Simple Steps To Add Volume To Flat Hair

Hi, I hope your week is off to a good start. Today I am talking about hair and how to get flat hair to have more volume. As I’ve gotten older my fine hair has gotten thinner. Whether it’s from of age, genetics, hormones, heat styling, or coloring, I’d like it to look fuller. It’s hard to find products that don’t weigh my hair down. I like my hair to have some fullness and bounce, and not flat hair. Lately, I’ve had some success using a combination of products with simple steps that help add volume to flat hair.

My hair is naturally brown, fine, straight hair with some grey. For the last two years, I touch up the color at home. The last time I got highlights at a salon, my hair turned out so brassy and orange, that I went back to get it redone. That damaged my hair, subsequently causing breakage, making it even thinner. After finally getting the last of the fried ends cut off, my goal is to reduce the thinning and have healthier fuller hair.

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Here’s my hair routine to add volume to thin, fine, flat hair:

Shampoo and Conditioners That Help Flat Hair

Loreal Ever Pure Sulfate/Free Volume Shampoo and Volume Conditioner

It all starts with a good volumizing shampoo and conditioner.  I wash my hair several times a week with Loreal Ever Pure Volume Shampoo. I like this product because it’s gentle on my colored treated hair and 100% sulfate-free. My hair feels clean and light after using is. The conditioner adds some needed moisture to fine flat hair without weighing it down.

Loreal Elvive

Once a week, I deep condition my hair with Loreal Elvive Total Repairs Balm. This balm is supposed to repair one year of damage in one treatment. It does a good job of deep conditioning my hair without making it look limp and flat.

Styling Products To Help Lift Flat Hair

Living Proof Thickening Cream

For the next step, I use about a dime sized amount of Living Proof Thickening Cream, and apply it from roots to ends.   I see a big difference in my hair when I use this product.  My hair looks fuller and has some control (no more fly-away hair).

Living Proof Full Thickening Mousse

The Living Proof Thickening Mousse is a lighter version of the cream. It helps with long-lasting volume and control. I use either one of these products. I like both.

TRESemme Heat Tamer

The next step is to apply a heat protector.  Lately, I use the Tresemme Heat Tamer. It protects my hair from heat and friction. It helps it hold the shape too. I spray this on damp hair starting from the middle of my hair to the ends.

Styling Tools

Remington Pro Blow Dryer for Color Treated Hair

Blow drying my hair comes next. I’m enjoying my new blow dryer from Remington with Color Care Technology. It has a heat control sensor that measures the air temperature to prevent overheating for less damage. I’m glad I don’t have to worry about sizzling my hair.


After my hair has been cleansed, conditioned, sprayed, moussed, and about 80 percent dry, I start styling it by taking sections and use a round brush to give it some shape. Additionally, I put in a few rollers on the top to hold the lift and volume while I put on my makeup. 

This process gives my hair the base it needs for volume, and then I can use another styling tool for waves or curls when I want to.

Final Touch

Big & Sexy Hairspray

For the last step, I use a light misting of Big Sexy Hair Spray & Play. This hairspray is just right for my fine hair. It holds it in place without being heavy and sticky.


In Conclusion

This hair routine keeps my hair looking fuller and it holds longer than it used to. I found that the right mix of products helps so much. Thanks for reading today. Let’s stay in touch. Please subscribe so you’ll be notified every time I have a new posting.


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