It’s hard to create thick, full-looking hairstyles for thin hair because the hair tends to lay flat and limp against the skull. In fact, your styling efforts may even be working against you and emphasizing the thinness of your locks. Find out how to boost your hair’s volume to make your hairstyle look full and healthy. Take charge of how much volume your hair has, and make even thinning hair look great.
Even fine, thin hair can be heavy. When your hair is being weighed down, it will lay flatter against your head and make female hair thinning even more noticeable. Use the right products on your hair, and consider changing your hairstyle, to lighten the load.
- Cut. Long hair is very attractive, and lots of women like the luxurious look of long, flowing locks. Men like long hair, too, which is a big incentive for letting yours grow. But all that long hair can be weighing down hairstyles for thin hair you try to create. Consider a cut to boost your hair’s overall volume. If you want to hang on to some of your length, have layers cut into your hair to lighten some of the load. If you’re ready for a bold, new look, consider a short pixie cut or a bob that will be easier to style and much lighter than longer hairstyles.
- Clean. Styling products cling easily to fine and thin hair, creating a residue that weighs your hair down and makes it look flat and dull in tone. Use a deep-cleaning shampoo on your locks regularly to strip this residue away and help hair maintain a natural lightness. Rinse your hair quite thoroughly after every washing; even shampoo can cling to those thin locks and weigh down your style. Avoid very hot water when washing your hair, because this can weaken it further and make it more prone to damage.
- Condition. Heavy conditioner is great for giving hair much-needed moisture, but it will also weigh down hairstyles for thin hair. Look for moisturizing conditioner that’s made specifically for thin or fine hair. Don’t over-load your hair with conditioner, even when using lightweight formulas. There’s no need to drown that thinning hair. Women should only lightly coat their locks, then thoroughly rinse the conditioner away.
- Brush. Don’t do added damage to your thinning hair with your hairbrush. Choose a brush that has soft bristles will little balls at each end, instead of sharp points. Never brush your hair when it’s wet, as this can cause stress and damage to the hair.
- Style. Avoid using gel when styling your thinning hair. Women with thin hair should stick to lightweight styling products, such as hairspray and mousse. Apply mousse to the roots of hair, then work it through to the tips.
Female hair thinning becomes more common with age. You may notice increased hair loss as you get older, and hair may even become finer to create overall thinness. Fight nature with natural vitamins and supplements. Take a daily multivitamin that contains biotin, which encourages healthy hair growth, as well as protein and folic acid. Vitamins A, E and B are also needed for healthy-looking, lustrous hair. Maintaining a healthy diet is the best way to maintain healthy-looking, full hair.
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