Some refer to fine hair as ‘thin’, but here at David & David we think that fine hair is just that… fine! Delicate and precious, fine hair is like a fine wine which needs to be carefully balanced and looked after in order to bring out its best.
Fine hair is hair in which the diameter of each individual strand is fine, it doesn’t refer to the actual number of hairs on your scalp; you can have fine hair but lots of it. This often gives the illusion of it being thicker than it actually is! If your hair often looks flat or lack-lustre, perhaps you have fine hair that is in need of a boost. Here we explore 6 hints and tricks which people with fine hair should know to maximise the beautiful hair they were born with:
How to Look After YOUR Fine Hair
Wash Fine Hair Frequently
Those with fine hair often complain that their hair looks ‘greasy’. This is because each hair on the head has an oil gland attached which makes fine hair have the tendency to become oily and limp quickly. For this reason (and in direct contrast to advice we give our curly-haired clients), we advise fine haired people wash their hair often (every day or every other day) to ensure that your hair isn’t weighed down unnecessarily by their hair’s natural oil production. Here in the salon we use Energising shampoo by Keune which works amazingly to revitalise and cleanse fine hair. It contains Biotine and Red Ginseng which stimulate the blood circulation, helping to strengthen the hair which results in shine and volume.
Don’t Use Conditioner on Your Roots
Conditioner is used to improve the texture of hair and moisturise the cuticle so strands are soft and glossy so it can help minimise frizz in those with fine hair. However, because fine hair is so lightweight if you use a heavy conditioner it can weigh fine hair down making it seem flat and lifeless. Choose a conditioner which is silicone (and oil) free to make the most of your fine hair and use it sparingly. If you have long fine hair then only apply it to the ends and no higher than the nape of your neck, your hair will look fuller as a result.
A Good Blow-Dry Works Wonders
Fine haired clients are often wow-ed by the volume and vitality we can create on their fine hair here in the salon. The art of the blow dry is something we pride ourselves on here at David & David, and we take care to ensure that stylists and apprentices alike hone their skills and that they practice practice practice until they are executing the perfect blow dry. A good blow-dry can breathe new life into fine hair and give it the va-va-voom you are looking for so book yourself in for a professional blow dry if you want a professional job done! When styling at home make sure that you use a good quality round brush and blow dry your hair upside down to create volume. For extra boost you could even try heated rollers. Just never let your hair dry naturally as it will result in a flat and lacklustre ‘do adorned with frizz!
Fine hair has a tendency to become “static” (especially in winter), meaning that it easily becomes charged with electricity which makes it flyaway and unmanageable. If you have a plastic comb or a hair brush – throw them away at once! Plastic is non-conductive (aka will make your hair much more static) so instead, opt for a natural wooden or metal comb. These substances are conductive and so will get rid of static. One of the reasons that your hair is conducting an electric charge is that it’s dehydrated so make sure that you keep it moisturised with a light conditioner (and ensure you keep yourself hydrated with plenty of water too). Ionic hair dryers can help eliminate static by emitting negative ions to help separate water molecules- this helps to reduce heat damage that could dry out your strands and increase staticity.
Top Tip! If experiencing static whilst out and about, simply spray your metal comb with hairspray and comb from root to tip. The hairspray will help to tame any flyaways.
Use Products Specially Formulated for Fine Hair
There are all sorts of products out there which can help to maximise fine hair. Here in the salon we favour Keune So Pure products as they are sulfate- and paraben-free and vegan friendly. We believe them to be the best for you and your hair (not forgetting how amazing the real essential oils smell when you’re using them!). Texturising sprays such as Keune Salt Mist work to boost fine hair, as does the Keune Thickening Cream which gives your hair a bold appearance with its ultra-volumizing power. Just make sure that fine hair products are used sparingly so that they don’t weigh down lightweight hair.
If you really don’t like your fine hair, then our stylist Toni specialises in using hair extensions as a way of plumping out fine hair and making it seem thicker and more lustrous. Toni uses Beauty Works which are the UK’s number one brand for top quality, professional, 100% natural hair extensions. Using a super thin silk structure, each strand of hair is bonded together on a mesh weft that actually mimics the natural re-growth of the hair’s root, creating transformations which are virtually undetectable. At the scalp the lightweight, one-of-a-kind weft allows users to experience voluminous, silky, beautiful hair. Simply clip-in at the root and apply these fast fuss-free wefts within minutes to restore volume and add luxurious length to fine hair and hair needing a boost.
So there we have it, our guide to looking after your fine hair and cultivating it to become the hair you always dreamed of. For specialist advice or a free consultation please get in touch with one of our talented stylists in Plymouth who will be only too happy to assist in making you look (and feel) fabulous!