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Created February 12, 2013 at 3:46 AM

I know most of you are going to say no-poo, and I have tried no-poo. It was nice in the summer because I didn't have to shower twice a day anymore, but it made my hair look dull. As a blonde, shiny hair is very important! I stopped doing no-poo when I started a swimming class and have been using a clarifying shampoo ever since. Right now is not a good time in my life to switch over to no-poo because I need to start interviewing for jobs as my college graduation looms closer and closer. The transition period is not exactly interview-friendly.

SO, ladies especially, what shampoo and conditioner do you use, and why? If there are any blondes out there I would love your feedback. I use lemon juice in the summer but am always looking for new ways to enhance my natural color.

This weekend I cut out over 100 split ends. Do you guys believe that commercial shampoo/conditioner can repair splint ends, or is this a marketing ploy to sell bottles?

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on February 15, 2013
at 06:11 PM

Warm it up with your hands that is. You have to apply it when your hair is dry, not wet.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on February 15, 2013
at 06:10 PM

Yes, you basically have to warm it up and apply to your split ends. Like a hair gel. It really worked for me.

D05f3050dc3d973b8b81a876202fa99a

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on February 15, 2013
at 01:35 PM

Do you mean use Shea butter like a conditioner??

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on February 12, 2013
at 11:25 AM

Personally, I have found that you can get away with using any commercial/cheap shampoo as long as you have a really good conditioner.

D05f3050dc3d973b8b81a876202fa99a

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on February 12, 2013
at 04:57 AM

My local grocery store sells the Nature's Gate product too. Great! :)

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on February 12, 2013
at 04:45 AM

No problem! It smells great too.

D05f3050dc3d973b8b81a876202fa99a

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on February 12, 2013
at 04:41 AM

My local grocery store sells that and it's a good price. Thanks!

D05f3050dc3d973b8b81a876202fa99a

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on February 12, 2013
at 04:12 AM

Not too expensive either. Thanks!

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on February 12, 2013
at 05:32 AM

My hair looked dry and was tangling a lot after months on a baking soda/AVC no-poo, shampooing it only when it gets oily, every few days. It's long (to the middle of my back) and fine, and needs to have the ends trimmed up,and I get really bad tangles in the ends by teh end of my day.

I tried using a egg yolk shampoo yesterday and I'm really happy with it... hair is smoother and tangles less. So I will keep experimenting with that, and see how it does in the long run. Down side is that a couple of eggs a week is a lot more expensive that a box of backing soda every few months.

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on February 26, 2013
at 01:25 PM

I tend to have really oily hair, and I have tried about every "natural and/or organic" shampoo out there to no avail. I did finally find a system that works for me.

(1) For my everyday, I use "Everyday Shea" shampoo and conditioner. Whole Foods usually has it for $10 for a really large bottle. The body wash is also nice.

(2) For my "I have to rock the look" days, I use Matrix Sleek Look (I think it's called "Total Effects Sleek" now, or something - they changed the packaging.) I LOVE this shampoo/cond. It feels a little like you can't wash it out all the way, but it gives me supermodel hair.

I wouldn't want to use the expensive, conventional product every day, but I'm okay with once a week or so. It's a compromise that works for me.

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on February 26, 2013
at 01:08 PM

Split ends will not repair themselves. Keep trimming the damaged ends to prevent further breakage.

I do coconut oil treatments about once a week. I apply it to my dry hair, leave it in for twenty minutes or so, then rinse it out. It leaves my hair shiny and soft.

For shampoo and regular conditioner, I use Pureology. It is more expensive, but it seems to work best for my hair after all of the different brands I tried.

I have really long hair. I've noticed that if I don't wash my hair with poo, it get gritty, oily, and tangled, then my scalp starts to itch at times too.

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F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on February 12, 2013
at 06:09 AM

  1. Use 100% olive oil soap on your hair. There should be only two ingredients listed - olive oil and salt.

  2. Lemon juice is good, but 100% pure shea butter is even better for your split ends. Use just as you would use a hair gel on your split ends. Works wonders.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on February 15, 2013
at 06:10 PM

Yes, you basically have to warm it up and apply to your split ends. Like a hair gel. It really worked for me.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on February 15, 2013
at 06:11 PM

Warm it up with your hands that is. You have to apply it when your hair is dry, not wet.

D05f3050dc3d973b8b81a876202fa99a

(1533)

on February 15, 2013
at 01:35 PM

Do you mean use Shea butter like a conditioner??

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on February 12, 2013
at 05:51 AM

Conditioner works. Google for explanation of the chemistry. The hair does acquire a softer feel and lovely sheen. I personally don't use conditioner anymore to minimize chemicals in my immediate environment.

Also, I'm a guy with short hair, not a Rapunzel of rolling tresses. The ends have not yet time to split, as longer hair might. Don't really need unusually shiny hair, either. Softer, I'd like, but that alone isn't sufficient reason. Prefer to take short, hot showers with ordinary bar of soap, and without the time-consuming mess of shampoo, conditioner or oddlot lotions.

In other words, your call.

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on February 12, 2013
at 04:17 AM

Hey girl!

I haven't moved over into the paleo world of hair and skin care yet, still working on getting the eating down. haha. I'll head there soon, just taking things in a little at a time. Anyway, this shampoo and conditioner works well for me and is generally easy to find and not too pricey. It's not "all natural" by any means but you did say no no-poo. Here's the link: http://www.organixhair.com/category-title/579

Hope this helps a little. Good luck on interviews.

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on February 12, 2013
at 04:45 AM

No problem! It smells great too.

D05f3050dc3d973b8b81a876202fa99a

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on February 12, 2013
at 04:41 AM

My local grocery store sells that and it's a good price. Thanks!

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on February 12, 2013
at 04:07 AM

expensive, but try out

http://www.nurturemybody.com/organic-shampoo-sls-free.html

doesnt affect your hairs natural oil content, leaving it lush and shiny! The lavender isnt overpowering either, to me it mostly smells like cedar oil and citrus. good luck

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on February 12, 2013
at 04:02 AM

i use a tea tree oil shampoo as well as a product by nature's gate. i switch between them and shampoo 3x a week.

http://www.google.com/shopping/product/2598690143886685258?q=tea%20tree%20oil%20shampoo&hl=en&rlz=1R2TSNF_enUS450&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.&bvm=bv.42261806,d.dmQ&biw=1366&bih=641&wrapid=tlif136064158580810&sa=X&ei=Ub4ZUcyUOqbZ0wGHkYHIAQ&ved=0CL0BEPMCMAQ

http://www.google.com/shopping/product/12317168904434947741?q=nature's%20gate%20shampoo&hl=en&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.&bvm=bv.42261806,d.dmQ&biw=1366&bih=641&wrapid=tlif136064170911210&sa=X&ei=vb4ZUeH4L8uz0QHuq4CYAg&ved=0COkBEPMCMAc4Cg

D05f3050dc3d973b8b81a876202fa99a

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on February 12, 2013
at 04:57 AM

My local grocery store sells the Nature's Gate product too. Great! :)

D05f3050dc3d973b8b81a876202fa99a

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on February 12, 2013
at 04:12 AM

Not too expensive either. Thanks!

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on February 12, 2013
at 03:52 AM

it is not possible to repair split ends.

I use diluted doctor bronners and a vinegar rinse. with a hair mask to moisturize every month or two.

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