We all want thick, voluminous hair, right? But, despite what models and celebs would have you believe, not everyone is born with it. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. Toss your stereotypical notion of the balding middle-aged man out the window, because thinning hair happens to more women than you think. And if you’re one of those fine-haired ladies, you’ll agree that coming up with flattering hair styles can be a struggle. That’s why we called upon celebrity hair stylist Jaye Edwards (a.k.a. the man responsible for Lara Worthington’s enviable locks) to share his five top styling tips for thicker, more luscious locks – no extensions required.
Jaye Edwards top 5 tips for styling fine hair
Tip #1: Invest in dry texture spray and dry shampoo
Dry texture spray and dry shampoo should be your go-to products. Why? They’ll help create lust-worthy texture and fullness, plus they’re great for post-workout hairstyles. Simply lift sections of hair at the top of your head and spray these products directly on your roots. For an extra kick, blow dry each section immediately after spraying. I like Oribe Dry Texturising Spray.
Tip #2: Chat to your hair stylist
Shorter and blunt cuts are a great way to create the illusion of more volume and even makes your hair feel thicker. Also choosing the right colour can make your hair appear fuller. Darker shades make thinning more noticeable, so you may want to consider going a shade or two lighter.
Look for a volumising, weightless formula, which is designed to plump up strands. I usually opt for Oribe Magnificent Volume Shampoo and Conditioner. It is jam-packed with body-building polymers and rare botanical extracts to leave hair full, lush, strong and easy to manage.
Tip #4: Avoid wearing your hair too tight
Women often want to tie their hair with two hair ties when they’re working out, but this is a big no-no! Tight hairstyles can cause tensile stress, which occurs when there is constant tugging on hair follicles.
Tip #5: Try a hair regrowth treatment
If you’re looking to promote hair grow and thicken hair, try products with Minoxidil in it, such as Women’s Regaine Foam.
Note: If you are experiencing persistent hair loss, please see a medical professional.