I am the last person you should ask about the benefits of fine hair, I am usually the one complaining with the ‘woes me’ tales of all the tangles and frustration of my hair.
But in truth my hair is pretty cool and really the only thing that needs fixing is my attitude about it. My new thing is, when I find something to complain about I must follow up with something positive about my hair and in practicing that I have discovered that fine hair isn’t so bad after all.
There are some real benefits to having thinner strands and you soon discover that the grass is actually green on this side of the fence so in the spirit of all things positive here are 7 benefits to having fine natural hair.
1. You Get Decent ‘Hang-Time’ Even When Your Hair Is Shorter
Everyone likes a little hang time every now and then and when your hair is short you may find that your hair defies gravity and wants to grow upwards instead of downwards. If your hair is fine adding products can act not only as moisturizers and styling agents but like weights that will allow for some serious hang time if done right.
For example if you have natural hair and you primarily do wash and goes on your short tresses, try flipping your hair forward as you rinse and apply product. Once your hair dries you will have the cutest hanging bangs the world is yet to see. All that just by following a simple technique and having responsive fine hair!
2. You Use Way Less Product
The thing about fine hair is that because of the lightness of the strands, they tend to get drenched faster and as a result you wind up using way less product than our coarser haired naturalistas.
Truthfully, using too much product weighs the hair down anyway leaving it greasy and icky looking so most fine haired women tend to go easy on product to get the desired effect.
Less product means that you are not running to the store every second week to re-up, saving serious dollars. When the label says ‘A dime size amount’, fine haired ladies can usually take that very literally and be just fine (forgive the pun)!
3. You have no trouble feeling your scalp even when your hair is shrunken
Oh the joys of an accessible scalp! Even though your hair may not appear ‘scalpy’ sometimes it might feel that way because it is so easy for you to get your fingers into your scalp.
Thicker haired naturals might have felt a little overwhelmed when they first began transitioning but not you, you took to natural hair like a duck to water!
And you have to admit it does feel good to not have to have to get a 2 by 4 piece of plywood to scratch that itch that won’t quit.
Kimberly Lewis says
I wish I could get my daughters hair to look and stay like this. It just dries up and frizz knots up, no matter Wat co wash, conditioner, products, her hair is 4c and 5 different textures, quite easy to comb thru but hard to keep a natural style
hi, great article. I also have fine hair and its shoulder length. I have learnt to love it as it is. Everyone compliments me on how soft it looks and feels like.I wear it straight most of the time, but once in a while protective styling. The advantage of fine hair, in my case, is that a blow out can last for three to four months, so minimal heat on my tresses!
Lee Anna Easter-BerklinGaynor says
Very good and informative article.