I've long straight hair and if I do not wash it every day it looks so ugly. I hate it.
I put sometimes coconut oil on my hair-ends. I have the feeling that my hair looks shiny after that.
I've tried 100 of different shampoos, but none of them was good enough.
Coconut oil is good for the scalp also. My hairdresser told me that when ends start to get dry,every so often wash your hair as usual with shampoo and then just put a conditioner on the ends without washing out and keep your hair tied up in a bun for the day before washing it out. Works a treat for me.
Also I'm a big believer it getting my hair trimmed regualrly. My hair is about 5 inches longer than my shoulders now and by getting the ends trimmed I've no split ends and it seldom gets dry any more.
I'm finding though that my hair isn't staying clean and soft for as long as it used to when it was shorter. Before I could wash my hair every 2-3 days and it would be in great shape,really shiny,but now I'm finding I'm having to wash it daily in order for it to look/feel nice. It still doesn't get dry,but it just isn't as I feel it should be.
Does anyone find that shampoos designed specifically for long hair have any difference? I use Aussie shampoo and they have one for long hair,but I don't know if there will be any difference between that and my normal Aussie shampoo.
I have really long, straight hair and I also swear by oil treatments. I prefer olive oil since it's low on the comedogenic scale, but I hear sweet almond oil is also amazing.
I will do a full soak every now and again any my hair looks and feels like it should be in a commercial after 2-3 shampoos and conditioner.
HOWEVER the greatest impact I've seen from using oil in my hair is from mixing it in my shampoo and conditioner. I pour all of the product out of the bottle into a bowl and mix in 2 or 3 teapoons of olive oil into both shampoo and conditioner. My hair has been soooo much softer and sleeker. it's a small dose of oil that goes a really long way.
I've been doing this for about a month with no problems and awesome results. I'm thinking of getting one of those $1 clairifying shampoos and using that once a month or something if my hair starts to feel greasy or sticky (which it has not so far!).