Does every other woman’s hair seem to you to bounce with impossible ease, catching the rays of the sun and shimmering blindingly? This effortlessly glam look seems impossible for those lumbered with the blight of thin hair. If this is you, it may seem that your hair is dull, flat and lifeless mere seconds after you’ve been hanging you head upside down for the eternal battle with the hairdryer. So what’s a thin-haired girl to do?
lean hair = light hair
You may be thinking “Of course my hair is clean!” Yes, I’m sure you wash it religiously every day with shampoo, before adding conditioner and thickening agent. Then you probably smooth on mousse and spritz on salt spray before blasting your hair under the dryer . . .
Believe it or not, more products will weigh your hair down, no matter how volumizing they claim to be. Less is definitely more in this instance. When showering, remove the build-up of products with a clarifying shampoo, and leave conditioner for the ends of your hair only as too much can make your hair limp.
Cut and colour
You probably notice that your hair gets flatter as it gets longer. But you don’t have to chop lots off, as even taking off an inch or so will stop your hair from becoming too heavy. To add extra bounce, get it cut into layers so your hair appears thicker than it actually is.
Colouring your hair is also a clever option. You don’t have to commit to anything too drastic; even a few simple highlights will add extra depth to your hair. Your stylist can help you choose colours that best complement your natural hair colour and skin tone so you can achieve a natural look with brilliant lift and movement throughout your hair.
Heat it up
Invest in a pair of top-range curling irons to give yourself ringlets or subtle waves. Curls add extra volume to hair instantly. Be sure to pay special attention to the roots, as that is where you’ll need the most life and lift.
If you don’t like the thought of curling irons, heated rollers do the trick just as well. Wrap them on the parts of your hair where you’d like to see some extra volume and after a few minutes – there you have it! You’ll have big bouncy waves worthy of Cheryl Cole. Add a little spritz of hairspray to set the look and off you go.
All those gadgets and haircuts are going to cost money, of course. But the way to a lighter head is by lightening the load, so take this opportunity to get rid of all your old gadgets and clutter. You can send unwanted and unused items to Music Magpie for some extra cash to fill your pockets, and then put it towards something you now know will work for your hair.