As a hairstylist in the Los Angeles area, there is one question clients often ask. “How can I get my fine hair to have volume? It always seems to just lay flat on my head.”
First of all, lets look at some different cuts that might help out. If you are fighting with fine limp hair, you don’t want long straight hair. Shoulder length would be the longest along with some shorter layers in there to give the volume. Be sure to check out some styles for fine hair before deciding upon one. Make sure you find a stylist that is familiar with fine hair as well. Bring pictures along with you when you go to get a style cut.
A bob cut will add volume and give a healthier look to the hair. These haircuts are also good for people suffering from hair loss. The bob is known for short trendy looks and easily manageable hair. Whether you go for the classic bob or the graduated bob, these cuts always look great on find hair. This cut goes well with round faces as well.
Layering fine hair is the best way to add that extra volume along with a trendy look. Layer cuts uplift the look of the find ahir and make them look thicker along with the extra volume. Again, this cut should compliment fine hair, round faces, as well as triangular faces.
Cuts With Bangs
If you have fine hair and a long face, try a cut with bangs. This will add fullness to both your hair and face. This can easily be achieved with some wispy bangs at the sides. These bangs add fullness to the face and also shorten the long appearance of the face. You can go for either the straight or wavy bang.
Mens Cuts for Fine Hair
The Caesar cut is a nice cut for men and does not require much styling. The typical features of this haircut are short trimmed hair in horizontal line, with layers of 1 to 2 inches all around, alone with the bangs that are cut straight and combed forward on the forehead.
This cut is very popular among men who have fine hair, not to forget the family celebrity Ashton Kutcher. The mess and layered look of this haircut is perfect for fine hair and long face. To add the shaggy look you can add some layers that come over the eyes. Or simply style them to cover the forehead and then cover them over the ears.
If you are looking for short hair, but fullness, go with the shorter tapper cut. This cut will give you short hair on the sides and the back, yet allow you to keep longer hair on the top. This cut can be styled in various ways, you can apply styling gel after a shower and style your hair into a peak at the top, similar to David Beckham.
Another possibility would be to add in some clip-in extensions to add volume, body and even some extra length if you like. Many celebrities here in LA keep their own hair shoulder length and use the extensions to add length when they need it. This way they can keep their hair natural and healthy. They are able to take the extensions out whenever they want. This Hollywood secret is now available to just about anyone who wants it. Ask your stylist about these extensions.
Be sure to purchase an IONIC DRYER. Make sure it is good quality as well. This can be a good investment as the ions will reduce drying time and reduce frizz, which most times fine hair is very prone to. Keeping your hair healthy is crucial if you plan to use extensions because your hair must be strong enough to hold them.
An easy fix could be to strip the build-up from your hair. Pollutants aren’t just in the air around you, they’re collecting on your hair. These particles contribute to the flattening and dullness of find hair by weighing the delicate strands down. Multiple products, over conditioning or using the wrong products can also leave a heavy residue that find hair cannot fight against. There are several things you can use to strip the build-up. Find a good clarifying shampoo, use either white vinegar or apple cider vinegar. Check out the use of those in the recipe section of hairstylinmamabird.weebly.com.
Once you have removed all the build-up make sure to only use light-weight products from here on out. Make sure to use a thermal protector as well as a lightweight gel for control and style staying power. Start with a weight-less serum, such as the light oil by MorroccanOil. Be sure to use a tiny bit, a little goes a long way, plus you don’t want that oily look. Only apply to your ends, not the scalp area. When blow-drying, make sure you to dry the root area and pull hair up or the opposite direction to get hair to style with volume and fullness.
I hope these ideas and strategies helped you out. If you have any other questions about fine hair, please speak to your stylist about different styles and products that would work best for you.