I agree that Pantene is horrible. I have very fine, very long, very curly hair and I was told Pantene doesn't rinse out well so it leaves a greasy film and creates 'dead spots' in your hair. I love Biolage extensive conditioning treatment. I also got an amazing hair treatment (with scalp massage) at the GCH Mandara spa and my hair is still wonderful from it, done on the 7th. The product used cost $15 and you don't need much. It's Elemis exotic frangipani monoi moisture melt. I believe it's more for the scalp but it made my hair so soft and the curls are extremely defined which is harder when your hair practically reaches your waist. Check out www.elemis.com
The brand Schwartzkopf has a wonderful product called Osis Magic. It's not a conditioner, but you put it on your hair before and after blow drying and it makes it soft as a baby's...well, you know. I use this stuff whenever I can, especially after getting my hair colored. You can find it at most beaty supply shops for around 13 - 15 bucks.
I went throught he same thing last summer with my hair D-Mom...I looked like my hair had turned to straw . Two different beauty supply places I visited both recommended I use L'oreals's "Nature's Therapy Mega Moisture Nuturing creme." Now, I'm not a fan of L'oreal products, but since two different people recommended this, I decided to give it a try. This stuff is great! It really fixed my hair and I highly recommend it.
I have been meaning to post this exact question lately. Mine is soooo very dry on the ends. I need a remedy aside from getting 6 inches cut off, because I don't want to do that. It's very weird, it just got this dry in the last 3 weeks or so.
I have been reading things on a Long Hair board that I'm a member of and I'm planning to start trying to do every other day with just conditioner, no shampoo. I normally don't wash it every day because it dries out, but when I'm swimming nightly, I have to. I will also look into the products recommended here because I can't stand this straw texture hair. Gah!!
"Dance like no one is watching. Sing like no one is listening. Love like you've never been hurt and live like it's heaven on Earth."
— Mark Twain
I've put my hair through the ringer for over 20 years with perms all through school, then dying it, plus all my styling tools. I'm amazed it hasn't fallen out yet! My stylist has said my hair is in really good condition despite it all.
For my daily shampoo/conditioner routine, I usually use TIGI's Self Absorbed from their Bed Head line. Love that stuff! I've been recently using Matrix's Color Smart because I couldn't find my TIGI on sale, but I just got a fresh supply last weekend so I'm good to go once I get my hair trimmed up and dyed again next week.
I LOVE TIGI's Shine Junkie! LOVE that stuff, I recently ran out and am in dire need of more. I use it on me and both the boys I tried Self Absorbed(I liked the name ) and it didn't work for me.
Julila, I don't know if you do this, but my hairdresser says to always go into the pool with wet hair. Either just wet your hair or wet and add conditioner to it, to help protect it from the pool chemicals.
I got my hair done today and it's extra extra conditioned and feels so good!