Who wouldn’t want long, thick and lustrous hair naturally? While TV commercials and hair products may promise to give you your dream hair, they always mean artificially and/or chemically. That may give you gorgeous hair for a while but the damage done to your hair follicle will soon start to show in the form of fine, thin hair. In this case, it is best to opt for natural methods to thicken your hair or get some more volume. But natural remedies take time to work. They first repair the damage and then fight other potentially damaging substances that your hair comes in contact with, thereby giving you naturally beautiful hair eventually. But if you don’t have the patience to wait for so long, here are a few safe ways to style your thin hair and add some volume to it.
Short hair: We always start anything with baby steps, don’t we? While you care for your hair and nurture it to grow stronger, try to cut out all the damaged ends. Get a nice short hair cut that suits your face, like a bob cut or a pixie cut (here are some more styles for short hair!) This will help you manage your hair better and keep you cool during summer as well.
Ponytail: If your hair is relatively less damaged and does not need chopping, simply trim them in one length and tie them back in a ponytail. Tease your hair at the crown to give your pony a little bit of volume.
Accessories: Sometimes wearing hair accessories can camouflage the thinness of your hair. Isn’t that a great idea! If you’re going out shopping or for a party you can use head bands and brooches to hide the receding hairline, and if it’s you wedding day, what better way to camouflage your thin hair than wearing maang tikas and bindiyas?
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Natural dyes: It’s true that adding a little bit of colour to your hair can give it texture and volume, but since you don’t want all the chemicals to further damage your fine, weak and thin hair, opt for natural hair dyes like henna, amla, tea leaves and indigo. These natural herbs will not only colour your hair but also nourish it with their healthy nutrients.
Buns: Buns are a good way to style your fine hair and hide their thinness. They let you experiment with different ways in which you can add volume to your hair. You can wear lots of pretty hair clips and accessories to make your bun look more elaborate and take the attention away from your thin hair.
Braids: My personal favourite way to tackle any hair issue is to hide it away in a beautiful braid! No, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t look after your hair at all, but a braid is a very elegant and romantic way to make your hair look thicker and lustrous. Try a few different braided hairstyles to check what suits you best.
Dry shampoo: Make a dry shampoo at home with cornflour, and a few drops of tea tree essential oil and shake it in a re-sealable bag (brunettes can add cocoa powder to avoid a look of dandruff) and apply it to your (clean, dry) scalp. Then shake your hair gently and comb through for instantly voluminous hair!