Celebrity hair stylist Angela Stevens, most recently seen on weTV’s hit show LA Hair, joins us to answer your crucial hair concerns. Remember, if you have questions for our experts, you can submit them on our submissions page.
I have fine hair. It’s about 3B with 2C hair. So I went completely natural (no heat) in April. I really love being natural; it’s just for me! But I can’t do certain hairstyles because of my lack of thickness. I can’t do bantu knots for example. Or if I do two-strand twists, it comes out crazy and stringy and weird. So I wanted to ask: What hairstyles can someone with thin fine hair rock? And How can I make my thin fine hair grow longer (or faster)? What products should I use or avoid?
I’d recommend doing rod sets on your hair with flexi/hotdog rollers; they usually give a fuller look. Also, try tousle drying your hair with a blowdryer and setting it in puffier state. Use a cream based natural hair product after you dry it, like My DNA hair butter and set your bantu knots overnight. You also want to use products with words like “volumizing” and “thickening.” Products like these are great for plumping up the hair, giving a fuller look.
Also, being natural doesn’t mean you can’t incorporate a little extra help. Get some clip-ins made in your texture from Heat Free Extensions, Glam Luxe Hair or Extensions Plus by Kim Kimble. They all have great tight curly textures. You might only need 2-3 pieces to add in the top or middle for fullness. You can also set the hair in the same technique as your natural hair and clip-in in the morning or when you go out.
Angela Christine, is a Los Angeles based Celebrity hairstylist, educator, and reality personality featured on WeTV’s LA hair. Her specialities are mainly in extensions and healthy hair maintenance. Hailing from Chicago, Angela bas built her career on maintaing celeb looks the healthy way. She’s here offering her expert advice on haircare, so you too can feel like a celebrity. Check out her YouTube channel for more hair care tips and styles to try at YouTube.com/AngelaCstyles. Or visit her website: angelacstyles.com.