It is only a blessed few who are bestowed with that voluminous hair that we see the shampoo-ad models swinging around so proudly. We’re looking at you Jennifer Aniston!
But for the rest of us, hair goes through thinning and growing back stages on a regular basis. Sometimes you might feel that your hair has good body; while at other times, especially after a stressful period, your hair might look limp and dull. Then, there’s also the fact that we also face hairfall where our old strands make way for new ones – during this process it is quite natural for hair to thin out. Finally, it could also be that your genes have simply given you very fine quality strands. However, we’re here with some rescue tips. With the right set of products, and some styling tricks you can also swish your mane around with a bounce.
Trick # 1: Try a layered haircut
L- R: Katrina Kaif, Rachel McAdams, Princess Kate Middleton
Get some inspiration from these celebrity hairstyles next time you visit your salon for a cut. Hair cut at one length can look flat and limp. It can also weigh down your whole look, especially if you like to keep your hair long. To make fine hair look voluminous, you need to add bounce and some movement. So ask your stylist to add layers in step lengths to give your hair more texture and volume.
Trick # 2: Use a volumising shampoo
A volumising shampoo clears away excess sebum on your scalp, and can lift the strands at the root. The shampoo has actives that form a protective layer around thin strands which not only strengthen the strands but also add mass to it making your hair look fuller.
Giovanni Root 66 Max Volume Shampoo
Price – Rs.595
Trick # 3: Do not weigh down with conditioner
Use a hair serum instead. The moisturising actives in a conditioner whiles smoothing your hair cuticles can also make it limp. So go with serum which are lightweight and add shine and control frizz without weighing down the strands. Always take a drop or two of the serum between your palms, rub then together and lightly smooth through your towel dried strands.
Garnier Fructis Long & Strong Strengthening Serum
Price – Rs.220
Trick # 4: Make sea salt spray your friend
Revive your limp hair instantly with a sea salt spray. Spritz from root to tip to your dry hair, work through evenly. It adds texture and volume to your hair. You get beachy waves and lot of movement in your hair.
Toni & Guy Sea Salt Texturising Spray,
Price – Rs.1050
Trick# 5: Say bye-bye to straightening iron
A straightening iron lays down the hair cuticle too flat, making your hair appear thinner. So if you already have thin strands, using this tool will further make your hair look limp. So use a blow dryer instead. Lift your roots with a round brush and then use a paddle brush to smoothen the length without losing volume.
Philips Salon Dry Compact Hair Dryer 1000W
Price – Rs.775
Trick # 6: Don’t forget the mousse
If your strand type is thin, then you need to use a thickening mousse to add volume and density to your hair. Take a dollop of the mousse and apply at the roots, spreading it through the ends. To get best results apply on towel dried hair. Then you can get a finished look by blow drying, or a more natural looking volume by air drying your hair.
Rusk Thickr Thickening Mousse
Price – Rs.1875