Pump Up The Volume: Best Products For Thin, Flat, and Fine Hair

Having a day where your hair just needs a little extra boost? Try some of these excellent products for thin and flat hair to add some life back in.
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Feb. 20
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Cherie is an online community of beauty lovers sharing their stories; whether that's their favorite products, makeup tutorials, or skincare routines. Download the app today to be a part of #BeautyWithoutBarriers and show the world what beauty means to you!We all love the look of lush, voluminous hair, but some of us need a little extra help to achieve it. Luckily, there are plenty of excellent products on the market designed specifically for people with thin or flat hair. Even if you don’t heat style your hair every day, adding a few volume boosting products to your routine can give it a little bit of extra oomph. Here are some of our favorite products for to give thin hair a boost. R+Co Rodeo Star Thickening Style FoamThis mousse not only gives your hair a volumizing boost, but it’s also full of nutrients that will keep your hair healthy and help it grow on its own. Ingredients like vitamin E and aloe vera hydrate and strengthen your strands to prevent breakage. The foam also contains kiwi extract, which is chock full of vitamins that keep your hair healthy and balanced. To use, scrunch into your wet hair after a shampoo, and then blow dry to style. It has a very light texture that isn’t sticky and won’t leave residue in your hair. It also has a very unique scent that combines woodsy, fruity, and floral notes in a very sophisticated way. Oribe Dry Texturizing SprayThis product has long been a cult favorite, and for good reason. It takes just seconds to use by can completely transform any hairstyle. Spray it into the roots of your dry hair to add lift and texture. It also absorbs oils, so it’s great for making a second or third-day hairstyle look new again. The spray also uses natural fruit extracts to add shine and protect your hair’s color, including Oribe’s signature complex of watermelon, lychee, and edelweiss flower. These ingredients protect the hair from external stresses that can cause the hair to lose its natural color, shine, and volume. Sachajuan Thickening ShampooThis luscious shampoo is full of nutrients that will help your hair feel fuller and healthier. It’s very lightweight, so it doesn’t leave any residue, and you only need a small amount for a full cleanse. It contains sea algae extract, which thickens strands while also improving shine. It also contains ingredients that protect the hair from heat and UV ray damage, making it a great choice for people who heat style their hair frequently. The brand also makes a matching conditioner that you can use to nourish your hair even more. Living Proof Full Thickening CreamThis high-quality styling cream uses unique patented technology to create the look and feel of fuller hair. It’s called a thickening molecule, and it creates tiny thickening dots between your hair strands for a look that feels much fuller overall. Apply a small amount to damp hair before styling - it lightly conditions and will hold your style without feeling too stiff. It’s not greasy and has a light citrusy smell. It also doesn’t contain any parabens, phthalates, or silicone.Kevin Murphy Angel MasqueHair masks are a great way to give your strands a little TLC if they’re feeling dull or damaged. The Angel Masque from Kevin Murphy is a great option for anyone with thin hair, particularly if you struggle with damage from color treatment. To use, apply to your hair for five to 10 minutes after a shampoo, and then rinse off. The mask adds volume while also repairing existing damage and preventing future breakage. It includes natural ingredients like bamboo extract for strength and ‘sacred lotus’ extract to boost shine. It doesn’t contain any sulfates or parabens.
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Kiehl’s Rice and Wheat Volumizing ShampooIf you’re looking for a light, natural shampoo that will also give your hair the boost you it needs, try this option from Kiehl’s. The rice and wheat proteins in the formula strengthen your strands, making them look much thicker. The shampoo also contains honey and jojoba seed, which condition your hair for softer texture and more shine. The texture of this product is incredibly lightweight and leaves no residue, making it ideal for daily use. It also has a very pleasant smell that’s not overpowering. Davines SU Hair Mask When you spend a lot of time outside, the elements can really wear down your hair, making it look and feel much thinner. This mask from Davines is designed specifically to correct hair damage from external sources. Sun exposure can make your hair feel very dry and dull, and this mask uses nourishing ingredients that are full of vitamin C to get your hair looking shiny again. Davines recommends you use the mask after long days outside and leave it on for 5 to 15 minutes after shampooing. Ouai Volumizing Hair SprayWhen you have fine hair, adding a traditional hair spray to your look can weigh your hair down instead of holding it in place. This product from trendy hair care brand Ouai is designed to address the problem - their formula contains polymers that thicken your hair while holding your style in place. It also contains vitamin E, which helps strengthen your hair and adds shine. You can use this spray on dry hair - just add it to your roots in sections and then scrunch to add volume.Briogeo Blossom & Bloom Volumizing ShampooThis shampoo is chock-full of nourishing ingredients that will help your fine hair look full and feel healthier. Its main ingredients are ginger, biotin, and ginseng, all of which will give your hair a nourishing boost and help increase growth naturally. The formula also contains vitamin B5, which is great for strengthening hair. This formula is 98 percent natural, so you won’t have to worry about unnatural chemicals and preservatives. It’s easy to give thin or flat hair a boost with these great styling products. Adding them to your regular hair care routine will not only make your hair look much more voluminous, but they will also help to keep your strands nourished and healthy.
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Why pH of skincare products is important?
Why pH of skincare products is important?
The pH is defined as the negative logarithm (base ten) of the concentration of free hydrogen ions in aqueous solution. The pH of skin surface ranges from 4.5 to 6 making it slightly acidic. The acidic nature of the whole skin surface was first claimed by Heuss in 1892; however, the first scientific study was carried out by Schade and Marchionini in 1928, who called it the acid mantle. The “acid mantle” protects the skin by inhibiting the growth of pathogenic organisms, regulating keratinization, desquamation and wound healing. Any disruption in the acid mantle disrupts the activity of enzymes involved in barrier function and anti-microbial protection. The skin pH and the buffering capacity of the skin surface are made up of the components of the stratum corneum as well as the secretions from sebaceous and sweat glands. Sweat is an important contributor towards skin acidity owing to its content of amino acid, lactic acid, and urea, which supplement skin NMF levels. The formation of stratum corneum barrier requires enzymes that are pH dependent. Two lipid-processing enzymes β-glucocerebrosidase and acidic sphingomyelinase require a pH of 5.6 and 4.5, respectively. An increased skin surface pH activates enzyme serine proteases, which causes degradation of corneodesmosomes and affects the skin barrier. pH also has a big impact on the skin microbiome. The bactericidal activity, because of dermicidin and nitrites in sweat, occurs optimally at pH 5.5. The resident bacterial flora changes as pH increases causing increase in population and activity of P. acnes and Staphylococcus aureus which are responsible for acne and eczema. All these result in contact dermatitis, atopic dermatitis, ichthyosis, acne vulgaris and Candida albicans infections. Products with high pH cause swelling of skin follicles affecting the permeability of the skin making it dry, sensitive, and susceptible. Most of the skincare products are formulated within the pH range of normal healthy skin except the exfoliating products that contain alpha-hydroxy acids (AHA’s), Vitamin C products and chemical peel which work at low pH. Facial oils, cleansing oils, balms are not pH dependent.
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🎯Ingrown hairs—these two little words conjure🎯
🎯Ingrown hairs—these two little words conjure🎯
In our quest for smooth, stubble-free skin, ingrown hairs are an annoyance at best and cause for concern at worst (trust me- you don't want to see what they look like when they get infected)🤐 The cause of ingrown hairs isn't complicated. Simply put, when your hair starts to grow, sometimes it curls inward and gets trapped back under the surface of your skin. This can happen because dead skin cells clog up your hair follicle (so always, always exfoliate), but ingrowns also exist just because of your hair's natural growth pattern—so, unfortunately, those with curly hair may suffer the most! Aspirin-Honey Treatment This recipe is a double whammy. Not only does aspirin naturally contain salicylic acid, but honey also has antibacterial properties, which can help reduce the possibility of inflammation and infection. 🔎Ingredients: 3 uncoated aspirin tablets 1 tsp. honey 1/2 to 1 tsp. water or oil Directions: Add warm water or oil to a bowl Add honey Crush aspirin tablets Mix together Leave mask on for 10 minutes Wipe off entirely with warm water Coconut Oil Sugar Scrub Coconut oil, for example, is hydrating, keeps skin moisturized, and reduces inflammation.4 It's basically our winter skin savior. Mix it with raw sugar and you've got a winner. You can use this scrub daily until you see an improvement, and then you can switch to two to three times a week. Just be careful that the scrub isn't too abrasive. 🔎Ingredients: 1 cup of raw sugar 1/2 cup of coconut oil 10 drops of tea tree oil, or your preferred essential oil  Directions: Combine sugar and coconut oil in a bowl Add in essential oil Mix together Apply and then rinse using warm water Dry with a clean towel Baking Soda and Oatmeal Treatment I am huge fan of baking soda and how amazing this ingredient is! And rediciliously cheap. Baking soda, which is a great exfoliator, helps reduce and prevent ingrown hairs. Oatmeal has a soothing effect, reducing redness and irritation caused by exfoliation. 🔎Ingredients: 1 tbsp. baking soda 1 cup of water 1 tbsp. ground oatmeal Directions: Mix baking soda and oatmeal together Add water to the bowl Stir until it has a paste-like texture Using a cotton pad, scoop up the mixture Apply to the affected area and let sit for 10 minutes Rinse with warm water Oil-Based Serum if you're particularly sensitive, it's best to avoid overly harsh scrubs. Abrasive scrubs like sugar and salt scrubs do exfoliate the skin but often at the expense of causing excess skin irritation 🔎Ingredients: 1 tbsp. castor oil 1 tbsp. hemp oil (optional) 10 drops tea tree oil Directions: Find a reusable glass bottle Combine castor oil and hemp oil Add tea tree oil to mix Apply combination after shaving to prevent irritation alba BOTANICA - Acne Dote, Face & Body Scrub Oil-Free CeraVe - SA Moisturizing Cream For Rough & Bumpy Skin GLYTONE - KP Kit Amlactin - Daily Moisturizing Body Lotion
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Glass skin? Uhm YES!
Glass skin? Uhm YES!
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