This post goes out to all of the women in the world who struggle with limp, boring hair.
I’ve been told that my hair is very healthy, and while that’s not necessarily a bad thing, I also happen to have baby fine hair – and a lot of it. So basically, my hair seems super thick, but it’s actually super fine – I just have way more of it than I should.
What this means is three things:
- My hair rarely holds a curl. I mean, it does, but it takes a looooot of product to get there.
- My hair gets greasy within hours of washing it. And not just slightly greasy – absolutely disgustingly greasy. I’ll never be able to have a chic Parisian fringe.
- If I don’t use the right products, it looks like I’ve gelled my hair down onto my scalp. It’s ridiculous.
So, in my quest to stop hating my hair, I’ve been trialling a bunch of new products.
There’s been some that haven’t done me any favours [I’m talking about dry shampoo that makes my hair look even greasier, and one texturising powder that made my scalp ache], and then there are the four products I’m sharing in this post.
Finding hair products that work can be such a painful task, so I hope that this post helps even just one of you in fixing your limp haired woes.
After trialling an extensive list of shampoo for lifeless hair, I turned to the salty powers of Seanik by LUSH. I’ve used this shampoo bar before, a couple of years back, and I forgot how clarifying it was for the hair and scalp – something that’s really important if you’re propping your hair up with product. I’m also loving the fact that it makes me use way less product, and it’s friendly for the earth too!
THE DRY SHAMPOO:
Dry shampoo is a must for limp haired girls. It adds volume and texture and just the right amount of zhuzh to freshly washed hair. I’d say I go through about a can of dry shampoo a week, but I just can’t live without it! My tried and true is the Batiste Dry Shampoo in the Classic scent, but just about any scent will do when I’m in a pinch. My top tip [that I learned from Zoë Foster Blake] is to spray your roots with dry shampoo before going to bed, and you’ll wake up with gorgeous Parisian bed hair. It’s never failed me come morning!
THE TEXTURISING SPRAY:
Now, I’ve used it all when it comes to texturising products, and surprisingly, there are many ways to lift your locks. I mentioned earlier that I once used a powder that made my scalp ache, and while I find that product very effective in super short-term situations, I’ve found that continued use of the product gave me scalp blemishes and made my hair snap. So one day I went out and bought the Klorane Leave-In Spray with Flax Fibre on a limb, and my hair hasn’t been the same since. By simply spraying this product into my roots, I find my hair is bouncy and bright, and I can get much longer out of a wash. I also use less dry shampoo, which is major for an addict like me! The only tip I’ll give is to not overdo it on this product. You really only need two or three spritzes and you’re good until your next wash. Otherwise, I find the product can build up and begin to make my hair look weighed down and sad.
THE SALT SPRAY:
Everyone needs a salt spray in their arsenal. I’ve been loving the Toni & Guy Sea Salt Texturising Spray of late, and I really think it’s done wonders for my hair! Anyone with hair that’s perhaps a little too healthy will know that it’s very easy for your hair to spring back to it’s normal style within hours of curling or straightening it. I don’t know why that happens, but I also seem to be unable to properly dye my hair as it just doesn’t penetrate the strands as much as I would like it to. I think a salt spray is great for adding a slight texture to the ends of my hair, which in turn makes it easier to run through with a curling iron. I realise that’s probably contradictory to what we’ve all been told for years, but it’s just what works for me.
Do you have any tips for styling limp hair?