If you have fine hair, you probably aren't immune to your strands falling flat, or lacking volume. Generally, finer curls tend to be a bit on the flat side, or have trouble holding their shape. However, you don't have to deal with this! Here's the best ways to get volume in your fine curls. Give these suggestions a try, and don't forget to let us know which work best for you.
Best ways to get volume in your fine curls
Use low poo:
As tempting as it can be to give your hair a good scrub with your childhood apple-scented shampoo, it's time to reconsider. Since shampoo can be really harsh on your curls and strip away moisture, it's time to switch to a low poo. This will cleanse your curls without damaging your strands, but also won't be too heavy. Additionally, remember to clarify your curls every few weeks to remove build up from products, which will allow your curls to bounce back up.
Use less conditioner:
This sounds really counter-intuitive, because we're always harping on curly girls to introduce more moisture into their curls. And now we're telling you to use less conditioner. However, for our wavy curly girls, this is a better option to keep your strands from getting dragged down. Instead of slathering conditioner all over your curls, make sure to focus on using a lightweight conditioner from the midshaft down. Try to avoid heavy, thick conditioners when possible.
Deep condition dirty hair:
However, there are times when your curls need that extra boost that only a good deep conditioner can give your dry curls. Use your deep conditioner on dirty curls. Hop in the shower, and rinse your curls, then apply deep conditioner throughout your strands. Cover with a shower cap or a towel, and allow it to sit for at least 60 minutes. When you rinse, make sure to completely rinse the product out after shampooing your curls. This will remove the extra product and keep your hair from dragging down.
Avoid heavy products:
This is a really great opportunity to clean up your curl care products, and get rid of any that are too heavy for your curls. Remember, the products that work great for thick, heavy, coily curls are probably going to be way too heavy for your strands. Your curls simply don't have the structure to stand up to such heavy products. Instead, try to use lightweight products and focus on ones that list moisture in the top few ingredients.