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Old 18-02-2013, 22:48
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What products would you recommend to make hair shiny. Ive been using argan oil products that has improved the condition of my hair but I want my hair to look shiny and really healthy. I have a bob and currently have dark brown hair. Ive seen good reviews for lee stafford shine spray. any recommendations?
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Old 19-02-2013, 09:19
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I love shine and I ensure that my hair is gleaming every single day!

I've used many products but the ones that I use quite regularly are:-

Frederick Fekkai Glossing Creme
Aveda Spray on Shine
Redken Glass Smoothing Serum
Paul Mitchell Foaming Pomade

With all of these you must use them with a light hand. Sprays should be sprayed into the hand rather than directly onto the hair – that way you have a little bit more control. These are quite expensive though, a cheap but very effective alternative is coconut oil.

In my experience if you are consistent with taking care of your hair, conditioning treatments, exercise, vitamins, good water intake you will find that your new hair growth will be of a better quality, my hair is shiny without me doing too much to it.

If you are straightening, put a little bit of your serum or oil in to the ends before blow drying or straightening; the heat will seal the serum in equalling enhanced shine. Then if you feel you need it add a little a bit more to the finished style.

In the summer I tend to do a clear rinse. It’s like hair dye but without the colour so just clear. I use Frederick Fekkai’s Salon Glaze, it’s good but there are cheaper alternatives.
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Old 20-02-2013, 16:45
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My tip is to wash your hair with Fairy Liquid about every six washes. The rest of the time use any shampoo you like, doesn't really matter if its cheap. At the moment I am using Herbal Essence Dazzling Shine shampoo and also their conditioner from the same range.

The important thing is to wash out the build up of product on your hair, which is where the Fairy comes into its own. Don't worry if people say you should not use it. Try it once and see the difference. I have been using it for 40 years and nothing has happened to my hair, except it is lovely and shiny.
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Old 20-02-2013, 19:45
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Can anyone recommend a non silicone shiner?
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Old 20-02-2013, 20:12
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Thanks lushness for the recommendations
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Old 20-02-2013, 21:53
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Can anyone recommend a non silicone shiner?
What about Naked Frizz Fighter http://www.nakedbodycare.co.uk/frizz...moothing-serum

Admittedly I've never used it but the reviews sound good, cheap too.

When I was on a total silicone free routine I used castor oil as a shine product. It is very thick and heavy though so you only need the tiniest amount. Awesome shine though, makes my buns and up dos look really nice, and again cheap.
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Old 20-02-2013, 22:24
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What about Naked Frizz Fighter http://www.nakedbodycare.co.uk/frizz...moothing-serum

Admittedly I've never used it but the reviews sound good, cheap too.

When I was on a total silicone free routine I used castor oil as a shine product. It is very thick and heavy though so you only need the tiniest amount. Awesome shine though, makes my buns and up dos look really nice, and again cheap.
Ooh, thanks for that Lushness
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Old 21-02-2013, 00:19
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Sorry PS there is an "Extra Shiny" one too http://www.nakedbodycare.co.uk/extra...inishing-serum which may be more suitable than the other one.
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Old 21-02-2013, 19:30
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That's sounds just the job, cheers!

I've just done a home keratin smoothing treatment and I've got lovely smooth swishy hair for the first time ever, tis a bloomin' miracle

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Brazilian-St...1474943&sr=8-1
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Old 21-02-2013, 19:58
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I use either the Naked Frizz Fighter or the Naked Divine Curls (I forget which, I've used both in the past) - I love Naked products.

My hair is always shinier (it's never fully shiny, it's a curly mess half the time!) when I brave a cold water rinse at the end of my shower. Admittedly I haven't done it properly for a while because this winter has been cold enough!
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Old 22-02-2013, 20:09
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That's sounds just the job, cheers!

I've just done a home keratin smoothing treatment and I've got lovely smooth swishy hair for the first time ever, tis a bloomin' miracle

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Brazilian-St...1474943&sr=8-1
Ooh I like the look of this, was it easy ? what shampoo and conditioner did you buy to use afterwards

oh and what straighteners did you use, I've read that they have to heat upto 230c I'm not sure if mine do.
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Old 22-02-2013, 23:49
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Ooh I like the look of this, was it easy ? what shampoo and conditioner did you buy to use afterwards

oh and what straighteners did you use, I've read that they have to heat upto 230c I'm not sure if mine do.
It took about 2.5 hours from start to finish but it's pretty easy if you're used to straightening your hair.

These Babyliss straighteners are fab and get really finger burny hot, I find them better than GHDs, cheaper too!
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I used Pureology shampoo and conditioner but you can use any that is salt free.
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Old 23-02-2013, 00:53
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It took about 2.5 hours from start to finish but it's pretty easy if you're used to straightening your hair.

These Babyliss straighteners are fab and get really finger burny hot, I find them better than GHDs, cheaper too!
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I used Pureology shampoo and conditioner but you can use any that is salt free.
does your hair look straighter? how did you cope not washing for 3 days, I have to wash my hair everyday so I am worried about not being able to wash for 3 days, has it made it easier to style now?
sorry for all the Qs Im wondering if I will be able to make a good job of it.
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Old 23-02-2013, 06:06
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does your hair look straighter? how did you cope not washing for 3 days, I have to wash my hair everyday so I am worried about not being able to wash for 3 days, has it made it easier to style now?
sorry for all the Qs Im wondering if I will be able to make a good job of it.
I'm very interested too Chocoholic! I'm glad you are asking all the important questions. I've always mulled over the keratin straightening and I must say, I'm getting nearer to thinking, blow it, I'll try it.
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Old 23-02-2013, 13:24
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does your hair look straighter? how did you cope not washing for 3 days, I have to wash my hair everyday so I am worried about not being able to wash for 3 days, has it made it easier to style now?
sorry for all the Qs Im wondering if I will be able to make a good job of it.
Lol, know what you mean but if I can do it anyone can

Yes my hair is straighter, before it was loose S shaped curls with tons of frizz and fluff, the type of hair that looked ok after a lot of straightening but would still pouff up as soon as I went outside.

After I'd first done the treatment my hair was Jennifer Aniston poker straight, really flat and didn't suit me at all. I left it in for 4 days, (I day extra) to let the keratin absorb then washed it out on Thursday. Didn't use any styling products, literally just tipped my head upside down and blasted it with hairdryer, after 5 mins it it was done - sleek but with body and not a frizzle in sight!
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Old 23-02-2013, 13:27
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I'm very interested too Chocoholic! I'm glad you are asking all the important questions. I've always mulled over the keratin straightening and I must say, I'm getting nearer to thinking, blow it, I'll try it.
You should definitely give it a go, it's life changing if you've got frizzy hair. Works out cheap too, my hair is medium length and thick and I only used half the pot.
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Old 23-02-2013, 15:26
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You should definitely give it a go, it's life changing if you've got frizzy hair. Works out cheap too, my hair is medium length and thick and I only used half the pot.
Wow! This sounds too good to be true! What's it like on the scalp? Is it irritating? Also, what does it do to split ends?
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Old 23-02-2013, 17:29
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Wow! This sounds too good to be true! What's it like on the scalp? Is it irritating? Also, what does it do to split ends?
You don't put it on your scalp, you have a little brush to apply the goo on to small sections of hair as close to the scalp as possible. It does sting your eyes a bit though so make sure you have a window open.

Not sure about split ends, had 'em chopped a few weeks ago.
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Old 23-02-2013, 20:26
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I think Im going to give it a whirl I have a short bob so I should get at least 2 applications from the bottle.
I've checked my straighteners and they heat to 235! so they should be good to go.
I hope I can get it on the back of my hair, I do a good job when home dying so hopefully I will manage.
I've been looking at the chocochoco kit as well, this seems to be quite good and similar price.
Thanks Phylis for the info
morecowbell, have you made a decision?
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Old 24-02-2013, 06:56
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I think Im going to give it a whirl I have a short bob so I should get at least 2 applications from the bottle.
I've checked my straighteners and they heat to 235! so they should be good to go.
I hope I can get it on the back of my hair, I do a good job when home dying so hopefully I will manage.
I've been looking at the chocochoco kit as well, this seems to be quite good and similar price.
Thanks Phylis for the info
morecowbell, have you made a decision?
I have! I think I'm going to go for it What I may do (if its even possible) is to straighten a test patch of hair at the back before I go hell for leather all over.
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Old 24-02-2013, 10:21
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I have! I think I'm going to go for it What I may do (if its even possible) is to straighten a test patch of hair at the back before I go hell for leather all over.
You could try and do a test patch I suppose might be tricky though.
I bought the kit last night

I bought the top up kit and saved a couple of quid, I have loads of sectioning clips already, and have a brush already.

Hopefully it will all come by Friday as I have a spare few hours Friday and the non washing days will work out ok, I don't know if you count the Friday as a day not to wash this being the day of application ?

This is the companys website, http://www.keratinkits.com/complete-...p#.USno8x2R6TI

there is a good video of a girl applying the solution I felt more confident after watching it.
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Old 24-02-2013, 16:24
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You could try and do a test patch I suppose might be tricky though.
I bought the kit last night

I bought the top up kit and saved a couple of quid, I have loads of sectioning clips already, and have a brush already.

Hopefully it will all come by Friday as I have a spare few hours Friday and the non washing days will work out ok, I don't know if you count the Friday as a day not to wash this being the day of application ?

This is the companys website, http://www.keratinkits.com/complete-...p#.USno8x2R6TI

there is a good video of a girl applying the solution I felt more confident after watching it.
Good on ya Choc! Let me know how it goes!! Thanks for the link also, I'll bookmark it xx
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Old 24-02-2013, 19:22
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Good luck, gals
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Old 24-02-2013, 22:50
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I'll let you know how it goes.
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Old 24-02-2013, 23:20
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My tip is to wash your hair with Fairy Liquid about every six washes. The rest of the time use any shampoo you like, doesn't really matter if its cheap. At the moment I am using Herbal Essence Dazzling Shine shampoo and also their conditioner from the same range.

The important thing is to wash out the build up of product on your hair, which is where the Fairy comes into its own. Don't worry if people say you should not use it. Try it once and see the difference. I have been using it for 40 years and nothing has happened to my hair, except it is lovely and shiny.
Is this a genuine post or a troll post? I can't tell! I've never heard of it before but I'm rather intrigued!
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