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    Hi, I have fine hair that tends to get greasy after just a day. I've been using Nexus products for the last couple of years and I really like it. However, I usually go to the gym everyday and get my hair all sweaty and must wash it everyday sometimes even twice a day (eeek!). Hence I've been substituting Tresemme or Pantene a couple of times a week to make my haircare more cost-effective.

    Are there products that you guys have tried that you would suggest for fine hair? I have longish hair so I don't want something that will weigh my hair down too much and make it appear flat. (It would be nice if the product didn't cost tooooo much considering I go through shampoo/conditioner every other week, but cost is not really my topmost priority). Any help/suggestions would be greatly appreciated....

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    I wouldn't use Pantene at all, or Pert. If you really wanna go cheap, opt for Suave, because for a cheap shampoo, it at least has a low ph. But professional products are very concentrated and meant to be used sparingly. I think overwashing ones hair will cause that oily feel. Try going to everyother day, after your workouts. Stick with the professional products, skimp elsewhere

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    First, I suggest you shorten your hair length and get a good cut. That will do wonders. I have very fine, thin hair and it helps a lot. Long hair is always going to look stringier and flatter.

    Secondly, do NOT wash your hair every day as it will make your scalp oilier. I use Aveda and Nioxin products and alternate them with good results. If your hair feels too sweaty, comb a small amount of tacum powder through, starting at the roots. It's a great way to absorb excess oil. And use conditioner very sparingly and ONLY on the ends of your hair. I condition about once every two or three weeks -- you don't need more if you cut down on the washing and use smaller amounts of product.

    I have finally given up on fancy hairdos, mousse, or sprays. I invest in good products, quality highlights (I'm blonde but need a little help) and an excellent cut. I actually get compliments on my hair now from people who tell me that it is so shiny and chic looking. Quite a change from the flat, stringy, always oily-looking hair of my past.

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    I would NOT shorten the length.(if you like it) I think that is a common misconception. Fine/thin hair will look fine/thin short or long. Look at all the runway models. long fine hair. You will never make fine/thin hair look thick but you can keep it from looking stringy. Nioxin shampoo is great for fine hair. Also put a leave in conditioner on the ends. This will help with breakage that people get with fine hair.
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    I have very fine hair, too, and not that much of it.

    I found that once I started colouring my hair, the texture changed for the better. It felt and looked thicker.

    I think Suave is a great shampoo, too. I buy it a lot.

    I do use mousse once in a while, but I don't like hair gel. Maybe I don't know how to apply hair gel properly, but it seemed to weigh my hair down and make it look awful.

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    Gel shouldn't be used on fine hair for exactly the reasons you mentioned. Most people who have fine hair look better with a shorter cut -- the more hair you have, the more hassle you have, and hair carries its own weight, just like gel.

    Runway models have great-looking hair no matter what the texture because they have people to make their hair look perfect all the time. Unless somebody can afford their own on-call hairdresser, long, thin, fine hair is not really an option.
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    There is a Marc Anthony thickening product that I really like. It is around 6 US dollars at the drug store. I'm not sure of the actual name, but it's in a tube that is a pinkish/orange color.

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    i swear by henna..i have esxtremely thick hair which is nightmare sometimes but friends with fine hair who've tried it seem to find it helps..you might want to try it..

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    How long does Henna last? I'm having a hard time keeping a darker shade of colour on my hair. Is it damaging like other hair colours?

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    hi sprynkles!
    henna lasts for a while, like a few months, and it is not damaging at all, in fact it conditions your hair..but i wouldn't recommend it if you have colored hair or highlights, it will mess those up pretty badly.
    it is pretty much only good for never-colored hair (that's what i have.)
    there are other natural dyes you can research online, like indigo etc.., they are made from herbs and plants and things also.
    good luck btw!!

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    Okay, so, my hair is actually already kind of full but I wanted a bit more OOMF, so I tried this conditioner called got2b 2 (sexy) Voluptuous Volume aero conditioner. Uh, it's actually made my hair incredibly thick and it looks thicker and bigger than before. I love it.

    Here's a pic of the bottle:



    It's kind of cheap but it worked so well for me.

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