Every head of hair is unique, what works for your friends, may not work for you. If you have fine hair, that means your hair is smaller in diameter, and should be treated differently than other hair types. From the cut and color to shampoo and styling, every part of your routine can make a difference in your look. Read on for all the best tips on caring for your fine follicles
The cut is one of the most important steps to enhancing volume and fullness in thin hair. If you prefer a longer length, then subtle layers are key. Heidi Klum, Jennifer Aniston, and Jennifer Lopez are a few long haired ladies with layers we crave. For a mid length, a blunt bob like Charlize Theron, is a favorite for fine haired folk because it can create the appearance of more hair. Michelle Williams shows off a a flirty pixie that is a great style for fine hair with a tapered bottom and subtle texture on top.
For any cut, avoid lots of razoring or point cutting and opt for blunt ends and subtle layering to make hair appear fuller. Be sure to stay on top of trims, going for a haircut at least every 6 to 8 weeks. Talk to your stylist about your hair type before you make the cut, so they are mindful of your hair style goals when choosing their cutting method.
A fresh hair color can be a great way to create full, healthy looking hair. Since fine hair is also prone to dryness and breakage, make sure to take precautions to protect the integrity of your mane. Retouch your roots every 4 to 6 weeks, but don’t apply the formula through to your ends until the last 5 to 10 minutes. Also, lighter shades and dimension tend to be more flattering on fine hair, so you may want to trade black and cool colors for warm chocolate brown, caramel, and honey blonde.
It’s hard to resist the straight long locks of Kim Kardashian and Demi Moore, but straight and shiny isn’t the best styling method to enhance fullness and volume. For fuller looking hair, consider a style with more texture. Mousse, root lifting spray, and other texturizing products are the ultimate way to give your hair a boost. Keranique Lift and Repair Spray is one of our favorites. A round brush is a great way to add volume to the roots with flirty waving ends. Another great option is to embrace your naturally curly texture or adding curl with a smaller curling iron.
Curls, waves, and overall movement are a great styling option for fine hair to get more bang for your buck. So if you check fine in the hair texture box, then curling irons, round brushes, and diffusers are a few things you may want to add to your styling toolbox.
Fine hair means you have more strands per square inch than your thicker haired acquaintances . Since each hair follicle has an oil gland, this means that your mane gets greasier looking faster. You can combat this with products like dry shampoo , and by washing hair daily or every other day. Be sure to find a shampoo and conditioner in a volumizing formula that is lighter weight to avoid weighing your strands down while getting them squeaky clean.
Fine haired ladies take heart! With a little know how and the right tools, you too can have hair that looks beautiful AND voluminous, without hours of work or extensions! Get the look you crave and bounce on babe!