Fine hair seems easy to style because it is easy to blow dry and you can throw it in a messy bun or ponytail. However, that is how easy it can get because women with fine hair often complain that it does not hold curls and it is difficult to add volume to the hair.
In this article, we will be showing you 6 secrets that will make you a great stylist with your fine hair.
1. Avoid washing your hair every day
While some may argue that washing your hair every day is good for fine hair because it is oily, this is not always so. Washing fine hair every day can wash away the moisture and nutrients needed.
Therefore, you can wash your hair three to four times a week. In addition to that, you should avoid using hot water to wash your hair on wash day. Hot water washes away hair nutrients and exposes the hair to damage.
Washing with cold water also helps close up hair cuticles, reduces dizziness, and improves hair shininess.
2. Use more dry shampoos
Dry shampoos are good for use even on wash days. Because fine hair is often oily, they sometimes slip and do not hold the style. Dry shampoo improves the volume of the hair by adding texture to the hair.
This further helps to increase the hold of the style. For a fuller effect, apply dry shampoo to the length of the hair and not the root.
3. Hot tools are worth the splurge
When going for hot tools such as flat irons, blow dryers, curling irons, and others, you should know that they are worth every penny spent on them. Therefore, you have to go for hot tools that are of high-quality to avoid damage to your hair.
The more high-quality the hot tool is, the more it works effectively on your hair. High-quality hot tools will ensure your styles last longer, and help you maintain healthy hair.
However, you should ensure you go for hot tools that have warranties. This is because even high-quality tools do not last forever, sometimes they might burn out.
So next time you want to buy a flat iron or a blow dryer of high quality, even though they are expensive, they are totally worth the splurge.
4. Learn to use hot tools appropriately
Hot tools such as flat iron, curling iron, blow dryer, etc. are good for fine hair. But you should learn how to use these tools appropriately on your hair because inappropriate use can cause damage to the hair.
Also, ensure that you use heat protectant serum before you use any hot tool on your hair. This is because too much exposure of hair to heat can cause damage to the hair.
And heat protectant serum reduces the effect of heat on your mane. Here are step by step processes on how to use hot tools;
Step 1: The first step in using any hot tool is to wash the hair with shampoos and conditioners. The shampoo cleanses the hair while the conditioner moisturizes it to make it sleek and shiny.
Step 2: After washing the hair, use a towel to gently squeeze the hair to clean it. Squeeze gently rather than ruffling harshly to prevent the hair from tangling
Step 3: Apply heat protectant serum to the hair evenly while still damp. Then comb it with a wide-tooth comb to break out any clump formed in the hair. Heat protectant serum helps reduce hair exposure to heat and prevent moisture loss.
Step 4: part your hair into sections and clip it down.
Starting the blow drying process, choose a hair dryer from the list, perfect for fine hair. Because fine hair is less voluminous it takes less time to dry and it does not need too much heat; therefore, set your blow dryer on low heat.
- Blow-dry the hair away from the root and lift the root of the hair with a brush.
- Blow-dry the hair against the direction it will lay; this will help
The thicker a hair is, the higher the heat setting of a flat iron. For fine hair, you should set the heat of your flat iron to the lowest heat so that you will not expose your hair to too much heat.
- Place the straightener about 1 inch away from the scalp.
- Clamp the iron down and ensure your hair rests between the heated sides. Avoid clamping down too hard so as not to damage your hair.
- Run the flat iron up and down your hair about 2 times. Do this for all other sections till you are done with the hair.
- Apply cream or styling gel and style the way you want.
- Set the temperature between 180oF – 370oF
- Set the clamp of the curling iron down at 1 inch to the root of the hair and wrap the section of the hair around it.
- Hold it for approximately 10 sec and leave the curl to cool. Do this for the remaining sections of the hair.
5. Know the right hair care product for your hair type:
You must know that hair type differs from one another. A lady with fine hair should not use hair care products for a thick mane. Therefore, know the hair care products compatible with your hair type. Only go for light products that will not weigh down your hair.
This helps maintain nourished and healthy hair. For example, using Mousse on fine hair helps to add more volume to the hair. In addition to that, avoid using alcohol-based and silicone-based products for your hair.
Alcohol-based products dry out the hair while silicon-based products aid the build-up of products in the hair. This can cause your hair to break eventually leading to hair damage. Therefore, it is essential to use hair care products free of these chemicals.
6. Exfoliate your scalp
Exfoliating your scalp is essential for new hair growth. Most hair care products such as shampoos, creams, serums, and more build up in the hair and block the pore of the scalp. This blockage prevents new hair from growing.
Product buildup also makes hair lose its shininess. Hence the need for exfoliating the scalp. You can use a clarifying shampoo to exfoliate your hair once or twice a month.
These 6 secrets are here to help you style your fine hair while maintaining the health of your hair.