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    Default Thin/Fine Hair Thread

    I searched, but didn't find a thread like this. If there is one, can someone direct me there?

    If not, I'd love to start one here. Ways to help achieve more fullness, special problems related to thin hair, good updos for thin hair, hair care for this type of hair, etc.

    Anyone else interested?

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    Default Re: Thin/Fine Hair Thread

    Hello! I'm a mostly fine thin haired peep.

    I don't know if I've got much advice to give but I can say that less washing, less handling, and giving up my BBB (kind of) and opting for a horn comb has really helped my hair.

    I know that there are other more experienced long, fine, thin hairs here who'll have better things to say.
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    Mine is fine and thin. It tangles easily, too.

    I wash & condition with Tresseme (cones), finger comb in the shower, frydry (with my head upside down) & brush with my BBB. Then I hairspray it lightly to keep it in place for a while.

    As soon as I sit back on it in the car or handle it, the puffiness disappears and I am once again a flat head. I then stick it up in a bun.

    If I was a princess and could sit composed all day I suppose I would have hair worshippers. But alas, I must do the dishes and vacuum, so my tangle-prone hair usually stays all squashed up in a bun.

    I did a cassia treatment a couple of weekends ago. I saw noticeable improvement in manageability. I want more thickness than what the cassia can give me, so I ordered some henna. From what I've read, henna may help improve my texture a bit. Maybe there's hope after all!

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    Default Re: Thin/Fine Hair Thread

    Yes, please!

    My hair is very stringy, so I plan to ditch cones for a couple of weeks after the holidays and see how it reacts. Afterwards, I'll try cassia treatments to see if I can't add some volume.
    I mainly want to get my hair to a healthy place. I haven't really mistreated it, but there were certainly a lot of things I did (constant tight ponytailing and messy buns of doom, shampooing every day, chemical dying, etc.) that might have been fine if I had thick hair, but I can really feel how much damage I did to all of my baby fine length. There has been a lot of breakage over the past few months and really now, I don't have much hair I can afford to lose!

    I'm eager to see how the overall condition of my hair improves now that I've found LHC and adopted a new routine.

    I wish I had some quality tips to share, but for now it looks like I'll just be watching this thread with great interest!

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    Default Re: Thin/Fine Hair Thread

    Count me in. Although I don't have any great tips to share. No matter what I try my hair won't get "thicker". At least, I managed to tackle the problem "fly-away" hair, that's something, I guess.

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    Default Re: Thin/Fine Hair Thread

    I'm in too. When I was a kid I had fine, but thick jet black hair. Over time it got a lot thinner and lighter. But since I've started hendigoing my hair and washing it a lot a lot a lot less. It is way thicker, or at least appears way thicker.

    Also, the other day I whipped up a batch of "nanny pauline's dry shampoo" and gave it a whirl, and after brushing through my hair with a BBB it looked really thick (in a good way)

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    Default Re: Thin/Fine Hair Thread

    Sign me up. Any tips to make my hair appear thicker would be much appreciated!

    Right now all I do is blow fry my hair upside down with a matrix thickenening spray, but Im trying to cut down on the heat I use on my hair.

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    Default Re: Thin/Fine Hair Thread

    My hair's not thin, but it is very fine, and what I've found works well for fine hair is minimal handling, wearing it up, and generally treating it gently because it's so fragile. Also, fine hair seems to show greasiness more easily than coarser hair, so it tends to need washed more often, which is a pain because it becomes very fragile when wet.
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    Default Re: Thin/Fine Hair Thread

    *ahem* I don't really belong since I have ridiculously thick hair, though it's floopy and babyfine, but ditching cones and smoothing serums and trying out lighter conditioners and shampoo bars - that would be my advice. I think you'd achieve much better volume with almost any shampoo bar, especially if you add a citric acid or vinegar rinse afterward.

    Those are both well-reputed volumizers.

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    Default Re: Thin/Fine Hair Thread

    I swear I have lost a quarter inch of thickness in my hair this year. It's a little scary, but I try to remind myself that I gained that quarter inch the year prior, so I am just going back to what I had originally.

    So how did I gain that quarter inch? I wore my hair in two braids to bed. I never ponytailed, always braided. I took a hair vitamin in addition to a multivitamin. I think that is mainly what did it.

    Things that might have helped but I am not sure are as follows. I was oiling off and on. At one point I was using Nature's gate Henna conditioner. I was using shampoo bars for periods of time as well. I really want to like them. I find them convenient, but I really need conditioner, because my growing out colored hair gets very dry and damaged. Vinegar rinse just isn't enough for my hair in winter.

    Right now, I am afraid to take a hair supplement while pregnant. I am too lazy not to ponytail at this point. I am too lazy to braid every night, now that my hair is hip/tailbone length.
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