Do You Like Your Hair?

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I’m genuinely curious.

Do you like your hair? If given the chance to choose a whole new head of hair, color and texture and length, would you choose what you already have?

Most days I’m pretty happy with my hair. If I could choose new hair, though, I’d probably choose for it to be about 25% thicker and be about 6-7 inches longer. I’ve always loved long hair like this.

I’d stay blonde though, for sure.

Changing my hair, or doing that for my clients when I worked behind the chair, is such a fun process for me. I loved the thrill of trying something new on my sister when she would let me test out my balayage techniques when I was learning. I also liked trying new things on my hair, from cuts to colors.

Hair can be such a deeply personal and intimate thing for some women. And it can be the complete opposite for others. Our experience in life, and how those around us treated their own hair, has a big impact on the role we let it play in our physical appearance.

As someone who feels very comfortable with and enjoys styling my own hair, I hope you feel that same thing about yours. And if you don’t, I hope you can find some help right here on this website to show you how to love your hair.

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  1. Posted October 4, 2019

    I used to hate my hair but I’ve grown to love it! It’s your typical Asian hair – straight and brown – so it’s easy to style. Just wish it wasn’t so damn frizzy in the summer haha! 🙂

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  2. Mary McDaniel says
    Posted October 4, 2019

    I have fine thin hair,. For years, my sister who is a stylist had been trying to get me to try out extensions. The stylist I see today, we have also discussed it on and off for several years. I finally took the plunge and I am in love. It added only about 3”
    Of length and just the right amount of fullness.

  3. Rena says
    Posted October 4, 2019

    I’m mostly okay with your hair – and I think you have beautiful hair!
    xx Rena
    http://www.dressedwithsoul.com

    • S says
      Posted October 4, 2019

      This comment is a mess 😂💀

  4. Jen says
    Posted October 4, 2019

    I am starting to try to like my hair more. I have unruly, poofy when brushed hair. Could you recommend some products for hair with some natural wave to it? I’d love to love my hair but I think I need some help in order to get there.

    • Cassie says
      Posted October 4, 2019

      I have curly hair, so I really only know how to handle curls, but I feel like wavy hair is just ‘less curly’ hair, if that makes sense? So from a curly girl to a wavy girl…maybe try not brushing you hair dry to reduce the poof-ing. Just use a wide tooth comb when its wet at most. I really have never owned a brush…if just doesn’t work for all hair types. Also, the more texture hair has, the more moisture it needs (generally) so maybe try a leave in conditioner designed for wavy hair or a smoothing or no-frizz formulation. And if you want to highlight the wave, drying with a diffuser is always good. Good luck!

      • cassie says
        Posted October 5, 2019

        Ok my name is Cassie and I have curly hair too : ) I hated my hair growing up – I am 50 and we did not have anything but mousse and hairspray back then and oh Lord !! But now I love it and get compliments all the time.
        Agree with no brush! I wash/condition then straighten my hair once a week only and in-between use dry hairspray and coconut oil for control
        Have also found oloplex bond smoother and oil works great on frizz

      • LC says
        Posted October 5, 2019

        This is so ridiculously obvious it is almost embarrassing. You just changed my game! Thanks for the tip!

  5. Marie G. says
    Posted October 4, 2019

    Mostly! I like my color, I just wish I knew how to style it better. I have a ton of hair and since I don’t color it, its very healthy/slick. Braids looks like chunky blocks and it will never hold a curl. Not that I’ve figured out how to use either the curling iron or the curling wand I own, despite watching all your videos, lol!! 🙂

  6. Katie says
    Posted October 4, 2019

    I was on vacation the last few weeks and you shared briefly in your insta stories about an online delivery personalized shampoo and conditioner that you actually thought was good — but I was so busy I missed what it was!!! Please, send a girl help!

    • Kaitlynn says
      Posted October 4, 2019

      It was Function of Beauty. But I missed the promo code… Is it still good Kate??!

  7. Kristin says
    Posted October 4, 2019

    I absolutely hate my hair. 😢 It’s “stringy” even after drying right out of the shower (I don’t use any products as they seem to make this worse,) and doesn’t hold any sort of style for any length of time, so I wear a ponytail every day. I recently purchased custom shampoo/conditioner from Prose and do feel it has helped a little bit? Maybe? Otherwise, no, I don’t like my hair! 😂

  8. Amber G says
    Posted October 4, 2019

    I have naturally thick curly hair. I wish it was a little easier to style (takes over an hour to blow dry and straighten or curl), but otherwise I love my hair!

  9. Jennifer says
    Posted October 4, 2019

    I’m a 45 YO true blonde. I love that I have very few gray hairs, and if I do, you can’t see them. BUT, the skin to hair contrast isn’t there so I find if I don’t have a tan, I prefer to go brown. Additionally, my hair is so fine, I can’t do a lot of styles and updos. Plus, the tangles are out of control. True blondes really don’t love being blonde. Lol

  10. Laura Teran says
    Posted October 4, 2019

    I have days that I completely hate it , and some I just love it, when I was young I just didn’t notice but as I got older the changes in the texture after I had my daughter did kick in and also adding the grays that have set in I used to have very fine shinny hair, now is becoming frizzy, wavy and still thin. But you know it’s part of being your self and growing old. I personally don’t color my hair but do go for trims. I do wish I had tried having my hair short as a pixie cut when I was younger but now I will just let it grow until I change my mind and cut it again to the shoulders or jaw length. By the way your hair looks amazing love your tutorials on styling your hair. I personally didn’t have the puck to have a relative to style my hair, I grew up an only child.

  11. Gina says
    Posted October 4, 2019

    I want your hair. Lol. I’ve been trying to embrace my curls for the last 7 months. I think the last time I really liked my hair was the 80’s. My hair is great with short layers on top and that has been out of style for so many years. It does big hair well.

  12. Amy says
    Posted October 4, 2019

    I don’t hate my hair but I don’t love it. I wish it was a bit longer, but really I wish I knew how to care best for my hair. Are there places I can go to for an afternoon and have them show me what products would work best and how to use them? How to properly curl my hair, straighten it? I grew up with 5 brothers, and a mom whose mom did the whole bowl cut hair style on her. (Not a lot of help.) I do my best but a one on one 2-3 hour class on my hair I would probably jump at the chance.

  13. Briana Smith says
    Posted October 4, 2019

    Um, I hate it. Lol. I have a lot of flat, limp hair that doesn’t do anything and won’t hold curl at all. I had it long forever, but just put it in a ponytail. I cut it all off into a pixie and that was nice maintenance wise but it didn’t fit my face at all. Growing it out again now, but just so I can put it in a ponytail. I have tried and tried to learn how to do something with it. Bought a curling iron, so much product, watched so many videos. I just can’t get anything to work!
    So no, I do not like my hair 🙂

    • Mis says
      Posted October 4, 2019

      Kate my length and texture seems very similar to yours, and agree 25% thicker would be amazing ; ) I’m generally happy with it when I style it, but I have to “do” it every day. Would love to have a texture/cut that lends itself to air drying, or not needing a full blow dry and curling iron attack every day.

  14. Lynn says
    Posted October 4, 2019

    For the most part, I love my hair. Very thick, although the tops seems to be thinning over recent years (I’m Only 38). However, when it comes to styling it up, it’s almost like I never hav ever enough. Messy Buns? Never work. Volume? Not so much. But I love being a brunette, and I do feel like my hair is my #1 physical attribute! ❤️

  15. Hayley says
    Posted October 4, 2019

    I love the color of my strawberry-blonde hair and that it grows fast! But it’s sooo fine. I wish it were thicker so I could keep volume in it easier. It’s 100% flat by the end of the day no matter what I do to it. I was reading your shampoo vs. conditioner post yesterday, and from that I think I need to use a volumizing shampoo. I’m just worried it will make my hair too greasy. I have to wash it every day with a realy clarifying shampoo because of all the buildup. So I may need to do volumizing shampoo, a gentle conditioner and one of your weekly cleansing products that you’ve reviewed. Hopefully I can figure something out to get life back in my hair without having to cut it short! I love long hair too. Thanks for all the knowledge you share!

  16. Lori says
    Posted October 4, 2019

    I hate my hair. It is very thin and flat. I live in Florida and it will not hold any style at all. Products tend to make it greasy fast.

  17. Natalie says
    Posted October 4, 2019

    I love everything about my hair, except my natural color. It’s a weird brown. I used to highlight it blonde for years and loved it, but it grows so fast that became to expensive. So now I balayage it blonde because its more affordable since I don’t have to go as often. It just isn’t the same. I like the color, but I don’t love it.

  18. Tish says
    Posted October 4, 2019

    I don’t like my hair. I really struggle with color, style, shape, volume, the whole 9 yards. I’ve quit coloring it because of the expense and upkeep. I do have a nice little white section in my bangs I love. If I could have hair like yours I would be over the moon! I dread going to the salon. I went to a stylist for years who did great color but I could never get her to cut it the way I wanted it. I stayed with her so long because she was reasonably priced. I had to make a change for the cut though. Now I’m paying what I feel is an outrageous amount just for a cut that I’m not in love with. I’m in my late 50’s now. It’s just not the same as it was 10-20 years ago. I dread doing it every day.

  19. Megan says
    Posted October 4, 2019

    I didn’t always love my hair, but I do now. It’s fine but thick and pretty straight. It used to be straighter but being pregnant with my son made it a little wavy (being pregnant with either of my daughters didn’t change my hair). It’s a light brown color, and I used to get lots of blonde highlights (which I stopped when I was trying to get pregnant). Then all three of my kids were born with my exact same hair – color and texture and everything! And I loved it on them and realized I loved it on myself too. Now that I’m in my 40s, I really appreciate it. My dad has the same hair too, and at almost 75 has hardly any gray hair and it hides the gray he does have well. My fingers are crossed that I’ll go gray just the same way he has – so far so good.

  20. Sherry May says
    Posted October 4, 2019

    First of all……I love YOUR hair. The main reason I found you years ago was because of your Pinterest posts revolving around your hair tutorials. Fast forward a few years, still love your hair.
    As for my hair, it is a love – hate relationship. Somedays are good, most days are just okay. Fine thin limp hair that I get colored to keep me blonde (I am 53 by the way). Currently getting ready to go to a new stylist next week, hoping for good results !! I try to put in the effort daily to make my hair look nice and am willing to put time and effort into it…..but honestly most days I just feel sort of blah about it.

  21. Elizabeth says
    Posted October 4, 2019

    Npe, flat, fine, pin-straight and mousy. Learning to accept it.

  22. Naz says
    Posted October 4, 2019

    I have fine curly hair. I wish I just had more of the same hair, fuller head of hair. It’s perfect because it’s curly but very easy to blow out and holds everything well. I’ve had it long and short, looks great at all lengths. Color is so easy to play around with but I have never taken the plunge with going really blonde or really red and that may be the next frontier for me.

  23. Karen says
    Posted October 4, 2019

    I love when you post about hair! That’s how I found you, years ago. 🙂 I had your inverted bob cut and loved it for a short time. I now have a blunt bob to my shoulders/or shorter, depending on mood. I’d like to grow it out again but I have really thick hair. If I could choose my hair, I would choose 25-50% thinner. I keep my dark blonde fairly light – similar to yours. I follow lots of your styling videos, so keep ’em comin’! I love volume and waves – yeah Kenra volume 25!

  24. Dana says
    Posted October 4, 2019

    I used to love my hair but then I had my daughter and it’s never been the same. I’ve always had bangs but for the last few years they just aren’t right. Not sure if it’s my hair or my stylist.

  25. Jennifer says
    Posted October 4, 2019

    My hair is truly the biggest waste of my time. Letting it air dry isn’t an option as it looks like a grown out perm. I’ve never been proficient with a blow dryer and round brush, so I use a large barrel curling iron to manage the very uneven frizz and add some curl. I don’t wear it down as it frizzes and any curl falls out over the course of the day, so into an endless ponytail it goes. Doesn’t matter whether I use salon or drugstore shampoo and conditioner; additional product just makes it feel like there is additional product in my hair. Add to that increasing grey which does NOT look stylish, just old, and I’m spending more and more to delay the inevitable. My dream is to be rich enough to have a hairdresser come and style my hair whenever I want, or to have the machine described in the Hunger Games book that dried and styled Katniss Everdeen’s hair for her 🙁

  26. Gina says
    Posted October 4, 2019

    Kate, I love your hair! I have hair envy 🙂 For several years, the hair around the front of my face/side doesn’t grow as quick or long as my back. I can barely get it past the bottom of my ears. My hairdresser has been great working with me but without luck. I regularly use heat protectors, wash every other day, take hair vitamins, etc. No known health issues that could be a cause and assume aging and hormones may be to blame. Would appreciate any suggestions or advice!

  27. Sarah O says
    Posted October 4, 2019

    Just wish it was thicker! Have lost a lot since having kids. Not sure if it’s the age or the kids that did it. 🙂

  28. Jessica Supanich says
    Posted October 4, 2019

    I found the color that I love that suits me and my personality, but I wish the texture and length of my hair were different. My hair, when left to dry naturally is slightly wavy in the front and then gets curlier in the back. There is no consistent texture throughout. It gets a bit frizzy if I don’t put anything in it and let it air dry, but i’m pretty low maintenance. I wouldn’t mind it being longer either but I can’t let it go past a certain point or else it gets stringy and not healthy looking.

  29. Kellie says
    Posted October 4, 2019

    I love my hair. It’s curly and layered, longest layer at about chin length. I’m not a fan of my current cut and sometimes wish that the reddish tint it used have was still there, but otherwise I definitely love it.

  30. Stacey says
    Posted October 4, 2019

    I guess I’m in the minority of people who actually don’t mind their own, natural hair. Like my mom, I was blessed with thicker, dark brown hair. Mine actually has natural wave to it (so long as it’s not been blown-dry) so I tend to let it air-dry most of the time and just play up the waves. I find it’s best if I shower at night, air-dry hair overnight, then tousle my waves in the morning with a spritz of hair spray. If I blow-dry, my hair is completely straight and stays that way unless it gets wet again (rain or even high humidity). Given the thickness of my hair, I’ve actually trained it to go about a week without a wash. I just rinse and condition it in the shower most nights, then wash and condition about once a week. It seems to be agreeing with my hair because it’s feeling and looking quite healthy lately! As with anything, I think learning how to care for your own hair is such a personal thing – it takes time and a ton of trial and error. There’s no one miracle product that fits all.

  31. Mandy says
    Posted October 4, 2019

    I really only love that I have thick hair. My hairstylist says I have 2 very different heads of hair on my head. The top and front are a little coarse and straight but then you lift up the top and it’s very coarse and curly. Not pretty curly, very frizzy curly. So to do anything with it requires a lot of time. I usually have to flat iron the underneath portion to smooth it and then I can curl it all. If it was an option to have a short style I would but I’ve tried a few different cuts and it’s just a frizzy puffy mess when it’s short. If you ever need a model with stupid hair- I’m your girl 😂

  32. Colleen M. McKendry says
    Posted October 4, 2019

    I love my hair most days; it is thick, full of body, and past shoulder length (blonde). I enjoy trying new styles and style both up and down. I receive frequent compliments from friends and strangers alike. That said, I am not wash and go. Air-drying is NOT an option #frizzymess. I labor over my hair to smooth and style (straight or curly), and struggle to find hairspray that will resist the humidity of NC. I wash my hair twice a week (even in the heat of summer) as styles come easier with grit and product build-up. First day hair is the worst. I spend so much time on a blowout then add texture spray/dry shampoo to combat the softness of clean hair. I would only change the frizz. Love it otherwise.

  33. Brooke says
    Posted October 4, 2019

    I love the color and hate the texture…thin, dry, random curls and waves that can’t be worn natural because they’re so random and frizzy. Products do not help frizz…I’m still trying new ones with my fingers crossed, and still disappointed every time lol. I hate using heat tools on it because it’s time consuming and damaging to my already thin and fragile hair, but I feel like a swamp monster without them so there’s that. If I could pick any hair, I’d copy and paste Kate Middleton’s blowout onto my head and be one happy girl lol.

  34. Shannon says
    Posted October 4, 2019

    For the most part I like my hair. I am a natural blonde (very light) and have thick hair for my hair type. Only thing is it doesn’t hold curls very well, way too healthy 🙂

  35. Aime says
    Posted October 4, 2019

    I hate my hair. I would trade it in in a heartbeat. The color is meh so I always dye it, it has always been thin and fine and gets worse the older I get. It is limp and frizzy so it takes a lot of work to get it presentable. It has always been the one thing I would change about myself instantly if I could!

  36. Cassie says
    Posted October 4, 2019

    I hate my hair! Ha. It is just about the thinnest hair ever and stick straight! I love your blog, I think I started following you because of Pinterest many years ago, you were and still are my hair inspo. I would LOVE to have long hair, I get serious hair envy over long, thick hair with just a bit of wave.

  37. Sandy says
    Posted October 4, 2019

    I gotta pipe in here and tell all you ladies to love and enjoy what you have. It’s sometimes our nature to want something we do not have and I want to tell you…you are perfect just the way your are. I lost all my hair 18 years ago to an autoimmune disease called Alopecia. It was one of the most devastating things I’ve ever had to deal and live with. Fast forward to today and I’m wearing a beautiful prosthetic wig that is more abundant than the hair I had and looks great! But, at the end of the day, I still wish I had my own bio hair. Just wanted to remind everyone to embrace what you have:)

    • DJ says
      Posted October 5, 2019

      Thank you for posting this! I am just starting the process of diagnosis and having to get my mind wrapped around not having hair. Been hating what I have at the moment. Such a good reminder to enjoy it while I have it.

      • Sandy says
        Posted October 7, 2019

        Hi DJ, Thanks for replying. Wishing you much support and strength as you go through this journey. It gets much easier with time and know that you will get through it. Sending lots of positive vibes your way xo

    • Melody says
      Posted October 6, 2019

      I’m sorry Sandy. That must have been so difficult. I lost all my hair to chemotherapy this year. I had always really liked my hair and enjoyed styling it. So I found losing it pretty devastating. I have worn amazing wigs that look real but still missed my natural hair. It is starting to grow back now much darker and I have really struggled with this short brown pixie cut that looks nothing like the girl I know. Thank you for the reminder to be grateful for what we have.

      • Sandy says
        Posted October 7, 2019

        Hi Melody,
        Thanks so much for the comments/support. I hope you have come out on the positive side with your treatments. Very kind of you to share. Yes, I know it can be such a struggle at this time, but know that a year from now you will feel more like yourself again. Wishing you good health and strength. xo

    • Kate says
      Posted October 7, 2019

      I’m so sorry you have dealt with this! It sounds like you have a positive outlook now but I imagine at first it was incredibly difficult.

  38. Charlotte says
    Posted October 4, 2019

    For the most part, I do like my hair. I wish it could be thicker on top for sure though.

  39. SJ says
    Posted October 4, 2019

    Unfortunately, my hair is thinning and I have balding spots that make it hard to style my hair. I’ll never have “pretty” hair, but I work with what I have.

    I’d much rather have a full head of hair, even with my current color/texture. 😞

  40. Lindy says
    Posted October 4, 2019

    When I was younger everyone had stick straight glossy hair parted down the middle. My hair doesn’t do that. It’s thick, very curly and now at the age of 60, it’s gray. I love it! Aveda Be Curly is a must as well as Amika anti humidity spray before styling. Basically scrunch , dry with a diffuser and smooth out a few frizzy pieces. 10 minutes max. And I’m done.

  41. Amy Melby says
    Posted October 4, 2019

    For the most part I do like my hair, however I wish it was thicker. It was a lot more so in my 20’s, but now mid-40’s sees it much more fine/thin.

  42. Tamara says
    Posted October 4, 2019

    I like my hair but it does present challenges. It’s thick, coarse, and tends to frizz. I have odd cowlicks in my bangs area. I love the color so I wouldn’t change that, but I do wish I had a better understanding of what cuts, tools, and products would make it more manageable.

  43. Paige says
    Posted October 4, 2019

    I’ve been wanting to tell you this for quite a while and this post is the perfect opportunity! I haven’t always loved my hair but since I started following some of your hair tutorials, I am frequently told by friends and strangers (once a nurse during an awkward procedure–haha) that they love my hair, how do I get it to do that, etc. They are amazed that it’s pretty much just a curling iron and some teasing 🙂 I always refer them to your site if they want to know more. Thank you for all the wonderful content you put out–I realize it’s a lot of work and it is much appreciated!

  44. Priscilla says
    Posted October 4, 2019

    UGH- I have very thick, coarse hair that is partly wavy, partly curly and partly straight. (yep all three) I can NOT wash & go, my hair needs wash, condition, treat, blow dry, straighten. Then if I want curls, curling iron for some bend or wave vs crazy mess. IF I spend an hour on it, I can make it look good, but it is SO much work. If I have plans, I know I have to wash and blow dry the day before for best looking hair for the day of plans. SO MUCH WORK. I would love a less-coarse texture, and/or just 1 pattern (straight vs curl vs waves).

    • Jordan B says
      Posted October 6, 2019

      I’m the same – definitely no “wash and go”. I ALWAYS have to style my hair. It’s naturally curly/wavy and I don’t typically wear it this way, so I almost always curl or straighten, which means it’s has to be dry. I try to let it air dry when I can since I use heat styling tools so often, so I am a night shower person. Then of course you have to sleep certain ways with your way hair so you don’t have weird bumps to correct the next day… complicated!

  45. Casey says
    Posted October 4, 2019

    Ha, I absolutely hate my hair. At my age, I’ve learned to live with it and make the best of it, but it’s been a process. It is very fine, thin, a few choice cowlicks here and there, and the dreaded back part (which is how I found your site actually, thanks for that tutorial). It doesn’t hold style, most products are too much for it, and when it’s up my scalp will show through in places. Sigh. I do love the color and wouldn’t change that and I am always super happy when I have a good hair day.

  46. Posted October 4, 2019

    What an interesting question – I haven’t thought about it for a long time. For the most part, I do like my hair, but for a long time I didn’t. My texture is curly, which has made a lot of hair styles & trends out of reach (without more processes, etc), so it would be nice to have straight hair to experience those styles, but for the most part, I’m happy with what I have.

    xoKaelen | https://darlingmarcelle.com

  47. Lisa says
    Posted October 4, 2019

    Nope! HATE it!

  48. Jenn says
    Posted October 4, 2019

    I have never liked my hair! Growing up a redhead is HARD! I have heard a million times “If only I could bottle your color!” But, as a kid, nobody wants to be different. Even as a 48-year old, I would gladly have a different color of hair!

  49. McCall says
    Posted October 4, 2019

    My hair, before pregnancy, was fine, dense, and straight. After two pregnancies, there is now a section of very wavy hair underneath in the back. It drives me crazy! Wish it would go back to “before.”

  50. Janel Fuhrman says
    Posted October 4, 2019

    I do like my hair after years of fighting it. I have really thick, deep auburn hair that is naturally curly and wavy. When it is humid, I can look like Orphan Annie on a bender. I am 50 and finally started coloring it after the red faded into more of a brown. Love the color but do find it a challenge to explain to my stylist how thick curly hair responds to different cuts and ways of styling. I have many friends who are my age and starting to deal with the thinning of their hair, so I am grateful and just deal with the mop that I have.

  51. Sheila says
    Posted October 4, 2019

    I like my hair now more than ever before. And I’m enjoying the tips and tricks I’ve found on your vlogs/blogs. Thanks Kate!

  52. Posted October 4, 2019

    Not really. My hair is fine, very flat, and just plain dark-ish blonde. I used to highlight my hair, but then I had four kids and not enough time to keep the roots under control. I love your site with ideas for hair, but the curling ideas just don’t work for my hair type. I also don’t want to spend much $$ on tools or styling products that may not help my hair. I would rather it just be a rich brown or brighter blonde. I would rather it not be so fine and limp. I love your hair. I am ok with the fact that I don’t love my hair. I used to be very self-conscious about it in high school and college. Now, I do my best to look grown-up and just try and remember that a smile is the best way to look put together.

  53. Lacey says
    Posted October 5, 2019

    I do not like my hair. It’s very dark brown & very curly. My whole life I’ve wanted silky straight blonde hair lol. Actually your sister has great hair! I’d take hers 😄

  54. Kayla says
    Posted October 5, 2019

    I like the color of my hair, but it’s very thin and fine in texture, so it doesn’t hold volume or styles very well. If I could change something, it would be to make my hair a little thicker and more manageable

  55. Eleanor says
    Posted October 5, 2019

    I absolutely love your hair. I’ve learnt so much from watching your tutorials…but I’m having a battle with my own hair. It started thinning a few years ago and it’s now 1/2 as thick as it used to be. How I wish I could turn back the clock when I used to moan about having thick wavy hair! The trouble is it becomes a cycle of stressing about it and then it becomes worse. I’ve been prescribed Minoxidil drops but they don’t really do much. I take Hair Vitamins and eat all the right foods. I use Nioxin shampoo and it still continues to thin 😕. Any advice would be much appreciated x

  56. Rae says
    Posted October 5, 2019

    I love’d my hair, however in the last few years it’s got much thinner. I just feel it’s so limp with no body no matter what I do!

  57. DJ says
    Posted October 5, 2019

    Always loved my hair, thick, long, could easily style it. Right now I hate it. Recently lost a significant amount. At first we thought it was menopause, but nothing helped. Recently went to dermatologist, they biopsied. They are unsure but think it’s a condition where my body is attacking the hair follicles. I have a medication that is holding of the hair loss at the moment but I am left with fine, thin, wiry hair. Had bangs my whole life, can’t do that now there isn’t enough hair. I am having a hard time figuring out how to style it and what products will now work on this totally different hair. So frustrated.

  58. Jenny says
    Posted October 5, 2019

    I’d take a whole new head. Different color, longer by a lot and thick I’d love thicker hair. It used to be thick but is thin now and I don’t like it.

  59. Jacqie says
    Posted October 6, 2019

    A few years ago, I’d have said I LOVED my hair. I like the color — I don’t dye it but constantly get complimented on my highlights and hair color. It’s super fine, and while that’s annoying on freshly cleaned hair, I always hear people say they want fine hair. And it’s soft and shiny.

    However, I’ve been dealing with autoimmune disease issues that have caused my hair to fall out at an alarming rate. So for the past few years, I’ve been a little down on my hair. It’s thinner than usual, lacking lustre, and I’m just self conscious about it now.

    Otherwise, I actually enjoy my hair.

    xoxo,
    Jacqie @ thelipsticknarratives.com

  60. Jordan B says
    Posted October 6, 2019

    An interesting question I had to think about for a minute… I would say generally yes, I like my hair. If I could change it I might make it less curly, definitely less impacted by humidity, a little thicker and to grow faster. I like long hair sometimes, and like short hair too. It takes me years to get my hair “long” and by then it is typically damaged and I’m tired of it.

  61. Kaitlyn says
    Posted October 7, 2019

    It would be so cool if you did online consultations. Something as simple as a quick video chat with someone regarding their hair questions or tips and suggestions. You always give great advice and I think most people would trust your opinion.

  62. Karri McKinsey says
    Posted October 7, 2019

    Would love to know what styling tool (iron) you use on your hair. My hair is very similar to yours! Thank you!

    • Lauren says
      Posted October 16, 2019

      She uses a 1.25” Babyliss curling iron.

  63. Heather says
    Posted October 7, 2019

    Love my hair due to it’s texture/thickness/ability to hold a curl…. hate the fact that I’m at least 1/2 gray and naturally a very dark brunette. Add fast growing hair (a blessing? a curse?) to the story and it’s can feel like a small fortune for 4-5 week root touch ups. But not ready to go gray yet : )

  64. Laura Prosek says
    Posted October 7, 2019

    I’m 52 and stopped coloring my hair about 3 years ago. I love the silver and white that I have now. My hair has always been thick, however the texture has changed and I’m struggling with it. I keep going back and forth on the length. We live in south Texas and the humidity is always super high.

  65. Posted October 7, 2019

    I would say I love it! It’s very versatile – can go curly or straight, and is thick enough to do any kind of styling I want. But it tends to be pretty dry, and I would prefer it was a little less thick – it gets pretty gross around the ends, and it makes growing it out hard.

  66. Kristin says
    Posted October 7, 2019

    Hi Kate,
    I love your bed that you have and your blue rug in your recent post, can you share where they are from.

    PS…I’ve never asked this silly stuff before, but I love your site.

    Have a good day!

  67. Sarah says
    Posted October 7, 2019

    I used to LOVE my hair, but after my 2nd pregnancy and the death of my husband its like my body decided to just abandon about half of my original volume. My hair is fine and straight and I love what I have, but it’s a little heartbreaking to have lost its formal glory.

  68. Courtney says
    Posted October 7, 2019

    Honestly, no. I have curly hair that is a mix of 3A and 3B, but my roots are straight for about the first inch. My hair is also very fine and I have lost a lot of fullness as I’ve gotten older. I mean, I can deal with it but it’s so much work that it’s just frustrating. Add a new baby and I end up with the mom bun most days because I really don’t have the time to do anything with it anymore.

  69. Posted October 7, 2019

    I have always liked my hair (save 2 bad cuts in all my 42 years…) – it’s been REALLY long and it’s been REALLY short. I lost all of it during chemo last summer and it’s grown back – this was my second round of Lymphoma but the first time I was bald. I even enjoyed being bald. There was a period around 5 months post treatment when it was growing back that I HATED it. It was weird and duckling looking and out of whack. My stylist trimmed it into an amazing mostly grey mohawk and that got me through. I had another period around 7 months where I had a femme-mullet but again, a good whack off the back and I was good again.

    I had enough hair for two humans before it fell out but it grew back pretty curly, VERY textured – it is jaw length and I can literally make it stand straight up with a little coaxing and no product – and also probably 50% thicker. It’s crazy thick. I love it – but it’s HOT in the Georgia heat. But the answer is YES, I love my hair. It’s one of my favorite features. I can’t wait for more length, though, so I can go back to my Small Things Blog hair-dos.

  70. DeAnne says
    Posted October 7, 2019

    I have a love/hate relationship. I have thick, coarse naturally red hair thats wavy on the top layers and straight on underneath layer. It’s fairly acceptable to let it air with a cocktail of about 4 different products, but I usually have to go back over it with a flat iron to smooth it and get out the cowlick in my bangs area and then curling iron to accentuate the waves. I would give anything to change my texture to more fine hair than so coarse! I also get blonde highlights every 8 weeks or so to give the red more dimension. My niece has beautiful strawberry red/blonde hair and her texture is definitely fine, and it’s naturally wavy; beautiful mermaid waves. I am SOOO thankful for her sake that she has fine-textured hair and didn’t inherit my hair!! 😳

  71. Posted October 9, 2019

    I’m the same! I’d stay blonde for sure, but I’d love longer hair and hair that has actual waves or curls instead of this weird flippy thing that my hair does.

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  72. Emily says
    Posted October 11, 2019

    Most days I don’t think much about my hair because if I did, I’d be depressed. My hair has been thinning for years and I’m usually self-conscious about it, wondering if people can see right through to my scalp, if I have a bare spot etc. I feel powerless and the thought of wearing hairpieces or wigs fills me with dread. I hate windy days outside and having to apply sunscreen on my scalp. Sorry about the complaints but you asked lol!
    I’d love to have normal to thick hair that I could just pull back in a ponytail, any texture/color would please me to no end.