Yeah, I know, what a horrid combination.
I have had dandruff since I was about 10? I have used Selsun Blue, Head and Shoulders, and Herbal Essences since then. I use, now, Head and Shoulders and Herbal Essences. I do switch between both because for some reason, my hair will flip out and start showing flakes again if I use one for too long, like a month. I personally love Herbal Essences more and use that more often, well, as much as I can with it than the Head and Shoulders.
For Head and Shoulders I use, Head and Shoulders Intensive Treatment. I don’t like the smell of it, very chemical based, but it works to help maintain my dandruff. I only use a dime drop, but it spreads out to look like a quarter. I do like how it foams and it stays in my hair for thirty seconds to a minute depending on how fast I need to get out of the shower. My dandruff reduces to little when I use it for a few days, so about four days to a week. This works really well for me since I have really bad dandruff.
Herbal Essences I use No Flakin’ Way which has cucumber and lemongrass and smells AMAZING! I am using it currently and it is the best dandruff shampoo that I have used because it helps me prevent dandruff and smells good so I don’t have to tie up my hair when it smells like chemicals. I found this out after using Herbal Essences Hello Hydration because I thought I needed more oils and hydration in my scalp. Unfortunately, I know now that my hair just has too much oil and flakes because it needs to be washed. I love how this shampoo feels on the hair and it really does work.
Now, since I have thin hair, I use a conditioner from Pantene. It is discontinued now, I think, or moved to their FINE collection.
I don’t know exactly where it is at this moment, but this is their old packaging and I am pretty much out after six months-a year. I bought this with my first bottle of Head and Shoulders Intensive Treatment. I am on my second bottle of that after a long while too…Anyway, this is a really good volume conditioner, of course, I am sure that their new version is better if they changed it. I can’t use it from scalp to tip so I just use it on the bottom half of my hair and make sure to get it more on my right side because I flip my hair to the left. I love the smell of this and combined with Herbal Essences, it smells AMAZING as well.
Now, to make your hair look full and thick, you should probably part your hair to one side or the other and part it as far as you can without showing any bald spots or areas with really thin hair. I started parting it on my right side so that it falls to my left when I got into high school. I used to have a full head of hair, and now finishing up my last year, it worries me that I won’t have enough hair by the time I am 30! But, I am working with it in hopes that it will always look voluminous. I have shoulder length hair and naturally it is straight for the most part but sometimes wisps out. I just use a comb, not a padded brush, I found that padded brushes are only good if you are just putting your hair into a style, but not for everyday use. Your hair will thank you for not using it. I use a comb I got at Sally Hansen.
I use a comb I got at Sally Hansen.I use a comb I got at Sally Hansen. This comb is by Denman. It has three rows of teeth and it works really well. I have the silver one, but I wish I had the pink one, I didn’t even know they came in different colors lol. I personally love this much better and if you have thin hair like me, start from the bottom up! I do like to comb back my hair so that volume is already forming and use my heat tamer spray and then use a hair dryer. I use this to comb after I finish drying, I don’t part my hair until after I have dried my hair.
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