Fine or thin hair – this hair type lacks natural bounce, flexibility and vitality. In most cases looks and feels dry, brittle, lifeless and is more prone to damage than the thicker hair.
Thin hair needs serious care to prevent fried look and to add volume and shine.
So many women have thin hair. It could be genetic but also could be caused by stress, poor nutrition, not enough sleep, aging, smoking, pollution, unhealthy lifestyle, etc.
Since all of us dream to have a full-bodied, smooth and shiny mane, we have chosen these hair care tips to help you make your thin strands thicker and full of life
The right hair products
Use volumizing hair products to create thicker look. The shampoo for volume eliminates dirt and hair product residues from your hair and scalp and makes it weightless.
Apply the volumizing conditioner only to the strands, avoiding the roots. Remember to rinse thoroughly to remove all the traces of hair products.
At least once every other week eliminate build up from your locks with apple cider vinegar or a good clarifying shampoo.
Use hair products containing collagen, soy lecithin, or keratin. These ingredients increase the thickness of the strands. The proteins accumulate beneath the cuticle and make it thicker. This effect is cumulative, increases over the time.
If your hair is thin and oily, use volumizing hair products containing panthenol.
The hair thickening products contain active ingredients that invigorate the scalp and stimulate healthy hair growth.
When choosing hair products, be sure they do not contain sulfates, parabens, and petrochemicals. In some cases and specific skin conditions sulfates can cause thinning hair.
Before shampooing, pamper your hair with a rich hydrating hair treatment to add moisture and elasticity to fine locks. Honey is a good natural hair conditioner, has antibacterial and soothing properties, too. Cover the scalp and the strands; leave it for 30-60 minutes and rinse.
For extremely thin hair, you can enrich your shampoo with gelatin. It makes hair naturally bouncing.
To create thickness and volume in seconds use dry shampoo.
Another hair product that gives instant volume is the mousse. Just be careful with the amount, any excess will weight down your tresses.
Get the right hair color
For thicker looking hair lighten up your base hair color one or two shades. Lighter colors add optical volume. You can perm your hair roots just enough to add volume.
Get a good haircut
Consult with your hair stylist and choose a haircut that will add volume to your hair and will suit you. With the right haircut your lock can look thicker.
Enhance your haircut with a good hair styling techniques
Blow-dry your hair with the head upside down to make your mane airy and bouncing. The diffuser can do the job, too.
Divide damp hair into four sections, then each section divide into three more. Work a small amount of hair mousse trough the roots and blow-dry. Avoid silicone serums.
When applying hairspray, again, do it with the head upside-down, keeping the product at some distance and lifting up the locks with hand. Then head up and apply a little more hairspray to the roots.
These styling techniques are ideal if your hair is very thin.
You can also use large rollers to add glamorous volume and texture to the tresses.
Hair extensions are another option to make your locks looking thicker.