March 1, 2012

Styling Tips for Fine Hair

Recently I posted styling tips for thick hair, and today my post is just the opposite - styling tips for fine hair.  There are a lot of people out there who would love to have long, bouncy, voluminous hair, but no matter how much they let it grow and grow, it's just wispy and thin.  But there are a few things you can do to get the most out of your fine hair.  If styled right, fine hair can be really cute and stylish!

Tips:
1-Never put conditioner on your roots.  Putting conditioner on your roots will weigh your hair down and make it look oily faster.  Same goes for leave in conditioners, serums or any other smoothing lotion.  Avoid the roots!
2-Try to use a light weight conditioner like Biolage.  Fine hair can be weighed down by heavy or thick conditioners.   
3-Using the right product is KEY.  A lot of my fine hair clients leave my chair saying "how do you make my hair look so full and bouncy?!"  It's the product!  Look for any type of volumizing product.  Root pump, mousse and thickening spray are all good choices.  My favorite products for fine hair are Boosta Spray by Unite, Texture Line Hot Style Hot Volume Foam by Artec, and Alterna LIFE Volume Mousse. 
4-On fine hair, shorter styles will look thicker and fuller than longer styles.  If you've been trying to grow your hair for years and it's only grown 1/2 inch, you are probably very attached to your length.  Taking off an inch or two will make your hair look so much thicker and healthier. 
5-When putting your hair up, keep everything loose and soft.  Fine hair tends to be very fragile, so pulling it up tightly will increase the chance of breakage.   
6-Learn how to round brush.  It's not an easy thing to do on yourself, but it helps a ton with body.  To make it easier,  wait until your hair is around 70% dry to start round brushing.  You can also just round brush the crown area and sides, where you need extra body the most. 
7-Wear it wavy.  Wavy hair looks fuller than straight hair.

Down styles for fine hair:

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19 comments:

  1. What a helpful post! I've been battling my fine wavy hair for quite some time now. I'll have to try out some of your tips and maybe even let some of my natural texture out!

    Have a great week!
    Clarissa

    sweetsnsparkles.blogspot.com

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  2. What a great post! You are right on the money here...products are everything when it comes to fine hair, and no two women have exactly the same results. It can be a struggle indeed, but experimenting with products, tools and styles is the only way to go! http://www.helpforfinehair.com

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  3. So helpful! I've been trying to find an article like this all day!

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  4. Question: I have fine blonde hair and im trying to grow it out. I never NEVER have had long hair and don't typically look good with it, so I always keep it to my shoulders or shorter. But i really have always wanted long hair and someone told me to get a body wave...like not the super wavy perms of the yesteryears, but like a beach wave look. Number one, will this kill my hair? And what do you recommend I do if I am going to grow it out for volume??

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    1. A body wave is good for volume, but not good for growing out your hair. If you just want to keep it the length it is but add some volume to it, a body wave would be great, but if you are trying to grow it out, I wouldn't recommend it.

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  5. okay, so i have thick hair, like pretty thick, but its very fine and blonde. what are some products that will make my fine strands look thicker?????? please help i want my hair to grow longer but it always looks straggly and thin even though i have a TON of hair. thanks!

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    1. I like Pureology's mousse, and Unite's Boosta Spray.

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  6. hi steph! I just discovered your blog all the way out here in Massachusetts, and I'm loving it!! Great posts!
    My hair is long, fine and wavy, and I don't have too much of it. Also I only shampoo 3 times a week - my problem is that I feel I need the heavier conditioners to help untangle - my locks get soooo snarly after shampoo/condition, and the heavy conditioners help so much, yet, they weigh me down. I also use a leave-in detangler and use a paddle brush to untangle. Is there a solution besides chopping it off?? Thanks SO much!!

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    1. Lisa,
      I was just working on a blog post about controlling tangles! Check back next week to see it. Thanks!

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  7. YAYYY thank you!!!

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  8. I've been looking everywhere for a post like this! Making an appt tomorrow to chop off some length!

    Kristin
    Www.kmmakeupandgo.blogspot.com

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  11. great article! xx

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  13. Those really are helpful tips! For sure, it wouldn’t be difficult to have bouncy locks if we use certain products and follow their instructions properly. However, it is not advisable to switch between different types of products frequently, as that might react violently with each other and damage your hair rather than help it.

    Evelyn Barrett @ Good Look Ink

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