How to Get Big Hair When You Have Naturally Fine Tresses

Some of us are just born with fine, flat hair. But this decade has been pretty kind to us, all things considered. We haven’t had to use hot irons to flatten out our tresses when everyone else was desperately trying to get the straight, sleek look.

Even so, we always want what we can’t have, and a little more body would do our flat hairstyle wonders. Let’s take a look at how to get flippingly fabulous locks:

Be Gentle To Your Hair

You probably know what we’re about to say: lay off washing your hair so frequently! Twice a week is ideal, but if you’re a daily rinser, try to limit yourself to once every other day. Showering strips all the natural oils out of your hair, leaving it unhealthy and parched. If you’re prone to oily locks, dry shampoo is your new best friend.

Chill Out On The Heat

Allow your hair to air dry. The only time we’ll allow you to indulge in a little hot treatment is when it’s freezing outside and your hair is still wet from the shower (you’re late for work etc). Only pick up your hairdryer sporadically. That goes for all hot tools too.

Fine hair is so much more vulnerable to thermal damage, so you’re doing yourself no favours by grabbing those curlers. If you want to create more body by ringletting your tresses, pin curl or use rollers, like Gran used to do in the old days.

Go Natural

The best thing you can do for your hair is let it stay natural. Dyes, bleaches, and chemical treatments all trash your tresses. All your hair needs is a regular trim and a little TLC.

Eat Well

Pump your diet full of omega-3s and lean protein. That means lots of avocados and walnuts, plus a morning routine of multivitamins. Generally, eat healthily and exercise and you’ll be well on your way to sleeker, fuller locks.

Find Your Inner Zen

Stress immediately takes a hella lot of oomph out of your hair. Try to gently remove the stress out of your life through regular meditation, exercise, yoga, massages (particularly head massages that stimulate hair growth), and a lot of sleep. When you feel stress mounting, try to breathe through the emotion and regain control of the situation.

Protect It From The Environment

The outside world can be unforgiving on your hair. In summer, wear a sunhat to protect your tresses from the bright rays that damage it just as much as it damages your skin. In the winter, fall in love with a beautiful, knitted hat that will keep your hair from suffering from scandalously low temperatures.

Although swimming is a great way to keep fit, be aware of how detrimental the chlorine is on your tresses. Always wear a swimming cap, and try to master breast stroke, to keep the majority of your locks out of the water. Be sure to wash the chlorine out of your hair, as soon as you leave the pool.

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Published on: October 7, 2013

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6 Responses to How to Get Big Hair When You Have Naturally Fine Tresses

  1. Jane L says:

    I’ve always had fine hair. So, naturally I desire big hair! Thanks for sharing – I never knew that your diet affected your hair. I also didn’t know that cold temperature and the sun can reduce your hair’s body.

  2. Lindsay says:

    Jane, I’m in the same boat. I have to do SO MUCH to get volume.

  3. Scottish English Jamaican Guyanese Bajan Austrian German Italian born Londoner in Germany says:

    Does Counterculture involve heavy photoshopping ?

  4. Linda Olsen says:

    Big hair! I’ve been meaning to do that to my very boring hair. Thanks for this!

  5. J Lee says:

    I kinda achieved that look. But I really want it to be that huge, like the lady in the photo!

  6. We haven’t had to use hot irons to flatten out our tresses when everyone else was desperately trying to get the straight, sleek look. Yes I am trying to perfectly straight my hair with so many different flat irons, but now I am using a straightening brush that I bought from It is better than flat iron, and and I straight my hair way faster. So no more flat irons for me.

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