We like our hair how we like our music…with plenty of volume! But annoyingly, as we get older, our hair can become thinner and less voluminous. In fact, 1 in 5 women in the UK suffer from thinning hair or hair loss.
Before you panic, it’s totally normal to lose up to 100 strands of hair a day so don’t stress if you notice a clump in the plughole or in your hairbrush. Put into context, you have around 120,000 hairs growing on your head at any one time.
Stress, diet and ageing can all lead to hair becoming finer. Hormones play a big part, too. New mums may notice some shedding, as well as those going through the menopause. And then there’s those that have always had fine, thin hair. Whatever your hair history, there are tips you can implement to stimulate, or even fake, fuller tresses.
So, our advice for fine thin hair? For starters, it’s worth spending a few minutes massaging your head with your fingertips while your conditioner is on. It will relieve tension and boost circulation to maintain peak scalp health. Avoid heavy masks and products as they will only weigh fine hair down.
The right cut and style can help too so take some celebrity hairspo with our volume-boosting gallery.
Corkscrew curls add height, width and depth to hair on the finer side. Use a small barrel tong to create tight ringlets like Fearne Cotton.
The best thing about The Night Manager wasn’t Tom Hiddleston…it was Elizabeth Debicki’s gamine crop. This choppy pixie cut is ideal for thinner hair.
Add volume with clever highlights. By using varying tones through your hair – from deep chocolate to champagne blonde – it gives the illusion of thicker hair. Jennifer Lopez has the right idea!