Fine/Oily Hair Care Routine

27 Jul 2015

I love myself a good hair day just as much as the next girl does but boy do I hate doing it. Hair is usually the last thing I do in my morning routine and it's very minimalistic. (It's also because I'm lazy but I'm leaving that part out). I was blessed with the baby fine and lifeless hair that is usually very dry and frizzy but also extremely oily. I'm the girl that can say I have 99 problems and they are all my hair, okay? I'm not a hair expert nor will I ever be but these are just tips and tricks and products I have found to work the best for me!

I'm one of those people who has to wash their hair every day so that's where my routine starts. I'm not overly picky with my shampoo brands because I switch frequently so as long as it says something about volume, moisture or damage control, it's good enough for me. As of lately I have been using the Aussie Moist Shampoo and Conditioner and it has been lovely! It hasn't made by hair too greasy but makes everything manageable and smooth and that smell, though. It makes me want to live at a beach but real life says otherwise. Once or twice a week I like to give my hair a really good deep condition to try and counteract the heat I use on my hair. Let's just say it works that way, okay? I usually use the L'Oreal Arginine Resist One Minute Conditioning Mask (Try saying that three times fast) which is pretty good. The only thing I haven't enjoyed is the smell but you don't notice it once your hair is dry so Beauty is Pain right? I've also been using the Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Deep Conditioner and I seriously love this stuff! It's been years since I've seen it in stores so you can imagine my excitement when I found it at Superstore! There might have been a happy dance in the aisle. There also might have been an embarrassed little sister who almost left me but it gave her a good laugh! The smell matches the Moist Shampoo line so I'm a happy woman when I use them together.

When I get out of the shower, I throw my hair up in a towel for ten minutes to get any extra water out and take it out when I finish my makeup. I start out with the Tresemme Keratin Smooth Serum, which is hands down the best thing that has ever been put into my hair. It makes everything so soft and smooth BUT doesn't make my hair oily! This has been a reoccurring problem with most serums I have bought and had to con off on family members or roommates when they didn't work. I can also use this on dry hair and have had no oiliness so that's a bonus! After I just use a little bit of the Tresemme Platinum Strength Heat Spray and I'm ready to blow dry. You can add this to dry hair if your worried but it's too much for my hair so I skip it.

Sometimes if I want a little more volume I'll use the Paul Mitchell Styling Extra-Body Daily Boost Root Lifter Spray. Be warned that this can get very sticky, though. I only spray it twice and then massage it in for the best results and if you feel like using more, you can go from there. This gives my hair just the right amount life and volume and quickly became a staple product.

I don't do anything fancy with my styling so I won't bore you with those details much. I just tend to blow dry my hair either upside down or in the opposite direction that it usually lays and then give it a quick straighten.

Some extra little tips and tricks when it comes to fine or oily hair:

1. Less is more- When it comes to fine or oily hair, the less product you put on your hair is often more than enough! Think of this idea like a freshly washed car. Do you really want to go through mud puddles after you put the effort to clean it? Probably not...but you do you boo boo. Try limiting your hair routine to a couple of really good products and you'll really see a difference.

2. Dry Shampoo is your BFF- There will be days where you wake up late and have no time to wash your hair. There will also be days where you just don't want to wash it, let's face it. Investing in a good dry shampoo to boost your confidence and make your hair look better makes the world of difference! I've found great luck with both Batiste Dry Shampoo as well as Got2B Rockin' It Encore Dry Shampoo so definitely check those out if you out if you're in the market for a new one. The matching dry conditioner is great for extra frizz and shine after you finish styling! If you have especially oily hair try putting some in your hair before bed to let it really soak in and give you extra volume! This will save you a little extra time trying to work in the product in the morning.

3. Don't be afraid to try new things! - Hair care is often an area left unexplored but it's actually encouraged! How else are you going to find that next holy grail product? Girl, I don't even want to know how much money I've spent on products that haven't worked out so if you're worried about here is a tip: Check sites like Makeup Alley for reviews before you purchase! This way you can get the general census for a product before you commit.

4. Invest in a good hairspray- Fine hair doesn't tend to hold the style for more than a few hours so finding a good hairspray will make your life so much easier. I really like the Pantene Smooth Humidity Proof Hairspray because it gives great hold but doesn't make your hair sticky or crunchy! Plus it smells pretty good. Humidity can also ruin your style so this hairspray has you covered as well. Quick tip- Hairspray also can make things like clips and pins grip your hair better! Just spray before or after you get them into place and you should be good to go!

This is what my hair usually looks like when everything is said and done! Not too bad, eh?

What are your holy grail hair care products? Share them below!

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