Vain post. Thin, drab hair woes

posted 2 years ago in Beauty
Post # 2
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

Aveda flax seed aloe gel and volumizing style prep products are good volumizers, also try dry shampoo on the roots every other day. Are you taking a prenatal vitamin? That really helps many women with their hair. 

Post # 3
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Bumble bee

I am familiar with your pain! I am so jealous of my friends that have thick, bouncy hair, but I just have to accept that genetics gave me the hair I have so I have to roll with it.

What has seriously helped me the most is watching what my hairdresser puts in my hair, asking her about it, and then buying all of it. I probably dropped $200+ dollars in one salon trip, but my hair feels so much better now that I use the high-end stuff. I also pay attention to the texture and health of my hair; if it’s oily, I wash it, and if it’s dry, I condition it. I also try to dry my hair with low heat, otherwise it sucks out all that precious moisture, and then I seal my hair with a really light airy hairspray.

EDIT: I second Aveda! It’s the only brand I use on my hair now.

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Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I have thin hair too.  My favorite products are the alterna bamboo volumizing ones.  They have a 48-hour sustainable volume spray and a pumping strand extend (they are made to use together) that I’m obsessed with (try just the spray first to see if you like it without shelling out too much money).  Their root uplifting blaster gives SUPER amazing volume, but I have found that if I have it in my hair all day it just gets greasy faster.  I love to put it in my hair before I go out at night though.  My favority mousse is the volumizing mousse by Moroccanoil.

I think the thing that helps absolutely the most is having a really good haircut.  I used to have really long hair, but I chopped it short during college, and it has been anywhere from a short bob to shoulder length- and it made a huge difference!  It allowed for a lot of “long” layers and make my hair appear thicker.  

The other thing you can try for going on at night is wearing clip-in extensions not for length but for thickness.  

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2015 - Chapel on Base

Following.   I also have the same troubles.  I had weight loss surgery and have lost so much hair.  My hair was nice, healthy,  and 2 inches above my waist.  Now it’s in a Bob a bit longer than my shoulders.  Unfortunately only the health hair is falling out.  I’m going in for a shoulder length Bob next week.  

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Cape May

What kind of shampoo do you use? I had very dry and lifeless hair that seemed unable to grow forever. Not to mention the oiliness. I switched to a salon brand – Matrix I think and I have seen a huge improvement. I wash it twice a week now instead of every day and it’s much healthier a day shinier looking. I also had good results with a deep conditioner once a week. 

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I take two fish oil capsules and a prenatal vitamin daily, and have seen a huge change in my hair and skin.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee

My hair isn’t think per se, but I’m always interested in hair care. I’ve been using natural oils to keep my hair healthy. Massaging rosemary oil into my scalp before washing it helps stimulate the follicles and strengthens the hair in order to prevent loss. I’ve also been trying to wash my hair less so I’ve been testing dry shampoo and I’ve noticed it definitely thickens the appearance of my hair. Batiste is the best and they have a dry shampoo for volumizing.

Post # 10
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Busy bee

I have the same hair. I have tried everything. I was using $100 shampoo and conditioner (Shu Uemura) It’s long and straight and baby fine and I’m about 40 now and it’s even thinner. I took prenatals, biotin, no changes. I wear clip in extensions when i want to really amp it up, they’re relaly easy to use and non-damaging. Everyone thinks my hair is beautiful and not thin until they touch it, I think it’s because i blow dry it with a root lifter and I cut it every 4 weeks. I have an amazing stylist that layers it to give it volume but not so much that it makes it look thin (which can happen if someone cuts layers into thin hair who doesn’t know what they’re doing!) and I have it angled around my face. i also want it longer but i keep it right at my bra strap or even a little above or else it looks even worse. My hair grows super fast but it’s better to keep it shaped so I get it cut pretty frequently. I also color it dark instead of blonde. The darker hair makes it thicker. I was blonde for 10 years and just switched to dark brown. I think a really good cut is the key. I have to wash it every day because it will just look greasy and limp and gorss if I don’t. I have really done well with Nexxus products lately.  

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Wigs and extensions are my savior!!! I had transplant (kidney) suregry and between the immunosuppresants and early menopause, I lost half my hair volume…and it wasnt gorgous thick hair to begin with.

Post # 12
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56 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

What really has saved my hair are weekly deep conditioning treatments (I use Moroccanoil hair masque). Slather it on, put on a shower cap, leave it in for an hour. I use that time to catch up on work-related emails or things around the house. I sometimes add a little heat with a blow dryer to the shower cap (someone recommended this to me and it does help). Also, I`ve been using Kerastase Initialiste and phytophaniere vitamins, and I think on top of the weekly treatments there has been a significant improvement. My fiancé even commented on it, and be rarely notices this stuff!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee

Have you had your thyroid checked? Dry, brittle hair is a common symptom of an underactive thyroid. My hair really improved when I cut back on the blow dryer/ flat iron routine, used two types of conditioner on the ends only and starting using morrocan oil. Dry shampoo can really help with oily roots/dry ends too. Good luck!

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: Huracan Cafe

I take biotin, 5000mg, and zinc. I don’t wash my hair everyday, but every other day. 

I use wen. I’m an avid Wen user. I totally suggest trying bamboo green tea Wen. I buy Wen off of qvc so it makes it affordable to me because of the payment plans. 

I did reviews of wen on my blog: 

i reviewed the seasonal fall apple spice here http://www.abeautyandthebusiness.com/2013/12/wen-fall-apple-spice-cleansing.html

 

And Wen lavender http://www.abeautyandthebusiness.com/2014/03/wen-lavender-review.html

 

Wen fig here http://www.abeautyandthebusiness.com/2014/06/wen-fig-cleansing-conditioner-review.html

 

I’m using Wen bamboo right now, no review yet but I love the body it gives my hair. As well as I hi lifty hair and it hasn’t been this healthy since before I started to dyE my hair. 

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Posting to follow. I have the ugliest hair I’ve ever seen. It’s thin fine and I shed a ton. The top half of the hair is ok, but under about the halfway point it thins out even more and feels dry and like straw straight or something. I dunno. I also have had the best luck when it was cut into a medium angled bob. But I know the feeling of missing having long hair, or in my case, something resembling something that looks kinda sorta similar to something that could be called long and beautiful with enough imagination.  

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