Pump Up The Volume: Best Products For Thin, Flat, and Fine Hair

Having a day where your hair just needs a little extra boost? Try some of these excellent products for thin and flat hair to add some life back in.
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Feb. 20, 2020
Photo by Kourosh Qaffari on Pexels
Photo by Kourosh Qaffari on Pexels
Cherie is an online community of beauty lovers sharing their stories; whether that's their favorite products, makeup tutorials, or skincare routines. Download the app today to be a part of #BeautyWithoutBarriers and show the world what beauty means to you!We all love the look of lush, voluminous hair, but some of us need a little extra help to achieve it. Luckily, there are plenty of excellent products on the market designed specifically for people with thin or flat hair. Even if you don’t heat style your hair every day, adding a few volume boosting products to your routine can give it a little bit of extra oomph. Here are some of our favorite products for to give thin hair a boost. R+Co Rodeo Star Thickening Style FoamThis mousse not only gives your hair a volumizing boost, but it’s also full of nutrients that will keep your hair healthy and help it grow on its own. Ingredients like vitamin E and aloe vera hydrate and strengthen your strands to prevent breakage. The foam also contains kiwi extract, which is chock full of vitamins that keep your hair healthy and balanced. To use, scrunch into your wet hair after a shampoo, and then blow dry to style. It has a very light texture that isn’t sticky and won’t leave residue in your hair. It also has a very unique scent that combines woodsy, fruity, and floral notes in a very sophisticated way. Oribe Dry Texturizing SprayThis product has long been a cult favorite, and for good reason. It takes just seconds to use by can completely transform any hairstyle. Spray it into the roots of your dry hair to add lift and texture. It also absorbs oils, so it’s great for making a second or third-day hairstyle look new again. The spray also uses natural fruit extracts to add shine and protect your hair’s color, including Oribe’s signature complex of watermelon, lychee, and edelweiss flower. These ingredients protect the hair from external stresses that can cause the hair to lose its natural color, shine, and volume. Sachajuan Thickening ShampooThis luscious shampoo is full of nutrients that will help your hair feel fuller and healthier. It’s very lightweight, so it doesn’t leave any residue, and you only need a small amount for a full cleanse. It contains sea algae extract, which thickens strands while also improving shine. It also contains ingredients that protect the hair from heat and UV ray damage, making it a great choice for people who heat style their hair frequently. The brand also makes a matching conditioner that you can use to nourish your hair even more. Living Proof Full Thickening CreamThis high-quality styling cream uses unique patented technology to create the look and feel of fuller hair. It’s called a thickening molecule, and it creates tiny thickening dots between your hair strands for a look that feels much fuller overall. Apply a small amount to damp hair before styling - it lightly conditions and will hold your style without feeling too stiff. It’s not greasy and has a light citrusy smell. It also doesn’t contain any parabens, phthalates, or silicone.Kevin Murphy Angel MasqueHair masks are a great way to give your strands a little TLC if they’re feeling dull or damaged. The Angel Masque from Kevin Murphy is a great option for anyone with thin hair, particularly if you struggle with damage from color treatment. To use, apply to your hair for five to 10 minutes after a shampoo, and then rinse off. The mask adds volume while also repairing existing damage and preventing future breakage. It includes natural ingredients like bamboo extract for strength and ‘sacred lotus’ extract to boost shine. It doesn’t contain any sulfates or parabens.
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Kiehl’s Rice and Wheat Volumizing ShampooIf you’re looking for a light, natural shampoo that will also give your hair the boost you it needs, try this option from Kiehl’s. The rice and wheat proteins in the formula strengthen your strands, making them look much thicker. The shampoo also contains honey and jojoba seed, which condition your hair for softer texture and more shine. The texture of this product is incredibly lightweight and leaves no residue, making it ideal for daily use. It also has a very pleasant smell that’s not overpowering. Davines SU Hair Mask When you spend a lot of time outside, the elements can really wear down your hair, making it look and feel much thinner. This mask from Davines is designed specifically to correct hair damage from external sources. Sun exposure can make your hair feel very dry and dull, and this mask uses nourishing ingredients that are full of vitamin C to get your hair looking shiny again. Davines recommends you use the mask after long days outside and leave it on for 5 to 15 minutes after shampooing. Ouai Volumizing Hair SprayWhen you have fine hair, adding a traditional hair spray to your look can weigh your hair down instead of holding it in place. This product from trendy hair care brand Ouai is designed to address the problem - their formula contains polymers that thicken your hair while holding your style in place. It also contains vitamin E, which helps strengthen your hair and adds shine. You can use this spray on dry hair - just add it to your roots in sections and then scrunch to add volume.Briogeo Blossom & Bloom Volumizing ShampooThis shampoo is chock-full of nourishing ingredients that will help your fine hair look full and feel healthier. Its main ingredients are ginger, biotin, and ginseng, all of which will give your hair a nourishing boost and help increase growth naturally. The formula also contains vitamin B5, which is great for strengthening hair. This formula is 98 percent natural, so you won’t have to worry about unnatural chemicals and preservatives. It’s easy to give thin or flat hair a boost with these great styling products. Adding them to your regular hair care routine will not only make your hair look much more voluminous, but they will also help to keep your strands nourished and healthy.
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Clear Hydrated Skin The Clean Way✨
Clear Hydrated Skin The Clean Way✨
Staying in the trend of clean beauty, I have found an amazing product to add to my everyday routine. Odacité SKINCARE - Blue Aura Cleansing Water This is a cleansing water that is marketed to use in place of your cleanser for a “quick” clean. When looking for a good cleansing water, you want one that is hydrating and gets your face clean. Keep in mind not all cleansing waters are designed to clean makeup (I highly recommend a cleansing balm and cleanser). About This Brand: ✨Vegan ✨Cruelty Free ✨Certified Organic ✨ NO: Fillers | Parabens | Nanoparticles | Petrochemicals | PEG | Synthetic perfumes | Dyes | Phenoxyethanol. This cleansing water is so hydrating and satisfying to use. It smells very fresh and a little goes a long way. What is very important to me is my dry spot aren’t tight or irritated. I have been using this day and night and have seen amazing results acne and skin barrier wise. I included this in my routine after a regular cleanser and before my serums. So essentially, I use this as a “toner”. I do this to clean up anything my cleanse left behind, or the cleanser itself. INGREDIENTS: ✨Tumeric: Amazing for hyperpigmentation and overall skin brightness ✨Holy Basil: I drink the tea and can vouch this is an amazing adaptogen that can overall benefit every aspect of your life. It combats aging and free radical damage. ✨Neem: great anti aging ingredient that helps protects your skin barrier. ✨Aloe Vera Juice: this is great for your skin barrier overall. It hydrated, protects and brightens. I highly recommend this cleansing water and it is on sale for $9 at Boxycharm Pop Up 🥰🥰
HOLY GRAIL SPF 🌞🌞🌞
HOLY GRAIL SPF 🌞🌞🌞
Okay guys as I have said before I am guilty of rarely ever wearing sunscreen. I just never liked the feel of it on my skin. I always felt like it made me greasy & clogged my pores. However, once I heard about this product I was very intrigued. NIOD - Survival 30 It actually isn’t sold in the United States for some reason so I had to purchase it on a UK website. (Beauty Bay) It is an antioxidant serum with SPF 30. At first, it appears to be tinted but it’s actually not. On NIOD’s website they state: “The slight tinted appearance is derived from the active technologies including Lutein, Fractionated Melanin and Pycnogenol.” It blends in with your skin so easily & does not leave a white cast like some other SPF products. However this serum literally makes my skin tone soo even & perfect! It also contains silicone so it completely smooths over my pores. AND besides all that great stuff, it’s a mineral sunscreen! So it protects against environmental & lifestyle issues. Like UV rays, blue light, etc. I have never loved a product as much as this one! I literally cannot believe how good my skin looks while using this stuff! For a 30ml bottle, I paid $33 on the Beauty Bay site. For me, that is completely worth it! It comes in this adorable packaging & pretty glass bottle. It also has a pump dispenser & squirts out the perfect amount for a single use! I really can’t recommend this stuff enough guys! It’s wonderful!! @cherie@Cheriebeauty@CheriePick
DISAPPOINTED BY THESE 100% NATURAL PRODUCTS 😩
DISAPPOINTED BY THESE 100% NATURAL PRODUCTS 😩
I was so excited to try these out because I love moisturizers & I am always in search of a good one! These looked & sounded very promising! They’re from a woman owned company, completely natural, vegan, & cruelty free! However, I was quite disappointed. EARTH HARBOR - MERMAID MILK Nutrient Glow Moisturizer This moisturizer claims to give you a glow right away & it contains spirulina + matcha. I was excited about the matcha because it has so many amazing benefits for skin. It has a very whipped consistency which I like. However it always contains essential oils that were strong, although not toooo strong for my liking. But I’m really just not a fan of essential oils in my face creams. The moisturizer did make my skin appear a little brighter but the cream just sat on my face. All day long I could touch my face & still feel the cream sitting there! I hate that feeling! It also almost gave me a greasy appearance after a while? Not a fan. EARTH HARBOR - SIREN SILK Multi-Tasking Hydration Creme This one was absolutely awful. If I could give it 0 stars I would. It says to use it at night time & the apply it at least 5 minutes before bed so it can absorb on your face & not your pillow. It contains Sea Retinol + other Superherbs which normally make me love a product! But that just wasn’t enough here. First, when I put it on my face my eyes started to actually burn & I felt suffocated from the scent. It was THAT strong. Guys, I’m not being dramatic at all. The smell like attacked me it was crazy! I have never had something like that happen with a face cream! I couldn’t believe how strong the fragrance was. & to top it off, it wasn’t even a pretty smell. My husband described it as smelling like floor cleaner. But I powered through. The longer I had it on, the more “used” to the smell I got. So, I wore it overnight. But then I woke up even more upset with it! I had pilling all over my face. It almost looked like my face was peeling but it wasn’t, it was jus the cream. One thing I cannot stand about a moisturizer is pulling. That’s enough for me to throw it out! It also didn’t really even moisturize my face that well! All in all, I hated this experience. But if you want, you should try them out for yourself, don’t let my experience deter you from trying something new! I however, will be sticking with my Youth To The People Dream Mask & Superfood Whipped Moisturizer! Love those two!! YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Superberry Hydrate + Glow Dream Mask YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Superfood Air-Whip Moisture Cream 💗💗💗 @cherie@Cheriebeauty@CheriePick
A Journey of Self 🌹
A Journey of Self 🌹
I figured Black History Month was as good as any opportunity to talk about my self finding. Growing up in a small yet old family, I always had questions about my roots and family history. I also struggled with self conscious doubts about my appearance. Why is my nose this big? Why is my hair this curly? Why am I taller than average? These weighed heavy on my mind growing up because honestly, sticking out sucked. So, I finally dove deep into my family’s origin and decided to do an Ancestry DNA analysis. I immersed myself with every corner of the site. I only got the chance to finish my maternal grandmas side of the family tree, but even that has plenty of gaps. Yet, when I received my DNA results I was stoked. Then I realized, I don’t know much about any of these places. So I dug even deeper. I have a little journal of things I’ve learned and want to know, but this was quite the experience. It was heartbreaking and satisfying at the same time. I highly recommend for every race and background to do this DNA Test. The best part of this was scrolling through photos of the people of the respected countries I was DNA matched to. I swear I saw a girl who looked like me, but everyone else thinks I’m tripping lol. In the end, I’m satisfied with my results and findings. Relatively speaking, this way of self discovery has been the most effective.
Black Owned Makeup Look
Black Owned Makeup Look
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