Battling With Fine And Thin Hair? Here Are The Best Tips For More Volume
For the most part, having thin or fine hair is useful as it is easy to manage, can perform well slicked back and is quite versatile when it comes to styling. Thin hair refers to the density of the hair, or in simple terms, how much hair you actually have on your head, while fine hair refers to the actual thickness of your individual hair strands.
Whichever you have, anyone with fine and thin hair will tell you that locking in luscious curls or adding volume can be rather challenging. It certainly requires more effort and dedication when styling, especially since fine hair is more fragile and prone to breakage, whereas other textures arent as the strands are stronger and thicker.
If thicker and fuller hair is what your heart desires, your styling advisors at Frizz have got you covered with the following tips.
Get To The Root Of The Problem
Believe it or not but the nature of your hair may be a result of your diet and vitamin intake (or lack thereof). According to a recent interview conducted by Allure, hairstylist Jennifer Yepez stated that taking the correct vitamins and minerals regularly has a direct impact on one’s hair. Most women know the importance of omega oil and biotin in their diets, but a great multivitamin includes all the essential ingredients for healthy hair in one supplement.
We really recommend Newtrino tablets for men and women, it’s specifically formulated to rejuvenate the hair follicles and stimulate hair growth.
Lay A Good Foundation
Thin, fine hair needs a good base to function and perform under volumising conditions. Believe it or not, the most important step in getting volume starts in the shower. That’s why we recommend a lightweight volumising shampoo and conditioner which will provide the hair with natural moisture. This conditioner weightlessly conditions fine hair, improves combability and adds body and strength, making hair feel fuller. Alternating between your regular hair products and those that give volume will assist you when you get to the styling process.
Conditioner tip: Ensure that when you apply conditioner, you avoid the scalp as this will leave your hair looking greasy after just a few hours. Apply the conditioner from the midsection to the ends from about the height of the top of your ear. Should you have the advantage of having thin and wavy hair, to add volume, scrunch the hair from the ends with the conditioner in and leave it to air dry. This will provide your hair with added volume and natural-looking locks. A great product to use for scrunching and air drying would be the BC Collagen Volume Boost Perfect Foam by Schwarzkopf.
Invest In The Right Products
Once you have washed and conditioned your locks, wring out the excess water and add your products. To ensure that you get the lift in volume that you want, apply a lightweight volumising spray from the roots to the tip of your hair.
Adding the spray to your roots will add an illusional lift in the texture and density of your hair, giving you naturally thicker-looking hair. Once applied, add a lightweight curling mousse/foam by scrunching it into the ends of your hair to create natural, volumising hair.
Many people are scared to use volumizing products on their hair, however, naturally thinner hair needs the added product to increase the size of the individual hair strands.
Get The Right Do and Add a Dash of Colour
Not only does a hair cut increase the hair’s natural growing process by removing dead and split ends, but it can also transform the density of one’s hair from thin and dull to full, lavish locks with oodles of volume and depth.
According to Brightside, hairstylists recommend that the perfect length for fine hair is no lower than below the shoulder. The shorter the cut, the more fuller-bodied the hair will look despite its natural thinness.
Another alternative is to opt for the messy, uneven do where the hair is layered and choppy. This creates a further illusion of luscious, thick locks.
If you don’t feel committed to changing your hairstyle by cutting, why not opt for a different colour? Many stylists have encouraged their clients to change up their colour with some highlights or a balayage and shatush method that incorporates different shades of the same colour, bringing extra body and vibrance to what once may have been one solid shade.
Blow Dry NOT Blow Fry
One trick that many miss is the technique of blow-drying your hair with your hair forward. Flipping your hair forward, not only defies gravity but also ensures that the air being blown through the hair adds double the amount of volume once you flip your hair back.
Another trick is to airate your hair with cool or cold air, before or after, you flip the hair back. By cooling it down, the volume remains longer. Reducing the temperature of your hairdryer is important. Overheating the roots will result in more oil being secreted, therefore reducing the volume with thin and fine hair.
Important tip: If you are using an ionic blow dryer, turn off that setting as ions can kill the volume.
If you still don’t feel completely confident when adding the volume, chat to one of our Frizz consultants for expert advice – simply type your questions in the chatbox on the right! You can also follow us on Instagram or Facebook where we share our expert tips.