I have fine and thin hair, which I have learned to work with my entire life.
Dear Matthew and Ashley, I remember when I first had a frustrating moment with my hair. I was in grade school and my hair was long, it was down to my middle back and every moring my Mother would comb my long locks into two high pigtails. At the time, the trendy hair grip was the elastic loops with the balls on the end and you place the middle of the loop on the hair and wrap and wrap and then slide one ball over the other to secrue the ponytail. One saturday morning, my Mother refused to do my hair and gave me the horrible news that it was time for me to starting styling my own hair startintg today. I spent over an hour standing infront of the mirror trying to twist that (dispicble elastic loop) around my ponytail. (Of course, the prudent partent action would have been to set up a child with the products needed to be successful, instead of starting a beginner with advance tools, but you know how Granny O. is) To no suprise, I walked out of the bathroom an hour and half later, face tear stained and for the first time, I hated my hiar.
Ashley today you are finishing your second grade year and your hair almost a mirror image of how mine was. I am so blessed to know that you mother is gentle and has guided you love the hair you were born with.
Reasons why I love my thin and fine hair.
1. A bottle of shampoo and conditioner last almost a year, and for this reason it is easy to afford a higher end brand.
2. Our fine thin hair dries super fast, even when air drying.
3. We spend almost little if nothing on styling products, every little thing applied to our hair can weigh it down, so a little goes a long way
4. Even when its long, it is light on the scalp; therefore, updoes feel light and easy on the head.
5. Our type of fine thin hair is silky soft, and our loved ones and family love to play with it, which is so relaxing and bonding.
Two major disadvantages to thin and fine hair
1. It looks greasy very easily, I can shampoo and air dry my hair at 8pm and by 8am the next morning my bangs and crown can look a little limp and greasy.
2. When styling our hair our scalp can show. So a quick flick with the tooth brush to tease the crown is almost always needed no matter what style we do our hair.
To address the two most disadvantages, I use dry shampoo
I have tried many over the years including baby powder and kitchen supplies such as corn startch
but the best for me is the following.
(baby powder did work but to get enough on my hair to truley absorb the oils, made the powder settle on my scalp which clogged my pores and gave me some scalp acne.
I use batiste original scent on my bangs and crown, I spray enough for a white cast, and let it sit while I do my makeup and then I rub/massage it out with my finger tips and my hair has volume, great scent, and looks clean.