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    JD

    I ordered that Kate. I like the one I use but it’s starting to feel like I have too much residue left on my hair the next day so it just doesn’t feel right again until i wash it regardless of how little I use.

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    Kate
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    Awesome! I would say it’s the best thing I’ve ever used. I used like a dime size maybe.

    That Briogeo one I had a sample of was too hard to get right. The first time it was way too much and my hair was flat. Then I tried again and it was pretty good, but next time my ends felt dry and not right. I appreciate that it is silicone-free, but I think I need silicone in a blow dry product. The stylist I go to for blowouts, who’s a blowdry magician, always uses some Oribe (I thought they were silicone free but they’re not) or B+B or Shu Uemera product with high-quality silicones.

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    JD

    I always say I need to be just rich enough to never wash my own hair and go to my magical stylist for washes and blow outs whenever it’s time. I know some people actually do this at the Dry Bar places but I can’t justify spending the money on that, especially when I just work from home now and people don’t see me.

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    em

    As the person who started this thread, thought I’d rejoin!
    Unlike most everyone else, the suggested hairbrush did not work well for my fine hair. Thankfully, I was able to give it to a friend of mine with incredible, long, thick and healthy hair and it works wonders for her.

    Since first writing, I started seeing a hairdresser regularly about my problems. Thanks to vitamins, regular trims and avoiding all heat styling for a year, my hair is finally healthy again! I believe a huge part of my issue was stress related weight loss which thankfully is behind me now.

    I’d love a good anti-frizz product.I love the results of Tigi’s “after party” but can’t stand the smell AT ALL, even using the slightest amount. Any suggestions?

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    Kate

    Anti-frizz for air drying?

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    Kate
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    Btw, someone recommended Not Your Mother’s brand dry shampoo, the Plump For Joy volumizing one. I saw it in a small size and tried it today, and yeah! I like it better than probably any other I’ve tried. I washed on Saturday and my hair was getting limp yesterday, but this product REALLY brought it back today. My roots weren’t greasy yet, but it made it feel very fresh and volumized. I’ll have to see how it does on dirty roots.

    Edit: I went out to lunch with my hair mashed down under a hoodie and a big parka hood, and it’s still good! This is an impressive drugstore product.

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    Kate

    Reviving this thread again because I learned something!

    So I don’t do the full curly-girl thing, but I also like to avoid sulfates in my shampoos, and hence I thought I had to avoid silicone in my products for the most part, or clarify every few shampoos.

    But! Did you know that sulfate-free shampoos with the ingredient cocamidopropyl betaine actually wash out sulfates? That’s why I thought my fave Oribe products were silicone-free, because they weren’t building up, because I was using Wella Elements shampoo with that ingredient. It’s a surfactant but not a sulfate.

    So I can use silicones to fight frizz, and it’s okay, they won’t build up.

    If you do go full curly girl, and using co-wash, then you do have to avoid silicones, but you can be kind of a partial-CG wavy person and still use them.

    Maybe this isn’t news to people but!

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    Ange

    Yeah there are definitely types of silicones that aren’t too bad and the most you’ll need to do is the odd clarifying wash, which everyone needs to do anyway at times:

    https://www.naturallycurly.com/curlreading/kinky-hair-type-4a/silicones-good-bad-the-ugly

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    em

    I’m back! So I actually gave the Revlon blowdry brush Kate suggested a second chance and so far, so good. A lot of my issues with my hair when I started this thread were the result of extreme stress/weight loss and so I’m hoping now that I’m healthier, I’m out of the woods.

    However, I still have issues with frizzy hair. I have found the only thing that works well without weighing down my hair is Bedhead’s “after party” but the smell makes me gag. Sally’s used to have an unscented knockoff but they discontinued it. Has anyone found a similar product?

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    Kate

    When I blow-dry using that brush, I use some It’s a 10 leave-in spray and then a little Bumble + Bumble Repair Blow Dry Cream before drying. Then I smooth a little Sebastian Dark Oil on the ends after it’s dry, and no frizz.

    I know Living Proof makes a product that you can use to reduce frizz anytime after your hair is dry, and it gets good reviews.

    Drybar Sparkling Soda is another good one to smooth your hair and cut out frizz after it’s dry.

    Honestly though, nothing really works for me if the humidity/dew point is high. My hair is gonna frizz.

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    I use the living proof no frizz stuff. It works pretty well for me, except on really humid days.

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    Kate
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    On really hot, humid days, you might want to air dry your hair to give it a break from hot styling and not struggle with frizz so much. You could also do a cute braid or bun or some kind of twisted updo.

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