Thinning hair is a really common problem with both men and women, and there are many things that can be the cause of it, from stress to aging. It’s also really frustrating because whatever you try to do, such as using masks, shampoos etc., it will take quite some time until you see some results. The hair is a really important part of people’s appearances, especially for women, who would do anything to make their hair look gorgeous.
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So, if you want to get the desired look in no time, the only way is to make your hair look thicker by using some tricks. Give your hair the volume it deserves, and get the look you’ve always wanted by using these top 10 tricks for making your hair look thicker than it really is. Enjoy!
1. Short Haircuts
Changing hair styles for many people it’s not an easy thing to do, especially when you have to give up long hair, and cut it short. If you have thin hair and you are wearing it long, it will be more noticeable than having shorter to medium hairstyle. So if you want your hair to look like it has more volume, cut it shorter and don’t worry about it, remember it’s only hair and it will grow up again. In the meantime enjoy your thick and beautiful hair.
2. Moose Will Give You Instant Thickness
Applying moose can do wonders for your hair. 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, and your hair will look amazing.
3. 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. Spray directly on to the hair that needs a color boost, keeping the can about 10cm away from your head. It covers well, but be careful because it can splatter the scalp, forehead and fingers with little brown spots. Also, you need to wash it out before bedtime.
4. Use Dry Shampoo At Night
Dry shampoo is a water-free way to freshen and restyle your hair when you don’t have time for a leisurely scrub. After it’s sprinkled or sprayed on your hair, you should wait a few moments, then brush or blot it out. But this product can also help whit thick hair. Just put dry shampoo or baby powder in your hair before you go to sleep. 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.
5. Make Waves
If you have wavy hair take care of your curls and if not, now it’s the time to get that wavy beach hair look. It will look very good and it’s going to help with your hair thickness problem. Straight hair will always look thinner, so incorporating a few soft shiny ripples throughout your hair is pretty and volumizing. To get that look you can use large barrel curling iron, or try another, no heat way to make curls. After that just tousle curls with your fingers for a soft finish.
6. Use Brighter Colors
If you’re thinking of changing your look, here’s another reason to convince you in taking that step. Lightening your hair color or adding a few brighter streaks pushes the hair shaft open, increasing overall thickness. Dark hair looks more thin, so if you have darker hair, don’t hesitate to change your hair color. Even just a few highlights can give hair an added boost.
7. Change Sides
Wearing hair parted to the same side every day trains strands to stay flat. So if you want to lose that flat look of your hair, just try and comb your hair towards the opposite side. It’s a quick, no-fuss way to add instant volume at your roots. Tame unruly pieces by spritzing a bit of hairspray onto hands and smoothing over strands. Change sides of your hair every now and then.
8. Condition Only The Ends Of The Hair
It’s really hard to make your hair look thick, but some tricks might help, like conditioning only the ends of your hair, not the roots. Try not to put conditioner on your roots, because when you do, you will notice that it makes the hair flatter and it weights the hair down making it look even more thinner. But don’t forget conditioner is good for your hair and roots, so from time to time do your usual routine and put conditioner on the roots.
9. Brush It As Little As Possible
Brush your hair as little as possible if you have a thinning problem. You can just use your fingers to make it less messy. When you’re brushing it use only big combs that won’t pull out your hair. The most important advice for your thinning hair is not to brush it when it’s wet. When wet, your hair is more fragile and it can fall off more easily than when it’s dry. So avoid brushing it right after you wash your hair. Also, another good trick to help thicken your hair is not to wash it every day, instead, use dry shampoo.
10. Blow Dry Your Hair Upside Down
The last but not the least important advice is to blow dry your hair upside down. It helps a lot and gives volume to the hair. However blow drying is not really good for your hair, so try to avoid it as much as possible. Another tip that can go along with blow drying, is teasing your hair. After you’ve finished with blow drying your hair, tease your hair a little bit, just do it the right way, or you will end up looking ridiculous. The trick is when you tease it, do it at the angle in which your hair naturally falls. Try it out!