How To Make The Most Of Your Fine Hair | Salon Secret Africa

Make the most of your fine hair

Salon Secret
16 November 2018
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Fine-haired girls know the struggle too well already! Every morning is a constant struggle to get your hair to do anything other than lie lifelessly on your scalp. New hairstyles? Forget about it – there’s just not enough to work with. And flat ironing? That’s a one-way ticket to even less volume than you had before.

But don’t lose hope just yet! Fine hair doesn’t have to be limiting, and with the right strategy it’s possible to inject real bounce and volume into those tresses.

Don’t believe us? Here’s what you might be doing wrong, and how to fix it.

Just remember, like so much in life, it’s not about how much you’ve got – it’s what you do with it that counts!

Hayley Katzer Matrix Regional Education Developer

You’re brushing too much

It’s tempting to reach for a hairbrush in your attempts to achieve volume, but you might be sabotaging yourself. Over-brushing can actually have the reverse effect and make hair appear even limper. Instead of blow-drying with a round brush, try gently towel-drying your hair first, then using a good detangler on just the ends (we love Matrix Biolage HYDRASOURCE Detangling solution – it detangles and controls frizz for locks that are both more manageable and appear fuller and thicker).

You’re weighing down your roots

If you’ve got fine hair, chances are you’re loading up on every volumising product you can get your hands on, but applying it to your roots could be working against you as well. Keeping the roots product-free will help your hair appear more volumised by giving it a little lift off the scalp, and since the ends of hair strands are most absorbent, this is where you should be focusing your product applications anyway. The only thing that should be applied directly to the roots in your battle for bouncy hair is a good volumising root spray. Try something like L'Oréal Professionnel Serie Expert Volumetry Anti-Gravity Volume Root Spray, which helps hair look lifted right from the root for the illusion of more volume.

woman towel drying natural hair

You’re going with the wrong cuts

If you’re determined to keep your hair long, layers are your friend, and can help your fine hair achieve more movement and volume. But to really get a new lease on the fine-haired life, most experts agree that shorter cuts are the way to go. Try a cute, layered pixie cut that lets hair lift off the scalp because it’s no longer being weighed down, go with a blunt bob or even pick a collarbone-length style with a few layers to frame your face.

Just remember, like so much in life, it’s not about how much you’ve got – it’s what you do with it that counts! With a little knowledge about the causes of flat-looking fine hair, you can achieve more bounce and volume than you ever thought 
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