So, you dreamed of having gorgeous, thick, bouncy locks, but nature had something else in mind and handed you hair that is more 'sigh' than 'wow'.
Let's face it, hair is a struggle for most women regardless of the type, so don't sweat too much if you feel like it's hard work to get it looking right - join the club!
You may actually love your fine hair and that's awesome - fine hair certainly has its advantages too and the ideal place to be for every women is loving what nature has given you!
But if you are feeling frustrated because your hair just isn't looking as full and lustrous as you want it to, then read on, this article's for you.
The good news is there are some things you can do to put the wow into it and they're surprisingly simple.
Put the brush down
Stylist Alissa Smith, from Mèche Salon in Beverly Hills, told Byrdie that one of the worst things ladies with fine hair can do is brush it too much. She recommends using the good old fingers to rough dry the hair until it's around 90% dry. Then take a good round brush to it.
"The #1 mistake a fine-haired girl can make is not rough-drying her hair before styling," Smith says."Too much brushwork can actually make the hair appear more limp."
Stay away from the coconut oil
Ever read that coconut oil is amazing for hair? The bad news is that the benefits mainly apply to thicker hair. Rather than making thin hair fuller, master stylist at Mizu Salon Lily Yip tells BuzzFeed Life it actually does the opposite.
"Oil just adds shine, it won't actually make anything better," she said. "Silicones and oils just become a coating on top of hair, so it's very difficult to remove. Eventually, it weighs down your hair and you get tons of buildup and it actually makes your hair look thinner."
Get the right hair cut
Women with fine hair can make the mistake of clinging on to every damaged, broken, strung out strand for dear life, fearing that even the slightest chop will make it even thinner. WRONG! A great hair cut can make all the difference by enhancing your stronger features, stylist Jill Crosby told Today.
“Women with fine or thinning hair tend to default to styles that are almost non-styles,” Crosby said. “They often grow out their hair and refrain from ever cutting it — even the slightest trim. And when I see a woman with thinning hair get to the point when she is willing to cut away the breakage and damage to find a cut that really enhances her face and utilizes her stronger qualities, they are typically elated and realize what they have been missing.”
And one important thing for ladies with fine hair: NEVER EVER get bangs! Why? It just takes away hair from the top of your head, leaving it looking even thinner.
Go easy on the products
When you've got thin hair, it can be tempting to throw every product from the CVS aisle at it in an attempt to get that longed-for volume. But products are actually something of a no-go for fine hair because, according to Huffington Post, there's just not enough hair there in the first place to hold them and in the end, you get build up rather than what the product was advertised to do. You can apply conditioner to keep your hair in good condition, but make sure it's just at the tips, not the roots of your hair.
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