Fine hair can present a challenge when it comes to style and look. Whether you are taking the kids to the park or leading a corporate board meeting, knowing that your hair looks fantastic will make everything else easier. Understanding ways to style fine hair so that it looks its best will make your morning routine go smoothly.
Keep It Short
Short, well-cut hairstyles make fine hair look thicker. Whether you choose a short cropped bob or a slightly layered look, keeping the length above the shoulder creates a thicker overall appearance, according to the Hair Styles for Fine Hair website. In addition, make sure you do not get a razor cut. Fine hair that is razor cut often looks like it has been chopped and is not flattering to fine hair.
Get a Perm
Body permanents can give fine hair the appearance of fullness. Because of the delicate nature of fine hair, the Hair Finder website recommends having a professional stylist apply the perm solution. You also need to request that the perm solution be one that is designed for fine hair. Once the perm is complete, it is important that you take the time to condition your hair properly whenever you wash it, so that perm’s chemical damage can be minimized.
Backcombing has been used to puff up limp, fine, hair for many years. Whether it is called backcombing or ratting, the technique involves a type of tangling or knotting of the hair to give it the appearance of fullness. This technique is only recommended for hair that is healthy and well cared for. You can rat it by drawing a 1-to-3 inch strand of hair from beneath the top layer through your fingers, and combing it in the opposite direction of its growth, using short, quick motions. Repeating this process throughout the area you wish to make appear thicker will give your style some kick. If your hair is damaged or you are not comfortable ratting it, you can use a hot iron to achieve similar results.
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