How to add body to fine limp hair in 4 easy steps.


How to add body to fine limp hair is easy with a bit of knowledge and practice. Women with wavy hair are so blessed! They don’t have to worry about flat hair ever. All they need to do is use a curling iron if they want to add volume or have a flat iron like a GHD if they want it straight. They can easily style their hair however way they want it! (Of course, appropriate hair treatments are required to maintain their wavy hair.) But for those whose hair is “flat and flatter” (sigh!), there are no permanent fixes.

Don’t stress about it, though very few people have perfect hair. Would you believe that the queen of glorious manes, Miss Jennifer Aniston herself, has fine limp hair? The stunning Keira Knightley is a certified limp hair girl, as well. So is Latina beauty Jessica Alba with her brown ombre hair and Gwyneth Paltrow, the epitome of flat hair turned hot in a snap!

We can’t naturally have it all, but some steps can be done to avoid flat hair. How else do these lovely ladies fix their hair up, get in front of the camera and look so young and radiant even if their hair is stubborn? It is easy to manage now, thanks to a whole lot of hair products that can be found in salons. With a bit of work and a few tricks up your sleeve, your flat hair can turn into FAB hair every day!


First Step – Try a shampoo and conditioner made specifically for fine limp hair.


Your hair is very unique. This is the reason why you need a special type of shampoo and conditioner to suit your type of hair. Your hair might be coloured, dry, silky or oily. The weather can also play a part in choosing the right product. So, when it is  hot and humid, you should use a sulfate-free shampoo that’s designed to give the hair body. Something like Redken High Rise is a good place to start. Sulfate-free shampoo like this one does not contain irritants, it is very gentle and helps retain the scalp’s natural oil. It doesn’t wash off your hair colour and sulfate-free shampoo means no cancer-inducing chemicals.

You could opt to use the conditioner from the same range as it won’t weigh the hair down, but if wanted shine too, Redken make a weightless shine range, call Diamond Oil High Shine. It’s so important to use a product like these, as other ranges will make your hair really flat and lifeless. If in doubt, get some advice from a hairdresser.


Second Step –  Fine, limp hair loves product that gives the hair volume.

Redken Full Effect and Rootful

Redken Full Effect and Rootful

There are so many products on the market now to cater for fine limp hair. I’ve got two favourites among the many I could talk about. I always go for the Redken Rootful and  Full Effect. Start by putting a small amount of the Full Effect in the hair. This product is really creamy so a little goes a long way. Be sure to comb it in. Then lift your hair in sections and spray Rootful on the roots of the hair. Don’t worry about combing this one in. Together these two products give you a great foundation for the third step. If you are just trying to give the hair a quick blast and it feels a bit oily, try using a dry shampoo. The best one I’ve used of late is the Evo Water Killer. I’ve seen this completely transform hair from flat to bouncy. Amazing stuff.


Third Step – Use a blow dryer to blast your hair roots and add volume in the process.

This is a great trick to do and to practice – add volume to your  fine limp hair by blow drying and focusing on the roots. You can turn your head upside down and blast it that way, or even try putting in velcro rollers. Make sure the rollers go in hot, let them rest until they cool, then pull them out. This method gives the hair great volume. Another thing to consider is having a collection of fantastic brushes. What do I mean by fantastic? Ones like professional hairdressers use. Sure, you pay more, but there’s a reason for that.


Fourth Step – Have you heard of Texturizing and Shape?

This might seem a bit obvious, but giving your fine limp hair a good shape and some texture can be all the hair needs. You know your hair best, but sometimes a hairdresser may know some great techniques to shape and texturize your hair. Don’t be scared to try something new. Taking a bit of extra weight out of your hair can give it the lift it needs. Just remember the heavier your hair, the flatter it’ll be.


These steps are easy to do and follow. It can be done in the comfort of your home if you have the necessary salon recommended shampoo, conditioner and styling products. Professional assistance once a week, if possible, to maintain your flat hair is also a big help. It may not be a permanent solution, but at least there is a solution!


Thanks for reading and I hope this helps.