Fine and limp hair: problem solver of the month

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Limp and fine hair can be one of the most frustrating hair problems because it makes working with your hair and creating new styles more difficult.

If you suffer from fine or limp hair then you're not alone, and the good news is there are many products and techniques you can use to add more body and volume to your locks.

Cause of limp hair

Limp hair is typically found in people with a fine hair type. People with this hair type actually have more hair strands than those with thicker hair, but the strands are much finer.


The fact that you have more hairs is what causes the hair to feel limp and lifeless, because each hair produces oil from it's own gland the scalp has more oil in a small area for people with this hair type. The result is a flattening effect on the hair leaving you without volume and body.  



There are several options available to you if you want to make your hair look fuller and add more life. Using styling tricks is one option and another is to use styling products to give your hair a boost.

One solution we would recommend would be to try a volume enhancing shampoo. Two of our favourites are Joico Body Luxe Volumizing Shampoo and Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Volume.

Joico Body Luxe Volumising Shampoo is a thickening shampoo for fine or limp hair.

This shampoo increases the volume and body of your hair with gentle cleansing, making it more manageable and appear thicker, simply apply a small amount to wet hair, lather and rinse well.

Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Volume Shampoo thickens and revitalises brittle, lifeless hair with essential amino acids. Your hair will return to youthful radiance with fullness and bounce.

Styling Products

There are great styling products for fine and limp hair. One of our favourites in the salon is the Semi do Lino Volume Eco mousse. A lightweight mousse that gives great support if you want a fuller hairstyle. It also leaves your hair with a lovely shine.

Very popular at the moment are the hair powders. They give hair added volume and also make your hair feel less greasy, fab for the day after. Light sprinkling over the hair and working into the roots, powders give instant lift and are more popular with our male clients. Evo Haze HairBond Moulder Powder and American Crew Powder Boost are a few of the choices from our Powder Range.


To see our full range of products for limp hair visit our online store here.