You So Fine! How to Care for Fine Curly Hair
By Tiffani DouglasThough it's every girl's dream to have beautiful, thick curly hair, it’s often not the reality. Believe it or not, hair thickness plays a huge part in how you care for your curls. Curly hair is already delicate, and fine curly hair in particular must be treated with the utmost care using good natural hair products for curly hair. Type 4 hair can be classified as thick, medium or fine. The diameter of the strand determines its thickness. If the diameter is larger, your hair will be thicker. If it’s small, your hair will likely be thin or fine. The thicker your hair, the stronger and less likely it is to break. Hair with a diameter of 0.04 to 0.06 mm is considered thin or fine hair, whereas a diameter between 0.06 and 0.08 mm is normal or medium, and hair with a diameter between 0.08 and 0.1 mm is thick or coarse. Hair thickness can make or break your hair care routine. Many women with fine hair struggle in the transition to natural hair, mostly because they don’t use the right natural hair products. If you’re struggling with daily styling and upkeeping of your fine curly hair, read on to learn how to unlock your hair’s potential!
- Weekly: Wash your hair with a protein-free, sulfate-free shampoo that moisturizes without weighing down. Blueberry Bliss Reparative Hair Wash restores dry, fine hair and hydrates.
- Monthly: Cleanse fine hair with a clarifying shampoo to remove product build-up, moisturize and prevent hair from being limp and lifeless. It may be necessary to use a clarifying shampoo more frequently if you use heavy products often.
- Bi-Weekly: Apply a protein treatment or mask with protein to fortify strands and strengthen hair. The Cashmere+Caviar Hair Masque is perfect for restoring and moisturizing without weighing your hair down.
- Daily: 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 vibrancy after washes.