Fine Hair Overthrow: 3 Pro Ways To Make Thin Hair Look Thicker

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Fine Hair Overthrow: 3 Pro Ways To Make Thin Hair Look Thicker

13 December 2018
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Elizabeth Hall

Elizabeth Hall

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An American journalist living in Paris, Elizabeth has a passion for all things hair.

We know that thin-looking hair doesn’t necessarily represent the mane of your dreams. While we can’t deny the obvious benefits of speedy drying-time and effortless tangle-teasing, sometimes, we just want a bit of oomph in our hair life. Here, we deliver three key pro pointers on how to add some extra va-va-voom to your lacklustre locks, as told by Headmasters Creative Ambassador, Jonathan Soons. See ya never, flat hair!

1. Go Easy With The Scissors On Thin Hair

The first pro-approved trick is to always ensure your graduated cut is shaped well. While a graduated cut can add body to your fine hair when done well, a graduated cut that is too pronounced can have the opposite effect… a reason you should leave the precise art of cutting hair to the professionals. A balanced graduated cut stacks weight onto your outer shape without over cutting the hair hidden in the bottoms layers making thin hair look thicker; if too much is shaved off from underneath, hello flat hair!

You should also steer clear of sharp, dramatic angles or curves on the outside lengths of your graduated hair. 

“Make sure your hair doesn't have too many layers in it so that it takes away the thickness for your hair and opt for a chunkier finish on the lengths”, advises Jonathan.

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Stick with longer lengths to avoid unwanted end results! If you do want to add some curves or angles to your outer shape, be sure that it’s done subtly. This is why you should consult with your stylist before committing to any adventurous requests you bring to the salon - the pros know best, it’s just a fact.


2. Gentle Hair Styling For Thin air

You know the expression “less is more”? Well, when it comes to styling thin hair, hold this little gem close to your heart. It may seem reasonable to put more energy into heat styling your hair so as to compensate for your fine hair type - wroooong. It’s a good idea to ease off on the heat tools with thin hair.

It’s all in the products. 

“There has been a huge step forward in product development and dry styling is now a big deal, it can give a huge boost of volume. When blow drying, it’s important to blow the front forward and the rest back to give hair the best silhouette - use Redken Wind Blown 05 finishing spray and L’Oréal Professionnel Tecni.ART Pli styling spray to layer up the product at the root, it will be the foundation for your blow out”, says Jonathan. “Next, use  L’Oréal Professionnel Tecni.ART Super Dust. Apply around the crown and behind the ears, these are the areas that tend to go flat the quickest. But with the super dust product there, your hair will always feel plump”, advises Jonathan. 

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Craving more? “A teasing set is one of the old backstage techniques for getting body in the hair,” Jonathan tells us. Check out his master step-by-step advice on turning up the volume:

1. “On dry hair, take sections around your head, back comb from under each section all the way around your head.
2. Next, add a light hairspray and then using a tong, give some heat to the roots and allow them to cool down.
3. Finally, brush out the root – it will be so much plumper - keep doing this until you are happy with the amount of body,” says Jonathan. 

Jonathan Soons


3. Fine-Tune Your Hair Care Routine To Achieve Thicker Hair

It’s tempting to go overboard with rigorous shampooing, but you must resist the temptation to over wash!  The act of over washing your locks can inflict long-term damage to your delicate hair fibres. Tisk, tisk - save the strands! So, the million dollar question, exactly how often should you wash your hair? Experts tell us it varies depending on how much sebum (grease) you produce as well as the type of shampoo you’re using. For fine hair, it’s better to use a gentle, yet protective shampoo.

Use L’Oréal Professionnel Serie Expert Volumetry shampoo for a daily shampoo that gently purifies without stripping away the natural state of your hair. This, as well as opting for a dry shampoo like L’Oréal Professionnel Tecni.ART Morning After Dust a couple days a week can be a good practice to avoid overwashing. For special occasions when you want more intense results, Kérastase’s Volumifique Bain safely lifts flat hair through its Ampliflex System, which acts to stimulate your hair’s natural vitality for added bounce and thickness. Good hair days are just the right shampoo away.

A thick, selfie-worthy crown is finally in reaching distance and you too can make thin hair look thicker with these pro tricks up your sleeve!

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