5 Expert Tips For Volumizing Fine Hair
Whether you have fine individual strands (but lots of them) or are frustrated by thinning hair, having a few styling and hair care tricks up your sleeve can help you achieve volume and fullness without hiring a 24/7 glam squad.
Here, 5 expert tips for volumizing fine hair.
1. Minimize Oily Roots
Washing your fine hair too often will leave you with flat, greasy roots. That’s because fine hair is smaller in diameter, so you’re likely to have more hairs per square centimeter, and this means more oil-releasing glands.
Every time you wash your hair, these glands release extra sebum, your hair’s natural oil, to try to compensate for what’s been washed away. To help combat this, use a sulfate-free clarifying shampoo and stick to lukewarm water with a cold rinse to finish. This will help remove dirt and product build-up, stop excess sebum production and lock in shine.
Dry shampoo is great for helping to soak up excess oils at roots for second or third-day hair, but it can also be great for adding volume. Just spray onto the roots and massage in with your fingers. Not only will it help soak up excess oiliness, it’ll also help to create that extra ‘lift’ you’re after.
2. Try An Overnight Hairstyle for No-Heat Volume
For those of you who prefer to wash your hair in the PM, this tip is for you. Lightly dry your hair and pull it up in a single or double top knot, making sure to twist away from your face. When you wake up and shake it out, you should be left with a lift at the roots. Make sure to either use a satin scrunchie or coiled hair elastic to prevent any unwanted creases.
3. Change How You Blowdry Your Hair
If you’re an early bird and prefer to wash your hair in the morning, it’s all in how you dry your hair. Once your hair is a little more than halfway dry, flip your head upside down and continue to dry from the roots upwards. To finish off, use a large boar bristle round brush and turn down the heat to medium, lifting at the roots around the crown. A blast of cold air to finish will help set your style for the day.
4. Limit your use of finishing products
A lot of finishing sprays and waxes are too heavy for fine hair. Not only will they weigh down strands, making styling difficult, but they can also make roots oily faster.
Instead, volumize your hair the natural way. Choose shampoos, conditioners and masks which are full of active ingredients, like carob seed extract, organic honey, cornstarch and soy protein to that naturally add volume and body. If your hair is thinning, pea sprout extract can help revitalize your scalp, preventing further hair loss.
You can also ditch your shine spray by investing in a silk pillowcase. You’ll wake up to shiny hair without the need for products because silk’s natural properties reduce the amount of friction your hair goes through while you’re asleep. Bonus: The fabric also helps to avoid bed head and split ends.
5. Get Regular trims
Ask your stylist for very light layers to add bounce without thinning out hair or try an on-trend blunt cut. Shorter, more playful styles are best for fine hair as the longer your hair is, the more it’ll be weighed down and lie flat to your head.
Everyday our hair is exposed to several factors that cause damage, especially to fine hair. Take our consultation here to discover the ingredients your hair needs to help shield it from environmental and styling damages.