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Ways To Add Volume To Thin Hair

Thinning hair is a common problem that affects many women; in fact, 40% of women have visible hair loss by the time they reach age 40, the Washington Post reports. Age, genetics, hormones, diet, hair styling and illness can all play a role in thinning hair or hair loss. Fortunately, there are several ways you can add life and volume to fine and thin hair.

Volumizing cut

When it comes to volumizing your hair, certain haircuts are easier to work with than others. Long hair typically weighs the hair down with its length, resulting in stringy-looking hair, while shorter cuts provide much-needed volume and dimension. A long bob with face-framing layers, for example, is a great cut for fine hair as it adds interest, movement and fullness. If your hair could still do with extra help after cutting, consider using a hair topper: a clip-on wig that conceals thinning or bald spots while seamlessly blending in with your natural hair color and style. Thicker designs can effectively add volume to fine hair, and come in either straight or curly styles.

Condition carefully

Although conditioner commonly leaves thin hair too straight, dull and oily, it’s still an important product to use in moderation rather than avoiding it altogether. Conditioner works to restore, strengthen and rejuvenate hair, which is especially beneficial for fine, delicate locks that break easily. So use a conditioner – but not too often: every other time you shampoo is enough. Applying conditioner to the ends of your hair only and skipping your roots will avoid weighing it down. It also helps to thoroughly rinse your hair to ensure that all traces of product are removed.

Rough styling

Blow-drying is a great way to volumize thin hair. However, if not done correctly, you can actually end up accidentally sabotaging your efforts. If you brush your hair too much while blow drying, you’ll end up creating limp and lifeless locks. To avoid this, use your hands to dry most of your hair (at least 90%) before using a round brush. Simply lift a section of hair with your fingers so it’s raised from the roots, and shake and move the blow dryer all around rather than concentrating the heat onto one individual area.

Thin hair can be a major source of annoyance and aggravation. But, with these tips, you’ll successfully restore life and volume back to your locks.