Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Thumbs Up Products For My Thin Hair

One gene I can precisely pin point which side of my family it came from is my hair. I have pretty thin, very fine hair, and I have my mother to thank for it.  My whole life she and her sister joked that they had 9 hairs on their heads. I have a few more than 9, but it is so thin that when I put it on a braid, it's so tiny that it ends up just looking bizarre. I also don't have enough hair to wear a sock bun, because you can always see the sock part underneath it!

This genetic make up made it difficult for me to find products that wouldn't weigh my hair down or make it look extra greasy. In the past few months, however, I have found a few favorites that I want to share because I know how difficult it was for me to discover them, and hopefully this will help out some fellow thin-haired-gals.

First is a product that has been raved about all over YouTube by the beauty bloggers, and that is the Macadamia Deep Repair Hair Masque. I was so afraid that because of how conditioning it is, it would weigh my hair down, but to my very pleasant surprise, it didn't at all! I generally use it every Saturday or Sunday morning and it truly makes my hair so soft and shiny without any added heaviness. It smells great, and when I get in the shower, I just shampoo like normal then comb it through my hair with the big toothed comb I keep in my shower (pictured above), go through the rest of my shower routine and then rinse it all out.

Next is a product from that same company. In my March Birchbox, I received a sample of the Macadamia Healing Oil Treatment. Just like with the hair masque, I was very wary to use it because I was afraid of the effect it would have on my thin hair. I had never used an oil in my hair before, so I wasn't quite sure how to go about applying it. So I did what any red-blooded American would do...I Googled it! I applied a very very small amount to the palm of my hand (literally smaller than a dime), rubbed my hands together and smoothed the oil all over my hair, making sure to get the under layers as well as the top. It wasn't until I dried and straightened my hair that I could see how shiny and beautiful it made my hair look! It really helped with my fly-aways, which is another no bueno trait of my hair, and I even got a compliment from a BOY on how good my hair looked that day.  You know you're looking good when a member of the heterosexual male species notices.

Next is my Aveda Damage Remedy Daily Hair Repair. This was another splurge for me, but after appointment after appointment of seeing disappointment in my hair stylist's eyes and listening to her encouragement to start using a damage/heat protectant in my hair, I finally caved and purchased it. I really do think this has allowed me to last a bit longer in between cuts and again, it doesn't weigh my hair down! I wouldn't say it is like "God's Gift" to my hair or anything, but I do enjoy it and I notice the difference in my hair when I don't use it.

I hope this helps any of you who are looking for solid, weightless products for your hair. I just recently started paying more attention to my hair care routine, and I actually enjoy doing my hair a lot more now that I have fun stuff to play with!Pin It

1 comment:

  1. New follower here! Love the reviews :) This one especially caught my eye bc I have the same hair type and am constantly trying new products to give it some umf without looking like a mess (my hair is naturally curly, but I prefer to wear it straighter, so it's safe to say that I do a lot of damage to my thin locks.) I'll have to check out the Moroccan products!

    Braids and sock buns aren't my friends either :( On a good hair day however, I can manage this high bun that I found on my fav hair blog... http://www.thesmallthingsblog.com/2012/08/the-high-bun.html