5 Products you need for Fine Hair

Fine Hair

Fine hair is great for sleek, smooth looks. But, when the trends turn and you need more texture and body how do you achieve that? Absolutely! Fine hair is tricky because it can easily be weighed down or too much product can make it look dirty. Hair products can be determined by the texture of your hair. People with fine hair don’t need the same products as someone with coarse hair. 

With that in mind I’ve compiled 5 product you need for fine hair. 

Thickening Shampoo & Conditioner 

Fine HairSome Volumizing Shampoos & Conditioners have a tendency to dry out your hair. Insert Thickening Products. Thickening Products help plump your individual strands to allow your hair to be more full and actually appear thicker.

After using this type of shampoo and conditioner you get a fuller, longer lasting look. Your style holds longer and stays thicker looking. Thickening Shampoos and conditioners don’t seem ( to me ) as drying as most volumizing products. We want volume but not at the cost of soft hair!

// Matrix Full Density Shampoo & Conditioner // 

I love this Shampoo and Conditioner Duo together! It makes my hair feel noticeably thicker. That’s so crazy to me because honestly, I was skeptical at first. I can’t even lie about it! It isn’t drying to my hair at all. That’s why I generally stay away from this type of shampoo and conditioner. The Full Density Shampoo and Conditioner make a liar out of me.


Fine Hair

You have to be careful with this one because mousse can make you hair appear dull and weighted down. There’s a fine ( no pun intended ) line. Too heavy of a product or too much of a product can make your hair too heavy. Then, you can’t get any volume. This causes your locks to be stuck on your head and can potentially make your hair look dirty.

Don’t let that scar you! A little goes a long way and you can always add more to your hair if you can tell it’s not enough. After a couple days you’ll instantly know how much you need!

// Matrix Airy Builder // 

Well. no new news here. I love this Mousse. You already know. It’s super light weight and great for all hair types but specifically fine hair. It isn’t heavy at all. It makes my hair airy, voluminous, and thicker.

Dry Shampoo

Fine Hair

Even if you wash your hair every day dry shampoo needs to be a product in your cabinet. Dry shampoo adds volume and weightless texture. It makes your hair airy in a sense and gives you movement. Plus, it almost acts as an eraser if you put too much product in your hair. 

Dry Shampoo can give you an extra dose of volume and body that other products can’t. It also adds just the right amount of texture so you can keep your s typing lasting all day!

// Batiste Original //

Okay, Jet Lag is my ride or die dry shampoo but, I am loving this one and it is cheap! It does leave a gray cast at first but once you brush it or massage it into your hair. It gives great texture and wonderful volume. I am loving this dry shampoo. For the price I dare say that Batiste is my new fave.

Lightweight Hairspray

Lightweight hairspray keeps life in your hair but doesn’t make it crunchy. We WANT life and  we WANT movement. What we don’t want is helmet hair. Think 90s updo crunch. Even the lightest hairsprays can weigh down fine hair. 

Lightweight hairspray is my jam. It’d be a lie if I said I wasn’t the master of lightweight hairsprays. I dislike hair spray so much (for myself) Often, I don’t use any hairspray at all. I have discovered all my favorite brands light sprays.

// Paul Mitchell Super Clean Light //

I’d actually forgotten about this hairspray. When I was in beauty school this was my hairspray. I used this all the time! It’s super light and it isn’t wet when you spray it. It’s holds so well for a light hairspray. Also, it doesn’t leave a lot of residue and buildup. Super Clean Light gives you nice touchable style that can’t be beat. I’m so glad I rediscovered it.

Hair Pick

Fine Hair

Fine hair is much more fragile than more coarse hair. Therefore, teasing it with a vengeance is recipe for breakage. Using a pick you can lightly “back comb” your hair to give you volume. The good thing about fine hair is a light tease will give you great volume.

// Hair Pick // 

We always want what we don’t have. People with coarse hair want more fine hair and people with fine hair want more coarse hair. There’s pros and cons of both.

With fine hair are you able to achieve every style? No. But, I could say that exact thing to someone with coarse hair. There’s perks to all different hair types. Fine hair has to be babied a little more than more coarse hair but with that coarse hair takes TLC too.



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8 Hair Products I can’t Live Without

Hair Routine

To Wash or not to Wash..? Question I’m asking myself on. a. daily. basis. My hair routine is always compiled of Hair Products I (currently) can’t live without. These products give me great style while helping me maintain the health of my hair. We put so much heat and stress on our hair, products can protect or help mend damage we have caused. Hair as a rule of thumb is something I’m passionate about. I have invested lots of time and money into the passion I have been calling my career for almost 7 years now. Being a hairstylist I have the ability to try new products as soon as they come available. My routine changes often but rarely very drastically. 

My hair:

Color : Dark Brown- Mostly my natural Color
Texture : Medium / Wavy
Density : Normal
Length : Medium
Primary Hair Concern : Lack  of Shine. Breakage. Manageability. Style Hold.
Preferred Style : Loose, Messy, Undone Waves

Some things I know that you should know too.

1. What works for me won’t work for everyone.
2. Your hair texture and density can drastically change the products I’d choose for you.
3. Your hair products can be determined by the style you’re rocking

Here’s my Hair Routine

Shampoo & Conditioner :

Biolage R.A.W. Recover Shampoo & Conditioner

Shampoo & ConditionerOn a normal week, I wash my hair every 2 – 3 days. Since I go a few days in between my ends can get a little bit dry. I recently switched to this shampoo and conditioner. I love this combo. R.A.W. stands for Real. Authentic. Wholesome. It is Matrix’s new organic line. According to Matrix this shampoo and conditioner restores shine to stressed, sensitized hair using ingredients like yucca, goji berry, coriander oil and kaolin clay. Giving you 3 times stronger hair. It contains no sulfates, silicones, paragons, or artificial colorants. Which means its safe for your color and your blow outs! I have not been disappointed. You never know what you’re getting into trying out new products but, this I love! It’s light weight and smells good. Even after a rough blow dry my hair is still feeling smooth and has a lot of shine!

Leave in Conditioner :

Matrix Total Results Miracle Creator Multitasking Treatment

Miracle TreatmentI use a leave in conditioner every time I wash my hair. This one is a current favorite. There are 20 benefits to using this product including boosts shine, smoothes the cuticle, helps prevent breakage from brushing, adds moisture, helps prevent heat damage along with many others! I was actually given this product to try out. Since I have been using this product, I have bought it to use at the salon. I use it for all my clients. I have even repurchased it several times. It’s great for post chemical services or for every day use. I love it because it makes my hair a little silkier and a lot less tangly as I blow dry and tame the mess. The Miracle Creator has a heat protectant in it, so thats one less product I have to worry about and it protects against sun damage as well! It smooths your cuticle for smoother sleeker looks and added shine. It prevents heat damage and breakage.

How To Apply
I apply this first before using any other products because I want this to absorb into my hair without the barrier of other products preventing it from doing its job. I flip my head over and focus on applying this to my ends. Then, work this product up into the mid lengths of my hair. 

 Styling Products :

Perfect Hair Day 5-in-1 Styling Treatment

Living ProofI believe prior to every blow dry you need some kind of cream styling product. It helps add slip and softness to your hair. A cream product is going to keep your hair style longer and give it more of a touchable softness that a mousse won’t be able to achieve. I go between the 5-in-1 Styling Treatment, Bed Head Small Talk, and Paul Mitchell Quick Slip. For myself right now I have been using the 5-in-1. I love it because it gives me softness and shine and still holds my style whether I want curly, messy or straight and sleek. It reduces breakage and I don’t feel like I have to choose do I want healthy hair or do I want styled hair because I get the best of both worlds.

How to Apply
I put a small (Chocolate chip) Size amount in my palm. I focus on my ends and the front of my hair, first because this is where our hair sees its most damage. After I apply to my ends I work my way up the mid lengths of my hair.

Matrix Style Link Mineral Airy Builder Dry Texture Foam

Airy BuilderI love a lightweight mousse. I love this lightweight mousse. This mousse was also given to me to try out and I have fallen in love with it. My hair is easily weighed down by products because I want to use them all every day. I love this mousse because it lives up to its name being ary. It doesn’t leave a product feel in my hair. It’s great for curls or straight hair. The Airy Builder is not sticky or tacky and always feels clean. It’s also buildable so, you can dry your hair and add a little more for extra texture! You can also apply this product on dry hair.

How to Apply:
I dispense a dollop about the size of the dip of my palm. The amount used depends on the length of your hair. I always apply less and go back and apply more if I need a little bit more. Once I apply these products I use a wet brush or paddle brush to detangle and disperse the products throughout my hair.

IGK Beach Club Texture Spray

Beach Club
This is a great texturizing spray for me. My hair is extremely soft and due to much TLC it is fairly healthy. I need the texture and roughness for my curled style. I use this everyday. It gives great separation and messiness. It’s in an aerosol can so it never leaves my hair feeling wet and tacky. It gives great texture without the drying elements of Salt spray. Also, it smells DELISH and the packaging sold me! 

How to Apply:
After I curl my hair I on the ends of my curls while fluffing them. Once I have fluffed my hair I spray once more for good measure. The messier the better.


IGK Intern Flexible Hairspray

With the combination of the previously stated products I don’t generally use hairspray unless the weather requires. I have recently be reaching for IGK Intern Flexible Hairspray when I feel I need a little extra hold. This is an extremely light weight hairspray that still allows movement in my hair. It smells nice and if I have to touch up my curls it doesn’t get crunchy on me. It leaves me with a shiny finish which I love

IGK Jet Lag Dry Shampoo 

Jet Lag

LOVE. L O V E. LOVE. This dry shampoo. I can say I have tried hundreds of dollars worth of dry shampoos.I’ve used Paul Mitchell’s Dry Wash, Redken Pillow Proof , Matrix Total Results Miracle Extender, Matrix Style Link Playback Dry Shampoo. I’ve tried Not Your Mother’s, Garner Fructis, Batiste, Rockaholic, Dove, Kenra, Verb, Big Sexy, Pureology, Alterna, AG Hair, I have tried a ton! Let me tell you, this dry shampoo makes my hair feel the softest and soaks up day 3 (or 5) oily mess like its day 2! I love it! It soaks up the oil quickly and doesn’t leave a residue. It adds great texture to my hair without making it feel dirtier than it already is. I can usually go 3-4 days without washing my hair. This does the work like a champ!

How to Apply: See 3 Reasons I love IGK Jet Lag Dry Shampoo

Like I said before.. my hair routine is always compiled of products I cannot live without. Although, this list changes frequently I always have a must do check list that my products have to complete. I love trying new things and seeing what I like about this product and what I like better about products I have previously tried! What are some of your Must Haves for your hair routine?


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