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What can I do to make my hair a little healthier looking?

Asked by KateTheGreat (13635points) April 2nd, 2011

So, I dye my hair 2+ times a month. I’m a performer and I’m constantly changing my hair! As you can imagine, I have split ends and horrible breakage. What can I do to my hair to make it a little more manageable? Preferably at home ingredients that are convenient and cheap.

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tranquilsea's avatar

The only suggestion I have is to find a short haircut that you look good with. Then you’d be cutting out the damage regularly.

creative1's avatar

Mayonaise is the cheapest thing I can think of to keep your hair really shiny and full of nutrients. The eggs and oils in the Mayo replace what you are taking out by constantly dying it. I used to use it when I was in my early 20’s and money was tight for the higher priced hair care products. I would let it set in for about an ½ to an hour to give the oils a chance to set in before washing it out, you will be surprised how soft your hair gets from it.

JustJessica's avatar

I saw that you commented on an earlier post about straightening hair, and hot irons are SUPER bad for your hair… Maybe you should let your hair rest for a while. Natural is beautiful too.

Judi's avatar

Coconut oil. Keep it in for ½ hour once a week then shampoo out with a gentle shampoo. You can also rub some in tour hands and slide it through your hair to help tame frizzies. It’s also great for your skin. Also, get a brush where the bristles don’t have the little knobs on them. A natural fiber brush is good. Always brush tangles from the bottom up. A lot of the damage happens when you pull the brush through tangles and rip the follicles. Also, try to avoid burning it when you don’t have performances. Keep it in a scrunch instead of a rubber band when you tie it back.

ariah's avatar

Deeply condition it once a week, use sulfate free shampoo and conditioner, and don’t use a hot iron when you don’t need to. If you can, avoid combing it while it is wet.I abuse my hair way too much as well and I got addicted to picking and pulling at the split ends. All I have to say is for the sake you your lovely locks, DON“T DO IT! If you burssh it starting from the tips and work your way up, it avoids breakage as well. ;)

longtresses's avatar

try Joico products; they are salon professional quality

Garebo's avatar

Flax seed oil works, and avoiding Sodium laureth sulfate.
Biotin and MSM together is also a good combo.
Proper diet, and avoidance of harsh chemicals is the ticket.

DesireeCassandra's avatar

Protein treatments and start using wigs for your performances. :)

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