tips and tricks for straight, thin, fine hair

posted 2 years ago in Beauty
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee

blankenshiptobe:  I know it seems pretty simple but blow dry and brush upside down. Not just until the roots are dry but until your whole head is dry – upside down the whole time.

It’ll give it lift! Try it. I used to blow dry upside down part of the time but doing it the whole time really makes a difference

Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

blankenshiptobe:  I have the same problem. I keep my hair cut in layers, which makes it appear thicker. I also use Aveda Phomollient. It’s like a mousse. I’ve used Aveda Pure Abundance powder on my roots to give my hair a bit of lift. Hot rollers also give me volume. My mother was a hair stylist and use to keep perms in my hair in the 80’s to give me volume, lol. I am a cosmetologist myself now. I mostly use products, hot rollers and hairspray for volume. I have used clip-in extensions for added volume, as well. Sally’s Beauty Supply has Remy human hair extensions. I recommend those because you can use heat on them.

Post # 5
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Helper bee

When you want volume shampoo only – don’t condition. 

 

Blow dry upsidedown. I do this by laying on my bed face down with my hair hanging over the edge and blow drying the back of my head. It sounds and looks ridiculous but it works. 

 

Section off hair at your crown, tease it, and spray some Oscar Biandi dry shampoo and a little bit of hairspray. 

 

And I loveeeeee my wand. I got it at target for maybe $20. It takes some practice but I find it’s the easiest and quickest way to get big waves and also right curls on my fine hair. I usually curl my whole head into tight tendrils, give it a once over with hairspray, then brush it out and finger twirl before I leave the house. 

Post # 6
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Helper bee

I don’t really like mousses personally. I find anything other than hairspray just makes my hair heavy and weighs it down. When I want to treat my hair instead of a leave in conditioner I’ll soak it in coconut oil for a few hours then rinse and lightly wash out. It’s greasy at first but super soft after the second shampoo. 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee

blankenshiptobe:  I spray with Phytovolume spray and blow dry upside down. I also used extentions for my wedding and loved them! I now use them whenever I have the need to be dressy.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Rusk Blofoam does wonders to my hair for volume when I put in a little before blow drying. Also, I use a 1″ straightener to curl because it can get hot enough to hold a curl.  I also use rusk thermal spray, it gives your hair really great texture.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

playdohpants:  +1. This definitely makes my hair super voluminous.

My mom has really thin and limp hair and has been using Wen products for a while and I totally see a difference. You can also curl your hair with a wand, and then brush out and shake it out upside down to give more volume.

Post # 10
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Helper bee

Batiste dry shampoo! Ah, I hope you are able to buy it, the volumising one is fabulous (I even use it in my freshly washed hair). It just ‘toughens up’ the roots and makes everything feel a bit bulkier. Smells fab too 🙂

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee

Second WasMissNowMrs I don’t condition my hair regularly, and I use a tinted dry shampoo (my hair is dark brown so regular dry shampoo makes it ashy). It helps it look thicker, and adds some tooth so hairstyles stay put better.

I would be wary of teasing except for occasionally because that’s really rough on hair and can cause breakage.

Post # 12
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Busy bee

LAX03:  What do you use to lightly wash out the coconut oil and how do you know when you’re done washing out? I tried this once and think I have washed it out too much…my hair felt no different.

Post # 13
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Helper bee

goodasitgets:  don’t let the oil soak into your roots too much. Then use lot of water and a decent clarifying shampoo. I stand in the shower essentially massaging my hair with the shower head for probably 20 minutes. It will be slightly greasy but for the next couple of days should be oh so soft with just light shampooing. 

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee

a_day_at_the_fair:  I also have fine hair, but it’s dry and gets tangled so I feel like I have to condition it. How do you make sure your hair is moisturized if you don’t condition regularly? Does yours not tangle?

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee

LAX03:  This is something I’m going to have to try!

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