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Hair Type Hacks: Styling Fine, Thick, Curly, and Textured Hair

by Milan Nguyen June 01, 2023 4 min read

Hair Type Hacks: Styling Fine, Thick, Curly, and Textured Hair

When it comes to hair styling, the right tools make all the difference (especially because different hair types require different tools). In this article, we’ll dive into the four major hair types and unveil the secrets behind achieving stunning hairstyles for fine, thick, curly, and textured hair. 

The hair experts at FHI have crafted tools that are specifically designed to cater to each type. Here are the looks that are best suited for your personal hair type and the tools you should be using to make them pop. 

Fine Hair

Fine hair requires gentle care and specialized tools to add volume and texture without causing damage. Ceramic works best for this due to the fact that it has even heat distribution and heat protection properties. That being said, you should alwaysuse a heat protectant no matterwhat

Style 1: Soft Waves

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For soft, natural-looking waves, thePlatform Bounce Pro Curling Wand is a must-have tool. Its ceramic barrel ensures consistent heat, reducing the risk of damage to fine strands. Wrap small sections of hair around the wand, holding for a few seconds before releasing. The result is bouncy waves that add volume and texture to your fine hair.

Style 2: Sleek Bob

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Achieve a sleek and polished bob hairstyle with theSignature Pro Styler. This flat iron features ceramic plates that glide smoothly through fine hair, straightening it with precision. Section your hair and run the flat iron from roots to tips, ensuring a sleek and elegant look that showcases the natural shine of your fine strands.

Thick Hair

Thick hair requires tools with higher heat capabilities and superior control to tame its volume and create stunning styles. Titanium tools are a perfect choice, known for their durability and ability to handle even the most stubborn hair.

Style 1: Voluminous Waves

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TheTi Luster Titanium Curler is a powerful tool for creating voluminous curls on thick hair. With its titanium barrel, this curler delivers high and consistent heat, ensuring efficient curling. Take medium-sized sections of hair and wrap them around the barrel, holding for a few seconds before releasing. Experience the birth of long-lasting bouncy and curly waves that add drama and dimension to your thick locks.

Style 2: Sleek High Ponytail

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To achieve a sleek and sophisticated high ponytail on thick hair, theTi Pro Styler is your go-to tool. With titanium plates and adjustable temperature settings, this versatile styling iron provides precise heat control. Gather your hair into a high ponytail and use the styling iron to straighten any flyaways, creating a polished and sleek look that beautifully showcases the volume and density of your thick locks.

 

Curly Hair


Curly hair possesses its own unique charm and requires tools that can define and enhance its natural texture. The key lies in using tools that control frizz and promote curl definition. Enter the world of tourmaline-infused ceramic tools known for their ability to reduce frizz and amplify shine.

Style 1: Defined Ringlets

 

The ¾" Tourmaline Ceramic Professional Curling Iron is the perfect tool for defining the curls you already naturally have. Its tourmaline ceramic barrel emits negative ions, sealing the hair's cuticles and reducing frizz. Take small sections of hair and wrap them around the barrel, holding for a few seconds before releasing. Experience beautifully defined ringlets that showcase the natural curl pattern of your hair.

Style 2: Half-Up Top Knot

 

Create a trendy and effortless half-up top knot usingThe Polisher. While you could absolutely use a flat iron, you will find that a heated brush combined with product maintains your volume and shape and takes half the time. This innovative tool combines the benefits of a brush and a styling iron, making it perfect for styling curly hair. The heated ceramic bristles gently glide through your curls, taming frizz and enhancing their natural texture. Gather the top section of your hair and twist it into a knot, securing it with bobby pins. Use The Polisher to smooth out any flyaways and define the curls around your face along withholding gel, creating a chic and effortless half-up top knot that showcases the beauty of your curly locks.

 

Textured Hair

Textured hair encompasses a diverse range of natural patterns, from coils to waves, and requires tools that can embrace its unique beauty. FHI Heat offers exceptional tools designed to bring out the best in textured hair, allowing you to create versatile and captivating styles.

Stile 1: 80s Curly Indie Sleaze

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Use the¾" Tourmaline Ceramic Professional Curling Iron to add shape to your locks. This versatile tool with ceramic plates provides precise heat control, allowing you to set and define your twists without compromising the health of your textured hair. Begin with damp hair and section it into small sections. Twist each section from root to tip and wrap it around the curling iron barrel. Hold for a few seconds before releasing. Once your hair is completely cool, unravel the twists and gently separate them with your fingers. Then, smooth and pull in a downward motion usingsmoothing serum to give that elongated chic edge.


Style 2: 70s Volume

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Unleash the true beauty of your textured hair with a dryer with an accelerated motor for power, likethis one. Also, keepa titanium curler anda gentle detangling brush nearby! This powerful hair dryer combines tourmaline ceramic technology with adjustable heat settings to ensure optimal styling results. Attach the diffuser to the dryer, and using gentle scrunching motions, encourage the formation of voluminous curls. Then, define them with your curler. Once you have defined bouncy curls, brush them out for manicured and textured volume. Sculpt as you wish usingfinisher and pins! 

Milan Nguyen
Milan Nguyen



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