Humidity and fine hair don’t mix.

Anyone who has fine, thin hair knows that it is a daily struggle to keep hair looking its best. When the humidity is high, sometimes you want to just jam a hat on your head and let it go at that. Don’t give up! You can beat the heat and humidity if you have fine hair.

Rule #1: If you want your hair to look bouncy and full, don’t overload it with products that weigh it down and compound the problem. The following tips can make your hair look thicker and beautiful, even when the weather does not cooperate.

When shampooing your hair, spend a little extra time on your scalp. Massaging your scalp boosts the production of sebum, a natural oil that helps your hair look fuller. Additionally, choose the right shampoo for fine hair: a volumizing shampoo can make a big difference in the way your hair reacts to blow-drying, helping it appear fuller. Though you want a volumizing shampoo for daily use, consider a clarifying shampoo once or twice a week. This can help remove styling product build-up that weighs your hair down and leaves it looking lank and dull.

When choosing styling products, less is more. If you can get away without it, do not use it. While you likely cannot get rid of all styling products, choose them carefully. Pick products made with natural ingredients when possible and avoid anything with a wax in it. These will weigh your hair down more than anything.

Sometimes the best way to improve the volume and health of your hair is from the inside out. Many vitamin treatments can help your hair grow thicker and stronger. A vitamin complex containing iron, B12 and zinc will help your hair grow stronger. Talk to your doctor about the vitamin possibilities that can help you in your quest for thicker hair.

Finally, next time you are at the salon, talk to your stylist. Have a frank talk with him or her about haircuts that can help your hair appear thicker and fuller. Normally those with thin hair will avoid long styles with the hair all one length, which may often look especially flat and lifeless if your hair is thin. Your stylist may also have some ideas about helping hair look multi-dimensional using highlights or other coloring solutions, and some suggestions for how to curl fine hair when the humidity is high.

Humidity wreaks havoc on thin hair. However, if you are willing to put in some work to find out what works best for your hair then you can make those thin locks look lush and beautiful, no matter what the weather is like. You deserve it!