If like many of us you struggle with fine hair then you may be interested to know that the trick to having voluminous looking locks comes from a few industry tips that work with both technique and illusion.
Our first priority when dealing with fine or thin hair is to choose the right hair cut to create the effect of a full head of hair.
A lot of people feel their hair is too thin and hangs limp and lifeless when they wear it down causing them to resort to tying it up all of the time.
However this is counter productive! Tying the hair up a lot can cause tension meaning that hair breaks off and struggles to grow. The hair is also being trained to be flat from constantly being pulled back in the same direction.
Though your hair is determined by genetics we can work with the hair we have to create the impression of volume and movement.
Luckily professionals have worked on tackling this problem for years and came up with the best cutting and shaping techniques to work with the hairs natural abundance to the best of it’s potential.
Rule Number 1.
When the hair is thin a blunt cut is the best option for making it look thicker and regular cuts must be had in order to keep split ends at bay and an even length visible. – Frizzy ends create the impression of frayed and fine hair
Keeping hair shorter than a mid length hair style is the only way to get the most bounce out of fine hair as long styles drag the hair down and create more weight making volume even harder to achieve.
For a petite face a Pixie haircut works amazingly as hair looks thicker and it is easy to achieve texture with the right products.
If you must have long hair then layers need to be expertly placed and styled to flick out around the face to give movement and volume. Straight straight hair is a no-no for creating volume.
** Quick Tip – Changing your parting daily will make your hair stand up taller from the roots and is a good quick fix for hair with length. **
Rule Number 2.
Playing with colour is an excellent method of working with thin hair to create depth and dimension. Colour can also make the hair follicle swell slightly and so to work best with the illusion of more hair and the real thickening it is best to work with blondes and browns.
Rule Number 3.
Good quality volumising products must be used to give yourself the best chance at volume!
Washing your hair prior to styling with a volumising shampoo, conditioner & blow-dry spray will all work to make your hair appear fuller and bouncier.
Matrix Biolage Volumebloom range will indulge your hair with lightweight softness.
You must ensure all product residue is rinsed from the hair during shampooing as left over product will weigh the hair down. Also make sure to only put conditioner on the ends as a main cause of limp greasy looking hair is conditioning residue left close to the roots.
Matrix Mega Dust is a brilliant volumising product for matt texture and root lift, creating a back combed effect with none of the invasive back combing technique.
Teasing the hair with a comb creates a rougher hair shaft and builds the hairs around each other to hair seem a whole lot..more! This works well in particular with beachy waves.
A volmising diffuser worked at the roots after the hair has been dried and styled will also build volume, finish with a shot of cool air to set the style.
Using curling wands and tongs to create curls and waves are best to style thinner hair into a curvacious style.
** Quick tip blow-drying hair against the natural growth pattern contradicts the usual style creating oomph!**