After my first really good haircut, there’s a lot more to be said about hair types like mine. Fine Hair that is. At first glance, one might think that fine hair is limp and thin.
At times I’ve even felt that I was cursed to have fine hair. OK cursed is way too strong a word. Let’s just say I’ve never been thrilled with the hair God gave me.
However, what I’ve learned is that fine hair can be VERY deceptive. Actually, I could have also titled this post the “Benefits of Having Fine Hair” but either way, here’s how it can be deceptive but notably appreciated:
- When wet, it’s flimsy and lifeless looking but when dry it can have the KaPoW factor! (as seen in the photo above)
- Although fine hair CAN look thin, it’s not necessarily the truth that it IS thin. Each individual hair may be fine but having a lot of them on your head does not a thin head of hair make. Density is where it’s at!
- Less bulky hair strands can produce smaller curls that are super pretty and spirally.
- Hair that’s fine can be straightened easily if you choose to do so. Just be careful to protect it from breakage
- Fine hair CAN have body. You just have to style it “smartly” (ex: getting layers or wearing it in a bob with the crown bumped)
- Fine hair may be more fragile but don’t sleep. It’s also soft and is usually quite shiny – especially when it’s dark in color.
The next time you feel like you’ve been dealt a bad hand because your hair is fine, revisit this post and think again. Every hair texture has its challenges. Love the one you were born with and you’ll make peace with your hair.
Have you’ve found fine hair to be deceptive in a good way?
NOTE: This post was originally shared in 2012. It’s been updated for further clarity.