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Fine flat Hair

Choosing Products for Fine Flat Hair

Fine flat hair is a tricky problem to deal with. You want to find hair care products that will thicken the strands or give it more volume, but at the same time you do not want to go for formulas that are too harsh as they can cause fine flat hair to become limper.  

It is recommended that you take the middle path, therefore, to ensure that you are striking the iron on both. Or, you can invest in products specifically created for fine flat hair. There are tons of them and you only have to do some digging to uncover them. But you do not have to because I have outlined all of the things you need to know about choosing the right product as well as a guide on which products to look for. 

Thickening Shampoo and Conditioner

Fine flat hair does not conditioners because it can weigh the hair down further. However, if you were to use a conditioner make sure to go for ones formulated to fortify your scalp and strands so that it promotes growth of new hair and reinforce follicles so you are less likely to suffer from more breakage.  

  • Quick tip for fine flat hair: stay away from creamy shampoos. The best choices for fine flat hair are clear shampoos.

 

Volumising Spray

This product can put fine flat hair to the rescue! However, be extra careful when you spritz this volumising spray to ensure that only the sides are applied and not the top of the hair. The product should be sprayed on damp hair. Refrain from using a blow dryer later but instead wait for hair to air dry because the latter gives more volume to hair than when it is dried straight from shower using heated air.

 

Finishing Texture Spray

This is a great product to use for anyone wishing to add more body and wave to their fine, flat hair, in addition to giving it volume. Depending on what specific finishing texture spray you’ve got, some can also give additional hold and shine. Spray this to every inch of your hair when you are done styling. The body and volume will no doubt make you feel like this product is a godsend for your fine flat hair.

 

Volumising Mousse

If you’re afraid to use a gel that gives your hair unnatural hold and body, switch to a volumising mousse created specifically to boost hair volume. A tennis ball-sized amount should work for most lengths. Then, use a wide tooth comb to run the product throughout your hair. Finishing it off in a blow dryer should give your hair amazing volume and body.

 

Volumising Mask

As part of your lasting hair treatment for fine flat hair, you need to invest in a volumising mask as part of your hair care kit. Avoid letting the product touch the scalp. Instead, apply it from mid-shaft to the ends. Take it off and do not let the product sit too long. For best results, choose a volumising mask that contains tea tree oil.

Additional Shopping Tips

  • Make your life easy – check labels to see if a product is formulated for fine flat hair. The chemical formula for most products for fine flat hair is gentler and designed to boost hair strands to make them thicker and healthier.
  • Know your hair. Not all fine flat hair is the same. You need to assess what kind of products or brands had worked for you in the past and stick with that.
  • Stay away from products that contain sulfate or synthetic dyes that can further weigh hair down and make it look limper.

If you have fine flat hair, take time to remember and practice the tips above to aid you in providing proper hair care that is suitable for your hair type. 

abby-pringles
Contributing author Abby Pringles is a writer and social media manager for My Hair Care blog. You can get practical hair care and styling tips, hair tutorials, and other useful information with regards to caring for hair of all types, colour, and texture by visiting My Hair Care’s blog.

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