root boost model

Styling thin hair can be tricky. If you desire thick luscious hair but suffer with fine limp hair, here are some helpful hints to create the illusion of having a thicker, fuller mane.

1 – Wash More Often
The minute your hair gets a little oily it will weigh it down. Wash your hair more often just don’t go overboard. Washing too often can strip your hair and increase oil production. Fine-hair ladies should wash every other day using a dry shampoo the second day if needed. Start with a volumizing shampoo; it will cleanse your hair without adding any weight.

2 – Condition Ends
Avoid applying conditioner to your roots. If your hair needs a conditioner, apply it mid-length to the end avoiding the scalp area. You do not want to weigh your hair down so condition your hair sparingly.

3 – Use a Styling Aid
Choose a styling aid which includes Panthenol. Panthenol thickens each strand of hair adding an abundance of shine and texture while reducing split ends. Find a fine hair gel or foam specifically formulated for fine hair.

4 – Volumize Your Roots
Pump up the volume by boosting your roots!  Volumize fine, flat hair by targeting & texturizing your roots with a root lifter spray. Choose one that contains Hydrolyzed Soy Protein which nourishes, moisturizes and thickens the hair without weighing it down.  Divide damp clean hair into multiple sections. Use fingers like a fork to lift sectioned hair away from scalp. Spray root lifter directly onto damp roots. Repeat until full head is covered then blow dry hair.

5 – Drying Techniques
Use tried & true methods to add volume when drying your hair. As you blow-dry your hair, scrunch with your hand until it’s at least 60% dry, then finish styling with a brush. You can also blow-dry your hair upside down then part your hair on the opposite side.

6 – Hold That Style –
Now that you have the style you’re after, keep it in place with a quick spritz of hair spray.

7- Second Day Blues –
A dry shampoo can be your best friend! It’s a quick and easy way to eliminate unwanted oil. Try to look for a spray-on residue free version for easy application. Simply, part your hair and spray onto your roots, give it a few minutes to absorb the excess oil, finger toss it then spray all over your hair to add some extra volume. There are plenty of powder versions as well. If you are up for the challenge, you can make your own.  Whatever type you choose, your hair and scalp will feel clean and refreshed!

Dennis Bernard