Crappy thin, fine hair. What products do you use?

(36 Posts)

That's it in the title really.

My children have ruined my hair, it's fine, falling out and thinning rapidly. There is new hair growth around my hairline so maybe there's some hope!

I'm hopeless at styling my hair and I need help please.

Is it worth buying the fabled Babyliss big hair?

What products do you use to boof things up a bit?

Thank you, style gurus smile

Mewsical Fri 23-Nov-12 21:04:57

Also a big Yes to highlights, they have had more effect than anything that I have ever actually put on top of my hair.

DownTheRabidHole Sat 24-Nov-12 07:51:39

There are so many products, some nicer than others - e.g., I can't stand the powder.

I had some PR shots taken yesterday and I didn't have much time to prepare and as a result my hair looks flat and awful. Shiny yes, swishy yes. Stuck to my scalp yes.

I just cba to blow-dry daily with big products although as a concession I'm going out tonight and will use heated rollers to get some lift. I think it's time to bite the bullet and get it all shorn off again.

mamalula Thu 29-Nov-12 14:43:37

This has worked really well for me. This is what my French hairdresser recommended to me: Klorane shampoo http://www.amazon.co.uk/Klorane-Quinine-B6-Shampoo-200ml/dp/B001LFJMGG/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1354199991&sr=8-3 and serum http://www.amazon.co.uk/Klorane-Anti-Hair-Strengthening-Serum-125ml/dp/B0075PXD0W/ref=sr_1_22?s=drugstore&ie=UTF8&qid=1354200163&sr=1-22.

earthpixie Sat 01-Dec-12 20:28:47

Use very little conditioner, or none.
Wear your hair as short as you feel comfortable.
Wait until your hair is nearly dry before blow-drying - the natural drying puts some volume in.
Use a small amount of product at the roots and blow dry upside down.
Batiste Dry Shampoo extra volume version is amazing, although it makes your hair much less shiny.
Take heart - I was amazed once when a colleague with thick, wavy hair said she was envious of my 'glossy hair'.!

Dottiespots Tue 18-Dec-12 02:51:46

Headmasters Big Glam Hair, shampoo, conditioner, thickening styling cream and hairspray are good and smell OR.
Samy Fat Hair, shampoo, conditioner, thickening styling cream, hairspray etc..
this one is truly amazing for big big hair but it does tend to look a little dull and can go tooo big. I have a below ear length layered bob and have had fine hair all my life and find fat hair brill and headmasters next .

Dottiespots Tue 18-Dec-12 02:53:17

sorry meant to say Headmasters smells really nice and are available at Tesco. Samy Fat Hair is in Superdrug.

SrirachaGirl Tue 18-Dec-12 03:07:03

I'm in the same boat after three children. I think blow-drying is key (get a really powerful, really hot one and a big, round brush) and also keeping it as short as possible. I don't know what your diet is like but I went vegetarian a few years ago and after a few months I started losing clumps of hair (despite being really conscientious about getting all the correct nutrients). I scrapped that and started focussing on more protein and iron (eggs for breakfast and making sure to eat red meat once a week etc.) and my hair is now much better. Highlights can also help make hair look thicker.

I wouldn't go to the hairdresser because my hair is fine & thin, and I hate a) sitting under the lights and seeing my scalp shining away and b) having the hairdresser comment on the thinness.
So I hadn't had a haircut in 9 months. My hair grows like a weed and it was verrrry long and straggly. Eventually last weekend I snapped and had a layered collarbone length cut done. It looks 10 times thicker because the top layers are not weighed down and bounce up a bit.
I also changed my parting to off-centre and bought a mousse.

I look much younger and feel so much better

polyhymnia Tue 18-Dec-12 09:27:23

Another vote for, first geting a good short cut, then using Kerastase Volumactive shampoo.

I also use L'oreal Tec Ni Art spray mousse before drying it, and sometimes a bit of product from one of the L'Oreal Playballs afterwards to break up/ give texture- I like the ones with bright pink and blue tops, but a good hairdresser will advise.

My hair is very fine, though not thin.

Sandgroper Wed 19-Dec-12 18:28:09

I have been reading this thread with great interest. Lots of good tips..

Sorry to hijack the thread but any advice for limp, heavy, but fine hair after water softener been re-installed after new extension finished. I was using Kerastase Bain No 1 (in pink bottle) but no longer working. Tried a different shampoo today but same problem, anyone had a similar issue?

I do wash my hair every day and blow dry it but try to let it dry naturally before styling it. Oh and short bob under ears so not a lot of hair!!!

Any ideas how I can fix it as I am feeling horrible?? Thanks

miLLycent345 Fri 31-May-13 19:10:29

Hello all and thank God for finding a forum like this .
I have always had fine thin straggly hair ..in fact I do remember when I was a little feeling very grand when my mothers friend made the comment for the first time.."My hasn't she got fine hair" Little did I know what an absolute bane that damn thing would be .I am a little old for the forum having completed the menopause a few years ago but I'm hoping for any tips to help not only thin..but thinning hair that just about covers my head if I don't stand i the wind ...cheers smile

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