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      Hi everyone,
      I have waist length straight hair, and this time of year I am always trying to tame the fly aways.  Regular shampoos and conditioners seem to do nothing for it.  Any tried and true suggestions out there.

      Thanks a bunch,



        I have found that, after wash and conditioning, shaving a few pieces of a white wax candle into water, bringing to a boil in a saucepan and then putting a comb in and combing through hair helps to keep long, much-bleached hair manageable during serious dry hair times.



          I wondered if you have tried using a bit of hand lotion rubbed through your hair? I had a friend who used to do this.  Also Walmart carries a petroleum jelly (Equate brand vaseline) that has aloe in it.  It is by the hand lotions/face moisturizers.  It smells nice so you may want to try that on the ends.  Hope this helps!  :)


            Hi!  I also have very long hair, and live in a very dry area.  I have a spray bottle with water and some conditioner in it.  I spray my hair with this whenever I brush it, and it helps immensely.  It is basically like making your own “No More Tangles” or stay-in conditioner.  Also keeps my hair smelling good! :)


              Thanks for the great suggestions!  Will give them a try.

              Ohiolor  :)


                I wear my hair short but it is baby fine and tends to be dry in the winter.  Sometimes the static is so severe that it looks like I have a tall crew-cut.  :D
                I use pure clear Aloe gell.  It can usually be found in the skin care products.  I put it on while my hair is still wet and comb it through.  Be sure not to use too much if you try this.  It only takes a little and too much will make your hair stiff.


                  I use a bit of hand cream on my hair whie it is still damp.  I comb it through then let my hair air dry.  I wouldn’t use petroleum jelly as it would seem very dificult to remove it.  I know of one lady who puts olive oil on her ends at night then covers them with a small plastic bag.  I think she does it weekly.  I have combed oilve oil into my hair then covered it with a shower cap (or a plastic bag).  Next I warm a damp towel and cover my head then I put another one on top to retain the heat.  I let it sit for up to 2 hours then I wash my hair and condition it.  I do this about every 1-2 weeks for at least 20-30 minutes.  It will take a few washes to remove the olive oil.  I do this for deep conditioning.  The hand cream works all year long on my fly away hair.  I have medium length curly hair.


                    More great ideas…thank you!!!

                    KathyDebby, I have a question for you.  How much conditioner do you put in a cup of water for your spray bottle?

                    I used the hand lotion idea at work today and it did help!

                    I think we’re all going to benefit from the great ideas on this board.



                      Hmmmm….probably about 2 tablespoons per cup maybe?  Season to taste maybe? LOL!  I don’t make it very thick because I don’t want it to leave my hair feeling/looking oily.  But I’ll bet it is about 2 TB per cup.  Hope that helps!


                        I have found that after you are finished styling your hair as normal, (make sure you used conditioner when you shampooed)  put a little, of any hand cream on your hands as normal, but do not rub all the way in, then wipe your hands down your hair to smooth it.  Keep doing this until all your flyaways are gone.
                        I have also had someone tell me they spray static guard on their hands and put on their hair the same way as above.


                          ::)I have a daughter who has waist length hair and on days its kinda “fly away ” due to static….not because its thin… oh so THICK we just rub a fabric softener sheet on it …….and TA-DA calms down the fly aways……..and added benifit smells so good ! We usually keep the sheet in her hair stuffs drawer…..continuing to use it until it quits working….. ;)


                            I have heard about using dryer softner sheets but forgot to try it.  I will use it tomorrow if my hair starts to fly. Thanks.


                              Washing DRY hair:
                              I have very dry hair and have a formula that has worked great for me for many years. Every other time I “Wash” my hair I don’t use shampoo. I “wash” my hair with conditioner. I comb the conditioner through my hair with a wide tooth comb. Combing it through thoroughly is key! Leaving it in while you shower or bath and then doing it again if it’s really dirty. You wouldn’t think so, but this not only gets rid of grease, but hairspray build up etc. Try it, Give your hair a break, your hair will thank you!
                              Also: for fly Away hair a great tip:
                              Use a Dryer fabric softener sheet. Just rub it lightly down your locks, when hair is dry, before of after styling. You can also add 1 teaspoon of liquid fabric softener to your favorite hair conditioner. This will stop fly always, because these products are made to stop static cling.

                              *** 2 GREAT products, I can’t live without. Use either frizz-eze or Cirti-Shine serum, they have a silicone/dimethlicone type product. I couldn’t live without these products on my hair. First I wash & towel dry it, then spray on Infusum 23 leave in hair treatment, Comb through, then apply about a dime size bit of the frizz-eze to your palms and rub hands together, then rub through hair ends. Comb through again, & let dry or blow dry. My hair is very naturally curly and my 27 year old daughter’s hair is bone straight. These products work great for both of us!


                                To those of you using hand creams and fabric softener sheets to tame your hair, remember that you CAN absorb toxins through your hair follicles, so try to use either 70%organic or Certified USDA Organic creams, and I actually have seen ‘natural’ brands of fabric softener sheets.  
                                Of course organic is more expensive — on the other hand Dove came out with a really great spray; it’s called “Sheer Moisture” or something like that and it always smoothes out my hair (I have mid-length hair)- plus it has the cozy signature Dove scent!
                                If you can afford Aveda, some of their pomades and balms can go a long way if you just put a tiny bit on your finger and rub in a lot of water to make a very lightweight product.
                                Be frugal, but don’t support the use of toxins in cosmetics!

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