The style secrets for fine hair

Transform fine strands into bouncy, fuller lengths with these pro tips

Marie Claire Contributor / May 25 2017

You may think fine hair equates to limp, lackustre lengths, but this hair type is manageable, malleable and a cinch to style. Add oomph and maximise your mane in just a few simple steps.

The best way to cut fine hair

The right haircut is key to bulking up fine strands. Celebrity stylist Renya Xydis advises against long lengths and recommends regular trims to prevent strands from looking flat and stringy. Care also needs to be taken with layering. When cut correctly, layers give your style movement and changeability, but “if you start to chop into them too much they can start to look wispy”, warns Mark Hampton, Toni & Guy Hair Meet Wardrobe global hair ambassador. To add volume, keep layers chin length or longer to enhance movement and texture. Don’t be afraid to try a fringe to add fullness to your roots.

How to style fine hair

The secret to adding bulk lies in using the correct blow-drying technique to create lift, points out Hampton. Apply a volumising product to damp strands, concentrating on your roots. “Water is the strongest type of bond for the hair and the best way to make it remember where to stay in place, which is why it’s important to apply product to wet hair and then blow-dry it,” he explains. Roughly dry your lengths and once nearly dry, define your part line. Starting at the crown, take small sections and wrap them around a barrel brush while you blow-dry, pulling upwards and focusing on drying the roots completely to create height. In a hurry? Add texture and body to dry hair with dry shampoo.

The kit:

O&M Fine Intellect Shampoo

John Frieda Luxurious Volume Root Booster Blow Dry Lotion

Joico Instant Refresh Dry Shampoo

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Lucy is a beauty, fashion and health journalist, brand consultant and speaker from Sydney, known for her work across a broad array of platforms. Her work has been published in marie claire Australia (for which she was Beauty Director for 9 years), marie claire France, UK, Netherlands, US and China, Women’s Health and The Australia Women’s Weekly. As a journalist, Lucy has interviewed celebrities including Rosie Huntington-Whitely, Margot Robbie, Aerin Lauder and Miranda Kerr.

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