fall hair products for fine hair

When fall rolls around, it’s usually time to treat my hair to a little TLC. Throughout the summer my hair has been in the sun a lot and is often neglected. It’s time to deep condition, but not lose any volume in the process.

I’ve read about the #nopoo movement and while I’m not ready (or interested) in going that far, I have been trying to not wash my hair every day. It’s hard though because my hair gets pretty oily mid-day. Dry shampoo is what allows me to leave the house on non-wash days because I’m not a complete greaseball.

My girlfriend told me about Dove’s Hair Therapy Refresh + Care Invigorating Dry Shampoo, which is a really good deal at less than $5 for 5 ounces. It adds volume while getting rid of the oil. Dove’s Dry Shampoo has a refreshing scent and did I mention it’s less than $5?! I’ve purchased salon dry shampoos for $20+ and Dove makes one of the best out there. The dry shampoo leaves white residue if you spray too close to your head, but by working it in, it disappears. Another dry shampoo I really like is Kenra Platinum Dry Shampoo that my hairstylist introduced me to. Kenra also make a fabulous Blow-Dry Spray that smells a-m-a-z-i-n-g.

On days that I shampoo (every other day), I like to use Living Proof Full Shampoo and Conditioner to give my limp strands some fullness.  

I spray It’s a 10 Leave-In Conditioner with keratin when I get out of the shower before brushing my hair (by the way, the Wet Brush is awesome). It smells so good and gives my hair the extra conditioning it needs. 

Paul Mitchell makes a great hair serum that smells fantastic! When applied to wet hair, my hair dried a lot faster so I don’t need to blow dry it as long. I try to only blow dry when absolutely necessary, like I’m in a rush to get to a meeting, or I’m going out on the town. Super Skinny Serum by Paul Mitchell is lightweight and lasts forever. I’ve had this bottle for probably almost two years. You only need a dime-sized amount.

What products are you using to get you through the transition between summer and winter?

After weeks of searching for a cute white dress for my bachelorette party weekend, I had just about given up. It seemed like all the white dresses I came across were too see-through, not my style or didn’t fit. 

The Tuesday before my bachelorette weekend, I decided to check out Rent The Runway (affiliate link) and found two dresses that they could deliver to me within two days. My dresses arrived Thursday afternoon via UPS in a big brown box. Each dress was on a hanger in a plastic garment bag with simple instructions for how to return them. Insurance for each dress was $5 and shipping was $9.95. I ordered the following dresses:

Puzzle Solver White and Blue Dress RVN Rent The Runway rentalAudrey Dress Parker Dress Rent The Runway Rental


The first dress, a white and blue skintight RVN, retails for $395. To rent, it was $35. I ordered a medium and it was way too tight. Like, really tight. Matt had to help me get it off because I couldn’t even breath in it. So that one was a no. That left the Parker dress. My fingers were crossed because at this point, I was leaving the following morning for my bachelorette party in South Lake Tahoe.

The Parker dress (retails $425, $30 to rent) had a high halter neckline with gold sequins and bead embellishments. It was gorgeous on the hanger… and even more gorgeous on! I was in love. The medium fit like a glove and it was glamorous, sparkly and would work perfectly for my bachelorette night on the town. 

Rent The Runway Gold Sparkle Bachelorette DressRent the Runway Gold Sparkle Dress for Bachelorette Party

Rent The Runway Gold Sparkle Bachelorette Party Dresses

Rent The Runway made it so easy to find a dress last minute. They take the hassle out of going to the mall and spending hours trying on dresses. All of the dresses on the site have reviews from other gals that have worn them so you get sizing tips, what occasions they’ve been worn it for, and body type. Rent The Runway dry-cleans the dresses after each use and the $5 insurance fee covers minor stains and damage. 

Besides dresses, you can rent outerwear and even rent accessories. Purses, jewelry, hats, and sunglasses. Another cool thing? You can rent wedding accessories! If you’re like me, you think it’s ridiculous to spend hundreds on your veil and sash. They have some gorgeous veils (like this one for $40 or this birdcage veil for $30), pretty sashes (this golden one is only $10!), and lovely hair pieces, too. 

Rent The Runway is also on Ebates so make sure you shop through Ebates to get 3.5% cashback on your orders. Sign up for Ebates here.

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