Post # 1
Ok Bees, my hair has thinned a lot since I was a teenager due to birth control and was very damaged for a few years from trying to dye it red. It is pretty healthy now, but still fine and thin. I haven’t colored it in years. I’ve been trying to grow it out for 1.5 years from a short bob. My husband keeps telling me it looks great, he loves the length, but I feel like it is lifeless and very boring lately. I am very low maintenance and don’t use any heat or products. I think it’s time for a new cut and color/highlights/lowlights…give me some suggestions, please! Here are some recent pictures:
Post # 2
I agree that the length is nice on you! My best advice would be to splurge on a decent hair salon- I recently went to a nicer place than my usual (Supercuts– never again!!) and the minute I sat down, the hairstylist suggested layers and some face-framing pieces for me instead of my usual straight across look. I’m so glad I listened to her, because my hair has truly never been better! If you find a good stylist at a relatively nice salon, he/she should be able to suggest something that will work for you!
Post # 3
I was going to suggest some longish layers too…I really like the length on you.
Post # 4
Thank you both!! I had a good stylist about 4 years ago and loved her, it just got expensive. I think I should give her a visit. I have been thinking about calling her for a couple months. Thanks!!
Post # 5
This isnt a suggestion on cut/style but rather on getting your hair healthier. I’ve read that castor oil works miracles for dry hair as well as thinning hair. Just a thought!
Post # 7
I would say do a deep condition, and then teach yourself how to tease/back comb, it’ll give you a fresh look without losing length or damaging your hair, it’ll also help hide the thinness Because there will be volume
Post # 8
I would like to second the use of castor oil as part of a long wear hair mask (needs to be mixed with a lighter carrier oil such as olive or coconut.) I might also suggest, if you are looking to return to a red colour, using Henna or a Henna blend, Khadi brand is fantastic.
Post # 9
I also suggest starting by working to make your hair healthy. Do some research on shampoos and conditioners! Since dying hair can be damaging to the hair, I would think it would be best to start as healthy as possible.
My friend swears by a company called “Monat,” and her before & after pictures are impressive! Their products reduced hair loss, encouraged growth, and just made it all look healthier. I don’t have any experience with their products myself, but check it out! 🙂