Q: I have straight, fine hair which is also quite thin so it breaks easily and Iíve got individual hairs sticking out all over
the place, especially down my side parting. I donít blow dry it straight or use straightening irons.
What bugs me is that celebrities have drastic things done to their hair all the time but you donít see anyone with a fuzzy halo around
their heads! I think Jennifer Anniston has fine hair (although she has more of it than I do) and her hair is so sleek. What can I use
to smooth these hairs down, bearing in mind I have fine hair which canít be weighed down too much with product? I tried John Frieda
Frizz Ease but I think I need a smoothing product which I can use after the hair has been dried.
A: Well, part of the difference is that celebrities have personal stylists and other professional stylists who work on their hair in
preparation for these many appearances. It would be easy to look centerfold perfect every moment of the day if you have someone who
is always there to make sure your hair looks perfect.
And these professionals have years of experience in working with all kinds of hair and in dealing
with all kinds of hair problems. However, this doesnít address your specific problem:
With fine hair, it is a good thing that you donít blow-dry straighten or use a flat-iron on your
hair, since these techniques can be very damaging to the hair. The halo of fuzzies Ė or broken strands Ė is an indicator of hair
damage. This may not be an indicator that you are necessarily doing something wrong. It may simply be that your hair is extremely fragile.
For now, as a plan of action, I would suggest that you use a very-mild, smoothing shampoo and a
moisture rich conditioner. In addition, weekly deep-conditioning treatments are a good idea, as are monthly protein treatments. The
protein treatments are designed to strengthen the hair.
For immediate relief from the fuzzy halo, try using a dab of pomade (or wax-based, hair-mousse
product) spread evenly over your fingers and smoothed onto the hair at the parting. This should help smooth down the broken hairs
and give a clean, sharp look while still being pliable.