10 Top Tips to Care for Your Fine Curls that ACTUALLY WORK!

Jul. 26
Although many people with curly hair struggle with too much volume, others face the opposite problem. Fine curly hair is one of the most challenging hair types and caring for fine curly hair can be a delicate balance. Using too many products that are too sticky or heavy can weigh it down. But without the right products, the hair can lose its definition and get frizzy - we’ve rounded up 10 top tips to care for your curls properly.
Wash and condition correctly
While many of us curlies avoid shampooing your hair more than once or twice a week, fine curlies should actually wash their hair more often to prevent product buildup and plump up the hair cuticle. When it comes to conditioning your hair, less is more. Wash your hair with a protein-free, sulfate-free shampoo that moisturizes without weighing down. You could even use a light leave-in conditioning spray daily to keep hair moisturized and free of heavy conditioning products. A leave-in moisturizer is perfect for giving dry, lifeless, fine hair new life after washes.
Gently detangle
When brushing your hair, make sure you don’t pull it as you can damage the hair and it can snap off. It is a good idea to use a gentle comb or even a tangle teezer. Use it right out of the shower because it's so gentle and eliminates tangles without ripping any of your hair out.
Oil is your best friend
If you find that the ends of your hair can be dry, they end up looking frazzled and damaged really quickly. Start by using a tiny amount of this oil on wet ends before drying your hair with a diffuser and it will make a world of difference. The oil absorbs rapidly and easily into your hair shaft, rather than sitting on top, to rebalance moisture levels, smoothing, softening, and protecting against dryness and UV damage.
Volume is key
Once your hair is fully dry, spritz a bit of dry shampoo to the strands surrounding your face and the crown of your head. This immediately adds more lift at the root and texture around the front of your curls. 
Add some texture
Use a translucent, dry texturizing spray for added fullness and airy texture. It's perfect for those flat ends and is to be applied around your mid-lengths and ends. 
Avoid chemicals
Fine curlies may want to stay away from chemical processes like thermal reconditioning or even straightening. Without the curl, their hair loses all of its volume and can look flat and appear lifeless.
Diffuse and massage
To add volume, diffuse the hair or let it dry naturally. Simply place your hands in your hair against your scalp and gently massage with the pads of your fingers. This technique will wake up volume and add bounce.
Take care when styling
When styling your fine curls be careful of how much heat you use when caring for your curls. It’s always best if you can stay away from heat and enhance your natural curl!
Use a treatment
Apply a protein treatment or mask with protein to fortify strands and strengthen hair. By using a treatment weekly it will restore and moisturize hair without weighing your hair down. It will also ensure your hair is healthy, soft and manageable.
Sleep with silk
Caring for your curls isn't just about the products you apply directly to them. Sleeping on a silk pillowcase will make sure there is less friction on your hair which will prevent damage. It’s also a cleaner sleep surface and less drying for your skin!
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