Summer humidity is not your friend if you have flat or fine hair. But people with voluminous or dense hair can also find their locks falling flat thanks to the summer heat.

Thinning, fine or flat hair requires a special touch — and products that weigh it down are not always the answer. Sometimes the right cut can add more body. If you have a choppy cut or shoulder-length waves, it’s easier to add a volumized finish. People with straight, long hair find it harder to maintain volume, but fret not if that’s your preferred style. There are some convenient fine-hair hacks to add bounce and banish bad hair days.

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The All-Concealing Hairstyle
Limit Washes
Shower Star
Apply Products the Right Way
Avoid Heavyweight Hairsprays
Invest in Accessories
Manage Your Volume
Add Bangs
Carry a Texturizing Mist
The All-Concealing Hairstyle
Limit Washes

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The All-Concealing Hairstyle

If you have short hair, a half-up, half-down ‘do can disguise everything from flat hair to undone roots to brassy highlights.

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Limit Washes

Skip washing your hair if you use volumizing supplements. Volumizing products are not the most hydrating formulas and often strip your scalp of natural oils. As a result, your scalp needs to produce more natural oils. Washing your hair every day might mess with the cycle.

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Shower Star

Moroccanoil Moisture Repair Conditioner, $25 at Sephora

While in the shower, use a conditioner to add texture to your roots. Choose a restorative conditioner and air dry your hair for added texture.

Apply Products the Right Way

It’s difficult to evenly spread out hair products in the right amounts. Solution: Spritz product on your palms (if it’s a cream, start with a small amount), rub them together, then run your hands through your strands. It’s also an easy way to add volume.

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Avoid Heavyweight Hairsprays

Flat hair needs effortless bounce and a natural finish. Extra strong hairsprays can weigh your hair down and interfere with styling. If you have fine hair, focus a lightweight spray near your crown. For longer lengths, try a dry hair mousse.

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Invest in Accessories

If there’s no time to volumize hair that has fallen flat, deflect attention from your texture by adding some interesting accessories.

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Manage Your Volume

Instead of adding volume all over, add an illusion of thickness near your roots that’s easier to manage. Add texture to your crown by spraying a volumizing mist on both sides of your part, then use a thin brush to tease the base.

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Add Bangs

When in doubt, bangs are really the most effective shortcut — though they’re a long-term investment. Adding soft, wispy bangs will instantly perk up your look.

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Carry a Texturizing Mist

Christophe Robin Instant Volumizing Mist With Rosewater, $39 at Bergdorf Goodman

Especially on busy, air-dry days, give your hair some help. Carry a texturizing mist with you and apply it once your hair is dry.

The All-Concealing Hairstyle

If you have short hair, a half-up, half-down ‘do can disguise everything from flat hair to undone roots to brassy highlights.

Image: @jennychohair

Limit Washes

Skip washing your hair if you use volumizing supplements. Volumizing products are not the most hydrating formulas and often strip your scalp of natural oils. As a result, your scalp needs to produce more natural oils. Washing your hair every day might mess with the cycle.

Image: Imaxtree

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