How Do I Make Fine Hair Lay Down?

Make your fine hair behave.

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Fine hair and cold temperatures can be a scary combination. Your hair wants to stand straight up and you have to fight to make it behave. Hiding your fine hair under a hat is not the answer, no matter how cute the hat may be. Tame your tresses with products that will slay the static and fly-aways.


Wash your hair with a volumizing shampoo, which will help add body to your hair. Some products actually increase the diameter of your fine hair by adding materials to the hair, making it swell. Added volume will make it behave better and resist fly-aways.


Condition only the ends of your hair to keep them from fraying and becoming damaged. The roots of your fine hair need conditioning only occasionally because they can easily become limp and weighed down from conditioners.


Dry your hair gently with a towel, being careful not to rub your hair briskly or you'll get frizziness.


Dry your hair with the blow dryer while working your fingers through the strands until your hair is about three-quarters dry. If you want to skip the blow dryer, let your hair air-dry until it is almost dry, then move on to the next step.


Add volumizing mousse to your hair, working it evenly from the roots to the ends with your fingers.


Use the round brush to finish drying your hair with the blow dryer. Pull a small section of hair straight out with the brush and direct the warm air of the blow dryer down over the hair. Continue using this technique until your hair is completely dry.


Arrange your hair into the style you want with the brush or the comb.


Spray your hair with a setting spray, patting down any fly-aways gently while your hair is damp.

Things You'll Need


1.Volumizing shampoo

3.Blow dryer

5.Round brush

2.Light conditioner

4.Volumizing mousse

6.Setting spray


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