From: Denise Kingsley (straighttalkers.lamasbeauty.com)
In Reply to: For Denise!!! posted by claire on November 25, 2006 at 11:17 pm:
Keeping your hair in good condition is essential. I look at it like an investment. When you are using quality products, and using them properly, you are making an investment in your hair's bank. When you iron without protection, put off that hair cut, blow dry and brush to excess, and use inferior products.... you are making withdrawls.
Every time you shampoo you should use a
other products such as root lifts, hair spray....optional
Control of your hair starts at the shampoo.
Occassionally you can use a heavier moisturizer, but you must make sure to properly rinse your hair.
People with fine hair tend to say that conditioner makes their hair flat. Others say it builds up on their hair. The truth of the matter is that the hair is usually not rinsed properly.
The old protein/moisture problem is always there. If your hair does not have enough protein in it's internal structure, your hair cannot hold moisture, kind of a vicious cycle. The old way of thinking is that too much protein can make the hair brittle. It all depends on the TYPE of protein. Much of the proteins used will make the hair brittle because it never gets into the hair and just sits on the outside.
You need to find someone who knows about the internal structure of hair. Your hair will tell you what it needs. You just need the right interpreter.
Another piece of advice is to make sure to use a good flat iron, and keep it clean. Always follow the comb when flat ironing, and keep the iron moving.
Any moisture treatment you need, can be done by you at home. There are a few treatments that must be done in the salon, but moisturizing your hair is not one of them. Buy a good moisturizer and follow the directions, and comb it through. I like the B-3 by iStraight and the Aquage healing conditioner.