Fine hair. How to take care of and how to condition it?

Hey there,

Today’s entry is for those of you who Mother Nature didn’t gift with thick, strong strands. Sadly, my hair is thin. The bright side though, is that at least there is plenty of it. Yet, not everyone isn’t that lucky and most women struggle not only with fine hair but also with the problem of hair thinning. Obviously, having such type of hair isn’t the end of the world, right? But I know that fine hair can be very ‘moody’ and hard to take care of. How to take care of thin hair? I don’t want sing my own praises but I’ve mastered this to perfection.

How to take care of fine hair?

First and foremost, WITHOUT OVERDOING! I guess this is the most important piece of advice I could give you now. Thin hair can’t stand excessive conditioning. The quality of products is what matters most, not their amount applied. Let’s consider this as an introductory tip 🙂

Therefore, if your fine hair is constantly flat, deprived of volume and gets greasy fairly fast – take a closer look at the cosmetics you use, or rather the amount you apply to the strands. Mousse, hairspray, thermo-serum, super-styling lotion, leave-in conditioner, hair mask, hair balm… I guess this is just overprotection. If you want to make your hair neat, light and conditioned properly – use only lightweight cosmetics and literally use no more than just a few… a shampoo and a light conditioner plus treat your hair with MATCHING oil once a week (perform full hair oil treatment). This should do. All the rest combined is just an unnecessary burden for fine hair.

Apart from applying excessive quantities of cosmetics, cross out all the products that are simply too heavy for your hair. I know that it’s nice to coat hair with rich in conditioning substances mask, but it can work too… hm… unduly and simply weigh your hair down instead of taking care of it properly. The perfect solution for fine hair are delicate mists which are supposed to be sprayed over washed, damp hair. Such cosmetic doesn’t overburden hair. In fact the action delivered is quite the opposite. Treated with delicate mist hair becomes nourished and protected against damages.

My fine hair care plan

For many years I used to struggle with sorting things out with my hair, so to say. On most occasions I tied my hair up into a high bun (always with a hair donut to make my bun look bigger and thicker). Now I definitely have more info on what my hair really needs. I’ve learnt how to take care of it the right way. And it isn’t complicated at all.

  1. Delicate paraben and silicone-free shampoo
    Personally, I like using Natura Siberica products, interchangeably with a good baby shampoo. What matters here most is to use the shampoo that doesn’t irritate scalp or weigh hair down.
  2. Vitamin, lightweight hair conditioner
    Trust me, this is all your hair needs. Vitamin and nourishing, delicate conditioner that is easy to rinse off. Sadly, hair masks are too heavy for fine hair.
  3. Scalp cleansing – scalp scrub shampoo
    The truth is I used to reach for scalp scrubs. Now I know that my thin hair doesn’t always welcome such products warmly. Way much delicate and at the same time more effective is a shampoo that share properties with a regular scrub. Such product frees hair from toxins, sebum and cosmetic residues. Also, it boosts blood circulation in scalp which improves penetration of active substances. This kind of shampoo works as a refreshing hair detox.
    I apply it once a week before oiling my wet hair. While mentioning it…
  4. Hair oil treatment
    Hair oiling is one of the most important treatments for my thin strands.
    Well-matched oils (I use oils for medium porosity hair) work wonders with my hair and scalp. They don’t leave my hair overburdened, yet they make my hair light and raises it at the roots. Moreover, oils don’t make hair greasy but balance sebum production. In addition, natural oils create a microscopic film on hair that protects it against damages. It’s worth treating hair with natural oils once a week. You don’t have to apply oils to damp hair. Indeed, I like this method because after washing, my hair is clean and its absorption rate is risen. Obviously, the oil has to be removed from hair precisely by using a shampoo.

The 4 above-mentioned treatments suffice for my hair. This is all the fine strands need to look okay.

Have you ever tried oiling your hair using a matching (to hair porosity) oil?

Now I know my jibing at applying fatty (in my opinion) heavy oils to my hair was a mistake. It appears that a good fat doesn’t only regenerate hair and can gift hair with lightweightness but also it collects other type of fat really well – and I’m talking here about removing sebum from hair. Basically, natural oils know how to deal with cosmetic residues, toxins, dust and dirt.

What haircut suits fine hair?

Is there a haircut that suits fine hair? Of course there is! 🙂 There is a set of hairstyles that make the thin hair owners look better. Here they are:

  • classic bob with bangs;
  • lob, which is a kind of longer bob;
  • light, shoulder-length weaves;
  • straight, shoulder-length hair (blunt bob);
  • high ponytail;
  • shag hair.

How do you take care of your thin hair? 🙂