If you are like most people, you take a second look at hair products that claim to make your hair thicker. While some of these products do a great job at adding volume, the type of product you choose for your particular hair type can make all the difference. This guide demonstrates which type of product to use on your hair, and how to use them.
Products for Fine-Textured Hair
If your hair is fine, as well as thin, choose a styling spray or a mousse instead of the heavier gels. These products are nearly invisible and light. Turn your head upside down and spray the styling spray on your hair, as close to the roots as possible. Lightly rub it into your scalp and flip your hair back as you stand up.
If you’re using mousse, spray a small amount into the palm of your hand. Rub your hands together and work the mouse into your hair, getting as much on the roots as possible.
Products for Medium-Textured Hair
Choose a light styling-gel or lotion for your medium-textured hair. Use the same steps as you would if you were using mousse, remembering to work it into the roots as much as possible.
Products for Course or Curly Hair
Pick up a stronger gel if your thin hair is curly or course. Then work it into the roots of your hair. Use the gel to smooth out the coarseness a little or to scrunch up the curls to provide a thicker look.
As you apply any styling product to your hair, keep the following tips in mind:
- Shampoo and condition your hair in cool water to simulate the roots before adding new styling products.
- Don’t add more product until you have washed out the old product to prevent buildup, which can lead to heavy, dull hair.
- Towel dry your hair before applying products and blow drying.
- Create more volume by holding the blow dryer close to the roots until completely dry, then finish out the process by drying the rest of your hair.
- Style your hair with the desired tools after you apply the product.
- Use hairspray sparingly as too much can weigh your hair down.
Ask your stylist if you have trouble determining which type of hair you have, or don’t know which products to buy. Practice with different styles until you get the desired look. Share this with others who have thin hair, but might not know how to make it look thicker. For more information, contact a company like Alaska Dollar Market & Beauty Supply to learn more.