The Secret Weapon to Overcoming Thin and Baby Fine Hair

Article published at: Aug 16, 2023 Article author: Eme Ray Article tag: diy
The Secret Weapon to Overcoming Thin and Baby Fine Hair
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How to Pump Up Thin Hair and Flat Hair

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Before picture of thin fine hair and after picture with bliss hair extensions

If you have fine and thin hair, you may be looking for ways to add length and body to your flat hair. Fortunately, there are several techniques and products that can help you create the illusion of thicker hair. In this article, we’ll explore some of the best ways to add hair length and body to thin fine hair.

Hairstyles and Hair Care for Fine and Thin Hair

  1. Use Volumizing Shampoos and Conditioners

    • One of the easiest ways to add body to thin fine hair is by using volumizing shampoos and conditioners to create the illusion of fuller hair.  These products are designed to add volume and thickness to your hair, to make hair appear fuller and more voluminous. Look for products that contain ingredients like hydrolyzed wheat protein, keratin, and biotin, as these can help strengthen and thicken your hair.  These products lift or "pump" the cuticle so that strands are actually measurably thicker.

  2. Apply a Thickening Spray or Mousse

    • Applying a thickening spray or mousse. Thin hair can look limp without the proper products. These products lift your hair from the roots to make hair look thicker and fuller because of root pump. When applying a thickening spray or mousse, be sure to focus the products on the roots of your hair. When you blowdry the product using upward sweeping motions, this makes thin hair look thicker by creating a lift.  Va-va-va-voom! 

  3. Use a Round Brush While Blow-Drying

    • Using a round brush while blow-drying works to help give subtle bend to the individual hair shafts without giving you curls.  This gives the appearance of increased fullness. Start by dividing your hair into sections and then use the round brush to lift your hair up and away at the roots while blow-drying on medium-high heat. This will create the volume and lift to make your hair appear fuller in appearance. You can also flip your hair over, blowdrying upside-down to add volume of your hair. 

  4. Add Clip-In Extensions

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  1. Try Adding Hair at the Crown: a Topper! 

    • If you’re experiencing thinning hair or hair loss, a hair topper can give you instant coverage. Hair toppers cover the top of your hair at the crown to add volume and thickness, making your hair look more voluminous.  They come in a variety of colors and styles, so you can find one that matches your hair perfectly.  The best toppers look like rooted hair that is grown right from your scalp and aren't overly thick.  A topper that is too much won't look natural.  We recommend ours because they aren't puffy and fake looking and have a root-grown appearance.
      Clip In Hair Topper Top Piece

  2. Use a Heat Protectant Spray (every dang time!)

    • Heat tools like curling irons and straighteners can cause breakage to your hair and make it look thinner. To protect your hair from heat damage, always use a heat protectant spray before using any heat tools. This is great for thin hair and will help prevent damage and keep your hair looking healthy and full. Use a heat protectant formulated for fine hair, as heavy products will weigh down fine hair, which will make hair look flat.  We like MorrocanOil light argan oil for baby fine hair.

  3. Consider Hair Supplements

    • Hair grows out of you from what you put in you!  Add thickness and length to your hair from the inside out by taking hair supplements to support and stimulate new hair growth.  A mix of biotin, folic acid, and vitamin E can help promote healthy hair growth, increase strength and add thickness to make your fine hair look fuller.  You do need to be consistent to see results with supplements though.

  4. Eat a Healthy Diet.

    •  I know, I know... we all know we should eat better.  But eating a healthy diet can also help promote healthy hair growth and thickness. Foods that are rich in vitamins and minerals, like leafy greens, berries, nuts, and seeds will help nourish your hair and promote healthy growth.

  5. Experiment with Different Hairstyles

    •  Finally, don’t be afraid to experiment with different hairstyles to add volume and body to your hair. Thinner hair can come in all textures, straight hair, curly hair, wavy hair, long hair, short hair, limp hair.  The right hairstyles for fine hair can leave your hair looking full and fabulous. Add waves or curls to your hair, or try wearing your hair in a high ponytail or bun. These styles create the illusion of thicker, fuller hair.

The best haircut for thin hair is a regular trim

Ladies, get regular haircuts. 

For women with fine hair, regular trims can also help add body and thickness to baby fine hair. When you get regular trims, you remove split ends and damaged hair, which can instantly make your hair look thinner and less healthy. Haircuts for woman with thin hair is essential to achieving a fuller head of hair.

Ask your stylist to recommend the best hairstyles for thin hair. A good stylist should know the difference between fine (strands are narrow) and thin (fewer strands) hair, and present you with the best option for thin hair.  The best haircuts for thin hair make your hair look thicker. Aim to get a trim every 6-8 weeks to keep your hair looking healthy and full. 

Thin and fine hair can be a source of frustration for many people, as it can be difficult to style and lacks the volume and body that many hairstyles require. However, with the help of hair extensions, the best hairstyles can be achieved. It is possible to add length and volume to thin, fine hair, giving you the look and confidence you desire.

We will discuss the difference between fine and thin hair, and the benefits of hair extensions for thin, fine hair providing tips for choosing and caring for extensions.

Benefits of Hair Extensions for Fine or Thin Hair

Hair extensions can provide a variety of benefits for those with thin, fine hair. These benefits include:

  1. Length: Hair extensions can add length to hair that is too short or not growing quickly enough.

  2. Volume: Hair extensions can add volume to thin, fine hair, to make the hair look fuller and more voluminous.

  3. Thickness: Hair extensions can make thin, fine hair look thicker by adding more hair to each strand.

  4. Versatility: Hair extensions can be styled in a variety of ways, allowing you to create different looks and styles with ease.

  5. Confidence: Hair extensions can help boost your confidence by giving you the hair you've always wanted.

Choosing Hair Extensions for Thin, Fine Hair

When choosing hair extensions to make thin hair appear thicker, there are a few things to consider to ensure that you get the best possible results. 

  1. Type of extensions: There are two main types of DIY hair extensions available: clip-ins and tape-ins. Each type has its own advantages and disadvantages, so it's important to choose the type that will work best for your hair type and lifestyle.  Check out our free courses on installing both types.
     Bliss Tape In Hair Extensions

  2. Quality of extensions: The quality of your extensions will play a big role in how well they blend with your natural hair and how long they last. Look for high-quality, human hair extensions that are specifically designed for thin, fine hair.

  3. Color: Choosing the right color of extensions is crucial for achieving a natural look. Be sure to choose a color that matches your natural hair as closely as possible, or consider getting a set of extensions that can be dyed to match your hair color.

  4. Length: Consider the length of the extensions you want to add to your hair. If you have thin, fine hair, it's best to choose extensions that are no more than 4-6 inches longer than your natural hair to ensure that they blend well. 

Caring for Hair Extensions for Thin, Fine Hair

Proper care and maintenance of your hair extensions will help them last longer and look better. Here are some tips for caring for hair extensions for thin, fine hair:

  1. Brush your extensions regularly: Use a soft-bristled brush to gently detangle your extensions, starting at the ends and working your way up.
     brunette woman sitting on the side of bathtub brushing long hair extensions

  2. Wash your extensions regularly: Wash your extensions regularly to keep them clean and free of buildup. Use a gentle, sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner designed for hair extensions.

  3. Avoid heat styling: Heat styling can damage hair extensions. Let your hair air dry if possible. If you must use heat styling tools, use a heat protectant spray and keep the heat setting low.

  4. Store your extensions properly: When you're not wearing your extensions, store them in a cool, dry place, avoid storing damp hair, keep away from direct sunlight and heat. 

  5. Be gentle with your extensions: Avoid tugging or pulling on your extensions, as this can damage both the extensions and your natural hair. Instead, use a gentle touch when styling and handling your hair.

Conclusion for woman with thin hair: Consider your hair wardrobe

Adding length and body to thin, fine hair with hair extensions is a great way to make thin hair look the way you want and boost your confidence. By choosing the right type and quality of extensions, selecting the right color and length, and caring for your extensions properly, you can ensure thin strands of flat hair appear thicker. Adding length and body instantly to thin fine hair is possible with the right techniques and products.

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