March 25, 2023 by Thomas

6 ways to achieve voluminous hair

Last Updated on: 17th September 2023, 12:50 pm

Hair is the one part of our body we want more volume.

While some people are born with thin hair, most will suffer from thinning hair as they age.

Health conditions such as anemia or thyroid problems can cause hair to fall but stress and hormonal changes may also be the culprit of limp locks.

If you are someone who is looking to add volume and have thicker hair, we have some ways you can achieve more voluminous hair today!

1) Keep your scalp oil-free

Flat hair is usually caused by oily hair.

Regardless of hair length, an oily scalp can pull hair down making it lay flat on the scalp.

To solve this issue, it is important to wash your hair using the right shampoo for your scalp.

A volumizing shampoo will give more volume especially when you blow dry your hair with a round brush to give a full root lift.

When you apply conditioner, avoid putting it near your scalp as conditioner makes hair oiler.

If you find yourself without the time to wash your hair, then opting for a dry shampoo can help provide instant volume to flat hair.

A powder dry shampoo is better at absorbing oil from all the hair at the roots and when oil is removed, it creates instant volume on fine hair or flat hair.

2) Do a scalp massage

A healthy scalp is where healthy hair grows from.

Damaged hair will lose its luster and natural volume due to insufficient protein that is lost from product build-up or consistent exposure to hair dyes and hot hair tools.

You can keep your hair healthy by massaging the scalp to help with blood circulation.

3) Get regular hair treatments

Hair oiling is a great method to get thicker strands as the oils are absorbed into the hair shaft, which repairs it to create fuller hair.

As high heat and chemical overload can weaken and dry out the hair, it is important to replenish the hair shaft with plenty of proteins, and vitamins B5 and E to help strengthen hair over time.

Hair oiling or a hair treatment should be done at least once a week to protect your hair length from snapping off.

4) Choose the right styling hair products

If you want voluminous hair, avoid hair oils and hair conditioners as they flatten the hair.

Use products that create volume and add body to the hair such as thickening cream or sprays and mousses.

Thickening sprays are more suitable for straight lifeless locks to give them extra volume whilst curly hair can benefit from thickening creams and mousses.

It is important to blow dry wet hair with the right nozzle attachment.

Curly hair will look better when a diffuser is used whilst straight hair will get the most volume from a regular blow dry.

After blow drying is complete, hair spray can add volume and lock the hairstyle in place for longer.

5) Learn volumizing hairstyle methods

Root booster products are important when looking to add volume to long hair.

If hair is limp, you can use a curling iron to create loose waves that frame the face and give the illusion that hair is more than it actually is.

Tying your hair up in a doughnut can help create voluminous hair as the larger the donut, the bigger the bun will look on top of the head.

Hot rollers are another method of styling to create volume for flat hair as it gives the hair root lift and bounce which curling irons don’t do.

6) Choose the right hair colour

Highlights are a good way to add tonality and depth to the entirety of the head.

When highlights are done right, they can make the hair look much thicker.

Have your colourist paint chunky highlights on the front of your hair that gradually get thinner toward the crown, and leave underlayers untouched for the most natural effect.

You can also request to top a gloss on your hair as the shine will make your hair seem fatter and healthier.

Choosing the wrong hair color can also make your scalp more noticeable.

Depending on the colour of your skin, you should choose a shade that isn’t too dark or too light as the right shade can help make your hair denser without drawing more attention to the scalp.

If all else fails, you can opt for hair extensions to add body, trim layers, or just cut your hair short.

6) Getting the right haircut

Longer hair can benefit from getting a simple trim as it can add volume to flat hair and thin hair.

If your hair is thin from damage, getting a blunt cut to remove broken ends will make the bottom of your hair look thicker.

However, if you want added volume all over then adding long layers will make you look like you have more hair.

The general rule is simple, the long fine hair grows, the flatter it lays on the top of the head.

This is because hair gets heavy at the roots and they tend to pull everything downwards.

Therefore, it is important to remember that the shorter the hair, the more body it will have.

Cutting even just a couple of inches off your hair may help but if you want the most body for your fine hair, it’s best to keep your hair’s length above the collarbone.

Some of the best haircuts for fine hair are:

The long bob: 

This is a swingy, shoulder-length cut with the back just a bit shorter than the front.

It is also a great length because it is not too long and not too short.

Most people look good with this hair and it can be styled with a few minutes of rough dry for an effortless look or a blow dryer with a round brush for that smooth polish look.

A hairstyle that is always on trend and the hair length won’t fall flat and creates the natural illusion of body. 

The bob:

Cut usually around the neckline or right at the jawline, this hairstyle is perfect for fine hair.

It is easy to maintain as all it takes is to blow dry damp hair for extra volume at the roots.

Depending on the shape of your face, a good stylist can recommend the right length and cut for you.

The pixie:

This is the best short hairstyle for fine hair and the right haircut makes it easy to maintain.

If you are someone who doesn’t enjoy fussing with the hair on your face then getting a short cut that reaches above the eyebrows is a good choice for you.

However, this hairstyle come in a variety of different cuts to frame your face.

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