Not everyone has gorgeous, voluminous hair. Some of us have limp, flat hair which isn’t very flattering. Although fine hair is often silky and smooth, and managing it is much easier than dealing with those many waves and curls, it also comes with a few downsides.
Fine hair lacks volume, making it more difficult to style. It can be fragile, prone to breakage and can look a bit lacklustre because of its lack of texture.
We all have to cope with limp and dull hair at some point, but if you have naturally flat hair, you may have to put more effort into transforming your lifeless locks into something glossier and healthier. Read on to find out ways of doing this!
Ways To Add More Volume To Flat Hair
Flat hair happens for various reasons. Poor washing and grooming, environmental conditions, incorrect product choice and excessive chemical treatments can all be contributory factors to you having lifeless hair.
By changing your hairstyle and your hair care routine, you can perk up your flat hair and give it some volume and life.
Go With Layered Hairstyles
No matter your hair length, a layered haircut will make your hair look more balanced and defined. Adding layers to your hair will also create more movement and volume, so it appears bouncy and full of life. Layered hairstyles will also lend a softer, more flattering appearance to your face.
Choppy layers provide a fantastic way of playing with texture, especially for those whose hair sits above their shoulders. You can also take layers at different lengths and curl their ends. With this style, your hair will look fuller around your face.
Use The Right Hair Products
The truth is most people have natural hair volume. However, using the wrong product for your hair type can flatten your hair. Some conditioners and shampoos contain polymers or silicone which stick to the surface of the hair strand, causing flatter hair.
This might work for those with naturally bouncy hair but not so much on fine hair. Because fine hair is already lightweight, an extra coating may pull the hair down, making it appear dull and limp.
Moisturising products, like creams and oils, will create hair build-up and weigh it down. It’s a good idea, therefore, to use a quality clarifying shampoo to clear any product build-up from your hair.
Dry Shampoo Can Help
If you’re seeking an effortless way to freshen up your style, dry shampoo could be your best bet. It provides a temporary way of adding body and volume to your hair.
Despite its name, dry shampoo does not clean your hair, as there’s no washing involved. What it does do is to make your hair appear clean and fresh. For this reason, we advise you to use this product only when you need to, then wash it off using a clarifying shampoo.
Avoid unnecessary hair treatments and procedures like perming or straightening. Not only will they weaken your hair roots and make them fragile, but they will also make you more prone to hair loss.
Stay away from chemicals and opt for home remedies like aloe vera. If you haven’t tried it yet, you’ll be surprised at how it can increase your hair volume naturally. Aloe vera provides essential nutrients and moisture to your scalp, boosting hair growth, minimising shedding and bringing your dead hair back to life.
Try Scalp Massage
Just as body massage can boost blood circulation, scalp massage also promotes healthy circulation to nourish the hair follicles that are essential for hair growth. A scalp massage is not only relaxing, but it also strengthens your follicles and increases your hair volume and density.
Invest In Quality Hair Extensions
Although it’s common to think of hair extensions in terms of adding length to your hair, they can also create the appearance of full, voluminous hair. If you already have long hair but need to add a bit of texture and life to your hairstyle, extensions will do the trick. Hair extensions are adaptable and come in all shapes, sizes and textures, so you’re sure to find exactly what you need.
Don’t despair if your hair is flat and doesn’t have a lot of natural bounce and volume. Try some of the tips we’ve outlined in this blog post and you’ll soon have the kind of stunning hair volume you’ve always wanted.
If your hair problems are more than just a loss of volume, Vinci Hair Clinic can help. We offer a free, no-obligation consultation to identify any underlying issues with your hair and find the best treatment option for you. Get in touch to book your consultation today!