Jump to content

Fine, thin hair.........
What cut????????


  • Please log in to reply
12 replies to this topic

#1 *JJ*

Posted 09 December 2012 - 08:45 AM

I have very fine, thin hair that sits about 2 inches below my shoulders.

I wear it up every day and if i try to leave it out i am constantly picking hair off my top and pulling out loose hair (i am really bad at the moment, I don't even know how i still have hair).

I think my hair is actually getting thinner!! I tried a blunt fringe but didn't really suit so am in the process of trying to grow that out.

I would love to know if anyone else has similar hair and what style works for them?

Thanks heaps

#2 *JJ*

Posted 09 December 2012 - 06:22 PM

No one had painful hair like me that can help with advice..............................please  unsure.gif

My hair is just so, so thin and so fine and getting worse as I get older. I know having it below my shoulders isn't helping but just not sure what the next best thing would be (oh and no short hair, it so doesn't suit  biggrin.gif ).

#3 bubbanme

Posted 09 December 2012 - 06:26 PM

I wish I could help but my hair is the same  cry1.gif

I was hoping for answers too!

#4 item

Posted 09 December 2012 - 06:27 PM

Can't go past a bob.

Maybe slightly longer in front and layered in the back, else just blunt.

20 years and some fabulous hairdressers and this is as good as it gets.

Eta I like mine just long enough to pull into a half pony, or a low pony with bobby pins. But truly, I have tried everything. Straightening was the only other thing which helped, makes my hair look like a glossy waterfall, even though there are only like, 100 thin bits of it. Lol

Edited by item, 09 December 2012 - 06:30 PM.


#5 YouAreBeautiful

Posted 09 December 2012 - 06:29 PM

My hair is the same. The long fine bob seems to work for alot of people. For me it looks terrible as does a fringe. Mine is just long and I put it up all the time.

#6 Let_it_Rain

Posted 09 December 2012 - 06:31 PM

QUOTE (item @ 09/12/2012, 07:27 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Can't go past a bob.

Maybe slightly longer in front and layered in the back, else just blunt.

20 years and some fabulous hairdressers and this is as good as it gets.


Second this. I had my hair jaw length at the front and layered to the top of my neck for ages. Looked great when it was blow dried and acceptable when it wasn't.

My hair went curly and a bit thicker after I had DS so it is a whole different battle.

#7 item

Posted 09 December 2012 - 06:33 PM

Steffi, try a slightly shorter cut with a relaxation treatment/straightening. Makes a huge difference.

#8 Propaganda

Posted 09 December 2012 - 07:10 PM

A layered bob might help. The layers will lighten your hair and allow you to puff it up a bit to add volume. I recommend dampening your hair each morning and putting some volumising mousse through it, then blow drying it to make it appear less fine and thin. This is what currently worse well for my hair.

#9 *JJ*

Posted 09 December 2012 - 08:23 PM

Damn, doesn't anyone have the most amazing awesome looking cut that will work amazingly????? LOL

At least I am not alone, think I will start at just on my shoulders and with a side swept fringe and go from there. At this point I am ready to shave it off only it wouldn't be pretty!!

#10 Propaganda

Posted 09 December 2012 - 10:59 PM

http://bobhairstyles.tk/wp-content/uploads...yles-hairii.jpg

The woman above has fairly fine hair, but a layered, concave bob gives her more volume.

I don't think Victoria Beckham has fine hair, but her hairstyle seems to have somewhat influenced the trend, and gives an idea about the overall result of the cut http://images.totalbeauty.com/content/phot...-beckham-13.jpg

#11 Ruby Gloom

Posted 10 December 2012 - 05:40 AM

Hi JJ,

I have similar sounding hair to you! I took the plunge a few months ago and went the pixie cut. I've never looked back, it's so easy to maintain and looks thicker!

#12 HappyWomble

Posted 10 December 2012 - 06:07 AM

Those bob photos have WAYYYYY more hair than me. My hair is very fine and very thin. One thing I was noticing was that heaps of my hair was falling out every day.

I've been on a bit of a hippy thing lately and wondered if the shampooing and conditioning etc was having an effect. I had noticed that some conditioners that came with hair colouring treatments would cause more hair to fall out and my skin to break out. So after much experimentation, what I did was go shampoo-free. But it was a multistep process.

I started by changing to the Moo Goo shampoo and conditioner. I found that the shampoo was so gentle, I didn't need the conditioner. My hair felt quite different for awhile, not bad, just a different kind of clean. I also stretched out the time between washes. Those of us with fine hair will tell you that you HAVE to wash everyday or it's disgustingly oily. But I found my hair was becoming less oily.

Then, after a while, I decided to switch to straight bicarb diluted in water in a cup (if you use a disposable plastic cup, you just lightly cover the bottom with bicarb and add about an inch of water and swish it around). You condition with something mildly acidic like diluted vinegar or lemon or lime juice. My hair is now squeeky clean, but most importantly - it's not falling out anymore! Even my husband noticed that the hair trap in the bottom of the shower is no longer clogged with hair. So while still quite thin, there's more hair because it simply isn't falling out all the time. It was getting to the point where you could see my scalp all through my hair. Now it looks covered.

I've been doing this for the better part of a year now (also since choosing to not dye my hair anymore, which will also help). My hair is thicker and shinier. I'm working up to using beaten egg as a deep conditioner to see if that helps too.

Maybe worth a try?

As for hair style... at the back it's approximately along the tops of my shoulder or at most an inch or two below. I noticed that the front of my hair doesn't really grow longer than the tip of my nose. After that it fizzles out to straggly hairs. So I decided to cut it to the tip of my nose. Actually what I do is comb all my hair forward and towards my nose. I cut everything longer than my nose or, if coming around from the sides, anything longer than the corners of my mouth. This has the added benefit of not having my spiderweb hair blowing into my mouth (I've been known to choke on it). You then ease these layers into the back of your hair. And no, it doesn't end up looking like a mullet wink.gif it looks like a layered bob with long fringe (as opposed to longer sides, like in the links above). More like this http://cdn.sheknows.com/filter/l/gallery/h...layered_bob.jpg
or the first 2 on this page
http://plamgirlshop.com/2012/10/layered-bo...yles-for-women/

And it can look a bit posh if you put your hair behind your ears, a bit like this: http://bobhairstyles.tk/2012/09/long-chopp...styles-slodive/

I hope that helps.

Edited by HappyWomble, 10 December 2012 - 06:08 AM.


#13 *JJ*

Posted 10 December 2012 - 09:13 AM

HappyWomble your hair sounds so much like mine!!

I am going to try your tips starting today but am going to go straight for the bi-carb and vinegar and see how that works. Am a little excited and hopeful!!

Also booked into hairdressers at lunch to get it cut shoulder length and shorter around the front and go from there!!

Thanks for the replies and lets hope I can stop some hair loss and start to get some growth   biggrin.gif





1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Win a Mountain Buggy Swift

To celebrate Essential Baby reaching half a million Facebook fans, we have a Mountain Buggy Swift to giveaway to a lucky fan.

Shopping with kids: breaking the pester-power cycle

You're out shopping with your little one and they're incessantly whining that they want a treat. It's easy to say no ... the first time, at least.

eBay jacket may hold clue to murdered girl's identity

A jacket similar to the one found with the remains of a brutally murdered little girl in South Australia has been identified on eBay.

New mum forced back to work early due to paid parental leave 'technicality'

Shelley Parker had to keep driving buses until the date her baby was due and will have to rush back to work at the end of this week after being denied paid parental leave on a "technicality".

Pregnant Amanda Palmer poses naked for book drive

It has to be the most original way ever of promoting a children's book donation day.

The conception dilemma facing many parents today

Some parents who conceived through a sperm donor will be wary of telling the child, while others prefer to deal with it early on. But recent research suggests it makes little difference either way.

The wedding photo the bridesmaid would rather forget

We've probably all seen a passed-out bridesmaid at one wedding or another, but it usually happens towards the end of the night.

Pregnant TV meteorologist takes on haters

Pregnant TV meteorologist Katie Fehlinger has hit back at haters who called her a "sausage in casing".

Honest words from first-time mums

I didn't want to say anything negative to my pregnant friend, but I wish I'd been more honest.

Adorable baby experiences rain for the first time, couldn't be happier

Harper had seen rain from the comfort of indoors before, but had never had the pleasure of being outside and experiencing it first hand.

What it's really like to start a family in your fifties

Many people suppose that it must be much more tiring to have a baby in middle age, but all the mothers in the playground look exhausted, whatever their age.

'Biggest hypocrite ever': Josh Duggar admits to Ashley Madison account

An American reality TV star has been busted with a cheating website account, according to US media.

Long recovery ahead for girl hit by car weeks after baby brother's death

A little girl is more alert and starting to talk after being hit by a car a week ago, but still faces a long recovery.

How to react when a toddler lies

Q: My almost-3-year-old is starting to figure out that he can lie when asked if he ripped the book, threw the food, hit his brother, etc. Totally normal, I know. How do we respond?

The circular experience of a Centrelink client

A mum-to-be experiences the frustration of dealing with Centrelink, myGov and everything in between.

Kelly Clarkson announces live on stage: 'I'm pregnant!'

Singer Kelly Clarkson has announced she is pregnant with her second child during a concert in Los Angeles.

Hack

How to search the leaked Ashley Madison data

At least three sites are republishing Ashley Madison's user data on the public-facing internet.

Mum dances her way through labour

There are a fair few ways to distract yourself and beat pains while in labour, but it's probably a rare woman who chooses her dance her way through it.

'Rest in peace, my little lion': premmie baby Jacob passes away

Baby Jacob, whose photo of him born at just 27 weeks was deemed 'too graphic' for a fundraising site, has died.

Mum killed three young sons 'to help her daughter', prosecutor says

Niall Pilkington's death last summer apparently raised little alarm in Bellefontaine, Ohio. Tragic accidents happen, after all.

Shorter women have shorter pregnancies: study

When a group of researchers studied nearly 3500 mothers and their babies, they noticed a curious pattern.

Get your FREE Baby & Toddler Show ticket!

Get your free ticket to the Sydney Essential Baby & Toddler Show for September 25-27 - register online now.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

The worst 20 minutes of my life

Thirty seconds was all it took to turn a shopping trip into my worst nightmare.

Top baby names for England and Wales in 2014

George has overtaken William in the official rankings of most popular British baby names - and Game of Thrones is still having an impact on parents.

Baseball or baby? Dad's tough choice

What's more important, a baby or a baseball? That's a question this dad seems to struggle with.

Childbirth choices: five star or free?

It's not often you hear the words labour and luxury in the same sentence but for some, a 5-star start to parenthood is exactly what they seek. And with a number of private hospitals now offering packages which include a post-birth stay at a sumptuous first class resort, many mums are choosing to recover in style.

'Where did your boobies go, Mummy?' and other soul-destroying comments from kids

Most women carry a smidge of baby weight after giving birth. If you're lucky enough to have an older child in the house, they can keep you on track with your weight loss goals.

Do you read me, baby?

Is it too soon to be reading to my two-month-old son? If not, what should I read?

Minimising sibling rivalry when you've got a baby

Sibling rivalry is an act of competition, but if your children feel involved and special, this type of jealousy will be minimised.

Will studying on maternity leave take you away from your most important job?

I remember when I was trying to decide if I could combine motherhood and furthering my university education.

Win a Pacapod this Father's Day

To celebrate dads and families, we are giving away a Picos Pack from Pacapod Australia filled with a few extra goodies ENTER NOW

Preschooler hit by car shortly after baby brother's death

A mother has had a frantic race to the hospital after her daughter was hit by a car, just four weeks after her infant son died.

Gay couple and Thai surrogate in custody tug-of-war

A six-month-old baby girl is trapped in the Thai capital in a bitter custody wrangle between her Thai surrogate mother and her biological father.

Couple denied IVF over parenting concerns

A mother of six has been denied access to IVF treatment in order to have another child over concerns about her parenting skills.

The book that promises to put your children to sleep

Exhausted parents from around the world are singing the praises of a "miracle" book which promises to put even the most restless child to sleep in just minutes.

5 things every parent who feels guilty needs to know

Parenthood can make you feel bad, but you're not alone.

Royals criticise 'dangerous' attempts to photograph Prince George

The British royal family criticized paparazzi on Friday for what it called their increasingly dangerous attempts to photograph young Prince George.

'No jab, no play' rule to cover Victorian kindergartens and childcare centres

"Anti-vaxxers" face not being able to send their children to childcare centres or kindergarten if they refuse to have them immunised.

15,000 birthing kits on their way to developing countries

Giving birth in a hospital surrounded by medical experts is tough enough, but some women deliver babies without a clean sheet to lie on.

Photo of premmie 'too graphic', fundraising site says

When their son Jacob was born at just 27 weeks, Christina and Jeff Hinks were thrown into an uncertain world.

The latest Bugaboo collections: cool chevron and runner prams

Bugaboo sure likes to keep things fresh, and with the Australian spring/summer season coming up, there are two new Bugaboo pram releases.

Making room for two in the bed

Mum's room or their own room? Cot or bassinets? Deciding where twins will sleep can be tricky.

 

FREE TICKET

See Hi-5 LIVE in Sydney!

Get your free ticket to The Essential Baby & Toddler Show and save $20 - register online now!

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.