When you research about hair with curls and how to care for them, most of the articles that come up are for thick or coily hair. But what about fine and not very dense curls? What products can you use? How can you style your hair?
We’ll tell you all about it!
Before we begin, let’s talk a bit about the differences between texture and density. Although many people refer to these terms as equivalent they are very different concepts.
Texture refers to the width of each hair strand. Hair can be fine-textured (strands that are hard to feel between your fingers and very prone to breakage), medium-textured, or thick-textured (strands that are quite thick and visible).
Density refers to how much hair you have on your scalp. If you have few hairs and can easily see your scalp, then you have low density. If, on the other hand, you have plenty of hair, then you have high density.
So, if you have fine and low-density hair, here are some tips:
Washing and products
- It’s important that you clarify your hair on a regular basis to avoid product buildup that weigh down your curls;
- Opt for a low-poo (sulfate-free shampoo) instead of a co-wash;
- Apply a small amount of conditioner;
- On the days you do masks, choose to do them before you shampoo;
- Use light products, avoiding heavy butters and oils that may weigh down your hair;
- Choose products such as leave-ins, foams, milks…
- Avoid applying styling products near the hair root;
- Look for techniques that move the hair away from the scalp (e.g. apply products upside down);
- Avoid creating too large curl clumps, separate the curls while they are still wet;
- Try to towel dry your hair as much as possible;
- If you blow dry your hair with the diffuser, turn your hair sideways and forward to add volume and pull the roots away from the scalp;
- On days after, opt for a dry shampoo and massage your scalp to add volume at the roots.
Something very important and that you should always remember is that there is no point in comparing your hair with others, but rather learning to love your hair.
These are some of our tips for getting an amazing result on your fine curls.
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