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A bit OT - Post surgery my hair is very dry and frizzy.

on 5/27/12 5:09 pm - Parkton, MD
Ever since my surgery my hair is completely dried out and frizzy.  Does anyone have any suggestions on what products to use to help this?  Before surgery my hair tended to be oily and I washed it pretty much every day. Now I'm washing it about every 3-4 days, using Dove Ultra Mosturizing shampoo.  I still get very frizzy - it was never frizzy before. I don't do anything with my hair either - no hair dryer or curling or anything. What do others use?
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on 5/27/12 5:15 pm
I have had problems with frizz, all my life...
best thing I have found is to use a leave in conditioner and DONT TOUCH IT!!

the thing that will make it frizz right away is to stroke it, bru**** or play with it at all!

good luck!
on 5/27/12 5:30 pm
My hair is dry and frizzy too since surgery. I also wa**** less, especially when it started to fall out. I use products for frizzy hair and a hot iron to style. Both do take the frizz out, but it makes my hair look so limp. I hope it doesn't stay this way. I get in 80-100 gms protein and take biotin daily, so I open for suggestions too.

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on 5/27/12 5:35 pm - Parkton, MD
Cute kitty BTW - I'm a cat person too
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on 5/27/12 6:44 pm
Thanks, me too.
I'm the queen of frizz, so I have tons of suggestions. But first, some questions: How long is your hair? How do you have it cut? How do you like to wear it?  Is it color treated?
on 5/27/12 5:51 pm - Parkton, MD
I cut my hair to just below my shoulders - the stylist said she put in long layers - but it's not that many layers.  I don't have any bangs.  My hair IS color treated - I have some grays coming through that I want to cover. My hair is a ash blond/light brown.  I normally just let it air dry and put it in a pony tail.  It does dry with some curls in it but as soon as I bru**** - all the 'curls' (more like waves) just frizz up.
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on 5/27/12 5:58 pm - OR
RNY on 05/15/12
I would recommend Wen conditioning shampoo. I've heard there's a generic brand at Sally's beauty supply.
Okay, got it. So my first suggestion is to rinse your hair every day with lukewarm water, even if you don'****hen apply a bit of light conditioner and rinse it out. Then try blotting and squeezing the water out with a t shirt instead of a towel. This helps to keep your hair shaft from getting roughed up.

After that, detangle it with a wide toothed comb and use a spray leave in conditioner. Keep it away from your roots so they don't get greasy. Then do your best to not touch your hair. As another poster said, it will cause more frizz.

Frizz happens due to lack of moisture, so try a deep conditioner once a week. If you don't want to buy one, you can always mash an avocado with a little honey and slather it on and then rinse it out after 20 or so minutes. Try to use lukewarm instead of ho****er to keep your hair shaft smooth.

Since you have lighter hair, you can also try a rinse with chamomile tea (brew and cool) for extra shine. You might also want to try a sulfate free shampoo. Sulfates can be very drying to your hair.
on 5/27/12 6:09 pm - Parkton, MD
Any suggestions on specific products?
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There's plenty of stuff at the drug store that works fine for me. I hate to buy something expensive and then get stuck with it.

Aveeno has a new line that seems good. I like the Aussie line of deep conditioners, the Tressemme line of regular conditioners, and Herbal Essences has a leave in conditoner in a spray bottle that seems pretty good.

I also really like a styling spray from Bed Head called Curls Rock but it's kind of pricey (almost 20 bucks).

I avoid sprays with alcolhol because they give me dry, crunch hair. Blech
on 5/27/12 6:33 pm
I love one n only argan oil from sallys. great dupe for morrocan oil and kills my frizz in FL heat. good luck!
Dave Chambers
on 5/27/12 7:19 pm - Mira Loma, CA
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Many women in my support groups use a product called Mega A Tek, made by Eqyss, part of the same co. that make Ovations Hair Therapy. Although this Mega A Tek is a cream rinbse made for horse tails and manes, it works very well to moisuturize hair and help minimize breakage.  It's far cheaper than Ovations too. DAVE

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on 5/27/12 8:02 pm
Original Moroccan oil. Love it.
on 5/28/12 4:22 pm
RNY on 01/11/13
Loved reading this post and happy to dish out some knowledge. I'm a licensed cosmetologist and considering getting RNY. Of course, a huge fear of mine is loosing hair and brittle nails. Using Dove shampoo is a No-No. Full of sulfates that not only strip your color but aren't strong enough to give your hair the nutrition it needs now. I understand salon products are expensive but there are some good knock offs you can get at Sally's. When my clients, who dont have color on their hair, come to me in the summer asking how to get chlorine build up out, I tell them to use something like dove or Pantene. It's cheap for a reason. As far as Wen that was mentioned, I don't care for it but definitely just my personal opinion. It tends to leave a heavy film on the hair. A vitamin I suggest to my clients is biotin. Your hair and nails will grow like you just sprayed miracle grow on it. Please, check with your doctor cause as I said, I haven't had the surgery so I haven't asked if it can be taken. The added frizzness in your hair can be attributed to the dryness and lack of enough protein. Hope this helps a little. Good luck! 
on 5/28/12 7:15 pm - Parkton, MD
Thanks everyone - great info
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