Limp hair can happen for a variety of reasons, including an overabundance of oil, product buildup or hard water. Hair treatments in salons that give hair body, such as perms, can get very expensive and cause chemical damage. You can do some things at home to give limp hair fullness and body.
If hair is limp due to product buildup or excess oil, a vinegar rinse might be just what you need to perform a deep cleanse and give your hair some life and body. Mix three parts water and one part vinegar in a water bottle. Wash hair with a regular shampoo and massage the scalp vigorously to increase stimulation and increase blood flow. Rinse with warm water. Spray the vinegar and water solution throughout the hair and comb through with a fine tooth comb to distribute evenly. Leave on the hair for three to five minutes and follow with another vigorous shampoo. Apply a light conditioner to the ends of the hair to detangle if necessary, then rinse thoroughly so you do not leave residue. Vinegar strips the hair of product buildup and a scalp massage will stimulate the scalp to encourage hair to have body.
Apply an egg mask to the hair. Because eggs contain such a high protein content, they help to strengthen and thicken hair strands. Beat two to four eggs (depending on hair length) and mix with a 1/2 tsp of olive oil and a 1/2 tsp of lemon juice. Apply to the hair and massage into the scalp using your fingertips, applying moderate pressure. Move all over the scalp in a circular motion to increase blood circulation. Pull the egg mixture through the ends of the hair and cover with a plastic cap or small garbage bag. Secure at the forehead with a tie or clip. Leave on for 30 minutes to two hours for best results. Rinse with warm water and wash twice with a regular shampoo. Follow with a light conditioner and a cold water rinse to close the hair follicle.
Wash hair with baking soda when it becomes limp and lifeless. Baking soda binds to dirt and oil to cleanse hair and give it natural body. Add about a tablespoon of baking soda to a regular shampoo and massage into the scalp thoroughly. Comb through with a wide tooth comb to distribute. Avoid contact with skin. Use more baking soda as needed for longer hair. Rinse with lukewarm water and follow with a regular shampoo and light conditioner.