Having thin hair can be both, a blessing and a curse. Wait, thin hair can be a blessing? Yes, if you look at the bright side – your strands don’t require as much hair product and it is naturally smooth and silky.
But of course, there are downsides too; from lack of volume to not being able to try different hairstyles, the struggles are far too real. However, did you know certain hair care habits may also be responsible for the lack of volume in your hair? Therefore, we’ve prepared a list of dos and don’ts that every girl with thin hair should follow. Take a look…
- Spritz sea salt spray before blow-drying your hair
Thin hair lacks volume and texture; spritzing a little bit of sea salt spray such as the TONI & GUY Hair Casual Sea Salt Texturising Spray before blow-drying will make your hair look voluminous and ease the styling process.
- Use dry shampoo in between washes
One rule every girl with thin hair should follow is to avoid washing their hair every day. If your scalp gets oily or dirty, use a dry shampoo. The TIGI Bed Head Oh Bee Hive Matte Dry Shampoo absorbs excess oil, adds volume at the root and makes hair feel clean and fresh.
- Blow-dry hair upside down
The way you dry your hair also determines how it looks. One way to add volume at the roots if you have thin hair is by blow-drying your hair upside down.
- Apply conditioner to the scalp
Your scalp produces enough oil to keep itself nourished; it’s the strands that need nourishment. It is recommended to apply conditioner only to the shaft and tips; applying conditioner on the scalp will make it look greasy and weigh your hair down.
- Go for a layered haircut
Layered haircut looks stunning on naturally voluminous hair, however, in an attempt to add volume to thin hair, don’t opt for a layered haircut. It will only make your tresses look limp and thin.
- Put on a lot of hair care product
While there are recommended portion sizes of each hair product, hair texture and length should also be considered while applying a product. Too much of anything will only weight down your tresses.
Written by Sanya Hamdani on Apr 16, 2020
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.