The Causes of Limp Hair and Ways to Improve It

If you’ve always wanted thick, voluminous hair, you’re not alone. Limp hair is one of the most common causes of frustration for women. The good news is that limp hair can easily be managed. The main cause of this hair condition is usually an improper hair care regimen. However, other factors also play a role such as genetics, stress, and health issues.

Here’s what you can do to improve the quality and thickness of limp hair:


It’s important to get the right nutrients in your diet to help your hair combat fineness. Make sure that your diet is rich in fruits, vegetables, and lean sources of protein. All of these food groups play a valuable role in keeping your hair strong and healthy.

It also helps to take natural supplements that are formulated to help combat limp hair.

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Hair Care Products

Using the right shampoo and conditioner is perhaps one of the most effective ways of treating fine, limp hair. It’s recommended to use products that are made specifically to thicken and add volume to hair.

After you’re done shampooing, apply a serum that can help your hair maintain its volume throughout the day.



The right haircut can make a big difference for women with limp hair. Layering is a great choice for a cut because it makes your hair look thicker. If your hair is thick in front but limp in the back, bangs are also a good option.

In general, keeping your haircut above your shoulders makes your hair look more voluminous. But no matter what haircut you decide to go with, ask your stylist to avoid using a razor because it can fray the ends of your hair.

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An easy trick you can do at home to improve the look of limp hair is by blow-drying upside down. This method of styling adds amazing bounce and body to your hair, giving it a fuller, thicker appearance. 

Shampoo and conditioner as usual, and then apply a growth serum. Once your hair is damp, flip it over and use the blow- dryer while your hair hangs forward. Gently comb and brush your hair in that direction, following after the blow-dryer and paying  close attention to your roots. When your hair is completely dry, you can proceed to style it as you would normally.

Over Brushing

The biggest mistake anyone with limp hair can do is to brush it too much. Doing so can make your hair look much limper than it already is. Use a wide-toothed comb after showering to iron out the tangles, and use it to gently comb when you need to style your hair for the rest of the day.

Foam Rollers

You may remember foam rollers as the styling products your grandma used, but these nifty rollers can do wonders for limp hair. The best part is that it hardly takes any time to use. Just place a few on the top of your head while you do your makeup or having coffee. Remove them before you head out and use your hand to fluff the roots.



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