2012 Best Hair Products for Fine Hair
One of the things I sometimes forget to stay up on, until my hair stylist gives me a hot new tip on styling, is hair products for fine hair. My hair is thick but very fine, which means it must be styled in order to look good. It won’t fall well if left alone, no matter how great the cut. All it wants to do is sit there FLAT on my head. Plus, my hair started to go grey while I was in my early teens, which means I have been coloring my hair my entire adult life. So basically in order for my hair to look right I have to not only color it every two weeks, I have to use the right products so it doesn’t LOOK like I color my hair every two weeks.
I LOVE HAIR PRODUCTS
From the kinds of brushes you use when blow drying to the product you use in the hair itself, there is a tool for everything. Today’s cutting edge hair products – mousse, root lifts, hair sprays , etc do not weigh the hair down. They are invisible, add shine, lend body, bring up color, and hold hair better, faster and longer than previous generations of hair product. These days there is no reason to accept limp lifeless hair, or damaged ends, or washed out color, or hair falling in your face, or to be in any way a victim of bad hair. Empty out the drawers in your bathroom, and get rid of all of the old product that doesn’t work that well, to make room for the new generation of hair styling heavies. These are some of the best hair products for fine hair I have found.
My Beverly Hills Hair Salon is The Cal Martini Color Group. Cal is a celebrity stylist in Beverly Hills, and I trust him completely with my color and cut. But it his stylist Christine that I depend on when I want my hair blown out and styled because she always blows my hair out so that it looks thick and shiny, not teased and overblown. Since this feels like a minor miracle, every time she styles my hair I ask her about what she is using on my hair this time.
Thanks to Christine, here is the list of Best Hair Products for Fine Hair in 2011. (Oliva Garden C45 Ceramic + ion thermal brush), (Rene Furterer Tonicia no rinse densifying mousse), (Minardi Root Lift) (Rene Furterer Vegetal Finishing Spray) These are the products she’s tested out on my superfine, medium brown, color-treated Ombre colored hair, which can look so good when styled properly, and so horrible when left unattended. Now these are the products I use when I do my hair myself, and they make all of the difference in the outcome.
A GREAT SHAMPOO AND CONDITIONER
Do not believe those dumb magazine articles that claim all shampoos are alike and we are just paying for the packaging. Any time I run out of my expensive-but-great shampoo, or if I’m traveling and it gets confiscated by security (Grrr!!) and I have to use something else, my hair texture changes, and NOT for the better. Instead of shiny smooth healthy looking hair, it starts to tangle more easily, it doesn’t hold the style as well, and the ends can even look frizzed, something that is inexcusable in 2011. So I know for a fact Rene Furterer’s “Okara” Shampoo and “Okara” Conditioner for Color Treated Hair is essential for my hair to look healthy, NOT color treated and for the color to LAST..
Next, to protect and strengthen the hair as it’s being dried use a healthy handful of the Rene Furterer “Tonucia Mousse’ which is a cool orange mousse. Since I blow my hair dry every other day, and the hair is fine and easy to break, it needs not only protection but a product that helps strengthen a weak hair shaft and gives fine hair “hold” .
BODY, BODY, BODY
To get some real body the best thing out there is Minardi Hair Care’s “Root Lift” It is THE go to item for natural looking body for fine hair.
When the hair is semi dry, just spray it on the roots of the sections of hair you want lifted and lift with a large “ceramic” barreled brush while drying. It is extremely natural but boy does it hold. Only use it in sections of the hair that need lift because it is so effective you will end up with really big hair if you lift all of the roots!
HAIR STYLING BRUSHES
Next, believe it or not, the kind of styling brush you use can not only help you style your hair more easily, it can speed up the hair drying process AND make a hair style last longer – (particularly when combined with the right styling products). What is this wondrous tool you ask me? A ceramic + Ion Round Thermal brush
The ceramic core of this brush heats up very quickly, cooking your hair from the inside out so your hair dries very quickly AND it holds the style better because the brush acts like a curling iron. They come in different sizes.
Last week I couldn’t find my ceramic brushes so I used my old round brushes to blow dry my hair. They did a decent job, same as ever, but it took almost twice as long (which is very bad for my hair to dry and it didn’t hold the style nearly as well. I’m so spoiled with those new “Ion” ceramic brushes!
Use a few little drops Minardi Hair Care’s “Color Glisten” to bring out the color and make it super shiny. Just a couple of drops, roots to ends for sheen. Sometimes Christine will put it on my hair before she blow dry’s it out for even more sheen, but at home I only apply once my hair is styled, right before I spray.
Ya gotta use hair spray. This is another one of those products magazines love to tell you are fine to use cheap versions of. I do not agree. The last thing I want is bits of hair spray flaking off like dandruff, or spray that weighs down the hair or makes it sticky and encourages hair to break. So I use Rene Furterer’s “Vegetal Finishing Spray”
I spray lightly all over and continue to put my hair where I want it with the end of a comb, so the hold is flexible
So here are my products for color treated hair that is also fine. Having used them now for a couple of months and experienced the difference between using them and not, I am hooked. These are definitely the best hair products for fine hair in 2012.
Rene Furterer “Okara” Shampoo and Conditioner for color treated hair