How to Add Volume to Fine Hair – These 9 Ways
Does your hair tend to be flat and lifeless? Do you envy people with masses of volume and loads of bounce in their hair? Well it is possible to add volume to fine hair. You just need to know how.
Get off to a good start
One of the best ways to add volume to fine hair is to start with the right shampoo and conditioner. Choose products that have been specially created to add body and volume as they are carefully formulated to be light weight and won’t weigh your hair down. Something like Moroccanoil Extra Volume shampoo and conditioner is perfect.
Don’t wash your volume down the drain
Even if you’re using the right products you don’t want to wash your hair too often. Over-washing makes hair flyaway and limp. Try cutting back to washing two or three times a week and use a dry shampoo like KMS Make-over spray if you need to on the days in-between. This will absorb any oil as well as add bulk and volume.
How the right style will add volume to fine hair
You can only work with the hair you have. soif you have fine hair you have to embrace it and make the most of it, rather than dreaming of what will never be. Start by choosing a style that works well with fine hair – and there are plenty of them. Shorter cuts will make fine hair appear thicker and fuller, as will the careful use of layers.
Whatever style you’re thinking about, talk to your Lifestyle stylist. They will be able to advise what will work best for you depending on your face shape and lifestyle.
Make volumising mousse your best friend
Volumising mousse is a great way to add volume to fine hair. We like Paul Mitchell extra body Sculpting Foam, Apply to the roots of towel dried hair before blow drying to add in volume and lift.
Know our blow dry secrets
Blow drying your hair away from your scalp is a great trick to add volume to fine hair. There are two ways to do this. You can either blow dry your hair upside down and let gravity do the work, or alternatively blow dry with a medium to large, round brush and pull your hair up and away from the scalp. Either way you’ll be adding in plenty of that all important volume.
Back comb or tease your hair
Yes, it might sound a bit 1990s, but gently back combing fine hair can be a great way of adding in some volume at the roots. Go carefully though and not too frequently or you could end up damaging your hair. Lift up a section of hair and use a precise, downward stroke with your comb on the underside of the section. Lie the section down so that the smooth hair hides the teased hair.
Fall back in love with rollers
Now we know many of you think rollers are something your granny used to use decades ago. But guess what. Granny knew best. Rollers are a brilliant way to add volume to fine hair and they won’t cause damage either. Even better, with Velcro rollers now available they’re so much easier to use than granny’s ever were. Just remember to leave them in at least until your hair is completely dry – and longer if possible – to get the best possible effect.
Get creative with colour
Adding different shades of colour to fine hair can give the illusion of fullness because the hair becomes mulit-dimensional. So talk to your hairdresser about adding in highlights or lowlights to help make you hair appear thicker.
Extensions aren’t just about adding length, they can be used really effectively to add volume as well. As long as you use good quality extensions you won’t damage your hair and teamed with a great cut they’re a great way of adding volume on a semi-permanent basis. Find out more about Extensions at a Lifestyle Salon.