Mini-Review: Top Product for Thin Hair

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I am basically the poster child for thin hair so, I am constantly searching for hair products that are not heavy or oily – including shampoo and conditioner. Coming out of the winter, my hair was screaming for moisture and, therefore, overproducing oil. I couldn’t wash my hair fast enough. In addition, every shampoo I used would just way it down and leave my hair feeling completely unwashed. But, I have finally found the shampoo and conditioner that is PERFECT for my hair: Pantene’s Pro-V Aqua Light Shampoo and Conditioner.

This shampoo and conditioner literally brought my hair back from the dead in just two washes. Also, I can put quite a bit of conditioner on the ends of my hair and it will not get too oily (which is a problem I run into often).

The product is made with no silicones, parabens or dyes. I always swore that sulfate-free hair products were the way to go for my hair, but I have been convinced that silicone-free is the true secret weapon for us fine-haired beauties.

If you use this shampoo, let me know what you think. Or, if you have already found your savior, please let me know – I can never have too many helpers!

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3 Easy Ways to Make People Think You Are the Perfect Fashionista

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Smell Good

For many of us, unless we have a particular obsession with fragrances, we often neglect perfume in the morning. An easy fix for this is to place your favorite scent next to the front door, in your car, or even in your bag – somewhere that you know you will see it. A quick two-second spritz before walking out of the house will make people think you spent so much time getting ready in the morning when you really just grabbed the perfume from beside the door as a last minute resort.

Have Pretty Nails

In the words of Morgan Stewart, “Having chipped nail polish is like having dirty underwear.” But, there is nothing more difficult than keeping nails in tip top shape; not everyone can get to a nail salon every week. Instead of dealing with the chipped nails, keep your nail polish color in your purse. This will make it extremely easy to fix any kind of nail polish chip. Bonus tip: throw in a small nail file too. This will also help you keep your nails in the perfect shape and keep a small crack from turning into a broken nail.

Never Go Naked

I 100 percent believe that the one thing that can pull together an entire look is lipstick. Lip color can make even the drabbest outfit look like it came right off the pages of Vogue. So, my tip is to never be seen with naked lips. But, we cannot all afford the time to constantly reapply and reapply and reapply. To solve this problem, invest in a lip stain! Even cheap ones will do the job. My favorites are L’Oreal’s Infallible lip color and Maybelline’s SuperStey 14hr Lipstick.

 

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Surviving Winter for Beauties with Thin Hair

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I know that winter is almost over (definitely in other states), but there is currently snow on the ground here and there is more on the way. All season my hair has been fighting against the bitter cold and FINALLY, at the end of winter – great timing – won the battle.

First, a little background on my hair type. I  have thin hair, which means that it easily gets greasy and dirty. Consequently, I have to wash my hair every night, otherwise it is flat and literally looks wet from oils. Because of the constant shampooing and extreme weather, my hair is crazy dry and static-y. But, because of how fine my hair is, I cannot use a deep conditioner, hair mask, or even use too much of my standard conditioner. This is such a difficult predicament I have been in this winter, but I finally found a cure and I need to share it.

So, my current routine is to wash my hair normally every night (as usually) and then about once or twice a week I do a deep condition. I just use my regular conditioner and apply a generous amount all over my hair (as apposed to just the ends) and let it sit for about 3-5 minutes. Then, I rinse the conditioner and rewash my hair with a small amount of shampoo, just on the top of my head. This allows my hair to soak up all of the conditioner, but the shampoo removes any residue that might weigh down my hair and make it greasy. Additionally, I use a bit of hair oil on my ends later in the week when my hair becomes a little dryer.

I have found that when I do this I have absolutely no problems with static and my hair is not greasy or too flat. I am going to start using coconut oil for this (instead of regular conditioner) and see how that works. You can use any type of hair moisturizer; there are great lists of different kinds here and here. You can also make one at home.

Thank you so much for reading! Comment your favorite hair mask to use and if you try out my method, let me know if it works for you! Make sure to check out my Twitter and Instagram @maurabugara