10 Simple Tips on How to Get More Volume In Your Thin Hair
Bigger is better so here are some volume-building tricks that every girl should know:
1. Boost Your Roots
You should use a root booster on damp hair before you blow-dry.It provide structure and support for any lift you manually create near the roots making your style last all day
Product specifically designed for fine hair needs to be applied all over the head, right at the scalp. Also layer your volume-building products by adding mousse and/or blow-dry spray through the lengths.
2. Use a Volume-Building Shampoo
- a good shampoo makes a difference
- it IS possible to find volume-building shampoo that doesn’t strip your hair and is colour-safe
- easy on the conditioner and apply it only to the bottom half or third of the hair
- rinse it extra-thoroughly.
3. Crimp Your Roots
- to make the under-layers stand out from the scalp
- crimped hair was big in the ’80s, and now it’s making a comeback
- crimping at the roots, in the under-layers of the hair, is a fantastic way to rough up the texture and make it stand out from the scalp
- it only takes a few minutes, and unlike curling irons and flat irons, requires zero expertise.
4. Dry your hair from below
- Blow-dry your hair with your head turned upside down, moving your blow dryer quickly
- always blow-dry in the direction of the cuticle to help seal it, which will add more shine
- blow-drying upside down can add significant amount of volume to thin looking hair.
5. Dry shampoo
- avoid washing your hair every day it strips it from natural oils
- use dry shampoo in between your hair washes to get rid of greasy feel and add more volume to your locks.
6. Apply the principle of “creative chaos”
- little bit of chaos, can be your best friend if you’re seeking more volume.
- style your hair in light waves, hold it back only loosely with a hair band, or use a styling foam.
7. Avoid using too much styling foam
- an excessive amount of styling foam can glue your hair together and make it heavier
- follow this rule:
- for styling short hair, you need a ball of foam about the size of a walnut
- medium-length hair, it should be approximately the size of a hen’s egg,
- for long hair the size of a tennis ball.
8. Wash your hair the right way.
- Start by rinsing your hair with hot water to open the cuticles ,loosen the oils through the scalp and open the cuticles so they are able to absorb the oil.
- Apply shampoo only to your roots and spread the lather along the length of your hair
- don’t rub the ends
- apply conditioner or a mask only along the length of your hair
- moisturizing shampoos, when applied to the roots make them heavier and flatten out your hair
- wash your scalp on a regular basis to improve blood circulation and get rid of dead cells
- wash your hair on 3-4 days never sooner
9. Back-Brush It
- do this on the roots of the under-layers for soft volume
- no aggressively back-combing
- use a fine-toothed comb to create massive tangles
- create soft volume by back-brushing the roots, using a large paddle brush instead
- or pin up the uppermost layer of the hair, and then back-brush the rest, working section by section
- hold each section taut and away from the head, brush in a downward motion at the roots in three quick strokes. To make the volume last, spray each back-brushed area with hairspray.
10. Add Colour
- lighten your hair because little bleach creates added body and roughs up the hair cuticle so it’s not so “slippery”
- a godsend for anyone whose hair lies flat and won’t hold a volume style
- just a few peekaboo highlights, placed in the under-layers of your hair and in a tone-on-tone color, can give you just enough of a boost, without having to worry about re-growth.
Stay beautiful and healthy …