Tired of trying to figure out what to do with your flat tresses? Though it may be frustrating, there are plenty of things that you can do to get the look that you’re craving. Here are seven tips to help you style fine hair.
Don’t apply conditioner to your scalp.
Despite your hair type, if you have fine hair, you’ll want to avoid applying your conditioner directly to your scalp during your wash days. Although conditioning can add moisture and help your hair be its best, those with fine hair will only want to apply from the middle of the strand to the ends. If you apply to your scalp, you’ll run the risk of your hair becoming limp and greasy after you style it. The In Control — Moisturizing & Softening Conditioner is one you should consider.
Using a clarifying shampoo when you feel your hair is getting heavy.
If your hair begins to feel heavy and limp, you’re probably encountering product buildup. The buildup can lead to weight in your hair, which can make it difficult to manage. A clarifying shampoo like the Power Wash Intense Moisture Clarifying Shampoo should be on your list.
Mousse will become your best friend.
Straying away from mousse will be a thing of the past once you realize how beneficial it can be. Mousse formulas today have been created to be more moisturizing for those who use it. Applying a good volume-boosting mousse while your hair is wet can help make your hair look full. The Frizz Patrol Anti-Poof Twist & Curl Setting Mousse could be helpful to you. Just be sure not to add too much as it will weigh your hair down.
Scrunch in the shower.
Do you scrunch your hair in the shower with your conditioner? If not, you’ll want to start. Scrunching wet hair with conditioner offers up a good foundation for frizz-free air drying once you’re out of the shower. Try using the Quench — Moisture Intensive Leave-In Conditioner for this.
Lift the roots with your hands while drying.
Those with fine hair lack volume and in order to get it, there will have to be a bit of manipulation in place. Instead of using your brush to achieve the volume though, flip your head upside down and start lifting your roots with your fingers. By doing this, you’ll lift your roots and cuticle and in turn, maximize your volume. When your hair is almost dry, you can reintroduce your brush to finish it off.
Try using rollers.
Adding volume to your hair may require you to do something a little “old school,” but it’ll definitely be worth it. Adding rollers at the crown of your hair and spraying with a volumizer can help make your hair look full. And, as the day goes on and your style begins to drop, all you’ll need to do is flip your hair and massage your scalp to fluff your hair back up.
Find products and styles that add volume to your hair.
If you’re having problems styling your fine hair, you’ll want to ensure that you have the right set of products to help your hair where it lacks. Additionally, you’ll want to have the right styles for the days that your fine hair really needs help. If you need some inspiration, check out our piece on heatless tricks to add volume to your hair.