Thin hair can be a tricky little thing. It’s not at its peak health, and even when you condition, cut back on heat styling, get enough vitamins and iron into your diet, you can’t shake the feeling your hair looking weak and limp. Flyaways are a constant issue, cropping up right after your hair is dried and signalling to the world that you don’t have as lush a mane like the girls in the TV ads. So we’re here to say, don’t let it get you down. Every hair type has benefits and drawbacks, you just need to know how to treat it. Get reading up on these 17 tips & tricks to achieve your potential for that thin, beautiful hair of yours.
#1 Back Away from the Heat
Don’t damage your hair with too much heat, it will only make it damaged and thinner than ever! Instead, embrace your natural texture and it will look far thicker and more plentiful in time.
#2 Be Blunt
Opt for a blunt cut to ensure your ends don’t look too wispy and frazzled. You can do this whether your hair is long or short, so suit yourself and go blunt!
#3 Get Shorty
If your hair is very thin, avoid too much length and opt for a bob or shorter hairstyle so it doesn’t drag you down. A shorter cut will frame you face and contrary to belief, there is a pixie cut to suit every face shape and texture.
#4 Part Ways
Switch up your parting to stop your roots becoming too used to lying in the same direction and becoming more and more flat. Alternate between a middle part, a side parting and a 90s flip part (think Cindy Crawford, Cher from Clueless or Amber Heard, Kristen Stewart and model Constance Jablonski for modern inspiration).
#5 Easy Breezy Wash
Use dry shampoo before you go to bed so it has time to absorb all the excess oils and give your hair a lift. When you wake up it will be at its most volumised and prepped, leaving you to head out the door with no haircare to do but a quick brush.
#6 Show Your Layers
Get some blunt layers to give the illusion of thicker hair, and giving the top layers more volume, so use this trick to your advantage!
#7 Plump and Define
Use texturising spray to stop your hair from going limp during the day. Simply spray in the roots and tousle.
#8 Sulphate Detox
Use sulphate-free shampoo so you don’t weigh your hair down or cause it any breakage. Healthier hair is naturally more bouncy and abundant looking.
Start taking hair supplements to maximise your hair growth and health. SugarBearHair vitamins, Viviscal, Phyto Hair and Nails Supplement or any biotin supplement will do the job.
#10 Condition Yourself into Hair Health
Avoid putting conditioner on the roots of your hair as it will only weigh it down. Start halfway down to the ends and you will get all of the benefits without the dragged down effect.
#11 Roller Renegade
Thought foam rollers were reserved for your granny? Think again, trusty foam rollers will give more volume in a short amount of time. Put them in while you do your makeup and have breakfast, then release for bounce and lift.
#12 Don’t Daily Wash
You should know that daily washing is too much for any hair type. Even if your hair goes limp and greasy looking in one day, say goodbye to daily shampooing and use a spray bottle of water instead. Give lacklustre hair a spritz at the roots and massage in gently.
#13 Bob Heaven
If you have been failed by wispy fringes in the past but love the idea of having a fringe, try an asymmetric bob. It draws the eye downwards rather than focusing on the volume.
#14 Mousse It Up
For short hair especially, an upstyle achieved with mousse can look incredibly thick and soft on any face shape. Use light mousses from the volume formula range by TRESemmé, Kérastase and Paul Mitchell rather than an overly stick formula that will only weigh it down.
#15 Double Dutch
Crown braids, French and Dutch plaits such are an effective way to plump up the appearance of hair and make it look thicker than it actually is.
#16 Balayage Bae
Consider getting a hair colour with tones and shades placed strategically to give the appearance of depth. Highlights and lowlights can give the hair a lot more dimension and still look relatively natural.
#17 Look, Don’t Touch
Try not to touch your hair too much during the day. Your hair is already prone to being weighed down and greasy quicker than thick hair, so don’t let the oils on your hands add to this.