Fine hair: Presenting the Best Cuts
- A few layers in front plus waves: moderator Fearne Cotton shows how to make fine hair fuller!
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Women with fine hair face a bit of a challenge when it comes to the cut and styling. Yet this is easily overcome with a few tricks: the right haircuts make the hair much fuller. Combined with suitable care and volume boosters, flat hair becomes a thing of the past! A fine thing, right?
Those who choose the sleek look as their favourite style can easily live with fine hair. But what if hair slicked smooth against the skull simply does not suit you? What if you want a change? Then you should first consider the length of your hair. Do you have the right cut for your fine hair? Some cuts make fine hair look more flattering and even add volume to the mane! Visit our gallery for the best of them!
The Best Cuts for Fine Hair
You have two options with fine hair: either have the hair cut blunt to one length, ideally between earlobe and shoulder height. Or have the hairdresser slightly layer your hair. In a long mane, layers are best placed on the sides so the hairstyle falls nicely at the front and the rest of the fine hair retains enough fullness. Short to mid-length hair can be feathered to create added volume. The right styling does the rest (see below for tips). Pixie, bob, long bob or long hairstyle: fine hair should be trimmed every four to six weeks to prevent the look from going fuzzy.
Colour Reflections for More Fullness
The right cut is crucial when dealing with fine hair. Playing with colours is another possibility to visually create more depth. Streaks for example provide changing reflections and literally add “highlights” to fine hair.
The Best Care for Fine Hair
It is important to customise care for your fine hair, choosing products tailored to the special needs of your mane. While washing you should make sure to only apply the shampoo at the hairline and the conditioner only to the lengths so the hair is not weighed down unnecessarily. Care products with keratin are good for fine hair since the protein strengthens the hair.
Fine hair can really exhibit power. Two invisible accomplices are usually behind this: volumising foam and volumising powder. They can be used individually or as joined forces (see video below). Another booster: proper blow drying of fine hair, directly away from the hairline and against the direction the hair grows or falls. This makes the hairdo stand up. You should change the fringe position often as well so this section does not lie flat. Soft waves and curls also make fine hair wonderfully dynamic.
You want volume for fine hair – and you want it now? The video shows you in what order and where to best apply little helpers like volumising shampoo and hair powder to achieve a great effect:
Video: Care Routine for Fine Hair