Does your hair lack volume? If you answered yes, then you’re probably all too familiar with doing your hair, only for it to lose volume by lunchtime. Those with thin hair tend to be more prone to this because thin hair becomes oily faster than curly locks. Luckily, we’ve discovered a few things that can be incorporated into your daily haircare routine, to help add body and inject much-needed volume.
6 Ways to add body and volume
Opt for a short hairstyle
When it comes to adding volume, the hairstyle you choose is key. Obviously the longer your hair is, the heavier it becomes, which can weigh the hair down from the roots. We recommend a short hairstyle, ideally shoulder-length or shorter. We say this because your hair will be lighter and less likely to drop. Plus, it’ll cut your styling time in half – bonus!
Ask your hairdresser to cut layers
If your hair is thin, why not try some choppy layers on your hair to add body? Even if you’ve already got short hair, adding different lengths to your hairdo will help give your look more volume and texture with plenty of natural-looking movement!
Invest in lifting or volumising products
One common mistake that people make when trying to add body, is using too many products. We know it’s tempting to pile on loads of mousse and hairspray to pump-up your volume, but after a while the product will build-up. Trust us, you don’t want build-up to happen.
Try to avoid using anything on your mid-lengths and ends. Instead, look for products that focus on plumping up your hair from the roots. We recommend Toni&Guy 3D Volumiser Spray because it adds an instant boost of volume to your hair from the root.
Look at your wash and care routine
You will know from experience that the smallest amount of oil can leave your scalp and hair looking and feeling oily. So, it’s important you cleanse your locks and scalp properly. Look for a cleansing haircare system that not only cleanses but also adds body and bounce.
Condition before you shampoo
Step away from thick masks and treatments. The formulas in rich masks and treatments can be too heavy for thin strands. However, that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t use conditioner at all. One clever way around this is to actually condition before you shampoo (a method knowing as pre-pooing!).
Stop playing with your hair
Do you find yourself playing with your hair when you’re bored or concentrating? It’s probably something you do without even realising it. But our hands produce oil, so every time you touch your hair it becomes oilier! Pop a comb in your bag for touch-ups instead of using your fingers. If you really can’t break the habit, put your hair into a ponytail or a braid, so you’re less tempted to touch it.