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How to Care for Fine Hair

Catherine has always struggled with her fine hair. No matter what she does, these hair locks never seem to look healthy and flattering. From trying on different shampoos to putting on various masks and products, her hair always fails to impress her or her friends.

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Catherine worries will she ever be able to take care of her hair properly so that they look healthy and beautiful?

Keeping in mind about Catherine and several other women out there with fine tresses, here we have discussed some of the most effective ways to take care of your sensitive fine hair to make sure that you never get disappointed again with your pretty hair locks.

Don't Wash Hair Frequently

The first rule of maintaining good health of your fine hair is to avoid washing them every day. Fine hair strands are sensitive and more prone to breakage- if you wash them on a daily basis, the shampoo would strip off the hair’s natural oils making it super dry, brittle and easily breakable.

Fine hair strands have fewer cortexes (the middle layer of hair) and a more cuticle layer (outer layer), which means that they are not as strong as any other hair type and can be easily affected by damage and breakage.

If you need to keep your scalp clean and maintain your hair’s volume, then we would suggest you use dry shampoo in-between your washes. A dry shampoo (such as the Briogeo Scalp Revival Charcoal Biotin Dry Shampoo) would not only soak up all the excess oil, dirt and debris from your scalp but also give your manes a very refreshed appearance so that they don’t look dull and flat on your head.

2. Opt for Voluminizing Products

As fine hair locks fall flat more often than not, you must choose the right products in order to make them look fuller and thicker. And what’s better and safer than to wash these tresses with a volumizing shampoo? Hair experts suggest to opt for a mild volumizing shampoo as a mild shampoo (like this Moroccan Oil Extra Volume Shampoo) would clean your tresses gently yet add the required amount of oomph and body to them.

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You can also try spritzing on some texturizing spray whenever you want to go out or style your manes as they add additional volume and definition to your hair and prevents them from falling flat.

Our favorite is the ORIBE Dry Texturizing Spray.

3. Condition Carefully

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After washing, applying a great conditioner is the norm. But in case of fine tresses, don’t ever make the mistake of putting on a conditioner all over your hair. The super moisturizing ingredients of a conditioner have the ability to weigh down the hair making them flat and limp again.

The trick to applying conditioner on this type of manes is to put them only on the bottom half of hair so that your tresses are well-moisturized without sacrificing the volume.

4. Use a Microfiber Hair Towel

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Fine hair locks are super sensitive and extremely prone to frizz and static because of their dry nature. Aside from their dry nature, another factor that results in such disturbing frizz is a regular cotton towel; when you rub your hair with a cotton towel to soak up excess water, what you don’t realize is that the harsh cotton fabric makes your hair cuticle rough and eventually leads to cause frizz and flyaways in your precious tresses.

To get rid of such problems and make your manes appear healthy and smooth, ditch your towel right now! Start using a microfiber hair towel (try the DuraComfort Essentials Microfiber Hair Towel) as it is gentle and smooth and helps you to get off the annoying frizz and statics actively.

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5. Limit Heat Styling

Limit Heat Styling

One of the best ways to add volume and bounce to your lackluster fine tresses is by adoring them with versatile curls and waves and to do so effortlessly, you need to use a heated styling tool. The problem with such hot tools is that they have the potential to burn your already delicate tresses severely and cause incredible damage to your hair.

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As you can’t stop creating curls and waves altogether in your manes, it’s the best option to limit the amount of heat you apply to them. Also, make sure to use an appropriate styling tool (a flat iron or a curling iron) so that they don’t impose any risk of burning down your tresses yet style them precisely. Our most favorite flat iron for safe fine hair styling is the RUSK Engineering Heat Freak Professional Ceramic and Tourmaline Straight Iron.

Additionally, never ever forget to use a heat protectant before heat styling your fine manes to ensure that they remain safe from burns and damages.

6. Massage Regularly

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A great way to keep your fine hair locks well-nourished and strong is by applying oils to them on a regular basis. The oil you put on your scalp and tresses penetrate deep into the hair cuticle to restore the moisture and nourishment and help to fully hydrate them; this process not only helps to keep your hair healthy but also fights frizz and dryness so that you can flaunt silky, smooth hair all day, every day.

Use coconut oil or argan oil for your fine tresses as these miracle oils make your hair healthier and stronger from the inside.

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7. Sleep on a Silk Pillowcase

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Just like a cotton hair towel, a cotton pillowcase also tends to absorb the natural oils and moisture from your hair and make them extremely dry and brittle. Also, because of the severe friction with the pillowcase (because you sleep on it), your hair gets frizzy and looks very unflattering.

To take the best care of your mane and to fight frizz actively, hair experts recommend sleeping on a silk pillowcase instead of a cotton one. The soft, silky material allows your hair to slide and glide throughout your pillow effortlessly and helps to restore the moisture to ensure that your manes don’t get frizzy.

If you are not comfortable with a silk pillowcase, you can always wrap your hair in a silk scarf before going to bed to enjoy the same benefit as silk pillows.

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Comments

  1. Hi there,

    At first, I would like to appreciate you for the time and effort you gave in writing this article. It is easy to understand, there is no unnecessary information and it has a clean vibe. In one word, this blog post is amazing.

    Now, let’s discuss something else. In one part of your article, you have suggested sleeping on a silk pillowcase to maintain the wellness of fine hair. But I cannot sleep on a silk pillow because it doesn’t absorb my sweat as it doesn’t soak up moisture. What can I do in such a scenario? Do you have a solution for this?

    I am eagerly waiting for your answer.

    Thanks in advance.

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    • Dear Cynthia,

      First of all, thank you very much for your kind and sweet words. We are overwhelmed with your feedback.

      Secondly, if you are not comfortable sleeping on a silk pillowcase or wrap around a silk scarf over your head, we would suggest you use a dry shower cap while you sleep. The smooth inside of this cap won’t make your delicate tresses dry and frizzy.

      We hope this would help you.

      Reply
  2. Hello,

    I am totally in love with your writing. It is not “too extra” and provided some realistic methods to take care of our sensitive fine hair perfectly.

    Aside from giving you feedback, I came here to ask you something. If I skip on the chemical conditioner all together and use natural conditioning agents like apple cider vinegar or yogurt, would that harm my sensitive fine hair? Or should I stick to chemical conditioners?

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    • Dear Vernita,

      Thank you very much for writing such sweet words. We appreciate our readers’ feedback.

      It would be an excellent decision to use natural conditioner on your sensitive fine hair. Natural ingredients impose less risk of damaging your tresses and also provide nutrients to make your fragile fine hair strands stronger.

      We hope this would help you.

      Reply
  3. I need help.

    Even though I have super fine manes, I cannot use volumizing products as they seem to create a mess on my head. As soon as I apply some volumizing spray, it tangles up my tresses and makes them look very unflattering.

    What can I do to get rid of such a situation?

    Reply
    • Dear Barbara.

      We are really sorry to hear about your situation.

      We assume that the products you are using are not suitable for your hair type and texture. Try switching up the products. We are sure that you would find the most suitable volumizing spray and mousses for your hair once you start to try different products from different brands.

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