It can be tough to figure out how to make thin or thinning hair look fabulous – but it is possible!
Here are our tips:
Get the Right Style: When you have thin or thinning hair, the right haircut can make all the difference. A long style can make your hair look thinner and limper, so it’s best to keep your hair at your shoulders or above. A chin-length bob is a flattering style for thin hair because it adds volume so your hair looks thicker. With a shorter style, you can also add layers to give your hair some movement that will also help it look thicker.
Use Volumizing Products: When you’ve got thin hair, volumizing products — like our Keranique Amplifying Lift Spray — are your best friend. Whether you prefer hairspray, gel or mousse, you can find a product designed to boost your hair’s volume so it looks fuller and thicker. For the best results, though, avoid volumizing products that contain wax – they’ll leave build up in your hair that weighs it down and actually makes it look even thinner. It’s also important to target the right spot when applying a volumizing product – your roots. Use a volumizing mousse at the roots when your hair is still damp. Then, when you’re blow drying, use a brush to hold the hair up at your scalp and create lift and fullness.
Give Color a Try: If your hair is thin but otherwise healthy – meaning it’s not dry and damaged from overprocessing – dying your hair can actually make it look thicker. The dyes in semi-permanent and permanent hair color temporarily thicken your strands, so your hair appears fuller. But coloring your hair can be damaging, so it’s best to leave it to the professionals. If you’ve got thinning hair, visit a salon to get your hair colored instead of trying an at-home option from the drugstore.
Limit Heat Styling: While heated styling tools like flat irons curling wands can certainly create some sexy styles, the heat that they generate can be seriously damaging to thinning hair. You’ve likely noticed that it doesn’t take long – or that high a heat setting – for you to blow dry your hair. Thinning hair is much more vulnerable to heat than thicker, coarser hair, so too much heat styling can lead to breakage and other damage that only makes your hair look thinner. Blow drying is usually all right if you use a low setting, but limit your use of flat irons and curling wands to special occasions – and use the lowest heat setting possible to achieve the desired style. It’s also a good idea to use a heat protectant like our Keranique Thickening & Texturizing Mousse to protect your locks from the heat.
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