Styling Advice For Fine Hair We’ve all got some gripes with our hair. Yep. Each hair type comes with its own set of problems. So if you thought you’re the only one who’s got hellish hair issues, think again! Today, we’re discussing fine hair.
If you’ve got really fine hair, you probably already know just how difficult it can be to style. Now, there are a bunch of things you can do to improve the health of your hair, especially if it’s only recently become fine because it’s thinning out. But if you’ve got naturally thin hair it is just something that you need to learn to work around. Provided your hair is healthy, the only real problem with fine hair is that it’s really very difficult to style.
Thick, voluminous hair might be tougher to work with when you’re trying to put together an intricate hairstyle, but it also holds better. Fine hair almost always ends up looking limp or ‘deflating’ the style; undoing all the hard work you put in. I’ve got tonnes of requests from readers who want styling tips for fine hair, so here are some great tricks you can use to add some volume and body to your hair and give definition to any kind of hairstyle.
Use The Right Styling Products
The type of styling product that you use makes a big difference to the end result. For thin hair, I recommend using lightweight styling products that get the job done without weighing your hair down. While thick hair can absorb most product types, fine hair generally doesn’t have enough body of its own to be able to hold both the style and the product. Most heavy-duty styling products have sizeable amounts of silicones and waxes, which end up making your hair limp- not a good idea when you’re already worried about your hair being too fine to style. Look for lightweight, volumising product instead.
Layer It Up
This tip deals more with haircutting than styling. If you’d like an everyday, fuss-free hairstyle that looks great in fine hair ask your stylist to add some layers to your hair. Layers add quite a bit of definition and volume to hair and instantly give the impression of fuller, thicker locks. This is a great way to deal with fine hair on a day-to-day basis when you can’t be bothered to style it but you don’t want it falling flat either. However, make sure you ask your stylist for soft, invisible layers ( alla Kate Moss ) . Adding blunt layers can add unwanted separation and edges to your look, which contradicts the entire purpose of wanting to add some thickness.
Fake It Baby!
Did you know that the hair extensions industry is one of the most popular beauty and styling markets? And for good reason, too! If you’ve got really thin hair and there’s just no way around it, consider investing in some high-quality hair clip in extensions. While hair extensions aren’t for everyone, they’re certainly a handy tool for adding volume to your hair and making it more styling-friendly.
Dry Shampoo Is Your Friend
Whenever you can, ditch other styling products and use dry shampoo instead. Dry shampoo adds a lot of volume to your hair, while also absorbing any excess oil, which may be weighing your hair down. Dry shampoo is a favourite with the stars and the stylists because it immediately adds lift and bounce to your hair without adding any extra, unwanted weight. Just flip your hair over upside down, sprinkle some shampoo in at your roots and brush out the excess before you style. Tada! Instant volume!
Use The Right Styling Tools
If you want to straighten your hair after you wash it, always use a blow dryer and a bristle brush to enhance the volume and fully dry your hair before using any other hot tools. If you’d like to use a straightener, make sure you use a quality product that lets you control temperature settings for the needs of your hair. Fine hair requires less heat, compared to thicker hair and a gadget that lets you alter the same is a definite investment. If you must use a straightener without heat settings, limit its use to the mid lengths and ends of your hair, so that you don’t end up over-flattening the roots.
Keep Your Hair Clean
Now, it goes without saying that clean hair is healthy and attractive, but keeping your hair and scalp clean is also instrumental to counteracting limpness. As you know, hair can get dirty really quickly and as a result there’s a lot of sebum build-up on the scalp. The dirtier your hair is, the greasier it gets and the greasier it gets, the limper it will be. Ergo, dirty hair is lifeless and flat. Use a deep cleansing shampoo and make sure your hair and scalp are properly clean before you start styling.
Use Fat Foam Rollers
Nothing adds volume quite like a curl. Curling your hair is one of the easiest ways to style it: you get to sport a new look and tonnes of volume! While heated rollers and curling tongs are certainly a great investment, I also recommend purchasing some quality foam rollers. You can fix these in your hair easily, tie a scarf around your head and keep them in overnight: the best part is that foam rollers are really comfy to sleep with, which means you’ll have a good night’s sleep and wake up the next morning with gorgeous, bouncy curls.
With these tips, the right styling tools and products and a little patience, there’s no limit on the number and types of hairstyles you can try. If you’re looking for more permanent solutions, consider seeing a stylist or a doctor to discuss hair weaves, permanent extensions, hair care programs and medications.
Until then, happy styling!