FINE HAIR

Straight talk about fine hair

Almost half the population believes they have fine hair. But what is fine hair anyway? Itís really very simple. Fine hair is smaller in diameter than coarse hair because it has fewer cuticle layers. The cuticle is the outermost protective layer of the hair shaft. In a healthy individual the cause is most likely a genetic predisposition and canít be changed. The good news is there are ways to deal with this condition.

First and foremost select a hairstyle that is suitable for fine hair by arranging to have a consultation with a stylist who understands fine hair. Bring pictures; itís a great way to start the conversation. Tell your stylist how much time and effort youíre willing to put into styling your hair. Be honest. Let him know if you want to wash and wear, or if you are willing to use a blow-dryer, hot iron, ect. A good stylist can tell you if your expectations are realistic and if a style will work for you. A good precision cut done with scissors only, usually works best for fine hair. Layers are optional but they can give fine hair some shape since it tends to go limp. A good solution for this is face framing layers.

Itís OK to use texturizing products for added volume and control while styling but remember, with fine hair less is more. Too much product can weigh hair down. If you use a lot of styling product itís a good idea to use a clarifying shampoo once a week to cleanse your hair of product build-up. Shop around for products especially designed for fine hair. They are usually lighter so they wonít weigh hair down and some contain Panthenol which can actually expand each individual hair increasing its volume. Perms and color can give hair more body but must be done carefully to avoid damaging the hair.

Unfortunately fine hair is usually easily damaged. Your hair will require special care to keep it healthy. Always use a wide toothed comb and a good leave-in conditioner after shampooing to remove tangles. We recommend Structural Balance Leave-in Reconstructor. Deep condition once a week with a good protein conditioner such as Structural Balance Hydrating Reconstructor and use products designed for fine hair. Have your hair trimmed regularly because, healthy well shaped hair is always beautiful.

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