Haircare Tips From Patrick Melville + A Giveaway!




As an AVEENO Ambassador, we are privy to several doctors and beauty experts. Once such expert is  celebrity hairstylist, Patrick Melville. AVEENO shared some of Patrick’s hair styling tips and I am sharing with you—kinda like the movie Pay It Forward  🙂

What cut will create the most volume for fine, long hair? What should we ask for at the salon? “The cut that is best for fine long hair is a cut that has long layers … some softer shorter pieces around the face. Also add a sweeping fringe that sweeps to the side and will create a lot of versatility and give hair maximum volume. Products are key such as lightweight volumizing spray at the root because as you know, volume comes from the root. Be careful and make sure to tell your stylist to keep the layers long as layers can also thin the hair if too short.”

I have long black hair that used to be shiny and silky, now it has lost some of its luster. How can I get it back? “The best way to get back luster is to use the Aveeno Nourish+ Shine Shampoo and Conditioner along with the Aveeno Living Color Shine Glaze which can be used on all hair types. This will give you maximum shine and close the cuticle and boost the life back into your hair.”



I’d love to hear Patrick Melville’s specifics on haircare for extensions and hair care for mixed hair(like hair for half black/half hispanic, hispanic hair care problems) “The best way to treat extensions is to make sure they do not stay in too long or grow out too much as this will put stress on your own hair when using styling tools. Best way to take care of them is to be sure to condition the every time you shampoo and to use the Aveeno Nourish+ Leave in Conditioner before styling. This will make the extensions more manageable and will lock in moisture. This also applies to African American hair or Hispanic hair as it tends to be drier by nature and more coarse. Like your skin, when its dry you need to apply more moisture. The leave in conditioner locks in moisture and helps elasticity to lessen breakage.”


I’d love to get the scoop from Patrick about how to make thin hair look thicker. Mine just gets super stringy as it grows longer. It’s awful! “Make sure you trim your hair on a regular basis and do not use any type of oil or silicone based products. You want to use a volumzing spray and apply a lightweight styling glaze to damp hair before blow drying. Do not over blow dry and when you are finished use the Aveeno Nourish+ Style Fortifying Hairspray to create fullness and body, making hair swell and look thicker.”

 Armed with Patrick’s tips,  Aveeno is also providing one Prime Beauty reader the chance to win all 5 of these products! To enter, wait for the Rafflecopter widget to load and enter!

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  1. i love how you asked ? about mixed hair I have the same issues!

  2. Definitely needed a tip on how to keep black hair looking healthy and shiny. Always a challenge!

  3. The most helpful tip for me is how to give more volume to fine, thin hair. It’s the bane of my existence!

  4. With fine hair, I’m always on the hunt for volumizing tips.

  5. Jennifer Ryder says:

    The hint that helps me the most is the one for creating volume in fine, long hair – cut it in long layers.

  6. I would love to try the Aveeno line.

  7. mamavalveeta03 says:

    I like what PM said about getting the shine & luster back: “The best way to get back luster is to use the Aveeno Nourish+ Shine Shampoo and Conditioner along with the Aveeno Living Color Shine Glaze…”

  8. I like the tip to use the shine glaze to restore luster to hair, as that is what’s happened to my hair.

  9. Like the tips on best hair style for long hair & use of hair spray. So glad Aveeno is now into hair care!

  10. The most useful tip is to use volumizing spray to plump up hair. I always wondered whether or not these worked.


  11. I would love to try the Aveeno line.

  12. the most helpful tip was the one about the best haircut for fine hair to create more volume.

  13. The most helpful tip was how to restore shiny to my locks. There’s nothing like a shiny head of hair … makes it look healthy and youthful.

  14. haircut tip is most useful- im getting my hair done this week and will ask for longer layers

  15. Wow! These cover all the heads of hair in my family! I have coarse hair (Native American roots) so I ALWAYS make sure to condition, both in the shower and with a product afterwards while I’m styling.

  16. That long layers would help give my fine hair more volume!

  17. Larissa Shultz says:

    definitely the tips on how to make thin hair look/feel thicker!

  18. long layers will help fine hair-which my hair is thanks 4 the giveaway