How To Achieve Flawless Volume & Definition On Fine Curls

Want to liven up your fine curls? All it takes is volume and definition. Yup, that’s all, just two easy styling tricks that will have you gagging over your (already beautiful) fine textured curls with little effort. 

All you’ll need are a few lightweight products from Design Essentials Natural Coconut & Monoi Collection, a hair diffuser, and a little cocktailing magic.

Put them altogether, and here’s how to achieve flawless defined, voluminous curls on fine textured hair:

Start with Cleansed, Moisturized, Product-Free Hair

Since fine textured hair can appear thin and weighed down when it isn’t clean, the first step to achieving any type of volume or definition must begin with clean curls and scalp. Remove any residue, impurities, and product buildup with Design Essentials Natural Coconut & Monoi Coconut Milk Nourishing Shampoo. The instant hydration from this ultra-moisturizing shampoo will restore moisture balance to your hair from the inside out without weighing your fine curls down. 


Improve Curl Definition By Deep Conditioning

Your curls can’t pop’ with definition if they’re thirsty or dehydrated. So we recommend deep conditioning for 15 minutes under a hooded dryer with Design Essentials Natural Coconut & Monoi Deep Moisture Masque. In addition to being lightweight, this deep penetrating masque infuses moisture deep within the hair shaft, so after just one use, you’ll notice an improvement in curl definition and curl elasticity. 


Bring On The Cocktailing Magic

You may have wondered earlier on…What is cocktailing magic? And how do I get some of it? Cocktailing (or product cocktailing) is mixing or layering two or more products together to meet your specific styling needs. In this case, you want flawless volume and definition on fine curls, so begin with spraying Design Essentials Natural Coconut & Monoi Coconut Milk Leave-In Nourisher into damp hair to soften, tame frizz, and strengthen your curls. Once sprayed throughout entire head, part into manageable sections and comb through or finger detangle.



Next, still working in controlled sections, apply a nickel size amount of Design Essentials Natural Coconut & Monoi Curl Defining Gelée to each section (do not overuse product). Using your fingers or a wide tooth comb, work through for even distribution. 

DE Pro Tip: To increase volume & movement, avoid applying the Curl Defining Gelée to the roots of the hair, again you don’t want to weigh the curls down. 

Last, diffuse your curls (instead of air drying) to get that voluminous #bighairdontcare full finish.


Work Your New Curls For 2-3 Days

Maintaining wash and go styles with fine hair can be a bit of a challenge, and as a result, women with fine curls tend to see less style longevity than other hair types. But not on our watch! Get into these pro tips to help your new voluminous curls last for up to 3 days.

  • Try to avoid running your hands through your curls since the natural oils from your fingertips can cause fine hair to frizz and/or the roots to go limp. 
  • At bedtime, use the pineapple method to protect your curls while you sleep. Simply flip your head upside down and secure your curls into a very high, loose ponytail with a satin scrunchie or fabric covered hair tie. Stand back up, and separate the ponytail so the ends are loose. Or if you prefer, create a loose bun. For extra protection, sleep with a satin scarf, bonnet, or pillowcase. 
  • In the morning, refresh and rework curls with Design Essentials Coconut & Monoi Coconut Water Curl Refresher. A light mist should do the trick. Remember less is best with fine textured hair.

Ready to transform your fine curls? Watch our DIY step-by-step tutorial on How To Get Volume & Definition on Fine Type 3 Curls.

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