Here’s your hairway to heaven for luscious locks.
Ever felt like your hair was thicker despite just having your ends trimmed? Having clean and fresh ends is the answer to thicker hair. Other than getting them constantly trimmed, locking in moisture in your ends will keep your hair looking great.
NEXT: Snip smartly →
If you want voluminous hair, then a shorter length is the way to go. Shorter hair encourages body and bounce without an ounce of effort. When hair is thin and longer, it can easily become straggly and stringy.
NEXT: Cleanse and condition →
While fewer washes are supposed to improve the health of your hair, the oil and grease build-up is a nightmare for those with thicker hair. Use a volume-boosting, sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner, and only apply the latter from the mid-lengths through the ends.
NEXT: Tease it once in a while →
Teasing is so stigmatised in the hair world, but it’s a fool-proof way to add some volume to your lifeless locks. As long as you don’t overdo it, it does little harm to your hair.
NEXT: Ponytails are your best friends →
Double up on your hair ties when pulling your hair up into a ponytail to give your hair an added lift. The easier hack to make your ponytail appear full, not floppy!
NEXT: Watch how you part →
Switch up your hair parting to give your hair an instant added boost, especially for fine hair. If you stick to the same parting all the time, your hair gets flat and appears less healthy over time from all that weight.
NEXT: Leave out the oils →
Oil discourages volume by weighing your hair down. Substitute your hair oils for a well-balanced hair mask that incorporates oils with other hair-healthy ingredients.
NEXT: Use the right brush →
Using the right brush is key for any type of hair, and especially so with thinner manes. Get soft and gentle bristles to prevent further thinning and maintain the silkiness of your hair.
NEXT: Roll it out →
Velcro rollers are making a comeback! Or at least, they should. Roll the top few layers of your hair into velcro rollers, fluff and spray with a light-hold hairspray to achieve bouncy curls without all that heat damage from your curling iron.
NEXT: Rethink your flat iron →
Flat-ironing your hair in a downwards movement is the common way to do it, but going in an upward motion gets you instant volume to add some fluff to your locks.
NEXT: Pay attention to your ends →
By Atika Lim, The Singapore Women’s Weekly, April 2017
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