Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Styling for Volume
Those with fine or thinning hair know it's hard to achieve the "full head of hair" look. No matter the style or length, there are some tricks and great products that help.
TRICKS: They are all about lifting the hair root away from the scalp!
Change your part! Through the years we've had the same part, mostly because that's where are hair falls naturally. By changing the part, we lift the hair that's been lying flat against the head.
Teasing the underside! You don't need a harsh back comb; just a gentle tease. This creates friction and it lifts the top hairs.
Blow dry upside down. This technique insures you get the hair closest to your scalp lifted away from the head. When to flip your head back over, style quickly without excess brushing which will pull the hair back towards the head.
Use hot rollers. These are quick and easy! It doesn't take long to throw a few rollers in and requires far less time that using a flat iron or curling iron.
Crimp your roots. Remember the '80's when the full head of hair was crimped. Well dig that styling tool back out. Lift the top hair and secure it. Now crimp the under-hair of your style near the roots. It will lift those top hairs.
Sleep in a bun. When hair is slightly damp, create a high, loose bun using a scrunchie (not a tight band that will leave marks). This lifts hair away from the scalp as it dries. In the morning you have lots of lift and gentle waves.
Color your hair. If this is an option for you, hair color will give it texture so it's not so slippery and makes it look fuller. If you don't want full on color, adding a few highlights. Multidimensional color gives the illusion of movement. Hair color also slightly expands the hair shaft.
Get a hair cut. Your stylists can create a hair style that makes hair look fuller by adding layers. Mid-length to short styles work best as longer hair weighs down the hair, pulling it down and closer to the scalp. The layers should be placed into the hair, not on the ends or too close to the scalp for maximum movement and volume.
Volumizing Shampoos & Conditioners help to change the texture of your hair. They are very light weight so don't weigh down the hair. They make hair appear fuller, bouncier and more full of body.
Thickening Shampoos & Conditioners infuse proteins and collagen into the hair so it thickens each strand. They also will often contain ingredients that promote hair growth such as biotin, ginseng and vitamin E.
Mousse is an absolute "go to" for those with thin or fine hair. Not only does it amp up the volume, but helps you to style hair and hold the style all day.
Dry Shampoo should be on every beauty shelf. Washing hair every day can cause breakage and hair loss for those with thin and fine hair. Dry shampoo will soak up the excess oil and dirt; it will also lift up the hair roots making hair look fuller.