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I've had my hair cut in to a long bob and am also trying to wean off washing it every day. It's still getting greasy though, or fluffy with dry shampoo, so it's up a lot. For some reason I just cannot seem to achieve the messy ponytail look or the sleek pony tail look and instead look like 6-month old with wispy baby hair. Can any recommend any styles for someone v unskilled at doing hair?
Apparently the wispiness can be caused by having your hair wrapped in a towel turban after the shower. It breaks the hair at the front. Instead, squeeze the ends dry with a towel and comb through very gently when wet with a wide tooth comb.
I know this sounds very drastic but would you consider shaving it all off? To explain - an acquaintance comes from a country where boys' hair is shaved off at the age of 2 to encourage it to grow more thickly. I mentioned this to a friend who has very fine hair who said in a way she wished she'd had this done (or had the balls to do it as an adult).
I have no idea if it would work! Just thought I'd throw it out there in the absence of anything else!
I have wisps too, blimin annoying. No hair style suggestions I'm afraid. I try to not pull my hair up too tight and do it gently but like OP, I'm crap at hairstyling. I also have curly knotty wisps at the back that arn't long enough for the ponytail so just get knottier and curlier and wispier, particularly when my baby grabs them and breaks hair off or pulls it out. Sigh.
I always had this problem until I had my hair cut into a pixie. Now the wispy bits are about the same length as everything else, and I keep all of it under control with a kind of matte paste. It's probably not a solution for everyone, but I love it (and feel like I've finally made peace with my crap hair)!