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    Default How can I get more volume to fine, thin hair?

    Here is my dilema - in order to make my hair healthy again, I have stopped using all heat (ie blowdryer & flat iron)...

    I let my hair air dry with no styling products... This has made my hair healthier BUT flatter...

    As stated - I have fine, thin, straight hair....it is only just to my shoulder - so its not even long enough to put in a hairclip at this point. Its in a bob style right now.

    How can I get volume with air-drying my hair? Open to any styling methods or product recs....HELP

    Sincerely,
    Flat in Dallas

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    Default Re: How can I get more volume to fine, thin hair?

    Have you tried the "plopping" method? It gives me some nice waves and volume.

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    Default Re: How can I get more volume to fine, thin hair?

    When my hair was long, if I was air drying and needed volume, I would put my hair into a loose bun on the very top of my head... when I took it down, it would be big and wavy.

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    Default Re: How can I get more volume to fine, thin hair?

    I increased my thickness over the last one and half years by:
    - growing out all the layers
    - using Jessie's essential oil mixture at least twice a week over night (with scalp massage)
    - using a mixture of distilled water, keratin and hydrolyzed wheat protein on my roots (I mix that myself in a spray bottle)

    Sometimes, a bit of sheabutter at the roots in strategic places helps to give lift.

    The high bun technique is also useful (I usually make more than one bun) but the hair will fall down quickly again if it doesn't have root lift. You may wish to clip the hair above the roots in an upside position while it dries, this helped me when my hair was shorter.

    My growth pattern is close to the head, no cowlicks or lift anywhere ;-) So I have to help my hair a bit.
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    Default Re: How can I get more volume to fine, thin hair?

    1. I find letting my hair dry naturally until its completly dry gives me full hair, if i want a sleek look i tie it up when damp

    2. A fringe or side swept bangs will add volume round the face

    3. washing hair with shampoo

    4. condition only the tips
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    Default Re: How can I get more volume to fine, thin hair?

    Have you tried braiding your damp hair? It takes a bit longer to dry then, but afterwards you have nice braiding waves. I prefer braiding waves from french or dutch braids, it gives a more natural look.

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    Default Re: How can I get more volume to fine, thin hair?

    I fluff my scalp hair as it dries several times, this gives voloume and helps with my cowlicks (hides them, woohoo!) and make the drying quicker.

    Always behave like a duck --
    keep calm and unruffled on the surface but paddle like the devil underneath.

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    Default Re: How can I get more volume to fine, thin hair?

    What kind of conditioner are you using? Anything with cyclopentasiloxane gives me flat hair. Amodimethicone isn't quite as bad on me. Have you thought about ditching cones?

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    Default Re: How can I get more volume to fine, thin hair?

    I haven't tried it myself but I know some people use dry-shampo. The powder stuff to fluff up their hair from the roots.
    I've also heard good things about the Osis Dust It from schwarzkopf..again I haven't tried that one either.


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    Default Re: How can I get more volume to fine, thin hair?

    What about henna or cassia? That stuff makes me hair sooooo much thicker since it leaves a coating.

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