How to Create Volume and Thickness on Fine Hair

by Brianna Thompson
Flat and fine hair can be challenging to manage, as it tends to lack volume and body. However, with the right hair care routine and styling tips, you can transform your flat and fine hair into a head-turning, voluminous mane. Here are some tips on how to manage flat and fine hair:

Choose the right shampoo and conditioner.

The right shampoo and conditioner can make a big difference in the appearance of your flat and fine hair. Look for volumizing shampoos and conditioners that contain ingredients like panthenol, biotin, and keratin, which help to strengthen and thicken the hair. Here are some great volumizing shampoos: 

Avoid using heavy, moisturizing shampoos and conditioners, as they can weigh down your hair and make it look even flatter.

Use a volumizing mousse or spray.

Volumizing mousses and sprays can help to add volume and texture to your flat and fine hair. Apply the mousse or spray to damp hair, then blow dry using a round brush to create lift and volume at the roots. Here are some of my fav mousses! 
Moroccan Oil Mousse


Avoid heavy styling products.

Avoid using heavy styling products like waxes and pomades, as they can weigh down your hair and make it look greasy. Instead, opt for lightweight styling products like hairsprays and dry shampoos. Here are some of my fav sprays and dry shampoos: 
Kenra Volume #25 
Blow dry your hair upside down.

Blow drying your hair upside down is a great way to add volume and body to flat and fine hair. Start by flipping your head upside down and blow drying your hair in sections, using a round brush to create lift at the roots.


Use hot rollers or a curling iron.

Hot rollers and curling irons are great tools for adding volume and texture to flat and fine hair. Use them to create loose waves or curls, then lightly tousle your hair with your fingers to create a more natural look.


Avoid over-washing your hair.

Over-washing your hair can strip it of its natural oils, leaving it looking limp and lifeless. Try to wash your hair no more than two or three times a week, using dry shampoo in between washes to keep your hair looking fresh. 

Get regular trims.

Regular trims are essential for keeping your hair healthy and preventing split ends, which can make your hair look even flatter. Aim to get a trim every six to eight weeks to keep your hair looking its best.


 Managing flat and fine hair overall may require some extra effort, but with the right products and styling techniques, you can transform your hair into a voluminous, head-turning mane. Try incorporating these tips into your hair care routine, and you'll be amazed at the difference they can make.

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