Me and my very thin hair. (Image supplied.)
I’ve always wondered, what can I do to trick people into thinking I have a head full of glorious hair? Well, friends, I have answers, and I think you’ll like them…
1. Beware of overdoing it with “moisturising products”.
The biggest culprit for weighing down thin hair and in turn making it look sparser? Products that aim to “moisturise”.
“The most important rule for anyone with thin hair wanting to create the illusion of thicker hair is a great product regime,” explains Emiliano Vitale – Creative Director, é SALON in Sydney.
“Avoid heavy, moisture-based treatments as these will weigh the hair down, causing it to appear limp and lank.”
Are you thinking what I’m thinking? But what will my poor dry hair do without moisture? Don’t stress and bin your conditioner out, just be mindful of going easy on it.
“If you don’t use conditioner, this will weaken the hair and make it brittle and flyway. Always use a small amount, and a conditioner that will enhance shine, body and movement.”
2. Bin the brush (yes, really).
According to Uros Mikic, the Creative Director of Kinky Curly Straight in Adelaide, your limp-hair-woes might be the result of your hairbrush when it comes to drying your hair. To give your hair a helping hand, Uros advises you style your strands sans brush! There’s no denying that this sounds crazy but his explanation makes a lot of sense.
“If you use a brush you’re actually smoothing the hair and the cuticle and making the hair appear flatter.”
“Blast the hair with a blow dryer and instead of using a brush, tip your head upside down and finger dry to lift the hair from the roots to mid-lengths. This affects the cuticle by blowing it up and making the hair appear denser and thicker.” (Post continues after gallery.)