A lot of women struggle with having weak, dull and thin hair, and for many this struggle can be a source of great insecurity and even low self-esteem. Although it seems difficult to get thin hair thicker, there are a few tricks that you can use on a daily basis to get fuller locks, and we’ve got all the tips you need to do just that. The best part is that we show you how to achieve thicker looking hair without the use of hair damaging curlers. Read on for more.
Only condition the ends of your hair:
Applying conditioner near the roots of the hair can weigh it down significantly, thus causing it to become very flat and fine. For thicker hair, apply conditioner towards the ends, so that your hair is able to build texture at the top.
Don’t wash your hair every day:
Washing hair everyday will not only strip it of its natural moisture, but can also cause it to become brittle, weak and even finer. That’s why a lot of hair experts today recommend washing hair every other day, and then spray it with dry shampoo on the days that you haven’t washed it on.
Tease your hair:
Instead of brushing your hair every day, tease it with your fingers, and go from one section to the next to tease your hair from root to tip. While holding the ends up with your other hand, make sure to spray the roots as you go along to hold the volume created by the tease in place. Once you’ve teased all your hair, finely brush the top section to hide the fact that you’ve teased it, while preserving the volume created underneath.
Be a hair minimalist:
Avoid using too much product in your natural hair, as this can weigh your hair down significantly, especially if you already have thin hair. Minimize the number of hair products you use to at least two, including dry shampoo and heat protecting spray, for example. The dry shampoo will help to add volume while a lightweight heat protecting spray will guard against hair damage. You can also add natural product like the Gison honey-infused hair oil, a drop of which is known to protect, strengthen and texturize hair.
While many consider it to be an outdated product to use, mousse is still a very viable way to add texture to thin hair. Hairstylists often recommend pouring only an egg-sized amount into your hand, and then gently working it into damp hair, starting with the root and moving your way towards the ends to get fuller looking hair.
Afterwards, blow-dry your hair delicately, using your fingers to rake through it in order to remove water from the strands. You can then finish styling your hair using a wide-tooth comb to create a dramatically thicker finish.
Apply conditioner to your hair before you shampoo it:
While this goes against conventional hair wisdom, it’s actually a good idea to apply conditioner to your hair before you wash it with shampoo. This prevents your hair from getting too slick and soft at the ends, thus naturally adding volume to it.
Twist your hair before you go to sleep:
A lot of women use this trick to naturally achieve fuller locks without having to use hair damaging curlers. Before you go to bed, part your hair into small sections, twist them and pin them up. Cover your hair with a sleeping cap to make sure that the pins don’t come off during the night, and then take off the pins the following morning to reveal to bouncier hair, especially at the ends.
The best part is that you can even use this trick to quickly boost your hair texture in the morning if you don’t have time to sleep with it like that. All you have to do is blow dry your hair while the pins are still in and then let it cool down for a bit before taking the pins out to reveal fuller and more voluminous locks.
Don’t be afraid to use dry shampoo:
Not only does it keep your hair feeling clean and fresh in between wash days, but dry shampoo also adds grip and texture to hair, and these qualities are important prerequisites to building volume in otherwise fine hair. For best results, spray the dry shampoo before and after you’ve styled it for the day, while holding the bottle at a distance from your hair to prevent it from forming a swathe of white dust on your hair.
When all else fails, add hair attachments to give your hair an instant boost. The good news is that you don’t even have to use that many attachments to add texture to your hair. Instead, stick to one attachment towards the back of the head to give your hair a natural-looking fullness, while adding length to it as well.
Extra tips for creating thickness and volume for otherwise thin hair:
- Don’t brush your hair when it’s wet
- Brush it with a wide-tooth comb instead of a normal hair brush, or even tease it with your hands
- Blow-dry your hair upside down.
- Ask your hairdresser to cut more layers into your hair, as this tends to add a lot more texture and volume to hair.
- Part your hair in the middle and lift it up from the roots.
- Part your pony tail, attach a hair clip in the middle of it and then hide it with the top half of the pony tail to create a more voluminous looking ponytail.
- Secure only half your pony tail. Instead of tying your pony tail the normal way, try separating the ponytail into two sections for the final wrap. The top section will give your ponytail a fuller appearance, while the bottom half gives it added length.
As you can see, there are plenty of methods that you can use to make your hair look fuller and thicker, no matter how fine it is. And the best part is that all of these methods do not require the use of hair damaging products and equipment. Try them out for yourself and enjoy the results!