If your hair is thin, difficult to style and nearly impossible to volumize, you can relax. Thin hair is a common problem and, with the right resources and knowledge, you can have that full bodied healthy hair you have longed for.
Consult your hair stylist. He or she brings experience with thin hair and is familiar with your hairstyle preferences. You want a style that will add volume and prevent it from looking flat and stringy. If your hair is slow to grow, finding the right haircut is even more important.
Start With the Right Haircut
Haircuts are the first step in giving thin hair a full body look. For this your stylist is the best resource. He or she can help you select the right hairstyle that will enhance the texture of your hair and complement your face shape. Typically haircuts for thin hair are shorter and layered to give a fuller and thicker look. Bobs and shags work well and can be easily styled at home.
Get Help From Styling Products
Next step is to add styling products. Women with fine hair can benefit from styling products made specifically for fine or thin hair. When using styling products in fine or thin hair, use the ‘less is more’ rule. Too much weighs down the hair making it more difficult to style. Ask your stylist for recommendations and demonstrations on how to use them.
Adjust Your Home Maintenance Routine
Here are a few more tips on how to maintain your fuller look at home:
- Brush your hair daily with a soft-bristle brush. “Too many of us brush our hair less and less the finer it gets — and that’s the worst thing you could do,” says women’s hair restoration specialist Lucinda Ellery.
- Blow dry your hair upside down. Drying your hair in the opposite direction that it grows produces maximum volume. An easy way to do this is to stand bent at the waist, and blow dry your hair as it falls toward the ground.
- Skip the daily shampoo. Even if you’re using the best shampoos and conditioners available, it is still imperative that you not shampoo your hair every day. It will take some getting used to, but your hair will thank you in the end.
While this hair care routine may take a little more effort than before, the results – full and thick looking hair – will be well worth it.
Our stylists are ready to help you select the best cut and salon products for your thin hair. Contact us for your next appointment.
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