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I have really fine, oily and lifeless hair. I have tried a lot of different shampoos and products but any wise tips would be greatly appreciated. (Fibrology etc only seemed to coat film to my hair and made it worse)
I'm plonking myself down too for some ideas. I have to wash my hair every day and still by the end of the day it looks like I've been in the chip pan. I don't bother styling it because it will only last for 20 minutes before it is back to hanging limply.
Oo! Elnett volume mousse in a pump can. There was a thread about it a week or so ago and I have since stocked up! My hair is fine and flat and this gives it so much volume and body without being stiff or sticky. Plus it's doesn't seem to get oily as quickly.
I alternate a day with wet shampoo and a day with dry shampoo. Put the dry shampoo on before bed (tie it up) and then it should look fine by the time you wake up. Otherwise it doesn't get time to suck up any of the grease and it looks bleurgh.
I found highlights dry it out a bit and make it look thicker than it is. I'm not blonde, they are just a couple of shades lighter than my own hair colour.
Too long and it looks even worse. During the day I kind of sweep it so most of it is in front of my shoulders. It doesn't look quite so thin then.
I recently got a few highlights grace and going for a haircut for the second time this month to see will a decent cut make a difference. It is so frustrating. I considered getting (don't laugh) a perm to boost it a bit.