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18 February, 2015

Weekly Poll | Combing Attractions

Happy Wednesday, everybody! Is it freezing where you are? The internet tells me that the low temperature for tomorrow in NYC is 4°F/-16°C. Oh joy of joys.

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Speaking of the cold, today's question has to do with nature's hat: Your hair!

What's your favorite hair product at the moment and why? It can be a styling product, shampoo, treatment, whatever. List a couple if you can't decide on just one!

I think mine is the Ryo Anti-Hair Loss Treatment that popped up in a couple of Memeboxes. Supposed hair loss benefits aside, it seems to be making my scalp less gross and flaky, and when I use it in conjunction with a regular conditioner it makes my hair SUPER shiny. Like so shiny that Stan even said "Hey, your hair is shiny!" (This is a guy who didn't notice when I chopped eight inches off my hair, so yeah. Impressive.) If I have to choose a second product, I'd probably go with Beauty Protector Protect & Detangle spray (which I first sampled through Birchbox). Everybody seems to love this stuff, and with good reason—it smells delicious and works really well as a detangling spray.

So, how about you? Got any hair-raising favorites to share?

17 comments:

  1. I've been loving sea salt sprays recently. I used to blow dry and straighten my hair every day but I was getting tired of how long it took, and then I discovered that sea salt sprays give me nice texture and I only have to blow dry for a minute or two for it to set! I also am obsessed with ALL of Beauty Protector's products. They smell so good!

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  2. That's good to know! I've obtained a couple of sea salt sprays from beauty boxes this year, but haven't really experimented with them much. Guess I should...

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  3. Here in the Seattle area, it's been in the mid-50s and sunny, it will be cloudy and the same temperature the next few days. My autistic 14 year old has even noticed and is asking where winter is. There is very little snow to be seen on the Cascade mountains, it has me a little worried, to be honest, especially considering how dry it's been in CA of recent years.

    I'm not a big one for hair products since they don't seem to do much for me, but of late I've really liked the Paul Mitchell "Tea Tree Lemon Sage Thickening Shampoo" because it succeeds at being both not so harsh that it strips my hair, but cleansing enough to not weigh things down, and it seems to help it be shinier. I tend to just comb it out post-shower and tuck it behind my ears when I'm going about my day, but when I give it another brushing later in the day and let it sit normally, I've gotten a few "your hair looks great!" comments the past couple of months, which is unusual for me, so thumbs up?

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  4. I have also had good results with the Beauty Protector Protect & Detangle spray, but it is a little pricey for the amount I go through.

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  5. I wonder if the hair loss treatment actually works on people that need it. Less flakey and shiny hair is nice though! Right now I am really liking the Riveting Reds color shampoo and the InstaNatural Argan Oil hair mask.

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  6. If you're getting unsolicited compliments then something's probably working, right? Not sure if the Paul Mitchell shampoo has a distinct scent, but lemon sage sounds like a delicious combo. Now I want to cook something with lemon and sage.

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  7. Yeah, I'll bet if you have thick hair it doesn't last that long! My hair is pretty fine so I only need a couple of squirts.

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  8. That sounds awesome, I'll have to look it up! The radiators are really drying out my hair this winter...

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  9. I actually have had problems with hair loss over the past year, and I have seen some improvement recently, but I don't think I can really attribute it just to one thing (like the hair treatment). I've been trying to sleep better, de-stress, take vitamins etc. But anything that makes your scalp less flaky and itchy probably is helpful, because I feel like if you're scratching your head a lot it might cause more hair to come loose? Maybe.

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  10. Yay! I'm still using the Triple Repair products too. Well, and others. I have a shampoo buffet that I select from depending on my mood, lol.

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  11. I love love love Suave Rosemary Mint conditioner. I wash my hair with it and there's no build-up!

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  12. My new favorite hair product is the Bed Head Motor Mouth. It's a volumizer that adds lots of shine to your hair. I love the results I get from it! It is no joke!

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  13. Nice! I used to use the Aveda Rosemary Mint shampoo, but Suave is undoubtedly a heck of a lot more affordable.

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  14. I don't think I've heard of that one! One thing I don't like about some volumizers is that they make your hair feel kind of "crunchy", so volume + shine sounds very very good!

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  15. How long have you been a vegetarian/vegan for? Maybe it could be related to that? I know that you get some type of protein from tofu and other things but maybe you aren't getting the same amount of vitamins and protein as you get from meat and its causing that? Just one theory. Not sure if that could even be the case but maybe?

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  16. You can definitely lose hair due to a nutritional deficiency, although in my case I don't think a lack of protein is really an issue. I've been eating a mostly vegan diet for 5+ years and vegetarian for longer and do keep track of what I eat for that reason. One thing I am concerned about is Vitamin D because I spend a lot of time inside, so I started supplementing. Honestly though, if I had to guess what caused the hair loss I would say stress. I was losing hair like crazy when I had a shitty job, when I did my college exams etc... I'm amazed that I still don't have grey hair, lol. Guess it all just falls out when I'm agitated instead!

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  17. thank god that hasn't happened to me! I stress WAY too much in general lol. Actually, I have low vitamin D too...I just got blood taken last week for normal cholesterol and stuff and it said that so being indoors all winter could be it. Well hopefully that serum will work for you then!

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