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Styling fine hair
November 24, 2014, 10:17 am
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Many women would love to have long, luxurious, beautiful shampoo commercial hair, but unfortunately, they are stuck with hair they can’t manage, like fine hair. They realize through tedious trial and error that their finer locks are trickier to work with. While it may need its own bag of tricks, fine hair can be easily done up beautifully as long as you keep a few things in mind:

Ease up on the backcombing: Teasing the hair is a wonderful trick but you need to have the hair to cover the tease. Never backcomb around the hairline or else it will be easily noticeable and look a mess.

Choose your style carefully: When picking out your hairstyle, don’t choose something that you need a model’s hair to pull off. Understand that professional hair stylists can make a model’s hair look pretty, but the effect will not be the same on your thinner hair. Know your limits and only stick with simple styles that don’t require too much detail.

Avoid heavy layers, especially on the ends of thin hair. A little layering in the crown area is alright depending on the person and length of hair, but too much will make gaps in the cut and will give the illusion of even thinner hair. The best hairstyle is a blunt cut a little above shoulder length.  This look will hold curl, looks great straight, and is long enough to pull back as well.

Go easy on the product:  Many products out there are just too heavy for fine hair. If you use too much, it can weigh the hair down or make it look greasy very easily. Instead go for a lightweight foam mousse or product specially designed to give the appearance of thicker hair which can do wonders for thin hair. Just make sure to use very sparingly and when applying, start underneath and work to the top. You never want to put the bulk of the product on the top or front of your hair.

Be smart about your style:  Bleaching out your entire head can not only easily damage fine hair, it can also make your hair look a lot thinner if you aren’t careful. A few well-placed lowlights can add a ton of dimension and make your hair look deceptively thicker. When it comes to cut, some light layering can do wonders to keep thin hair from being dragged down. Just be careful, when you’re working with a smaller amount of hair, you definitely don’t want to take too much off or else it can look stringy at the bottom.

Don’t fry fragile hair:  If you urgently need to straighten your hair, use your blow dryer and ditch the flat iron. Thin hair is often fragile, so you’ll need a good heat protecting spray, too. When you do need to use a hot tool, make sure it is on one of the lower settings.

Don’t over-wash:  Thin hair can be fragile, so you don’t want to over-wash it. A great pick-me-up for those in between wash days is dry shampoo. Try one with volumizing prowess, which works wonders for lifting roots. When washing, never wet your hair without combing it out, first. You want to avoid tangles that will cause breakage to your hair.

Sleep with care:  Never go to bed leaving an elastic or any sort of clip in your hair. Instead use a soft headband, create a loose braid if needed to keep your hair out of your face. Another suggestion is to invest in a silk pillow case.

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