Who doesn’t want Priyanka Chopra’s abundant luscious tresses. Unfortunately, not all of us are blessed with a bouncy mane. But before you break down in despair, read on for tips, tricks and magical formulas to help you battle fine, lifeless and flat hair. In fact, not only will your fine hair look thicker, some of our finds will actually MAKE your hair thicker.
Get a layered cut
Start by getting your hair styled in layers. As celebrity hair stylist Teresa Chen says, “Cutting hair in one length leads to flatness, whereas cutting in layers that are tapered or at an angle give a lightness to hair to make it look fuller. To get the haircut best suited to your hair click here.
You’ve probably heard that shampooing daily is a no-no but fine hair needs to be washed often to keep it from getting weighed down by oil and dirty. Use a thickening shampoo like Schwarzkopf Bonacure Volume Boost Shampoo or Kiehl’s Ultimate Thickening Shampoo. And don’t be afraid to use conditioners containing fibers or wheat germ that coat strands to plump them up and look thicker. We recommend Bottega Di Lungavita Balsamo Fine Hair Conditioner Balm that contains Ginseng, Gingko Biloba and Vitamins to reinforce and thicken strands.
Style with Dry Shampoo and Powders
Fine hair tends to be oily, so the last thing you need is styling products that are too rich or oil-based because they leave your hair in a greasy mess. Avoid gels, waxes and pomades and stock up on dry shampoo like Batiste Dry Shampoo Instant Hair Refresh Sassy or formulas like Nanogen Locking Mist that keeps hair in place and boosts shine without making it look flat.
Volumize your blowout
What you need is an elegant, sleek hairdo with enough volume at the roots so that it doesn’t look flat. To create natural volume, apply a styling product like Hair4Real Hair Spray at the roots that locks fibers in place even under water, and is enriched with natural ingredients like Rosemary, Lavender and Vitamins B3 and B5 to promote hair-growth. Then blow dry with your head turned upside down, winding a round brush like Kent KS30 Small Blow Drying Brush for Short to Medium Hair at the roots to create lift. Let it uncoil to create soft volume.
Sleep on it
Another way to create texture and add body to fine hair is to go to bed after braiding it or tying up hair in a high knot. For longer hair separate strands into chunks and roll from the bottom up around fabric strips to create Bohemian curls that last all day. Use a tie that doesn’t pull at hair. We swear by Invisibobble Hair Ring – Candy Pink – Pack Of 3 that prevents split ends and breakage.
Treat thinning hair at the root
Thinning hair isn’t the same as fine hair. While fine hair refers to each strand being thin, thinning hair is caused by hair loss that creates bigger spaces between strands. The long term solution is taking a biotin supplement like INLIFE Hair Skin and Nails, 60 Tablets With 10, 000 mcg Biotin, For Hair Fallthat stimulates hair growth or using a hair building fiber like Nanogen Hair Fibre – Dark Brown made of natural, statically charged, colored Keratin protein that make hair look fuller in seconds.
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