It's all about using the right combination of products - like many, your fine, thin hair might just be down to using the wrong products for your hair type, which can give a flat and lacklustre look to your locks. With so many hair volumising products on the market, it's hard to know what's a winner and what's a flop. So here's my how-to guide to bigger and better hair days for the finer haired folk.
Step 1. The importance of the right shampoo
Choosing the right shampoo and conditioner is a very big deal! For fine hair, using the right products will determine how much bounce, shine and life you get. My favourite volumising shampoo and conditioner range right now is the Australian-owned Davroe Volume Senses Shampoo and Conditioner, $24.50 each. It's 100% vegan, sulphate-free and paraben-free. Without sulphate it won't lather up as much as shampoos with sulphate will, however it also doesn't strip your hair colour. It lathers the perfect amount to cleanse and the conditioner gives just enough moisture without weighing the hair down. Made with all natural extracts, the scent is gorgeously herbal and fresh. After a week, your hair will definitely have more lift and thickness to it.
Step 2: Hair building blocks
Scary memories of our mothers in the '80s flash into our minds when we think of hair mousse. However the right mousse still remains the best prep product for fine hair! One of my favourites is the Redken Guts 10 Volumising Spray Foam ($26.31) because not only does it give the illusion of double the hair thickness, it also gives a brilliant grip to the hair to hold any style all day. Once you've washed and towel dried your hair, section your hair as you would when you blow dry. Before drying each section, work in the mousse from the roots down to the ends. Repeat for every section.
Step 3: Pump Up the Powder
For that extra inch of volume, add the best hair powder (it's like dry hair shampoo but stronger) around: Bumble and Bumble Pret a Powder, $35. This matte textured powder gives a grip to the hair which allows you to manipulate the style to be big and bold! Your hair will also look like it's multiplied thanks to the tiny fibres within the powder. The best way to apply this is in sections, lightly tapping the product into the roots and then massaging it into the hair with your fingers. It's also great applied to the ends to give extra dimension and hold.