Women with thin hair are on a constant quest for thick, luxurious hair, and often resort to extreme means to get the kind of hair flaunted by celebrities. These ladies are practically ruining their hair trying to create voluptuous locks due to frequent mistakes. Check out the top common mistakes made by fine-haired girls.
Abusing hair care products: Thin hair can be fragile and easily roughed up. As great as a thorough scalp scrub feels in the moment, make sure you are using gentle movements to avoid the tangling and breakage that can happen. And if you are using a clarifying or bodifying shampoo, the cleansing agents will do the majority of the work for you, so go easy on that scalp. Also, always remember that volume comes from the scalp, when you are applying those volumizing conditioners and shampoos, work the formula from the scalp out. When working with volumizing or restorative masques, heed this tip, apply product from mid-shaft to the ends.
Solid hair color: Don’t leave you hair all one color. It is hard to detect any movement or definition when there is no reflection, to remedy it, talk to your hairstylist about highlights, balayage or anything that would add some dimension and change your style to show interesting contrast.
Washing your hair every day: Thin-haired women often think scalp oils are going to flatten their tresses down. After washing your hair, make sure you apply a body-building mousse or spray directly to your scalp for this gives your hair a nice boost. On day two or three of not washing your hair, you can re-apply some volumizing mousse directly to the scalp and hit it with a blow dryer for 30 seconds to renew the lift and body in your hair, without having to restyle your whole head. Pro tip: If you have a very oily scalp, a cool trick to try is applying a dry shampoo directly to the scalp of damp hair right after shampooing. It will give you lift and absorb your scalp oils for the next few days.
Getting the wrong haircut: Long, single-length hair cascading down your back may seem good in theory, but it is not a great option for thin-haired ladies. Soft layers are essential for creating fullness and movement in addition to framing the face better.
Burning hair with heat styling: Use your blowdryer on low velocity with a high heat setting — your fine hair will dry just fine without tornado speed. It is imperative for hair protection that curling irons and flat irons be set at 350 degrees, and be sure to prime your hair with a heat protectant product to not only build up strength and volume but for complete heat protection.