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How to Get More Out of Your Fine Locks
By: Courtney Goodbar
Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Recently I posted styling tips for easy Beachy Hair but promised styling tips for fine hair in my next blog so here you go! There are a lot of people out there, including myself, who would love to have long, bouncy, voluminous hair, but no matter how much we let it grow and grow, it's just wispy and thin. But there are a few things you can do to get the most out of your fine hair. If styled right, fine hair can be sexy, sassy and stylish! I hope these tips give you HOPE when it comes to boosting your fine locks.

  1. Try to use a light weight conditioner like Biolage. Fine hair can be weighed down by heavy or thick conditioners.
  2. Never put conditioner on your roots. Putting conditioner on your roots will weigh your hair down and make it look oily faster. Same goes for leave in conditioners, serums or any other smoothing lotion. Avoid the roots!
  3. On fine hair, shorter styles will look thicker and fuller than longer styles. Finer hair usually lack strength so it can't support its own weight. If you've been trying to grow your hair for years and it's only grown 1/2 inch, you are probably very attached to your length. Taking off an inch or two will make your hair look so much thicker and healthier.
  4. Using the right product is KEY. A lot of my fine hair clients leave my chair saying "how do you make my hair look so full and bouncy?!" It's the product! Look for any type of volumizing product. Root pump, mousse and thickening spray are all good choices. My favorite products for fine hair are Aveda Pure Abundance Spray, Chi Volumizing Blow Out Spay, Aquage Sea Salt Texturizing Spray and John Freida Volumizing Mousse.
  5. Even if you choose a shade the same or near your natural color, coloring and/ or highlighting your fine hair will always make it look and feel thicker.
  6. Tools are also important. A bigger brush is faster but a smaller brush will create much more volume. Your hair should wrap around the brush one and a half times.
  7. Pick a blow dryer with tourmaline over one that is Ionic technology because ionic has a tendency to make hair too soft.
  8. I suggest, as a fine haired person myself, that you invest in a set of Velcro rollers. I couldn't live without mine. Try shampooing hair and then wrapping in a towel. Apply 50% of your makeup then take hair down and blow dry. Set the crown, front and sides of your hair in Velcro rollers once dry. Don't forget to spray each section before you secure the roller. Let them set while you finish your makeup. After you've gotten dressed, pull out Velcro rollers and fluff hair then mist with a light spray. This will add extra bounce and volume at the root.

If you are like me and your hair texture has become absolutely unbearable for you, remember extensions are always a solution. With today's technology there are numerous variations of extension on the market. Please feel free to contact me on Facebook at Courtney4Hair if you have more questions about the process or for a free consultation. As always thank you for reading and remember to Stay Beautiful and Shine!

Article written by Courtney Goodbar

Since moving back to the Island in 2009, my love for color has pushed me to step outside of my box and focus on all aspects of beauty creation. I believe my background in Art History has led me to find artistry in every aspect of the salon. My Balayage technique of painting individual highlights allow me to use the hair to express a picture of color no different than a painter uses a canvas.

Whether cutting the hair, or styling an ornate updo for a special evening, I am able to sculpt the hair to create something unique and beautiful that had yet to be released. I look forward to each new experience with my clients and the opportunity to create something truly unique that brings out their inner beauty just as much as their outer appeal!

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