Having thin hair is a double-edged sword. On one hand, it doesn’t deliver the thickness and volume that we hope for, and on the other hand, when we do try to boost it up with products, it ends up looking dirty from all the buildup. Since simply growing more hair follicles isn’t an option, what’s a thin-haired girl to do? Enter hair crimpers. You read that right—the trusty tool you probably used as a kid is a genius hack for “faking” hair volume, sans mousse or cream.
The trick is to use a small one-inch crimper to “tease” the roots. First, section off your hair so that the crown is clipped forward and the rest of the hair is left unclipped. Then, go in with the crimper and crimp small sections right at the scalp. Once you’re done, unclip the front section, part hair as you normally would, and give your roots a little tousle. You’ll notice that your hair has instantly gained noticeable volume, since the crimp creates a roots-boosting kink. One thing to remember, however, is not to crimp any visible areas, since the crimped parts are only meant to lift from underneath.
Keep scrolling for the best tools that'll give you a major lift!
Bed Head Little Tease 1" Tourmaline Ceramic Crimper ($22)
This tool is perfect for getting right at the root without crimping too much hair.
Oribe Dry Texturing Hair Spray ($42)
For a little extra volume, spray a bit of this texturizer after you crimp, and tousle your locks.