We know from personal experience: fine hair isn’t such a fine thing. Here’s what we skinny-haired girls really hate (can you relate?):
- Baby fine hair that lays limp, lank and flat against your head
- Wispy bits that can’t hold a clip or barrette
- Skinny stringy strands, basically you don’t have any real hair density
- A really sad, skinny pony
- Zero body, zero mass, zero substance… fine hair often struggles to hold a curl or sustain a style for more than a few minutes (unless you glue it into crispy, hard shape with your grandma’s helmet-head hair spray)
Don’t let fine hair drag you down! The key is to understand how to build body and volume and keep it locked in. We’re here to help.
We can teach you how to defy your DNA and how to blow dry fine hair for volume. This blowout tutorial will create WOW hair that has body for days… without fear of flopping, wilting, or falling flat.
STEP ONE: ENLIST A SHAMPOO THAT DOESN'T WEIGH HAIR DOWN
One of the biggest reasons fine hair falls flat? It’s weighed down by leave-behind ingredients found in most shampoos. This is especially true of “thickening shampoos.”
But it actually gets worse. Thickening agents do more than weigh hair down, they can even build up on your scalp, block the hair follicles and lead to your worst nightmare… HAIR LOSS!
You can read more about the link between these types of shampoos and hair loss with our guide.
Set your blowout up for success by starting with a shampoo that won’t leave any funky residues on your hair. Color Wow Color Security Shampoo has NO thickening agents, silicones, oils, conditioning agents, and it’s a paraben-free formula. Essentially it contains no ingredients that do not easily rinse off. When you use it, all you get is clean, fresh hair that’s ready to achieve maximum volume.
STEP TWO: GET THE RIGHT VOLUMIZER FOR FINE HAIR
Our heat-activated Color Wow Carb Cocktail leave-in hair supplement fattens up skinny strands with carbs and literally gives them mass, volume and stamina to hold a style.
Rake a small amount of Color Wow Carb Cocktail evenly through mid-lengths of your hair to add body without weight-y build-up. You can find out more about the entire Dream Cocktails range with our Q&A.
STEP THREE: HOW TO GET VOLUME AT THE ROOTS
The key to building body? A volumizer to pump up the roots. We love Color Wow Raise the Root. Spray it on damp hair at the roots for flexible lift and volume without stickiness.
Begin blow-drying by lifting your roots up and away from your scalp using your vented brush. Repeat around your crown in sections.
STEP FOUR: BLOWOUT HAIR WITH A ROUND BRUSH THEN SET IT WITH ROLLERS
What’s the best way to blow dry fine hair? To build body in your strands, switch to a round brush to complete your blowout. Dry hair, section by section, wrapping the hair up and away from your face.
As soon as you finish drying each section, while hair is still warm, wrap it around a roller and fasten in place with a clip.
Continue throughout hair until all of it is pinned. Then, chill out while your hair does the same! When your hair is cool and set, remove the rollers. Visit our guide on how to blow dry hair faster if you’re short on time.
STEP FIVE: LOOSEN UP
Fluff your hair lightly with fingers to loosen up waves. Then take that BIG hair out and show it off!
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