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Missing my shiny hair!

(20 Posts)
Ngaio1 Wed 07-Apr-21 18:50:47

I am now totally grey - lighter on top layers and a sort of iron grey (Horsey ladies will understand this reference!) underneath. I am happy with the colours and think they suit my skin tone BUT how I miss the deep shine I once had. I use conditioner and, sometimes, a mask , and these soften my hair but it is dull!! any helpful hints please?

Aveline Wed 07-Apr-21 18:56:48

Is there not serum stuff that you rub through your hair to give it a shine? I used to have something like that but it's long been used up and I can't remember the name. Sorry. Ask a hairdresser?

Aldom Wed 07-Apr-21 19:20:19

The Body Shop do a cruelty free range of Ginger shampoos. A shampoo for every type of hair. Mine leaves my hair bouncy and shiny. If you Google you can view the whole range. Perhaps there's one to suit your hair. Hope so.

FannyCornforth Wed 07-Apr-21 19:22:50

Philip Kingsley Elastersizer
or Olaplex

Ro60 Wed 07-Apr-21 19:35:29

Yay FannyC the elastersizer worked then? My GN inspired collection is growing by the week! Loving it 💗

Ngaio1 Wed 07-Apr-21 21:20:56

Thank you everyone. I can now justify buying lots of treats!!

Tea3 Wed 07-Apr-21 21:48:10

Try a drop (literally one drop) of rosemary oil in your conditioner before rinsing.

Elegran Wed 07-Apr-21 22:08:08

Rub your hands lightly over your hair after putting moisturiser on your face It leaves a trace behind.

Callistemon Wed 07-Apr-21 22:25:01

A couple of drops of Argan oil smoothed through your hair before or after blow drying may help.

grannyJillyT Thu 08-Apr-21 13:10:58

I’m missing my hair!! All of a sudden my hair has become thin and lifeless. Dr says it’s down to my underactive thyroid. But what next? Keep waiting until I need to get a wig? My hair used to be my pride and joy! confused

FannyCornforth Thu 08-Apr-21 13:20:41

Jilly get a blood test to see if you are vitamin D deficient.
I churn out this story on every hair thread...
My hair was falling out something terrible for years.
I had a routine blood test January 2019 and my vitamin D levels were appalling. I was given a super high loading dose and now take OTC vitamin D every day.
My hair hasn't been this good since I was in my teens.
I absolutely hated my hair before. It was seriously getting me down. Even DH knew that it wasn't right.
I now love my hair - it's nothing special, but compared to how it was it's miraculous.
That's why I am now lavishing it with love and spendy products!
The elasticiser has given it more volume and it is pleasingly swishy.
Recommended! 😍

Grannyjacq1 Thu 08-Apr-21 14:26:23

Superdrug makes a cheaper version of Olaplex called Pureplex that is v good.

Gilla01 Thu 08-Apr-21 16:55:41

Try coconut oil. Makes my hair very shiny.

Downbutnotout Thu 08-Apr-21 23:04:20

My hsir seems to be drier and lacking in shine recently and I can't get a hairdressing appointment for my usual cut and wash. It seems to have deteriorated since I started using a hair dryer. Maybe it would be better if I just towel dry it as I used to do. Any thoughts?

V3ra Thu 08-Apr-21 23:19:22

Downbutnotout my hair doesn't like a hairdryer, and straighteners are a definite no-no.
I haven't been for my usual foil colours and Olaplex treatment for over a year now. My new hair growth is definitely showing more silver strands, which I don't mind, but these are so frizzy and curly!
I've tried mousse and a leave-in conditioner to smooth it down, but it's so fine it just goes completely flat and lifeless.

Elegran Fri 09-Apr-21 09:22:09

Downbutnotout V3ra Another source of dullness is that hair has not had the usual trims under lockdown. The tips start to split and that increases with the heat of a hairdryer. Normally the split ends get trimmed off regularly. Now that hairdressers are getting back to normality, a lot of people will have shiny hair again. Cutting down on dryer use would help in the future.

FannyCornforth Fri 09-Apr-21 10:26:51

Jaqc thank you for that recommendation
V3ra what results have you had with the olaplex - have you only had it done in the salon, or do you do it at home?
Gilla how do you use the coconut oil?

Fernbergien Fri 09-Apr-21 12:02:39

I have never used Vitapointe which is quite old fashioned but highly thought of. Been trying to get for months and D-I=L has now spotted it at Superdrug. Will get as I need it.

V3ra Fri 09-Apr-21 15:56:41

FannyCornforth I've only had the Olaplex at the salon, when I've had my colours done. It's an extra £5 a time and one of those "is it really as good as she's telling me?" situations. It's been quite reassuring to read about it being recommended on here! I hadn't thought about seeing if I could buy it for home use before now. The condition is good and the colours last well, which is what my hairdresser told me.

Elegran yes I very rarely use a hairdryer or any heat on my hair. I definitely need a good trim though. I've only managed one, at home, since January last year.

Jane43 Fri 09-Apr-21 16:05:52

If you use styling products try using a shampoo that gets rid of product build up once a month or so. Tresemme do one and so do Holland and Barrett.