A day in the life of my hair

HiHiHi! It is finally the weekend and boy am I glad! Plus, the temperature seems to be rising outside which is definitely making me a v...

HiHiHi!

It is finally the weekend and boy am I glad! Plus, the temperature seems to be rising outside which is definitely making me a very happy lady indeed. Oh yes, Spring is coming. I know, some of you must be sick of me banging on about the weather time and time again, I just love warmth and sunshine!

ANYWAY. I recieved a few requests from some of you guys asking how I style my hair.

My hair: It's fine, it's not abundant, it's not sparse, it's slap bang in the middle.

I haven't visited the hairdressers in over a year, I've just been chopping my own hair. I used to pay around £50 for a haircut at Toni n Guy, my regular stylist was an absolute gem. Out of all the stylists I've had in the past, she was the only one that knew what I wanted. But £50 a time got a bit too much. So I cut my own now. Back in the day, I trained to become a stylist which is the reason my haircut doesn't look completely botched (I hope) haha! My cut has lots of short, chipped layers, shorting at the back, graduations at the front, and a side swept fringe. Fine haired ladies, you need a decent cut with lots of short layers to get that volume. No point putting volumising products in because at the end of the day, your hair would look as flat as a pancake.

My roots have a tendency to get quite oily, and dry shampoo is out of the question. Mainly because when I get out of bed, my short layers stick up like I've got a mohican. Niiice. Or not. So I wash it every day! Unless I put in up into a bun which I do around twice in a week to give the hair a break.

I shampoo my hair with Dabur's Vatika Root Strengthing Shampoo & Conditioner which I bought from my local Asian/Desi store. I don't apply conditioner to my roots. That'd just make my hair limp.

I oil my hair 3 times a week. And when I mean oil, I apply coconut oil at night, massage it into my scalp and hair, then leave it on overnight then wash it out in the morning. This has really helped strengthen my hair and found I don't get much breakage after all the abuse I've put it through! Coconut oil is super easy to wash out in my experience.

Now here's what I use to style:

Photobucket

Toni & Guy Boost it Mousse (this is a spray on mousse)

John Frieda's 3 day style

A big round brush

Hair clip (forgot to picture, woops)

Lee Stafford's My Big Fat Texturised Hair Super Spray


Photobucket

So first of all, detangle your hair with a wide tooth comb. Then spray on a bit of Toni & Guy's Boost it mousse onto your roots in random sections.

Photobucket

Try not to apply too much. You want to avoid that crisp, stiff, hard looking hair. Yuk.

Photobucket

Next up, spray on some of John Frieda's 3 Day Straight onto the mid-lengths & ends leaving out the roots. I use about 4-5 sprays.

Photobucket

Then comb through to distribute the product throughout the hair.

Photobucket

Grab a section of the hair and section it off with a sectioning clip. Always start off from the back of the head.

Photobucket

Then begin blowdrying. Always lift up the hair with the round brush from the root to create volume.

Photobucket

Now pull your hair through with the brush until this section is dry.

Photobucket

Keep sectioning off chunks of your hair and repeat the blowdrying process.

Photobucket

Photobucket

When you come up to the crown area, pay extra special attention to the roots, lift up the roots with the brush at a 90 degree angle and blast it dry. You want maximum volume.

Photobucket

Do the same with the fringe. Remember, the higher you lift the brush, the more volume you get.

Photobucket

It should look something like this after blowdrying.

Photobucket

I then straighten the ends with my Corioliss straighteners. I never touch the roots with the straightners, otherwise I'll be undoing all the volumising magic!

Photobucket

To enchance the look and make it look more texturised and shattered, I spray on a little bit of Lee Stafford's My Big Fat Hair Super Spray through random sections.

Photobucket

Then scrunch up your hair to distirubte the product roughly through your hair.

PHEW!

RESULT?

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket


LOVE!

As my hair is quite short, it does not take me long to do it up in the morning. It takes roughly 10 minutes. 15 at most.

How do you guys do your hair? Any other fine haired ladies with tips? Do share! :)



You Might Also Like

18 comments

  1. You have such a cute haircut! I love messy hair too. A friend has fine hair and she uses the volumactive range from kerastase, including mousse and hairspray and she loves it.

    ReplyDelete
  2. love love love your hair Halima! I've started chopping my hair myself too as I find the hairdressers don't do a good job for the price they charge :(

    ReplyDelete
  3. Your hair's awesome. I'm so impressed that you cut it yourself too, I trimmed my own fringe last week and it was a disaster! I get a bit scissor-happy and don't know when to stop!

    I can't do the sectiony thing with clips either. I'm just a bit rubbish with hair really! x

    ReplyDelete
  4. I love your hair! Wish you can come over and style mine, it's an abolute pain! hehehe xx

    ReplyDelete
  5. Love babe :) aww wish I could be brave enough to cut my own hairs! But am just to worried it'll end up looking like I hacked at it with garden clippers! I have very fine hairs too :( what I've been doing though whilst sitting infront of the telly is just massaging the scalp, right in the roots? This makes it look more volumised & promotes growth...well so 'they' say..lol!

    Love Aysh xoxo

    ReplyDelete
  6. @ EllyMakeupag - Thnx! Kerastase do some amazing products. But the price tag is pretty hefty! xx

    @ Get Gawjus! - Thanks, Shifa :) SO glad to hear that other people now also cut their own hair. Goodbye, rip off hairdressers! xx

    @ The Postcolonial Rabbit - Ta, Nazneen :) I've also done that in the past. You really need to learn to do it bit by bit. C'mon, you know you can do it! xx

    @ The Dollymix diaries - Thx, Nora. Oooh you don't ask for much you cheeky woman! =P xx

    ReplyDelete
  7. oooh i love your blog - lots of photos!!! and your fringe looks soo cute too. I find dry hair shampoo always helps give a boost on flat days..
    x

    ReplyDelete
  8. @ Aysh - Aww, thanks lady :) Yeah, 'they' always say when you massage your scalp your hair grows. Haha! I bloody hope they're right! xx

    @ Smaira - Thank you :) I've tried dry shampoo, but doesn't help in the morning when my hair is stuck up like a cockatiel. Haha xx

    ReplyDelete
  9. Love your hair, great tips! my hair's so long I only dry the top most days and let the rest dry itself lol! x

    ReplyDelete
  10. I've never tried oils in my hair, but after reading so much about it lately, I really want to try it out.

    I'm glad there's someone else that washes their hair everyday! I do it as well, and everytime I tell people they're like, "NO why would you damage your hair like that?" but I can't help it! lmao :$

    ReplyDelete
  11. fab post thanks for step to step, thats practically the story of my hair except long hair and more products and also more layers haha - i need to do one of these posts soon i get so many requests on it!

    was well excited to see u posted!

    ReplyDelete
  12. u cut ur own hair? wow! i wish i know how to cut my own hair cuz trips to the salon can be quite pricey some times!

    ReplyDelete
  13. I love your hair, could you come to Leicester and cut mine for me pleeasee??! I agree about hairdressers charging too much for nothing...Plus they cut too much off :@ That big fat spray thing is great for volume and messy look, I love it too.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Your hair looks really volumised! I wish I could blow dry my own hair.... but it's such a mish lol
    Instead I cheat and use the Babyliss Big Hair ;-)

    ReplyDelete
  15. Great post :) you look stunning (and the outfit is pretty too) xx

    ReplyDelete
  16. Hello doll, i have passed on the versatile blogger award on my blog :) x x

    ReplyDelete
  17. Wow your hair is gorgeous, so voluminous! I'M JEALOUS

    ReplyDelete
  18. loved this post! I saw your comment over at arabianeyemakeup about bleaching your hair? hahh my hair is alooooot like yours but I haven't damaged it at all (no dye/verrry minimal product use)except its more thinner on the scalp than yours. Do you use solid coconut oil? SUch a hassle xx

    ReplyDelete