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Best budget products for damaged hair (avalible for most shops)

 
(@chris.beck.80)
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I've damaged my hair with bleach (who hasnt lol) and was wondering what products you could recommend to some one
who is a little skint just now. I would prefer to buy them from my local shopping centre. Any products you could recommend e.g. conditioner, heat protection spray, treatments would be really appreciated.

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Posted : October 29, 2012 1:10 am
(@The_sunny_girl)
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Well first thing i have to recommend is a good haircut to take away as much damage as possible. Having shorter but healthy hair is better than longer and damaged. With tha being said there are many products mentioned in the forum like the K-pak reconstructor (you can always use mayo if your hair lucks protein). I am not sure about conditioners as i use only whatever is available to the country i live in (the one i use it's the diplona one and it's really nice) but i am sure the ladies in the forum will provide you with more brands.
Coconut oil is very hydrating so you can do some treatments with it or even with olive oil.
As for heat protection spray i would suggest to avoid heat styling as much as possible.
Remember products cannot undo the damage of hair they only help the hair being soft and more manageable, you have to get rid of the damage with a haircut.

I hope i helped a bit, good luck πŸ™‚

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Posted : October 29, 2012 5:35 am
(@squishy000)
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Joico K-Pak really is the best, but it can be expensive.  Someone did a review on Tigi's Dumb Blonde Reconstructor and said it was an ok substitute.

I agree with getting a trim ... conditioners, you can use Aussie but it is loaded with cones.  The cones should help coat your damaged hair, though, and keep it a bit protected from mechanical damage and the elements.

And it goes without saying, no heat, no product, no regular washing, no real styling.

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Posted : October 29, 2012 6:38 am
(@jacquelineh)
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Coconut oil may help too. Slather it on, leave it overnight and wash it out with a cone-free conditioner in the morning. You can get it in the Asian section of large supermarkets, on eBay or from health food shops. A tub might be a bit pricey but you get multiple applications from it.

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Posted : October 29, 2012 8:22 am
(@marthamagic)
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I'd also cut out silicones so you can actually see your hair's true condition and then go from there.
It's very hard to over-condition damaged hair so make sure you're slathering your hair in cone free conditioners, only use protein (such as K-Pak) if your hair's feeling gummy, otherwise you'll just have protein overload and your hair will snap off as it'll be way too dry.

Agreeing with what everyone else has said about no heat, I've straightened/blow-dryed my hair about 5 times since March this year and combined with protein when my hair needs it and cone free conditioning, my hair is in the best condition ever.

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Posted : October 29, 2012 4:51 pm
(@FizzWhizz)
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If you want to avoid cones, I would recommend Boots Intensive coconut and almond mask, Β£2 for a big pot.

Cones can have their uses though, insomuch as they make your hair feel "better" as long as you realise that your hair is still damaged and you shouldn't bleach or otherwise process the frazzles. In this case, I like Alberto Balsam honey and almond intensive stuff in a tube, it's Β£1.29 in Superdrug and a quid in Asda. For a coney heat protectant I like Studio Line Hot Straight Cream, gives a silky finish but doesn't make my hair feel producty.

Avoid heat if you can though, I used to straighten a couple of times a week and would find lots of broken "bits" afterwards where the bottom 5mm or so had snapped off.  like Martha I have only straightened twice since July and despite an over bleaching before hand, my hair really isn't in that bad shape.

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Posted : October 31, 2012 11:12 am
(@PippaCarney)
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If you want to avoid cones, I would recommend Boots Intensive coconut and almond mask, Β£2 for a big pot.

Cones can have their uses though, insomuch as they make your hair feel "better" as long as you realise that your hair is still damaged and you shouldn't bleach or otherwise process the frazzles. In this case, I like Alberto Balsam honey and almond intensive stuff in a tube, it's Β£1.29 in Superdrug and a quid in Asda. For a coney heat protectant I like Studio Line Hot Straight Cream, gives a silky finish but doesn't make my hair feel producty.

Avoid heat if you can though, I used to straighten a couple of times a week and would find lots of broken "bits" afterwards where the bottom 5mm or so had snapped off.  like Martha I have only straightened twice since July and despite an over bleaching before hand, my hair really isn't in that bad shape.

I don't know about where you are but the 4 closest boots to me seem to have stopped selling the intensive conditioner πŸ™

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Posted : October 31, 2012 11:31 am
(@FizzWhizz)
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Really?! That reeks! Is is still available on their website? I wasn't going to bother getting dressed today but now I feel the need to pop into town and see if there's any left here.

I will report back!

… none in the big Boots in Solihull. There's still a space for it on the shelf though, so maybe there's just a blip in supply?

You can order it from the website for delivery to store if all else fails.

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Posted : October 31, 2012 12:05 pm
(@PippaCarney)
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ahhhhh glad its still on the website, I shall have to order then! All my boots have moved the space too now :(, was the best conditioner I'd found!

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Posted : October 31, 2012 3:50 pm
(@xmoonfairyx)
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Tresemme deep reconstructing treatment 500ml on offer in Superdrug for Β£2.45 less than half price ,plus its free postage till 4th Dec  πŸ˜‰ 

http://www.superdrug.com/haircare/tresemme-restructuring-deep-conditioning-treatment-masque/invt/427403/

I picked up a tub of Pantene deep conditioning treatment in Poundland yesterday too  πŸ˜€

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Posted : November 4, 2012 12:54 am
(@PippaCarney)
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Ohhhh brilliant! Thanks!!!! Going to order some now!!! Is it cone free?

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Posted : November 4, 2012 6:38 pm
(@pippachainsaw)
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Most pantene stuff contains cones if i remember correctly

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Posted : November 4, 2012 9:55 pm
(@xmoonfairyx)
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Ohhhh brilliant! Thanks!!!! Going to order some now!!! Is it cone free?

Nope sorry its not cone free πŸ™

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Posted : November 5, 2012 7:20 am
(@PippaCarney)
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Aaw, I didn't think so but was hoping it could be! Oh well, I'll give it a go πŸ™‚

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Posted : November 5, 2012 8:54 am
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