Fine hair is the most fragile texture and can be easily damaged. Contrary to popular belief, people with finer hair tend to have more hair than people with thicker hair strands. Fine hair can tend to be oilier than other hair types. For those of you with fine hair you may find difficulty holding a style; your hair is light and can fall flat against your head. Volume is often desired but not often attained. Structurally fine hair has two hair layers – a cortex and a cuticle.
- Fine natural hair:
Doesn’t hold styles well.
Can become weighed down with heavy products, causing the hair to look stringy.
Can look thin.
Can break easily because it’s fragile.
How to Care for Fine Hair
Fine hair can be easily cared for with the right products for your hair type. As always, it’s best to start in the shower. To avoid limp strands, wash every day to every other day with a volumizing shampoo (CG Hairdressing Volume shampoo and conditioner) When you’re ready for conditioner, this is where it gets tricky. While you want to keep you locks conditioned, of course, overly-moisturized hair can end up flat and lifeless. If your roots get greasy fast, as fine hair tends to do, minimise the amount of conditioner you use and focus on the ends rather than your roots. You can also master this balancing act by using a leave-in treatment (spray leave in CG Hairdressing moisture spray is ideal) this will help repair, restore, and detangle your locks. Spray this on after your shower, and again, focus on the ends instead of the roots.
After your shower, keep in mind that hair is much more susceptible to breakage when it’s wet — especially fine hair! Pat the moisture out of your hair with a towel rather than vigorously rubbing it. Avoid brushing your hair while it’s wet for the same reason. When time allows, let your hair air dry to prevent heat damage. If you must use heat, use a low temperature — and don’t forget to apply a heat protectant first!
Best Haircuts and Styles for Fine Hair
The foundation for beautiful hair includes great products and a great cut! In general, the best haircuts for fine hair are shorter. This is all thanks to gravity: if your hair doesn’t have natural volume, extra weight will only weigh it down more. If you’re not willing to sacrifice your length for volume, have no fear, there are haircuts that make movement and dimension still possible.
Here are a few ideas for hairstyles for fine hair:
The Classic Bob
Long bob (or “lob”)
Wispy bangs (avoid a heavy fringe please!)
Add colour to your hair in a “Colour the cut” technique.
Lighter the hair creates volume.
Ok so after you find the best haircut and colour for your fine hair, the next step is learning how to style it. The biggest hurdle people with fine hair face is achieving full-bodied and voluminous locks. The good news, though, is fine hair is one of the best hair types to have because it’s both manageable and malleable! With certain blow drying techniques, quality volumising hair products, and the right cut, all your hair goals can be achieved.
My Top pick of Products for fine hair…
*L’Oreal Tec Ni Art Volume Lift Root Spray Mousse – I have used this product for over 25 years and its the best on the market! My total go to for styling fine limp hair.
*CG Volume Shampoo and Conditioner I have developed an amazing range for all hair types.
*Fanola Botugen Botolife filler repair spray– Keep your hair strong!
* Fanola Botugen repair conditioner mask and in salon treatment.
* Kerastase volume range has always been an amazing product range if you love a haircare range that has cosmetic feel for the hair.
Add volume, or at least the illusion of volume, with these styling tips for fine hair:
Switch up your parting.
A deep side part can give the illusion of fullness, while a jagged part makes the top layers stick up, giving the illusion of thicker hair. Either option adds an instant boost to transform your tresses.
Add waves. Hair looks fuller when worn wavy. Transform your naturally limp locks into gorgeous tresses with the use of a curling iron. Adding volume to the sides gives the illusion of fuller hair.
Half updo or bun. This hairstyle gives you the opportunity to gently backcomb your hair to achieve the height of an updo, boosting volume with smart styling.
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