2. Never use a ton of heavy product
Weight is a big deal for fine hair; when it is weighed down not only does it look really limp, but you can break the hair with your heavy product. Focus on products that do the most amount of work for your hair without the fuss. You need a great conditioner that can double as a leave in, a light oil and a protein treatment.
Fine hair can be porous so to keep moisture in, you have to use protein to strengthen the strand allowing it to hold moisture better. Yes girl, your protein moisture balance game has to be nothing less than perfect!
3. Don’t over stretch your hair
Stretching is necessary because as you all know shrinkage can cause some serious tangles which is next on my list. Fine hair stretches easily so you do not have to do a bunch of heat stretching or excessive banding or manipulation to get your hair to stretch out.
Leaving a little bit of elasticity in your hair which allows it to keep a little bit of its physical strength as you go about your day.
4. Avoid tangles
This might seem a bit contradictory, since I just said do not over stretch your hair, but you can still successfully stretch your hair with a braid or twist, without putting too much pressure on it. Fine hair tangles are beyond disrespectful, you will be forced to use scissors because there is no ‘working it out’.
If you are a fine haired sistah, your job is to avoid tangles, styling your hair in a manner that doesn’t encourage love triangles all over your scalp.
Caring for your hair in sections, finger detangling and keeping your hands out of your hair are all great ways to avoid tangles.
5. Do not separate clumps
Fine hair tends to clump a lot, and that’s great because there is strength in numbers. I have sick habit of separating clumps when I am bored, but you really shouldn’t do that.
Clumps might appear to make your hair look stringy but honestly you learn to style and work with your hair, therefore avoiding the appearance of “gappiness”. I know that’s not a word, but you know what I mean.
6. Never avoid trims
Listen, trims are a life saver for fine hair, because the ends of your fine hair tend to be even thinner than the upper regions of the strand. This means they tangle even more and by the time you get rid of the tangles, you would have probably snapped your hair in half, ruining a perfectly great hair strand.
Trimming your hair often allows your ends to stay sharp and tangle free so that your hair can thrive as it grows. Do you have fine hair like me? How are you coping? Comment below!
Originally posted 2015-01-08 15:00:18.