My hair always looks wet! Help? What am I doing wrong?

That basically it... my hair looks the same dry as it does wet. I've tried using less product, and more product, and different product. Every product I can find... but nothing helps.
I've got really thin hair, so maybe that has something to do with it...? I've tried diffusing my hair, but I can do it for over 30 minutes and my hair is still really really wet. Anyone know what's wrong? And how I can fix it? Thanks in advance, any help at all is really appreciated.


  • mitabirdmitabird Posts: 226Registered Users
    Is your hair hard when it looks wet? If so, scrunching it out when it's completely dry usually helps.
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  • DanaeDanae Posts: 45Registered Users
    mitabird wrote: »
    Is your hair hard when it looks wet? If so, scrunching it out when it's completely dry usually helps.

    No, not usually (unless I go crazy with products).. and then scrunching just seems to make frizz :crybaby: I don't know what to do!
  • Heather0kayHeather0kay Posts: 667Registered Users
    I have super fine thin hair and a lot of products glue my hair into strings I can't scrunch out. Have you tried Aubrey Organics Mandarin Magic? It creates soft curls with volume and for hold I use a fine finishing spray when dry . I stay away from strong holding gels. Also a little leave-in conditioner helps. I also air dry for 30 min before diffusing with my fingers so the curls set and I don't have to diffuse so long.
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  • oddityofwingsoddityofwings Posts: 1,261Registered Users
    If you have fine hair (or even medium hair!), sometimes oil-heavy products can make hair so oily it looks wet, regardless of how much you rinse. Check the ingredients of what you're using - that may well be the problem if you've got a finer texture.
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