How to create more volume for fine thin hair

tips for fine thin hair

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.


  1. raqia says:

    my hair was the kind of hair that grows 7in a month but it stoped growing and it’s been 10 months since than. i don’t know why did it got like that i want my hair to grow fast again and i don’t know how to get it back. by now my hair should be longer than me. please help me

    raqia: Is your hair very long? I don’t know what can be done to grow your hair longer. Some say that giving it a trim can help although I can’t be certain…

  2. Hope says:

    i also have short, fine and thin hair… I keep it at pixie length because its thin and everyone wants me to grow it out but it makes my pixie-point face look sickly… found your site today, and might stay for a while ?

  3. sesame says:

    Thanks for coming by. ?

    It’s a bit of experiment to find a style that works for you. Not too sure if longer hair works well for your face shape. Most important, you have to like it.

  4. Hope says:

    i like it short with a longer front, like a pixie with sideburns and bangs, but lately I’ve been tempted to see what I’d look like with a shaved head….

  5. sesame says:

    You have??? ? I have thought of how I look but I won’t ever try it for sure.

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