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How Fine Hair Is Different

Sunday 18th September 22

hair health
5+ min read

Why Fine Hair is Different: Lightweight Solutions for Fine Hair

At MONPURE, we want to re-educate women with fine hair about how to care for their strands. Our lightweight and high-performance range, potent in plant actives, is transforming the treatment of fine and thin hair within the haircare space by focusing on the scalp and curating ingredients that deliver strength from the root.

Those with fine hair know how tricky this hair texture can be when it comes to treating and styling. Without the right haircare routine and ingredients, fine-textured hair can become lifeless, oily, limp, tangled, damaged, dry or frizzy. The good news is that with the right routine and knowledge about ‘how fine hair is different’, you can elevate your fine strands to their most voluminous and healthy potential.

What is Fine Hair?

Fine hair describes the hair’s texture, which can be classified in terms of the diameter, thickness or circumference of the actual hair shaft. People with fine hair have individual hair shafts that are smaller in diameter, while coarser hair textures have hair with a thicker diameter.

How Fine Hair is Different

Fine hair is structurally different from coarse hair. For the most part, fine hair is missing the innermost structure (or layer) of the hair strand called the medulla. The medulla is the major part of the hair’s fibre mass, mainly consisting of keratin proteins and structural lipids that give hair robustness and body. As a result, fine hair follicles require more careful care, styling techniques and ingredients to protect their delicate composition.

Surface Area

 Fine hair is smaller in diameter than average sized hair, therefore the protective outer cuticle layer of the hair covers a less dense middle. This results in an increased surface area relative to its mass. As a consequence, silicone-laden products such as thick conditioners or oils with large, heavy molecules can coat the hair strands and weigh them down because the hair mass itself isn’t as robust as average sized hair.


Being lighter than average, fine hair can collapse under weight and is more prone to deformation. This means that it is more susceptible to the effects of gravity and outside forces resulting in it being more easily malleable. This sensitivity to force means that when fine hair is loaded with heavy products, it tends to hang flatter, with less body and volume than coarser hair types.

How to Care for Fine Hair

For those with fine hair, it is important to revamp your routine and opt for products with lightweight consistencies and fortifying ingredients, particularly targeting the scalp, follicles and hair shaft simultaneously.

 Many formulas on the market are filled with harmful, waxy ingredients that weigh down roots with their large molecules and heavy residues. 

All MONPURE products are sulphate-free, silicone-free and paraben-free.

Fine Haired Women: You Can Condition The Scalp

The fallacy that conditioner is purely designated to treat the ends of the hair only further perpetuates the ongoing cycle of dehydrating the scalp. This can lead to an overproduction of sebum that contributes to weighed-down, oily, weak and malnourished hair.

People with fine hair need to deliver moisture, nutrients and care to their scalps to ensure that they don’t fall into this trap. MONPURE’s Strengthening Essence-Conditioner, inspired by K-beauty regimes, resembles a skincare essence with its lightweight texture. It is meant to be enjoyed by both the scalp and lengths, without any worry of weighing the hair down. This means you can confidently apply it to the scalp without worrying about suffocating the follicles or making your hair greasy. It effectively replenishes moisture to the scalp that is removed when shampooing, which is essential to maintaining healthy levels of hydration.

Revolutionising Hair Oil for Fine Hair

We understand that many women worry about their fine locks being weighed down and appearing greasy and lifeless when styling. However, MONPURE’s formulations totally revolutionise this assumption. Our new Ultralight Healthy Hair Oil is innovatively designed to nourish all hair types, even fine hair, as well as enhance shine, protect the strands from heat damage and lock in moisture. Its fast-absorbing, lightweight texture is formulated with an array of nourishing essential oils that do not weigh fine hair down or leave it greasy. 

Castor Oil

Castor oil is a lightweight oil that is suitable for all hair types, even fine hair. It is perfect for nurturing fragile hair follicles and feeding strands ample doses of nutrients. It features a powerful blend of vitamins, fatty acids, proteins, antioxidants and ricinoleic acid, working to protect against hair breakage and foster shine. 

Wheat Germ Oil

Wheat germ oil is the richest natural source of Vitamin E, and consists of long chain fatty acids that include Vitamin E and linoleic acid. It is incredibly lightweight and fast-absorbing, and helps to boost hydration, maintain moisture, repair damage and strengthen the strands. 

Due to its high potency of hydrating Vitamin E, it also repairs existing damage from heat, colour or environmental stress, while also preventing future damage and breakage. For women with fine hair, wheat germ oil is incredible for creating a softer, smoother and more supple finish to fine hair that often feels lacklustre or dull.

Jojoba Seed Oil

Jojoba seed oil is a non-greasy, moisturising hair oil that seals moisture into the strands and delivers essential nutrients that fortify locks from within. The versatile oil contains Vitamins E, B and C, as well as copper and zinc, making it perfect for delivering volume and strength to fine strands.

Argan Oil

Argan oil is a light plant-based oil rich in vitamin E and antioxidants, which helps treat and repair damaged strands. Argan oil naturally increases hair’s elasticity and restores fine, dull, lifeless hair to its healthiest form possible.

Understanding the structural makeup of fine hair is the first step in getting to grips with treating and styling it. Although women with fine hair often worry about their strands looking flat, greasy or dull, the MONPURE range is innovatively formulated for all hair types, most notably, fine hair. Revamping your routine and introducing lightweight, fortifying and active ingredients into your scalp and haircare regime allows fine hair to prosper from root to tip.

Give Your Fine Hair A Boost From Within

The best-selling Follicle Boost Hair Density Serum is the hair growth boosting hero that started it all. It’s a go-to for anyone with fine hair, working to boost fine locks to their optimum potential, and combating thinning at the source. This serum is certainly a key component of any fine-haired regime, working to cultivate thicker, fuller and bouncier hair.

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