If you are someone who happens to have naturally very fine hair, then you know just how annoying it can be sometimes. There are so many hairstyles that you love but you just can’t pull off, and whilst other girls struggle with keeping curls in check or thinning out layers, your number one concern is trying to make your head of hair look as thick, full, and voluminous as possible. It takes a little bit of work, but it can definitely be done. Here are nine secrets to making make fine hair look thicker.
You might not necessarily think it, but your overall health has a lot to do with the appearance and strength of your hair. For example, if you have lowered levels of zinc and iron, your growth and volume is going to suffer as a result. Consider taking supplements to counteract this.
What you eat also has a big impact on your hair. The more foods you can consume that contain lots of omega 3 fatty acids, the better. Things like nuts, avocado, salmon, and eggs all contribute to giving you volume and shine.
It might seem counter productive to get regular haircuts if you are trying to grow it and strengthen it, but cutting away loose and dead ends is a way improve the health of your locks. A regular trim is the best thing for it.
Don’t ignore your scalp! If you take the time to do a scalp massage every single day, it will stimulate your hair follicles and encourage your locks to grow in a much thicker, more lively fashion. You can also apply things like aloe vera to get some vitamins to penetrate.
Try to avoid excessive shampooing, because rather than helping, it just ends up causing more damage and breakage. Every other day is a good routine to get into, and make sure to massage as you apply to stimulate follicles.
Get into the habit of only applying conditioner at the ends of your locks rather than near the roots, because doing this only ever serves to weigh your hair down.
7. Blow Drying
When using a machine to dry your hair, always make sure to blow dry with your head upside down! Drying your hair away from head, if you know what I mean, will give it that extra boost of volume.
When it comes to styling, always go for looks that lift your hair away from your scalp. The sleeked back, straight down style are never great for fine haired people.
Have a go at a little bit of back brushing, it will create a fluffy texture at the roots that look and feels fuller than your normal state.