Hair Type 1: Fine and Soft Hair

You have fine and soft hair that is straight or wavy.

We have the products that will work best for your hair type as well as tips and tricks to elevate your look.

Your Hair Type and What It Means

The word ‘fine‘, in terms of hair, refers to the thickness, width and/or diameter of the individual hair strand. This is one of the main differences between fine and thin hair, as when looking at fine hair, you are looking at the physical size of the hair.

It’s important to note, you can have fine hair, and have a lot of it!

Other Characteristics Of Fine Hair

  • It is naturally quite soft and silky.
  • Fine hair can be more easily straightened.
  • Each strand is lightweight.
  • Fine hair can be fragile and prone to breakage, due to the small diameter of each strand.
  • It tends to be more difficult to style, due to a lack of volume.
  • Fine hair can become greasy more easily.

Not you? Discover the other hair types here.


Let’s find some products that thicken and add volume (but are still lightweight).

Keep thickening sprays, clay, powder, and hairspray in your grooming arsenal to add oomph and hold to your chosen styles. Steer away from stylers that add shine, as your hair tends to be greasy rather than glossy.

Take a look at some of our favourite products for fine and soft hair below.

Shampoo and Conditioner

For fine hair like yours, you want to build body without using products that will strip the hair or that are too soft.

Don’t use too much conditioner, after washing your hair, as it can over moisturise the hair and lie flat.

For greasy hair, only use conditioner on the ends.


Pre-styling is the first step in styling your hair. You will generally add a pre-styler to damp hair.

Ahair mousse can help prevent fine hair from breaking and a thickening spray  will help to boost and plump your hair.

Styling Products

As your hair is fine, we don’t recommend using heavy styling products, like thick wax, as this will weigh the hair down.

Instead, try a powder or clay, you will only need to use a small amount of product.