Thin Hair? How To Make It Look Thicker?
Your hair can make or break your outfit, that’s a fact that no one can deny. And good-looking hair equals volume as we all know. But if you are not blessed with thick-hair genes then getting the volume you seek may end up weighing your hair down which is the last thing you want. Well, adding volume to your hair without weighing it down is all about creating the illusion of thickness, even if the real thing is hard to come by. The good news is, there are some hairstyle hacks that you can follow to make your hair look double its original size without being too harsh on it. At the end of the day no one wants to sacrifice her hair health for volume, right?
1 || Shampoo & Conditioner
There are two things that you should consider when it comes to this point. Stay away from the wrong and heavy shampoos, conditioners, and masks… And use the right amount of your volume-boosting shampoo and conditioner. As you may know, using too much of a good thing is bad… So if you used too much of these products on your hair, it’ll end up flatter and thinner. Isn’t that what you are trying to avoid?
2 || It Is All About Your Haircut
It all starts with a great haircut. Without it, you can use all products and tools out there and still struggle to create volume. You can ask your hairstylist about the best haircut for you, but there are some general rules that you can follow when choosing a haircut to create volume.
Firstly, if your hair is thin on top, consider getting bangs, either a blunt cut or softer, longer bangs with a side part will cover or smooth over a thinning hairline. Secondly, if your hair is thin, you maybe need to sacrifice some length… Yep, you heard it right! opt for a length that will make your ends appear fuller, like a cropped bob. As for layers, incorporating some shorter hair at the front of your style can help make hair look thicker. The only thing about shorter layers is that they may lay flat if not styled right. So you may want to put some extra effort to keep things full and bouncy.
3 || Hair Filler May Come In Handy
As you get older, you may struggle with thinning hair around the temples and sides of the head. So you may want to experiment with hair filler pieces to give the illusion of thicker hair. The good part is that no one is gonna know that you are wearing them as they are super natural. Clip-in extensions are another good easily-put-and-removed option for thin hair. They will offer immediate length and fullness without damaging your natural hair.
4 || Flip Your Parting
Well, you may have tried this one already. Flipping your hair on the other side is a quick and easy way to add more body to it. Also, remember that a middle parting will always make hair look flatter.
5 || Sleep With Your Hair Up
Sometimes, the best solution is the easiest. Before bedtime, try to wash and dry your hair, then twist it in a high bun at the crown of your head. The trick is to keep it loose and use a soft scrunchie to do this. Leave it like this all night and you will wake up with thicker-looking hair.
6 || Perfect Your Blowout
Little things make a real difference. Instead of drying your hair blowing down on top of the head, try directing the airflow underneath the root and upwards.
7 || Choose The Right Color
Well, playing with colors and placing the highlights in the right places will help add more depth to your hair which can give the illusion of thickness. All you need to do is ask your hairstylist to add very subtly, different tones throughout your hair and ta-da.
8 || Tease Your Roots
Or A.K.A, Backcombing is an old-school way that comes in handy to create volume at your roots. Just take a small section of your hair and hold it up. Using a mixed bristle brush (not a comb like the old days) and on the underside of the section gently push the hairs toward your head. Then, hairspray each section at the roots. Continue doing this in small sections to create the height and shape you want, and finish by lightly smoothing over the top layer of hair to hide the teasing underneath.