symptoms: Lifeless, hard to style, easily damaged, quickly greasy Causes: Genetic
Women with fine hair usually have good thickness at the root but will lack volume as the hairs are easily weighed down. Density-enhancing shampoos such as Shiseido Sublime, lightweight conditioners and thickening sprays that protect against heat damage, such Windle & Moodie Fortifying Spray, all help hair to appear fuller, and leave-in products such as Fine Hair Fluide by La Biosthetique add much-needed uv protection. But it’s dry shampoos that are a fine-haired girl’s best friend.
“Most commercial hair products contain harsh chemicals that strip your hair of natural oils,” says Nina Zilka, co-founder of Alder New York. Avoid over-washing by using a natural dry shampoo between traditional washes. Alder New York Natural Hair Powder lifts from the roots and contains horsetail powder, which provides body and strength for fine-haired fillies. It’s also a great method for prolonging hair colour.
As styles will not hold well, Hong Kong-based stylist Vivian Ng recommends locking your look with a super-strong spray such as L’oréal Paris Elnett Extra Strength Hold. According to La Biosthetique’s Marek Wan, we should be on the watch for wheat peptides and fatty acids that help strengthen ceramide bonds and restructure the hair shaft.