This post is sponsored by Hair Food.
My long blonde hair has become the most definable part of my image and often it receives the most questions, comments, and compliments. They range from how to grow your hair long, to how healthy it is, to how full and thick it is. If there’s one thing I’ve learned about my hair, while it may be thick, it is also fine. Very fine. There are a few things I do to get more volume from my tiny strands, and today I’ve partnered with Hair Food to share them with you.
1. The right haircut is essential.
This is such an important part of having good hair. The longer your hair is, the heavier it is. If you have fine and thick hair like mine, especially if it’s longer, you will need to have layers so your hair is not pulled downward. You can ask any good stylist for well-blended layers and explain your hair goals and they can get you there.
2. Shampoo only.
I used to be very diligent about using both shampoo and conditioner, then leave-in conditioner, then oil on top of it. I’ve recently switched to only shampoo in an effort to avoid products containing oils that weigh my hair down. I love the Hair Food Volume Shampoo because it’s free of mineral oil, silicones and parabens. They have a matching conditioner if your hair is not like mine and you need extra moisture.
3. Use thickening hair treatment.
Add thickening hair treatment to your crown area before you start to blow dry your hair. I like to add mine before I comb my hair out so it helps distribute it better. Hair Food has a Thickening Hair Treatment that, like the shampoo, is mineral oil and paraben-free.
4. Add dry shampoo.
This is going to sound crazy, but the more texture your hair has, the less flat it will lay. Add dry shampoo to your hair while wet and before blow drying to help add texture and pre-coat it to avoid any oil later in the day.
5. Dry hair upside down.
I always, always dry my hair upside down. Starting at the back of my head and working my way to the front I rough-dry. This means without a brush, same as finger-dry my hair to about 95%, then follow up with a half-round brush to keep it a little smoother. I try to blow dry my hair with a part that is opposite of what I’d like to wear. That way when I’m ready to finalize my hairstyle it helps to add more volume to it.
6. Curl in opposite directions.
What I mean by this is if you’d like to add waves to your hair instead of curling them all toward or away from your face, alternate with each new section. When you do this it doesn’t give the curls a chance to bunch up since they all have a different pattern. I like to use a curling wand on my hair because it is the fastest method for me.
7. Flip your part & finish.
If you’ve been working on your hair with a part on the left side of your head, switch your part to your right side for a little instant pick-me-up. You can also do this throughout the day if your hair needs extra oomph. Afterward do your final fluff and spray with the finishing spray of your choice.
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Hair Food. The opinions and text are all mine.
I would love to try out these brand. Photographs looking stunning.
Amazing post! Super informative. I actually don’t use conditioner either and I find that over time it trained my hair to produce its own natural oils to smooth it out. I only have to shampoo and blow out once a week now! It’s amazing. All I need is a little dry shampoo the last few days and I’m set! Love your site, xo
Always looking for ways to improve my hair.
Curl in opposite directions works great for me thanks for making this amazing article.. Very useful!
Is using dry shampoo a good idea? If so, then I’m going to try.
Yes! You can even use it while your hair is still wet to add texture which will add volume.
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Thank you for the tips, smart pocket specially
I have mine thin and long I guess i have to try the thickening treatment this product offers.
Wow! I really need to check into this product… I have found that the older I get… the thinner my hair is. Oh Yeah… you look so beautiful in your pictures!
I have thin hair. I’ve blowdried it upside down for awhile now, that really does work. I always like to hear other tips on how to add volume too.
I never knew that the more texture your hair has, the less flat it will lay
I ma really lucky that I have thick hair but I have friends who really struggle with their fine hair so will definitely be passing on these tips – especially curling in opposite directions and getting the right cut. I know they are going to really thank you for this, so thanks on their behalf!
Holly from The Art of Being Holly xo
Flip the part, Curl in opposite directions, brilliant! I can’t believe I didn’t think of that lol. Also the products look good, I will have to try them.