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Hi. I have think and weak hair. I want to have a shampoo that's not harsh on my scalp. I'm using garne fructis right now.I was thinking something with argon oil or keratin, or coconut oil. maybe something I have to buy in a hair cut studio. I got my hair cut a week ago and she said I should use a conditioner. I don't use it but I use those leave in conditioners sometimes but I don't know how those help.

Hi Shari,

If your hair is weak, you can't skip the conditioner and you need one that is mostly protein. Redken Extreme is a good example. Joico Kpak reconstructor is another good one. Leave in conditioners work of you're using the right one for your hair type. Right now though you need something for the breakage and weakness. Redken Antisnap or AG Hair Cosmetics Fast Food both work amazingly well but pretty much, every product line carries some sort of anti breakage serum or spray so if you have a favorite product line, they probably have something you'd like.  

As far as shampoos and conditioners go, I can't really recommend a specific product line without knowing more about your hair, but in general it still needs to be something designed for distressed or damaged hair. Protein is sticky and will go in and fill in the potholes breakage creates making your hair stronger and more pliable.  


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I can answer questions on all types of hairstyling, cutting, designing, coloring, corrective color, perming techniques,product knowledge, and in general, anything that has anything to do with hair. PLEASE NOTE: I am a professional designer and trainer. I do hair and teach advanced classes to licensed designers. I do not, under any circumstances, recommend doing chemical services including but not limited to relaxers, perms, color, highlights, or any other chemical service at home. I will not tell you how to use professional products nor will I tell you how to do your color at home. What I CAN do is arm you with current and accurate information and help you to be able to better communicate with your stylist/designer. I can also help you with what you need to do at home to maintain, protect, and treat your hair.


I have been a designer and educator for 31 years. I have been a salon consultant for Redken, affiliate trainer for ABBA Pure and Natural, Director of Education for my own salon and am currently a member of the design team and advanced trainer for my company. I specialize in corrective color, perming and style support, and image updates (make overs)

I have been actively licensed for 31 years. I actively participate in and teach cutting, perming, coloring, and business building classes. I am a REDKEN Certified Haircolorist, and REDKEN Specialist. I also have extensive training in Structure in Motion Cutting Techniques and Tigi Cutting.

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