Styleless, fine, wavy, frizzy, dull, graying hair. Help me banish the dowd without color or blow-drying.
August 22, 2010 9:48 AM Subscribe
Shortish, fine, vaguely wavy, frizzy, dull, graying hair. Unhappy with the cut, color, and texture. HATE coloring and blow-drying. Help me fix it.
posted by moira to clothing, beauty, & fashion (31 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
Texture: Fine, medium thickness, tendency to frizz. Big, loose waves that can't be straightened without torture devices (or some magical method I haven't learned?) and can be encouraged to look almost-curly. Every day, I try to beat them into submission with a blow-dryer in a desperate but ultimately failed attempt to avoid PFH (Perfectly Feathered Hair) or hair-flipping-out-in-exactly-the-wrong-way. My glasses aid and abet the bad behavior.
Color: Hairs range from light blonde to darkish brown, resulting in a mousy light brown. White hairs scattered throughout in unpluckable quantities. Tone is cool. Overall dull because of this mix, the blow-drying, and the frizz.
Cut: Despite my request to the contrary, it was cut into a longish pixie style that had to be blow dried. It has grown out significantly and now the top layers pass my ears.
I don't have the time, inclination or money to color it myself or have it colored and touched up professionally.
Goal: Healthy-looking, stylish hair that takes a maximum of 2-3 minutes to style after I get out of the shower, and does not require coloring or blow-drying.
1. What do I wash/condition it with? I've been reading that people with curly hair should consider using just conditioner. Will this make my fine, barely-wavy hair limp, or will it cause it to shine magnificently, luring in squirrels, fish, and colorful birds? Should I consider the coloring rinses to minimize the whiteness of the whites, or will they make my hair brassy/gross?
2. What products should I use? Is there something that can boost the curls without being stiff or goopy, and can be used when my hair is wet? What will get rid of the frizz and dullness? Will trying for more curls only boost the frizz and dullness?
3. What cut should I get? What shortish and medium-length styles accommodate disobedient, loose waves and don't mind if the right side MUST FLIP OUT? If caring for my hair with certain products causes it to be somewhat curlier, what styles would rock the curls? I am unafraid of edgier cuts, but most of them seem to want a lot of care and/or malleable hair.
When I was younger, I had long, silken blonde locks. Sob.