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How to add body and texture to fine hair

How to add body and texture to fine hair
Team LF
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Thin, poker-straight hair is probably the most envied hair type. Easy to manage and quick to dry and style, those of us born with fine, flat hair don't really have too much to complain about.

However, when it comes to creating glamorous hair looks, full-bodied with gorgeous curls, fine hair can fall a little short.

Creating body and texture in fine hair is a combination of the right products and little tricks which will keep you locks looking thick and voluminous all day long.

Cleanse and condition

Choosing the right shampoo and conditioner specifically designed for fine, limp hair is the first crucial step in adding some enviable volume into your locks. Steer clear of rich, deeply hydrating hair products which add a lot of moisture to the hair to avoid weighing down your hair.

Shampoos which add some grit and texture into your hair are perfect for fine, whispy hair. The Redken Beach Envy Volume Shampoo is enriched with a blend of Filloxane and Polymers to add volume and bounce to your locks as it cleanses.

Follow your shampoo with an ultra-lightweight conditioner. Although some with very fine hair may opt to skip conditioner all together due to its ability to add unwanted weight to the hair, it is important to properly nourish your locks. The Kérastase Densifique Conditioner is infused with moisture binding Hyaluronic Acid to expertly hydrate each strand of hair without weighing it down to improve texture and fullness.

Don't shy away from styling products

It might be a bit of an old school product but hair mousse really is a wonderful product for creating body and volume in fine hair. Modern, innovative mousse formulas feel light as air in your locks, creating shape and texture without feeling tacky or weighing down your hair.

The LOréal Professionnel Tecni Art Full Volume Extra Mousse adds wonderful hold and serious volume once applied through the roots and ends of your hair pre-blow dry. Hair is left full-bodied with a mirror-like shine.

Styling creams and pastes are also wonderful for adding some much needed texture to fine hair. The Bumble and bumble Texture hair 'un-dressing' creme helps to create a little bit of grit in your hair for the perfect relaxed, chic 'cool-girl' look.

Spray away

Texturising spray is the perfect quick-fix for limp, lifeless hair. Designed to add a little oomph to your roots and ends, texturising spray adds a glamorous touch to any hair-do in seconds.

The SHOW Beauty Premiere Working Texture Spray creates perfectly toussled hair in an instant. Formulated with polymers to ensure texture and hold on every strand of hair whilst the addition of natural Volcanic Ash and Wheat Amino Acids ensure your hair is full-bodied and voluminous all day long.

Create piece-y, undone texture

To complete your look and add some chic 'un-done' texture to your locks, add a small amount of pomage or wax into the ends of your hair. Thin, limp hair is often lacking in some texture, leaving your hair flat and lack-lustre.

The OUAI Matte Pomade is perfect, chic-scented product to create lust worthy texture in your hair. Simply warm a small amount of product in between your palms and run through the ends of your hair to create defined, piece-y texture.

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