Managing thin hair is not easy. Not only do you have to protect it from breakage and hair fall but also keep a dry shampoo handy as it gets greasy real quick. Hairstyling is no piece of cake either when it comes to fine hair. Every hairstyle you want to flaunt looks lifeless and limp and it’s just not fair if you ask us.
But wait, isn’t beauty all about illusions, anyway? Just like you can make your lips look fuller with a lipgloss and your eyes look bigger with a swipe of kajal, you can also make your flat hair appear seemingly thicker with some pro hairstyling tricks.
Here are some fine hairstyling tips (pun intended) that can make your thin and flat hair look thicker and make your hairstyles appear voluminous.
- A blowdryer is your best friend
- Create a deep side parting
- Rock a braid
- Bouffant hairstyles
- Add hair accessories
A blowdryer is your best friend
Before styling your hair, swear by a quick blow-drying routine. Use a texturising hairspray or hair mousse on dry hair first and run your fingers through the hair instead of brushing it. Then blow-dry your hair by flipping it upside down. This technique will provide a lift at the roots and make your hair appear much thicker.
Create a deep side parting
While centre parting gives you a sleeker look, a dramatic side parting can make your hair look more voluminous. By putting your hair together on one side, you are working against the roots, which are usually weighed down. You can also pin the smaller section of the part at the back of your head and bring all your hair to the front from one side for a stunning and fuller-looking hairstyle.
Rock a braid
If you thought braids are only meant for girls with naturally thick hair (aka the blessed ones), you are wrong. To best way to rock the braid with your fine hair is to pick the right braid style. Instead of closely weaved braids like Dutch or French, go for boho or fishtail braids that give an illusion of a fuller mane. When you are done braiding your hair, tug and pull the strands to make it fuller and thicker.
When in doubt, go for the 60s bouffant hairstyles. It can make even the limpest and flattest of mane look oh-so voluminous. Simply tease your hair from the crown by backcombing it. Push the teased section to front and pin it to form a bouffant. This goes with any hairstyle you want to sport, from half up half down to chignon bun to high ponytail and looks equally gorgeous on all.
Add hair accessories
A clever way to fake voluminous hairstyles is to put some hair accessories like clip-on extensions, foam buns and inserts while styling your hair. These babies can help you flaunt a puffed up bun, longer and fuller ponytail and a thicker mane in no time. You can also wear a chic headband with your ponytail or braid and push forward to create a quiff and bump up the flat front.