In need of the perfect washing routine and shampoo for fine hair? Eric Pfalzgraf, French brand ambassador for Kérastase, has got you covered on how to wash your hair when it’s on the fine side.
Scroll down to read about all the pro secrets he’s sharing. Whether you have chestnut hair color or grey balayage, make sure you’re washing your hair the right way for the finest style!
What exactly is fine hair?
Before we get into the best washing method and shampoos for fine hair, it’s important to take a quick look at what fine hair actually is. To treat it with proper respect, you need to understand it. Unlike thin hair, the term fine hair doesn’t mean there is a lack of hair on your head— instead, it means the diameter of the actual strand is smaller.
One thing us fine-haired girls have in common is that our hair feels like it tends to get greasier in less time. This is not the universe punishing you for reasons unknown, but rather a characteristic of this hair type. Results can vary depending on the texture of your hair, but you may find straight, fine hair looking greasy soon after washing it. If your hair is fine but textured, greasiness might be a day two problem.
Given the sensitive nature of this hair type, it’s fundamental to learn how to wash your fine hair to achieve voluminous, fresh-looking hair.
How To Use Shampoo For Fine Hair
There are three things to consider when it comes to washing your hair: how often you wash your hair, what type of shampoo you use, and the actual method. First off, we'll tackle the frequency of washes.
“How often you wash your hair depends on how easily it becomes greasy,” Pfalzgraf says.
Make sure that when you do wash your hair, you’re using the right shampoo. Kérastase Densifique Bain Densité Shampoo is a bodifying shampoo for hair visibly lacking density. The formula offers additional body and thickness to the hair without weighing it down. For best results, use the full Densifique system, including the complementary conditioner and mask.
How you shampoo your fine hair is essential when it comes to keeping it happy and healthy. Go too rough, and you can damage your tresses, provoking breakage and leaving it looking even limper. Go too gently, and you might still leave your tresses greasy—an absolute fine hair nightmare!
Here are the steps to get it right. Apply shampoo to your roots, massaging it into your scalp using circular motions. Leave your ends be. Next, scrub your scalp for several minutes. This is an essential step as this where oils build up. Rinse the shampoo out thoroughly, which will allow the formula to work its way down the shaft.
Smooth conditioner onto the bottom half of your hair. As fine hair can be susceptible to knots and tangles, conditioner is essential. Avoid the top of your head, as can flatten it out and potentially lead to it looking greasier quicker. Instead, condition the ends, which are usually in need of the moisture.
Rinse everything out thoroughly, until you can no longer feel any more product. This means you’ll be left with body and volume at the roots and silky, shiny tresses at the bottom. That’s definitely a match made in heaven for fine-haired girls!
With these pro tips, you’re mere steps away from achieving your beautiful hair, voluminous dreams!
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