Thinning Curls Vs. Fine Curls

Thinning Curls Vs. Fine Curls

Let's be clear, thinning hair and fine hair are very different. 

In our previous blog Fine Hair, Big impact, we discussed finer hair textures and how to maximise volume in your fine curls. To avoid confusing fifine hair with thinning hair, we felt it was important to know the difference. 


  • Thinning hair is hair loss:

Usually caused by age, illness, stress, lack of nutrients or vitamins and hormones. Usually a symptom of one of these, thinning hair is a noticeable reduction in hair density or the diameter of individual hair strands, which can affect the overall volume and appearance of curls. 

  • Fine hair is a type of hair texture:

Typically characterised by the thickness of individual strands, thinning hair relates more to the overall density of hair on the scalp.

"Thinning curly hair, while different from fine curly hair, can however benefit from similar styling and care techniques". 

Care Techniques for Thinning and Fine Curls

Both thinning and fine curly hair can benefit from lightweight, volumising products like Chutzpah and Hold it Hairspray that help enhance volume and definition without weighing the hair down. Similarly, using gentle styling techniques, such as avoiding over-brushing and minimising heat damage, can help preserve the health and appearance of both hair types. Read our previous blog on 'how to maximise volume in fine curls', it's full of styling tips and care advice for the finer hair types. 

5 essential vitamins and oils for hair growth

Vital Nutrients & Vitamins To Help Hair Growth

For those with thinning curly hair, incorporating certain nutrients and vitamins into your diet can help support hair growth and overall hair health. Some key nutrients and vitamins that are beneficial for hair growth include:

  1. Biotin: Also known as vitamin B7, biotin is essential for maintaining healthy hair, skin, and nails. Biotin helps strengthen the hair follicles, promoting healthier and fuller-looking hair.
  2. Vitamin C: Vitamin C is an antioxidant that helps protect the hair follicles from damage caused by free radicals. It also plays a crucial role in collagen production, which is essential for maintaining the health of the hair and scalp.
  3. Vitamin D: Vitamin D is important for hair follicle cycling and can help promote hair growth. Low levels of vitamin D have been associated with hair loss and thinning.
  4. Iron: Iron deficiency can lead to hair loss and thinning. Incorporating iron-rich foods into your diet, such as spinach, lentils, and red meat, can help support healthy hair growth.
  5. Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Omega-3 fatty acids are essential for maintaining a healthy scalp and hair. They help hydrate the scalp and hair follicles, reducing the risk of dryness and breakage.



The effects of stress - thinning fine curly hair

Factors That Can Cause Hair Thinning

Several factors can contribute to hair thinning, including:

  1. Stress: Chronic stress can disrupt the hair growth cycle, leading to increased shedding and thinning of the hair.
  2. Age: As we age, several factors contribute to hair thinning. Hormonal changes, particularly a decrease in oestrogen and progesterone in women and a decrease in testosterone in men. These hormonal changes can affect the hair growth cycle, leading to shorter and finer hair strands. Additionally, as we age, the hair follicles can shrink, producing thinner hair strands.
  3. Hormonal Changes: Fluctuations in hormone levels, such as those experienced during pregnancy, menopause, or thyroid disorders, can contribute to hair thinning.
  4. Nutritional Deficiencies: Deficiencies in key nutrients, such as iron, vitamin D, and biotin, can lead to hair thinning and loss.
  5. Illness or Medical Conditions: Certain illnesses or medical conditions, such as alopecia, areata or thyroid disorders, can cause hair thinning.


Incorporating essential nutrients and vitamins  into your diet and addressing underlying factors that contribute to hair thinning can help support healthy hair growth and improve the overall appearance of your curls.

** Remember, If you're worried about thinning hair or abnormalities in your hair health, it's always best to consult a GP. 

Love and Hydration xx 

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