We’re the first to admit we enjoy the finer things in life – that is, until it comes to our mane. Maximizing the look of fine hair is no easy task. Sometimes it feels like no amount of fluffing, teasing, or combing will breathe life into your strands. You aren’t alone! For many of us, strands with Gisele Bündchen worthy bounce don’t come naturally. But before you throw in the towel and call it a (bad hair) day, consider these tips…it might just be the solution you’ve been searching for.
Your Haircut Matters
Did you know your haircut plays a huge role in your quest for volume? Naturally thin hair has to be snipped and shaped to successfully fight flatness. Stick to soft layers over harsh, blunt cuts. These styles are dependent on structure and since thin hair has trouble holding shape, it often leaves hair looking deflated. Shorter hair will also give the illusion of volume. As hair gets longer, the extra weight pulls it down and only emphasizes fine strands.
Wash Well and Wash Often
When it comes to your shampoo schedule, the finer the hair means the more often you’ll need to wash it. Unlike course hair, which can handle a few days without a wash, oil soaks right through thin strands. To get the most out of your washes, introduce a clarifying shampoo into your routine. It will remove that extra buildup from oils that have nowhere to go. Volumizing shampoo is also a worthwhile investment, for obvious reasons.
Use Thermal Protection
Thin hair is more prone to heat damage, so don’t skip the thermal protection. Look for one that won’t weigh your hair down, like Thermal Styling Spray – perfect for guilt free hot tool styling!
Hair color plays a big role in how full or fine your hair looks. The key is dimension. When your eye sees a variety of different shades, it associates it with more hair. All over color and ombre can make hair appear thinner, while adding slightly darker or lighter colors, like baby lights, gives the illusion of fuller strands.
Go Against the Grain
When you’re dealing with thin hair, every movement you make when styling should be an upward one. When blow drying and straightening, brush your roots up and away from your scalp. For an extra boost, blow dry and flat iron your hair to the opposite side you part, flipping it back over only when finished.
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