My natural hair care routine for fine hair is here!
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I wanted to first start off and let you know what type of hair I have. The beauty of doing a post like this with several other bloggers is that we all have different hair types. So if I don't have your hair type, there is bound to be someone who does.
My hair type is fine and thin. I'm all about adding body to my hair! Give me the volume. I also don't like products that add a lot of weight to my hair. I want something that will be weightless and provide lasting volume.
If this is your hair type, then you're in the right place! I've been searching for the best natural hair products for fine and thin hair for the last 8 years since going green and I'm pretty sure I've discovered the holy grails.
*Oh and side note I'm a hair stylist! Talking hair is kind of my jam. It's one of the first things I notice about people. So know your in good hands.
Shampoo & Conditioner-
If you've been in natural beauty for a hot minute you know it can be like rolling the dice when trying to find a decent shampoo and conditioner. Thankfully it has gotten a lot better. Natural shampoos and conditioners have come a long way!
I've found a few I can't stop using.
Beautycounter Volume and Shape Shampoo and Conditioner- This shampoo is an all star when it comes to fine/thin haired gals. It suds up so well. My hair feels clean and it doesn't weigh it down. The conditioner still does feel like it hydrates without adding weight. My hair is color treated so I do like a little hydration otherwise my lighter pieces can look a little dry. I wash my hair every other day. Get it here!
Ursa Major Go Easy Daily Shampoo and Conditioner- This is such a good all around shampoo and conditioner. It really makes my hair feel extra clean and bouncy. Not a heavy shampoo at all. It still lathers a little too which I love. It smells citrus mixed with a little sandalwood. The conditioner is light, yet my hair still feels hydrated. Get it here!
I've found some great styling products since going natural with my hair routine as well.
Step 1: Add in some lasting volume on damp hair.
Innersense I Create Lift Volumizing Foam- So this is very similar to a mousse. I pump some out into my hands and then run it through my roots to mid shaft on damp hair before I blow dry my hair. It gives my hair so much volume and lasting body. I blow dry my hair upside down, this adds a ton of extra volume. As I'm blow drying I will brush my hair downward with this brush. I'm obsessed with this blow drying brush! brushing your hair helps to prevent the product from becoming crunchy and spreads it out evenly. If you have curly fine/thin hair you could just scrunch up with your hands so you don't ruin your curls.
It really gives hair this long lasting volume and your hair feels like it has some grit to it! Snag it here!
Step 2: Add in a weightless cream texturizer for some definition.
Innersense Innerpeace Whipped Creme Texturizer- This stuff lives up to the hype. I’ve been using it for 3 years and I can’t stop! It comes in a round jar. It looks like a thick lotion. The texture is a little sticky, and has some good hold. I put it in my hands and rub them together, and you can feel the texture it’s about to create just in your hands. I loved putting this in my hair wet, and then using a diffuser to blow dry. It would make my hair have this messy tousled look and then I would go through and wrap some pieces around a curling iron to bring some definition.
I also loved it for after curling my hair. I would go through and scrunch up all over to bring some separation and texture to my curls. This not only gave my hair hold, but that tousled look we all crave! My sister also couldn’t stop singing this product’s praises. She loved it for the hold it gave her naturally wavy hair and the definition. Since her hair is naturally wavy, it was all she needed to get her style rockin’-which is pretty amazing. This works for any hair type, fine, thick, or curly. If I had one styling product to pick from Innersense this would be it! A must have product in any beauty maven’s hair arsenal! Grab it here!
Step 3: Add in a sea salt spray for more texture.
Innersense I Create Waves Texture Spray- Innersense just knows how to create exceptional hair products. The founders are stylists themselves which definitely helps. They know the hair and they know what it needs. This salt spray is their newest product and I couldn’t wait to try it! I used it once and knew it was going to be a fave.
A lot of texture or salt sprays can weigh the hair down a bit. Not this one. It gives my hair some decent hold, almost like a subtle hair spray, and then it adds texture. Not heavy texture that gets super crunchy. This is effortless texture that makes it feel like your hair just did it on it’s own.
I love spraying it in my hair to break up my curls after I curl my hair. It gives my hair a tousled look. I’m excited to travel because I don’t even think I would bring a hair spray- just this! It offers enough hold. This would work great for those with curly hair too as it would help to liven up your natural curls. SO excited to have this in the summer months! Get your I Create Waves Texture Spray here!
Step 4: Finish with some finishing spray for added hold and volume.
Josh Rosebrook Hair Spray- The best natural hairspray I’ve found peeps-let it be known! It’s in pump form, there’s no aerosol that’s good…trust me(bad for you and the environment). I love the smell! It has a list of essential oils but the ones that stick out to me are the rosemary and lavender. I love knowing exactly what I’m breathing in, no hidden fragrance!
Second, it doesn’t goop up when you spray. It actually has a mist feel. Yeah, pretty cool. Lastly, it just works. With my hair being fine and thin, this product delivers hold throughout the day, volume, and doesn’t get crunchy…you know what I’m talking about. It’s just good stuff. I would recommend this for anyone transitioning from a mainstream hairspray. You need it, trust me! Grab it here!
Step 5: Add some dry shampoo if needed.
Primally Pure Dry Shampoo- When looking for a dry shampoo I want something that will give my hair lift, and volume and take away oiliness. I also want it to be somewhat reasonable in price and available in brown and blonde.
Well, I found it! I’m obsessed with Primally Pure’s Dry Shampoo. I use the one for light hair, but I love that they have a dark option as well. It really gives my hair body and bounce. I sprinkle it on in the mornings when I don't wash my hair and then I brush it through. I prefer using a teasing brush because it’s smaller and really helps to get the product spread evenly. This is the one I use. Plus, it smells fresh! They use essential oils of grapefruit, lavender and peppermint. If you’ve been searching for a good dry shampoo look no further! Get your Primally Pure Dry Shampoo here!
*The sums up my natural hair routine. You don't have to use the salt spray and hair spray on the same day. Sometimes I just use the salt spray and sometimes I just use the hair spray. Sometimes both!
Favorite Hair Tools-
Having the right hair tools can also make a huge difference when getting the right look or style, especially for fine/thin hair.
Shield Life EMFreedom Hair Dryer- This is such a great all around hair dryer. I really like to get a low EMF one if I can. Blow dryers are a big culprit when it comes to EMF exposure. If you want to learn more about the harmful affects of EMF's check out my blog post here. This blocks 75% of EMF's from getting absorbed into your body. It does it through copper infused barrier that directs the EMF's away from your body. Bonus you can get it on Amazon! Get it here!
Curling Irons- I love these curling irons. They work great, come in a variety of sizes and aren't outrageously expensive. Also. a side note for those who have fine/thin hair. I use a 3/4 inch barrel on my hair. I've found that this size is really great for those who have fine/thin hair. It does give you a more curly look initially but then I brush it out and it looks more tousled. I like it though because my curl will actually stay. Otherwise if I curl it with something bigger my hair tends to fall easier. I'll curl my hair and then brush it out with the teasing brush. It gives me a wavy look versus ringlet curl look. Snag one here!
Flat Iron- I really love this flat iron! I've been using it for a while and it just works so well. It has slightly rounded edges so it's really versatile for curling or flat ironing. I find to get the really undone imperfect waves, you need a great flat iron. Also, preferably one with slightly rounded edges. This also helps to seal in moisture and not strip your hair. So crucial if you flat iron your hair a lot or have color treated hair. Trust me, you will love it! Get it here!
Rubberands- I find a lot of hair ties are just too big for my hair. These ones are just the right size. If you have fine/thin hair you feel me on this! I prefer a clear hair band too. I love using these for easy top knots. Grab them here!
Like this or maybe want to find someone with your hair type? Then check out my friend's hair routines here:
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