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Hi guys!
Just wondering what hair product I should use if my hair is breaking, like split ends even though it's not that long.
I normally just use Redken shampoo and conditioner.
Any suggestions?

Posted by: Elly

Posted in: Beauty

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  • Zerotolove says:

    Just make sure you’re not heat styling it too much, give it a few days off a week to help it repair x

  • Tess says:

    On the topic of heat styling, make sure you use a thermal protection product to prevent damage whilst blowing drying etc. If you like Redken, have a look at this: http://www.redken.com/products/haircare/extreme/extreme-anti-snap Also look into a hydrating mask, something dedicated to damaged hair. You can use this every second day, in lieu of conditioner until your strands are back up to scratch, so to speak. I like the GHD Indulgence treatment, but there’s a Redken option too, of course! http://www.redken.com/products/haircare/extreme/extreme-strength-builder-plus

  • Lynette says:

    A while ago I self-beached my hair.. a lot.. and killed it.

    I have been using an argan based shampoo/condition and after washing my hair I use argan oil as well as a leave in conditioner.. seems to work haha

  • laladaniiexo says:

    I used to have bleach blonde hair and went dark brown afew months ago my ends got worse & worse, besides a good trim every three months to help with that i swear by moroccan oil. They have a treatment that helps with split ends and hair breakage. It is expensive but it really does work!

  • monisme says:

    Definitely stop using anything with silicone in it (which is majority of hair care products)… it wont do anything but coat the outside of your hair and stop it from absorbing nutrients. It will be a quick fix but you will find it will always become dry and gross because it hasn’t had the chance to repair itself.

  • Zerotolove says:

    Argon oil is god-ly! x

  • DDGD- Kristina says:

    Hi Elly – I know EXACTLY where you’re coming from. My hair is prone to breakages too, so lately I’ve been researching some key ways to prevent this. Basically, you need to choose hair care products wisely. Many products contain harmful chemicals that can be damaging to your hair like sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) and sodium laureth sulfate (SLES), which are common ingredients in many soaps and shampoos. Minisming the use of hot irons, blow dryers and even washing your hair with water that is too hot, are also key ways to let your hair breathe so as to avoid continual breakages.

    As for products- my choice would be David Babaii Miracle Oil Hair Elixir which has no damaging chemicals and is silicone free, sulphate free, petrochemical free and paraben free. It provides an intense conditioning treatment which, by the sounds it, is exactly what your locks need. You can get it here:


    Moroccon Oil Moisture Repair Conditioner & Shampoo will also be extremely beneficial for your hair as they both contain Argan Oil and Keratin which help to repair split ends and dried-out tresses.


    Give them a go! xxx

  • Elly says:

    Thank you!

    And I don’t style my hair so it’s not because of heating products.

  • Sandhya says:

    I’ve actually stopped using shampoo & conditioner with harsh chemical in it. I’ve switched over to Emu S & C and after about a week of using it I’ve found that my hair doesn’t fall out in clumps like it used to in the shower. I also stopped using heating tools in my hair and do a deep condition once a week with organic coconut oil . I’ll apply the coconut oil starting from the bottom of my hair and work my way up. Then I’ll take one of those cheap shower plastic caps that you get in hotel rooms (I save them up LOL) and put that over my hair. Then I’ll wrap a warm towel around that and keep it on for up to 8 hours. My hair is so much stronger, less split ends, a lot healthier and the biggest bonus is it’s growing super duper fast now!

    I read that Indian women apply coconut oil to their hair to keep it strong, long and luscious hence the high demand in the hair extension industry so I decided it couldn’t hurt to try and I’m glad I did. My hair has never looked so amazing.

  • stephalison says:

    How often do you wash your hair? Over-washing can sometimes lead to split ends and breakage. I used to wash my hair every day and found that it damaged my hair a lot, now I try for every second or third day and use a dry shampoo like Batiste Dry Shampoo (http://www.ry.com.au/batiste-dry-shampoo-c-1165.html?gclid=CPuw0qGHwK4CFQYdpAodkAPVIQ) or Klorane Dry Shampoo (http://www.chemistdirect.com.au/klorane-dry-shampoo-oat-extract-150ml) both of which can be purchased online or in Priceline, Chemist Warehouse and some supermarkets.

    If isn’t your issue or doesn’t solve your problem, check the ingredients list on your Shampoo and Conditioner and look out for harsh chemicals, silicones and parabens. These can sometimes be hidden (due to loopholes in the labeling system they can be listed under different names, anagrams or numbers) and are often used as a binding solution or a thickening agent in different Shampoo’s and Conditioner’s.

    Some common ones to look out for are:
    *Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) or Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES)

    *Diethanolamine (DEA) or Triethonalamine (TEA)

    *Formaldehyde (look out for these as well as they are ingredients containing formaldehyde – DMDM hydantoin, Diazolidinyl Urea, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Quaternium-15, Bronopol)

    *Silicones (Dimethicone and Cyclomethicone)

    *Parabens (Methylparaben, propylparaben, benzylparaben and butylparaben)

    *Phthalates (look for the words “synthetic fragrance”)

    *cocamide MEA (a toxic chemical that is used to strenghten a lather while not really cleaning your hair and stripping it of its natural oils)

    *PEG-7M (a plastic base often used in conjunction with cocamide MEA)

    *Sodium benzoate (a preservative that destroys any of the good qualities of the shampoo or conditioner)

    *some oils like Mineral Oil or Palm Oil CAN damage your hair, while others (argan, grape seed, rosemary, almond) can be beneficial

    *Synthetic Colours and Dyes

    Remember that a lot of the things that we think are signs of a ‘good’ shampoo (a good lather, thick consistency, nice smell and colour) are actually signs of marketing and often indicate towards things that are more likely to damage your hair. An actual good shampoo shouldn’t lather up too much and after you’ve stopped vigourously rubbing your head then the excess foam should calm down and start to reduce, if it remains then there is most likely cocamide MEA in your Shampoo.

    If you find any of these in the ingredients list and are concerned that they are damaging your hair, maybe try switching to an organic Shampoo and Conditioner (make sure you read the bottle carefully though as ‘organic’ does not always truly mean organic) or look for brands online that have generally good reviews and a good ingredients list.

    In the past when my hair has been damaged I have used Rehab Shampoo from Lush (http://www.lush.com.au/shop/product/product/path/147_149/id/677/hair-liquid-shampoo-rehab-250g) although I cannot guarantee that it does not contain some of the chemicals listed as I have not bought it recently, I can say that it did help my dry, damaged hair. Here are some reviews of Rehab from others: http://www.makeupalley.com/product/showreview.asp/ItemId=38950/Rehab-Shampoo/LUSH/Shampoo.

    Now my hair is more on the oiler side, so I use clarifying shampoo’s once or twice a week to strip the excess oil from my hair and then substitute by using Argan oil or Almond oil based products the other days of the week any find this works really well for me. I also make sure to get my ends trimmed often to prevent splitting and use hair treatments and masks.

    Another idea is to try googling your specific Shampoo and Conditioner and look for reviews to see if other people have had similar problems and then you’ll know for sure that it is that which is causing the problem.

    Good luck!

  • vavoom says:

    A hair serum like Kerastase Ultime will bring it back to life and give it strength and shine. It’s really good.

  • Bex says:

    De Lorenzo’s Rejuven8 The Ends – I have long hair that I either blow dry and straighten/curl or tie up in a knot on top of my head so the ends can get very dry and can look coarse. A pea size amount of this through the mid-length to the tips is enough to keep them strong, soft and smooth! Plus it’s like a thin cream rather than a serum or oily so it doesn’t make your hair look prematurely dirty (a huge bonus in my book!)
    I definitely recommend it! It retails for $15 or so and I’ve been using the same tube for about 20 months now!
    Give it a try xx

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