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Obsessed With Your Hair?

How to know if you are obsessed with your hair? Unfortunately in our society, women with fine hair often struggle with it to the point that it becomes – well – unhealthy.Are you obsessed with your hair?

It’s true that many women spend a significant amount of time and money trying to help their hair look its best. However, if you have fine or thin hair, you may find that this borders on obsession. You may feel that you would do nearly anything to help your hair look thick and full, like a shampoo model. There comes a point where this obsession can get in the way of enjoying life. So, take a moment and consider your own feelings towards your hair—you may find that it is time to pull back a bit, address your budding hair obsession, and not let it get you down.

Here are a few ways to tell if you’re obsessed with your hair.  First, look at your selection of styling products. Has it taken over your bathroom? Most women only need one or two core products to get the look they desire. Clean out those products you have purchased and did not like, as well as getting rid of those that have effects that make them undesirable. For instance, with thin hair, avoiding products with wax is especially important, since it makes your hair dull and flat. In the future, avoid the temptation to try every new product. Wait to hear how they work for friends, or read reviews online and find out if the product will work for you, without making the investment.

Also, scale back on the time you spend worrying about your hair. In the scheme of things, how thick your hair looks is a minor thing. If you are unhappy with your current hair situation, talk to your stylist about steps you can take to improve it, instead of simply worrying. You may never have Jennifer Aniston’s mane, but with some help from a trusted stylist your hair can look wonderful, without the worry.

Your hair may be thin, but that does not mean it isn’t beautiful. By giving it the care it needs, without going overboard, your thin hair can still become your crowning glory. You can even think about growing it long. Even if you are having a bad hair day, just remember that no one notices the flaws with your hair nearly as much as you do. If things are that bad, just take a deep breath, relax and put on a baseball cap. Tomorrow is a new hair day.

Beating the Heat: Fine Hair Humidity Busting Tips!

Humidity and fine hair don’t mix.

Anyone who has fine, thin hair knows that it is a daily struggle to keep hair looking its best. When the humidity is high, sometimes you want to just jam a hat on your head and let it go at that. Don’t give up! You can beat the heat and humidity if you have fine hair.

Rule #1: If you want your hair to look bouncy and full, don’t overload it with products that weigh it down and compound the problem. The following tips can make your hair look thicker and beautiful, even when the weather does not cooperate.

When shampooing your hair, spend a little extra time on your scalp. Massaging your scalp boosts the production of sebum, a natural oil that helps your hair look fuller. Additionally, choose the right shampoo for fine hair: a volumizing shampoo can make a big difference in the way your hair reacts to blow-drying, helping it appear fuller. Though you want a volumizing shampoo for daily use, consider a clarifying shampoo once or twice a week. This can help remove styling product build-up that weighs your hair down and leaves it looking lank and dull.

When choosing styling products, less is more. If you can get away without it, do not use it. While you likely cannot get rid of all styling products, choose them carefully. Pick products made with natural ingredients when possible and avoid anything with a wax in it. These will weigh your hair down more than anything.

Sometimes the best way to improve the volume and health of your hair is from the inside out. Many vitamin treatments can help your hair grow thicker and stronger. A vitamin complex containing iron, B12 and zinc will help your hair grow stronger. Talk to your doctor about the vitamin possibilities that can help you in your quest for thicker hair.

Finally, next time you are at the salon, talk to your stylist. Have a frank talk with him or her about haircuts that can help your hair appear thicker and fuller. Normally those with thin hair will avoid long styles with the hair all one length, which may often look especially flat and lifeless if your hair is thin. Your stylist may also have some ideas about helping hair look multi-dimensional using highlights or other coloring solutions, and some suggestions for how to curl fine hair when the humidity is high.

Humidity wreaks havoc on thin hair. However, if you are willing to put in some work to find out what works best for your hair then you can make those thin locks look lush and beautiful, no matter what the weather is like. You deserve it!

Curling Tips for Fine Hair

There are a few curling tips for fine hair that make gorgeous locks  easy! If there is one silver lining around the “dark cloud” of coping with fine hair on a daily basis, it has to be Curling tips for fine haircurling. Fine hair, for the most part, responds really well to hair curling techniques of all types. Even if your hair is fine, thin, and uber straight, there is a pretty good chance one of these hair curling tools will work beautifully for you:

  • Velcro rollers
  • Hot Rollers
  • Curling Irons
  • Straightening irons
  • Pin curls (bobby pins)
  • Soft fabric rollers
A couple of helpful curling tips for fine or thin hair:
Using Velcro rollers on fine hair – you know, the kind that stay in all by themselves – works great!  You do need to be a little careful not to rip them out when you’re done, but unroll gently.  If you blow-dry your hair until it’s 99% dry, put them in, give ’em a shot of hot air and let them sit for just 10-15 minutes, you’ll be amazed at how great the result is! Tip: you can also touch them with hairspray while they’re sitting…gives a little extra hold.
Curling Irons: These are great tools, of course, but using a curling iron on fine hair can be brutal if you aren’t careful. Be SURE to use a heat-protecting product and begin with a medium heat setting. Roll not from the very tip of the hair, but just to about 1/2 – 1/4″ from the bottom. (You’ll get fried ends otherwise…) The tousled look is a good way to go, since you can roll at random each time you do it.
Ceramic Flat and Straightening Irons:  Love these for fine hair if it has any length at all. The ceramic is kind to your hair (use that heat-protecting product!) and gives a really shiny, smooth and bouncy texture to fine and thin hair it is otherwise difficult to achieve.  Tip:  Use this tool first even if you are curling with velcro or other curling devices.
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