Well, well, as a girl with fine straight hair, I have also had my personal struggles with limp not to mention lifeless hair strands; so if you are like me, you surely know the struggle is real. Unlike women with curly hair or normal hair texture who can get away with little hair neglect, fine straight hair on the other hand screams for attention when neglected.
Below are beauty tips from a professional that work magic on fine straight hair.
Wash your hair often
Unlike our curly hair friends who actually benefit from natural oil build up due to the dry nature of their hair, as soon as my fine hair gets oily, it becomes weighed down and the grease makes it limper hence the need for frequent washing. Again of course, don’t overdo it.
Apply from top to bottom
If you are lathering your fine straight hair with conditioner, this could actually be your undoing and especially if you are applying it at the roots. This is because conditioner is used to smoothen out hair strands making them soft and glossy and with fine hair; you really don’t need much of this. Apply it sparingly.
No sleeping on wet hair
I have noted that when I sleep on wet hair, it has unsightly kinks in the morning that are difficult to get rid of without a straightening iron. To my utter disappointment, thin hair unlike thicker hair doesn’t have a natural bounce-sorry to inform you that. Well, the only exception is to braid your wet hair as you sleep. For sure, you will wake up to some waves but nothing close to what you see in celebrity photos.
Let your hair dry 100% before leaving the house
I may not be able to prove this scientifically, but I have realized that when I brush my hair fully when it is dry, it’s able to achieve that maximum bounce. Drying your hair 100% with a brush and especially from different angles can give it a lift.
Blow dry your hair upside down
Flip your head backwards as your blow dry is the best way to get to the roots. Just remember to also spray it for that extra shine and volume.
Avoid using lots of products
If you use the wrong products for your fine straight hair, it will clump together and look flatter and also thinner which is not what you want. Look for products that are gentle with fine hair and those that do not weigh it down.
Volumizing products make fine hair appear fuller as they work by coating the hair. Just make sure that they are made for fine textured hair. What you need to do is experiment with a bit just to ensure it doesn’t weigh your hair down.
Experiment with a light texturizing spray
While I tend to avoid heavy gels or mousse, there are products that are great for fine hair such as John Masters Organics Sea Mist with Lavender which works great.
Avoid using plastic comb on dry hair
Using a plastic comb on your dry hair is known to make it static. So, it’s advisable to use a metal comb.
If going for curls, use lots of hairspray
While creating curls on straight hair can be tricky, use hairspray for an extra texture boost while curling with an iron or waving your hair.
Sorry, No bangs
If you ask me, my experience is that if adding volume to my hair is already a problem, I doubt that cutting it off to make bangs will help. Moreover, bangs can end up looking thin and wispy and I highly doubt whether this is the look you are yearning for.
Get a professional to back comb your hair
In my opinion, this is a wise move to make, reason being that a professionally done hairstyle can give your hair that extra lift it so needs. That is what we are here for.
When stringy, tie it in a ponytail
A ponytail always looks great on women with fine straight hair. Just be sure not to pull it too tight.
These great beauty tips are what has worked for me. Try them out and see if you have the same experience. Best of luck!