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Tonight we’re focusing on some hair trickery to help you fake it til you make it. The professionals can do a lot with a little so we’ve asked our new contributor Fiona Andry to round up the best professional styling advice that makes your hair look more abundant.
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Tips and tricks to make your hair look thicker
Author, Fiona Andry
Many women start to experience thinning hair as they move into their 50s and beyond. Most hair loss takes place around the hairline and sometimes it can be quite severe. But that doesn’t mean there is nothing we can do about it. We’ve rounded up the top tips from the professionals to fake fuller hair.
Get Hold of the Right Hair Styling Tools.
There are styling tools out there that will make even the finest hair look voluminous. Yes, really. We recently discovered the new htz Hot Teaze. Designed by Annie Vine, a successful hairdresser who herself has fine hair, the tool is revolutionary. Lightweight and easy to use, it volumizes thin hair at the roots using patented texturizing plates so hair looks and feels thicker and has better shape. It also eliminates the need to backcomb so frees your hair from tangles and importantly leads to less stress on the hair which can lead to breakage.
How to style your hair with the htz Hot Teaze?
1. Spray roots with hairspray while heating your htz Hot Teaze to your desired temperature. Adjust the width to suit your hair.
2. Slide your htz Hot Teaze through the hair – tip: start at the roots. You don’t need to section the hair – the htz Hot Teaze will slide through your hair taking a perfect slice each time. Hold for a few seconds for each section. You should be able to to do a 2-inch panel of the back of your hair from the crown to the ends, in about 45 seconds. It is that fast.
3. Repeat until you have done your roots all over your head.
If you’d like a detailed video demo, click here.
Other tools that will also help you achieve big hair and protect it are the new electronic motored dryers such as the Dyson Supersonic that use super strong airflow rather than heat- it’s much gentler on the hair resulting in less breakage so you get to keep what you’ve got! Remember after blowdrying to use the cold shot to set hair and also to cool down your scalp to stop your hair from going flat.
You can also add curls – always good for a hair boost. You can actually use your htz Hot Teaze for this in much the same way as you would use a straightener to achieve curls.
Colour your Hairline
Annie has another tip up her sleeve. “I use a hairline colour to define my hairline. Hair looks thicker if you can’t see the scalp. It will also help to disguise your grey hair regrowth, so it’s doubly useful,” says Annie. “I am a fan of the WOW brand from Hairhouse Warehouse – you can’t beat it. It’s a powder which I find much easier to use than a chalk that you have to wet.”
The Right Cut
Most pros will suggest one of the three following haircuts for those with thinning hair:
1. Choppy Bob
Light layers with waves add ruffled volume to fine hair. Ask for an asymmetrical bob with feathered layers for a contemporary look. Olivia John has managed to make her hair look much thicker here.
2. Angled Lob or Bob
This haircut is very flattering for fine or thin hair. A side-swept fringe helps frame the face, while feathery layers add movement and volume.
If you’re feeling bold, ask your hairdresser for a choppy pixie. A pixie cut makes hair look thicker and fuller, plus it’s easy to style.
A good volumising shampoo and conditioner will make your hair look thicker. Annie recommends the Nioxin range of shampoo, conditioner and scalp treatment for fine hair. We’re told the trichovedic volumising range is also worth a try.
And don’t forget root spray! “We include a bottle in our htz Hot Teaze Box. I use this spray because it is a spirit-based product – it dissipates and does not leave a heavy coating on fine hair, but gives it body. Remember to apply it to the root area only,” advises Annie.
“Last but not least consider micro-extensions. They work really work well for fine hair so if you are thinking about it, do discuss it with your hairdresser. Remember many many people choose extensions for fullness rather than length,” says Annie “so don’t be afraid of them.”
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