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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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Alli Smith says
My hair is thick and I get highlights/lowlights every seven weeks. Since I have dry hair, I have to use products that moisturize. My daughter has fine hair and I’ll ask her if she has tried some of the products you mentioned. I think your hair always looks amazing!
valmg @ Mom Knows It All says
I do have very fine hair and when it isn’t permed it gets oily quickly. I also use volumizing shampoo when it isn’t curly.
robin rue says
Good to know. I actually have the opposite issue (my hair is TOO thick), but I have always love Herbal Essences products :) Great picks.
I have always wanted to try that Wet Brush, but not sure if it would work well for my hair. I have very fine hair so anything that will give me more body the happier I am! I will try a lot of these products!
Amber Myers says
Thank you for this. I don’t have fine hair, but my daughter does. I’ll have to pick up some of these products for her.
Tomi C says
I’ve got fine hair + it’s super curly. Fortunately for me, my hair stylist lives next door. Talk about a perk! He’s been styling my locks for nearly 5 years now. If he moves, I’ll prob just curl up and dye. *smile*
Wonderful products for those who have very fine hair and like to increase the volume. Mine is very thick and heavy and I won’t complain one ounce.
Jenn @ EngineerMommy says
These sound like great hair products for those with fine hair. During this time of year, my hair can be limp and fine too.
I have a ton of really thick, curly hair. But I’ve learned that curly hair is usually dry hair and needs extra care.
Liz Mays says
These sound like some good choices! I think it might be interesting to try out the texturizing spray. I’m not used to using products like that!
Our Family World says
I have thick wavy hair. However, the ends tend to dry out which is why I have to have it trimmed regularly. My sister is quite the opposite. She’s got thin, limp, stick straight hair and she’d love to try anything to make it look more voluminous without the harsh chemical treatments. I will recommend these products to her.
I don’t have fine hair but I do love the Herbal Essence shampoos. They work well and are so affordable. My must have hair product is dry shampoo. My hair is really long and thick and such a pain on wash days. I discovered dry shampoo when camping and it’s been a huge time saver.
I have been using the same couple of hair products for so many years, that I’ve been nervous to try others. I really need to change that.
Sandy N Vyjay says
The hair needs a lot of care and nourishment. It is always good to minimize the use of products containing chemicals and rely more on herbal based products in the long run.
Kita Bryant says
I don’t have colored hair, however, my hair has always been crazy too. I like the less is more approach because that has seemed to work more for me as well.
Chubskulit Rose says
I would love to try the Oribe dry thick finishing spray, that would definitely help my hair. I get dandruff when I use herbal essences hair products so I stay away from it.
I haven’t tried of any of these products, but I have struggled with finding things to use with my fine hair. I think one of my kids has that wet brush since they are on swim team, and they said it works well.
Jilly Spellman says
Your hair looks great so you must be doing something right! I love the way herbal essences smells.
My hair sounds pretty similar to yours. A lot of it, but it’s thin. My hair is pretty curly, so I have to moisturize it . The volumizing products you mentioned sounds like a great thing to add to my routine.
Really appreciate the way you put together this useful article.. I have fine hair and I can relate to this..I will try these products for sure..