I had been doing my hair the same for years and decided it was time for a little change last summer. I really liked the "crimpy-wavy" look with more volume at the top of my head so I started trying new styling techniques and products. I also read a few tutorials and ideas of how I should be styling my thin, fine hair. Here are some things I figured out that have helped me be able to achieve the style I have been trying to:
1. I read this article and figured out that too much product would be bad for my type of hair. I started using the volumizer shampoo and conditioner from VO5 new line and I love how it makes my hair light, better texture, and smells amazing. In fact, all of their new line smells amazing and they have something for everyone- plus they are very inexpensive.
2. Once I was using a better shampoo and conditioner for my hair, I also found a better curling tool- originally I was using my straightener to make waves, but the roots would always be flat. Then I started using an older hot tools curling iron, which was okay, but was losing it's heat. I LOVE the new Hot Tools irons with the extended barrel for bigger waves. I talked about that here: http://thehillsarelivin.blogspot.com/2016/04/favorite-things-friday-allie.html. I have also been loving one I got on amazon that makes the tighter "crimpy" waves that I am going for. It is this one and it is super light so my arm doesn't get tired too.
3. After I curl my hair, I have LOVED the difference the Moroccanoil products have made for my hair. I use the Moroccanoil Treatment Light on my damp hair before styling. After styling I use the Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray to hold the waves. Then for extra shine, I use the Moroccanoil Glimmer Shine and I LOVE what these will do for my hair! Below you can see the difference (left without products and same styling, right is with Moroccanoil products:)
Not to mention they look cute out on my bathroom counter in their pretty turquoises ;)
Hope these will help some of you if you are looking for some hair help!