There’s nothing worse than hair that looks flat and limp, especially when you see others around you with thick and flowing hair. The good news is, that could be you if you follow a few simple tricks, which we’ve compiled below, and you’ll find your hair much thicker and fuller than ever before.
If you’re not yet sure about getting extensions and you can’t find the supplements that are right for you, just go for the simple option of volumizing by selecting a shampoo and conditioner combination that is thickening. It’s easy and simple to go with the tools that are already available to you and thickening products will not only create thickness but also improve the volume and texture.
Mousse doesn’t seem to be as popular as it used to be, but a little amount can go a long way to adding volume to your hair. All you need is about an egg-sized amount in your hand, especially if you have fine hair, and then work it through your damp hair evenly from the roots to the ends, then blow dry. It’s better to start with a bit less so you’re not overdoing it.
When you blow-dry your hair, it’s better to use your fingers instead of a comb or a brush to get the most of the water out. Use your fingers like a comb and brush your hair away from your head while you focus the blow dryer on the root with the airflow going toward the ends. This will smooth the hair down to avoid frizz, and pulling your hair from your scalp with your fingers will give you a more fuller look than if you were blow drying it flat against your head. After this step, go through your hair again with a large round brush.
If you have thin hair, your cut should be short to medium length, because any longer will make it look stringy and thinner since it’s constantly weighed down. Consider something short and edgy like a bob, and your hair will definitely look thicker.
If you want to keep your hair long, think about switching your part around. If you normally have a part in the middle, try to switch it to the side, or switch sides. Your hair gets used to a certain routine every day, so by changing your part, you’ll create some lift. If you don’t like that part, simply wear it that way during your normal morning routine, then give it a spray of product before returning it back to the normal part and the hairspray will give it that bit of extra bounce.
You can either highlight your hair to add some depth and dimension, or color in your scalp. If you can see a lot of your scalp, your hair will appear thin. You can also buy hair powder to spray onto your roots to hide them. Talk to your stylist about your options here and they will be sure to recommend something that is flattering for your face.
Teasing is the best way to create volume at the roots, and you can do this in small sections with just a small toothbrush. Take a small section of your hair, and while holding it up and away from your head, backcomb it toward you with a small comb or toothbrush. Then, add hairspray to each part at the roots to keep the tease in place. Keep a top layer of hair to smooth it over the teasing.