Fine hair often is naturally silky, smooth, and manageable, but styling it can sometimes be a challenge. This is because it can also be more delicate and prone to damage compared to coarser hair types. When styling fine hair, it’s essential to consider its fragility and select the right hair products and techniques. Avoid heavy products that can weigh down your hair, and instead, opt for products specifically designed to add body, texture, and hold. Selecting the right products can make all the difference in achieving your desired look without compromising that lovely lightweight feel. So, today, I’m excited to share a curated collection of my favorite products tailored for fine hair, offering solutions to enhance volume and strengthen your hair.
Best Styling Products For Fine Hair
Olaplex Volumizing Blow Dry Mist
Olaplex’s Volumizing Blow Dry Mist is one of my favorite products for thin hair types. It helps achieve soft, long-lasting blowouts with added body, and what sets it apart is that it won’t leave your hair feeling stiff or sticky. What I particularly love about it, however, is that it goes the extra mile by repairing damaged hair bonds, promoting healthier and stronger hair, which makes it especially beneficial for those with thin hair.
To use this mist, start with clean, mostly dry hair. Apply the Volumizing Blow Dry Mist to the roots, section your hair for volume, and finish with a round brush during blow-drying. I personally, use this Blowout Brush by T3 to simplify the process and add extra volume to my hair.
Pureology Style + Protect Refresh & Go Dry Shampoo
If you have a thin hair type like me, Pureology’s Style + Protect Refresh & Go Dry Shampoo is a must have. It’s gentle on color treated hair and works wonders by absorbing excess oil while adding a touch of movement and added volume. I love how it also doesn’t harm my hair’s health or color vibrancy.
To use, simply spray it onto your roots and then brush it through from roots to ends for an instant refresh. Plus, making this dry shampoo a part your daily routine helps keep your blow-dry or style looking fantastic day after day.
Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray
The Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray is another one of my secret weapons for styling thin hair. It’s an invisible dry hairspray that builds volume, absorbs excess oil at the roots, and creates texture and lift. To use, hold it about six to eight inches away from your hair and spray where you want to add volume and texture. Then, for an extra touch of texture, lightly tease or backcomb your hair at the roots. But, be careful to be gentle as to not cause and breakage.
In my experience, this volumizing spray has worked wonders to keep my hair looking fresh and voluminous all day. And, I love using this spray in unison with the Oribe Hair Plumping Mousse to give my hair that extra added volume that will last all day. Oribe Hair Products are some of the best for fine haired individuals, be sure to check out my review of their products here.
Kerastase Densifique Densimorphose Hair Mousse
Kerastase Densifique Densimorphose Hair Mousse is a another fantastic choice for adding volume to fine hair. This leave-in thickening mousse contains hyaluronic acid, which works wonders to add volume to all types of thinning hair, leaving it supple and shiny. It gets deep into the roots, to strengthen hair, moisturize, and restore volume.
Using it is easy, simply apply a small amount to towel-dried hair. Then, distribute it evenly from roots to ends using a comb. Blow dry and style your hair to achieve the perfect look with added volume and shine. This mousse is one of my favorites because not only does this root lifting formula add all day volume to your hair, but it also strengthens and restores volume to your roots at the same time.
Oribe Maximista Hair Thickening Spray
Oribe Maximista Hair Thickening Spray is my go-to volumizing spray for adding thickness and strengthening my hair. I love that it not only visibly amplifies my hair’s fullness but it also provides long lasting thermal and UV protection, keeping my hair healthy and shielded from the sun. To use, I simply spray it onto wet or damp hair from roots to ends, then blow-dry for high-volume results. I like to use my Dyson Airwrap Multi-Styler to blow dry my hair because it does a great job of adding extra volume while drying. It also doesn’t create any issues of weighing down your hair, like other thickening sprays.
Oribe Serene Scalp Thickening Hair Treatment Spray
If your goal is to thicken your hair, the Oribe Serene Scalp Thickening Hair Treatment Spray is a great product thinning hair. It not only promotes a denser look, addresses hair fall concerns, and also provides essential antioxidant protection.
That’s because its formulated with a combination of Biomimetic Peptide and Red Clover Extract, which conditions the scalp to improve hair thickness and overall health. They also include Pea Sprout Extract to nourish and strengthen brittle hair. It’s very easy to use just start with clean, damp hair and mist the treatment directly onto your scalp. Proceed with your regular styling routine and use it after every wash for best results.
OUAI Texturizing Hair Spray
The Ouai Texturizing Hair Spray is a real multitasker in any haircare routine. It is not only ultra lightweight, but it does wonders by building volume and texture in your hair. This root lifting formula is like the perfect blend of dry shampoo and hair spray, absorbing excess oil and giving your hair a refreshing boost whenever it needs it. If you’re looking to add some volume to your hair, this texture spray is definitely worth a try. It does a great job of adding texture and volume without weighing down your hair.
Amika Brooklyn Bombshell Blowout Spray
The Amika Brooklyn Bombshell Blowout Spray is my favorite spray to use when I want a fabulous blowout with volume and shine. It’s lightweight, soft and boosts volume, body, and texture, making it the ideal foundation for a full and voluminous blowout. Plus, it provides essential heat protection and adds a healthy-looking shine to your hair. It’s formulated with plumping polymers that creates the illusion of thicker hair as well. I personally love to use it with my T3 Blowout Brush to get that perfect blowout look. You can use it before or after blow-drying or as a restyling aid to keep your hair looking its best.
Oribe Grandiose Hair Plumping Mousse
The Oribe Grandiose Hair Plumping Mousse is another luxurious and reliable option for achieving noticeably bigger and thicker-looking hair. It effortlessly adds volume and body while keeping your hair soft. This mousse works by plumping the hair shaft to create a voluminous effect and also offers protection against heat styling.
I personally apply this mousse and then rough-dry my hair with a blow-dryer until it’s nearly dry. The Dyson Blow Dryer is a great option for reducing heat damage and adding extra volume to your look. Then I use a round brush to blow-dry each section. This Round Brush by Oribe is my go-to for adding volume and decreasing hair breakage. Overall, this technique is a great way to lift the roots and add that extra volume.
JVN Embody Volumizing Hair Foam
The JVN Embody Volumizing Hair Foam is an amazing option if you are looking for a hair foam that will provide long-lasting hold without the weight of silicones in your hair. It’s also amazing for taming frizz, leaving your hair smooth. The formula includes Hemisqualane as well, which is a safer alternative to silicone. It enhances hair health and strengthens hair quickly and over time. It also has Biotin which stimulates keratin production, promoting hair thickness and hair growth.
It’s easy to use as well, simply apply the foam and distribute it evenly through your hair using a wide-toothed comb to prevent breakage. You can start with fewer pumps for fine hair and gradually add more as needed.
Oribe Superfine Hair Spray
The Oribe Superfine Hairspray is a the perfect hairspray for fine haired individuals, leaving your hair with a soft finish. It’s also infused with beneficial ingredients like Aloe Leaf Extract, which hydrates and nourishes your hair, and Mango and Kiwi Fruit Extracts that provide moisture, flexibility, and antioxidant benefits.
This hairspray is part of Oribe’s Signature Complex, which is designed to protect your hair from environmental factors, oxidative stress, photoaging, and the natural deterioration of keratin. It’s a great option if you are looking for a great quality hair spray that will leave your hair feeling soft and nourished and add volume.
Verb Ghost Weightless Hair Oil
The Verb Ghost Weightless Hair Oil is a great way for those with thin hair to achieve shiny, frizz-free hair, without weighing you down. This oil, known for being weightless and restorative does wonders by hydrating, strengthening, smoothing your strands, and even contributing to hair growth.
It has enriching ingredients like Moringa Seed Oil, which moisturizes, detangles, and smooths your hair. Bamboo Extract adds strength to the hair follicle while retaining moisture. And Argan Oil gets deep into the hair follicles, enhancing elasticity, adding shine, and minimizing frizz.
To use, simply apply two to three drops to damp or dry hair. This weightless oil works like a charm to eliminate frizz, smooth flyaways, and infuse your hair with a gorgeous, all-over shine, making it a must-have for those with thin hair looking for a polished look.
Styling Tips For Fine Hair
1. Product Selection:
Choose lightweight, volumizing hair products that are specifically formulated for fine hair. Look for shampoos and conditioners that add volume without weighing down your locks. Opt for light oils, hairspray specially formulated for fine hair, and thickening treatments to restore your hairs health.
2. Heat Styling with Caution:
While heat styling tools can be your best friend, make sure you choose the right tools and before using any heat tool, apply a heat protectant to shield your hair from damage. Opt for lower heat settings and go for tools that utilize air technology instead of heat. I personally love using the Dyson Airwrap on my thin hair because its great at adding that extra volume without damaging my hair.
3. Blow Drying Technique:
When blow drying, hold the dryer at a distance from your hair and use a lower heat setting. This prevents damage and excessive drying, which can make fine hair look flat. The Supersonic Hair Dryer by Dyson is also my go-to because it not only adds volume, but uses air technology to reduce damage typically created by blow drying.
4. Dry Shampoo:
Dry shampoo is your secret weapon for maintaining volume and freshness between washes. It not only absorbs excess oil but also adds volume, making fine hair appear fuller. Spray or sprinkle it at the roots and then gently massage or brush through your hair. This dry shampoo by Pureology is my go-to.
5. Avoid Overconditioning:
While conditioner is essential for keeping hair healthy, using too much on fine hair can weigh it down. Apply conditioner mainly to the ends of your hair and use it sparingly near the roots to avoid flattening. Additionally, be sure to use a light conditioner, specially formulated for thin hair. This one by OUAI is my favorite.
6. Teasing and Backcombing:
For an instant volume boost, gently tease or backcomb the roots of your hair. Use a fine-tooth comb or a specialized teasing brush, being careful not to create knots or damage your hair. Finish with a light hairspray to hold the volume in place.
7. Cold Rinse:
After shampooing and conditioning, finish your shower with a cold water rinse. Cold water helps to close the hair cuticle, making it smoother and shinier, which can give the appearance of added thickness.
8. Volumizing Mousse:
When using volumizing mousse on fine hair, start with a small amount, about the size of a golf ball, and distribute it evenly through damp hair, focusing on the roots and middle sections of your hair. But, be sure to avoid applying too much product, as this can make your hair feel heavy and greasy. For optimal results, blow-dry your hair with a round brush to create a voluminous look.
9. Try Castor Oil:
Castor oil can be a great natural remedy for those with fine hair as well. It’s packed with nutrients that can help strengthen your hair, making it appear thicker. It contains omega-6 fatty acids, vitamin E, and other beneficial nutrients that can promote hair growth and reduce breakage. Applying castor oil to your scalp and hair as a treatment or mask can be a good way to give your hair a little extra care. However, remember that a little goes a long way, as castor oil can be heavy, so use it sparingly. This 100% Castor Oil by Briogeo is one of my favorite options.
10. Take Care of Your Scalp:
Caring for your scalp is crucial when you have fine hair. Regularly cleanse your scalp with a gentle, sulfate-free shampoo to remove excess oil that can weigh down fine hair. Consider incorporating scalp massages into your routine to stimulate blood flow, promoting hair health and potentially enhancing volume. Lastly, avoid heavy, oil-based hair products that can lead to buildup on the scalp. Be sure to check out my Healthy Scalp Care post for more information on how to have a healthy scalp.
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