The exquisite Erika from Makeup Bag (the greatest beauty blog EVER) sent in some incredible tips for dealing with fine hair.
I have super fine, limp hair and am always looking for ways to add volume. For fine hair like mine, the BEST TRICK EVER is you must apply product (my favorite is the Amplify Volumizing System by Matrix) and blow-dry hair while it’s sopping wet. After I get out of the shower, I only let my hair air-dry for MAX five minutes otherwise it will be flat and sad and likely require a pony tail. With shower-wet hair, I’m able to create a style with my blow-dryer that is full of volume and stays all day.
Another quick way to achieve volume is with a waver. If my morning is crazy and my hair ends up air-drying before I can get to the blow-dryer, I’ll just use a waver to create fast, easy waves. I’ll even crimp a few strands before throwing my hair in a ponytail to add a little glamour to my boring style.
Fine hair is easily weighed down so steer clear of too-rich deep conditioners and super long layers. I find that two inches below the collarbone is as long as I can go without the weight of my hair leaving me limp and flat. Also, use product sparingly. You’ll need to play around to find the right amount for your hair but too much product is as bad as no product at all for us fine-haired friends.
Thanks, Erika! I’m sure these tips will come in handy for many tress-obsessed ladies.
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