A 5-Step Haircare Routine For Fine & Thinning Hair

Haircare By BEAUTY BAY has finally dropped and we know you’re waiting to fill your haul with all the goods. But if TikTok has taught us anything, it’s that a solid hair routine needs plenty of research. 

Lots of factors can lead to fine, thinning hair, making knowing how to care for your locks more important than ever. While we might be completely obsessed with the volume we get from our favourite curler, or tempted to recreate the tight, slicked back buns trending on our timelines, these hairstyles can actually lead to hair damage and thinning when exercised too often. If you’ve experienced problems achieving luscious locks and are wondering: “can hair be thickened?”, panic not. Our epic haircare line is here to restore health back to your hair, and we’ve got all the details, routines, and products you need to achieve thicker, stronger strands. 

Ranging from hair treatments and shampoos to scalp tonics, we’ve got compiled a list of all our favourite hair boosting products and how to use them. Let’s dive straight into your new routine and get you hyped for all the good hair days lying ahead. 

1. Hair mask

Of course, no haircare routine would be complete without a good ol’ hair mask. Often, fine and thin hair types suffer from breakage and hair loss, not because of genetic factors, but because the hair needs a boost in strength. Thankfully, creating strong hair isn’t as difficult as it sounds. There is no weight training for hair here. Simply add a hair mask to damp mid-lengths and ends and allow it to work its magic for 10-20 minutes, or leave on overnight for a deeper condition. Rinse thoroughly and follow with shampoo for silky smooth, stronger strands. 

2. Shampoo

Step two is all about the cleanse. Infused with a variety of nourishing ingredients, having a good shampoo to hand will give your hair the wash it deserves while helping to prevent and reverse damage, breakage, split ends, and frizz. Massage the formula into wet hair, paying particular attention to the roots. We know fine, thin hair suffers with greasy days more than other hair types. Rinse with warm water and repeat for an even deeper cleanse. Remember, the first wash is to clean, then second wash is to cleanse. 

3. Conditioner

Like Paris and Nicole, salt and pepper, and lipstick and liner, all effective duos must work together to be effective. That’s why sourcing a conditioner and shampoo that work well together can revolutionise your hair game. Look out for a conditioner that contains the same blend of ingredients to your shampoo as this will allow them to work in harmony to counteract damage, breakage, and split ends. Did we also mention that conditioner adds serious shine and hydration without weighing fine hair types down? For the glossiest locks, comb the formula through the hair, focusing on the mid-lengths and ends. Allow a few minutes for the formula to get to work then rinse with warm water. Gently wrap the hair in a microfibre towel. 

Tip: make sure you wash all shampoo and conditioner residue from your back and shoulders, great hair shouldn’t cause bacne. 

4. Tonic

Healthy hair needs a healthy scalp. Period. But an unhealthy scalp doesn’t always show itself though dryness and dandruff. Thin and fine hair types will know the grease struggle between wash days, and that could be a cry for help from your scalp. Just like oily skin, the scalp can react to a lack of moisture and hydration by overcompensating with grease. That grease then leads to more wash days which can strip the hair and scalp of the natural oils it needs. And the circle goes around again. 

Opt for a scalp tonic that’s designed to hydrate, moisturise, soothe, and calm the scalp, which in turn helps to strengthen and support that all important skin barrier. All you need to do is shake your tonic of choice to wake it, apply directly to the scalp in sections and give yourself a good head massage. No need to rinse, just let it absorb and get to work. If dandruff is a problem, use the formula every day, but if you’re using for scalp maintenance, apply two to three times a week. 

5. Serum

The battle for thin and fine hair types is finding a haircare routine that will actually make a visible difference to the thickness of each strand. We’re sure you’ve tried every product, hack, and routine in the book, but there is one ingredient that you may have overlooked: peptides. Peptides are tiny little miracle workers; small enough to penetrate the hair follicle but strong enough to increase moisture and thickness over time. 

The right serum will be infused with ingredients that protect against breakage and pollution, while promoting healthy hair growth and smoothing the hair cuticle for enhanced shine. For best results, use your chosen serum every day for at least six to eight weeks (Rome wasn’t built in a day). Simply massage into the scalp and hair line on towel-dried or dry hair.