Fine hair, of genetic origin, should not be confused with thinning hair due to damaging habits and treatments. With its light texture, fine hair is not particularly easy to take care of. However, like all types of hair, fine hair can be very beautiful. All you have to do is provide it with adapted and regular care to compensate for its brittleness.
How to know if you have fine hair?
- Its thickness becomes finer than sewing threads
- Its looks like baby hair
- Place a hair on the tip of your finger and try to compare it with somebody else’s. Then you can tell if it’s thick, normal or fine. Moreover, unlike other types of hair, fine hair is rather hard to distinguish on a surface (desk, floor …)
No matter what your case is, there are a lot of natural treatments that will certainly help you enjoy beautiful fine hair.
Intensively nourish to revitalize
Phytokeratine (wheat proteins) is an ingredient that I find essential, whatever the hair type is. It thoroughly reinforces the keratin. Once nourished, hair becomes more breakage-resistant and healthy.
It is a wonderful plant teeming with ideal properties for fine hair.
Don’t forget the properties of honey
Easy to incorporate for natural homemade mask, it deeply hydrates and softens the hair.
Your hair is mainly nourished from within. Add almonds, nuts, seasonal fruit and vegetables to your diet and do not forget to season all your dishes and salads with different vegetal oils (grape seed oil, walnut oil, olive oil, hazelnut oil …)
Protect and wash your fine hair
Known to be more fragile than others, fine hair needs softening. Stay away from commercial shampoos containing aggressive and toxic components such as sodium laureth sulfate or sodium lauryl sulfate. Avoid silicons, colorants and parabens that build up onto the hair fiber to creating a false impression of thickness that consequently suffocates and damages the hair.
Consider Gently cleansing your sensitive hair with an ultra-gentle cleansing base and enrich it with moisturizers and vegetal oils.
Add washing powders like Rhassoul to your hair care routine (Rhassoul is a natural clay compound that offers very gentle, non-sudsing alternatives to soap and shampoo). A lot of people have used and confirmed the greatest results of Rhassoul. It helps get clean and light hair.
Coat and thicken your fine hair
With repeated application, it visibly thickens the hair by creating superimpositions of natural protective layers. If you don’t want to change your hair’s original color, use neutral henna only prepared with very hot water. Apply the henna paste onto the entire head and let it rest for 30 minutes to 2 hours.
There are different types of clay to choose from following the nature of your hair (oily, dry, brittle …). White and pink clay are the softest, whereas the green one is perfect if you’re trying to regulate the sebum production).
To make your mask, only use wooden utensils and a glass bowl. Dilute the powder in mineral water or distilled water at room temperature. Let it rest for some minutes. You can add essential oils as well as other components to maximize the care.
Apply on damp hair before shampoo and let rest for 20 minutes.
It naturally coats and smoothes the hair to give it more consistency over time. It creates a protective barrier limiting the risk of breakage. Your hair will consequently become shinier and smoother. Add some drops to your shampoos and masks.
It is great to strengthen and revitalize every type of hair.
For more volume
There exist numerous techniques ways of hair rinse that have proven to be effective.
Oat milk rinse
Boil 4 tablespoons of oat flakes in a liter of water. Let it rest a little and then strain through a sieve and just keep the water. It’s ready!
The beer rinse
Pour a cup of lager onto your hair and then rinse quickly with water. This technique strengthens the core of the fiber and gives it more volume. However, this should not be done very often as beer contains alcohol, known to make hair more fragile and brittle.
What about cranial osteopathy?
cranial.org.uk defines it: “Cranial osteopathy is a refined and subtle type of osteopathic treatment that encourages the release of stresses and tensions throughout the body, including the head. It is a gentle yet extremely effective approach and may be used in a wide range of conditions for people of all ages, from birth to old age.”
You will notice a big difference in terms of shine, volume and health.
Go for vegetal oils such as
To enhance hair growth and soften the hair.
For hair regrowth
Fortifying essential oils
Apply them according to the day if possible: Clary Sage and real lavender are great examples.
The association of botanical oils and rice proteins nourishes and restores
the hair fiber. Test rice proteins in your masks.
Regularly trim split ends to get a uniform mass and avoid split ends responsible for making hair fine.
Last but not least, think of adapted haircuts. They can transform the look of your hair tremendously.