Stylists have always told me that having thin hair is both a blessing and a curse. Perhaps it is a blessing for them because it is easier for them to handle it. I, on the other hand, have had it all my life, and like most natural attributes I see it more as a curse than as a blessing. Theoretically, I know it's great because for the most part it is easy to maintain, very manageable, and almost never looks unkempt since it falls naturally. From experience however, I know it's terrible because it is hard to give it body and can often look flat when it falls kind if like the fur of a wet animal.
Because of this problem, one of the major criteria I look for in a hair product is the ability to give my hair body. I stay away from hair gels and pomades because these are designed to slick hair back, making it sleek, and this isn't what my hair needs. Instead, I am a huge fan of hair wax, which is designed to give hair texture and volume. However, not all hair waxes work well with thin hair. Many of them can give it hold, but not all of them can give it volume.
One hair product that can do both is American Crew Fiber Pliable Molding Cream. Though not exactly considered hair wax by some, this molding cream does everything the ideal hair wax should. It is able to provide those with thin hair enough hold to style their hair so that it doesn't fall, and it is able to give texture and volume to the head's overall look. This is thanks to its fiber-like and resinous quality that helps thicken the strands of hair, increasing its fullness.
When I first tried American Crew's Fiber Pliable Molding Cream, it was because I had gotten a sample version for free at a local cosmetic's store. There was only enough in the sample for one or two applications, but I only needed those two tries to be totally hooked on the stuff! The product should be applied to towel dry hair, and it should be concentrated on high density areas while working your way from the root of the hair to the tips. It's very easy to apply and it isn't sticky at all, which is great both during and after the styling process. Just a little bit of product can go a long way, especially with thin hair since it's really easy to coat the strands with the product and begin styling the hair the way you want it.
What I really liked about this product is that it has no shine. I didn't want to draw attention to my hair by making it too shiny the way pomades or gel might. I like that this product's matte finish makes your hair look really natural. Most people don't know I'm wearing any product unless they reach out and touch my hair! I also like that it smells good, like soap, and the smell disappears soon after you apply it onto your hair. Finally, I like that it washes off easily. You don't have to battle with it to get it out of your hair, which means you don't have to damage your hair in the process. Thin hair tends to break easily, so having a product that you don't have to be rough with is perfect!
There are two things you have to be careful with, however. The first is that if you apply too much, it will begin clumping in your hair. The tiny clumps tend to look like dandruff, which means they look awful. So it's important that you apply just the right amount. The second thing you have to be careful with is how often you expose the product to air. Constantly opening the bottle often makes the cream lose its moisture and it becomes to dehydrated to apply onto your hair. I have found that the best way to deal with this is to have a smaller container onto which you can transfer the cream. This way you don't have to keep opening the main bottle of cream and the entire product lasts longer! It also means you get to save more money!
Don't just take my word for it. See what other customers have to say about American Crew Fiber Pliable Molding Cream by reading the reviews on Amazon.com.