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

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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

Snog Tue 09-Aug-16 08:09:39

Seasalt products are your friend like Big from Lush or the ££££ surf range from Bumble and Bumble

ErrolTheDragon Mon 08-Aug-16 23:27:36

Lots of helpful tips but just wondering if your hair is thinner than it used to be, it may be worth thinking about the cause rather than just addressing symptoms - various hormonal things can be implicated including thyroid (under active thyroid affects many women as they get older).

UnGoogleable Mon 08-Aug-16 23:01:57

My hairdresser recently said to me "Why are you bothering with conditioner? You don't need it - ditch it". I did - and my hair is still glossy, but far less lank. Conditioner was just weighing it down.

He (hairdresser) also always uses lots of volumising product when blow drying it (short bob), and some hairspray at the end. I was always scared of putting any product in it because I thought it would make it greasy, but it doesn't - and I wash it every day anyway so it doesn't matter.

GenghisCalm Mon 08-Aug-16 22:57:27

My hair is mid-brown, very sparse and fine - from the back I resemble a coconut angry.

I am going to see about getting a 2016 perm in the hope it will do something to make it look like I have some hair.

juliepedersen Mon 08-Aug-16 22:50:15

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LanaLang66 Thu 24-Mar-16 10:05:07

Check out vitamins & minerals which assist hair. And check your vitamin D levels by having a blood test via the GP. If they are low (most Brits do have low D level), then take a D3 capsule every day - then check with another blood test.

madmomma Fri 08-Jan-16 11:26:10

Or a cheaper version which is very similar is the tresemme heat protection spray in a red bottle

madmomma Fri 08-Jan-16 11:25:08

No conditioner, any old shampoo, then bumble and bumble prep spray combed through when it's towel dry. It detangles, kills static and adds shine, without any weight or residue at all. Amazing stuff.

singleukdad Fri 08-Jan-16 10:56:47

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dexterbenson1423 Fri 08-Jan-16 00:35:40

My wife thinks I'm a bit crazy because I can have as many as three different shampoos in our shower at any given time. She has great full hair, and doesnt use alot of volumizing shampoos, but sometimes my hair needs it. She uses the Shielo Smoothing products, but I use the Shielo Volume products. . .it does look fuller after using Shielo and is pretty thick and it has a wonderfully fresh scent, - that's why they call it anti-flat / volume.

SingSongSlummy Tue 10-Nov-15 19:36:57

I use the BBH and the Babyliss Root Crimper every day, followed by volumising powder. I section my mostly dry hair into 3 sections andand then use BBH and Crimper on each of the bottom layers in turn, then add volumising powder, then do the top layer with just the BBH. It leaves an amazingly glossy look but with loads of volume which lasts all day. I've got a just below chin length angled Bob.

pussinboots61 Tue 10-Nov-15 19:23:17

I've got a Lush shampoo bar called Lullaby, I use it now and again in between salon shampoo and when I use it I get comments on how much thicker my hair is, usually very baby fine. I need conditioner though as my ends are dry and I have my hair coloured.

singleukdad Tue 10-Nov-15 17:42:24

Try Watermans Grow Me shampoo is also sulfate free

Google it got some great reviews


Casper27 Tue 10-Nov-15 17:19:18

Thin hair issues here to after bub born. Yes happens to lots of mums but I got bloods checked at doctors too before I spent lots of money on new haircut & products etc.... Diagnosed with hyper thyroid but getting better now & stupid whispy/ spikey regrowth waving in the wind. Worth checking.

singleukdad Tue 10-Nov-15 17:09:30

Try Watermans Grow Me shampoo its on amazon can get fix hormone balance in scalp and stop hair fall :-)

GettingHealthyWithMary Tue 10-Nov-15 15:10:38

Natural products without the addition of unnecessary chemicals are the best choice to care for fine and/or thinning hair and a shampoo with the added benefits of ingredients known to fight hair loss will not only give the illusion of more fullness but will actually help restore and revitalize thinning hair. Check out these options for some great suggestions:

Another vote here for the Aussie brands. I have fine hair that would happily just sit lank on my head if I let it. I try not to wash it more than twice a week as otherwise it's really limp, but the Aussie shampoo, conditioner and mousse work pretty well for me.

sulee Mon 08-Jun-15 21:43:35

I have baby fine limp hair and have tried every product under the sun with very little success. I find regular trims and a scalp massage once or twice a week with caster oil help.... then last week I tried using a Babyliss mini crimper just on the roots and - tada! My hair is super bouncy and full of volume doesn't matter what products I use- truly miraculous!

Lindhawk Sun 07-Jun-15 22:57:28

Ok, I have long thin fine hair which I wear pinned up all the time, I can 'push' it up to give the appearance of volume. If I have it short I have to wash it at least once every day to give the appearance of volume. Any ideas?

FlibbertyGibbertyFlo Wed 26-Nov-14 10:35:41

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SuperFlyHigh Wed 26-Nov-14 10:08:35

I've got fine hair (but lots of it) - colour eg highlights give it body.

Also Redken Spray Wax (the buggers have changed packaging so name may be different) is great for volume and hold.

I also swear by a mousse L'Oreal Pofessionelle Tecni Art Volume Spray Mousse - the beauty of this is you can spray it exactly where you need it.

BBH is great too.

I'd also say unless your hair needs it don't go for conditioners that weigh it down.

justleavethebottle Wed 26-Nov-14 10:04:29

Well I've always complained that my hair is too thick, but don't worry, I'm not just here to gloat. I'm here for a reason....

My gf has got really fine hair and I know it's really getting her down. She also hates going to the hairdressers and having them point out that her hair is really thin. It's like thanks for pointing out the obvious! Anyway, was thinking about buying her the BBH for Christmas, but I'm reluctant for two reasons. 1. Because I'm worried I'll just offend her and 2. her main problem area is her scalp, as in, it's quite visible now. So not sure if a super hairdryer could fix this. Does it help with that?

She's not had any children and is only in her mid twenties. I think it was initially stress related. I've seen pictures when she was younger and her hair was really full and quite thick. Unfortunately, since all the stress happened, it never went back to normal.

I really want to be able to help her if I can. She's very much a just deal with
It and get on with things, but I don't think she realises that there are things out there that could help her a bit.

Marcelinewhyareyousomean Wed 26-Nov-14 08:48:30

Get your hair cut every six weeks. The good thing about fine hair is how sharp a good cut looks.

I use mousse, volumising power and dry shampoo.

kerstina Sun 23-Nov-14 09:28:21

Has anyone tried Moroccan hair oil volumising mousse? Am tempted to get some but don't want to waste my money I thought it might be a softer texture than most mousse.

Theonlyoneiknow Sat 22-Nov-14 23:06:16

Marking place so I can read all the very useful comments as I have the exact same problem as hairdresser is very reluctant to cut it short as I have such poor hair growth at the front after dc

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