As someone with fine, fair hair – getting my hair to be bouncy and volumeous has always been a struggle. I literally dream of having super thick, long hair and am so envious of all my girls who have such gorgeous long locks. Extensions are always a temptation, but I don’t want to risk it and make it even finer than before! (If you’ve had extensions, I’d love to know your thoughts on this.)
But as I’m a blondie (with a little help from highlights), it’s inevitable that due to regular dying and styling, my hair suffers a bit which doesn’t help volume wise. My hair was at its upmost thickest once I had let all the colour grow out and it was natural – but then it’s also that light brown/dark blonde boring colour which is just not cute enough 🙅🏼
So as I’ve come to accept that I won’t ever have hair like Pocahontas, I’ve found some products that really, really work for volume and thickening up fine hair. I’m always up for trying new products, and these last few months I’ve tried a few – some that work and some that don’t, and I’ve listed a couple of my favourites below as well as my tips for keeping your hair as thick as possible. I have also included my absolute FAVOURITE product that is amazing for reducing damage, hair loss/fall and split ends. Something so simple as well! Read on to find out…
1. Charles Worthington Rescue Remedy Mask
Now this mask might not be designed to target volume specifically, but if your hair is dry, split and frizzy, there’s no way you’re going to get the volume and healthy ‘poof’ that you want. I use this mask 1-2 a week and it’s one of my favourites because it’s not too thick that you still feel it in your hair when you wash it out. Does anyone else get that? Some products are just so heavy that no matter how much washing you do, the product actually makes it feel greasy. This does not!
2. Charles Worthington Thicker & Fuller Scalp Tonic
This is a god send. I received this product along with Charles Worthington’s Volume & Thickening Shampoo and Conditioner, and the combination of the three work really well together. I use the Tonic on my scalp after washing my hair – it soothes and nourishes your scalp and stimulates hair growth within 4 weeks!
3. Redken Extreme Strength Builder Hair Mask
My amazing hairdresser Jade gave me this mask to take on holiday with me to keep my locks as strong as possible whilst it was in the sun and sea, open to damage. I am not kidding you, this mask makes your hair feel like baby hair! After shampoo and conditioning, put this mask on for 5-15 mins and have a good relax. Wash it out, and blow-dry as normal and you will be able to feel how soft it is straight away.
Am I the only one that didn’t know the brand Moroccan Oil, spelt their product – moroccanoil? Anyway, I like to use this on my hair either before it’s dry after washing it, or after it’s been blow dried for an extra shine. The oil helps retain the moisture and keeps it soft, and shiny which I find is extra difficult for blonde, dyed hair.
1. Chop it Off
You might as well start at the basics and get a good old trim. As mentioned previously, getting split and damaged hair to give you life is like me not eating Nutella – it just ain’t gonna happen! Giving your hair a good cut and chopping away the dead ends as quick you did your ex, is only going to make your hair happier, healthier and bouncier! (Metaphor intended)
2. Treat yourself
It’s crazy how easy it is to neglect our hair. If we think that we can’t go a day without washing the grease and dirt from everyday life off our face, and often treat ourselves to facials and enriched moisturisers, why don’t we give our locks this special treatment? I’m a sucker for having my essential skincare routine that I can’t go without, yet I admittedly neglect my hair when it comes to treatments. Get a good hair mask on, have a bath and read a book whilst your hair soaks up the goodness! Try to do this at least once a week especially if you’re hair is coloured or damaged.
3. Buy a good hair brush!
There is nothing worse than having tangles in your hair with no hope of getting them out, especially if you don’t have a decent brush that knows the trick to getting rid of all knots and tangles. What was life before Tangle Teezers? I am genuinely struggling to remember how i survived – Tangle Teezers somehow get all the knots out your hair without pulling it. I also have a special brush to use when my hair is wet, as taking care of wet hair is really important – queue point below…
And the MIRACLE PRODUCT…
Now I am lucky to work in an industry where I come into contact with many beauty and fashion brands. A lovely lady from a PR company introduced me to the brand AQUIS and their products. I was given a Lisse Luxe Long Hair Towel (here) and they told me that your hair is never more damage prone than when it was wet – can you believe that?! I genuinely thought I was doing my hair a favour when I let it air dry – but apparently the weight of the water just pulls it down, and makes it prone to snapping etc.
This towel has saved my life- after I have washed it, I put it in this towel which soaks up the water in a super super short time. I then finish it off with the hairdryer. The towels focus on drying with less friction, extra fast and are so much better for your hair than a heavy bath towel then pulls on it! They are pricey at £35, but honestly it’s one of the best hair products I have and has made a huge difference to the volume and thickness of my hair.
Do you guys have any tricks or trips to keep your hair extra thick or bouncy?
Love, L x