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Fine hair has a similar texture to baby down. While soft to the touch, fine hair can be hard to tame. Making this kind of hair lay down neatly requires the right haircut, hair products and style techniques. Avoid products like hair waxes or molds. These take wild fine hair to the extreme, leaving it looking oily and dirty. Also, avoid products advertised to shine or polish your hair as the ingredients in these products can make hair heavy and limp.

Meet with your hair stylist and get a good haircut. Cut fine hair in a bob, chop style or a mid length layered look. Bangs look great on people with fine hair. A good haircut will give your fine hair some direction, helping you to calm stray hairs.

Buy volume-increasing hair products. These products fatten up fine hair, making it easier to style. Use a shampoo and conditioner that increases volume. Shampoo your hair every day and condition it every other day.

Towel dry your hair. Squirt a quarter sized amount of the styling mousse into your hand. Rub it in your hands and then rub it into your hair. Start at the ends and then work it in all over. Wash away any excess you have on your hands.

Flip your hair upside down and blow-dry your hair. This will increase the volume of your hair. Then flip your head back upright and blow-dry it the rest of the way. Use the comb to make your fine hair lay down.

Curl your hair with hot rollers or a curling iron. Curl your hair under, guiding your hair down rather than up. Let hair cool for a minute before combing it, then style it with your fingers. Spray the entire hairstyle with hairspray to set it and control frizzing or wild hairs.


Avoid crimping fine hair, as it makes hair hard to control.

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As a former senior sales director with Mary Kay and the co-owner of a renovation company, Monica Patrick has firsthand knowledge of small business operations. Besides start ups, she has extensive skills in recruiting, selling, leadership, makeup artistry and skin care.