Do you have fine hair that's hard to manage? Here's what you need to know...
Fine hair can feel like a curse sometimes. Attempts at full-bodied styles lay lifeless and flat, and standard haircare products can weigh your strands down to the level of lankiness. But there is a solution, fine-hair friends! It's all about finding the right hair care products for you...
So what is fine hair and do you have it?
Do you know if you have fine hair? Not everyone does. But you can find out for sure by performing an easy test.
Fine hair strands are smaller in diameter than medium or coarse strands. Simply remove a hair from your head and hold it between your fingertips. If you can barely feel it or can’t feel it at all, you have fine hair. If you can feel the hair, you have medium hair, and if it feels strong and thick, you have coarse hair. So if you've identified yourself as a fine-haired female, then read on for a complete guide to keeping that fine hair looking fabulous.
What’s the difference between fine hair and thin hair?
Guess what? Fine hair and thin hair are not one and the same. You may have fine hair that’s also thin, but while fine relates to the diameter of your strands, thin is how much hair you have on your head. You could have fine hair but lots of it! You could have fine straight hair or fine curly hair too.
Fine hair problems
Got 99 problems and your fine hair is one? If it were up to us, every day would be a good hair day for every fine-haired head in the land. Hair nirvana does exist, but first, there are some fine hair problems to solve.
First up, the dreaded oil slick. It’s not a myth that fine hair gets greasy more easily. The reason for this is that the hair strand is smaller in diameter and usually smooth, so natural hair oils sit on top of the hair. If you apply too much product, this can cling to the hair also. Then there are the flat and lifeless hair days. It can be hard to create and keep lift and volume at the roots. Then to top it all off, those fine tresses can easily get in a tangle. So, is there any good news? Yes, all of these problems are easily solvable with the right fine hair care routine and the right volume products.
How to care for fine hair
Great hair starts with the way you wash it, and it’s vital to pick the right shampoo. Look for one that is specially formulated for fine hair or pick a shampoo for greasy hair. If you choose lightweight hair products, they won’t weigh hair down. Bountifully Bouncy Volumising Shampoo is a great choice for fine hair as its ingredients like blackcurrant extract, and pro vitamin B5 will maximise volume without leaving any residue. There’s no need to skip the conditioner either.
Bountifully Bouncy Volumising Conditioner has an amplifying formula which helps to big up fine hair, and it will detangle too. Even if your hair gets oily, you don’t need to wash it every day. Freshen up between washes with No Fuss Fabulousness Dry Shampoo, it gives your hair a beautiful just-washed look, and it will also give a little lift to the roots and texture between washes.
Hairstyles for fine hair
A great cut and the right hairstyle can really give fine hair some oomph. Pixie cuts, bobs and shoulder-length styles all work well. A deep side parting is a simple way to create more volume in the hair, and it’s such a simple change that can have maximum impact.
An updo can add structure and volume too. Why not try a twist on the classic halo braid? You can create the look by creating one small braid on each side of your hairline. However you choose to style your hair, you’ll need the right styling products to breathe life into those locks.
Best hair products for fine hair
It’s time to say farewell to flat and lifeless styles. Choose the right styling products, and your hair will soon be red carpet ready. To solve some of those fine hair problems, try to use styling products that can add volume and texture. Start by applying Abundantly Bouncy Volumising Mousse, and it will give your hair some serious height and body. Apply it to towel-dried hair and pull from the roots to the tip. (This is not the sticky, crunchy mousse of the Eighties era.) This little beauty contains styling polymers that add body and volume while also smoothing and moisturising.
To keep your style looking good on the go, try Big, Bold and Beautiful Dry Instant Volumising Spray, a weightless root lift spray. When you apply it to dry hair, it will deliver an instant root boost and long-lasting flexible hold. Want to add some instant texture? A salt spray offers a quick fix for fine and limp locks too. Check out all of the fine hair styling product range for more little lifesavers.Taking care of your fine hair and using the right products can literally transform your hair. Do you have any tips for fine hair you’d like to share? Let us know over @percyandreed on Facebook or Instagram #percyandreed