“Picking Your Brain” Responses (Part VI)

I’ve almost finished my tub of Matrix Biolage Ultra Hydrating Balm (Based on your review, I chose Ultra because my hair is medium-coarse textured). Which deep conditioner did you find more moisturizing: the Matrix Biolage Hydrating Balm or the Redken All Soft Heavy Cream? Thanks, Love your blog!!

I deep conditioned with Redken All Soft Heavy Cream last week in order to get a refresher on how my hair feels about it and I’d have to say I prefer the Matrix conditioner because it keeps my hair feeling moisturized longer than the Redken.


I love your blog.  I have a question about moisturizing and sealing.  Do you do this?  I’ve tried it and I always feel like my hair is to greasy after a couple of days.  What do you suggest I do?

I do moisturize and seal. Here’s the link to a video on how I go about it [LINK]
You could try switching to a lighter moisturizer, using a lighter oil than what you’re currently using, or try M&S every other day, or every 2 days to decrease the amount of product and oil is placed on your hair.


Do you recommend having your hair all at one length? What length could you achieve a nice bun?

Having your hair blunt or layered I’d say is a matter of preference. I think healthy hair that is layered hair and hair that is all one length are both lovely.

I could bun at shoulder length, using a donut insert to give my bun more “umph,” and at arm-pit length I was able to get a nice bun with just my own hair.


Do you have any good moisturizers for the winter? ones with no humectant?

I’ve been predominately moisturizing with Herbal Essences Long Term Relationship leave-in and Qhemet Biologics Burdock Root Butter Cream (glycerin isn’t high up on the ingredient list on this one). I’m still on the hunt for 1 or 2 more “winter friendly” moisturizers.


AHHHHH im beginning my journey and i have about neck-length hair with layers. I am trying to grow them out . However its hard for me to find protective styles since i can barely get all my hair into a ponytail. any recommendations?

Hmmm, the first time that came to mind was french roll because of the ease of pinning the ends into the roll. I tried poking around youtube for a few tutorials on short hair, and found one. She begins to roll her around into the updo around 2:10: http://youtu.be/-suOOBte5jc

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