Fine & Flat? Fake Thick Hair!

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Hair can be pretty deceiving when it comes to density and fullness.  For many of you, you may have a lot of hair, but it just happens to be a lot of very fine strands. This gives off the appearance that your hair is flat and dull, which can be very hard to style exactly how you want to. No need to worry though, here are some tips and tricks to faking that big full do we all want!

Shampoo: Opt for a more invigorating shampoo that will really get the follicles on your scalp to perk up.  Try ColorProof SuperPlump Shampoo for a thick root look. This shampoo infuses weightless body and fullness while gently cleansing your strands. Really work your shampoo onto your head too by massaging your scalp, which stimulates blood flow.

Conditioner:  Here is where a lot of products that weigh your hair down get snuck into your daily routine.  Steer clear of anything that says “hydrating” and “smoothing” on the bottle because these most likely have oils in them that will keep your hair from gaining volume. We suggest ColorProof SuperPlump Condition, as it is ultra-light and volumizing while still being color protecting and smoothing on your tresses.

Blowdrying: First step, spray a heat protectant all over hair. We suggest Kevin.Murphy Staying.Alive Leave-In Condition. Not only is it an excellent heat protectant, but it’s extremely lightweight, so it will not weigh the hair down at all while it provides antioxidants, strength, and frizz tamers to your strands.   Be sure to flip your head over and start blowdrying with a round brush.  After the dampness is gone, flip the hair back over and begin to blow dry the rest in sections.  Make sure to have a diffuser on the end of your dryer to give hair an amped-up vibe.

Velcro Rollers (Optional for extra puff if you have the time!): After blow drying hair, set front pieces in velcro rollers and clips for about 20 minutes to maintain high volume.

Tease: Let the rollers out and lightly tease the parts of hair at the crown of your head. Try using Kevin.Murphy Powder.Puff. It’s pretty much the most amazing pre-tease product you can use on your hair! It will make your hair big and create that sexy messy texture we strive for. So simple to use; just sprinkle onto the roots prior your tease!

Root Lifter:  After teasing, spritz a small amount of root lifter in your hair to make sure your roots stay up.  This can be in either mousse or spray form just make sure not to put in too much product to work against you and weigh hair down in the process.  We like Kevin.Murphy Body.Builder Volumising Mouse. It’s so weightless and moisturizing that you can apply as much as you’d like without worry of your hair laying flat or getting that crunchy after affect that most mousses may do.

Hairspray:  Look for hairsprays that have thickening or volumizing agents built into them to help with your fine hair. Use them to set your overall look. We really like Kevin.Murphy Texture.Master. It has those volumizing agents you need and provides a strong hold. It was inspired by the bouffant and bee hive look, and will transform your hair to create a big base. If you want more of a medium hold, ColorProof has an awesome one – AllAround Flexible Hold Hairspray. It’s versatile and weightless, still has great hold while being brushable and leaving your hair touchable soft, and shiny.

Layers: The next time you head to your salon to get your hair cut, give layers a try. By layering sections of hair, a texturized look is created which gives off the sense of thicker hair.

Brushing:  Don’t brush your hair too often; this stimulates oils from the scalp which will make hair flat.  If you must fix your hair with some sort of a tool, opt for a wide-tooth comb.

Washing Your Hair: We know you have probably heard this about three thousand times but do not wash your hair every day.  You will benefit from this by getting fuller looking hair at the roots, and just use dry shampoo in-between washes! We carry both Kevin.Murphy Fresh.Hair and ColorProof DrySpell dry shampoos. They are both color safe, lightweight, and they both remove oils and odors from your hair. Even better, they both add lift and volume!