If we had to list down some of the most annoying beauty woes, thin, limp hair would definitely feature in the top ranks. It looks unflattering, greasy and flat even after blow drying the crap out of it. Are you nodding aggressively to what you just read? Then we’ve got just the solution for you. Ahead, we’ve listed down some insane tips and tricks to add volume to thin hair. Keep reading and don’t forget to bookmark this page, cause it’s about to become your go-to.
- 01. Use a volume-boosting shampoo and conditioner
- 02. Blow dry your hair upside down
- 03. Add layers to your hair
- 04. Make dry shampoo your BFF
- 05. Clip-in extensions
01. Use a volume-boosting shampoo and conditioner
Swap your existing shampoos and conditioners with volume-boosting gems like the paraben-free TRESemmé Thick An Full Shampoo + Conditioner. Infused with biotin that helps you grow out thick, luscious locks and protein that retains moisture and adds oodles of volume for thicker-looking hair, this product is a godsend for anyone looking to add volume to their thin hair, aka YOU!
02. Blow dry your hair upside down
Once you’re out of the shower, air dry your hair till it’s 80% dry and then bend forward and flip your hair in the front and blow-dry it. So when you blow-dry your hair normally, you’re smoothing it down. But when you blow-dry it upside down, you’re causing the roots to lift off the scalp, and giving you maximum volume. A super easy and effective trick.
03. Add layers to your hair
Do you remember the amazing layer cut Rachel had in Friends? Well, that haircut is about to be your best friend because it is the perfect cut to fake volume into your tresses. The 90s layer haircut will give an illusion of bouncy, voluminous hair while also framing your face to perfection! If you’re not a fan of this cut, you can always ask your hairstylist to give you a multi-layered cut.
BB pro tip: Go for highlights and lowlights with this haircut for an extra boost of volume!
04. Make dry shampoo your BFF
We can bet our life savings on the fact that you’ve been in a situation where your hair looks straight out of a shampoo ad commercial on hair wash days and greasy and limp the very next day more than once. While washing your hair every day is a big no-no, you can turn to a dry shampoo in-between washes to revive your mane. The Dove Volume and Fullness Dry Shampoo instantly removes oil and refreshes hair, while adding oodles of volume and fullness. A true-blue thin hair saviour.
05. Clip-in extensions
Clip-in extensions are perfect if you’re looking for a semi-permanent solution to your thin hair woes. They’re easy to use and give you the desired volume without much effort. Just lift a section of your hair and clip on the hair extensions and you’re sorted. They come in all colours and textures so pick your favourite and be on your way!
Written by Anyuktha Nallani on Dec 16, 2021
As a skincare and makeup hoarder who watched The Devil Wears Prada a hundred times, this seems like the perfect place to be! A writer with a degree in fashion, I love everything beauty, fashion, art, and literature. When I’m not working, you will find me talking about energy cleansing, binge reading books and binge watching Kdramas while trying to select the right shade of lipstick to go grocery shopping!