Fine hair vs thin hair: A guide to care
It’s important to know the difference between fine hair and thin hair, so you can pick the perfect tools to care for it. Read our quick guide below to learn what products you need in your daily routine.
What is fine hair?
With fine hair, the size of the hair strands are smaller than other types. This means you can have lots of hair strands, but with a small diameter. The hair strands also lack thickness and volume, which means they can break more easily.
Heavy hair care products can make fine hair look greasy and weigh the strands down easily, while dye and styling with heat can make it dry and brittle. That’s why it’s important to protect and hydrate fine hair with a lightweight shampoo and conditioner.
What is thin hair?
Thin hair is usually genetic (like male pattern baldness), and all hair types and textures can become thinner. Having thin hair, though, doesn’t necessarily mean you’re going to go bald. Again, it comes down to giving your locks the daily care and protection they need.
How can I care for fine + thin hair?
Shampooing and conditioning daily helps give your hair bounce and shine while cleansing away the dirt, dust, oil and grime that can weigh it down.
We think two of the best hair products for fine hair are our RE+AL Bio-Mimetic Revitalize Coco Fatty Acid + Vegan Collagen Shampoo and Conditioner. Infused with vegan collagen for hair, this volumizing duo visibly tickens the appearance of your hair and makes it look 3x fuller.*
There’s also Dove Men+Care Thick + Strong Fortifying 2-in-1 Shampoo + Conditioner. Infused with caffeine and calcium, it helps strengthen hair root-to-tip and makes your locks visibly thicker and fuller. It also packs a rich patchouli and sandalwood scent, so you feel fresh all day.
Now you know the difference between fine hair vs thin hair, discover what you need to style it.
*System vs. flat hair.