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Like you Christine, I am not particularly loyal to any one brand when it comes to hair care and I have always had pretty good hair. Having said that, I would really love to get some ideas from the comment section as I have been noticing that my hair is beginning to thin on top. I understand that as we age we are more likely to have thinning hair and I am 62 but would love to find a shampoo that either combats any further hair loss or actually supports new hair growth. Anyone have any ideas?

I have very fine hair and have tried some of the Nioxin line that’s designed/positioned for fine and also I think thinning hair. I’ve had mixed results, but I do like their sprays.

I completely feel you on the thinning issue. The one brand I have found that I think really helps is Nioxin (System 4). Nioxin is available on Ulta, and is pretty much permanently on sale. It has seemed to arrest further thinning, and my super-fine hair looks more voluminous up there (with no additional product), so it may be helping more actively. I started using it after reading up on a lot of reviews, and knowing myself well enough to suspect that I wouldn’t be religious enough in using something like Rogaine.

That said, my HG hair care brand is Oribe. Or it was until recently, when I used my Sephora holiday bux to finally invest in the Christophe Robin sea salt scrub. As a person also coping with an oily scalp/dry ends, that might now be my HG.

So one of the three. Nioxin, Oribe or Christophe Robin. I wouldn’t sneeze at any of them on a desert island.

I must be living on a desert island as I have never heard of Oribe or Christophe Robin. I will look into their products. I am going to get the Nioxin when I go into Missoula early next week. Thank you for the suggestions.

Ooh Christophe Robin is def another contender. And Philip B – I love the peppermint and avocado shampoo, def would need that on a desert island. But his conditioners either suck or are priced at a levels only Russian billionaires can comfortably afford. Lol. Actually if I had to pay for all this myself, I’d go with Davines!

I’ve been using Unite for the past few years and I am happy with it. Other than that, I don’t know – don’t really know much about hair products (other than oils, but am not brand loyal for those).

Hair? I’m dying here.
This barely tamable mass of wavy, curly, dry as Sahara, past strap length, dyed, blown out stuff growing out of my scalp needs a veritable ARMY of products to make it look as shiny,happy as I manage to get it each Saturday! One brand, huh?
*Possibly* Matrix Biolage. I do use several of their products, and they have never let me down yet.

I’m not loyal either. Maybe Bumble and Bumble or Paul Mitchell bc both have products that tame my unruly thick coarse-ish wavy hair. An affordable brand I have consistently liked is Ogx

Oh man, these one brand questions are killing me. But I can say pretty definitively that Oribe would be my pick (sorry bank account). Just about everything I’ve used from Oribe has been a win. My only peeve is the packaging of the conditioners which just sucks. The caps are ginormous and are obviously there to make the tube look bigger than it really is. They also are flimsy and water gets into them easily and it’s a pain to get the last one quarter of product put.

Complaints aside, Oribe is HG for hair. He’s just branched into makeup and I can personally attest that the quality of the lipsticks and illuminating palettes is fantastic. I am in love with the Nude Lipstick right now. Packaging is so beautiful too.

If I could only choose one, it would probably be AG but my hair care routine includes (for treatment/conditioning and styling) Moroccan Oil, Phyto, Living Proof, Rusk and Bumble and Bumble as well as (for shampoo) Joico and Matrix. So, as with skin care, I’d be hard-pressed to choose just one company.

Joico – it’s what my stylist uses so I know which products will replicate (ish, lol) the results I want, and they have the best color-depositing shampoo/conditioner I’ve tried (I dye my hair a fun coppery red as a substitute for having to actually style it to look fun, basically ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) – plus, reasonable prices. I’ll admit though, that I haven’t really explored or wanted to take risks with high end hair care the way I experimented with beauty brands before concluding that urban decay and similar are great to hold in reserve for evenings out but day to day I’m a cream shadow and nude lipstick type because time is limited and my industry is conservative. I still love a dramatic, complex eye look but I had to stop trying to pretend that that was something that I had time for on a daily basis! I’m trying to live vicariously through your blog these days more so and remember that I won’t actually USE all those wild color eyeshadows, for instance (still torn on the viseart paris nude though…!). For the same reason when it comes to my hair i gave up trying to do the elaborate curls and braids, cut it short, and try to remember that bottom line I’m looking more for “5 minutes and out the door” than the luxury experience or glam look.

I used Pantene for many, many years and also some L’Oreal products, but now I am looking for cruelty free alternatives.

I’m not very loyal to a brand per say, more like products from different brands I’m loyal to. I haven’t tried multiple products from one line yet, besides a few drugstore lines.

I use mostly Aveda products but recently I used HIF Anti-frizz and couldn’t believe how much it kept the frizz away. BUT you have to wait 7 days after coloring your hair to use most HIF products so I’d have to stick to Aveda.

Living Proof! It has every category of hair product that I need and use regularly, except for a clarifying shampoo and cleansing conditioner. It has shampoos, conditioners, deep conditioners, leave-in conditioners, hair oil, and styling products that work for me. Most brands rely pretty heavily on silicones, which my skin likes but my hair doesn’t. A recent hair brand discovery for me is IGK — they’ve got some really cool styling products, and I like their Smoke & Mirrors Conditioning and Cleansing Oil.

Here goes my hair story!

My ride or die is Living Proof Frizz — shampoo, conditioner, satin serum. Thing is, I HATED Living Proof. I tried their original formulation, their Perfect Hair Day, and Restore. Each left my hair desiccated — just not good for me. Then I met an LP rep, she convinced me to give the one more try given my hair type and cut. I did begrudgingly, and now I am in love. Frizz keeps my hair smooth, shiny, and in very good condition. The rep claimed the longer I used it, the better the results would be. I rolled my eyes, but it’s proved true. Stickin’ with it.

Before this, I didn’t really like any hair care lines at all. I was always switching and searching.

No one brand offers all I need. For shampoo/conditioner, Redken and Pureology work best for me. Volumizer — Phyto. Tigi and Nioxx also have products I rely on.

Everything for my hair care is either Garnier or L’oreal. I haven’t tried many higher-end hair care products, though, so I can’t be sure if Garnier and L’Oreal are better comparing to those higher-priced ones.

This is tough. I have dandruff so I need a pyritherone zinc shampoo or conditioner. But if my needs were met in that category, then DevaCurl all the way.

I’m not loyal either, but I do like a lot of Living Proof’s products. I use one or two things and that’s about all I can afford!

Honestly no idea. I think I’ve never tried anything that’s really been great for my hair because I’m really cheap about hair products. I was given some aloe vera conditioner recently and even that felt super luxurious!

Kerastase for shampoo, heat protectant serums, mousse, conditioner, hairspray … aw heck! All of it!

Although I’m also a new convert to Cristophe Robin prickly pear conditioner. Expen$ive, but SO worth it. Got a sample from Sephora and then HAD to buy the big jar with the 20% F&F off sale. A little goes a long way so this jar should last me a few years!

I have only recently started using their products, but the Shiseido Tsubaki line makes my hair look and feel so soft and shiny! It looks more noticeable when straightened but immediately after rinsing it feels sleek. I have the shampoo and conditioner currently but I’d definitely try the other products too!

I just started using Oribe, I’m in love. I used to use Drybar, Aveda, unfortunately not very brand loyal, and then I received some deluxe samples of Oribe, and that was a completely different story. My hair feels so lustrous and beautiful now, instead of coarse and dry.

I love the oleo curl products but they do not produce them anymore. There are new products that I have not tried yet but I have heard from many people that the new products are not an alternative to the old oleo curl line and not so good.

My favorites are Nioxin, Unite, CIBU, & macadamia. I do like some Orbie styling products and also swartzkpoff & Kenra & Sebastian.

Some products I will never deviate from are the:

Nioxin shampoo, mousse, and foaming treatment.

Unite 7seconds leave in cond/detangler.

CIBU everything esp their dry shampoo & color safe shampoo & conditioner. Their styling products are ah-maz-ing!

The Macadamia deep repair masque

Swartzkpoff got2b guardian angel & smoothe operator

Orbie dry texturizing spray, but you can’t go wrong with almost any product in their line.

Kenra silkening mist & thickening glaze.

Sebastian made a hairspray that smelled like watermelon and I’ve not used it in years & im having trouble finding it so it may be discontinued.

Ftr: I have very fine, thinning hair that’s colortreated.

Kevin Murphy! After that, Bumble & Bumble Curl Conscious or R&Co Atlantis shampoo & conditioner for a switch-up. My hair is fine and wavy/curly, and Kevin Murphy’s Hydrate Me is great because curly hair is often dry. His Hair Resort Spray is my HG, whether my hair is allowed to air dry, or dried a bit with a diffuser. I’ve recently noticed a bit of thinning too, and hope to get a few suggestions here.

I use the sulfate free one’s from the health food store, right now the Sprout’s brand one called weightless shampoo and conditioner. I really like. I hair has thinned so much as I’ve gotten older so I’m trying to baby it with not using chemicals. It’s gotten better and I stopped all styling products too and let it air dry.

Matrix: use the high volume and the blond formulas. Don’t much like their zinc, bec my scalp stuff responds better to tar than zinc. (Funny, bec I’m irremediably zinc deficient. That’s the main reason I don’t smell… you’d think it would be highly beneficial) Pureology: love the platinum formula, even though my hair has minimal gray ‘stripes.’ People think it’s pro, but it’s just aging on drabbed blond hair. Conditioner doesn’t wash out well, and styling products draw dirt to their oils. Use them only occasionally. Also liked the Philip b shea formula. My hair is very porous. Once I had to have a wierd treatment series to get product out…the residue that came out was like gritty ash, and my hair wound up far lighter and brighter. I really can’t see the time investment in hair that I do for skin. Low maintenance for hair, please.

Oh! I’d love to learn from all your suggestions here. Hair? Hair? I have tons of that soft wavy. I ran 10 full of those crazy marathons between 2003 and my last one at beautiful Big Sur! I used to wash it pretty much every other day you sweat lots while running and hugfing my hair was on the dry side. Now, I still work oye have taken a brake (but keep hearing those cray voices to run yet another- they are addicting and tons of fun after all the hard work and make tons of fun friends). I love Aveeda, Is hairstylist friend recommended Paul Mitchell after this bad case of highlights I recently got ended up cutting it short very short but I have a thin face and it suits best actually and very active. I like Garnier also, L’Orรฉal I tried their sulfate free and end it up in the boys bathroom didn’t help any. One last thing the Tea Tree oil shampoo from Costco omg! I don’t know whether it conditions my hair or not but is intanstly so relaxing after a hard workout outside or gardening! I love the stuff smells wonderful.
Must check Oribe sounds good!

I have blonde hair (colour treated) which is naturally dry and wavy. I do the colouring myself and I blow dry my hair using a ceramic brush. I rarely use the hair straightener (twice a year).
Favorite shampoo & conditioner: Giovanni Deep Moisture Shampoo + Conditioner (no parabens, lauryl or laureth sulfate, dyes or PEGs). 100% Vegetarian ingredients, no animal testing, USDA Certified Organic. Iโ€™ve been using this combo since March 2016 and as long as I find this brand here in Canada, I will not change it.
Favorite detangling product: Revlon Professional Equave Keratin Enriched.
Favorite oil to apply on the ends: Bain de Terre – Argan Oil & Passion Flower Color Therapy Styling Oil (alcohol & paraben free).
Favorite root lifter product (I apply it on my roots, on wet hair): Matrix Wonder Boost (spray).
Favorite dry shampoo: Klorane Dry shampoo with oat milk (works better on me than the Living Proof one).

justnatural shampoo and conditioner and styling products. They are only available online, justnautural.com, but since I started using it 4 years ago, my hair has been hair I never thought I had!

I bounce between brands a lot but if I only had to choose one I suppose I would go with Aveda, I like their brand mission and they have an extensive range and it all smells heavenly!

I’d have to choose Living Proof. I especially like the No Frizz line, and the Full volumizing line, except that one works best if you blow dry, and I usually let my hair air dry. Also they keep coming out with new products that I’d like to try, and they seem to be more focused on new technology, which I like.

Lush Cosmetics, but only because I love their solid shampoo bars! Besides that, I don’t really have a preference when it comes to hair products.

ApHogee because my hair is bleached and fried, and they specialize in anti-breakage, strength/protein products. I would also use coconut oil all the time with it.

You don’t have to buy a whole line of products. You can use any one. Not all the line’s products have for one type of hair. Some products you may use, other products are for a different hair type.

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