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Fine hair, advice for adding volume to hair


© Andy Uffels, Philips Haircare Artistic Director
© Andy Uffels, Philips Haircare Artistic Director
A lack of volume is often down to hair's texture rather than its density. Too fine and too limp, it gets greasy quickly and is lacking in vitality.

Plan of attack
> Cut it! The secret to obtaining volume is layering. It's ideal for long hair that doesn't have shape or fine hair that lacks tone. But avoid tapering which tends to deprive hair of its natural richness.
> Volume requires effort... from the moment your alarm clock goes off! As soon as you wake up, run your fingers through your hair, lifting hair up at the roots and shaping it as you want it. Hair is still warm from sleeping and is easy to shape. Leave it any later and it will be too late, those unruly tufts of hair will be sticking up in all the wrong places!
> Use specific haircare products that restructure hair by providing a healthy cocktail of vitamins, amino acids and keratin. Alternate between different types of gentle shampoo and avoid washing hair too often "which weighs hair down and greasy hair produces the opposite effect required for volume!" explains Philippe Jumeau.
> When styling your hair, lift hair up at the roots using a round brush and a hairdryer with a moderate heat setting so as not to irritate your scalp. To reinforce and fix the style in place, use a volumising hairstyling product.
Expert tip
Catherine Chauvin reveals her secret: "At the end of the day, give your hair a massage. Not only is it relaxing and gets rid of the day's stress, it stimulates the hair bulbs and blood circulation in the scalp. Hair is healthier and has more body."

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