If you have curly hair, you already know it can be tricky to find the best products and techniques for taking care of your curls. However, if you have low density, fine curls it can be even harder. Therefore, we've got you covered with products and tips for low density, fine curls. Give these tips and tricks a read, and make sure you let us know if they work for you.
Products for Low Density, Fine Curls
- Use low poo
If you want to keep your fine curls from getting weighed down, or from drying out, you'll need to try a low poo product. DevaCurl makes a great one, but there are also others out on the market specifically designed to cleanse curls without creating a lot of suds. For you, cowashes might prove to be too heavy, where a sulfate shampoo can strip your hair of necessary natural oils.
2. Go easy with conditioners
While we generally recommend curly girls go ham with conditioner, in your case it might be that less is more. When you have fine, low density curls, you might find that over using conditioners, especially heavy ones, can result in your strands becoming dragged down by the heavier product. The exception to this rule is deep conditioners, which your curls might benefit from using before your strands are washed. This will allow your strands to benefit from the moisturizing properties of your deep conditioner, without your hair absorbing too much.
3. Keep it lightweight
When selecting products to use, make sure what you're purchasing or putting in your curls is lightweight. For you, heavy products are only going to drag your curls down. This means your strands will struggle to hold their shape, fall flat,or even become more greasy. Therefore, you'll need to make sure you're picking products that are light so they still are effective without creating drag on your curls.
4. Keep it simple
Finally, when it comes to using products in your strands, try to keep it simple. Select one product that you find to be effective, such as a mousse or styling gel. A mousse can be great to add volume, as well as hold your curls in their natural shape. However, for some, a gel can be more effective. You can also play with products and determine if mixing or cocktailing products is effective for you, or if using two simple products works better.