3 Tips To Add Volume To Thin, Fine Hair

Posted on: 17 September 2018

Having fine, thin hair is not a life-threatening condition, but it can affect your appearance, self-esteem, and quality of life. Fortunately, there are ways to boost the volume in your hair to improve your look and confidence level. If you want to strengthen your hair while adding volume, here are a few tips to help.

Eat, Drink, and Take Supplements

In some instances, fine, thinning hair stems from a vitamin deficiency. You can talk to your doctor about a multi-vitamin that will help improve the look and texture of your hair. However, biotin is one nutrient your body is likely lacking if you have fine, thin hair.

Taking a supplement that contains biotin and zinc, which combined together can strengthen your hair and nails, is helpful, but eating foods rich in biotin and zinc is a better option. Here are a few foods that are loaded in biotin and zinc:

  • Egg yolks
  • Nuts and seeds
  • Salmon
  • Avocados
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Oysters
  • Liver

Vitamins A and C are also important to include in your diet if you have fine, thinning hair. Both of these vitamins strengthen the immune system, improving the luster and strength of your hair while preventing hair loss.

Proper Washing and Drying

Knowing how to wash and dry your fine hair is also helpful if you want to add volume. Firstly, you should use a volumizing shampoo, which cleans the hair without leaving behind a heavy buildup that can flatten and dull your hair.

Do not use a towel to harshly dry the hair, since this could cause hair to break, making it even thinner. Use a microfiber towel to wrap the hair. This will absorb the water from your hair safely, reducing the risk of damage.

Heat is not ideal for fine hair, but using a blow-dryer the right way can actually volumize the hair. Choose a blow-dryer that offers multiple settings. Set it at the lowest heat setting possible before using it to dry your hair.

Before using the blow-dryer, apply a thermal protectant to your hair, even though you are using a low heat setting. A thermal protectant does exactly what you would expect—it protects the hair from thermal damage by creating a barrier between the hot air and your hair.

While the hair is damp, but not wet, apply a volumizing product, such as mouse or gel, to the roots of your hair. Add the product to your hands and then work it into the roots, pulling up from the base of your scalp a few inches above the location of the roots. Then, direct your blow-dryer onto the roots to set the product in place.

It is also important to use the right brush when blow-drying your hair. Consider a large round brush to create volume at the roots while drying your hair. You can also use your hands to tousle the hair at the roots for extra volume. For additional information on hair blow-drying, contact a company like Detour Salon & Detour The Store.

Get the Right Cut

Not every hair style is suited to every type of hair. If you have very fine and thin hair, certain hair cuts can make your hair look even thinner and flatter on your head. The right haircut can add texture, shape, and style even to hair that is fine and thin.

Consider an angled bob, which is not only stylish but also easy to maintain. An angled bob that hangs at the shoulders with sideswept bangs and feathery layers can add volume and definition with ease.

If you prefer more length, consider a cut that offers long layers. Trim the ends of your current length, but ask the stylish to add texture to the ends of the hair. The texture will add volume, preventing the long layers from weighing the look down.

With the right diet, washing and drying techniques, and a proper cut, you can turn your fine, thin hair into a stylish, voluminous style.