If you’ve got thin hair, you’ve probably at some point been jealous of people with thick flowing locks. Thin hair often looks flat and dull. It’s hard to sustain volume, no matter how long you spend at the blow drier. It doesn’t hold curls, styles just don’t work, and your plaits are flatter than a pancake. It can feel like there’s absolutely nothing that you can do with your hair, and however you have it cut, it soon looks the same as it did before.
The good news is, there are some benefits to having thin hair. Firstly, you aren’t ever likely to break, or even lose hair ties or pins. Thin hair doesn’t knot as easily. It dries faster and it’s easy to throw it up into a top knot for exercise, without feeling like you’ve gone for a run in a thick, sweaty woolly hat.
The better news is there’s plenty that you can do to make your fine hair look thicker. Here’s a look at some of your options.
Deal with the Root Cause
For some people, thin hair is natural. It can be genetic, and you might have always had thinner hair. Chances are that your parents do too. However, if you’ve previously had thick hair or even fine individual strands, but a lot of them, but you’ve recently found that more than usual is falling out, or that new hairs are growing in much finer, then there might be a problem.
For women, changes to hair texture are often because of hormonal changes. Speak to your doctor if you aren’t sure, or you have any other symptoms. Stress is another common cause of hair loss. In some cases, things are reversible. But if not, you might want to check out The Treatment Rooms, a hair transplant clinic in London. This hair transplant clinic can give your hair a new lease of life so that whatever its cause, you never need to worry about fine hair again.
Only Condition the Ends
Hair conditioner is essential for most of us. It removes tangles and gives your hair a sleek, shiny appearance. But conditioner is heavy. Even when rinsed, it can weigh your locks down, giving the appearance of flat, lifeless hair. If you can, skip conditioning sometimes. Perhaps just treat your hair once a week. Then, when you do condition, make sure you skip the roots, and only condition from a few inches down, applying most of it to the very ends. The same goes for other products: always avoid the roots.
Get a Hair Cut
The longer your hair is, the heavier it will be. Opt for a shorter style, so that it can’t weigh itself down. It can be tempting to go for a choppier look to add volume, but this just means that you’ve got less depth in some areas. A blunt cut can be more effective.
Move Your Parting
A centre parting means that your hair falls equally to both sides. Flipping to a deep side parting throws it all to one side, adding volume and texture. The other side is meant to be thin, so no one will notice.
If you’ve been battling thin hair for a long time, you might find that these small changes make a massive difference to how you feel about your hair.