We all have days when we get stressed over our tresses, but women with thin, wispy, baby-fine hair have to endure more than just bad-hair-days. Having fine hair is apparently not fine at all! With the reputation for being one of the most challenging hair types to manage, fine hair has its own set of issues. In summer, it’s limp and lifeless and in winter, it’s frizzy; when using hair products, you have to be extra cautious because a little too much can weigh it down, and then the hair accessories you want to wear end up slipping off!
Why should everyone else have all the fun? You don’t have to let your fine hair get in the way. Here are tips on the different ways you can style those baby-fine locks:
In the Beginning…
When it comes to unmanageable hair, it all begins and ends in styling. It’s important to start at the right track by giving your hair a good blow-dry after you shower. To avoid flat hair, make sure to remove the nozzle attachment. Using a vent hair brush to lift up the roots, blow-dry in medium heat. Once dry, blast your entire head with cool air. Top it off with trendy hair accessories and you’re all set for a beautiful day.
Pump up the Volume
The number one issue among women with fine hair is the lack of volume. The trick to getting some height is to use a flat iron that has rounded edges. Starting where your hair parts, take one-inch horizontal sections of hair and clamp down at the roots. Rotate the flat iron away from the roots and hold for 15 seconds. Once done with one layer, secure it with a non-slip hair clip and then work your way underneath using the same technique.
If you want sleek, glossy locks, use a volumizing shampoo and a lightweight conditioner. After your shower, mist your damp hair with a root-lifting spray. Blow-dry using a paddle brush.
Remember how lusciously full your hair looked after a day at the beach? Well, now you can achieve the look without leaving the city! Curl your hair with a curling iron. Without closing down the clamp, wrap small sections of your hair around the iron, hold for 10 to 15 seconds and unwrap. Using your fingers, gently comb through the curls to loosen them up a little. No more need for styling products! Just a dainty headband to keep hair away from your face to cap off a carefree look!
Up, Up and Away
How about going for a chic updo? To create a sophisticated bun, first backcomb the crown of your head for volume. Make a deep side part and pull your hair into a low ponytail. Twist it into a smooth bun and secure with hairpins. Mist with hair spray.
You may have thought that getting baby-fine hair to hold a curl was impossible. It’s easy! Apply a volumizing mousse to damp hair and then blow-dry it using your fingers to comb through. Mist two-inch sections of hair with hair spray and then wrap them around a wide-barrel curling iron. And voila—you have soft, romantic curls. Pair it with ultra feminine hair accessories and get ready to steal some hearts.
As we have always found to be true, less is more. An effortless tousled style can be fashionable too! Start with a volumizing shampoo and conditioner. Saturate your damp hair with a texturizing spray. Blow-dry using just your fingers to style.
For extra hold after styling, set your hair with a very lightweight hairspray. To test if it’s light enough, spray some into your palm. If the liquid is opaque, it’s most probably going to weigh down fine hair.
Rachelle Salinger is a freelance writer whose two passions in life are: family and fashion. This mother of two loves to stay on the loop of the latest trends in hair accessories and the best baby gifts in the market. She currently writes for No Slippy Hair Clippy, purveyor of the finest non-slip hair clips for girls of all ages.