cuts and tricks to give it more volume

Araceli Nicolas

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A melena perfecta it is usually automatically associated with abundant hair, with body and volume. Thats why he fine hair It is usually one of the main concerns of many women in hair matters. But, having fine hair it does not mean having little hair, rather, it is less dense and therefore looks straighter. Choosing a good haircut is always essential, and more so when it comes to fine hair. However, it is not the only aspect to take into account. There are products that help to contribute more density and volume and also some tricks when it comes to washing and drying your hair.

The best cuts for fine hair

In general, the longer the hair, the less volume it will have. Conchi Fernández, head of stylists at To Be Aguilar Delgado, advises «the stockings manes to subtle layers, which manage to give an effect of more volume. The tips will appear thicker and healthier, creating movement and avoiding that dull look that fine hair has. With the layers it is possible to end the problem of excessively glued roots ».

The straight bob is one of the haircuts that most favor women with fine hair.
The straight bob is one of the haircuts that most favor women with fine hair. – Gtres

Two other perfect haircuts for fine hair are the bob and the pixie which are also a trend this season. “I would advise a bob without layers so that the ends do not look thin and give more body to the hair. In addition, fine hair is usually weaker than other hair types, so the regular cuts are the key to avoiding split ends. He too pixie is a flattering cut for women with fine hair as it can create the effect of more hair, especially if the hair has waves or is curly, “he says ÁLex Sestelo, stylist and salon director that bears his name.

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Color also adds volume

In addition to the haircut, there are other tricks that help a mane appear fuller. One of them is color. To get the feeling of more hair the stylist Raquel Saiz, director of Salón Blue of Torrelavega (Cantabria), advises «to play with the light and dark contrasts. Alternating several tones in the same hair makes it look more full-bodied. In the dark manes some reflexes Chocolate or copper can be enough, in blondes the combination of browns, sand, gold and even platinum touches make the hair fiber look thicker ».

The stylist Álex Sestelo recommends for women with fine hair “to choose natural tones such as hazelnut, honey or earth tones. Y wicks with the babylights or balayage technique that visually add body and volume ”.

Shampoos, conditioners and masks for fine hair

Fine hair tends to get dirty more often and this creates an added problem. «Due to its small thickness, the grease that secretes the scalp quickly runs through each hair, making it look and feel dirty quickly. That is why it is essential thave it always very cleanSays Alex Sestelo.

From left to right: Bain Volumateur Aux Algues volumizing shampoo for fine and straight hair by Leonor Greyl (€ 33.60);  Foam to add volume to fine hair Volume Enhancing Foam by RevitaLash Cosmetics (€ 135);  Moroccanoil Volumizing Mist (€ 33.01).
From left to right: Bain Volumateur Aux Algues volumizing shampoo for fine and straight hair by Leonor Greyl (€ 33.60); Foam to add volume to fine hair Volume Enhancing Foam by RevitaLash Cosmetics (€ 135); Moroccanoil Volumizing Mist (€ 33.01). – DR

When choosing shampoo and other products, such as conditioner or mask, it is important to choose specific formulas for fine hair. The volumizing shampoos they are lighter, so that they do not add weight to the hair, and give it body from the roots. In addition to volumizing shampoos, the stylist Gonzalo Zarauza advises to use «dry shampoos, since they absorb fat, give texture and volume. The only thing to keep in mind is that it should not be abused, as it does not replace frequent washing, but rather spaces it.

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Caroline Greyl, president of the hair care firm Leonor Greyl, further recommends, «eavoid hot water, because it attacks the hair fiber and stimulates the sebaceous glands ». On the other hand, the expert recalls that fine hair also needs hydration from medium to ends. «You should not make the mistake of fleeing from nutritional treatments for fear that they will add too much weight to your hair. Choose ‘featherweight’ care specially formulated for these hairs. A perfect option for fine hair who are afraid that moisturizing treatments will add weight to the hair, is apply the hair mask on dry hair and before shampooing.

From left to right: Batiste dry shampoo (€ 3.50);  Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Aussome Volume Mask for Fine Hair (€ 5.99);  Goldwell Ultra Volume shampoo for fine hair (€ 9.87).
From left to right: Batiste dry shampoo (€ 3.50); Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Aussome Volume Mask for Fine Hair (€ 5.99); Goldwell Ultra Volume shampoo for fine hair (€ 9.87). – DR

The drying trick

Styling and blow drying are also key to adding volume to fine hair. «After the shower it is essential dry it with hair dryer so that the hair is seen with the appropriate volume and also lasts longer. The ideal is move hair with your hands while we dry it so that it has movement and appears to be more abundant. If a drying product is applied, it must be light, so that it does not weigh down ” Rafael Bueno, by Rafael Bueno Peluqueros from Malaga.

From left to right: Naturalmente Thin Hair Volumizing Spray (€ 29.50);  Garnier Fructis Hair Revitalizing Hair Food Watermelon Mask for fine hair (€ 4.44);  Cotril Extra Volume volume enhancing mousse (€ 16.60).
From left to right: Naturalmente Thin Hair Volumizing Spray (€ 29.50); Garnier Fructis Hair Revitalizing Hair Food Watermelon Mask for fine hair (€ 4.44); Cotril Extra Volume volume enhancing mousse (€ 16.60). – DR

Styling products that can also be chosen to give volume to fine hair include: volumizing powder, which are very easy to apply. According to the stylist Felicitas Ordás, from the Felicitas Hair salon in Mataró, «You just have to spread them and create the volume by moving the roots with your fingers slightly. They have immediate effect.

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