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How I got rid of dry and frizzy hair

Updated on January 28, 2012
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We all want silky, shiny and most importantly, healthy hair. However, not everyone is blessed with it and some of us have dry and damaged hair, like me.


Let me give you some background information about my hair. I have thick and wavy hair. I know thick hair has its advantages and I do not complain about the thickness, but when it is dry and frizzy it is UNMANAGEABLE. And unfortunately, it usually is - unless I straighten it. Blow drying is a No-Go area, because it makes my hair frizzier. Anyway, I was always searching for products to calm down my hair. I have tried several products from different brands. I even tried home remedies. Unfortunately, nothing worked. At some point, I considered to ‘permanently’ straighten my hair, so that it becomes easier to manage. But I did not do it, because I heard mixed reviews about it and I couldn’t be bothered to redo the hair straightening treatment every 6 - 8 months. I was so tired and frustrated and thought that I was on a wild goose chase. So, I decided to stop the hunt.

You know what they say: stop chasing it and it will chase you. I accidentally got introduced to the products mentioned below. After trying them out, I can say that they definitely work. My hair has never been in such a healthy state. So, you do not have to suffer with bad hair day every day.

John Frieda Frizz Ease Products

I have tried the shampoo and the conditioner. It was after three – four days that I started noticing any difference. Now, I am not going to claim that they make my hair look like I just walked out of a shampoo commercial. But, these products definitely make it smooth. The frizziness was not completely gone, but it was less than before. The most important part is that my hair started to look healthy. However, my hair did feel a bit heavy. Plus point, they make your hair smell great. I have not tried any other product of this line so unfortunately I cannot say anything about them, but I have read good reviews about their hair serum. Although John Frieda is not extremely expensive, if you have to live within a student budget it is not very cheap either. Nonetheless, I would definitely recommend this line of John Frieda, especially to those who are suffering for damaged hair. Even if you are in a tight budget, just try it once.

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L’Oreal Paris – Elvive Damage Care

I was actually in a hurry and did not have much time so I grabbed two products from L’Oreal damage care line. Standing in the queue, I looked at the yellow/orange packaging and went a bit sceptical, because I had tried their Re nutritional replenishing mask with royal Jelly hair mask, which is also in yellow/orange packaging. That mask was a waste of money, because my hair started to fall out. But as I didn’t have time to go back and find something else, I bought both products. And what a decision it was, because they made my hair look silky, healthy and have a nice fragrance. After a couple of days I noticed that my hair felt soft and the frizziness was gone. Plus, these products are a lot cheaper than John Frieda. L’Oreal damage care certainly does the job and makes the hair look healthy.

Inecto Pure Coconut

When the store I went to didn’t have L’Oreal damage control I was devastated. Yet I was lazy to go to another store so I bought Inecto Pure Coconut shampoo. It was cheap and I love coconut scent, so I thought why not. I washed my hair with this shampoo and used L’Oreal damage care conditioner (the store did have the conditioner – weird, I know). I was not expecting anything, but after letting my hair air-dry, they felt very soft. There was no dryness. I thought maybe there was something with the water or my food. But it happened again and convinced me that it is definitely the shampoo (with L’Oreal’s conditioner). My hair felt smooth and was not frizzy. The shampoo does not produce lots of foam, so that is the only thing I had to get used to. My hair felt also light and was very bouncy, because the shampoo does not contain parabens. I haven’t tried their conditioner and might get it next time. But the combination of Inecto Pure Coconut shampoo and L’Oreal damage care conditioner is absolutely fantastic. They are my ultimate favourite. I would definitely recommend anyone who has dry and damaged hair to try this combination. The result will pleasantly surprise you, too.

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      creativebutterfly 5 years ago from Florida USA

      Thanks I too have thick frizzy wavy hair and have tried all types of products I will try your combinations Frieda has always been a fav for years though

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      Stephanie Rivera-Rios 5 years ago

      Great hub! I definitely needed this, haha!

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      Dawn A. Harden 5 years ago from CT-USA

      Nice job! Olive oil works too.

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      kayha 5 years ago

      Thanks for reading.

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      onibas 5 years ago

      These products are no different than all of the others as they are water soluble and breakdown after 2 to 3 hours. This is an ad the the writer got paid. If you really want realistic information on what hair and hair products can and can't do go to www.gotfrizz.com. Become wiser than the average bear.

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      kayha 5 years ago

      Hair care products work differently for different people. These products might not be different in their composition/ingredients, but they are different as they work for me (and might work for others too).

      Anyway, thanks for leaving a comment.

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