If you have fine natural hair, then you know the struggle! We do certain styles (like perm rod sets, twist outs, etc), yet they don’t seem to come out the same as our friends with thick, luxurious manes. So what do we do? Well, we’re in luck. Below are four tips for adding volume to fine natural hair:
Use products with ingredients that add volume
While not by much, there are products out there that help add volume to hair. The ingredients in the products can stimulate hair follicles to help them appear thicker. One natural product line that works is the Shea Moisture* Yucca and Baobab line. You can use one product or the entire collection as a whole to see results.
Style on dry hair
When we style on wet hair, it’s been freshly moisturizer and the final result is likely to be tight, curly, and shrunken. On the other hand, when we style on dry hair the final result is more likely to be bigger, fluffier, and longer. Next time you try a twist out or Bantu knots, try it on dry hair and see what happens.
Learn to love your Afro pick
Pick it out! An Afro pick is the perfect hair tool to add volume to your hair in whatever style it’s in. Start by just gently using the pick to lift at your roots. If you want more volume or to toss your hair around, go a little higher. However, be careful because if you pick your hair out too much then you could lose the definition in your style (but if definition isn’t your main concern, go for it).
Sleep on it
I promise you that I’m not trying to be irrational. Have you ever heard people talk about how much they love second day hair? Well that’s because by tossing and turning on the pillow, our hair gets less neat, bigger, and stretched. Just make sure that you are sleeping on a satin pillowcase*! To preserve your style, lightly redo it in large sections, or pineapple. Third and fourth day hair only get better!
Just because our hair is fine doesn’t mean that it always has to appear that way. These four tips can help add volume and make your styles look the best way they can.
What are your tips for adding volume to fine hair?