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How to Add Volume to Hair

How to Add Volume to Hair

If you’re looking to add volume and thickness to your fine, thin hair, you’re in luck. There is a diverse array of tips, tools, and tricks you can try to add some oomph to your gorgeous locks. 

We know that dealing with thin hair can be stressful. To make it easier for you, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite tips to deal with delicate, non-voluminous hair. 

Massage Your Scalp 

Sometimes all your hair needs is some extra love. Massaging your scalp regularly can help rejuvenate the blood circulation at the follicle level. This helps bring needed nutrients and oxygen to your hair follicles, helping thicken strands of hair as they grow.  

Not only can a scalp massage benefit your hair, but it’s a great way to soothe yourself at the beginning or end of a long day. For best results, place a small drop of keratin-infused shampoo or hair oil onto your fingertips. Then, gently massage your scalp by using your fingertips to rub small circles all over your head.  

Boost Your Volume 

Speaking of keratin shampoo and conditioner, their use can help strengthen your hair and work to shield it from damage. Keratin is a protein that’s in our hair, nails, and skin. It’s also present in the claws, hoofs, feathers, and fur of animals. Within our bodies, keratin is responsible for the condition of our hair and skin. This is why keratin products are a popular choice among those looking for their hair to become thicker. 

When you combine keratin with the power of volumizing shampoos and conditioners, you get a product that can give your hair a real boost. Volumizing products are designed to gently clean your hair, leaving it both softer and thicker. A tip: when using a volumizing conditioner, only apply it to the mid-shaft of your hair to its tips. Conditioners can trap oils at the scalp, which promotes a less-than-voluminous result. 

Towel Off The Right Way 

While a firm scalp massage can do wonders for your hair, a vigorous rubbing of your bath towel can cause damage and breakage. Instead, try blotting your hair with a microfiber towel as soon as you get out of the shower. This softer, more gentle way of removing excess water can also help prevent excess frizz. 

Add Lift to Your Roots 

Sometimes you can add volume to your hair by focusing on the roots. Adding some boost to this area can make it look like your hair is thicker than it is.  

To avoid damage caused by heat, gently blow-dry your hair post-shower. When your hair is merely damp, add a volumizing or keratin-based product directly to the roots. This stops your mane from sticking to your scalp, which may be just the boost your hair needs. Try our Keratin-infused Root Boost & Volumizer!  

Work On Individual Strands 

Of course, you may not want just to create an illusion of volume. You may want actual volume. The best way to do this is to focus on individual strands. Today, most of the volumizing products do this by cleaning the hair without stripping away essential oils and nutrients. 

Generally, you should try to avoid volumizing products that feel weighty. Heavy creams, serums, and waxes can all end up weighing down and flattening your hair. Instead, focus on keratin products like hair thickening sprays.  

Try A New Part 

If you don’t like your hair’s direction, maybe it’s time to reverse course. A consistent part in your hair can keep it flat and dull. This is especially true if you’ve had the same part for years or even decades. 

A simple switch in your part can help lift your hair at its roots. This gets it away from your scalp, where it can flow a little more freely and without the weight of hairdo inertia.  

Update Your ‘Do 

If you’re looking for something a little more dramatic than a mere change in how you part your hair, maybe it’s time for a completely new style. Your hairstyle plays a dramatic role in how others view your hair, and your current hairdo may emphasize the least flattering characteristics of your follicle growth. 

For those with fine, thin hair, keeping your hair straight only highlights its lack of volume. A curly or wavy style can create volume and better show off your hair’s inherent beauty.  

To avoid unnecessary heat, simply apply a keratin-infused mousse or thickening product into your damp hair. Then braid each half of your hair and let it dry. When you undo your braids, softly run your fingers through your hair.  

Brush Away Bad Brushes 

Often, the key to fixing a problem is using the right tools. So, for those struggling with thin, fine hair, it’s best to use a hairbrush that doesn’t add heat, cause breakage, or otherwise damage your hair. 

That means you should avoid brushes made of metal or hard plastic. Round, metal brushes can carry heat throughout your mane, incurring damage along the way. Plastic brushes, on the other hand, tend to catch and rip hair. 

Most stylists recommend a brush made with natural boar bristles or from flexible nylon. Neither of these materials will carry unnecessary heat or snag and rip tangled strands. 

Protect Your Hair 

We’ve talked about avoiding heat a couple of times now. That’s because heat can dry out hair and leave it weak and lacking structural integrity. Whenever possible, it’s best to air-dry your hair. If you have to use a blow dryer or styling iron, try to use its coolest temperature. 

There are also thermal protective products available that you can add to your hair, too, that can help stymie the effects of a too-hot blow dryer. After any other hair products, this should be added to ensure the protective layer is what’s exposed to heat. 

Highlight What You Have 

Our final suggestion is another trick that can help make it look like your hair has more volume than it does. The nice thing about this method is that you also get new hair color out of it. 

Strategically placed hair dye or highlights can help add contrast to your hair, which creates an illusion of volume. However, you want to avoid bleaching or over-lightening your hair. Finding the right balance is necessary to ensure you aren’t further damaging to your hair. 

Add Volume to Fine Hair with Keratherapy

There’s no need to get down due to fine or thin hair. With the tips above, along with our Keratin-Infused Volumizing Collection, Keratherapy can help you add strength, integrity, and vitality back to locks, and if you’re not sure how to reach your hair goals, just take our online hair quiz. Our FAQ can also help answer any questions you may have about keratin products. 

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