A fine-looking hairstyle is like having a cashmere sweater. It’s both a blessing and a curse. They’re smooth and soft to the touch. However, uncared-for hair can lead to stretching, breakage, or other problems that can harm the hair’s delicate hair. Although we can’t influence how hair grows, we can control how we manage it. Fine hair requires lots of work. To help our fellow fine-haired friends, We enlisted a group of hair stylists who can guide us through the daily hair challenges and provide us with the top products to thicken thin hair. Follow these tips to ensure your hair is in the best, healthiest condition.
Select a shampoo that is volumizing and clarifying one time each week
The most crucial step to styling your fine hair is to start using excellent thickening hair shampoo in the shower. Beware of sulfates, detergents used in many shampoos, which could weaken hair follicles as time passes, making hair more susceptible to breakage and eventually thin hair. “Using a volumizing shampoo can help plump up the roots and add nutrients back to depleted strands,” says Nunzio Saviano, an expert hair stylist from New York City. “Work in a clarifying shampoo about once a week to get rid of additional buildup, leaving hair appearing fuller and denser.” There are a variety of great choices at the drugstore to use both. If you’re looking for a shampoo to repair damaged hair, choose one explicitly designed for the fine-haired.
Do not shampoo your hair too often
Also, do not over-shampoo. “Most fine hair clients feel the need to wash every day because they feel greasy after one day,” says Jennifer Watson, a hairstylist and education director at Zenagen Hair Care. “However, fine hair only needs to be shampooed two or three times per week. Over-washing can create too much oil production, which leads to flat and lifeless hair. The natural oils created with minimized shampooing add volume and manageability.” To reduce excess oil in hair that has been soiled, try dry hair shampoo instead. Stylists claim the leftover powder particles will soak up oil and give more volume. “Just remember to wash it out after using it one to three times in a row, or the buildup can irritate the scalp and dry out fine hairs, causing breakage,” advises Tsippora Shainhouse, MD, FAAD, a dermatologist who is board certified located in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Please make use of conditioner, but only use it sparingly
Conditioner may sound odd for fabulous hair. However, hairdressers say it can benefit, especially with volumizing shampoo. “These shampoos tend to be quite drying, which can make the scalp overproduce oils,” states Dawn Clemens, hairstylist and the founder of LarweHair. “A moisturizing conditioner will help maintain the balance so that no extra oils that drag down hair are produced.” A few more tips from Saviano Do not apply conditioner directly to your scalp (only from mids to the ends), and stay clear of formulas that contain high-molecular-weight and added ingredients. If your hair isn’t long (read the Rapunzel-like), A nickel-sized drop of conditioner is plenty. If you want to use the left-in conditioner, choose light formulas explicitly designed, especially for hair with fine.
Try a voluminous mousse
The problem is that having hair that is acceptable means that choosing products for your hair is the equivalent of playing a game of style roulette. It’s not enough to select products with the “volumizing” label–in fact, certain products that are volumizing may dry hair, making it more dry and brittle. Here’s a brief overview. Beware of heavy-weight products such as pomades, oils, waxes, pomades, or any other products designed to coat the hair since they’ll make it heavier. Also, stay clear from protein treatments too. “Protein treatments coat the hair, but because yours is thin in diameter, the coat might be too heavy,” says Ghanima Abdullah licensed cosmetologist in Chicago. Instead, search for products that increase the moisture in addition to volume. “Applying a lightweight volumizing mousse from roots to ends helps thicken your fine hair without weighing it down,” says Jenna Marie Shafer, a hairstylist from New York City. “Try Amika Plus Size Perfect Body Mousse ($28; sephora.com), which provides massive volume and hydration in a cushiony whipped formula.”
Dry your hair with a fan for 75 percent
The rule of 75 percent should govern fine hair. “This refers to air-drying your hair until it is about 75 percent dry,” says Michon Kessler, who is a hairstylist with Haven Salon Studios. “Wet hair tends to be the most prone to break and stretch when being pulled,”–so it’s best to use a hair detangler and preferably one specially designed specifically for hair with fine texture. Following that, Kessler advises blow drying upside down to give the root an extra dimension and volume. This gives you the perfect blown-out style without causing any risk of damage.
Limit styling with heat
Because fine hair is delicate and delicate, it is particularly susceptible to breakage, so excessive heat styling is not recommended. If you have to employ the curling iron, pick one with the lowest temperature setting and other features that will ensure the safety of fine hair. To avoid hair styling with heat, consider using the hair roller instead. “Divide the section of hair you’re rolling based on the diameter of the roller (so if the roller is two inches in diameter, use a two-inch section of hair),” Says Abdullah. “The trick to creating volume with rollers is to roll at a 90-degree angle to your head and roll all the way down to the scalp to secure it.”
Brush your hair daily
Fine hair tends to tangle more easily. This, when left unattended, could result in breakage. Don’t be afraid of hair shedding. According to Shafer, brushing your more fine hair is an excellent method to stimulate your scalp and growth. Many hair brushes are suitable for thin hair available. “When brushing, hold onto the hair closest to the scalp to gently detangle. Make sure to use a brush with soft or flexible bristles, like a natural boar bristle brush, as opposed to one with stiff bristles, as this will help you brush through without applying too much stress.”