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    Question Hair Oils for Thin(ish) Straight Hair?

    The dry winter is hitting my hair really hard this year???? I don't have the thickest hair and my hair is blonde so hair oils and leave in contitioners make my hair heavy and very greasy looking. I use oil treatments and hair masks before washing, but after 2 days my hair gets dry and unhealthy looking again. My hair is virgin and at my armpit so its fairly young healthy, I have relativly few split ends, but my hair is forever dry.

    So I'm currently on the hunt for oil I can leave in my hair for moisture that is very thin and won't make me greasy or weigh my hair down.

    Does anyone else have this issue or am I the only one?

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    Default Re: Hair Oils for Thin(ish) Straight Hair?

    Usually lighter oils help with fine hair, like jojoba, almond, avocado, grapeseed... I have fine(ish) hair and jojoba and almond oil seem to work for me. But I do make sure I put them on wet hair (right out of the shower), never on dry hair and my hair seems to hold up the moisture pretty good for about 3 to 4 days.
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    Did you try to use a combination of a gel and a oil? I have fine e very dry hair (but because it is damaged) and I often use both ... I usually put a drop of aloe vera gel and then a little amount of coconut oil. I wait few second and then I brush it. It helps me to keep it soft

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    Default Re: Hair Oils for Thin(ish) Straight Hair?

    Which products are you currently using?

    I have oily scalp and dry length and for me it was a matter of finding a routine that worked for me after lots of trial and error.

    I can recommend you some products that have worked for me so far:

    Kallos botaniq superfruits
    Klorane desert date leave in
    Fructis Aloe air dry cream

    I would use something light and moisturizing like those, then you can apply two drops of oil on top if you want, but putting oil on dry hair doesnít work for everyone, it sometimes makes it worse.

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    Hi there yeah dry winter air can really change how your hair feels. I donít want to be a pain as this isnít what youíre asking after but Iím all about prevention - are you keeping your hair up/covered as much as possible? Of all the nice things I do for my hair, for me thatís no#1 (in the cold right now, but thereís always a reason wind, rain, sun, air conditioning, central heating, never mind the physical reasons like tree branches...)

    Regarding oils, Iím having luck on my fine hair with sweet almond after trying a few (but slowly, so more to maybe try in future) but I only started to *get* it with the oil thing after I found a routine where my hair was happy and not all stripped and needy if that makes sense). But thatís different for everyone of course.

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    Default Re: Hair Oils for Thin(ish) Straight Hair?

    I use olive oil but a VERY small amount, and I rub it between my hands and then finger comb the ends. Getting the balance of Just Enough with olive oil can be tricky, but it's the only oil I have on hand so I've learned how to use it.
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    Default Re: Hair Oils for Thin(ish) Straight Hair?

    My hair is thin, fine, dead straight and blonde.
    If you want moisture, oil doesn't give that. Oil seals in the moisture. That was a game changing fact for me. I was oiling dry hair for about 12 months without the results I wanted (moisture)!
    What I do is spritz my ends with some water (the moisture component) and then get 3 small droplets of pure argan oil (I've found this to be the thinnest and lightest oil for my hair) and i rub my hands together, then gently massage it into the ends of my hair, over the wetness of the water. So the oil seals in the water and voila, you have locked in moisture!!
    If your hair is thin like mine, honestly you only need 2 or 3 drops of oil, that's all. Any more means it looks greasy! I often do this for my hair at night time so that by morning it looks more normal again and doesn't have the appearance of being wet.
    My favourite oil is argan as I said, but I also like jojoba. However I find jojoba is a little heavier.

    Also you could add those couple of drops of oil to your ends while your hair is damp after a shower!

    PS I don't use leave in conditioners, they make my hair look greasy and weighed down, too. I feel you on that!!
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    Default Re: Hair Oils for Thin(ish) Straight Hair?

    Quote Originally Posted by LittleHealthy View Post
    My hair is thin, fine, dead straight and blonde.
    If you want moisture, oil doesn't give that. Oil seals in the moisture. That was a game changing fact for me. I was oiling dry hair for about 12 months without the results I wanted (moisture)!
    What I do is spritz my ends with some water (the moisture component) and then get 3 small droplets of pure argan oil (I've found this to be the thinnest and lightest oil for my hair) and i rub my hands together, then gently massage it into the ends of my hair, over the wetness of the water. So the oil seals in the water and voila, you have locked in moisture!!
    If your hair is thin like mine, honestly you only need 2 or 3 drops of oil, that's all. Any more means it looks greasy! I often do this for my hair at night time so that by morning it looks more normal again and doesn't have the appearance of being wet.
    My favourite oil is argan as I said, but I also like jojoba. However I find jojoba is a little heavier.

    Also you could add those couple of drops of oil to your ends while your hair is damp after a shower!

    PS I don't use leave in conditioners, they make my hair look greasy and weighed down, too. I feel you on that!!
    Itís funny what you donít think to mention! I dampen my ends before oiling too, then give it a couple mins, then oil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tinyponies View Post
    It’s funny what you don’t think to mention! I dampen my ends before oiling too, then give it a couple mins, then oil.
    Totally! I noticed the OP's join date was this month so I thought I'd best mention it. Oiling damp hair was what transformed my ability to grow my hair!
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    Default Re: Hair Oils for Thin(ish) Straight Hair?

    Quote Originally Posted by ArtOfNoot View Post
    The dry winter is hitting my hair really hard this year???? I don't have the thickest hair and my hair is blonde so hair oils and leave in contitioners make my hair heavy and very greasy looking. I use oil treatments and hair masks before washing, but after 2 days my hair gets dry and unhealthy looking again. My hair is virgin and at my armpit so its fairly young healthy, I have relativly few split ends, but my hair is forever dry.

    So I'm currently on the hunt for oil I can leave in my hair for moisture that is very thin and won't make me greasy or weigh my hair down.

    Does anyone else have this issue or am I the only one?
    At APL, you really don't need much oil, just 3-5 drops (honestly, I am not joking), spread between palms and smoothed over your ends should be more than enough.

    If your oil doesn't come in a pipette type bottle, get one of those and put some oil in there, it's amazing!
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