So if you have shoulder length, straight, fine hair...

(65 Posts)
GetYourSocksOff Sun 17-Nov-13 21:19:23

...and a couple of kids and minus minutes to spend on it, what do you do with it?

I'm fed up with my hair looking rubbish, can't seem to find a way to put it up without looking scruffy or like a teenager (closer to 40), at the moment it just looks lank and it's driving me crazy.

I don't really want to go shorter again but I need a better style or some good putting-it-up ideas or a way to get some life back into it or maybe just a magic wand.

Can anyone help?

Jacksterbear Wed 20-Nov-13 12:00:20

I had never heard of BBH before this thread! Just added it to my Xmas wish list!

OP glad you liked the small things blog and tutorials (assuming that's the one you meant!). Am also sporting the "low chignon" today although it's looking a bit bedraggled now from the rain grin.

HelloBoys Wed 20-Nov-13 17:37:04

Fizzly - if you read through reviews eg on Boots about BBH (I sound like a salesperson!) most people rave about how quick and easy it is to use.

I say IF you want your hair to look halfway decent then invest the time, often when you use these tools do the routines you can cut the time using them down again, because practice makes perfect!

GetYourSocksOff Thu 21-Nov-13 10:25:38

jacksterbear yes it was. We're hair twins grin

I'm liking the BBH a lot but it is too time consuming for my usual mornings, will be using it daily on fringe and whenever I get more time.

Still hunting for more up-do styles to pass on

Jacksterbear Thu 21-Nov-13 13:19:01

Yay hair twins! grin

I would be getting the BBH to do my fringe only - that's the only bit I ever style!

Presume you saw the other up-dos on the small things blog - I linked directly to the low chignon I think but there are quite a few other styles.

Do other fine-haired people also have to wash their hair every day? Mine looks dreadful if I don't, but IRL if I mention this people are always hmm confused.

Lambzig Thu 21-Nov-13 18:12:56

So which size Babylis big hair is best for fine hair collarbone length? Descriptions are very confusing.

GetYourSocksOff Sun 24-Nov-13 21:22:05

I don't know lambzig, sorry - I bought the only one they had in stock which is the big one and I really like it. I didn't know they came in different sizes.

No I didn't see the other styles, jacksterbear, will go back and have a look! I wash mine every other day too.

I did… and I chopped it all off! (pics on profile).

Jackster - I have to wash it every day or it is impossible to deal with. Dry shampoo buys me a few hours but not a full work day sad

minipie Mon 25-Nov-13 09:14:48

I have similar hair, it's highlighted and cut to just below shoulders with an off centre parting and shorter bit at one side

daily routine is to wash with all in one shampoo and conditioner (yes I need to wash every day) and er ... that's it. If I'm lucky I get to brush it grin

so am watching for ideas!

Tweet2tweet Mon 25-Nov-13 15:30:58

I just bought some of those spiral hair clip things from pound shop. I have a chic french twist which took less than 60 seconds and so far hasn't fallen out! My hair is fine and normally won't stay up so this is an amazing find for me!

PottedPlant Mon 25-Nov-13 15:55:58

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MonkeysInTheFog Mon 25-Nov-13 16:01:22

Layers.
Mousse.
Apply mousse to damp hair - not wet - comb through and then leave it so that the mousse gets a chance to penetrate a bit.
Blow dry upside down, aiming the flow in the opposite direction that the hair likes to hang iykwim.
Stay upside down/swish it about til hair is cool.
Style with babyliss BH.
I can get my fine, poker straight hair quite full and bouncy this way. If it goes wrong it means I've omitted at least one of the steps.

MonkeysInTheFog Mon 25-Nov-13 16:02:07

Oh and concentrate the mousse at the roots.
And only condition the ends.

evelynj Tue 26-Nov-13 20:47:52

I need to know what size bbh to get for fine shoulder length hair too-smaller or bigger one?

At least it's cheaper than the secret curl that I'm lusting after!

I have been considering asking my hairdresser about a perm, (though my hair is highlighted). Seems like a good way to get volume-is this a ridiculous idea?

evelynj Wed 04-Dec-13 16:30:12

Anyone know if the 42 or the 50mm would be better for shoulder length fine hair?

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