I agree Kalex- layers and blow-dry upside down. I have really long/thick/straight/fine hair and I'll dry upside down, then round-b
I agree Kalex- layers and blow-dry upside down. I have really long/thick/straight/fine hair and I'll dry upside down, then round-brush in four sections to smooth things out. I also put Phyto Volumizing Spray at the roots. Next I curl, using a 1.5inch curling iron, and wrap each section in a curler with a duckbill clip to set. It's a lot of work, but looks great AND it lasts for two or three days.
Your hair seems a lot like mine. I stopped using shampoo about a year and a half ago and only wash my hair about twice a week just
Your hair seems a lot like mine. I stopped using shampoo about a year and a half ago and only wash my hair about twice a week just with conditioner. I use Head and Shoulders conditioner as my "shampoo" and Wen as my conditioner. The Head and Shoulders does a really good job of cleansing my scalp and keeps flakes at bay, and the Wen keeps my hair conditioned and manageable, since fine hair tangles easily. On my non wash days during the week I use a bit of dry shampoo, Dry Bar Detox is my favorite, and during the weekend I let my natural oils moisturize my hair. It definitely took a little but of time, but I have noticed my hair feels thicker, and stronger, and isn't as broken. I also rarely heat style my hair, and I don't put it in tight pony tails unless I'm doing something really active and can't have it moving around. I've kept my hair longer recently, since it's healthier I only need to trim it every 6 months or so. If I want to add a bit of volume during the day I just ruffle my fingers through my hair at my scalp or shift the part a bit. I think the biggest thing that changed my hair for the better was eliminating shampoo completely, even ones that are "color safe" or "sulfate free." Cowashing requires a little bit of trail and error, and your scalp will take some time to adjust, but I will never use shampoo again (unless I'm at the salon, but I really hate it... even though my stylist knows I don't shampoo grrrr).