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How To Straighten Fine, Thin Hair?
It All Starts in The Shower
- Jason thin to thick extra volume shampoo which helps to avoid breakage.
- Plantur 39 Phyto-Caffeine Shampoo which is suitable for thinning hair.
- Sachajuan Ocean Mist Volume Shampoo for extra volume.
- Aveda Pure Abundance Volumising Shampoo that is packed with nutrients for strengthening fine hair.
- Living proof sulfate-free conditioner that is especially suitable for color-treated hair.
- Jason Thin-to-Thick. Extra Volume Conditioner that is packed with vitamin E and biotin.
- Sachajuan leave-in conditioner for extra moisture and as a styling primer.
Prepare Your Hair for Straightening
Now that your hair and scalp are clean, the next step is drying. So many people make mistakes when it comes to drying their hair. Ditch the old method of using terry cloth towels and opt for a microfiber towel to avoid getting frizzy hair.
Some of the best microfiber towels include the Aquis Lisse Luxe Hair Turban, Tiitc Microfiber Hair Towel, and let’s not forget DuraComfort Essentials anti-frizz Microfiber Hair Towel.
Wait Until Your Hair is Completely Dry
Comb Your Hair to Remove Tangles
- Macadamia Professional Boar Bristle brush.
- Mason Pearson brush for sensitive scalp.
- Tangle teezer hairbrush that works for detangling both wet and dry hair.
Don’t Forget to Use Heat Protectant on Your Hair
You have probably seen your hairstylist use heat protection spray on your hair or see various YouTube influencers raving about certain protective sprays. Do they work?
Some of the benefits of using a heat protectant on your hair include:
- Detangles hair and makes it more manageable.
- Acts as a protective barrier that prevents moisture loss caused by using heat.
- Smoothens the hair follicles hence reduce frizzing.
- Fasten the hair drying process which means less time blow drying.
There are key ingredients you should look out for when shopping for a heat-protective spray, these include hydrolyzed wheat protein, and quaternary70.
The Heat Protectant Plus with Argan Oil, L’Oréal Iron Straight Heatspray, and TRESemmé Thermal Creations are among the most popular heat protectants.
Use a Quality Hair Straightener
Here are some of the features to look out for in a hair straightener:
- Ceramic plates- Avoid flat irons that are coated and are not made from ceramic. This coating is dangerous because it will likely chip off after a few uses and damage your hair. Tourmaline plates are also a great option for smoothing fine hair.
- A heat indicator- a quality straightener should indicate when the flat iron is at the ideal temperature. You should also look for ones with heat dials to help you customize the best temperature settings for you.
- Have the right width- If you have fine hair, then the right flat iron should be 1 inch wide or less.
- 360 cord- This will help you straighten your hair from all angles.
- Automatic shut off- This comes in handy when you realize that you forgot to switch off your flat iron and are halfway on your way to work.
As a word of caution, always make sure to use lower heat settings (250-340°F) for your fine hair, the reason is simply that the hair is fine, so applying too much heat can cause damage to it.
Some of the flat irons to look out for include:
- CHI Expert Classic Tourmaline Ceramic 1″ Flat Iron in Onyx Black.
- FHI Heat Platform Tourmaline Ceramic Pro Styler.
- BIO IONIC Onepass Straightening Iron, 1 Inch.
- RUSK Engineering Heat Freak Professional Ceramic and Tourmaline Straight Iron.
Separate Your Hair into Sections
Pass the Iron Through Your Hair Quickly in Even, Smooth Passes
Making even and quick passes will prevent you from going over a section several times and will reduce the time your hair is exposed to heat hence reduce the level of heat damage.
Use Anti-Frizz Products after Straightening
You might be asking yourself, do I need more products? Yes, you do. The good news is that these products will last you a lifetime and will likely save you from the torture of having to cut your hair due to heat damage.
We can use the L’Oréal frizz finish serum, which is both budget-friendly and non-greasy. Make sure to wait till your hair has cooled down before spraying any anti-frizz product.
Tips for Caring for Your Heat-Treated Fine Hair
- Use deep conditioning treatments every week.
- Give your hair some time-off before straightening it again.
- Regularly trim your hair ends.
- Maintain a healthy diet that is rich in vitamin A, zinc, vitamin B5 and iron.
- Take care of yourself and avoid stress as much as possible.
Tips to Help Thicken Fine, Thin Hair
Here are some simple ways to make your hair look fuller, thicker, and healthier:
- Use a sulfate-free shampoo.
- Exfoliate your scalp.
- Use a high-quality laser hair growth device, such as a laser comb or a laser band.
- Use thickening products such as volumizing hair powders for an instant hair lift.
- Always brush your hair from ends to roots to prevent breakage.
- Use a quality hair growth product, such as rogaine, vegamour, or bondi boost.
- Use a microneedling tool such as a dermapen for hair growth.
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