Aug
1
2011

Work With Your Fine Hair, Not Against It

If you have fine hair, don’t waste your time hating your hair. You’re never going to have thick hair, so you must learn to work with your hair, not against it. Here are some tips to help you do just that.

Buildup on your hair can make fine hair limp, and it shows up faster than on coarser textured hair. Use a clarifying shampoo at least once a week.

Don’t use a heavy conditioner. It will just weigh your hair down and make it lay flat. Use a light daily conditioner, and try just conditioning the ends. You’ll get the softening and hair protection you need without weighing down the roots of your hair, where you want more body.

Use a flexible-hold hairspray. Your hair will still have body and bounce, and won’t look stiff. Spray it underneath and on the roots for more volume. Root lifters also work wonders for limp, flat hair.

Don’t tease or back comb your hair very much. Use heat styling to give yourself waves or curls. Use a heat protectant to stop hair damage – that’s really important for fine hair. Also, use a round brush when blow drying for more body. It’s an old trick – but it works.

Regular trips to the stylist for a trim will prevent limp layers and split ends. That’s important for fine hair. Every split end is glaringly obvious in fine hair.

Do you have fine hair? What are the styling tricks that you use? Let me know on twitter, Facebook, or leave me a message here on the blog.

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