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If You Have Fine Hair - Let's Pump Up The VOLUME!

Fine, limp, straggly, flat, listless, wearied….call it what you will. But fine hair is a big problem for those that are unlucky enough to have inherited it. Volume is a constant battle, shine is never evident and shape and style have grown out within the first couple of weeks of being at the salon.

As always, we are here to help you with some great advice for the perfect styles that will enhance shape and volume, to the essential products that will keep it there all day and night long. Plus a great handbag product that you can use and reuse throughout the day to spruce up that new style before that lunch time date, or catch up dinner with the girls.

Medium hair style for shot hair

There are a multitude of products and it can get confusing as to what will work for you for fine hair and in my experience, layering of products is best. I am going to focus on my favourite fine hair range which is Pureology's Clean Volume range based on the results I have achieved with my clients with fine hair in the salon.

First off lets start with the right shampoo - Pureology Clean Volume Shampoo which will lifts the roots and thicken each strand.

Now to the conditioner. Many fine haired women will say that they won’t use a conditioner, as they think it weighs down the hair too much. This is ONLY true if the WRONG conditioner is used. Not using a conditioner sacrifices the integrity of the hair, as the conditioner protects and nourishes the hair.

Pureology Clean Volume Conditioner replenishes hair and as it’s a Pureology product it will always, protect your colour too and most importantly magnify volume.

Volumizing and texturizing sprays I find are great as they are still light and easy to use. Pureology’s Instant Levitation Mist is a definite go-to as boosts hair at roots for lasting lift, fullness and shine.

If you use Redken's Powder Grip - Mattifying Hair Powder after drying will ensure root lift throughout the day and can be reactivated just by rubbing fingers through. 

None of the products I have mentioned will weigh the hair down.

I’ve complied a number of great styles below for all lengths of hair. So, I’m sure you’ll find something that you’ll love to try out. 

Hair styles for fine hair

Style Tips:

Longer length

When wearing fine hair longer in length, make sure texture is still present.  As, the longer the hair, the harder it is to have any kind of volume.  You can achieve this with choppy layering and popping in a few curls or beachy waves, as that will ensure body and bounce. A good styler such as ghd’s, are a perfect way to achieve this, as they are are quick and easy to use.

Medium length

If medium length is what you’re after keeping it blunt and textured will give the illusion of more hair. Once again, a slight curl and wave will give you bounce and volume.

Short length

Shorter lengths can either be blunt or textured ends, choppy layers will give you height and volume.


Kelly, Creative DirectorKelly has been a hair stylist within the industry for more years than she’d like to acknowledge. Passionate about all aspects of fashion and hair trends. Coming back to Headstart from 9yrs in the London fashion scene, where she is the Master Stylist/Colourist, Product Expert, Education Manager and Online Creative Director. 

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