Tips for Fine Thinning Hair

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TIPS FOR FINE OR THIN HAIR

The right cut and color can make a tremendous difference if you have fine or thinning hair.  A layered cut can add volume and also help to frame your face.  Shorter cuts such as a bob or a pixie cut can be especially flattering if your face shape  is right for this type of cut.  If not, then a slightly longer cut that ends at or above the shoulders.   If your hair is thin, styles that go past the shoulders will have the effect of making your hair look even thinner.  The stylists at Atelier Hair Salon in San Diego can analyze your hair and facial shape when you visit to give you the perfect cut that will also compliment your personality.

Thin hair requires different cleansing and styling products than thicker and coarser hair types.  Though they are extremely popular, many moisturizing shampoos and conditioners are too heavy for thin, fine hair. Products that contain heavy moisturizers will tend to add extra weight to the hair, making it appear limp and lifeless.  As an alternative, look for products that are oil-free and that contain ingredients that can hydrate your hair without weighing it down. 

If you have an oily scalp in addition to thin or very fine hair, you can shampoo every day to prevent natural oils from building up.  This will keep your hair looking fresh and help prevent it from lying lifelessly against your head.  

If your hair is damaged, a deep-conditioning treatment will help.  Several wonderful deep conditioning treatments are available from our salon that will nourish your hair and repair damaged hair cuticles.   If you have frizzy hair, a lightweight, oil-free product or serum can help smooth away the frizz.  

Volumizing mousses and gels can also help you to achieve a fuller look.   Rolling your hair on large rollers or adding curl with a curling iron can also add volume. 

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