1. Add Some Color
Adding color to your hair is a low-effort way to keep it looking full. Color-treated hair cuticles become slightly rough, which can add some much-needed volume to your curls. Color can also add shine to your hair, bouncing light away before it hits your scalp to give the illusion of fullness.
What color should you add to your hair? Lighter shades may make your hair look slightly transparent — essentially, the opposite of voluminous. Instead, opt for darker shades of brown or auburn. Maintain your color for full curls with virtually no effort.
2. Shampoo More Often
With curly hair, you might be used to shampooing just once or twice per week. But to add volume to thin curly hair, frequent shampooing could be just what you need.
Washing your hair often prevents product from building up and weighing you down, which can decrease volume. Shampooing can also encourage your hair cuticles to expand, making your hair look fuller.
Using the right shampoo is also a must. A specially tailored cleanser like the Prose Custom Shampoo can help you get the most out of every wash.
3. Diffuse and Lift
Diffusers are great tools for adding volume to curly hair. This blow-dryer attachment disperses the air over large sections of your hair to set your curls without flattening them. To get the most volume, diffuse your hair in an upward motion along your part to give your curls an extra lift.
4. Go Easy on the Product
For fine, curly hair, a little product goes a long way. Even useful products can weigh down your curls when too much is applied. To avoid this, cut back on the amount of product you use to style your hair, adding more only when necessary.
Products like hair gel may feel heavy even when used sparingly. To avoid this, opt for a styling gel with a lighter formula or one designed specifically for your hair. And if you ever use too much, try these tricks to get gel out of your hair in a pinch.
5. Rethink Your Deep Condition
Unlike shampoo, more conditioner likely won’t add volume to your hair. In fact, too much conditioner on thin hair may leave it flat and greasy. Luckily, you can avoid this by changing the way you condition.
Instead of saturating your hair in conditioner from root to tip, start at the midsection. Applying conditioner only to the length and ends of your hair (not the roots) will ensure you get the right amount of product. That way, you can hydrate and nourish your hair with deep conditioners without losing any volume.
6. Find the Perfect Hair Oil
Oil might be the last thing you want to add to thin hair, but it may be just what you need to keep your hair looking full.
Hair oil can promote better scalp health, which can add volume to curly hair from the inside out. It can also be used as a treatment to protect your hair before styling. Hair oil ingredients like peppermint and tea tree can even increase blood circulation to your scalp, keeping your cuticles firm and full.
Not sure how to use hair oil? Follow this guide to reap the benefits of this versatile product.
7. Get Trimmed Regularly
For curly hair, one of the best ways to maintain fullness is to get regular trims. This keeps the ends of your hair healthy to prevent them from weighing down the rest of your hair. Getting a trim every 6 to 8 weeks helps keep your hair fresh and voluminous while still leaving room for it to grow.
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Your hair is only as healthy as what you put into it. Custom-made products from Prose are specially tailored to meet your hair needs. Add volume to thin curly hair for good. Take the Prose hair consultation quiz today to get your customized formula.
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