Not all of us are blessed with thick hair. An obnoxiously small ponytail, bald patches, breeze styled hair, and people constantly telling you that your hair is thin (as if I don’t know!) and what they think you should do – well, all of that ends today!
Here are a few tips to make your thin hair look luscious and full.
Styling Tips To Make Your Thin Hair Appear Thicker
1. Shampoo And Conditioner
Wash your hair with a thickening shampoo and conditioner as they contain ingredients that aid hair regrowth and strengthening. Stay away from hydrating shampoos as they can make your hair flat.
2. Volume Spray
Volume spray – it’s in the name! Volume sprays contain polymers that coat your hair shafts to make your hair look fuller. Make sure you spritz on a generous amount to make your hair look as full as it can.
3. Dry Shampoo
Dry shampoo adds volume to your hair. It absorbs the excess oil from your hair so that it doesn’t look greasy and flat. It saves you from having to wash your hair every day.
Stay away from dry shampoos that use talc and aluminum starch octenylsuccinate in their products. Use products with natural starches (like rice) in them. They will give your hair a refreshed and voluminous look without causing any issues.
4. Round Brush
Combing your hair with a round brush makes it look voluminous. Place your brush underneath your hair, combing it downward and towards your face. This will give your hair a C-shape, making it look thick. Brush your bangs away from your face and let them fall.
5. Hair Dryer
Flipping your hair down and blow drying it is an age-old way of adding volume to your hair. Flip your hair forward, point the hair dryer downwards, and run your brush through your hair continuously. Move around to all parts of your hair.
Keep the heat on medium setting as you don’t want to burn your hair or dry it out.
Backcombing or teasing your hair is a great way to add faux volume. It makes your hair look thick and full. Take a small section of hair and, using a fine-toothed comb, comb it downwards from the mid-section to the roots.
When you have thin hair, use mousse instead of a gel. A gel is much thicker and will make your hair strands greasy and stick together. A mouse is light and not sticky. You can style your hair without making it look like anything has been applied to it.
8. Highlights And Lowlights
Highlights and lowlights can add dimension to your hair and make it look thicker than it is. It also depends on your face shape. Check with stylists to find out which of these will look lovely on you. A blend of light and dark colors at the right places can make your hair look full and shiny. This also helps in showcasing your natural hair color.
9. Take vitamins
Just like your body needs nutrients to grow, so does your hair. Vitamins will help strengthen your hair follicles and aid regrowth. You can find multivitamin tablets at your local pharmacy or general store.
Oiling your hair is the best way to nourish your hair follicles and moisturize your hair. Use coconut oil or Jamaican black castor oil as they have nutrients that help stimulate hair growth and protect your hair from any damage.