Tackling Texture …For Fine Hair Folks

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Do you have fine hair texture and struggle with creating that perfect hairstyle? Understanding fine hair texture and its unique characteristics is key if you want to maintain daily fashion sense.

To begin with, determining the difference between fine hair and thinning hair is a bit confusing to most people. While thinning hair refers to the number of hairs per square inch, fine hair referrers to the diameter of the hair. Fine hair can appear translucent at times, have very little elasticity and even be more susceptible to damage when coloring. But despite these traits, if cared for properly, you can be one of the finest folks around.

Fine Hair Care

Transforming those flat strands into bouncy, voluminous locks begins with knowing what hair care regimen to follow. Many shampoos can weigh down your hair with added moisturizing ingredients. Use a volumizing shampoo as it will work to remove the oil and product residue while depositing polymers to plump up the hair shaft. And don’t go to heavy on the conditioner as some can weight down your hair. Instead of using conditioner on your entire head, try applying it only from the mid-shaft to ends. When styling, make sure to include a root lifting or thickening spray focusing near the first inch of the hair strand. Doing so will help to lift the hair from the scalp and give the illusion of fuller thicker hair.

Fine Hairstyles

Though not the Golden Rule, keeping fine hair shorter is generally better. Variations of the bob with concave layers, a short pixie haircut and a disheveled short layered haircut are ideal fine texture short hairstyles. For medium to longer length hair consider adding concave layers for movement and weight. I you want a longer fine texture hairstyle, boost your locks by using a large barrel curling iron for those shoulder length curls. For a more elegant style try a ponytail hairstyle with backcombing to create lift around the face, or a side updo to showcase and bolster that malleable mane.

Fine Color

Hair color is not only fashionably fun but also highly effective for giving a voluminous appearance. With fine hair textures, try introducing a beautiful mix of highlights near the top and brown tones at the root. This color combination helps to diminish the color contrast between the hair and scalp. Multidimensional colors with two to three shades can give the illusion of depth and added body. Remember fine friends, your hair is more susceptible to damage than those with thicker, coarser hair so always consult with a professional before coloring your hair.

So suffer no longer from those limp lifeless tresses. With proper care, products and style those bad hair days can finally be a thing of the past. Remember, that your hair is just one of the many things that makes you unique and when cared for properly can make you of the finest folks around.

Jyl Craven
About the author

My love and passion for the hair industry started when I was very young. I have always felt very fortunate in knowing that being a hair designer/educator was my future. I constantly strive to better educate myself and my design team. Making others look and feel their best is what I strive to achieve. My specialty is hair color, but I love cutting as well. To be the best artist you can, I feel you must be well rounded in all of your skills. That is why I also train other salons across the country in all of L ´Oréal Professionnel color and cutting techniques. I have been privileged to work with the most talented artists in the industry. Thank you for visiting our site and I hope to see you in our salon.