How To Add Volume To Thin, Limp Hair

Written by Sanya HamdaniSep 16, 2023
How to add volume to thin, limp hair

If nature has blessed you with fine and limp hair, then you probably know the struggle of adding volume to your hair is far too real. On most days you blame it on the weather, genes or taking bad hair colouring decisions. But there are days you really wish your hair would just behave! 

Now we know you’re stuck at home due to the lockdown and your favourite hairstylist isn’t around to give you a hair treatment or work her magic blowdry, but there are some simple ways in which you can change the way your hair appears and guess what, you don’t even need to step out of the house for that. Take a look at six quick ways to get voluminous hair!



Spray some dry shampoo at the roots

For those who are reading this term for the first time, preconditioning refers to applying conditioner before shampoo. This new hair care trend works well for thin hair where conditioner often leaves hair looking limp. The Tresemme Beauty Full Volume range has been specifically formulated for this, use TRESemme Beauty-Full Volume Pre-Wash Conditioner first, wash off and then use TRESemme Beauty-Full Volume Shampoo for beautiful and voluminous hair.


Flip your hair over while blow-drying

Spray some dry shampoo at the roots

While blow-drying hair most women hold the hair dryer right on top of the hair. This blows air in the direction of your scalp and forces hair to settle down. Instead flip your hair over and blow air from below, your roots automatically get lifted off your scalp while drying and stay that way for a long time.


Use volume enhancing shampoo and conditioner

Spray some dry shampoo at the roots

A good shampoo and conditioner make all the difference in how your hair appears. Those with dandruff use anti-dandruff shampoos and women who have hair fall use anti-hair fall products. So when you wish to add volume to your hair, it’s a no brainer to look for volume enhancing products. The Sunsilk Coconut Water & Aloe Vera Volume Hair Shampoo gives twice the volume when used along with the Sunsilk Coconut Water & Aloe Vera Volume Hair Conditioner.



Spray some dry shampoo at the roots

Almost every woman with fine hair has heard of this technique. Backcombing as the name suggests involves combing/brushing your hair backwards to add volume to any hairstyle. Also, known as teasing, this technique has a bad rep as regular and rigorous backcombing can severely damage your tresses. So do this occasionally and with care.


Spray some dry shampoo at the roots

Spray some dry shampoo at the roots

Those with a naturally oily scalp often find it difficult to add volume to their hair because the roots lie flat. If oily or greasy scalp is your problem, make dry shampoo your best friend. Spray the TIGI Bed Head Oh Bee Hive Matte Dry Shampoo from a distance onto the roots of your hair to not only absorb excess oil, but also to volumise fine hair texture.

Pro tip: Change your parting 

If you style your hair a certain way or part it at one spot every day, chances are that your hair will naturally start to thin in that area. An easy way to add volume to your tresses is to change your parting. Flipping it at the opposite side will add instant volume at the crown. Plus, it’s a great way to switch up your look.

Sanya Hamdani

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Sanya Hamdani is a skincare enthusiast and lipstick hoarder, she truly believes no two red lipsticks look exactly alike. With a Master's degree in Communication & Journalism and 5+ years of digital writing experience up her sleeve, Sanya has some of the biggest beauty experts in the country on her speed dial. When she's not swatching products or writing about the latest trends in beauty, you will find her watching F.R.I.E.N.D.S. or cooking up a storm in the kitchen.


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