I’m really particular about hair care, but I find it difficult to share these hair care tips since different women have different hair textures. Mine is fine and thin. So for this reason, I’ve always kept my hair short, and I don’t perm my hair. A few things that I’ve learnt over the years to create a fuller head of hair with more volume are:
- no conditioner as that will make my hair heavy and limp.
- highlighting using the right shades can add the illusion of volume.
- volume shampoo definitely helps.
- dry shampoo helps to give my hair more volume as well.
- a good hairdryer with 1800 watts makes a lot of difference.
When it comes to blow drying your hair, do not pull at your hair with your brush as that would work adversely against creating volume. Instead, just lift off sections lightly and blow dry. I usually give an all over blow, targetting the roots with my head bend down to give that extra boost. I also find that my hair has more volume after sleeping in it.
Of course, the most important would be getting a good hairstylist who can give you a flattering haircut to suit your head and face shape. While it’s true that hair looks fuller when short and at a single length, that doesn’t mean you have to stick to the classic bob all the time. You can still afford to experiment with layers at the end for more style and chic.
If you’re interested to find out more about shampoos for fine thin hair, read my entry on volume shampoos to find out what has worked for me.