If you're not blessed with natural big hair. If Mother Nature has given you fine / thin hair without a trace of volume. If even the strongest volume mousse doesn’t work - it won’t hurt to read along. Because within a minute, you’ll know the golden tip when it comes to creating volume in your hair.
The golden tip. Disclaimer: don’t expect some magic recipe because it’s actually very simple and logical. Are you ready?
It’s all about keeping the hair as ‘light’ as possible.
Because your hair is naturally lightweight, you don’t want to make it much heavier by using all kinds of hair products. It will only have a contrary effect and gravity won’t be your friend.
So, a few do’s and don’ts for creating volume in fine / thin hair.
Step 1: Smart haircut. A good start is half the battle. Layers can be a solution for limp hair. Not what you want? What you can do is ask your hairdresser to cut the outer layer just a little shorter than the rest of your hair. It’s hardly noticeable but gives your hair a voluminous look. Still not good enough? Well, maybe it’s time to face it. If you have (very) long hair, it’s much harder to create any volume. Think about cutting your hair a lot shorter. Shoulder length for instance. It’s probably the best thing you can do in this situation. I’ll ensure you; volume right away. I also did - and it’s one of the best decisions I ever made.
* Step 2. Wash your hair only with shampoo. No conditioner. You hear me? No conditioner! It’s a very heavy product and therefore will not get you very far. What kind of shampoo? Preferably a lightweight shampoo, like a volume shampoo. Recommended: Aussie Aussome Volume Shampoo.
* Step 3. Blow-dry. Very important! Instead of just letting your hair air-dry, dry your (towel dried) hair upside down with your hair dryer. Believe me, it works wonders.
* Step 4. Stay away from any kind of volume products. I admit it can work in short term. Maybe half an hour. But after that, gravity works its way and all there will be left is you and your greasy-looking hair. So again, stay away from it.
And hopefully you will, after following these steps, go through life with voluminous hair.