A Solution for Fine Haired Beauties

 

I really dread to think how much I have spent on shampoos, conditioners, deep conditioners and the like over the years.  I know that I am relatively lucky with my hair – it could be a lot worse I’m sure – but it still frustrates me that I have to blow dry it for it to look its best.   Although I have enough hair for myself and one or two others, the actual hairs are very fine, and I am prone to flyaways.  I also find I can’t go more than two days without washing, because it just gets too greasy, being so fine. I also suffer from frizz from the ears down (is that weird?), then the top of my hair will be completely flat and lifeless, when I try and skip the heat styling stage. When I was despairing with it recently, because of the fineness, and because I was losing hair following my latest pregnancy, I went a little crazy and bought about 12 sets of shampoos and conditioners. Ridiculous, I know, but I just needed to find a solution for the frustration that was my mane (dramatic, moi?). Suffice to say I have struggled to find products that help with both the fine and frizzy texture.

 

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L-R Weightless Moisture Leave-In Conditioning Mist; Weightless Moisture Dry Oil; Weightless Moisture Shampoo; Weightless Moisture Conditioner

Then, a few weeks ago I was watching one of my favourite YouTube channels, CoffeeBreakwithDani And Dani mentioned that she had been sent some shampoo and conditioner to try.  She then went on to basically describe my own hair, when talking about her hair type. The only difference between us is that – by her own admission – she doesn’t have a huge amount of hair. So, when she raved about the Macadamia Professional Weightless Moisture range (here is the actual video), I immediately searched online and purchased the Weightless Moisture Travel Kit. It contains shampoo and conditioner, in addition to a leave-in conditioner, and a dry oil.  At a cost of £27.45, this seemed a slightly more affordable way of trying all four, and the smaller sized bottles meant that I was more likely to use them up even if I didn’t love them (How I wish all brands would make small sizes to try!)

The Macadamia Professional products are divided up by hair texture, rather than greasy, dry etc. The Weightless Moisture range is for baby fine hair; then there is Nourishing Moisture, for medium to coarse hair; and finally, the Ultra Rich moisture for very coarse to coiled hair. They also offer a whole host of styling products, and sets for specific needs.  The Weightless Moisture range is specifically for ‘hair that is often thin, limp and lifeless, in need of body and lift’.  These products are also Paraben Free, Sulphate Free and Cruelty Free (a big plus for me).

 

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I have been using the shampoo and conditioner every time I wash, for around three weeks now, and I have been really pleased with the results. My hair definitely feels like it has more texture, and is much less flyaway and static. Whereas previously I haven’t been able to air dry my hair without regretting it after, I can now get away with a quick blast with the hair dryer, and that is it. I have more volume at the roots, because the conditioner doesn’t weigh the hair down, the flip side is that my hair is not as soft as with other shampoo and conditioner combinations. I have found that the way round this is to spray the ends (while damp) with the leave-in conditioner. This gives the ends a little bit of help, without making the roots greasy. This isn’t how it is designed to be used (it’s either one conditioner or the other) but it works for me. I can’t say I’m crazy about the smell, but I will put up with it for the sake of more manageable hair. I also haven’t had much success with the dry oil mist, which is supposed to leave hair shiny.  I didn’t really find that it made much difference, to be honest.

Unfortunately, the relatively high price of the shampoo (£18.90 for 300ml) and conditioner (£19.40 for 300ml) may mean that I can’t purchase them again (I already spend more on beauty products than is acceptable), so I am being very careful not to use more than I need to. Other than that though, I definitely would recommend both the shampoo and conditioner, and the leave in conditioner.

So, tell me, what shampoo and conditioner does it for you?  Have you tried any products from the Macadamia Professional range?

 

Please note: This post is NOT sponsored, Macadamia Professional have no idea who I am (neither does Dani BTW).

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Hair Talk – Trevor Sorbie Keratin + Argan Magnetic Multi Wand

Over the last 12 months my hair has gone from below shoulder length to jaw length.  That sounds accidental doesn’t it – but no, I have short hair voluntarily.  Unlike skincare and makeup, I like to keep things extremely simple with my hair.  If I could get away with just washing and going, I would.  Unfortunately my hair has frizzy tendencies, so needs a hairdryer to calm it down.  I then either straighten, or curl.

Even if I had the time – which I don’t – I still doubt that I would spend longer than 10 minutes styling my hair.  I prefer a more natural ‘I woke up like this’ look.  My styling tools of choice are my Ghd straighteners (of course), which although expensive have lasted me over 10 years (!) and the Trevor Sorbie Keratin + Argan Magnetic Multi Wand.

 

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L – R large wand; small wand; and bubble wand attachments

This curling wand has three attachments; a small barrel for tight curls, a bubble attachment for a more natural wave, and a larger barrel for big curls.  The attachments are magnetic, so super easy to swap, and are ceramic – which minimises damage to the hair.  There are multiple heat settings, between 150 and 200 C, which allows you to control how much heat you subject your hair to.  A useful feature for those whose hair needs a little more TLC.  I always make sure I use the heat resistant glove, after the time I badly burnt my finger – I still have the scar to remind me, should I forget.  Another handy feature is the heat resistant storage bag, which opens out flat, a must for resting the wand on while hot.  My husband still hasn’t forgiven me for the hole in the carpet caused by my Ghds.  Oops.

When my hair was longer I would use the bubble attachment, for a beachy wave.  Now that I have less length to play with, I use the small barrel.  This still gives a relaxed curl, that when it drops looks just how I like it.  On my hair the curls do last until the second day, when I spritz with a low-hold hairspray after styling.

Which tools and products do you like to use on your hair? Have you ever rocked a beehive, or do you like a more relaxed look?

PS: This is what happens when trying to take photos with small children around.  My youngest wanted in on the action.

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