgt_adv_XS000000&AFID=google_pla_df&CPNG=PLA_Health+Beauty+Shopping&adgroup=SC_Health+Beauty&LID=700000001170770pgs&network=g&device=t&location=9007378&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI2d7_7dza2QIVRB6GCh0GTQYBEAQYASABEgL8n_D_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

    Sally beauty had an anti frizz ionic comb that looks very similar.
    This just smoothes it all done a lot better for me, with out losing the style (I have sort of forties waves going with the bob and my cowlicks)

    But if you are looking for keep tighter waves, the comb probably wouldn’t work.

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    Ale
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    Kate can you link to the brushes again? Thanks

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    ecwashere
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    I have fine wavy hair and hate having a lot of product in it. I love being able to just wash it and let it air dry. I use this hair cream and LOVE it. I put a strip of it on my comb and just comb it in every morning. In the winter time I add a couple spritz of loose style hair spray to keep the curls from frizzing out from the wind and forced air furnace.

    http://www.garnierusa.com/products/haircare/sleek-and-shine/treatment/sleek-shine-intensely-smooth-leave-in-conditioning-cream.aspx

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    Kate
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    anonymousse
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    That product would destroy my hair. The first ingredients are water, alcohol and silicone.

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    Rae

    +1 on keratese being great! For the shower I use:
    – AsIam coconut cowash 2x per week
    – deep conditioning 1x per week left in 15 mins, sometimes keratese sometimes cheaper brands
    – clarifying once in two weeks (before cowash): two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar mixed with a cup of water, scrub it into scalp, rinse thoroughly

    After washing I use a mousse (I know, old school), scrunch it up, then sleep with damp hair (towel dry first with microfiber turban).

    In the morning, I sometimes put on a shine spray, and sometimes a little sweet almond oils on the ends (but really a little amount, I rub like a pea size between my hands first then apply).

    This process works well for my thick, wavy hair, takes minimal effort, and does not break the bank.

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    Rae

    Oh and my other truck is to only comb gently when damp. I never brush my hair with anything but my fingers.

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