Advice for Fine Hair
Having fine hair myself I understand the importance of good advice as the slightest change can make all the difference. Humidity, sticky blow-dry lotions and windy days are our enemies! In this article I have put together some tips so that others with fine hair can help combat those ‘bad hair days’.
Something else to consider is that hair changes as you get older and fine hair may become coarser or even finer, so you’ll need to modify the products you use. Overall, the real tip is that there are a number of products that will work well for fine hair generally, but you really have to try them out.
First we need to understand the two types of fine hair, colored and uncolored as each needs different advice.
Try – KMS California products are really good for uncolored hair, whilst Prive are great with colored hair. Moroccan Oil products are great for all hair types.
Some shampoos are specially designed to give volume to fine hair. They do this by roughening the outside layer which is usually great if your hair is uncolored. If your hair is colored, using volume shampoos can sometimes make your hair feel matted and possibly harder to dry. If this happens, it doesn’t mean that the shampoo is bad, it just might not right for you.
So the rule of thumb is, find a shampoo that is specifically designed to suit your hair type, try it, and if it works, you’ve found the right one for you. It’s also fine to wash your hair every day so long as the shampoo is mild.
Depending on your hair, it can sometimes be worth using a really good treatment shampoo that will strengthen and shine your hair and not using a conditioner at all. Let the shampoo have at least two weeks to work.
Try – KMS Add Volume Shampoo if you have uncolored hair or Prive Concept Vert Rejuvenating Shampoo for colored locks. You could also try Moroccan Oil Extra Volume Shampoo
Conditioners work by healing the hair inside and leaving a film on the surface to help you comb through. It is this film that can weigh your hair down especially if you have slightly oily roots. My advice would be to just use the conditioner where it’s needed which is on the mid-lengths and ends.
Always use a light-weight conditioner. There are some that you can even spray and leave in like KMS California Silk Sheen Leave in Conditioner.
If you have oily roots then try turning the water to a cooler setting on the final rinse. This encourages the scalp to produce less oils.
Try- KMS Add Volume Conditioner for uncolored hair or Prive Concept Vert Rejuvenating Conditioner for colored. The Moroccan Oil Extra Volume Conditioner is formulated specifically not to weigh hair down so is perfect for fine hair.
The most important thing to remember is that all volume and direction come from the root so make sure you get your styling product in at the root – not just the mid-lengths and ends. Then concentrate on blow-drying the roots lifting them as much as possible.
Try – Moroccan Oil Light Treatment which is specially formulated for fine hair, especially if it’s dry or damaged.
Top Tip -just like your hair, your scalp gets wet when you shampoo. This moisture takes a little longer to appear, and evaporates from the scalp about 20 minutes after you’ve finished your blow-dry. It does its best to lose all the volume you have just worked so hard to create! The solution to that is quite easy. Simply blow-dry as you would normally but before you do the finishing touches, wait ten minutes then go back and gently blast the root area with your dryer on half heat to chase off any moisture that has appeared. Now finish as normal.
There are some really good products out there that double up as finishing aid as well as keeping the volume in. Again the trick is to make sure they go into the root area and avoid anything that is too heavy or oily – except Moroccan Oil which is the exception to the rule.