Updated September 8, 2020
Having fine and thin hair has been something I’ve had to navigate my whole life. I’ve never been able to grow my hair very long without it looking scraggly, and there are lots of hairstyles that just don’t work on me. As much as I wish I could have mermaid hair and rock a chunky braid, I was blessed with thin and fine tresses.
However, there are lots of benefits to fine hair. It’s fairy low maintenance, doesn’t take that long to style, and can look absolutely beautiful with the proper care.
Luckily I have found lots of helpful hair care tips for fine hair that keep my hair looking voluminous and healthy. I’ve got five of those to share with you today.
Hair Care Tips for Fine Hair
1. Be Picky with Products and Particular with Your Shampoo and Conditioner
Having the right products make a huge difference in the health of your fine hair. Just because your hair lacks volume and texture does not mean you need all “volumizing” products. In fact, I’ve found those to be a little drying with too much use. I stick with hydrating shampoos and conditioners, and I especially like products that have great ingredients. Look for shampoos and conditioners that are free from sulfates, parabens, mineral oil and colorants.
I’ve always been a fan of Herbal Essences products, and I especially love that their products do not break the bank. Specifically, their Honey & Vitamin B Shampoo and Conditioner has been my go-to lately.
The Herbal Essences bio:renew products contain real botanicals endorsed by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. The collection is PETA cruelty-free, sulfate-free, paraben free, mineral oil, and colorant free.
Honey has so many incredible health benefits, even for the hair. I just love how hydrating these products are and how amazing they smell.
Now, let’s talk about how to properly shampoo and condition. For fine hair, you really want to focus the shampoo at the roots of the hair, lathering it all up and massaging the scalp. Let the shampoo drip down to the ends – do not lather the ends to prevent them from getting too dry, but to also ensure your roots get nice and clean.
Apply your conditioner from your ears down to the ends. Avoid the roots so you don’t end up weighing them down, and instead focus on hydrating the bottom half of your hair. Soon enough, you’ll have hydrated locks without looking limp!
2. Change up the Way you Dry Shampoo
It’s easy to go overboard with dry shampoo, but it can easily weigh down fine hair and leave too much build-up on the scalp. Try using less dry shampoo and only applying it to the roots at night before bed. Overnight, put your hair in a loose high ponytail to help create volume at the crown and you’ll wake up with refreshed and voluminous hair!
3. Be Strategic with Cut & Color
It’s easy to get on Pinterest and find a plethora of hair inspiration, but those cuts and dye jobs may not work best with what mama gave you. Talk to your stylist and get some professional advice on what styles will look best with your natural hair color and texture.
I’ve found that my hair looks the fullest when I cut it into a lob (long bob) with blunt ends. Sometimes I’ll cut it pretty short – other times, I let it get past the shoulders. As long as it’s blunt cut, my ends stay healthy and feel thick.
Getting highlights can also help “expand” the texture of fine hair – it makes the hair feel thicker.
4. Camouflage Thin Spots
Have you ever tried to put your hair up or wear a fun hairstyle, only for it to look like there are thin spots in your hairline? I love this trick for a quick fix.
This really makes a huge difference! You can also buy root powders and sprays to help cover up light spots, but you don’t want to go overboard – less is always more with product and we always want to avoid build-up!
5. Let Curls and Waves be your Go To
Styling your hair in beachy waves or tighter curls tends to make the hair appear more voluminous than a straight hair style. It’s much harder for me to rock sleeker hairstyles, and oftentimes I find my hair goes limp when I try to wear it straight.
Luckily, curls and waves will never go out of style! My favorite way to achieve this is with a 1.25 inch curling iron. I leave a little bit of the ends out for a more undone look. Spray with some texture spray and a little dry shampoo at the roots for some lift.
Are you a fine-haired beauty just like me? What are some of your biggest tips when it comes to caring for your luscious locks?
Next time you’re making an Amazon order, make sure you grab the Herbal Essences Honey & Vitamin B Shampoo and Conditioner to make sure you’re treating your fine strands with the best out there. Thank me later!