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Hair so thin and fine

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Hi everyone. I am not sure what to do anymore with my hair, it is so fine and thin and blows into a mess whenever I go outside after spending hours in the bathroom sytling it. My avatar pic proves it, that pic wwas taken after I was outside for a little while in the wind. So any tips on how I can manage my hair better, make it more full or thicker? I tried blowdrying it upside down and all that does is make the ends of my hair poof out and I look like a clown all day, lol. I posted a similar question on yahoo answers and a girl suggested I just let it grow out longer. Have been doing some reading on women with fine thin hair and the best style for that type of hair and most are saying having it cut short about chin length. I really do not want to cut my hair, want to keep it at shoulder length, that is where it is right now. Just need some good advice on how to keep it from flying away when outside. Putting it in a ponytail is not a good idea for me since it is so thin already, do not want to lose anymore hair. Right now I am using a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner, considering going with a volumizing shampoo and condtioner that Sally Beauty Supply carries.



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I have curly/wavy hair. It's very temperamental and moody and very fine. Also, my father's side of the family was kind enough to give me the baldness gene and I have quite a bit of thinning above my temples. It's not quite a widow's peak yet but it wasn't far from being one before I started HRT. Luckily, I have had some regrowth in the thinning/balding areas but I just don't have enough hair to cut bangs (or fringe) in the front and pulling it back doesn't help hide my hairline.

I started using Garnier shampoo for body and thickness tonight and according to the bottle it needs a week or so to work so I can't really comment on if this product works yet, but if you can afford it a good thickening shampoo couldn't hurt. I'm not sure if it will stop your hair from being blown around in the wind or not but it could help strengthen it so you can wear ponies without breakage.

I know it's not a salon brand but my hair is pretty temperamental and for an over the country product Garnier has worked fine for me so far. I'll let you know if this helps me disguise my hairline any and if it really does seem to give the 70% more volume and body it claims it does.

Good luck with your search Susan!



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That is not my hair in my avatar. My hair is baby fine now that I am on HRT and by now all of it has been "fertilized" by my estrogen. The pics in my gallery where I say my own hair are just that. I got some help by having a salon use a hair color on me that did plump it up a tiny bit. Recently, I tried a styling gel to keep it from flying in my face, and that has been controlling it even though the ends do get a bit spikey, and a brush out later takes the gel out of the hair. I actually keep getting compliments on how my hair looks. Tomorrow I will be making a pre Easter salon appointment for a root job of color, and then just a dead end removal and touch up. My hair is below my collar bone. In another three months I am going to see about doing my hair the color of my best wig which is the one in the Avatar.

I also have good luck with the hair pieces that I have demonstrated in my gallery. I used my clip in bangs today, and had a lot of fun.

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Dear Jade, I went to Sally Beauty Supply the other day and bought AgeBeautiful Fullness Shampoo and conditioner, kind of pricey, $10.00 for each, plus I bought a wooden paddle brush. So far the shampoo and conditioner are working in giving my hair more body and fullness, it is really soft anyhow. Hair seems to be less in my face but then I have not been out in the wind lately,lol. I good mousse might help, I heard Panteene Pro V Volumizing Mousse is suppose to be good. I chose AgeBeautiful shampoo because it is Sulfate free. Burt's Bees Very Volumzing Shampoo is another sulfate free shampoo that is suppose to be good too, have not been able to find it in stores though.

Vicky, I have been on Youtube recently listening to reviews on wigs, have been considering getting a wig for myself just to change my style some days without having to go to the salon. I did find a hairstylist near downtown San Diego that is less expensive then my current stylist, it is called Christiano's Hair Lounge, not far from the clinic where I go for my hormones. I might make an appointment to see him next week on the day I go to the clinic.

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