One huge plus about being pregnant: my normally fine and flat hair was full, luxurious and full of volume. Fast forward 2 years…eh, not so much.
There are two reasons your hair looks amazing when you are pregnant: first, those prenatal vitamins do wonders. Second, your body goes into “survival mode” and you shed less. You can still take those prenatal vitamins, but who wants to choke down a couple of horse pills every day if you don’t have to?
Here are my fixes for fine hair!
Note: I was not compensated for this, I am just sick and tired of having bad hair days.
Not all shampoos and conditioners are created equal. I have tried moisturizing brands, only to find that they OVER-moisturize, leaving my hair TOO soft and not at all able to hold style.
My solution? The John Frieda Luxurious Volume line. I tried the shampoo, conditioner and blow out spray and was fairly impressed with the results. These are the only products I have found that actually deliver results. I got suckered into buying some Aveda product at my salon and at TWENTY FOUR dollars, it didn’t work as well as this (but as all Aveda products do, it smelled amazing which gets me every time).
|John Frieda Luxurious Volume Line- $5.49-$8.99|
Two things people with fine hair tend to suffer from- frizziness/flyaways and limp, lifeless locks.
In order to combat the flyaways, hold your blow dryer parallel to your strands instead of perpendicular. Check out my 30Second Mom video for a demo.
Want to create some volume at your roots while blow drying? Take a round brush when your hair is about 80% dry and wrap a section around, being careful not to get your hair permanently attached (yikes). Blast it with hot air, making sure to hit the roots. Let the hair cool before you unwrap the strands or hit it with a blast of cool air from your blow dryer. This allows the hair to maintain some of the height!
If you want to create some long-lasing oomph at the roots, one of my fine haired friends shared this little miracle product with me. It is called Osis + Dust It Matifying Powder, and it might freak you out when you first use it. You sprinkle it directly onto your roots and massage it in a bit (which is key, because if you don’t, you will look like you have major dandruff). It doesn’t weight your hair down, just makes it kind of…stick up if that makes any sense.
|Osis + Dust It- $10.59 on amazon.com|
Any other tricks you know of?