Ah, thin hair! If this is your hair type, faking volume and maintaining your hairstyle are probably your main goals. That’s because when you have thin hair, it can often times fall flat before you even have time realize it. The good news is, there are certain things you can do to help make your mane look more voluminous and keep your style in place better. Follow the below tips for caring for thin hair. Let’s pump up the volume!
1. Use a System of Hair Care Products Formulated for Thin Hair
When you have thin hair, caring for it starts in the shower. Use a system of shampoo and conditioner formulated for thin hair, like the L’Oréal Paris EverStrong Thickening Shampoo and the L’Oréal Paris EverStrong Thickening Conditioner. The EverPure Sulfate-Free Hair and Scalp system helps weak, thinning hair look thicker while caring for the scalp.
The L’Oréal Paris EverStrong Thickening Shampoo helps gently remove buildup of excess oils, environmental pollutants, and product for a purified scalp. Gently massage the shampoo onto wet hair, then rinse. Follow up with the L’Oréal Paris EverStrong Thickening Conditioner, which helps moisturize and provide nourishment that soothes the scalp while fortifying each strand. Leave the conditioner on for 1-2 minutes, then rinse.
Another option: The L’Oréal Paris Hair Expert Volume Filler Thickening Shampoo and L’Oréal Paris Hair Expert Volume Filler Thickening Conditioner. The system of shampoo and conditioner helps to generate a thicker feel and infuse lasting volume over time. Massage the shampoo into wet hair, lather, then rinse. Then, apply the conditioner and leave it on for 1-2 minutes before rinsing out.
2. Add Volumizing Styling Products to Your Routine
Hate how limp your locks look a little while after blow-drying your hair? You may want to consider using different styling products. After using the L’Oréal Paris Hair Expert Volume Filler Thickening Shampoo and L’Oréal Paris Hair Expert Volume Filler Thickening Conditioner, apply the L’Oréal Paris Hair Expert Volume Filler Densifying Gelee evenly to damp hair, then style. For max volume, lift your roots with your brush while blow-drying.
Mousse is another product that can help amp up the look of volume on this hair. Try the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle BOOST IT Volume Inject Mousse, which offers long-lasting body and volume as well as heat protection. Shake the can well, then hold it upside down and dispense the mousse into your palm. Work it evenly through hair and style as usual.
3. Be Mindful When Heat Styling
Excessive heat styling can lead to damage, so be sure to follow a few simple rules if you’re going to blow-dry, flat iron, or curl your hair. For starters, always use a heat protectant before you get started. And don’t just flip the dial to the highest heat setting. See how low you can get the heat while still only having to make one pass through each section of your hair. Make sure the sections you’re styling aren’t too big either, because that may make it necessary to make multiple passes. And the less you expose your hair to heat, the better!
4. Find the Curling Method That Works for You
Love how your hair looks when it’s curly but hate the feeling of disappointment that sets in when those spirals droop? Play around to see what works best for you, whether that’s a traditional curling iron, clamp-less curling wand, or old school hot rollers.
5. Rock Hairstyles That Make Your Mane Look Thicker
When you have thin hair, it’s all about faking the appearance of thickness. If you want to wear your hair in a braid, use the pancaking technique—gently pull at sections of your braid to make it seem like it’s thicker than it actually is. As far as ponytails go, wrapping hair around your elastic can make your updo look thicker. When you’re ready to get a haircut, ask for layers. The lob is totally on trend and looks gorgeous with shaggy layers.