When it comes to our hair, many of us want to be body-builders. Flat hair, thinning hair, limp hair and fine hair can all use a little help standing up and getting attention. These are styling tips and hair products for creating thicker-looking hair. Check out these tips from stylists and hair care products to pump up the volume in your hair. With hair care products from $5 to $25 each, there’s a hair product for every budget and you won’t have to flatten your wallet while you’re trying to fatten your hair.
Tips for boosting volume in hair:
– Layers can add volume and camouflage thinning.
– Flipping your hair over when you blow dry gives hair a lift.
– For longer hair, using large Velcro rollers for about 10 minutes can add height.
New and Sulfate-free: L’Oreal Ever Strong Bodify
Many people are looking for sulfate-free shampoos because sulfates weaken hair over time. L’Oreal Paris has a new Ever Strong Sulfate-Free Fortifying System of shampoos and conditioners. This line includes Reconstruct, Hydrate and Bodify Systems. The Bodify System by L’Oreal to add body to your hair sells for around $7.
Paraben-Free: Living Proof Full Thickening Cream
Living Proof Full Thickening Cream is a styling cream that adds volume and shape and still lets your hair bounce. Your hair will stay soft and touchable, not dry or brittle.
Living Proof Full Thickening Cream is available from Sephora.com for under $25 and it really does give hair a lift.
An Aerosol-Free Hair Spray: Jason Thin to Thick Extra Volume Hair Spray
Jason Thin to Thick Extra Volume Hair Spray helps hold style while building body. This Jason hair spray has vitamin A, B5 and H, but no drying alcohol. Jason Thin to Thick Extra Volume Hair Spray is available in organic and health shops and at the vitaminshoppe.com for around $10.99. Men love this body-building hair spray, too.
Body Building Duo: Fekkai’s Full Blown Volume Shampoo
Stylists say that using this bodifying shampoo and conditioner together makes hair look instantly thicker. Fekkia’s Full Blown Body Shampoo and Conditioner are available at Fekkia.com for around $24 each.
Cheap Thrills: Suave Professionals Volumizing Shampoo
Suave comes to the rescue again with an inexpensive hair product that delivers what it promises- volume. Suave Professionals Volumizing Shampoo is for all hair types and can be found at any drug store or grocery for under $5.
My Favorite: Kiss My Face Body Building Shampoo
Kiss My Face offers a natural line of organic hair and body care products. Kiss My Face Body Building Shampoo is a great way to go green, get clean and add body to your hair. This has been my personal favorite body-building shampoo for years. It’s available for between $7 to $8 at health stores, organic food stores and vitaminshoppe.com.
More magazine, March 2010, “Mid-life Mane Solutions”