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  • Updated Sep 16

    The Official KTT2 Hair Care Thread

    Welcome! Feel free to ask me any questions or drop some of your own knowledge in here. I'm going to be recommending y'all some fantastic products and brands, some known and others that are hidden gems.


    SHAMPOO:

    One of - if not the most important step, you need something that's gonna get rid all the dirt and gunk but not ENTIRELY strip away your hair's natural oil. Stay away from anything that contains parabens or sulfate. It's an absolute red flag that will dry out your scalp and create weak, thin hair. When purchasing one, you want ingredients that mainly contain healthy extracts.


    KEVIN MURPHY: PLUMPING WASH:

    https://kevinmurphy.com.au/product/plumping-wash/

    High-end Australian brand created by professional stylist Kevin Murphy.

    Created to nourish every strand from root to tip, fine and ageing hair will transform into stronger, fuller-looking locks with renewed strength and vitality. Contains Aloe Vera Leaf Extract – Packed with essential vitamins and minerals, this natural conditioning agent helps to restore sheen, lustre and shine. Rice Amino Acid helps condition, strengthen and expand the diameter of the hair shaft. Also helps the hair appear thicker, and adds an overall more luxurious, silky sheen.


    PAI SHAU: REPLENISHING HAIR CLEANSER:

    https://www.pai-shau.com/products/replenishing-hair-cleanser-to-repair-damaged-hair

    Pai Shau is a hidden gem, quite unknown but their quality is supreme. Their entire line is made with natural tea extracts, none of their products contain any sort of oils.

    Formulated with advanced technology, Replenishing Hair Cleanser restores your hair back to its youthful appearance with a unique combination of amino acids and essential vitamins & minerals. The Signature Tea Complex deeply infuses hair with moisture, restoring its natural shine. The Replenishing Hair Cleanser is concentrated with the highest quality ingredients to create a luxurious lather.


    LIVING PROOF: Perfect hair Day Shampoo

    https://www.sephora.com/ca/en/product/perfect-hair-day-shampoo-P384533

    The expert stylists and biotech scientists at Living proof work to ensure that when it comes to their hair care products, beauty meets brilliant science. The company invents and patents new molecules that change how hair behaves, creating head-turning, bliss-creating, confidence-boosting results. One of Living proof's core beliefs is that a product should always keep its promises.

    Powered by the brand's patented Healthy Hair Molecule OFPMA, which in this formula does four things: smoothes hair, polishes and protects stands, creates visibly healthier hair over time and helps repel dirt and oil to keep hair cleaner, longer. Paraben-free; sulfate-free; phthalate-free and silicone-free.


    CONDITIONER:

    Conditioner is perhaps the most important step in hair care. Where the shampoo washes away all of the dirt, debris and gunk, the conditioners job is to replenish it with healthy and nourishing ingredients.


    KIEHL'S: AMINO ACID CONDITIONER:

    https://www.kiehls.ca/en/hair/category/conditioners/amino-acid-conditioner-772.html

    One of the oldest hair/skincare brands, Kiehl's has several collections dedicated for skin and hair issues. Their Amino Acid line is highly recommending for those in need of hair repair.

    Contains: Coconut Oil, derived from the Coconut Tree, known as the “tree of life.” Used in Ayurvedic medicine for over 4,000 years, Coconut Oil is rich in fatty acids and known to nourish, hydrate and soften. Jojoba Oil is extracted from the beanlike seeds of the desert shrub Simondsia Chinensis and has been traditionally used by both Mexicans and Native Americans for skincare purpose. It reduces transepidermal water loss without completely blocking the transportation of water vapour and gasses, providing suppleness and softness. It is nurturing for the skin and helps to restore skin's natural lipid barrier.


    PAI SHAU: REPLENISHING CREAM CONDITIONER

    https://www.pai-shau.com/products/replenishing-cream-conditioner-to-strengthen-hair

    Bring damaged, dry hair back to life with the Signature Tea Complex. It defies all odds by working as a deep conditioner to strengthen hair, while its velvety, light formula won’t add unnecessary weight to your delicate strands. Designed to rehydrate dry, lifeless hair while replenishing its natural sheen. The Replenishing Cream Conditioner contains a proprietary emollient blend of rice amino acids to strengthen the hair while hydrolyzed oat proteins calm the cuticle and restore luster. This velvety formula defies logic by infusing moisture without adding weight.


    OLAPLEX: NO.5 BOND MAINTENANCE CONDITIONER

    https://olaplex.com/products/no-5-bond-maintenance-conditioner

    A highly-moisturizing, reparative conditioner for all hair types. Leaves hair easier to manage, shinier and healthier with each use. Protects and repairs damaged hair, split ends, and frizz by re-linking broken bonds. It is color-safe and will strengthen and leave your hair stronger than ever.

  • Respect the effort you put in

  • Where Act+Acre at OP

  • interesting... been looking for some new hair stuff

  • bought that conditioner on your recommendation since i needed a new one hope it's not worthless!

  • My hair nice, I just use expensive shampoo and conditioner and don’t blow dry or straighten it, I never use product

  • Been using briogeo's shampoo and conditioner as well as using olaplex's no.6

    I will use a shampoo with sulfate once a month though to get all the nasty s*** that builds up though, but thats just me.

  • Tbh getting rid of products lthat have dimethicone in them and then using sulfate free shampoo + conditioner is the first step anyone should be taking if they want healthy hair

  • Dec 13
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    ya know ive tried that sulfate free s*** and natural organic shampoo / conditioner and some home remedies. that s*** does not work on my hair. ive even done nopoo and cowash (a full ass year). i have long curly wavy hair. i learned that just using head and shoulders 2-3x a week makes my hair look and feel great also suffer from dry scalp and those natural products just didnt fix s***

    that being said. a lot of s*** just doesnt work with my hair

  • so yea i think a bunch of it is mumbo jumbo after trying a lot of s***

  • CLB DaPark

    Respect the effort you put in

  • any tips for thin hair? I already use Kevin Murphy shampoo + conditioner

  • curly girl method we out here

  • more please

  • Chun

    curly girl method we out here

  • I've been off of shampoo for 6 months or so now only doing water washes with the occasional apple cider vinegar rinse. After I got over the initial phase it was great, but now I think it's causing me to break out around my temples, so I'm going to go back to shampoo and cond. soon. anyone have experience with no shampoo? I know it sounds gross but look it up

  • DevaCurl is the best for anyone whose hair is on the wavy-curly spectrum. Life-changing products

  • Testarific

    I've been off of shampoo for 6 months or so now only doing water washes with the occasional apple cider vinegar rinse. After I got over the initial phase it was great, but now I think it's causing me to break out around my temples, so I'm going to go back to shampoo and cond. soon. anyone have experience with no shampoo? I know it sounds gross but look it up

    been on it for about 4 months, at one point it was just a greasy look and co washing only helped slightly with that.

    i went back to curly girl method, finding a sweet spot with shampooing every 2-3 weeks or whenever i find it gets too greasy somewhere around that time. Besides that i co-wash like every other day

  • stingray

    DevaCurl is the best for anyone whose hair is on the wavy-curly spectrum. Life-changing products

    any products you'd recommend in particular? been wanting to try them out

  • The Cryptkeeper

    any tips for thin hair? I already use Kevin Murphy shampoo + conditioner

    look into applying straight oils, something like 100% coconut oil is really good for thin/weak hair. Just apply from roots to tips and leave on for as long as possible (minimum 1 hour) and take a shower with the mentioned products or something of that level.

    castor oil is also great for your issue.

    you can buy these oils at any asian supermarket as they get imported from India, super fresh, natural and helpful.

  • travis bickle

    Where Act+Acre at OP

    will be checking it out once my current ones run out

  • baella

    ya know ive tried that sulfate free s*** and natural organic shampoo / conditioner and some home remedies. that s*** does not work on my hair. ive even done nopoo and cowash (a full ass year). i have long curly wavy hair. i learned that just using head and shoulders 2-3x a week makes my hair look and feel great also suffer from dry scalp and those natural products just didnt fix s***

    that being said. a lot of s*** just doesnt work with my hair

    coconut oil is the best for dry scalp man, that s*** changed my life back in high school. kills dandruff and reinvigorates the scalp. I used to do coconut oil masks like twice a week, sometimes more.

    also stop using head and shoulders that s*** is straight-up the poison.

  • Campari

    coconut oil is the best for dry scalp man, that s*** changed my life back in high school. kills dandruff and reinvigorates the scalp. I used to do coconut oil masks like twice a week, sometimes more.

    also stop using head and shoulders that s*** is straight-up the poison.

    I went like almost two years without using “poison” products and the moment I switched back my hair got better so i think my head just needs those chemicals to truly thrive

    And yeah I’ve tried coconut oil, tea tree oil, almond oil...

    Maybe I’ll try coconut oil again. I just use this dry scalp shampoo that head n shoulders offers plus their conditioner version

  • baella

    I went like almost two years without using “poison” products and the moment I switched back my hair got better so i think my head just needs those chemicals to truly thrive

    And yeah I’ve tried coconut oil, tea tree oil, almond oil...

    Maybe I’ll try coconut oil again. I just use this dry scalp shampoo that head n shoulders offers plus their conditioner version

    Interesting

    kind of how some people can use that st.ives apricot scrub and others cant.

    i mentioned it above but castor oil is good too. a very heavy and thick oil that sinks into the roots and scalp.

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