While some curly girls have too much volume to manage, the truth is other curlies don't have enough. Fine curls can be some of the more challenging types of curls to manage because they struggle to hold their shape. There area lot of variables that can contribute to flattening curls, such as overuse of product. However, without product fine curls can become frizzy and unmanageable. Here are some suggestions on how to care for your fine curls.
Keep it shorter:
If you have fine curls, length can drag them down. To help keep delicate curls bouncy and fresh, opt for a shorter cut or go for layers. This will help remove weight that drags the shape out of your strands.
Like all curls, your hair is particularly susceptible to damage from chemical treatments. Try to avoid relaxers, straighteners, bleaching and other harsh chemicals that can damage the structure of your curls.
Cleanse more often:
While we'd normally recommend avoiding over shampooing, curlies with fine hair might want to cleanse their curls a bit more often to avoid build up of oils and product. When curls get too much build up, they tend to get weighed down which can pull their shape out.
Go light with conditioner:
When conditioning, try not to select products designed for curls with thicker, tighter coils. Instead, opt for lighter conditioners and use more sparingly. You don't want your curls to become overburdened with the weight of a heavy duty conditioner.
Ditto with products:
When using products on your fine curls, often less is more. Select products that are designed for fine, thin or wavy curls as opposed to this meant for thick coils. The lighter formulas will help keep your curls under control and in shape without creating a stiff or greasy look. This also means you'll have less build up over time.
Diffuse to dry:
While air drying is preferable, you aren't like to get a lot of volume and shape to your curls by air drying. Instead, focus on clipping your roots to great lift at your scalp and then use a diffuser to allow your curls to dry gently and evenly. Once your curls are completely dryly you can run your fingers through them or shake them out to get bigger, fuller hair.