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How to handle thin hair

Cover Media logo Cover Media 13/2/2018

We're not all follically blessed, and as much as we backcomb and zhoosh up, thin-haired ladies will know the struggle is real when it comes to their locks.

But all is not lost. We spoke to Craig Taylor, the creative director at London's Hari's Hairdressers, for some quick fixes for thin hair.

"Always use the right styling products," he enthused. "Whilst using products that use alcohol are considered to be unkind for hair, alcohol is by far the best ingredient for thickening and holding hair. It's been the case for the last century and still is today."

To prep thin hair in order to give it a thicker, more swollen texture for hold and building body, Craig always turns to hair mousses and setting lotions.

"Styling your hair is all about making your strands the right material/fabric to work with to create the style you desire," the hair expert continued. "Experiment with different products to find what works best for your hair type and how you like your hair to feel. I use L'Oreal Elnett Satin Strong Hold Volume Mousse, and for setting lotion I like Superdrug's own Extra Firm Setting Lotion."

As well as using the right products, certain hairstyles will also give thin strands the illusion of being thicker.

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Craig explained that styles with a solid outline will always help give hair the appearance of being thicker, and clever layering can help hair be less flat and give body.

"Fringes can help give hair a thicker, fuller appearance," he said, going on to share his ultimate hack for thicker looking hair. "Look carefully at your hair, if you like your hair long, take good advice. Recognise the point where your hair no longer looks thick and healthy. It will be likely, that this is your hair’s optimum length."

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