I am looking for some advice regarding recent issues I have been having with my hair, namely extreme bedhead troubles and problems with random spikiness and poofiness. I included details about my hair, my care routine (or lack thereof) and the recent issues I’ve had in the “more info” section. [more inside]
I've always followed the same, for want of a better word, 'beauty' regimen and until now there have been no issues. But now suddenly, I am experiencing many appearance-related issues and having to rethink decades-old methods. My problems are with my hair and skin. Is this a thirties thing? I could do with some advice on how to look decent again, as well as some help dealing with the emotional repercussions of suddenly looking terrible all the time. [more inside]
Asking for a friend: "I am more that a little embarrassed at how much time I spent trying to figure out what shampoo/conditioner I used to use in the late '90s. It came from the grocery store; the kind I got was in a light blue cylindrical bottle, with this weird cap where you pulled the whole thing up but the middle stayed down. It smelled SO GOOD -- a faintly citrus, faintly marine smell. If I could find it I would pay like $30 on ebay for a bottle just so I could reverse-engineer that smell." Any ideas, Hive?...
My husband and I are foster parents and we just got a placement. She is 20 months old and in addition to being silly and snuggly and clever she is also a girly girl and black. How do I learn to style her hair? [more inside]
It's getting cool again and I'm thinking that maybe I should start drying my hair before work so I don't show up with wet hair. But I hate hair dryers. Can I use something like this instead of a hair dryer? How do I do that without ruining my hair? [more inside]
I'm looking for books featuring old wisdom about skincare and haircare. Recipes and advice. I'm thinking orris root powder, muslin cloths and buttermilk, brush your hair 100 times before bed. From the English-speaking world or otherwise. Either written in previous centuries, 20th century, or recently. Even 1950s-60s if they don't rely too much on commercial products. There were a lot of books about grandma's beauty routine printed in the 1970s. Can anyone suggest some classics or particularly good ones? Similar to this. Note: there should be absolutely no mention of Dr Bronner's or the oil cleansing method.
I am obsessed with Lisa Eldridge's fantastic makeup videos - she's incredibly friendly, her videos are beautifully shot, and she talks to you about why you should or shouldn't do things as well as how. Do you know of someone similar who focuses on just hair? [more inside]
Due to a combination of experimentation and laziness I have pretty long hair for the first time in ever. How do I care for it properly? [more inside]
I'm looking for suggestions for men's hair care products meant to hold the hair in place. [more inside]
Pretty much every day of the past year has been a bad hair day for me. Please help. [more inside]
Do you know of a detailed description from literature of a non-literary subject which was not primarily meant as literature you would care to share with me? [more inside]
Assuming I'm not crazy, how do I stop my hair from thinning? [more inside]
What are your favorite beauty products? [more inside]
Hair care or product suggestions for very fine, long, straight, very oily hair? [more inside]
I am very vain and particular about my hair, which I wear in a parted pompadour. I would like to carry a quality gentleman's comb, possibly with a case. Something with a vintage, classy look that elicit admiration and envy. Can you help me find this comb on the internet or in Chicago? [more inside]
Can I dye my hair with Garnier Nutrisse Light Intense Auburn after henna? [more inside]
As a Christmas present, my awesome mom paid for me to get glorious purple highlights done at an excellent salon in my hometown. How do I take care of them and keep them vivid for as long as possible? [more inside]
I'm looking for advice on a detangling product for super straight, fine, long hair. [more inside]
Chemists: I'm using baking soda and vinegar to wash my hair. What exactly are they doing? [more inside]
I am a woman with very sensitive skin. I have long, thick hair and am looking for a heat-styling product that won't irritate my skin. Got any recommendations? [more inside]
How do I turn my frizzy, stringy hair into something more ocularly palatable? [more inside]
Help me find a better shampoo. [more inside]
How do I learn what to ask for in a haircut? [more inside]
My boyfriend is in the market for an electric shaver that he can use on both his face and head. Any recommended brands, models, or qualities to look for? [more inside]
Hair-care newb wonders about longer styles for mature men with wild curls - what product to get, how to use it, and should I even? [more inside]
Styleless, fine, wavy, frizzy, dull, graying hair. Help me banish the dowd without color or blow-drying.
Shortish, fine, vaguely wavy, frizzy, dull, graying hair. Unhappy with the cut, color, and texture. HATE coloring and blow-drying. Help me fix it. [more inside]
[Haircare filter] Looking for a gentle shampoo that won't irritate my scalp. I've used Aubrey Organics shampoos for decades. I like that they use simple ingredients without petroleum derivatives. But lately my scalp is getting irritated. Looking for simple shampoo that is gentle, but cleans well. I don't like synthetic fragrance. A light essential oil scent is ok. I'm looking for a formula with few ingredients. A long list of botanicals will likely include something I'm sensitive to. My skin doesn't tolerate shea butter. My hair is normal to oily.
I really like the smell of American Crew haircare products, the gel in particular. Does anyone know where (or if) a replica line of products is available?
Does anybody know if Osis Matt Explosion (haircare product) is available in the US, maybe under different name? Living abroad, I got atached to that product. Now I find that Osis (from Scwarzkopf) is being sold in US, but apparently not Matt Explosion. Is it maybe under a different name??
Nursing Home/ Hair Care Filter: How can I wash her hair without actually washing it? Is it possible to help my bedridden mother keep her hair clean without washing it? [more inside]
Where can I find high-quality hair doo-dads for my AA toddler? [more inside]
What other memos did I miss? Techniques for managing curly/wavy hair sought. [more inside]
My girlfriend's hair comes out, too much! Every day she loses a small handful of it, and it won't grow past her shoulders very far. It's been this way for several years. What could be the cause of this? [more inside]
Looking for an all-natural, hair-friendly, anti-dandruff shampoo. [more inside]
I'm beginning to use hair product for the first time. I have fine hair and all the stuff I've used so far just weighs my hair down and makes it look greasy and dirty. Any recommendations for hair products for short fine hair? I'm looking for something that will make my hair stay in place and not flip up.
Ask Methairfilter + Arrested Development: What hair stuff do you reckon they used on Jason Bateman's hair and how can I semi-imitate that look? [more inside]
Tokyo or Kyoto shopping filter: On a mission for boxwood combs. Do people have any suggestions on where to purchase traditional, handmade combs in Kyoto or Tokyo? I have some names and addresses however, the information maybe way dated. [more inside]
HaircareFilter: I just had my hair bleached and dyed. It was in pretty good condition to start with, but now it's somewhat dry and tangles more easily. [more inside]
My friend is a young Indian woman in her early 30's and this NYC weather is killing her hair. She has long, naturally black thick-stranded (coarse, really) hair and her problem is that it's frizzy. Really really frizzy. Okay, ladies, how can she make her hair more healthy? Anti-friz shampoo isn't working here. Grease isn't either. It's been a life-long problem, too. Advice from Indian women welcome :D
Absolute best hair care product for a lazy person? [more inside]
Every time I colour my hair and use the tiny jar of conditioner that is part of the kit, I'm amazed anew at how much better it is than any other conditioner I've ever tried. It leaves my hair silky and tangle-free. Does anyone know of a similar conditioner?
I've quieted my PC by getting rid of loud fans. As my s.o. wakes me up with an old, loud hair dryer every morning, I wonder if a company has done the same with that appliance. Are there any quiet hair dryers available that still do the job? Money is no object if there's something out there that puts out heat, dries hair in a couple minutes, and is say, under 60db.
How often should a girl wash her hair? [more inside]
My hair dryer just bit the dust, and now I need to buy a new one. Any recommendations? Are those tourmaline dryers worth the $200 price tag? I have long, hair.... [more inside]
I'd like to shave my head, but I'm kind of developing a bald spot, and I'm worried about hair retention. Can anyone show me convincing evidence that shaving my head won't contribute to hair loss? [more inside]
VanityFilter: My hair's about 3 inches long, curly and turns into a huge afro in this constant humidity. How come and what kind of product can I use to stop this? [more inside]
I have a rambling, multi-part question regarding hair, beards in particular, and hair care products. (Short version: what should I use to wash and possibly style my beard?) [more inside]