Anyone with fine hair knows the struggle of getting it to look nice. You will try a million different hair products, singe the life out of it with a curling iron, and constantly try to fluff it up, and it will still look limp, lifeless, and stringy. Despite this, thin hair doesn’t have to be as much of a curse as it’s often believed to be. Of course, it’s never going to be easy to tame, but there are a few things that you can do to get it looking beautiful. Here are some steps that you should follow to get some bounce into your fine locks.
Wash It Often
Thicker hair, especially curly and thick hair, can go days, sometimes over a week, before it needs a proper wash. This is because this hair type is usually drier, and so takes longer for oil to build up. In fact, thicker hair generally benefits from the buildup of natural oils. Fine hair, on the other hand, does not. After a day or two, fine hair usually starts to get weighed down by the excess oil, so appears even more limp than normal. Because of this, it’s essential that you wash your hair regularly. Just don’t clean it too often, or even more oil will be produced.
Skimp On Conditioner
You need to be cleaning your hair often, but you don’t need to condition it quite as much. Conditioner is designed to make your hair silky and smooth, but to do this, it adds more oils to your hair, which, as mentioned above, can weigh your hair down. Of course, you can still condition your hair, but you should use conditioner sparingly, and should only apply it to the bottom of your hair. Whatever you do, don’t apply it to your roots, as your hair will appear greasy in no time.
Dry It Yourself
Once you’ve washed your hair, the last thing that you want to do is go to sleep with wet hair. Hair is particularly vulnerable when it’s wet, and could break while you’re moving around in the night. If your hair survives, it will likely have odd kinks in it that only another shower can fix. It makes much more sense to dry it before going to sleep. If you’re using a hairdryer to do this, make sure that it’s on a relatively low setting, to avoid damage, and flip your hair upside down. This will add some volume to your hair while you’re drying it.
Skip The Products
When your hair has little volume, it can be tempting to spritz, scrunch, and slap as many different volumising products as you can onto your hair. Unfortunately, these products very rarely work with hair that really needs the extra volume, and will only weigh your hair down even more. The only exception to this is a light texturising salt spray. You won’t get supermodel locks overnight, but your hair will look a little more three dimensional.
Consider A Cut
If you’ve tried all you can think of to improve the appearance of your hair, then it might be time for a change of style. Luckily, there are plenty of beautiful hairstyles that are absolutely perfect for fine hair. Getting a haircut can be a scary experience, especially when you’ve put so much time and effort into your locks, but it really can make a huge difference. It might not seem like it right now, but your hair can be as stylish and amazing as you want it to be; You just need to find the right cut.
Trust Your Stylist
When you get your new do, you need to make sure you use a professional hairdresser or stylist to ensure that your hair turns out like you’re hoping it will. While you’re there, your stylist may make a few suggestions about how you can have your hair done slightly differently from your vision. If you’ve got your heart set on a particular hairstyle, then changing could be a hard decision. Just remember that your stylist knows what they’re doing, and wouldn’t suggest something if they didn’t think it would look good on you.
Hair is incredibly important to a lot of girls, so if you’re not happy with it, it can really affect your confidence. Fine hair might be a nightmare, but it’s a nightmare that you can wake up from. You can get your hair to look elegant, beautiful, stylish, and anything else that you want it to, and hopefully the tips above will help you with this.