How To Deal With Fine Hair
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Managing Your Fine Hair
Fine hair is something that people may envy, but we all know that it’s not always a bed of roses. Having fine hair can be convenient in that you don’t need to use as much product to wash or treat them, and is by nature smoother and easier to style with heat. Yet, we all know the frustration of getting tangles in our hair more often than not and having zero volume in your hair, making it look flat. We look at hair models and wish we had thicker and more voluminous hair. However, you can still make something out of your fine hair with the right steps and care, and we’re going to show you how!
Before we dive in, let’s define what fine hair is. It is the width and diameter of your hair strands, so people with fine hair will have hair strands that are smaller in width and diameter. If you do not know what hair type you have, you can try plucking a strand of hair and move it between your fingers. If you are unable to feel much, you probably have fine hair. Take care of your hair with dyson products.
Hold on, ever heard of thin hair? Fine and thin hair is actually different. Thin hair refers to more sparsely distributed hair follicles or hair strands, while fine hair refers to the texture of each hair strand itself. You can have coarse hair strands but thin hair, and vice versa.
Caring For Fine Hair
With the definitions in place, let’s now get straight into how you should care for fine hair.
The first step of hair care is in the shower. For people with fine hair, it’s best to wash your hair every or every other day with a shampoo that volumizes your hair. People with fine hair tend to get oily roots in their scalp really quickly, so when you’re conditioning your hair, try to avoid your roots and condition your ends instead. Too much conditioner can make your hair flatter than it already is, so be prudent with the amount of conditioner you use. A further step to avoid tangled hair is to use a leave-in treatment on the ends of your hair after your shower so that your hair remains tangle-free for the rest of the day.
Once you’ve finished washing your hair, don’t rub your hair with a towel because the friction causes hair, which is more vulnerable when wet, to break, especially so for fine hair. You should also wait for your hair to dry fully before brushing it as well. Air drying your hair is preferable to using a hairdryer because heat damages your already fine hair strands. But if you’re in a rush, then remember to use a heat protectant first and set your hairdryer to a low temperature!
Other than external sources of care for your hair, there are great ways you can care for your hair through what you eat as well. Biotin, which is a form of protein, is great for your hair. Incorporate foods that are high in biotins, such as nuts and egg yolks. Of course, you can get supplements as well if you don’t think that you are able to get sufficient biotin from your food.
Best hairstyle for fine hair
A good hairstyle can fit your hair texture such that it boosts your overall look. Consider some of these hairstyles the next time you go to a salon! As a general rule of thumb, shorter hair is better, because you don’t want the weight from long hair to weigh your already non-voluminous hair down even more.
- Bob or long bob
- Long layered hair
- Wispy bangs
- Ombre colored hair
With a suitable hairstyle, you’ll find that you’ll want to style it to add in that extra oomph. However, styling fine hair definitely has its own difficulties despite what most people say. When our hair tangles, how then do we style them?
Tangled hair tips
- Ensure that your hair is well-conditioned. That way, your hair is moisturized enough so it doesn’t get tangled easily. Soft hair means that there won’t be friction for your hair strands to tangle themselves. Because fine hair is more susceptible to tangles, you should probably use a deep conditioner once a week to strengthen your hair strands even further.
- Avoid blow-drying your hair. Your hair should be largely air-dried before you move on to the hairdryer because blow-drying your hair can remove the essential oils from your hair. This causes your hair to become drier, and thus more susceptible to tangles.
Oily hair tips
- Unlike people with coarser hair types, we have to wash our hair every day or every other day to avoid oiliness in the roots. However, you should use a shampoo that is free of sulfate so that your hair isn’t stripped of moisture.
- Do not apply your hair products, like your conditioner, to your roots. Only apply them from mid-length onwards so that they don’t weigh your hair down.
- Always dry your hair fully before going out, because wet hair can leave your hair looking more oily and flat.
- Invest in dry shampoo and bring it wherever you go! Apply your dry shampoo at night before you sleep, so that there is more time for the oil in your hair to be absorbed.
Flat hair tips
- Wear your hair wavy to add volume to your hair.
- When you are styling your hair with a hairdryer, dry your hair upside down to get more volume in.
- Don’t brush your hair too often because it can undo the volume you’ve just put in.
- Use as few hair products as possible, because again, they weigh your hair down.
- Don’t go to bed with your hair still wet. Even though your friends with coarser hair can do that and wake up with bouncy and curly hair, fine hair doesn’t work the same. Instead, you might end up with stiff and limp hair, and you would have to use heat to style your hair still.
Fine hair may be easy to style, but it’s also important that you know how to take care of it. With these tips, taking care of your fine hair will be a breeze!