Hair Styles for Flat Hair

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There <em>is</em> help for flat hair!

There are many different hair styles for flat hair, as well as a bevy of tricks and tips you can use to help keep your hair from falling flat.

Help for Flat Hair

Hair styles for flat hair work particularly well when you use them in conjunction with tips that help to minimize that "flatness". The key ingredient to having hair with body and lift is to make sure that the roots of the hair have a certain amount of height. In other words, if you want great hair with body, you'll have to start with the roots. There are a few different ways you can achieve this:

  • Blow dry the roots upside down. After washing your hair, let it air dry for about five minutes. From there, flip your head over (upside down) and blow dry the roots. This will give some height to your hair.
  • If you abhor blow dryers, you can towel dry your air and then pin it (quite high) on your head, all the while arranging it in the style you usually wear. From there, allow your hair to dry completely before removing the clips. If you use this method, but sure to use clips that don't leave telltale crimps in your hair.
  • Curlers: It may sound old fashioned, but there is a reason why photographs of super models sitting in large curlers and full makeup are so ubiquitous - it works! The only caveat to this look is that you must use very large curlers because that will give your hair tremendous body and movement.

Additionally, there are many volumizing and serum creams available today that are designed to give your hair body and combat flatness, but some women don't like using these styling products because they can leave residue behind.

There are no hard and fast rules as it pertains to these styling aids. Instead, the best thing to do is to experiment with them to see if they work with your hair. If so, go ahead and use them, and if not, feel free to leave them behind and use a more natural styling method.

Find Hair Styles for Flat Hair

There are many hair styles that help combat flat hair while providing body and movement.

  • Loose Waves: This only applies mostly to those that have long hair (or medium length) hair. Use the large hair curler technique to achieve this body rich look. Once the curlers come out, finger comb your hair (or very gently use a comb to tousle the hair out), and style as usual.
  • Half Updos: The half up, half down look is ideal for flat hair because it can create height at the crown of the head. If you plan on utilizing this look, use 'day-old' hair that has not been washed that day. From there, do a slight tease at the crown, smooth the tease down a bit with a comb, and use a clip to secure your hair.
  • High Ponytail: Wearing a high ponytail is a great way to combat flat hair while looking incredibly chic and fashion forward. You can use the tease method with this style or simply gather your hair up very high at the crown of the head and secure with a hair tie.
  • Use Clips: Whether you have long or medium length hair, its always a great idea to have a few sturdy hair fashion clips hanging around. If you look good with a middle part, go ahead and do that part, and then take the section of your hair on the right side of your head (near your ear), gather it, and twist it back slightly, securing with a clip. You can leave your hair with only one side up, or go ahead and secure the other side up with a second clip. This is a wonderfully romantic look that works great for both day and evening.
  • Layers: Layered hair styles help combat flatness and create movement, no matter what your hair length. If you want to try this style, it best to have a professional cut your hair, as they have the expertise needed to help you achieve this full look.

Short Haired Gals

Ladies with short hair styles need not feel flat. In fact, you can use all of the styling techniques listed here, including the use of clips, headbands, and even teasing the crown. If you have very short hair, consider teasing the crown of your hair, smoothing it over with a comb, and then placing an attractive headband over it. If you have bob length hair, then all of the different styling methods laid out above will work for you just as well as if you had long hair.

Putting It All Together

There are several different options that can be utilized to help eliminate flat hair. The key is to start the process right after you finished washing your hair. Additionally, note that if you wash your hair every day, it will be harder to style and gain body. That's because hair that has not been freshly washed tends to hold styling products more easily and also holds its shape better than just-washed hair.

Using all of these different techniques and combining them in conjunction with different hair styles for flat hair is sure to put an end to your no volume problem, hopefully, for good!

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