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cdonald2
January 3rd, 2014, 05:21 PM
My hair is just past shoulder length and fine. im trying to get to mbl-wl in about 1.5 years... it seems to grow an inch a month since ive been taking biotin, fishoil and prenatal vitamins. I also do scalp massages and nylon bristle brush

My question is about cones. I know people are concerned how their hair looks with them, but i worry about the all around heath of my hair by using cones. My hair never ever tangles and is super silky. But i worry that i need added moisture and that cones will dry out my hair and make it more brittle. I use bumble and bumble shampoo ( i shampoo once every 3 days and condition every day)

and i use these products for hair (not all at once)
http://www.walgreens.com/store/c/marc-anthony-true-professional-oil-of-morocco-argan-oil-dry-styling-oil/ID=prod6211378-product?ext=gooBeauty_PLA_Styling_Products_prod621 1378_pla&adtype={adtype}&kpid=prod6211378&sst=4168cb0b-294c-4310-8488-4fea37a1efd9

http://www.sallybeauty.com/argan-oil-masque/SBS-631615,default,pd.html

http://www.swansonvitamins.com/fruit-of-the-earth-aloe-vera-gel-12-oz-gel?SourceCode=INTL405&CAWELAID=553112384&catargetid=530002460000000567&cadevice=c&mkwid=tajrpZ3o&pcrid=18953397607&cagpspn=pla&gclid=CIu-wr-R47sCFbBAMgodaHYA6A

http://www.vitaminshoppe.com/p/nubian-heritage-indian-hemp-tamanu-grow-strenghten-masque-12-oz-cream/7q-1081?sourceType=sc&source=FG&adGroup=40-60&keyword=7Q-1081&cm_mmc=Google+Shopping-_-Product+Listing+Ads-_-40-60-_-7Q-1081&gclid=CNHEztqR47sCFclcMgodfHUATw&gclsrc=aw.ds#.UsdvQfRDtpB

http://www.target.com/p/suave-styling-aid-professionals-moroccan-infusion-styling-oil-3oz/-/A-14376196?ref=tgt_adv_XSG10001&AFID=Google_PLA_df&LNM=%7C14376196&CPNG=Health+Beauty&kpid=14376196&LID=PA&ci_src=17588969&ci_sku=14376196&gclid=CN712vWR47sCFbA7Mgodb2EAVg


Am i using products that will help the health of my hair or am i ruining it? All suggestions appreciated on changes i could use. i tried coconut oil but it just seemed to sit on top of my hair.

lapushka
January 3rd, 2014, 06:01 PM
Am i using products that will help the health of my hair or am i ruining it? All suggestions appreciated on changes i could use. i tried coconut oil but it just seemed to sit on top of my hair.

The use of product is a *personal* choice. There is no harmful product out there. You just have to experiment (one product, weeks at a time) and see what your hair responds to the best.

Firefox7275
January 4th, 2014, 10:10 AM
Are you confusing moisture (= water) with conditioning? How do you know your hair needs more moisture?

Whilst I don't use silicones because I believe there are better alternatives for my hairs needs, I am not aware of any evidence that silicones damage or dehydrate the hair. They are king for detangling and smoothing for very straight styles - not attributes useful to all or at all lengths.

Coconut oil is proven to penetrate hair: reducing porosity, increasing elasticity and reducing structural protein loss when washing. Like silicones this is only beneficial if dictated by your hair properties - do you have an issue with porosity or elasticity?

Hydrolysed protein is beneficial for many with finer hair giving body/ volume, patch repairing damage, general strengthening, forming a film for shine, weak humectant so help hair hold the righ amount of moisture. Do use in moderation as it can build up and dry out hair if overused.