Hair types can be a major dictator for the products you should be using day-to-day.
Crazy hair day has become a school festivity embracing all the wacky hair ideas out there- think: Cindy Lou Who!
There are many ways to describe your hair, but do you know the difference between fine and thin hair? If you think these two terms are one and the same, think again! India Miller - Artistic & Creative Director, Charlie Miller clarifies everything you need to know, in order to make sure you’re treating your hair type right.
To get technical, these two hair definitions differ in terms of width and density. Diameter or width of the hair is described using terms like fine and coarse, whereas density is described as thin or thick hair.
And what of thin hair?
Fine hair just means that the strand of hair itself is thin – “And yes, a person can have both fine and thin hair.”
Thin hair refers to the amount of hair you actually have per square inch on your scalp, or simply how much hair you have on your head. So, it’s possible to have thin, but coarse hair.
The easiest way to determine if your hair is fine or thin is to look at the width. Compare a piece of hair to a piece of thread, and if you find that the hair is smaller than the thread, chances are your hair is fine. The way your hair feels can also be an identifier, as fine hair often feels silkier, and may not hold up so easily in a ponytail.
Prevention is key, something we have learnt from all elements of our lives. So does this golden rule apply to hair?
Ok, so it’s not something we can control but we can ensure we prevent conditioning, nevertheless, is paramount so buying the correct shampoo and conditioner is essential.
If you have fine, thin hair, it’s recommended that you pay close attention to your hair care routine. Fine hair holds onto moisture better than medium or coarse hair, but because of its makeup, it can be weaker and more easily damaged. As a result, fine hair needs strengthening products to minimize breakage. This in-salon hair strengthening treatment is the best way to pack in all the nutrients your hair needs to protect it from damage. At home, the L'Oréal Professionnel Serie Expert Inforcer range, which includes shampoo, conditioner and a strengthening mask is the damage-proof treatment your hair needs!
If your hair is on the thin side of life, you may notice that your scalp is sometimes visible. This is because the hair follicles are more widely spread out. It’s therefore a good idea to choose a haircut that is suited for thin hair, while still looking stylish in the process!
The right hair care and styling products can also help to create the illusion of thick hair, while giving your thin hair what it needs to remain healthy and happy. Try L'Oréal Professionnel Serie Expert Volumetry Shampoo and Conditioner for unbeatable volume, while L'Oréal Professionnel Full Volume Extra can be used during hair styling to give your hair the volume it needs.
Know the difference between fine and thin hair and treat your hair right.
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