How to Add Volume to Thin & Flat Hair

Posted on 08-07-2015 by Audrey Ong


I have a relatively thick head of hair, however, it’s stick straight and tends to be limp and flat every morning when I get out of bed. A full-bodied, luscious looking mane has always evaded me, and I’m sure many of you face the same predicament daily (battling sad, limp hair every morning is not fun).

Good news for all my fellow fine, limp and flat-haired girls out there! We’ve got some tips to help you wake up with the voluminous hair you’ve always dreamed of.



If you’ve suffered from thin hair all your life, hopefully these DIY scalp treatments will help you get thicker hair. As gross as it may sound, raw eggs are chock-full or proteins for your hair. They’re an affordable home remedy to make your hair thicker and stronger.

Egg Treatment

-  Break 2 to 3 eggs (depending on hair length) in a bowl and beat well

-  Apply egg mixture to your washed hair and scalp and allow to rest for 15 minutes

-  Rinse off with lukewarm water and shampoo

Aloe Vera Treatment

-   Cut 2 to 3 aloe vera leaves into halves and use a spoon to scoop out the gel

-   Apply gel to your washed hair and scalp and allow to rest for 30 minutes

-   Rinse off with lukewarm water

Try either of these home remedies two to three times a week and you’ll see the results in a month or so.




Your current shampoo could be the cause of your limp and flat hair. Switch to a volumizing one and shampoo your hair twice at night. By shampooing twice, you’re ensuring that there’s no residue or grease left to weigh your locks down. Which is why at most salons, they’ll wash your hair twice.




Changing your blow-dry technique will definitely help you to achieve the volume you’re seeking. Begin by flipping your head from side to side while blow-drying your hair and run your fingers through your locks. Once your hair is a little less wet, use a round brush for styling. Separate your hair into sections and using the brush, pull each section out to the side, 90 degrees from your head (avoid pulling downwards). This technique will add thickness and major bounce throughout your hair instead of just at the roots.

If you’re anything like me and can’t co-ordinate using a hair dryer and round brush at the same time (or am I the only one?!), this product ( works wonders because it’s a 2-in1 brush and dryer.




We suggest using the above mentioned methods of washing and blow-drying your hair at night to save you a little more time in the morning. When you get up in the morning, spritz a little dry shampoo on your roots and comb it through to the ends. The dry shampoo absorbs excess oil and will rough up the cuticles to make your strands appear fuller. If you prefer to wash your hair in the morning, you can add this step right after blow-drying.

Do you have other tips on how to achieve a fuller-looking mane? We’d love to know!

If you have any other beauty related questions you’d like us to answer, leave us a comment below.


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Audrey Ong
Audrey is a crazy cat lady, recovering nail biter and an impulsive shopper. Oh, she happens to be the content lead for this website too. You can follow her and her adorable cat on Instagram @audreyongy

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