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17 Genius Ways To Make Thin Hair Look Seriously Thick
First off, there are a few things you need to avoid.
1. Pinterest is going to tell you to use coconut oil. Don’t do it if you have thin hair.
Oil just adds shine, it won’t actually make anything better,Silicones and oils just become a coating on top of hair, so it’s very difficult to remove. Eventually, it weighs down your hair and you get tons of buildup and it actually makes your hair look thinner.”
2. Steer clear of shampoos with ammonium lauryl sulfate or sodium lauryl sulfate.
“People with thin hair need to avoid detergents, polymers, proteins, damaging alcohols, and ammonia that
is found in traditional shampoos in the form of ammonium lauryl sulfate or sodium lauryl sulfate. These ingredients are added to make the shampoo feel thicker and richer in your hand, and also to create the foaming lather people have come to expect,
The reality is that these same ingredients are incredibly harsh and drying to your hair and scalp.”
3. Take major precautions against over-drying your hair.
Over-stretching or straightening the hair shaft whilst drying it will take all the elasticity and natural volume out of your hair. Be gentle with it and don’t over-dry it,
4. Don’t overdo your hair color.
Many women actually feel more texture in their hair once it’s colored, but you need to be careful not to overdo bleach. Processing your hair too often, to the point of being fried, can seriously thin out your hair. Go as long as you can between appointments, and ask your colorist not to pull the color through every time.
5. And say good-bye to the super long hair.
“Medium to short haircut lengths are best for fine hair. The longer the hair gets the more it weighs itself down, resulting in even thinner, stringy looking hair,”
Now pay attention to what you fine, fine-haired people should be doing for thick, thick hair.
6. If you have naturally curly or wavy hair, embrace the texture.
Girls with fine but curly hair need to work with their natural texture. If you blow dry and straighten your hair it will damage your hair and make it look more fine! If you have curly fine hair, take advantage of the beautiful texture and work more volume into it,
7. Pantogar Specific Treatment For Hair And Nails really works It’s kind of like The Hulk version of biotin. “We use this one product from Germany in the salon, called Pantogar, and it really works to plump up the volume in hair,”
8. Up your braid thickness with the pancaking technique.Once you’re done braiding your hair, gently pull out each loop on one side, but just pull a pinch with your fingertips. The best part? You can do this on basically every braid ever.
9. Mousse will give you instant thickness. Here’s the right way to apply the product.
First of all, your hair needs to be damp. Spray about a golf ball-size amount of mousse into your palm. Then, take a comb and gently run it over the mousse to get a little bit of product on the bristles. Comb through from the mid-lengths to the ends and continue around your entire head until it’s evenly distributed. This way, you won’t get that annoying crunchy feeling from too much product!
10. Choose a style without a defined part.Try looks without a defined part. Sometimes a part with fine hair can expose a lot of scalp, so choose styles that don’t need a part instead.”
11. Or, flip your part and style your hair on the opposite side from where your part usually falls.
When you part your hair the same way every day for years, the hair becomes trained to lay flat on that side. Flip your part to the opposite side. Spritz with some texture spray at the root to get that voluminous flip going and BAM: volume!
12. Bumb up the base of your ponytail with bobby pins.
13. Use colored hair powder. Dry shampoo is great for blondes, but for brown and black hair, using a colored hair powder does wonders. “Get some texture at the roots for volume and hide any excess scalp that you don’t want to see with Bumble and Bumble hair powder,”
14. While you’re getting ready to go out, use just two or three velcro rollers at the crown of your head.
Do this when your hair’s already dry. Use a dry texture spray and put the rollers at the top triangle of your head. If you want even more volume, blow warm air on the rollers for about 30 seconds, then let them cool for about 10 minutes and take out the rollers.
15. Use dry shampoo at night, not in the morning.
“Put dry shampoo or baby powder in your hair at night. Tossing and turning on your pillow will help the product absorb oil and give you volume at the same time,
You’ll actually wake up with hair that’s thicker.
16. Dry texturizing spray will basically change your life.
Lift small sections of your hair and spray a little spritz of product into each section at the root. Keep going with this all the way around your head.
Next, take a fine tooth comb and backcomb those sections just a teeny bit.
You don’t need to go overboard on this.
Then, just use your fingers to go through your (now thick!) hair to get it to look just the way you want.
The Oribe Dry Texturizing spray can is like Botox for your hair.” Bonus: It absorbs excess oil too!
17.Ask for layers.Long hair that’s one length won’t do anything for you in terms of making hair look thicker, but layers will give you volume and movement at once.