New Post Advanced Search

Let's talk hair

6 replies 424 views
Hi all, am hoping this may benefit some people. 
So I used to have real hair problems, with growth, falling out etc. I used all kinds shampoo out there hoping it do me good but rather made it worse, However I found out that shampoos that were more effective Was The ones that was not as harsh with chemical . 

CBD hair oil
Lavender oil plus glycerin ( not all hair might be suited to glycerin ) 
CBD Shampoo
Dragon Fruit plus among others 
We're all real good to my hair
Thankfully, they don't strip the important oil from my scalp 😊
Lastly a decent diet and decent water can go long way to.

Biotin, zinc , fatty acid etc play good role on hair ( just don't over do it ) 

Replies

  • GreattaSGreattaS Forumite
    7 posts
    First Post
    MoneySaving Newbie
    I'm also interested in this topic. I take vitamins and supplements, I use shampoo and a hair mask, which my hairdresser recommended, but my hair isn't as good and shiny as I would like.
  • BiilBiil Forumite
    81 posts
    10 Posts Name Dropper
    GreattaS said:
    I'm also interested in this topic. I take vitamins and supplements, I use shampoo and a hair mask, which my hairdresser recommended, but my hair isn't as good and shiny as I would like.
    Supplements are good but not needed if have balance diet, as you would get your vitamins that way. Else you struggle to top up your vitamins, then supplements help

    Give Dr organic hemp oil a try , it's like a moose for the hair it gives it important oils 

    Also some shampoo not just wash hair but strips important oils that is naturally produced to help hair. So go with gentle ones e.g blueberry , dragon fruit , Dr ognic hemp shampoo etc anyone like these are good.

    Adding leafy greens, nuts and blueberries to diet is good, specially blueberry as it gives the scalp mush needed boost.
    Lastly Bioten is good for hair you can get them as supplements. 

    But if your hair growth is fine and all you need is to liven hair, then shampoo a oil and good diet will do 😊
  • Spoonie_TurtleSpoonie_Turtle Forumite
    1K posts
    500 Posts Name Dropper
    ✭✭✭
    If you want to talk hair, there's a whole community over at https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/forum.php :smiley:

    My usual starting point for advice is to use more conditioner and let it sit for longer. Diet is essential for making sure new growth is as strong and healthy as possible but you also need to know how best to care for what's already on your head.

    Oils have their uses definitely, but rarely are they miracle workers by themselves - how you use them is just as important, and what works amazingly for one person might be the worst possible thing for another person. So it usually takes experimentation to find what's best for each person.

    (I will say though that even with the very best of care, not all hair is naturally shiny, so don't chase that as the definitive indicator of whether your hair is doing well or not. Usually healthier hair is shinier than if it's not healthy, but it still may look dull compared to other hair that happens to be naturally very shiny.)
  • SomepiddySomepiddy Forumite
    10 posts
    10 Posts Photogenic
    MoneySaving Newbie
    I also read that special oils can help to maintain hair health. Do you know something about this?
  • Spoonie_TurtleSpoonie_Turtle Forumite
    1K posts
    500 Posts Name Dropper
    ✭✭✭
    Somepiddy said:
    I also read that special oils can help to maintain hair health. Do you know something about this?
    You can use plain old cooking oils, at least to start experimenting, no need for anything special. The method of using them is often just as important (if not more so) than the specific type of oil. Usual methods of use are:

    • Oiling on dry hair: provides slip and shine (may also attract lint and make it tangly)
    • Oiling wet or damp hair after a shower: to help retain moisture for longer (easy to overdo so the hair takes a couple of days to completely dry, can be difficult to distribute well)
    • Pre-poo: oiling on dry hair before a wash, for a few hours or up to a day a two before, to prevent the hair taking on so much water and swelling so much during the wash, can also protect the lengths from shampoo (can be hard to wash out with shampoo - conditioner is better - and can leave hair limp afterwards)
    • Oil rinse: between shampoo and conditioner, applying a few drops to the ends, can help retain moisture and define texture (very easy to overdo and distribution can again be difficult)
    • Oiling the scalp: with or without essential oils, can be to help stimulate growth or to help a dry scalp (not everybody's scalp can tolerate oiling - it can cause excess shedding - and it can be difficult to get on the scalp instead of hair, and again difficult to wash out with just shampoo)

    So there are pros and cons to every method. Different methods work for different people, different oils work for different people, and the potential combinations are endless. Some people use one oil with different methods, some use a different oil for each method they use, and some people don't oil at all.

    I usually say any plant oil or combination of plant oils can potentially work, but I also know people who use baby oil (mineral oil, but lighter than the stuff used as a machinery lubricant!) and one person who uses butter as a pre-poo. Coconut oil is almost the marmite of the oil world, as for some people it works miracles and for others it makes their hair feel dry and crunchy.

    Things marketed as 'hair oil' are often silicones with a few drops of oil added in so they can market it better, so if anyone's truly interested in oils it's best to use the pure oils (and of course you can blend them) to learn how your hair reacts to them. 

    (I know the above poster has lots of ... shall we say, questionable posts, but this info may still be useful for anyone else reading who might genuinely be interested :))
  • BiilBiil Forumite
    81 posts
    10 Posts Name Dropper
    As the above user said, plus From personal experience oils like Almond , olive and sunflower helps to keep hair soft and hydrated even after wash with shampoo

    Oils like lavender are really good to but you can't use to much of and you need mix it with other essential oils. Otherwise it can be strong for hair

    You don't need go pay some crazy money on special made oil, or product. Even if a small percentage may be good but most have negative flaws , which will strip your oils ( so keep to basic 😊 pure oils 

    Almost forgot, brushing your hair with a good spaced brush can help simulate blood in scalp ( personally I avoid comb's)
Sign In or Register to comment.

Quick links

Essential Money | Who & Where are you? | Work & Benefits | Household and travel | Shopping & Freebies | About MSE | The MoneySavers Arms | Covid-19 & Coronavirus Support