Fine hair is cute when you are a baby. Those wispy locks fly around in the wind, like your whimsical spirit hopping about. Once you are an adult, however, you are ready for those wispy fly-aways to remain in place. Take care of those light locks to give your hair the illusion of heavy, luscious hair.
Be conscious of your delicate hairs while you style your hair each day. Wash with a volumizing shampoo. Avoid anything too harsh or stripping so you don’t damage the edges while you wash. Finish each wash with a rich moisturizer, that is designed to volumize your hair. Rinse your hair with cool water to encourage the hair cuticles to close. Blow drying and harsh scrubbing with a towel can damage your ends so keep that to a minimum. Letting your hair air dry as often as possible is best for your hair. Spritz in a volumizing spray to add body to your hair, but avoid heavy products that will weigh your hair down and make it stick it to the sides of your head.
The Right Style
Choosing the right hair do for your thin hair will help you maintain your look. Choose light highlights that are similar to your natural hair color and your skin color. Blonde hair will blend with a white scalp, while dark hair contrast with it. Highlights give the illusion of layers and depth. Ask your stylist to give you a hair cut that is full of layers and blunt lines. If your hair is shoulder length or longer, you may want to consider perms or waves. Although you don’t want anything too frizzy or tight, a loose wave will give your hair some body and personality. Pull out your hair loosely with your fingers while it is drying, rather than tugging on it with a hair brush.
Regular Salon Visits
Talk with your stylist about hair coloring. On one hand, the color in your hair can pump up each hair shaft and make it appear larger. However, constant coloring and bleaching can damage those already fine, delicate hairs. Regular hair masks, deep conditioning and hot oil treatments can get much needed moisture back into your hair. Regularly scheduled trims keep the ends, which are often and easily damaged, crisp and clean. Schedule appointments for maintenance to make sure your hair stays healthy. Nip split ends in the bud before they move up and break a hair. You can only afford to lose so many of those.
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