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Flat Hair 360: All You Need To Know Turn Around Your Flat Hair Days

01 May 2019
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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.

Don’t let flat hair get you down! Yes, it is possible to fight the flat, with the right products at your disposal. We’ve looked into the best tips and tricks to change your hair game for good. Flat hair be gone, bring on the volume!

Flat Hair Tip #1: A Cut Above The Rest

A one-length, long hairstyle has the unfortunate side effect of making your hair look the two dreaded F-words: finer and flatter. Why? Because a long length can weigh down your locks, while a one-length style minimises depth creating flat hair. Sometimes it’s better to go for a mid-length to short cut. Before you go for the big chop however, bear in mind that there is a lot more going on behind the scenes. Cutting your hair won’t guarantee volume… in fact, a too-pronounced gradient can have the opposite effect. The trick lies in sculpting the hair. Sculpting can be achieved in the form of layers, to make the texture bouncier for maximum movement. Your stylist will be able to provide personalised recommendations that suit your texture and hair type, to help you fight the flatness!

Flat Hair Tip #2: Colour Me Voluminous!

Surprisingly, it’s also possible to volumise your flat hair with strategic colour choice and placement - a well-kept salon secret. Carefully-positioned colour has the ability to transform your hair into a fuller style, using contrast to create dimension. This can be achieved with highlights, lowlights and babylights. So not only do you get a beautiful hair colour, you also volumise your hair at the same time! Who said you can’t have your cake and eat it too?

Flat Hair Tip #3: Style It Right

Styling your tresses is a big part of upgrading your locks from flat to where it’s at! Our pro has some tips on where to start. Firstly, the more you fuss with a blow dryer, the thinner hair can look. On the other hand, the less heat you apply to your locks, the more voluminous it appears. So it’s time to keep heat out of reach and instead time to embrace your natural locks and air dry your hair as much as possible. If your hair falls on the curlier spectrum, we gotchu, girl! If you’re a curly-haired babe then it’s vital to define the curls, which gives locks a controlled density.

Next up, it’s dry shampoo’s time to shine! Bet you didn’t know that your dry shampoo can be used for more than just hiding your greasy locks. Yup, this multitasking product also gives volume to flat hair! It’s simplified here in 3 easy steps:

1. First, apply dry shampoo directly to the roots.

2. Then, with your head upside down, work the strands starting at the nape of the neck.

3. Finally, move back up to the top of the head.

And hey presto - volume in, flat hair out!

Flat Hair Care

It’s important to adapt your shampoo to how often you wash your hair - it all relies on your hair’s tendency to become greasy. For fine hair, opt for a lighter, gentler shampoo that will protect your strands. Don’t weigh hair down unnecessarily with heavy, oil based products. It’s important to avoid overly-rich shampoos if you’ve got finer locks, as the intense ingredients can weigh your mane down. We recommenKérastase Bain Densité Shampoo, a specially formulated shampoo that gives your hair the thickness and all the body you’re after!

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With these pro tips, flat hair won’t be making any appearances - bye, bye pancake hair!

Interested in finding out more on flat hair? Use our salon locator to book an appointment with a hair professional near you.

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