Styling Tips for Fine, Sparse or Thinning Hair from the experts at Monaco Salon in Tampa
If you have fine hair, even if you have a LOT of it, you know the daily struggle to create body and volume. Perhaps your hair is naturally sparse or it is visible thinning over time. The pros at Monaco Salon share a few tips and tricks to help you get a fuller look.
- The right haircut will give thin hair a visible volume boost and conceal problem areas
- Avoid a middle part which can accentuate sparse hair
- Adding highlights can give fine, limp hair a root boost. The chemical process adds texture to the hair shaft which makes the hair look fuller.
- Use styling products that are lightweight so they won’t weigh down your style
- Dry shampoo is your new best friend, even on clean hair, because it gives hair some ‘grab!’
- Consider tape in hair extensions. Even at longer lengths, they add fullness without weighing hair down.
Ideal Haircuts for fine, thin or thinning hair.
The goal is to keep your hair from looking too sparse or stringy at the ends so your stylist may suggest avoiding a blunt bob style. You may get better results from a style with a bit of layering at the bottom, even if very subtle. Talk to your stylist about a cut that can help camouflage any trouble spots. You may also want to consider a shorter cut, which will allow your hair to look fuller than it actually is by taking weight off of the ends. Avoid styling your hair with a straight part down the middle. Try a zig-zag part or side swept bangs, which will add volume and help conceal a wide-looking part.
Hair color can boost volume.
Highlights, or a hair color service that uses a lightener, will actually “rough up” the hair cuticle which creates a little volume. Ask your stylist if highlights are right for your hair. If your hair damaged, your stylist may suggest incorporating Olaplex into your color service in order to fortify your hair.
Care for Thinning Hair
Use a gentle touch when washing and drying your hair. Comb out wet hair gently, with a wide tooth comb instead of a bristle brush. And absorb as much water as possible with a thirsty microfiber towel…no twisting and rubbing. Less moisture means less time under the dryer. You’ll want to minimize heat styling to keep hair from drying out and breaking off if your hair is thin due to damage.
Styling Tips for Thinning Hair
When it comes to styling products for fine or thinning hair, the last thing you’ll want to do is weigh hair down. So look for lightweight products, and avoid products containing oil or silicone. Popular ingredients like Argan oil or Moroccan oil are beneficial for dry hair, but may cause fine or thinning hair to look limp.
When hair is wet, add a thickening serum and blow dry hair with a round brush. Adding some wave to the hair during your blowout, or even with a curling iron on a low/medium setting, will add visual volume to the hair. If your hair is dry and in need of a boost, Dry Shampoo will be your best friend. Your hair doesn’t have to be “dirty.” You can apply dry shampoo right after a blow dry to add some guts to your style without stickiness. Just spray a little at your roots and massage into hair before styling.
Hair Extensions for Thin Hair
Short or long, depending on the condition of your hair, adding hair extensions could be a great way to add instant volume that lasts for weeks or months. Although this option can be expensive, the price can be well worth it if you are looking for a non-medical solution for fine or thinning hair. From temporary clip-ins to seamless tape in extensions, hair extensions are a great way to boost your confidence and give you that extra hair! For more on hair extension services in Tampa, take a look at our hair extensions at Monaco Hair Salon.
At Monaco Salon, we know a lot about fine and thinning hair and know how to keep you looking your best. We would love to sit down with you and design the right hairstyle for your fine or thinning hair. Our professionals can meet with you privately, and offer advice on how to achieve more volume and fullness with the right hair style, styling techniques and products.