Problem: you have very fine hair and no amount of upside down brushing seems to help it look fuller. |
Fine hair is difficult to tend to, because it seems to have a limpness about it that is hard to conquer. However, the hair itself is not overly thin, it's actually the amount of hair you have.
Unlike those with thick hair, you simply don't have enough hair follicles creating growth. This gives the appearance of thinner hair. Thin hair is very fine hair that doesn't seem to have a lot of volume and depth. Many shampoos and conditioners can make this type of hair worse.
If the products you use on your hair are too heavy it weighs down your hair, leaving it to lie flat against the head. Adding some volume to your hair is often as easy as switching shampoos.
Choosing a shampoo and conditioner for fine, thin hair is a key element in increasing the depth of your hair. Leave on conditioners or oil based conditioning treatments are often weighty and while they may leave your hair smooth and shiny, they won't increase the volume. Choosing a formula for thin hair requires finding a shampoo and conditioner that is lightweight and adds volume.
Many people with fine hair choose to skip conditioner, but this often leaves you with fly away hair. Both your shampoo and conditioner should be specifically formulated to treat fine hair and increase volume. Look for labels that indicate volume enhancing, thickening or that states the product is for use on fine hair. These products are lighter and will give your hair room to move.
When you apply your conditioner, avoid penetrating the roots. The less weight on your hair, the easier it will be to create some lift. Instead, start adding conditioner about a third of the way down from the roots.
For styling products, using mousse is preferable to gels, again due to the weight of the product. Using some mousse and blow drying your hair upside down will increase the volume in your hair. You can also use a light, misty hairspray to hold the volume.
Remember, the key to fine hair is keeping it light, so always look for volume increasing products that won't weigh down your hair.
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