#AskJulianne: I’m Bored with My Hair!

November 8, 2015


Hey, Julianne!

I’ve been following your blog since the beginning and have loved every post. Thanks to your tutorials, I am a pro at contouring and my brows are always on fleek. :) I’ve purchased several products that you recommended and have loved all of them–my favorites are the Origins Clear Improvement Charcoal Mask and my Clarisonic (I seriously don’t know how I survived over two decades without one). All in all, your blog has seriously improved my style and beauty game and, in turn, my confidence!

I’m writing today to ask for some hair advice. I have extremely fine, flat, oily hair with little texture and I have trouble finding a style that’s right for me. I think I’ve tried every single product that claims to lift fine hair, from root lifters to thickeners to volumizing sprays, but I haven’t found anything that makes much of a difference. I’m currently growing out bangs and the rest of my hair is one length that falls about an inch below my collarbone. I’m looking for a change! I’ve had straight bangs before that I really liked, but I didn’t feel like the rest of the cut was doing much for me. One thing I DO like about my hair is the color. It’s a rich dark brown and I get great natural highlights in the summer. I’d like to avoid chemical treatments because my hair tends to be brittle.

I’m looking for something that will look good with relatively little upkeep. I’d prefer a length that allows me to put most of my hair up, but I’m open to suggestions. I know you’ll have great advice for me and I can’t wait to hear it!


Dear Hair Change,

Thanks for writing in! First things first – long hair is totally overrated (in my opinion). It sounds like the length you already have could work for you with just a little tweaking. Right off the bat, I would recommend doing the below things to help pump up your fine hair:

  • take Biotin: the Amazon reviews alone will tell you everything you need to know!
  • sleep on a satin or silk pillowcase: not only is this tip good for preventing wrinkles, it will also prevent hair breakage during your sleep.
  • use Lush Roots: this product is key for building up volume at the root of your hair without making it greasy.
  • use Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray: use this spray like a dry shampoo on your hair and it will add LOADS of volume (you haven’t tried anything like it, I promise!).

Below are some cuts and styles that I think would work for your hair and give you a much-needed change!



Overall, I think you would look great with a blunt bob that clears the shoulders and choppy, shorter bangs (at least 3/4 of an inch above your eyebrows). Be sure to ask your stylist for longer pieces in the front. This will be short enough to look like a style and long enough to tie up. Also, keep in mind that bang trims will be your friend, and most hair stylists offer them complimentary between appointments! I hope this helps, and please let me know if you’re loving your new hair!

Got a question or just need some advice? Email me at julianne@thewinkblog.net or tag #AskJulianne on Twitter or Instagram. Don’t worry – I won’t post anything without your permission!

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