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Achieving a healthy head of hair consists of more than just using whichever shampoo is in your bathroom at the time. Getting great hair involves taking into consideration your hair type and catering for its individual needs. Fine hair is often weighed down by heavy products, causing a greasy, flat appearance. Continue reading to discover our ultimate guide on caring for fine hair.
Characterised by wispy, individual strands and hair which lacks volume, fine hair can be a curse when not cared for correctly. If you have light-coloured hair, it can make it appear even finer due to the lack of colour pigment. With men in particular, it can also be confused with hair loss and balding due to the thin texture and sometimes scalp visibility, depending on hair length.
More often than not, fine hair controlled by your genetics, or naturally thins as you age. This means that it’s unlikely your hair will become thicker. However, there are hundreds of innovative products available that will boost volume and help you achieve the illusion of thicker hair.
The first step to improving fine hair which is weighed down is to strip away any product and oil build up. A high quality clarifying shampoo will effectively remove all traces of impurities without drying out your hair. It will detoxify both the hair and scalp, creating the perfect base to build weightless volume and style.
If you have short, fine hair which causes you to be conscious of visible patches of the scalp, Nanogen Hair Thickening Fibres can fill them in. Available in a variety of shades to match your hair, you can be sure they’ll be one to match your natural roots. Simply sprinkle them in and they’ll cling to your natural hair for a fuller, thicker look.
Fine hair tends to be weaker, causing it to break more easily. A strengthening spray can boost elasticity from root to tip, preventing breakage and hair loss. The Bumble & bumble Full Potential Booster Spray contains a unique Hair Preserve Blend™ with UV absorbers, causing it to protect hair like a ‘liquid bandage’ from environmental and heat damage.
Once you’ve washed your hair, you need to ensure you use the right conditioner so that you don’t weigh it back down. A volumising conditioner such as this one from Aesop will lift the hair, adding body and separating the hair shafts. Utilising polyquaternium, it brings hair back to life and prevents unwanted build up on the hair and scalp.
When your hair is drying, it’s the optimum time to boost volume by using heat. A high-quality hairdryer can be used to lift hairs from the root, therefore creating thicker-looking hair. After shaping your hair with the hairdryer, use the cool-shot button to lock the style in place for longer-lasting volume.
When sea salt is used on the hair, it absorbs in instantly to dramatically plump up the hair fibre. Working by dehydrating the hair, it dries in and encourages natural bends, texturizing each individual strand. Suitable for use in either wet or dry hair, it leaves an overall matte finish.
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