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Everyone loves the transformative powers of a voluminous blow-out, but getting the perfect ’do can get slightly trickier when it comes to fine hair.“Fine hair tends to appear flat and limp. It doesn’t hold curls as well, compared to thick or coarse hair types” says PREP Luxe’s Hair Director, Den Ng. Thanks to our equatorial climate, humidity also acts as a big dampener on fine hair, making it the most limiting of all the hair types to style.“Women tend to be concerned with the lack of volume in their hairstyles. They prefer a fuller look, and volume has a part to play in achieving their ideal style.”While backcombing may seem like an easy way to give fine hair more root lift, Ng advises against it.“Pulling, tugging and backcombing your hair adds unnecessary stress to the follicles that will cause breakage,” which further escalates the lack of volume in fine-textured hair. In addition, while many women use heating curling tools to give their tresses more body, Ng also points out their potential hazards.“You can’t leave it on [fine hair] for too long as it can weaken and break hair strands and result in permanent damage.” But there is hope yet. According to Ng, look out for products that contain proteins as they help rebuild hair structure. Ouai’s Volume Shampoo and Conditioner are fortified with keratin and amino acids to strengthen fine strands from inside out. Other products like dry shampoos with rootboosting ingredients also offer a volumising alternative. IGK’ s 30,000 Feet Volume Powder Spray contains bentonite clay for extra density and grip. For extra oomph, try Living Proof ’s Full Root Lifting Spray, which deposits microscopic particles to thicken hair at the roots without weighing it down.
From left: Got2b Volumaniac Bodifying Mousse, $12.50, Schwarzkopf. Volume Shampoo, $42; Volume Conditioner, $39, Ouai. Phytodensia Fluid Plumping Mask, $85, Phyto. Full Root Lifting Hairspray, $36, Living Proof. 30,000 Feet Volume Powder Spray, $50, IGK