I have very fine, flat hair. It takes great products to make it look good. Want proof? Here I am on a bad hair day – meaning this is what my hair ‘naturally’ looks like:
Finding great hair styling products for fine, flat hair is not an easy task. Products that work miracles on normal or thick hair leave fine hair limp and greasy looking. Or, products that do give fine hair volume make it dry and crunchy. The good news is help for fine hair is right at the drug store, and the price is fantastic. Dove sent me their Refresh + Care Dry Shampoo ($3.76) and Oxygen Moisture Leave In Foam ($5.99) to test, and my hair was very, very happy.
The Refresh + Care Dry Shampoo does everything a good dry shampoo should do…it absorbs oil, makes dirty hair look clean, gives texture and volume. It also has a very, very strong fragrance. If your hair smells dirty, like cigarette smoke from the bar or car fumes from tailgating, the fragrance will cover that up in a jiffy. However, if you are sensitive to fragrance, this is definitely NOT the dry shampoo for you.
It has a very powerful aerosol spray that doesn’t leave any white residue behind. The trick is to spray it about 10 inches away from roots, then rub it in lightly and brush. It’s a great product for those with fine or flat hair because it gives lots of volume without the heaviness and stiffness that dry shampoos can leave behind. If it weren’t for the extremely strong fragrance, I would put this at the top of my dry shampoo list.
The Oxygen Moisture Leave In Foam is a styling mousse specifically for fine, flat hair. While this is also fragranced, it has a very light fresh scent. Only those most sensitive to fragrance would be bothered by it.
Most hair foams weigh fine down and kill any attempts at volume. But the Oxygen Moisture Leave In Foam is a wonder, leaving my hair soft, full, and shiny. After towel drying, I apply two to three pumps to my long hair (it’s about mid-back length) concentrating on the roots and then lightly finger-combing through the length of my hair. It detangles, conditions, and adds lots of volume that lasts throughout the day.
If you don’t mind the strong scent, Dove Refresh + Care Dry Shampoo is a wonderful way to give fine hair volume and texture, not to mention getting extra mileage from your last shampoo. Dove Moisture Leave In Foam is a winner on all counts; anyone with fine hair should give it a try. At these prices, everyone can afford to take a hair care trip to the drug store. – Lisa
*sent for editorial consideration
Dove Dry Shampoo ingredients: Isobutane, Propane, SD Alcohol 40-B (Alcohol Denat.), Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Butane, Fragrance (Parfum), Isopropyl Myristate, Silica, Cyclopentasiloxane.
Oxygen Moisture Leave In Foam ingredients: Water (Aqua), Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Chloride, Glycerin, Fragrance (Parfum), Dimethiconol, Glycol Distearate, Carbomer, TEA-Dodecylbenzenesulfonate, Citric Acid, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Tetrasodium EDTA, DMDM Hydantoin, Gluconolactone, PEG-45M, Benzophenone-4, Adipic Acid, Trehalose, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, PPG-9, Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide, (CI 77891).