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It’s already an uphill task when it comes to styling fine hair. Factor in Singapore’s humidity and it’s practically a daily battle when it comes to giving fine hair some volume and body. Thankfully, the latest crop of styling products are formulated to not only add volume and texture to fine hair, they also feel light-as-air so your tresses still feel soft and smooth while getting that extra oomph.
Here are the top five to check out:
IGK 30,000 Feet Volume Powder Spray, $48
For gravity-defying root lift, this weightless powder spray has got you covered, thanks to its key ingredient, Betonite Clay. Invisible yet power-packed, this ultra-fine powder adds bulk and grip to fine hair so you can style it the way your heart desires. All you have to do is squeeze the pump bottle with the nozzle directed at the roots and massage in for a hair-raising effect, quite literally.
Repeat in sections and add some product to the lengths of your strands for added texture.
Percy & Reed Smoothed, Sealed & Sensational Volumising No Oil Oil For Fine Hair, $30
Just as its name suggests, this product has more of a serum texture that coats hair cuticles, delivering essential nutrients for stronger, more resilient hair—totally essential for fine hair that is prone to snapping. And that’s not all, it also contains body-building ingredients to add volume while sealing off frizz and humidity for silky locks.
A little product goes a long way so start with spreading two to three pumps worth of product along the lengths of towel-dried hair (if you have over-the-shoulder length hair) before blow-drying.
Christophe Robin Cleansing Volumizing Paste with Pure Rassoul Clay and Rose Extracts, $79
Fine hair can be more susceptible to falling limp, especially when it’s not thoroughly cleansed, leaving impurities and residual hair products to accumulate. To give your strands a new lease of life, give it a DIY detox with this deep cleansing paste once or twice a week.
Though it seems thick and sticky in the tub, it forms a rich and luxurious lather when massaged into wet hair and scalp. Pure Rassoul Clay eliminates gunk without stripping coloured hair of its vibrancy and essential moisture, restoring balance to your tresses. Rose extracts also help deliver moisture, and leaves hair smelling oh-so-good.
Living Proof Style Lab Amp2 Instant Texture Volumizer, $35
Featuring the brand’s Meta-Volume Technology patented Thickening Molecule, PBAE, this styling cream offers instant volume and maleable hold that lasts up to 48 hours.
Simply rub a pearl-sized amount between palms and scrunch into dry hair (medium-length) to style. Hair remains flexible and so you can always restyle it throughout the day.
AVEDA Shampure Dry Shampoo, $46
If your T-zone is prone to oiliness, chances are, so is your scalp. Formulated to combat fine hair and greasy scalp, this natural powder dry shampoo uses botanical starches to soak up sebum and perspiration, giving limp tresses an instant boost.
It also features AVEDA’s soothing Shampure scent, which leaves hair delicately scented — perfect as a post-lunch pick-me-up for fresh locks.