Like all hair types, fine hair has it’s own unique set of challenges and can tend to be limp, lifeless, and sometimes oily. Well, we’re here to help! First of all, try a different haircut. A natural response to having fine hair is to grow it long to have more of it. This works for some but fine hair often gets stringy with lots of length, especially when hair is also thin.
Instead, make the chop because shorter styles look thicker and fuller than longer hair. So check out these pictures for 3 medium hairstyles for fine hair to add the volume and texture you’ve been looking for!
Hands down, one of the best hairstyles for fine hair is the classic chin length bob. The length and cut both build volume and fullness even without products or styling tools. Though, use them to get even more fullness and body. With clean hair, work volumizing mousse through hair with fingers or a comb and let it air dry about 20 percent. Any more and hair is harder to style. Next, flip your head upside down and using a boar bristle brush in your dominant hand, brush hair while pointing the hair dryer (without the concentrator) at your roots.
If you’re so inclined, add touch of curl or wave to hair is a major volume booster. Try a salt spray like Bumble and bumble Surf Spray and simple scrunch it through damp hair with fingers and let it air dry or use a diffuser. Alternatively, use a round brush to curl hair under while blow drying or a 1/2″-1″ curling wand to add a few twists around the face.
Another minor issue associated with fine hair is fly-aways. Lightweight hair easily defies gravity, especially when you factor in humidity. Cue the range of frizz fighting products. However, many are too heavy or oily for fine hair. Personally, the highly recommended John Frieda Frizz Ease Polishing Serum, Fekkai Salon Professional Glossing Crème, and Got2b Glossy Shine Anti-frizz Serum. Even a tiny bit always left the top of my hair looking greasy, making me wish I had time to rewash my hair.
I’ve had good success with both Aveeno Nourish+Style Smoothing Crème and Bumble and bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil, which really smooth hair down around the part and frizzy bits around my face. Any other recommendations would be welcome!
Fine hair can be thick or thin. Fine refers to the fullness of each individual strand of hair, not the amount of hair on the head. The same product guidelines apply to ladies with all types of fine hair. Avoid silicones, waxes, and oils that weight hair down and make it appear greasy.
Instead, look for anything with volumizing properties, a lightweight formula, or containing panthenol, a compound that plump every strand’s cuticle to boost hair’s thickness. Check out Avalon Organics Rosemary Volumizing Shampoo for a boost that smells fantastic.