Dry hair

United States
February 14, 2008 3:20pm CST
Can anyone tell me what I can use on my thick, dry hair? I like it when it's long, but it's soooooooooo dry. HELP! :o)
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9 responses
• United States
14 Feb 08
My husband has long very thick dry hair also. I tried just about everything to tame it down. The only thing I've found that really works is Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Leave-In Conditioning Creme. He uses the one for Frizzy, Dry and Unmanageable hair. So far it's worked really well for him. It doesn't leave a thick residue or anything. It's easy on the wallet too!
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• United States
15 Feb 08
Well, that sounds like a plan, the next time I go out to the store, I'll be looking for that, thanks "Craftcatcher"! :o)
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• United States
15 Feb 08
Oh yah, I like things when it's easy on the wallet. :o)
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@catjane (1036)
• United States
18 Feb 08
And you said you didn't get any responses! I have long curly hair too and does does my husband and we buy everything to make the frizzies go away and keep it hydrated. Hot oil treatments are usually pretty good but you have to do it more than once. I sure envy those people with that long shiney straight hair on the commercials! Do you suppose they are wigs?
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• United States
18 Feb 08
Your hair looks pretty good and healthy! :o) I've tried hot oil treatments, but never stuck with it. My badd! The people on the commercials probably have wigs on, but even if they don't, they have $$,time,and alot of people fussin over them, to achieve the look. Thanks for responding lady! :o)
@catjane (1036)
• United States
19 Feb 08
I just had it cut in that pic so it looked good, but when it gets down past my shoulders, it gets dry and brittle. I hate it and have to get it cut again and again, so I can't really grow it too long, ya know and it's thinning (age I guess, or dying it lol) I might have to wear a wig some day lol.
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• United States
19 Feb 08
I have so much hair, that I could make a wig for you, if you ever need one. Maybe I should make one for myself for when I don't have any hair. Ha!Ha! We are just to,to, funny today! :o)
@SONALIKA (573)
• India
15 Feb 08
hi marilyn,most easiest way is to use mustard oil.heat it a bit and then apply it to the scalp and go to bed and wash it the next morning and then use some good conditioner.on every weekend use yellow part of the egg mixed with 2 spoonful of olive oil.after that u see the difference...........it really works
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• United States
15 Feb 08
Thank you for your knowledge. I'm not too crazy bout the egg thang,but what's this mustard oil stuff? Is that something totally seperate from regular mustard, and where do you get it? :)
• United States
15 Feb 08
Really? Well, that sounds good enough to go looking for that. Hopefully it doesn't make my hair too oily. Thank you! :o)
@manya_pearl (1903)
• Singapore
24 Feb 08
I think you can try treatment in salon. you can use some haircare product with herbal which is good for dry hair. Hmmm...
• United States
24 Feb 08
Thanks Manya_pearl! I will try some herbal hair products. :o)
• Pakistan
24 Feb 08
You should use good shampoo to wash and clean your hair first. Medicated shampoo is good enough for dry hair. You should hair cream after cleaning your hair with shampoo. Proper look after is solution of your problem.
• United States
24 Feb 08
Thanks a bunch Sheenshaukat! I Love all of these ideas, and yes, I've already tried some of them, Thanks again! :o) Marilyn
@Trace86 (5033)
• United States
21 Feb 08
I have been having the same problem. My hair was dry and not shiny. I got a sample of BioSilk from the hairdresser at the nursing home and was amazed at how much shinier and softer my hair was after I used it. Supposedly, the longer you use it, the softer and shinier your hair will be. It is fairly expensive, but a little bit goes a real long way. So a bottle will last forever.
• United States
22 Feb 08
Hi Tracie86, Yah, I've heard of Biosilk before, I've just never used it before. Maybe I'll try it. Thanks for the idea! :o)
@Nykkee (2523)
• Canada
20 Feb 08
I have had problems with dry hair before, although my hair is not thick, its acutally quite thin. The brand Infusium works really well. I can't tell from your picture what race you are but if you are black or have hair similar to a black persons, I know coconut oil will work well in your hair. Don't use it if you are white or have white person like hair becuase I tried my friend's coconut oil once and it just made my hair stick to my head and look dirty. Also try useing a 2-in0 as shampoo and a seperate conditioner.
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• United States
20 Feb 08
Hey, thanks for the tips! I'm a white girl, just so you know........... :o) Thanks for responding to my comment! :o)
@tess1960 (2386)
• United States
19 Feb 08
My grandmother used mayonnaise as a deep conditioner. I have used it before also to rid dandruff. Give it a try.
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• United States
19 Feb 08
Not too thrilled with the mayo thing, but it seems to be the most popular, so maybe I'll give a whirl..... I might be surprised! :o) Thanks Tess
• Pakistan
24 Feb 08
You should use good shampoo to wash and clean your hair first. Medicated shampoo is good enough for dry hair. You should hair cream after cleaning your hair with shampoo. Proper look after is solution of your problem.
• United States
24 Feb 08
Same answer as above..... :o)