Those of use with finer than fine hair have drooled over thick, magnificent locks that the Kardashians would be proud of. Even though we may not have been genetically blessed with enviable strands, there are ways to fake it until you make it.
Get the right cut
We know, it can be hard to let go of the hair you’ve worked so hard to grow. But have you ever noticed how much thicker it is when you have walked straight out of the hairdressers with a new trim? Keep on top of split-end maintenance by snipping those ends up to four times a year.
Get the right products
The right products will depend on your hair types and needs, but you can’t go wrong with volumizing powders, texture sprays, dry shampoos and mousses. Remember to wash your hair thoroughly after using these as a build-up of any of the aforementioned will put a hard stop to any voluminous hair quest you may be on – they will end up weighing your strands down.
Learn to Backcomb like a pro
A failproof way to build volume. Simply gather a small section of hair, hold it at an angle away from your head and tease the hair at the roots with a fine comb. Finish with a small amount of hairspray and repeat all over until you have the desired effect, lightly brushing the hair on top to smooth it out and hide the evidence of backcombing. Easy.
Change Your Parting
If you’ve had a middle parting forever, it tends to get a bit wider and more sparse as time goes on. Try flipping your part to the side to create more fullness on top – the best part about this trick? No products and about a second of your time.
Give yourself a low maintenance blowdry
Okay, this might take longer than 5 minutes, but the results will pleasantly surprise you. Blow-dry your hair until 85% dry, then use a soft scrunchie to tie in a bun at the top of your head – as close to your forehead as possible (forewarning, this doesn’t look cool). Leave to dry while you carry on with your morning routine and voila! Crazy volume.
Obviously, get them closest to the hair colour you can see yourself sticking to. The easiest way to add/remove length in a flash and you have super style.
Words By Rosina Findlay