The One Mistake That's Ruining Your Thin Hair

Styling your hair yourself is never easy. Styling thin hair yourself can seem almost impossible. This editor knows from firsthand experience. Some days it seems as if all the hair spray and volumizing mousse in the world couldn’t right my hair’s wrongs. No matter how much I fluff, tease, and comb, it stays unabashedly flat. So how do we thin-haired girls replicate the looks of our thick-haired idols? Better yet, how do we replicate those looks without fighting our hair for an hour and a half each morning?

First things first, it’s important to realize that haircare is not one-size-fits-all, and the tips and tricks your full-haired sisters swear by may not deliver the same results on your skimpier mane. Matrix celebrity stylist George Papanikolas says there is one major mistake we women with thin hair make, and it’s undoing all of our best efforts to achieve the voluminous hair of our dreams.