LIFE CHANGING TIPS FOR FINE HAIR
If you're someone who has fine hair, achieving lift at your roots and body throughout can feel impossible.
With the right products and techniques you can encourage lift and volume to transform your limp locks into big bouncy hair.
USE THE RIGHT PRODUCTS TO START
Having the right foundation is key..
If your hair is healthy & strong it will support your style for longer and can appear thicker.
Using the right products for your hair will leave your hair clean and light with natural body, ready for styling.
You need a lightweight shampoo and conditioner for fine hair but you'll also need ones that have moisturising and nourishing ingredients that suit the condition of your hair.
Don't overload your hair with conditioner. Scrunch it into the ends and don't apply it to the roots.
Finer hair may need shampooing more often than courser hair to avoid it becoming lank, but try to avoid shampooing every day.
We Recommend Kevin Murphy Plumping wash and rinse or Angel wash and rinse
REMOVE ANY BUILD UP
Product build up leads to weight in your hair, which can cause your hair style to fall flat and limp. Using a detoxifying shampoo or a scalp scrub once a week will help rid your hair and scalp of any impurities and product build up which can obstruct hair growth
Kevin Murphy Scalp spa range
or Maxi Wash detox shampoo
or the DunGud Reset shampoo
Too many layers can make your hair appear wispy and finer but soft invisible layers that are strategically placed can give you texture and movement making hair look thicker.
Blunt cutting keeps the bulk of the weight at the ends to make them appear thicker, but you need texturing and internal layers to make sure it doesn't sit heavy and flat
The bixie hair cut is great for fine hair, It's a cross between the short pixie cut that gives volume and texture and versatility and fullness from the bob ..
If you like to wear your hair longer a textured shag hair cut will help you to get the body and volume you crave
MAINTAIN REGULAR HAIRCUTS
Fine hair needs more frequent trims than other types of hair because it's more susceptible to split ends. They will work their way up the hair shaft and make the strand even thinner.
To keep the shape of your style and prevent split & wispy ends we would recommend trimming every 4 to 6 weeks.
CREATE TEXTURE WITH COLOUR
Just like contouring your face with makeup can define and shape, strategically placed hair colour can make your hair appear thicker and give the illusion of texture.
Try to avoid one all-over colour which can make hair appear flat. Using light and dark shades to create various tones can help to reflect light and give the hair texture, while plumping the hair follicle to give a fuller appearance
PROTECT YOUR ENDS
Fine hair is more fragile and can easily break and split, so it is important to protect the hair and make sure the ends are hydrated.
A light weight leave-in moisturiser, a spray de-tangler or a repair product are great!
Applying to the damp ends of your hair before your styling products will make it easier to comb, protect it from damage and help with elasticity and bounce
We recommend Kevin Murphy Leave-in conditioners and treatment such as Repair, Untangled spray conditioner, Staying Alive treatment or Everlasting colour spray
YOU NEED TO USE STYLING AND FINISHING PRODUCTS
It is true, too many products can overload your fine hair, but you can't expect your style to hold without using styling products.
Use lightweight grippy products like mousse, lotions and texture sprays.
Using a volumising or thickening product at the root area and a texturising product on the ends gives body, hold and movement.
Apply to damp hair and comb through to evenly distribute.
USE A BLOWDRYER
Most volumising products need heat to activate them and make it work, so don't skip the blow dry. Use a medium to low air flow and heat setting so your don't damage your hair.
After you have applied your products, tip your head upside down and gently blow the hair away from the scalp to create lift. Once it is almost dry then use a round brush to smooth and shape the hair, remember to start at the front as it's the finest area.
The more air you get into the roots the better your style will last!
SET YOUR STYLE
heat allows you to mould and shape the hair then letting it cool sets it in place, so it lasts longer, looks smoother and shinier. After blow-drying, roll each section up into Velcro rollers or pin curls, let them cool completely before taking out and finishing your style.
USE DRY SHAMPOO OR POWDERS
To finish and hold your style, dry shampoo and volumising powders are the best best for anyone with fine hair.
You will often get a better hold and long-lasting volume using these products over hairspray, as the hair will be thicker and not as stiff.
Spray or sprinkle onto the hair and work it through to activate the products and create the texture and volume.
Keep some in your bag for touch ups during the day
Kevin Murphy Powder.puff or Doo.over spray are our go to products
LIMIT USING THERMAL IRONS AND TONGS
Thermal tools can damage finer hair, so only use occasionally and make sure you always use a thermal protector. Dry brittle hair is much harder to style and breaks more easily.
If managing your fine hair sounds difficult or you just need to get more bounce and body, let one of the Orenda hair stylists look after your locks. Book in for regular salon blow-outs. We have a great blow-dry package available
5 blow outs for the price of 4... So You can always look polished and put together....