Do you dream of locks without weight and without frizz? From the best products to cuts and color, here is how to tame curly but fine hair
meIf your hair is thin and prone to frizz, you may wonder which products and styling tips are the best. How much serum is too much? Which brush is really better for a dryer? And how often should you wash your hair with shampoo? After all, while we all know that hot styling and bleaching products can strip your hair and weaken it, if we can't stand taking a break from coloring it, how else can we deal with fine curly hair? Here are seven main tips to create an elegant and soft look that lasts all day.
1 Go easy with the product
"While thin hair can often fall out, frizz and frills can also be a problem," says Leigh Keates, a celebrity and session stylist who has tamed the locks of Felicity Jones, Sarah Jessica Parker, Florence Welch and Jessica Chastain, among others. “If it's you, it's crucial to choose the right product for your hair type. Traditional anti-frizz serums are too heavy and can leave your hair looking straight, but you still need something to tame the fluff. I rate the John Frieda Frizz Ease Weightless Wonder Featherlight Smoothing Crème because it offers the same benefit of smoothing but without weighing the hair. However, it is not as simple as using the right product: the way you apply it is so important. Less is always more, and I always recommend to slightly heat the product in your hands before applying it in half and to the tips, avoiding the roots. ”
2 shampoo, rinse, repeat
"You should wash your hair twice to make sure your hair is completely clean for optimal root stretching," says the famous hairdresser Errol Douglas. “Focus the conditioner on the ends instead of the roots, and be sure to rinse thoroughly with warm, not hot water. This will also help soften the frizz. "
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3 Consider your cut and color
"Shorter and layered styles work wonders with thin hair, increasing body and movement," says Errol. “When thin hair gets too long, it can look lifeless: think of strands, fringes and graduated cuts. Therefore, when making an appointment, be sure to ask someone who is excellent with fine hair. Some stylists simply have a gift for it. You will be surprised by the impact that color can have when creating a more solid and healthy appearance: carefully placed shades shape and improve. "
4 Dry with cold water.
It can be really tempting, especially when you're in a hurry, to shake your hair with the hair dryer using the highest temperature, but this will not only damage your hair but also create frizz. "The way you dry your hair makes a real difference, so don't dry it too much," says Leigh. "By this, I mean you should dry your hair until it's 80 to 90 percent dry over low heat, even before thinking about using a brush to dry it. Fine hair is easily damaged and damaged hair is more prone to frizz, so avoiding more heat trauma is key to maintaining a smooth and healthy style.My clients always think they need to use the highest heat settings to speed up the design process or to "configure" their style, but that it's just not true and it really does more harm than good. " By using a lightweight product such as John Frieda Frizz Ease Weightless Wonder Featherlight Smoothing Crème and then drying the hair with the lowest heat, optimal frizz control can be achieved.
5 Use the correct brush
The brush you use to dry your hair can make a big difference in the end result. Ceramic hair brushes, for example, can damage the hair shaft by overheating it and breaking down the internal fiber.
"The type of brush you use when combing your hair is really important, especially if you have thin hair that is prone to breakage," says Leigh. “Fine hair gets tangled easily, and a natural bristle brush like Mason Pearson will gently untangle, unlike a palette brush that can be a bit rougher. Natural bristle brushes also produce less static, which can be a nightmare for fine and curly hair types. ”
Unruly strands: from loose hair to frizz, fine hair can be difficult to handle
6 Add impact with clips and hair bands
Hair clips and hair bands are a great fashion trend at the moment and also work very well in fine hair types. The clips can be used to fix loose hair or hair that is falling a little, and a hair band will add instant shine to a look with very little effort. Have a couple of options on hold for those days when you don't have time to spend years in a dryer.
7 Create an infallible routine
"Finally, getting into a regular routine with your hair and the products you use makes a real difference in the appearance of your hair in the long term," Leigh advises. "We are so interested in our daily and weekly skin care routine, or in our makeup, that decent hair care can often seem like a late occurrence, and yet a good day for hair makes a great difference in how you feel, so be sure to use that hair treatment at least once a week, and choose your washing and care products, such as John Frieda Frizz Ease Weightless Wonder shampoo and conditioner, which are specifically designed for her thin but curly hair type. "
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