Have you ever dreamed you had luscious, thick hair, only to wake up and find you still have fine, limp hair instead? No matter what type of hair you have, we all wish our hair could be longer, fuller, or just better. This is especially true when it comes to styling fine hair, because sometimes no matter how hard you try your hair just seems to lie there.
By following a few simple steps, you can be on your way to creating the voluminous hair you’ve always wanted. One of the most important things to remember is to never pile on the products. Too many products, especially the wrong products, can really weigh your hair down making it look even finer. The key is to find the right mix of products, and never use more than two or three.
Before you choose a styling product, read the ingredients. This applies to shampoo, conditioner and styling spray. If the product contains silicone, it is not right for your hair. Silicone weighs hair down, which will negate your goal of boosting volume. When you start with the right foundation of products, your hair will better able to hold a voluminous style.
If you have fine hair, you may think you can skimp or skip on the conditioner, but the truth is you need conditioner to keep your hair hydrated. When your hair is properly maintained, it will also be easier to style.
Now that you’ve chosen the right shampoo and conditioner, it is time to choose your essential styling products. These should include a root lifter and a heat protective spray. A root lifter will help you achieve the volume you want without causing damage to your hair. A heat protective spray is ideal for preventing breakage caused by heat producing styling tools, such as a hair dryer or flat iron.
To create volume in your hair, remove the nozzle from your hair dryer and turn the heat setting to medium. By keeping the nozzle attached to the hair dryer, too much heat is concentrated on your hair, which can flatten it. Next take a vent or round brush and lifts the roots of your hair as you dry it.
You can also use a rounded edged flat iron or curling iron to achieve texture and volume. Take your flat iron and clamp it down on the roots of a section of hair. Then turn the flat iron away from roots, wait about 15 seconds and release the hair. To accomplish volume with a curling iron, wrap sections of your hair around the iron without closing the clamp. Let the hair set for about 15 seconds. Continue this process on the rest of your hair, then finger comb out the curls.
As always, if you need a little extra boost of hold, finish off your look with your favorite hair spray.