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I have very fine hair and took the advice of a 70 year old hairdresser. What a result!

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redrubyindigo · 13/05/2014 23:47

He said forget conditioner and just use baby shampoo. I did. My hair is shiny, sleek and bouncy!

For years I have fallen for the shampoo/conditioner combo it just weighed my fine hair down.

Try it if you have fine hair for a week or two. A blob of shampoo the size of a 10p coin.

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LaTrucha · 14/05/2014 07:18

I shall try that. Thanks. I am still trying to recover from a Japanese hairdresser telling me, about twenty years ago, 'Your hair is so thin! SO thin!' My hair is abundant. I sat there thinking , 'You mean FINE! you mean FINE.' and wanting to sob.

notapizzaeater · 14/05/2014 07:21

Ooh, will fetch some baby shampoo today and try.

TheFillyjonk · 14/05/2014 07:24

Wow - really? Would it not cause a tangled frizz-bomb? Wouldn't hurt to try, I suppose!

tethersend · 14/05/2014 07:29

I have fine hair and never use conditioner- my hair's much fuller without it.

Sicaq · 14/05/2014 08:23

Can I ask which baby shampoo you used? I've tried Johnson's and Boots own brand and both felt really gacky and heavy on me. Always looking for fine hair advice!

Notagainmun · 14/05/2014 09:52

I colour my hair and my hairdresser told me that baby shampoo slowly strips the colour.

Jacksterbear · 14/05/2014 11:31

If I don't use conditioner on my fine hair, it gets horribly tangled, and then gets all broken when I try to brush it out, then as a final insult, the broken bits all stick up with static when my hair dries! Confused

YoureBeingASillyBilly · 14/05/2014 11:33

Which baby shampoo? Some of them got nasty business in them so best avoided but some are quite gentle and nasty free.

avianaz · 14/05/2014 11:48

Regular scalp massages with rosemary oil stimulates hair growth.

Having oils like coconut, almond or argan oil in over night helps condition the hair you have.

I've heard great things about bioton - but haven't tried it yet.

auldspinster · 14/05/2014 12:04

I very rarely use conditioner on my fine but abundant hair. Not used baby shampoo in years but have recently changed to l'oreal everpure and love it.

70isaLimitNotaTarget · 14/05/2014 12:33

Ooh I love the smell of baby shampoo but when I've used it, I scratch like I have fleas Sad

ElectraOnAzaleaPath · 14/05/2014 12:54

I have recently dropped conditioner as it was making my fine (but plentiful) hair lank. Washing daily with just a little (as natural and chemical free as possible) shampoo has made all the difference. I frequently run out of grown-up shampoo and can recommend Waitrose own brand baby shampoo (especially if you like vanilla smells) and Jason Kids shampoo, both cheap and nasty-free :)

OneLittleLady · 14/05/2014 13:11

I use baby shampoo and it brings out the newly found wave in my hair which I like as I wanted curly hair my whole life but only ever had straight, limp locks until just before christmas

MyrtleDove · 14/05/2014 14:34

Faith In Nature do baby shampoo!

Ninjamouse · 14/05/2014 14:40

Worth a try! Think I'll try just ditching the conditioner first.

sweetheart · 14/05/2014 14:43

hmmm yes, does it not leave you in a knotted mess? I did try conditioning before shampooing the other day but can't say I noticed a huge difference.

DramaAlpaca · 14/05/2014 14:48

I can confirm that baby shampoo works really well on fine hair, at least it does on mine.

I never use conditioner because it just makes it lank, and posh shampoos do the same. Baby shampoo, on the other hand, makes it feel soft & sleek.

I've tried Tesco & Boots, but I like Johnson's best.

BurdenedWithGloriousPurpose · 14/05/2014 14:55

I never use conditioner either.

I use whatever shampoo smells nice and is on offer. Grin
My hair is super smooth and silky. Sometimes so silky it won't stay in a bobble.

It's a hard life. Wink

I use a tangle teaser hairbrush and never had a tangle/knot since.

justaweeone · 14/05/2014 19:34

I read somewhere to wash and condition ,then was it again with a drop of shampoo
Haven't tried it yet

PuppyMummy · 15/05/2014 20:05

I have very fine hair but it's also very dry. will not using conditioner still work or will its just get even more dry and horrible?

WhoKnowsWhereTheTimeGoes · 15/05/2014 20:12

I have to say, my (fine but lots of it and wavy below shoulder length) hair looks it's best when I've been swimming and just given it a quick shampoo and no conditioner in the shower afterwards (showers are so feeble I'd be there all day if I did both). But I've never dared stop using conditioners on a long term basis.

redrubyindigo · 17/05/2014 13:46

I have also rediscovered waves in my hair after just using baby shampoo. I thought I was stuck for life with a limp mess. I have used conditioner every day for nearly 30 years but the hairdresser was right it just weighed my hair down.

I just Tescos own brand.

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50ShadesofGreyMatter · 17/05/2014 21:11

I have very fine hair and I never use conditioner, and when I asked my hairdresser about it she said I don't need it.

50ShadesofGreyMatter · 17/05/2014 21:12

Also from memory when I used baby shampoo many years ago it made my hair very unmanageable.

Bindibach · 17/05/2014 23:16

I also stopped using conditioner a couple of years ago and my fine but lots of it hair is much better. I use Samy Fat Hair shampoo and it really doubles the volume of my hair without having to use anything else. Its sulphate free and vegan too.

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