How to Add Texture to Fine Hair

How to Add Texture to Fine Hair

Whenever my hair needs a bit of refresh, I try to add some texture to my fine hair. If your hair can easily look limp and lifeless, adding a little bit of voluminous texture is often enough to give it back some life and make your hair look bouncy and lightweight.


Fine hair is often more difficult to add texture to because it tends to be more delicate and fragile than other hair types. Fine hair has a smaller diameter and fewer cuticle layers, which can make it more prone to damage from heat styling, chemical treatments, and other factors. Fine hair tends to be more susceptible to oil buildup, which can weigh it down and make it look flat and lifeless.


Adding some texture and volume isn't super difficult however, and it can transform your hair in a matter of seconds. We'll go over the different ways to get texture into fine hair, stat!


What is Hair Texture?

Hair texture refers to the way that individual strands of hair feel and appear. It normally refers to how thick or thin each strand is, and sometimes how straight, wavy, curly, or coily your hair is. Whether your hair is thick or thin is influenced largely by genetics, but heat styling or hair treatments can play a role as well. 

 hair texture chart

When we talk about adding texture to hair, we are often referring to techniques that enhance or create the appearance of texture, such as adding waves or curls, using texturizing products, or using tools such as diffusers to enhance natural texture.


How to Add Texture to Fine Hair

Here are some tips to help you add texture to fine hair:

1. Use a volumizing shampoo and conditioner

Volumizing shampoos give your scalp a deep clean, reducing the amount of oil and product buildup on your scalp which can give your hair a bit of a lift.


2. Apply a texturizing spray

Texturizing sprays are an easy way to add texture and volume to your hair. It can be applied all over your hair to give your hair a tousled look, or to the roots to give them a lifted appearance.

3. Try a dry shampoo

Dry shampoo can help absorb excess oil in your hair and add texture and volume. It's also a great way to refresh your hair between washes.

4. Use a diffuser attachment on your hair dryer

Diffusers enhance the natural texture of your hair but they can also add volume and bounce to hair.

5. Consider using a curling iron or wand

The wavier or curlier your hair appears, the more texture it appears to have. Use a curling iron to give your hair more body.

6. Tease your hair

Even a little bit of teasing the the crown or on the sides of the head can give hair enough lift to give your hair the appearance of being much thicker and fuller.


Best Products to Add Texture to Fine Hair

Amika UnDone Volume and Matte Texture Spray

amika texturizing spray for fine hair

Amika UnDone Volume and Matte Texture Spray is a lightweight, non-greasy styling product that provides a buildable texture and matte finish. Its nourishing formula includes sea buckthorn berry extract and pro-vitamin B5, making it suitable for all hair types, particularly fine hair. The spray's unique features help enhance natural texture, add volume and thickness, and create a fuller look.

Oribe Dry Texture Spray

oribe texturizing spray for fine hair

Almost all of Oribe’s products are amazing if you’re willing to pay the price tag, but their Dry Texture Spray is one of their standouts. This  texturizer is a lightweight, invisible styling product that provides long-lasting hold and UVA/UVB protection. Its non-greasy formula adds texture and volume to hair without leaving a powdery residue.


This product is particularly useful for those with darker hair colors. Oribe Dry Texture Spray is also well-known for its signature scent and ability to keep hair in place without feeling stiff or crunchy. Overall, Oribe Dry Texture Spray is a top-quality hair styling product that provides a range of benefits, making it a popular choice among those looking to enhance their natural texture and volume.


Verb Dry Texture Spray

verb texturizing spray for fine hair

Verb Dry Texture Spray has a blend of sea salt and quinoa protein that enhances natural texture while providing nourishment and hold. It is a really lightweight formula that adds both texture and volume.

Ceremonia Guava Beach Waves Hair Texturizing Spray

ceremonia texturizing spray for fine hair

Ceremonia is one of my new favorite hair brands and their Guava Beach Waves Hair Texturizing Spray was one of their first products I tried and loved. This is a versatile, lightweight hair styling product that contains natural ingredients such as guava leaf extract, aloe vera, and hibiscus flower extract. Its cruelty-free and vegan formula adds texture and volume to all hair types, while nourishing and protecting the hair. With its pleasant tropical scent, this product has become a popular choice among those looking to create beachy waves in their hair.

How to Add Texture to Fine Hair Conclusion

Adding texture to fine hair can be pretty easy and you don't need any product to give your a bit more lift and fullness (although they can help!) Washing your hair with the right products and styling it for maximum effect is a great way to give your hair texture that it might not have naturally. 


Protecting your hair from hot tools and giving your scalp a regular deep clean from buildup are essential for keeping hair healthy and bouncy and will keep you hair looking full and textured. 

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