It may not look it (thanks to the curls), but I’ve had fine hair my entire life. As I’ve aged, it’s only gotten finer. Has yours done that too? For both men and women, thinning hair is a normal part of aging. For women, declining estrogen levels can cause additional hair loss. (Oh, joy!) While men typically start the process of hair loss with a receding hairline, female hair loss tends to occur as a gradual thinning all over the scalp. For those of us with curly or wavy hair, the thinning may not be as noticeable to others as it is to us, but it’s there, nonetheless. Today I’m sharing how I style my fine hair, and I’m joining with Proctor & Gamble (P&G) and Pantene to tell you about a product I tried for the first time several weeks ago that has made all the difference for me.
At our age, we’ve been shampooing, rinsing, and repeating for a lot of years now! If you’re like me, before you decided on a favorite shampoo, you tried a bunch of them. I’ve been using Pantene Shampoo for years. (Waaayyy before I ever dreamed I’d have the opportunity to partner with them like this!) If you still haven’t found a shampoo you love, I would definitely recommend mine.
The challenge has always been to find a conditioner that wouldn’t weigh down my fine hair. (That’s the last thing fine hair needs, right?) I’m thrilled to let you know that I FOUND IT. (And it’s right at your favorite drugstore!) Pantene® Pro-V® Sheer Volume Foam Conditioner is my new go-to conditioner. It’s made for fine hair and provides weightless conditioning. It’s infused with microbubbles, and it’s light as air. In fact, I have to remind myself to rinse it off before I get out of the shower because I forget it’s on my hair. Yep, it’s that weightless.
Since Pantene® Pro-V® Sheer Volume Foam Conditioner doesn’t weight my hair down, it’s easy to either air dry or diffuse with my blow dryer for maximum volume. Whichever I do, I scrunch with my hands continually until my hair is completely dry. Then I finish off with a little hairspray and more scrunching (especially at the roots) and I’m good to go.
I’ve found that highlighting my fine hair also helps increase volume because the chemical process itself actually expands the hair shaft. (This makes the hair appears thicker and more voluminous.) Your stylist can place color strategically to make your hair look fuller. If your hair is dark, lighter highlights can diminish the contrast between your hair and your scalp. Also, multidimensional highlights—with two or three shades—give the illusion of movement.
Want more tips on things like age-proofing your hair, and adding shine to it while you sleep? Check out PGeveryday.com. (You’ll want to register to take full advantage of all this great website has to offer—like money-saving coupons and free samples, along with tips and articles curated just for you.) Be sure to check out the content in the Empty Nest – Full Life section of the site. (To get there, click on the “Communities” tab in the navigation bar, and then “Empty Nest – Full Life.”) You’ll find recipes, ideas for date night activities, and even games.
I hope you’re having a good week! We’re getting ready to head out for a beach vacation with our son and daughter-in-law at our favorite beach spot. Be sure to follow my Facebook Story and Instastory for snaps from our trip. (You might even catch a glimpse of me in a bikini! Gasp!)
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Photos by Megan Weaver.
Many thanks to P&G for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own.