A Guide to Fine Hair: Maintenance, Styling, and Care

Everyone is born with a hair texture, and those of us with fine hair have our own set of blessings and challenges. Fine hair is known for being silky smooth and easy to style. But fine hair can also be considered a curse because of its lack of volume and tendency to tangle. Let’s take a look at how to maintain this hair type and what the best products are for it!

What Does Fine Hair Look Like?

Before you dive into caring for fine hair, you have to figure out what type of hair you have. If you have fine hair, the strand itself is small in diameter and contains less protein. This is what makes fine hair feel floppy at times. 

Often, people with naturally lighter colored hair have a fine texture. It doesn’t have to do with hair density, which is something completely different. The best way to figure out your hair’s diameter is by holding a single strand between your fingers. If you can’t feel the hair, then you have fine hair. 

Another noticeable characteristic of fine hair is that it can start to feel greasy seemingly out of nowhere. One day you wash it, and the next, it’s limp and flat. So how do you fix this? Don’t worry; we’ve got you covered. We’ll show you exactly how to care for your fine hair and how to style it like a pro.

Taking Care Of Fine Hair

The best way to avoid floppy hair is alternating washes every other day. Volumizing shampoo is going to be your best friend. Our Lift It Wash Volume Shampoo gives you the extra boost you need while stripping away product buildup. It’s made with 100% vegan ingredients and is free of harsh sulfates. 

When it comes to conditioners, it can be tough to maintain the right amount of moisture without overdoing it. You want to minimize the conditioner you use and focus it on your ends rather than the root. 

Instead of a traditional conditioner in the shower, try a leave-in treatment for lasting smoothness that will help with tangles and knots. VoCe’s Miracle Leave In Conditioner is lightweight and easy to use. It uses wheat protein to add strength to your locks and is perfect for preparing your hair for heat. 

Fine hair is especially susceptible to breakage when it’s wet. When you get out of the shower, pat your hair dry with a microfiber towel or a cotton t-shirt. Avoid rubbing your hair with your bath towel because this will leave you with a frizzy mess. 

Brushing your hair when it’s wet is also another one-way ticket to breakage and split ends. Wait until your hair is nearly dry to brush it, and apply a heat protectant before drying or curling. 

To create even more volume, apply our Volume Mist  spray to your hair. This weightless mist will provide protection and lift for your strands using kelp and ginger root extract. These ingredients work together to stimulate hair growth and increase shine without flattening it. 

Some Concerns For Fine Hair

One of the worst parts of having fine hair is dealing with the knots that form. When you least expect it, your hair decides to become a rat’s nest, and you’re left wondering what happened. To combat this, use a deep conditioner at least once a week to boost your hair’s smooth texture. 

For this, try VoCe’s Essential Haircare Moisture Hydrate Set. It replenishes strands for soft and resilient hair. It’s made with Shea Butter to provide a moisture barrier and Hibiscus to soothe the scalp. 

Another major concern for fine hair heat damage—blow-drying and flat ironing can really take a toll on your strands. Such fine-textured hair can’t handle the harshness of high temperatures scorching the follicles. To maintain smooth and silky feeling hair, minimize applying heat to your hair. 

If you are going to use heat, applying a protectant is key. This will keep your hair from frying while you’re trying to achieve those beachy waves. Our Thermal Heat Mask is completely alcohol-free, so it can help keep up with your hair choices with a weightless application. 

To use this spray properly, apply to dry or damp hair before heat styling. Shake the bottle and separate your hair into small sections and apply on each one. Spray it at least six inches away from your hair. The argan oil in the protectant will hydrate and nurture your hair without drying it out. 

The last concern for fine hair is greasiness. If you’re in a rush to get out the door, don’t leave with wet hair! This will only make your hair look oily even when it’s totally clean. When it’s been a little too long since your last wash, a little dry shampoo won’t hurt. VoCe’s Refresh Me Dry Shampoo revives your hair by soaking up oil and removing buildup. 

Best Haircuts For Fine Hair

At VoCe, we know that haircuts are an essential part of how you feel about your overall look. So we’ve put together some of the best haircuts for fine hair to show off what you’ve got. 

  • A short bob is a classy look for anyone to rock. A blunt cut will accentuate your hair’s texture in a positive way. Go for an angled bob if you’re feeling adventurous. 

  • A textured long bob (or lob) is a fun and quirky haircut that makes shaggy strands stand out. Style it with light, beachy waves to add even more volume. 

  • A pixie cut adds dimension to your hair, and the choppiness of the cut will create depth. This edgy look adds character and uniqueness to your style. 

  • A medium-length haircut with layered ends gives your hair a spark and doesn’t require a lot of maintenance to keep up with. This cut is perfect for women who are always on the go. 

  • A longer haircut with wispy bangs will keep a lot of movement going in your hair. This is a great option for people who don’t want to get rid of length but want to add a little bit of contrast to their look. 

Best Styles For Fine Hair

Now that we’ve discussed the best haircuts for fine hair, let’s talk about how to style it. There are tons of ways you can style your hair to change up your look without cutting it at all. Sometimes a braid or a top knot makes all the difference. 

  • A half-up, half-down hairstyle is excellent for creating volume in your hair. You can leave face-framing pieces down to accentuate your bone structure and tie the top pieces back. Either put it into a bun, ponytail, or braid for the best end result. 

  • A textured updo for more formal events will look effortless and stunning. Pull all of your hair to the top of your hair, and then tease it a little bit. Leave out bangs or small pieces for a messier, lived-in look. 

  • A crown hair braid is boho and chic for anyone who wants to stand out. Start with a small braid towards the top of your hair and wrap it around your head, creating a crown. Style the rest of your hair with huge brushed-out curls. 

  • A french braid straight down your back gives us Disney princess vibes (in the best way). Add hairspray to the braid and pull pieces out to loosen them up and create texture. 

Some Other Helpful Tips

Just in case we missed anything, here are some more recommendations we’ve got for our fine-haired readers. 

  • Don’t apply conditioner to your scalp.
  • Hair mousse is your friend.
  • Blow-drying will help activate the products that you use to volumize. 
  • Highlights are a great way to add some texture to fine hair.
  • When going to the salon, splurge on treatments that will add volume to your strands.
  • Backcombing your hair will give you a little bit more height. 
  • When picking a haircut or style, take your face shape into consideration.
  • Extensions will not only add length, but they will also give the appearance of fuller hair. 

Fine Hair Vs. Thin Hair

It’s easy to confuse fine and thin hair, but these are not one and the same. Just because your hair has a fine texture doesn’t mean it’s thin, and vice versa. 

Thickness is all about the density of the hair, meaning that people with thin hair have more space between their hair follicles. Genetics play a large role in this, and it’s nothing to be ashamed of. 

The Bottom Line

It’s important to love your hair, no matter what its texture is. VoCe believes in only giving your hair the best possible ingredients so that it can feel and look its best. If you’re ready to change your hair routine for the better, try VoCe’s products for fine hair. 

 

Sources:

How to Tell the Difference Between Fine, Thin, and Thinning Hair | Men's Health

Fine Hair Vs. Thin Hair | Southern Living

Thin Hair Vs Fine Hair: What's The Difference? | Millennial In Debt 

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