Fine hair is a tricky thing to deal with. Naturally, you cannot utilise the same hair care tips as with strong, thicker hair because they are more vulnerable and prone to breakage. Fine hair is not necessarily thin – it’s just that the hair follicles are finer almost to the point of being translucent and the strands have a smaller circumference. But if you know the proper ways of caring for fine hair as part of your daily care regimen, you should have no trouble achieving the look you want even with fine hair. In fact, it might even facilitate in keeping your strands nourished.
Check out these tips to learn how to better deal with fine hair:
1. When trying to undo tangled hair, use your fingers before combing. If you can grab hold of a brush that is designed for babies, make use of that to restore your hair strands.
2. Refrain from back combing or teasing your hair. It might work for thicker hair but it’s a different story when you’re dealing with fine hair. Use claw clips, if you have them, as they are really effective in keeping fine hair updos on.
3. Go for loose hairstyles. Those that are ideal for thicker hair won’t be good for fine hair. You might want to ask your hairstylist about the right kind of hairstyle for your hair type or texture.
4. Go for layers. This will help to create texture on your fine hair. Also, the layers should be balanced with the length of your locks. The longer your hair, the more layers there should be.
5. Minimise conditioning. Although the benefits of using conditioner has been a widely known fact when it comes to hair care, you need to ease up on it when you have naturally fine hair. If possible, apply conditioner before you shampoo your hair. Then, use an anti-residue shampoo when washing your hair thereafter to make sure that the scalp and strands are thoroughly clean.
6. Use mild formula shampoos or those designed for thickening. Also, focus the lathering of shampoo on the roots instead of the ends.
7. Limit your use of hair styling products. You want to use only as much as you need. Applying too much of these products can cause hair to look dull and limp. Meanwhile, strong hold hairsprays should be kept out of reach as they can weigh down fine hair.
8. When styling your hair, turn it upside down and use a vent brush in order to create instant volume. Make sure to lift the hair from the roots to maximise volume.
9. Trim ends often. Fine hair is more prone to developing split-ends, so make sure you trim it every 3-6 months to prevent it from happening. Also, shorter hair do not create the same weighed down effect as long hairstyles do on fine hair.
10. Do not use hot tools. But if you really need to, use it on the lowest heat settings as fine hair do not respond well to heat.
How do you care for fine hair?