Flat, fine hair is the Bane of my life.
Every morning I fight the endless hair battle with my non-existent beehive to get it looking a little bit more Amy Winehouse then Worzel Gumgage (If you do not know who this is, then I envy your youth!).
Happy Hair days were a thing of my dreams until recently that is. After years and years of spending £££££££ on volumising hair products, I’ve finally found the secret formula for getting my locks looking a lot more voluminous.
To add volume to your hair you need two things and there really is no way of getting around it.
Heat and hair product.
You need heat to blast those roots into affinity and beyond, and then the product steps in to help keep it lifted.
As much as I would love to leave my hair to air dry naturally, its just never going to work for me.
So first things first, my shampoo and conditioner of choice right now are from the natural hair shampoo brand Noughty.
Their newest range to hit the shelves (today!) is formulated with us fine/limp haired ladies in mind.
The shampoo does a lovely job of gently cleansing your mane, whilst the conditioner has a lovely lightweight feel to it, yet is still rich enough to properly treat and moisturise your hair. The smell of this range is absolutely divine, and it managed to leave my do looking all bouncy but without the fuzzy.
So once my hair is feeling squeaky clean, I give it a good brush with a Tangle Teezer.
If you haven’t converted to a tangle teezer yet,
WHAT ARE YOU DOING!?
Brushing fine wet hair is a ball ache, it gets knotty the minute a comb comes its way, and you can literally hear the strands break as you yank your brush, or whatever torture device your using (my mum used to use a wide tooth comb on me, that was always fun….).
Tangle Teezer has quite literally changed my life.
Instead of spending twenty minutes yanking and pulling my knots, this clever little contraption (looks like a dogs brush tbh) gently glides through the strands quickly easing out all the tangles as it goes. No breakage, and no crying.
I then blast dry my mop upside down with my GHD Air.
Now I know this is the point that most people would put in their volumising product, like a moose or something to add lift. But I have yet to find something that doesn’t weight my hair down when wet.
I seriously think the key thing to do when you have such fine flat hair, is to keep the products as minimal as possible when especially when its wet.
So once your hair has been blasted dry, (the only good thing about having fine hair is how quick we can get it dry!) you wanna keep your head in the upside-down position, until the hair has cooled down.
What hairdressers call, setting.
Once you’ve got that volume in your roots from the hairdryer, it’s so much easier to keep it, then if you were trying to add volume to air-dried haired.
These both do pretty much the same thing, but I find with the VO5 powder, I can get a lot more OOMPH. Part the hairs, and sprinkle/spray directly at the root, and then give it a quick rub.
Doing this helps to keep that volume in at the roots, and the rest of the hair should feel lightweight and free.
If I’m after serious volume, I usually grab my Babyliss conical wand and gently create a few loose waves around the top section of my head. Curl them up, then give them a shakeout and you’ve given yourself some extra volume in just a few seconds.