Are you fed up of trying different hairstyles and styling methods to add gorgeous bounce and volume to your fine hair locks just to fail miserably at the end?
To err is human and there must be something that you are doing wrong which might be the cause behind your failed attempts.
Well, your days of worrying and disappointment are over because, in this article, we have listed the top 9 mistakes that you are making while styling your fine hairs that bars you from flaunting the hairdo that you have always wanted.
So, without further ado, let’s start.
1. Shampooing Too Much and Too Often
Even though fine hair locks shows the effects of build-up and debris quicker than thicker manes, hair experts still don’t recommend shampooing and washing your tresses too often for better styling purposes as washing can strip off the natural oils and moisturization from your strands as well as scalp making them dry, brittle and frizzy which might eventually result in hair breakage and uneven outlook.
Therefore, we would suggest you wash them two-three times per week with a volumizing shampoo (like this Briogeo – Blossom & Bloom Ginseng + Biotin Volumizing Shampoo) to not only clean your hairs properly but at the same time to also add body and texture to your otherwise flat, lack-luster manes for fuller outlook.
On the other hand, you can opt for a dry shampoo in between your hair washes to remove debris and other build-ups for a cleaner and healthier scalp. Try using the Briogeo Blossom and Bloom Ginseng and Biotin Volumizing Spray Shampoo for the best results.
2. Overloading Your Manes With Conditioner
Putting on conditioner to your hair locks is necessary as it keeps the manes hydrated and moisturized for silkier and smoother results. But because fine tresses are flat and limp, overdoing conditioners can potentially weight your manes down making them look flatter and more lack-luster. And it’s a common knowledge that flat hair locks are not ideal for any stunning, sexy hairstyles.
Many hairstylists including runway experts advice to give up conditioning your fine tresses entirely, but we suggest that you try a deep conditioning treatment once or twice a week to provide just the right amount of nourishment and hydration your hairs require without any chances of weighting them down.
We would recommend this Moroccan Oil Weightless Hydrating Mask for fine hair locks as it is weightless and rich in nutrients.
3. Putting on Too Much Product at Once
Aside from conditioners, putting on a lot of products can weight down your fine tresses and make them absolutely unsuitable for any type of hairstyles.
You might add volumizing spray and mouse for bounce and then topped it off with some argan oil to keep the lengths smooth and silky; all the piling up of product at once would not only do nothing for your tresses but also drag your strands even flatter. To style your fine manes perfectly, never use more than two products at once to maintain the texture and character of them.
4. Growing Your Tresses Too Long
It’s a common knowledge that fine hair strands are super delicate and more prone to breakage and damage compared to thick tresses. The longer you let your fine manes grow, the more sensitive they become too ragged and split ends because the ends have already gone through their fair share of damage and became more vulnerable to impairment.
In one word we should say that don’t grow your strands as the split end of the strands looks uneven and makes your hair locks as well as your hairstyle extremely unflattering.
5. Choosing the Wrong Haircut
You have to understand that not all the haircuts are meant for thinning fine tresses and hence, before going to chop off your precious manes, don’t forget to consult an excellent hairstylist so that you don’t have to regret afterward.
We would recommend you go for classic soft layers in your fine manes; this ever-famous haircut can remove some of the weight and add volume and bounce to your tresses and when you have more movement in them, your manes will actually look thicker than be used to look before the cut.
Teasing your fine tresses not only gives gorgeous volume in them but at the same time also creates a perfect base so that you can adorn your tresses with any hairstyles you wish for.
But according to hair experts, if you have fine hair locks, backcombing/teasing them can be severely damaging because this hair type is sensitive (you already know this) and is extremely prone to tangles and knots; when you tease them, fine manes tends to form knots which (when you try to smoothen them at the end of the day) might then cause breakage as well as hair fall that you obviously don’t want to experience.
7. Not Using a Hairdryer Concentrator Nozzle
By now you are well aware that one of the most prominent problems of fine hair locks is lack of volume and to achieve the desired bounce and body in your flat manes, you must use a concentrator nozzle while drying them with a hairdryer.
We are specially talking about a concentrator attachment because this narrow nozzle helps you to focus the entire airflow into one specific area that not only dries hair incredibly faster but also lifts up the roots so that you have more volume and body in your limp hair locks. When you dry your manes using this amazing nozzle attachment, you can enjoy superior bounce and movement without even visiting the hair dresses.
We would recommend this Remington D3190 Damage Protection Hair Dryer with Concentrator attachment as it comes with ionic technology and is super safe for fine tresses.
8. Adopting High Heat While Drying or Styling Hair
Another grave mistake you make while styling your fine, delicate hair locks is using high heat. You might think that high heat would style your manes faster and with more precision, but you are completely wrong. Applying high heat would potentially fry them and cause severe damage that might be beyond repair.
To heat style your fine manes as well as to maintain their luster and smoothness, we would suggest you choose a low/medium heat setting so that you not only can rock a stylish hairdo but at the same time also ensure the health and shine of your manes. A hair straightener, like this Rusk Engineering Heat Freak Professional Ceramic & Tourmaline Straight Iron, is right up your ally for versatile hairdos because it comes with a wide range of temperature settings and you can actually find a very low heat level would not burn your tresses to the ground. This model is suggested for straightening fine hair.
9. Not Using a Heat Protectant
Even when you use a low/medium heat setting, there is always a possibility that your gentle hair strands might get affected by the heat and suffer from damage. To make sure that you don’t expose them to any unnecessary harm, it’s always the best idea that you apply some heat protectants (such as the HSI PROFESSIONAL Argan Oil Heat Protector) before using any heat styling tools to shield your tresses from heat damage and also to create a perfect base for the styling.