Wednesday, January 30, 2013

A Hair Dilemna

I have the suckiest hair on the planet (this is an understatement). It is baby thin, fine, dry, flat and frizzy (this dumb Florida weather does not help, either). In fact, my 5-year-old step daughter has thicker hair than I do. My hair doesn't grow either. And when it does grow, I have to trim it back to where it was because the ends are so dead (Fun fact: I wore extensions at my wedding).
It's a never ending cycle and I am SO over it. I've tried conditioning, thinkening treatments and conditioners, coconut oil, etc. I've tried only washing my hair every other day so that it can be healthier. I've used my straightener and blow dryer less. Nothing is working.
Now do you see what I'm talkin' 'bout?
When I go back to Oregon to visit, my hair is better. It's soft and hydrated, and even has a little volume (gasp!). So I am certain that it's this sauna they call a state, Florida (no offense, Florida and its people).
So this is my cry for help (waaaaaahhhh).
Can you share your hair tips with me (especially if you live in Florida)? What products do you use and love?
Do you have super fine hair? What do you do to add body and make it look and feel thicker?
Thank you for listening :) 


  1. I don't know, girl. My hair might rival yours in the suck-ville department. Like why won't it grow! Wah. Let me know if you find a miracle cure!

  2. Have you tried taking Biotin? A third of my hair fell out (three months after septic shock) and I took biotin, a multivitamin, fish oil, and massaged my scalp regularly and it seemed to grow back pretty quickly, and even thicker than before. I've also found that blow drying with a boar bristle round brush makes my hair look less flat than using a flat iron, and when I really need a boost I use Big Sexy Hair Spray & Play.

  3. I live in Florida and I feeeeel your pain. I started taking biotin and it helped a lot. Also, when blow drying my hair, I use a flat brush and it helps brow dry my hair straight so I use less heat when straightening/curling. I also use Moroccanoil when I get out of the shower and I think that helps a lot!

    good luck!

  4. Hi! I live in Jacksonville and my hair looks just like yours:) I just discovered clip in extensions and wear them almost every day at this point. They make my gross (and thinning hair) look better. I have never found the miracle products that make my hair look great down here...hoping my move to Michigan this summer makes it look better...hopefully. Dear God, please.

  5. I use Kerastase products and they make a world of difference. Ciment Thermique helps with breakage so you hair wont break and might actually grow (I have the same problem). They also have these serums that are awesome. I use the green one (ELIXIR ULTIME MORINGA IMMORTEL) and it is light enough for fine hair but still smooths and de-frizzes!

    Also, I got permanent (not clip in) extensions and that helped A LOT! And I finally had thick long hair.'s pretty expensive!

    xo, jill
    Classy with a Kick

  6. I recommend the 2-in-1 Head & Shoulders shampoo/conditioner, even if you don't have dandruff. No other shampoo makes my hair feel thicker and healthier.

  7. I'm living in Grenada (in the caribbean) and I never used to use conditioner at home. But now.. I use conditioner in the shower AND a leave in conditioner when I'm out of the shower and have brushed my hair. It's helped me, and is a cheaper alternative to any pricy hot oil treatments. :)

    I just use Organix brand shampoo. I mix it up though, I think they have one for moisture.. :)

    Good luck!

  8. I have the same problem except my hair loves Alaska and HATES Washington. When I was in home in Alaska for Christmas, my hair looked and felt so f-ing good. I don't really know what to do about mine either but I'm going to give Acrue Organics shampoo a try. It has great reviews on Amazon and it works with trying to be paraben/sulfate free. I'll let you know how it works!!

  9. I was just recently told by my hair dresser that over conditioning is just as bad as not doing it at all. It can actually kinda of clog up your hair making it feel worse. Do you have city or well water? I use Malibu clarifying shampoo. They make it for hard water, well water, city water etc. It removes all of the impurities from the h20. I use it twice a week. Recently we installed a water purification system with a softener and that has helped A TON. Acrue organics is great!!!!! it's a little pricey but it's totally worth it. Also Moroccan oil is a must, just on the ends though (after you dry it) and it will kind of smooth all the ends together. Good luck ;)

  10. My hair is awful, too! Yours looks way prettier than mine! I have insanely thick hair, and its definitely way over processed. I had to get extensions for my wedding, too- I've been trying to grow it out FOREVER and until recently it was at a stand still. I'll definitely be looking for some tips, you might have to do a post about them for us! :)


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