While scrolling down our Instagram feed, we are bombarded with pretty pictures of people blessed with voluminous, ultra-thick screenshot-worthy hair. Whereas me? My hair tends to fall flat by midday. The only time my hair looks and feels great is after getting an expensive hair spa at the salon.
Thin hair can quickly become flat hair. People often get confused when I harp on about my fine hair, but a lot of hair doesn't mean it's thick hair. Sometimes, you may notice that your strands are so fine that your overall hair lacks body, no matter the density, and it could definitely use a boost. After turning my nose up at literally every styling product and technique that came my way. I started hunting out some fool-proof thin hair tips.
With the right products and a few styling tricks, you can easily take some of the weight off your hair and revive those limp and lifeless locks. Keep reading to find the best hair-volumizing products and easy-to-do hacks to plump up your locks!
If you use styling gel, hairspray, or mousse on a daily basis, your hair may be suffering from product build-up. Product build-up is particularly nasty for fine hair because it weighs down hair that already lacks body.
Mix 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar with water. After shampooing and conditioning, pour the mixture over your hair evenly, working into your scalp. Let it sit for a couple of minutes before rinsing it out.
If the last time you actually used a mousse was in the 2000s, don't worry, it has come a long way since then. The new formulations will give volume to your hair without making it sticky or stiff.
Use a golf-ball sized amount onto your palm and slide it through your hair from the roots down to the mid-shaft. It will fluff up your strands while leaving them soft.
Today's dry shampoos are miracle products when it comes to adding plump to hair that's too soft, too oily, or too slick. If you have fine hair, dry shampoo should be a staple in your beauty supplies.
Shampooing our hair is one of the most mundane and time-consuming tasks (especially if you are blessed with long beautiful tresses). Enters Dry shampoo - A saviour on greasy hair days.
All you need to do is: Sprinkle or Spritz dry shampoo all along your hairline, let it dry for a couple of minutes, then brush it out. Not only does it buy you a day or two between washings, but it also soaks up oils and adds tons of body.
Most women have some natural waves in their hair. To bring yours out, spritz your damp hair with a salt spray of your choice. After this, scrunch it with your hands as your hair air dries.
You can buy a salt spray, or you make one yourself. A homemade salt spray recipe requires nothing more than Epsom salt, oil, and water, so it's both easy and cheap.
Curls are one of the greatest ways to add body and volume to hair. You can always use a good curling iron, but I always prefer rollers over iron as it helps ramp up the volume around the crown without using any heat. Hairstyling experts set their clients' hair in curlers no matter what style they're going for; from updos to long waves, they give the hair a lush fullness you can't get otherwise.
To use rollers, first rough-dry your hair, then start rolling two-inch hair sections from the ends all the way to the roots. Your hair should be fully dry before you remove the rollers. Loosen the curl with your fingers and set it using a hair setting spray.
Try these hacks to turn heads with your fabulous, gorgeous & voluminous locks!
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