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Let’s talk about hair! I have such a complicated history with my hair (see here for proof)…you see, growing up I never knew what to do with my hair and I have used so many different products over the years that just didn’t work for me so now that I feel like I have this lion’s mane figured out I wanted to share with you my must have products for fine hair that have really helped me!
Growing up I always had so much hair. It was always super frizzy and sort of wavy/curly and just kind of stuck out all over the place so I always figured it was just dry and damaged. I have tried so many products that didn’t work…mousse, gel, serums, oils, etc. In high school I used to wash it every single day and then roll it with these HUGE hair curlers to straighten it out and give it some volume but I just wound up with even bigger hair. I was a hot mess, hair wise!
Over the years I have taken a “less is more” approach to hair care and that has helped me out a lot! I think it was always so weighed down with product that it never got the chance to “breathe” so definitely cutting back on the amount of product I put on my hair helped a lot.
With the help of my hair stylist I also figured out that my hair was super fine, I just have a lot of it so while it looks really thick and full but it’s really not!
Finding out that I have fine hair was a big help in figuring out what types of products I needed to take care of it. I color my hair every couple of months so I also took that into consideration when finding products to use. Typically I wash my hair about 3x a week. I don’t have a set schedule or anything but cutting back on the amount of times I was my hair has been a tremendous help, it’ actually not nearly as oily as it was before and it’s much more manageable!
So on the days I do wash my hair I wash I with a volumizing shampoo and a conditioner specifically for color treated hair. I have tried my fair share of expensive salon quality shampoos and conditioners but I keep going back to good old Herbal Essences. Nothing makes my hair feel better, smell better and look better. Why spend more money than you need to, right?
When I get out of the shower I wrap it up in a Turbie Twist and let it stay there until I’m ready to dry it. I find that the Turbie Twist helps to absorb a lot of the water and doesn’t damage my hair like a towel would. I have been using them for a few years now and don’t see myself going back to a regular town anytime soon!
When I am ready to blow dry I spray it down with this blowout spray. I spray the roots really good and then the rest of my hair. I use a blowout spray because it cuts down on drying time plus this one has a heat protectant in it. I brush it out with this WetBrush and then I blow dry it. This is my favorite dryer and I use a paddle brush to get it as straight as possible. I also flip my head over and blow it dry upside down to get as much volume as I can!
When it’s dry I will section it off and either straighten it with my flat iron or curl it with my go-to curling iron. If I straighten it I can make it last 2-3 days and if I curl it I can go 4+ days! You can guess what I usually do…LOL!! I love this teasing comb to brush my hair out with when I’m straightening it or curling it. I don’t actually tease my hair but I love using it as a brush. What ever works!
After I am done styling it I finish it with a texturizing spray. If there is one thing super fine hair doesn’t do that is stay where you want it to, it tends to lay flat against my head so if I want any volume or for it to stay put I have spray a little texturizing spray on the roots. This one used to be my go-to and is still a fave but recently I have been switching out between this one by Oribe and this new one by Color Wow. I love them both but I find that the Oribe has more of a flexible hold and the Color Wow has more of a firm hold. So when I straighten it I use the Oribe and if I curl it I use the Color Wow.
No matter which one I use I always make sure to spray it up into my hair and onto the roots and never down at the roots because spraying it up will give it more lift and volume.
So there you have it folks, my must have hair products for fine hair! Not too many because as I said earlier, less is more! IF you have any questions about anything please email me or leave me a comment!!
Do you have fine hair??
What is your must have hair product??
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