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The Best Styling Product for Fine Hair

Updated February 21, 2017

Fine hair can be a frustrating thing to deal with when it comes to styling. If you use the wrong products, you could end up making your hair look even more flat and thin, or greasy looking with product overload. If you have fine hair, and want to give it a little more fullness and bounce, learning the best products to maintain a more voluminous style can help.

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Clarifying Shampoo

A weekly clarifying shampoo can help prevent fine hair from getting too much build up which will further weigh it down and make it harder to style. Use a clarifying shampoo only once a week, as using it daily or regularly can strip hair of natural oils it needs thus leading to dryness. Many popular hair brands, like Pantene or Biolage, carry a clarifying shampoo, which can be found at most beauty supply stores or your local salon.

Volumizing Shampoo And Conditioner

For regular use, stick with a volumizing shampoo and conditioner made for fine hair. Shampoos and conditioners for normal, dry or damaged hair may add excess moisture and oils that can weigh down fine hair. A volumizing shampoo and conditioner will help hair retain healthy oils without adding unnecessary moisture. Most volumizing shampoos and conditioners work by leaving a fine coating on the hair strand that makes your hair appear thicker overall once dry.

Volumizing Mousse

A foaming mousse on fine hair can give it a boost most noticeably at the roots. Apply the smallest amount directed by your specific brand, usually a quarter-sized amount for all over coverage, although you may need more or less depending on hair length. Mousse helps strands bond together resulting in an overall thicker appearance, and usually contains some sort of hold serum so that volume stays in the hair all day long. If you have curly fine hair, a mousse will help give curls more structure and hold.

Thickening Creams

Thickening creams are another popular and effective styling product for fine hair, and work great for those pesky flyaways. Applied to wet hair, many creams deposit synthetic proteins onto the hair to make it fuller. For fine hair with frizzy flyaways, thickening creams add a touch of moisture to tame, but not enough that hair will become weighed down. Find thickening cream products at your local beauty supply store or salon.

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About the Author

Amy Davidson is a graduate from the University of Florida in Gainesville, with a bachelor's degree in journalism. She also writes for local papers around Gainesville doing articles on local events and news.

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