Shampoo commercials are torturous. The model turns her hair slightly and a whole mane of hair floods your screen. While she tugs and pulls on that thick tail behind her head, you run your fingers through your fine locks, hoping you don’t pull out too many precious strands. If fine hair is your lot, disguise it with a hair cut that gives the impression of a luscious style.
Embrace those beautiful strands you already have. Don’t waste hours lamenting the ones you don’t. If you are open to a short hair cut, you can eliminate the telling, wispy ends at the end of long locks. Try wearing your hair cropped tightly around your face. It also reminds people around you that you are more than just your hair, by bringing the focus to your eyes, neck and face. Ask your stylist to cut your hair into a tight bob around your face. Fluff it out with a round brush, volumizing spray and blow dryer. Depending on your preference, you can pop it out away from your face or tuck in under your ears and chin.
If you want a little more freedom and versatility in your hairstyle, you may want to a medium cut, one that falls down between your ears and shoulders. To give the appearance of body in your hair, ask your stylist to cut layers into the hairstyle. Be clear about what you want. Remind him how fine your hair is and ask him to add fullness with the layers. A 2004 article in “Women’s Health Magazine” website recommends that those with fine hair ask for layers only at the ends of their hair. These low layers will add body and interest in your hair cut, rather than letting the hair fall plainly to your shoulders.
Despite the encouragements and realities of fine hair, some just want those long locks. Know your limit. Cut the hair with layers or bluntly across at the place where most hair tends to grow before breaking. Give the style some dimension and interest with long bangs pulled off to the side. Pull your hair into tall ponytails and tease the hair to give the tail some puffiness.
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