Volumizing hair is easy! While there are some upsides to having thin hair (like you can blow dry it quickly, and it’s not as heavy or hot as thick hair), there are also some downsides.
For one, it is more prone to looking stringy. Two, it can also be harder to style because it always goes flat. Three, it can look almost non-existent when put in a braid or ponytail.
However, for my fellow ladies out there with thin hair, there are a few tricks that can help you get some volume. Here we will cover five tips from getting the right haircut and products to a few helpful techniques.
Let’s get right into it!
Volumizing hair goals
When volumizing hair, it’s important to keep the end goals in mind. We don’t just want big hair, but we do want our thin hair to look healthier and filler, and relying solely on volumizing shampoo or volumizing products isn’t always an option—but they do help! It’s about creating the perfect balance between a volumizing haircut, using products that won’t cause build up or weigh down your thin hair, and it is just as vital to get the technique and volumizing equipment right.
#1 Opt for a volumizing haircut
A mid-length or short cut with lots of layers will give your hair a bouncy, thicker appearance. Conversely, long hair cut all one length will look flatter and finer. The longer the hair, the more it’s weighed down. If you love your long hair and can’t part with it, consider adding layers to get a boost.
#2 Get the right volumizer products
Here are your 5 hair necessities to always have on hand:
- Volumizing shampoo
- Weightless conditioner
- Airy, featherweight mousse
- Root boosting spray
- Finishing hairspray
The shampoo will help to give you volume while the weightless conditioner won’t weigh it back down. Mousse and root boosting spray contribute to give your hair a little more texture, and the finishing spray will hold your style in place.
#3 Use the right styling tools
Here are your must-have styling tools. Don’t leave home without them:
- A good blow dryer with multiple settings
- Velcro rollers
- Boar bristle brush
Velcro rollers will give your hair body, as the curls make it look fuller. Furthermore, your blow dryer and bristle brush are your best friends. While straightening irons have been popular in past years, they are the adversary of thin hair. These will only make your hair look thinner and less voluminous. So skip the straightener and think along the lines of expanding your hair, not flattening it.
#4 Blow dry for volume
It is easy to understand why blow drying your hair using a large brush and flipping your head upside down would create a voluminous look. And, this simple step can make a world of difference for thin haired gals. Be sure to use your volumizing spray and then finish off the blow dry with a spritz of lightweight hairspray.
#5 Tease, tease, tease
Ok, so maybe it sounds a bit 80’s, but you know what? It works. Tease your hair to give it a fuller look. A good technique is to work around your natural part. Hold up a section of hair and tease the underside of it, so the top looks smooth. Then you can work down to the another section beneath that section and repeat. Work all the way around your part, on the left side, right side, and back side. Don’t go overboard but doing this can add that little bit of oomph you are looking hoping to achieve.
With thin hair, you can have the best of both worlds. Get a fuller look when you want it but enjoy the lightweight benefits. Keep these tools on hand, tips in mind, and embrace that thin hair of yours!
Jessica Walrack is a gal from California who loves to write. She has been freelance writing for 4 years while traveling the world. Jessica specializes in travel, fashion. health, and all things beauty-related.