I need some serious help with my hair. I have wavy/somewhat curly hair its very coarse, pretty thick for every one 1 hair a regular person has I have 2-4 hairs, and its fluffy. There's something similar about it and the wool on a sheep. I am a Caucasian girl but the hair dresser says my hair is more than 50% ethnic. I buy a really good conditioner/shampoo I have even tried African hair care products and it works pretty well for me its actually not too heavy and my hair really absorbs the moisture. Relaxers, straighteners and perms (you know not the curly kind the straight kind) do not work even African ones are not strong enough to keep my hair strait more than 3 days so its going to be wavy. I haven't straitened it in a while several years, I do dye it with a very gentle natural product but hair dye fades super fast on me and I can't afford to keep it up I need so much at once). I only need to wash my hair once weekly because it doesn't produce much oil at all I can sometimes go longer depends on activity level and weather. I end up with well an afro if I get in the pool, its disastrous. It is healthy I have been told but it just does not look healthy to me maybe because I live in Sweden and so many girls have the ultra silky strait blond hair and that doesn't look at all like my hair. My hair doesn't separate right and I can tie it almost like dreads, it will dread probably so I have considered that but I am not sure how to take care of them. What are some great deep conditioning methods for my hair? How should I take care of it? My mom never taught me any tricks and she just tells me my hair looks terrible and asks me what I have done to it. Any quick way to improve the way its looks? Things I should do daily? I am really bad with hair so be detailed. I am broke so try and think of Ayurvedic things where I can use stuff around the house to make hair care products.
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Well, it sounds to me like you need a good hairdresser. You need to get it cut, and probably thinned out. Try a shorter hairstyle (shoulder-length or shorter). Get it professionally/chemically straightened. Without all that bulk, the relaxer should hold up. Truth is, it's going to take some money to get your hair in the condition you want it. And by all means, DO NOT use a bristle brush on your hair! With as thick and brittle as your hair is, it will only damage and break your hair. Just because it's thicker does not mean it's invincible against damage, it's exactly the opposite. Get a flat iron and straighten very small sections at a time (about a quarter to a half of an inch in thickness) and work your way from bottom to top. Get Vitamin E supplements in pill form...(you know, the ones with the liquid in the middle), break them apart and put them directly in your shampoo and conditioner (use half the bottle of supplements for the conditioner and the other half for the shampoo). A smoothing/shine serum and some spray leave in conditioner will help too - KEEP IT IN YOUR PURSE for touch-ups on frizzies thoughout the day. Try not to touch your hair a lot (unless you have to), your hair will look like Einstein's. Try anti-humidity products and wash your hair in cool water instead of warm/hot. Cool water constricts the hair follicle and hot expands them! Sleep on a satin pillowcase instead of a cotton one, as cotton is extremely absorbent and will just suck all the moisture out of your hair. I don't know what products are available to you in Sweden, but I will give you some links to your inbox for some products that are availible here in the U.S., and then you can try and find something similar. Get a deep conditioning mask for your hair. Apply it every other day to your hair, wrap your head in plastic for about 2 hours and rinse with a 50/50 mixture of shampoo and conditioner. Hope these tips will work for you!0