A Fine Hair Styling Routine


After thirteen years of swimming in overly-chlorinated pools, sometimes twice daily, I have finally quit the dreaded sport.  For the first time in my life I have actually been able to take the time to style my hair and treat it properly.  As such, I've been experimenting with different products, trying to find the right combination to get the body I so desperately want.  I have very, very thin hair, so I have to be careful to avoid products that are overly moisturizing.  I have enough natural oils in my scalp to take care of softness on my own.  So I know that this post really doesn't apply to everyone, but I just thought that I'd share my findings with other fine haired girls.

I want to go ahead and say that I have never been a brand snob.  For the majority of my life, I have used lower priced lines like Maybelline, Great Lash, and Suave for my beauty needs.  But sometimes, as much as I hate that it's true, you really get what you pay for.  As is the case with Smashbox Anti-Shine and the Naked Palette by Urban Decay, the same has been proven true with my hair products.  I've tried so many volumizing shampoos, conditioners, and serums that I've lost count, from Garnier to Herbal Essences and everything in between.  By far, my best hair has come from higher priced lines.

I gave in one day and bought a travel set of Bumble and Bumble's Seaweed Shampoo and Conditioner and my local Kroger.  Each cost $8 for a tiny bottle, but they smelt so good and my hair is short, so I figured they would last me a little while.  The shampoo is clarifying, so while it did do a great job at cleansing my scalp, it didn't do much in the way of lift.  The conditioner, however, is incredibly lightweight, reducing the amount it weights down my strands.  I continued using the Seaweed Shampoo for lack of anything better until it was out of stock at Kroger, so I decided to give Fekkai's much touted Volumizing Shampoo a try.  Results?  Outstanding.  A lot of uplifting products have left my hair too-tough and almost sticky, but Fekkai didn't give me any of these problems, while still giving my hair a long lasting boost.  The combination of Fekkai shampoo with the Bumble and Bumble conditioner is more than my thin hair could every hope for.  I top it off with spritzing my damp head with Matrix Biolage Volume Spray (which I've always stolen from my mother) and blow dry with my head upside down.  Even after working out, sweating profusely, and rinsing my hair in the shower (sans products), it still dried to be be fairly bouncy and healthy looking.  Trust me when I said that these products have yielded my best results by far; I haven't had a bad hair day yet to date with this combination.

1 remark

EmilyR said...

I use a product by Bumble and Bumble and I love it!! It makes my hair less frizzy and look silky smooth! :)

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