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How to Deal with Fine Hair

Learn how to deal with fine hair with this Howcast hair tutorial featuring celebrity hairstylist Jacqueline Bush.


My name is Jacqueline Bush and I'm an editorial in celebrity hairstyles. My clientele has included Faith Hill, Mark Ruffalo, Terrence Howard, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jane Krakowski. I want to be able to show you that hair isn't as intimidating or as hard as you think it is and I want you be able to have fun with it and do what your vision is with your hair. I want to be able to show you that hair isn't as intimidating nor as hard as you think it is, and I want you to be able to have fun with it and do what your efficient is with your hair. So this is one of my favorite topics, I talk about this all the time, how to deal with fine hair. I have fine hair. You might think how do I have fine hair? It looks like I have alot of hair, how do I get my hair to stand up like that, because alot of times hair falls very flat and that's the issue with fine hair. First of all I need to explain something just to get this confusion out of the way. Hair can be fine, medium textured or coarse textured. Now those three textures have nothing to do with the amount of hair, the density of hair, that's on your scalp. For example, I have fine hair but I also have thick hair. You can have fine hair and also have thin hair, you can have medium textured hair and have thin hair, or you can have medium textured hair and have alot of hair. So alot of times people think I have fine hair, I don't have alot of hair. That's not necessarily true. So, the first thing that's important with fine hair is when you go into get your haircut, texturizing is very very important. There are different techniques that your stylist can use from slight cutting, to point cutting, to using a razor, to using thinning shears, there's all kinds of techniques you can use. Fine hair needs alot of that if it's thick fine hair. If you have thin fine hair this is a different issue. You still might want to point cut into it but you might not want alot of layers. This depends on the length of your hair because what you don't want your hair to do is to all of a sudden look even thinner than it is-if your hair is already fine and thin. The other thing I want to talk about is product usage. People ask me all the time how do I get volume on fine hair? And one of the challenges-not problems-challenges, bescause it's easily solved with fine hair is how to get that volume, fine hair wants to fall very flat and it wants to collapse together which is why it can look like you don't have alot of hair often times so there is alot of illuminizing products and conditioners that work well for fine hair. The reason I say still use a conditioner on fine hair but a light one is because it's important to have the right pH balance for your hair to give it the right amount of volume. All this matters when you're trying to get a certain goal of how you want your hair to look. I love using gel, I love using hair spray and in my clips I show you how to get volume using gel and hair sprays. I love using pomades, the key is not using anything too too heavy but at the same time use enough product that you can still get lift without having your hair fall flat. So I like to keep a rule of a little hair spray with a blow dryer, some gel and a little pomade gets me in the direction I want to go. So one of the product brands that I love love love that I'm using right now is the Rene Furterer styling line, they make illuminizing shampoo and conditioner, both are light enough that you can use it every day and it still gives your hair enough lift and enough condition to keep your hair in the proper condition. I also love using their gel and their hair spray along with their they have a shine wax and paste, both of which I use. The key with my hair, for example what I do with myself, to get the volume, I put in a little gel, I put in a little pomade, I blow dry that baby straight up then I spray in a little hair spray and I stick the the blow dryer on it again then I add a little more pomade because my hair eats product and wants to collapse. Doing that gives me the volume I need and you too can have that if you have fine hair.

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