Post # 1
When I was a kid, every single hair stylist that my mom took me to would rant and rave about how thick my hair was and how much of it there was. I never really thought much about it until I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism and all of my hair fell out (as in I’ve probably lost over half of what I had before). I ended up getting a short, Ginnifer Goodwin-inspired pixie cut because I thought it would make it less obvious, and to be honest it’s a great look on me. My FI loves the look on me and has actually suggested that I go back to the pixie cut for the wedding day, but I’ve decided to grow my hair out and see what types of styles we could do for the wedding, and then if I don’t like any of them, go back to the trusted pixie cut.
That being said, since I’ve been growing out my hair it’s become frustratingly obvious that it’s got absolutely no volume anymore. I’ve been using a volumizing shampoo and I notice when I use something else how little volume I really have in my hair. So, I was wondering if any bees had any product suggestions to help my hair look a little more beautiful? 🙂
Post # 3
@MrsRevolutionize: Oh dear, I can relate! I had very thick hair as a child but then I got mononucleosis at 22 and it hasn’t been the same since. Have you thought about using volumizing hair mousse? I apply it on wet hair before styling to give it more volume. Also, hair curling rollers do wonders for volume. I have super straight hair and it looks a thousand times fuller when I curl it a little, it’s just flat and unimpressive otherwise.
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I love Big Sexy Hair’s Powder Play. It’s a bit tricky to use–it doesn’t take much, and it can get a bit sticky if you overdo it and you have to shampoo/condition well to get it all out, but you’ll get the hang of it after you’ve used it once or twice. Just sprinkle a bit on the crown of your head and tousle it through your roots–it gives a ton of lift and you’ll look like you have 50% more hair.
Post # 6
@MsMeow: Someone who knows my pain! I’ve tried volumizing mousse before, but I worry that I have to blow dry my hair to really get the right effect (and to be honest, I spend next to no time on my hair). I do have a set of foam curling rollers, but I tend to only bring those out for a big occasion. Is there a particular brand of mousse you’d suggest? 🙂
@Artificial-Sweetener: I’ve heard some not-so-great reviews on the Bumble & Bumble volumizing shampoo and conditioner, but I’ll definitely check this one out!
@mrssrm: I use Big Sexy Hair’s hairspray, so this definitely sounds like a great option! Thanks so much for mentioning it!!
Post # 7
I use dry shampoo! Its not just for refreshing after being too lazy to shower lol
I have baby-fine hair that likes to plaster to my skull if I don’t volumize it. I actually use dry shampoo right after I shower and my hair is dry. I spritz it onto the roots and it gives it texture and volume.
I also use a volumizing root-booster serum from garnier fructise i believe. I spritz that on my roots when my hair is still wet, then I add volumizing mousse, and blow dry my hair upside down. Then I add the dry shampoo and I have really awesome volume all day (and a couple days after that thanks to the dry shampoo!).
So I have a lot of products/techniques that I use, but I don’t always use all of them unless I’ve got somewhere fancy/important to go.
Post # 8
@MrsRevolutionize: John Frieda volume building mousse is fantastic. Actually, all John Frieda products are – they’re on the pricier side of things but well worth it.
As for hair rollers – the foam ones do nothing for me, my hair goes straight back to being limp and horrible after half an hour. I use hot rollers. I blow dry my hair for a minute, apply mousse and then put on hot rollers. They finish the drying-off job for you and give your hair texture. Mine are Remington and they come in a heating box that you plug in so that your rollers heat up. That takes about 15-20 minutes, which is perfect because in the meantime, I take a shower, wash my hair and semi-dry them, then I’m ready to use the rollers. Mind you it’s not something I do every morning! I do my hair 2-3 times a week, in the evening so I’m not rushed.
If you decide to try it, I’m ready to help if you need any tips or advice 🙂
Post # 10
@MrsRevolutionize: which shampoo are you using? I use the Nexxus volumizing (Diametress) shampoo on pretty fine hair, and it seems to work very well! I find that not using too much conditioner also helps not weigh the hair down so much. as PP said, dry shampoo also helps.
Post # 11
Blow dry your hair upside down or by pushing sections to the opposite side and hitting the roots. I dry my hair in section, so I went I get to the crown area, I flip one side over and dry it at the roots, then section it off and to the next root area. You can also tease your hair and/or use a good product like Redken Rootful or Guts at the crown.
Post # 12
I use the green spray bottle from Redken and it works pretty good. Doesnt weigh my hair down like other products I have tried.
Post # 13
@mrssrm: +1, only I use the Osis brand. It’s the exact same thing. I love it!
I was finding that putting a product in my hair just weighed it down. I love the powder!
Post # 14
I use Big Sexy Root Boost, then blow dry damp hair with a big round brush.
I flip my head over and spray my roots with Soya Want Flat Hair Hairpspray (also by the Big Sexy People)
Then I hit my ends with a huge curling iron and roll iton 2 inch velcro rollers. I have enormous Texas hair.
Post # 15
@mrssrm: every volumizing powder I’ve used has been amazing! I’ve used the BSH, one by Bedhead, and recently picked one up from the drugstore that works just as well. I only discovered them last year, and have noticed that very few people know what they are or how to use them.
Post # 16
I have the exact same issue with the thyroid-related hair thinning, so I can sympathize! I just bought Living Proof Thickening Mousse at Sephora and I have to say…it’s expensive, ($26 for the full-size can) but it absolutely works. I wash my hair every other day and I could probably get away with NOT washing my hair today if I had to because I still have volume -3 days later!