How To Add Volume to Thin Hair

Give your thin hair volume and fullness in a few simple steps.

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Nearly every woman strives to have a mane of thick, voluminous hair. Sometimes, however, genetics make it necessary to put extra time and effort into livening up limp, lifeless locks. If you have thin hair, you've probably noticed that it falls flat and looks stringy before the end of the day. One of the easiest ways to make thin hair appear thicker is by using hair products specifically formulated for thin hair. Don't worry about breaking the bank; many such hair products are affordable and available at your local drug store. It only take s a few extra minutes to give your hair the boost it desperately needs.

1.

Visit your hair stylist for a new 'do. This is especially true if you have long hair that is all one length. Adding layers and even bangs can instantly add volume to thin hair. Explain to your stylist that you're looking for a style that will make your hair look fuller and have more body. She should know exactly how to cut your hair to give the illusion of thick hair.

2.

Pay attention to what you drink and eat. Drink plenty of water to keep your hair healthy and hydrated from within. Avoid going on any drastic diets that have you omit an entire food group (or more) to lose a few pounds. If you aren't getting the proper nutrients from all of the food groups, your hair will tend to look dull and drab. If you have a busy lifestyle and can't always get all of your fruits and veggies, take a multivitamin every day. This will make both your hair and body healthier

3.

Wash your hair with a shampoo designed for use on thin hair. Because thin, fine hair is more prone to looking stringy, wash your hair every day.

4.

Condition your hair using a conditioner formulated for thin hair. And remember, a little conditioner goes a long way. Overconditioning your hair can also result in its looking flat and stringy.

5.

Towel dry your hair after getting out of the shower and comb your hair using a wide-toothed comb. Hair professionals recommend combing rather than brushing wet or damp hair as the comb is less likely to cause damage to your hair.

6.

Apply a small amount of volume-boosting hair product evenly throughout your hair with your fingers. You can choose from gel, mousse, spray gel, hair cream and a variety of other products. If you have naturally wavy or curly hair, you can also find a formula that will both enhance your waves and add volume.

7.

Limit your use of hairdryers and other heated styling tools, such as flat irons. This will keep your hair healthy and avoid unnecessary damage that can take its toll. When you do use heat on your hair, use a low to medium setting rather than the hottest setting possible. Use a diffuser attachment on your hairdryer to add volume. If you don't have a diffuser, you can dry your hair upside down to naturally create fullness.

Things You'll Need

 

1.Multivitamin

3.Conditioner (formulated for thin hair)

5.Volume-adding hair products

2.Shampoo (formulated for thin hair)

4.Comb

 

Tips & Tricks

 

If it's in your budget, getting extensions will make your hair fuller and thicker.

 

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