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another hair plea [Aug. 25th, 2006|01:11 pm]


i have stringy hair. it is much softer & shinier & healthier than the brittle straw it was last year (after a decade of harsh hair dyes), but it has always been stringy, even back in the dark ages before i decided to correct mother nature's mistake in my hair's color.

is this something i will just always have (or miss if i should ever have thinning hair)? am i doomed to a lifetime of limp locks? must i carry a boar bristle brush in my hand at all times? are my only alternatives painful processes involving heat & heavy styling products (both of which my hair will reject & will just be limp & stringy & possibly stiff or sticky after taking a lot of time & effort to get it that way)?

should i just suck it up & be grateful for the strides i've made in getting my hair to at least be somewhat soft & lustrous, stringy hair?

[User Picture]From: healthnut22
2006-08-25 07:54 pm (UTC)
I would think that a really, really natural shampoo product like anything in the Aubrey Organics line, or the apple cider vinegar/baking soda trick would work well for your hair, if you aren't using a natural or very pure shampoo already. Aubrey's literally has NO strange chemicals. It's amazing they can do that, and yet no one else does. Or something. But that's a different rant.

My sister, who's a super-long-hair owner and takes special pains to keep hers nice turned me onto the true purity of Aubrey (rather than just "natural" shampoo), and several of their formulas (rosa mosqueta, chamomile) have done some really nice things for my hair- and my hair was pretty soft to begin with. It actually made it softer, shinier, bouncier, the whole deal. Forget chemicals. It's time to heal your hair with nice botanicals. I'm sure some others could tell you about how to make preparations or concoctions for your hair yourself at home, but so far I've only used bottled products. But I have lnog sworn off anything that's sold at a normal grocery store or k-mart/walmart. Those days are gone.
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[User Picture]From: healthnut22
2006-08-25 07:58 pm (UTC)

There are also nice natural hair dyes/grey covers/etc. that you can get at a health food store next to the natural shampoos. I think it's time you went natural, and your hair will probably thank you. It also will help prevent any future cancer scares to boot...cool. I've purchased "Light Mountain Natural's" brand of hair coloring.
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