Fine hair can look limp and lifeless if you don’t pay attention to style. You want to look for ways that you can add more body to your hair. Fortunately, you don’t have to suffer with dull hair. By choosing hairstyles that suit your fine hair, you’ll be able to look your best.
Teasing, or back-combing, your hair can go a long way toward making it look thicker, but it can also make it unruly. Teased hair works best if you’re going to wear it in some type of up-do. To tease your hair, hold a chunk of it out and then run a thin-toothed come from the ends up to the scalp. Smooth it out with a brush to put it up.
Curls will also give your hair body. A curling iron can dry your hair out, so try to sleep in foam rollers, pin curls or rag curls. Even just braiding your hair in small braids overnight will make your hair look thicker in the morning.
Getting your hair dyed serves two purposes. Highlights will give your hair depth, which gives it the illusion of volume. Hair dye can also “roughen” your hair up by damaging the shaft or adding color over it. Tell your stylist that your main goal in dying it is to make it look thicker, and she will help choose the right colors for your hair.
If your hair is fine, long hair will only make it look drab. Instead, try a bob, which will give the illusion of fullness. You can also ask your stylist to cut it in layers, which can help boost the look.
If you love the way that your hair looks after a day at the beach, you’ll be happy to know that you can create the same look at home. Mix some salt into a bit of water and spray it onto your hair. The salt latches onto your hair, which gives it a rougher texture and more body.
Extensions and Falls
A more expensive–and sometimes painful–solution to your find hair problem is to use extensions. Your stylist can add false or real hair onto your own hair, increasing the amount of hair that you have. This may be glued onto your hair or woven into your hair, but it can be a bit painful. You can also opt for a fall, which is a bit of false hair connected to a barrette, headband, or ponytail holder.
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