People with thin hair need to avoid detergents, polymers, proteins, damaging alcohols, and ammonia that is found in traditional shampoos in the form of ammonium lauryl sulfate or sodium lauryl sulfate. Check out these hacks here that will help you grow your hair.
1. Use an egg-size amount of mousse.
Mousse gets a bad rap because of its crunchy ’90s past, but mousse is key for adding volume to otherwise limp hair. Start off with an egg-size dollop in your hand (hair stylist Mark Townsend says this is a good amount if you have fine hair), and then work it evenly through damp hair, roots to ends, before blow drying.
2. Use your fingers first instead of a comb or brush when blow drying your hair.
To get the majority of water out of your strands, use your fingers like a comb and lightly rake your hair up and away from your head as you blow it dry (concentrating the nozzle at the root, directing the air flow toward the ends to help smooth the cuticle down; otherwise you can create frizz). Pulling your hair away from your scalp with your fingers (rather than blow drying it flat against your head) creates a fuller result, because as you lift and heat your roots simultaneously, you build volume. Finally, go back through with a big round brush to finish styling it.
4. Condition your hair before you shampoo it to give it more texture.
Conditioner is great because it makes your strands nice and soft, but sometimes hair that is too soft and slick won’t hold any style. Washing your hair in the reverse order will create the perfect texture you’ll need for building volume in your hair. Try Tresemmé’s Beauty-Full Volume reverse shampoo and conditioner, which was designed with this exact concept in mind.
6. Tease your hair in small sections and spray it with hairspray.
Teasing is the ultimate trick for creating volume at your roots. While holding a small section of your hair up and away from your head, gently backcomb toward your head. Then, hairspray each section at the roots to ensure the tease won’t fall out. Continue doing this in small sections to create the height and shape you want, and then lightly smooth over the top layer of hair to hide the teasing underneath.
7. Split your ponytail in half with your hair tie when securing it. Secure your ponytail as normal, but instead of wrapping the hair tie around your entire pony on the last wrap, pull only the bottom half of your ponytail through. This will push the bottom half of your hair down and lift the top section up slightly to create the illusion of a fuller ponytail.ulv