5 Updos That Will Make Fine or Thinning Hair Look Fuller
For those battling fine or thinning hair, a beautiful updo can seem like the hardest possible thing to achieve. On the contrary, the right updo can actually make your hair look fuller and more voluminous. There are just a few key things to keep in mind. One, steel clear of high-tension hairstyles, advises Jamie Powell, hairstylist and founder of Maggie Rose Salon and Naturally Drenched. That's basically a fancy way of saying styles that require your hair to be pulled back too tightly: "They can be really damaging to your hair and actually even increase hair loss," she warns. (And that's obviously the last thing you want if you're dealing with thinning strands.)
Second, "the illusion of volume is your best friend," says Powell. Techniques such as curling or gently back-combing, along with products, such as a dry shampoo or dry texturizing spray, can make a huge difference when it comes to making it look like you have more hair than you actually do. More specifically, focus on creating that volume at the roots and crown. "This will make the hair appear thicker and fuller at the scalp, where hair loss and thinning tends to be the most noticeable," says stylist Amy Abramite, creative director at Maxine Salon in Chicago.
Ahead, five updos that are definite 'dos' if you have thinning hair.