If you are someone who has thin hair that lacks volume, then you may be familiar with the constant struggle of trying to make it appear fuller and more voluminous. For this, you might end up resorting to using heat styling tools to give your hair that lift and bounce, amirite? Well, what if we tell you that you can add volume to your flat, thin hair without the use of heat styling tools? Yes, really.
All you need is a few smart styling hacks and pro tips up your sleeve coupled with some lifestyle and hair care tweaks to completely transform those limp strands and give them oodles of volume and body. Read on, because you are about to unlock the secrets to your best hair yet…
- 01. Get a shorter haircut
- 02. Use a volumising shampoo
- 03. Blow-dry upside down
- 04. Change your hair parting
01. Get a shorter haircut
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When thin hair grows longer, it feels weighed down making it appear finer and flatter. But if you have shorter hair, your hair can easily manage the weight; thereby ensuring that it looks voluminous and healthy. So, the next time you visit the salon, don’t be afraid to chop off a few inches — trust us, you will be thanking us for this.
02. Use a volumising shampoo
Using the wrong kind of shampoo can end up making your hair look finer and flatter than they already are. If you notice that your hair looks flat the very next day after shampooing, know that it’s time to replace your shampoo. Avoid using creamy formulas as they weigh your hair down; instead, opt those for a volumising shampoo like the TIGI Bed Head Fully Loaded Volume Shampoo for Fine Hair. This shampoo deposits active ingredients onto the hair (called uploader technology) giving you instant, long-lasting volume and lift.
03. Blow-dry upside down
On occasions when you do need to blow-dry your hair, ensure that you do so by flipping your hair upside down. This concentrates the heat on your roots and lifts the strands away from your scalp. But before blow-drying your hair, spray on a generous amount of the Toni & Guy Hair Casual Sea Salt Texturising Spray and wait for 30 seconds to allow the product to work. This little trick will transform your hair game and how. Wanna bet?
04. Change your hair parting
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Switching your hair parting is the quickest way to add lift to limp, flat hair. Flip your part to the opposite side of how you naturally wear it to create instant volume at the crown. Another trick that builds a lot of height: create a deep side part on the opposite side of your natural part and apply a firm-hold product like the TIGI Bed Head Manipulator Styling Cream for Texture and Hold. Wait a few minutes for it to settle and then flip the hair back to its natural part and smooth hair into place