Hair Clinic: My fine hair needs body!

Question:
My fine hair needs body. What should I do? I have pin straight hair that is baby fine. How do I give it volume? - Dianna via email

Answer:
You’re not alone! It can be difficult to give volume to baby fine, pin straight hair, but lucky for you there are a lot of products on the market dedicated to adding body to your shall we say, voluminously challenged style?

Start in the shower with a volumizing shampoo and conditioner combo like these from Biolage, but go easy on the conditioner.
Biolage Bodifying Shampoo Volumatherapie and Biolage Bodifying Conditioner Volumatherapie.

If your hair is limp all over, try a thickening boost spray, mousse or gel to add a little texture to your strands:
Fudge Oomf Thickening Boost, Murad Volumizing Airfoam, or Pureology Texture Twist.

I would also suggest a root lifting product, sometimes fine hair is especially flat at the roots:
Pureology Root Lift or L'anza Volume Root Effects.

Lastly, you can always try the upside down blow dry - one of my favorites - this tends to help the hair dry with a little more body. Try adding a little hair spray while you’re upside down, it will help create longer lasting body.

Pin straight hair can be a challenge in the volume department, but with products like these you’ll get more volume than you might expect. Thanks for asking!

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