The best leave in conditioners for fine hair should be much lighter in weight than any other hair conditioner. In fact, it is my professional opinion, as a hairstylist, that only spray or foam leave in conditioners should be used on fine limp hair and only sprayed on the hair from mid strand to ends and NOT anywhere near the scalp, especially if you need lift on top and volume throughout the finished look.
The hair that is closest to the scalp is newly grown hair and is the healthiest hair on the head and typically doesn’t need conditioning, however, the older hair that is mid strand to ends is another story. In addition, if you have fine hair that is past the shoulders, which is considered to be long, it’s a good idea to massage conditioner into the ends with fingertips to help prevent split ends.
When fine hair is severely damaged you might need a deep conditioning treatment every once in a while, but when you do, you need to rinse it thoroughly and choose a time when you don’t plan to go out or have a need to style it, so that hair gets a much needed break. This way the conditioning treatment will be more effective and not a waste of time and effort.
Did you know that hair mousse with conditioners can be considered a leave in conditioner? As long as a hair product has conditioning properties and it is left in the hair it can be used as a leave in conditioner. It sounds like a good idea and it is; you get a styling aid and conditioner in one. It just so happens this is exactly what I do with many clients that have short to medium length hair.
While it’s nice to be able to use mousse as a conditioner you should also alternate all hair care products to keep hair responsive on a daily basis. For example, you could use mousse with conditioners one day and spray leave in conditioner combined with hair gel the next day or vice versa. When leave in conditioner is left in the hair mixed with hair gel it is very similar to using conditioning mousse.
When hair gets used to a hair product it no longer responds to it like it did when you first used it. This is why when you use a new hair product for the first time you love it then a month or so down the line you can’t figure out why it isn’t working anymore. All you need to do is give the hair a break from the product and alternate with another similar hair product then go back to it and it will work as good as it did previously.
I do this with every hair care product I use, so I have at least 2 of each: shampoos, conditioners, gels, mousses and hairsprays. Then, every so often, I add a new product in and take one away, so that hair doesn’t get a chance to get used to any of them. Just give it a try and see for yourself how well hair responds.
The use of the same hair product over and over can make for some pretty bad hair days. With this in mind, let’s look at four of the best leave in conditioners for fine hair: Nexxus Nourishing Botanical, Nexxus Headress Thickening Volumizer, Alterna Hemp with Organics and ‘It’s a 10- Miracle Leave In Conditioner.’
Here’s the list of four best conditioning mousses: Sebastian Thickefy Foam, Sebasian Whipped Creme Light Conditioning, Organix Weightless Mousse Nourishing Coconut Milk and Enjoy Volumizing Mousse.
For more details you can check out reviews on each one of these products at Amazon.