The Secrets to Making Fine Hair Fabulous
Fine hair, like other hair types, presents a unique set of challenges. The most common problems associated with having fine hair are lack of volume and a limp appearance. It can be difficult to hold waves or curls and fine hair can also have a tendency to get oily quick.
The good news is that with a few of our tips you can overcome these issues and make your fine hair fabulous.
Blow-drying Fine Hair
A good blow-dry can add instant volume to your hair. It is much better than air-drying which often results in your roots drying flat. Here are some key tips to blow dry your fine hair the right way.
- Blow-drying your hair on top of the brush will create lift and maximum volume. As you blow-dry hold your hair up and away from the head at a 45 degree angle.
- An old trick but a favourite is to flip your head upside down.
- It’s a good idea to avoid over-brushing, so you may like to try rough drying your hair using your fingers, focusing on your roots. Then only using a brush from the mid-length and ends.
- To maintain control, have your hairdryer on a medium speed rather than fast, and use a hot heat.
- Don’t forget to use a heat protection spray to minimise damage to your hair.
Styling for Fine Hair
Ponytails and buns are usually the go-to style for fine hair, but there are a few other options that will work great for you, as well as add extra style and volume to your everyday look.
- Start by curling your hair before putting it into an up-do, ponytail or bun.
- Alternatively, try backcombing and teasing sections of hair to add texture and volume.
- Incorporate plaits, braids, or rolls into your usual upstyle to add extra dimension.
Style Cuts for Fine Hair
Important to all types of hair is getting the right cut. Here are a few tips for cuts that are great for fine hair.
- Bobs, long bobs and pixie cuts are generally good options for fine hair
- Blunt cuts can work well.
- Fringes can work as long as they are not cut too far back but they can also tend to get flat and greasy quickly so need a little maintenance.
- Layering shouldn’t be heavy as it can result in hair looking thinner at the ends. A few face-framing layers is often a good solution.
- Regular trims will help ensure any damaged hair doesn’t counteract any thickness.
- Colouring techniques such as ombre can also add depth to fine hair.
Our Top Tips for Fine Hair
- Don’t brush your hair while wet or sleep on it wet. This will avoid tangles and hair drying flat at the roots.
- Use the right products but don’t overuse them. A good volumising mousse before blow-drying or a light texturising spray can work well for instance but too much product can weigh down hair.
- If your hair tends to get oily quickly, wash your hair often. You will want to favour shampoos that promote volume and are clarifying rather than moisturising products that are better for dry hair. Conditioner is best used at the mid-lengths and ends rather than on the roots.
- To hold volume, use a hairspray.
- Don’t overbrush your hair.
Transform Your Fine Hair With B Hair
If you’re not sure how to make your fine hair look its best, speak to a trusted hair professional.
The experts at B Hair have the know-how and experience to bring life and volume to all types of hair. We can advise on the right cut and high quality products to keep your hair looking its best.
Contact us for an obligation-free consultation or book an appointment today. B Hair Salon, located in the fashionable Oxford Street precinct of Bulimba, is your go-to hairdressing expert.