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Tips and Tricks for Fine Hair

Last week I was lucky enough to interview the talented Ivan Cerquiera of London's swanky Real Hair salon. Ivan works on some of the most renowned international heads, and while I'd love to reveal who they are, he takes his clients' requests for privacy quite seriously.

Ivan did, however, share some insight with me on a few products, tricks and tips to make fine hair seem fuller, thicker and bouncier. I happen to have pretty fine hair and I've found these little adjustments in my styling routine extremely helpful. I hope you will too.

  • Shampoo: Using a shampoo that doesn't contain lanolin will help to keep hair light and full of life. Lanolin is a common ingredient in most shampoos, but it tends to be too heavy for fine hair. Ivan loves Philip Kingsley Body Building Shampoo.
  • Blow-Drying: When you are drying your hair, don't use the nozzle that comes with your hairdryer. This tool is excellent for coarse and thick hair, but it concentrates the heat too much for fine hair and causes irreparable damage that can be easily avoided.

For additional technique and product suggestions for fine hair,


  • Technique: Use tension when blow-drying. This will reduce frizz at a faster and more efficient pace. It also cuts down the amount of time you'll need to use heat. Additionally, if you use a medium-boar bristle brush, you can create extra body in your hair.
  • Products: Use a generous amount of volumizer at the roots. A new product that I really like is Kerastase Resistance Volumactive Expansion Spray Blow Drying Treatment For Fine and Delicate Hair because it gives extra lift and sustains the hold, it's not heavy, and it smells good.


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