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What can I do for my hair which is so unruly and incredibly dry now with this hypothyroidism??

By Anonymous January 7, 2009 - 10:30pm
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I also have dry, unruly hair. When it's humid outside my hair threatens to turn into a frizzball. And while I have a lot of it, it's thin hair, so it can look like a mess pretty darn quickly.

One thing I do is this -- Instead of using shampoo and then conditioner every time I wash it, I often (like, every other time at least) just skip the shampoo part and go straight to the conditioner. With a good rinse my hair still gets squeaky clean but I haven't put soap in it. It seems to help it some.

The Frizz-Ease products are good. They'll help restore some of that shine you probably feel you've lost in the dryness, too.

My one favorite, cannot-live-without product is Phyto's Phytodefrisant. It is a clear gel that comes in a tube. You use a tiny amount of it -- the tube will last you half a year at least, depending on how long your hair is. Here's a link to it on drugstore.com, though I'm sure you can find it other places as well:


Let us know how it goes. I know how annoying it is to walk out of the house looking OK and an hour later feel like you're a total mess!

January 9, 2009 - 1:13pm

What type of hair do you have (curly, straight, long, short, etc), and what products do you currently use? Do you blow dry your hair?

Are you looking for a product for your hair, or something that you can use to help your hair from the inside-out (like a vitamin, for instance)?

If you want something specifically for you hair, the biggest question: How much time/money do you want to spend every day "taming" your hair?

You may want to ask a reputable salon for a consult about your specific hair: type of shampoo/conditioner to use, and styling techniques. (reputable= they're not trying to sell their own brand or most expensive brand).

Most beauty sites I visited said: "Conditioner is a dry-haired person's best friend. In addition to regular conditioner, dry hair will benefit from conditioning oils, deep conditioning treatments, leave-in conditioners, and hair masks. Many of these products require multiple applications before showing results, particularly on very damaged hair, so be patient and consistent."

The links below provide brand-name suggestions (some expensive; others not), along with styling tips:
- Dry Hair Products and About.com
- Tame Unruly Hair at eHow.com
- Unruly Hair at WikiHow.com

Personally, I have dry, naturally curly hair and use Pantene's curl creme, as well as a "dry formula" conditioner (I think it's Dove brand).

One of the sites above mentioned creating your own blend of conditioner, which includes mayonnaise and other products. I'm not sure if you are interested in your products being free from animal-testing, all organic or allergen-free?? If so, I believe Aveda has some good products...I'll try to find the website that lists the environmentally-friendly products if you're interested.

Let us know what you try!!

January 8, 2009 - 1:17pm
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