Fed up of trying to get extra body in your hair? Try out these easy to follow rules for fine hair and you’ll soon have healthy, voluminous locks full of life!
Make sure you use a volumising shampoo. Massage the scalp with the pads of your fingers when shampooing as this will help to increase blood flow to the scalp, kick starting hair growth and shine. Plus, a shampoo that contains rice or wheat protein will also help to strengthen and make fine hair thicken up.
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The right choice in conditioner can make all of the difference. Opt for one that contains as many natural ingredients as possible as harsh chemicals will weigh hair down. The natural oils in your scalp will be enough to hydrate the roots of fine hair so you only need to condition the ends.
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A common fine hair crime is using too much product, which can leave hair looking dull, greasy and flat. Using a hair serum will help to add shine and tame flyaway hairs, but also go for a small pea-sized amount.
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Whilst avoiding heat will prevent breakage, sometimes you just have to pull the hairdryer out. So, when drying your hair tip your head upside down and use a low heat. This will lift hair from the root, while using a lower heat will help to prevent heat damage and excess frizz.
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By creating waves and curls you will help to create texture and volume in flat hair. Using sleep in rollers when styling hair will help to lift hair from the roots without any of the damage heated tools can cause. Simply roll up, go to bed and wake up with bouncy hair!
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If you’re finding that your hair is looking dull and limp by the afternoon try giving it a boost by spraying a dry shampoo into your roots and massaging in. It won’t weigh hair down.
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All hair naturally falls out but when you have fine hair you want to do all you can to prevent strands from being pulled out. This means being extra careful when brushing hair. Using a soft brush that doesn’t tug and pull at hair and try a detangling spray when battling knots after shampooing.
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Nothing ruins a sleek updo more than pesky flyaway hairs. A clever trick is to spray your hairbrush with some hairspray and then lightly comb over the hair. This will hold down small hairs without weighing down the rest of your hairdo – ideal for those of us with fine hair.
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Apply colour wisely if you have fine hair! High and low lights can add dimension making hair seem fuller, while highlights will draw attention to the surface of the hair and lowlights can create shadows. So next time you go to the hairdressers, opt for two colours instead of one.