Everyone has, at some point, envied the thick and abundant mop of hair on someone else’s head. While getting that naturally is quite the blessing, most people aren’t that lucky.
So, we are here to let you in on a few hacks that’ll let your hair look like it is thick and plentiful. Some of these are pretty simple, and super easy, while some require a little bit effort.
Also, remember that these hacks can only make it look like your hair is thicker and more. Actually fixing thinning hair requires more than basic hacks.
Let’s get started with these hacks for thick hair:
1. Use Body-Boosting Hair Products
To give your hair volume, an obvious answer is to use volume boosting products. You can use shampoos that work on increasing the body and the volume of your hair. Pair it with a conditioner that is also geared towards doing the same. These products can’t stop hair fall or thicken your hair. They just add more body to the hair.
2. Make Blow Dryer your Habibi
You can add more body and volume to your hair, thus making it look more full, by blow drying it. Brush the stands outwards from your face, to give the illusion of more volume. Lift up the base as much as you can while doing this. Hold up the roots, to give some extra body to the hair while blow drying. Don’t smoothen the roots, just smoothen out the ends.
Be careful while styling that you don’t flatten the roots. Use a good hair serum to keep the softness, and protect your hair from the heat.You should also keep some heat-protecting products around, if you blow dry your hair often.
3. Get Yourself Some Hair Mousse
Before your blowout, take a coin-sized amount of mousse and work it in your hair. Use more if needed, according to your hair length and type. The mousse helps your hair retain the volume created by the blow dryer. It also lets you have more control with your hair, than using just a serum would. Avoid using it at the roots though, and focus more on the mid-length and the ends.
4. Pick Up A Dry Shampoo
Yes, the purpose of dry shampoo is slightly different than what we are recommending it for here.
The consistency of dry shampoos makes a great way to add volume to your hair. The powder form is meant to get rid of the greasiness of your hair, without having to use water. But it also settles on the hair strands, and creates a bit of an extra layer on it, thanks to the powder.
You can also use it on the roots safely, so this is a super easy way to add some quick volume to your hair. The best way to do it is getting through coverage, so tip your head over, spray over the strands properly, from roots to ends, holding the bottle a few inches away.
Afterwards, just brush out your hair or finger comb it. The dry shampoo takes care of the greasiness, getting rid of the flatness. And the lightweight powder shampoo gives you fullness.
5. Cover Up The Gaps
This one is the most innovative, perhaps even the most ambitious hack. Thin hair means that often there are gaps in the hair roots. So a quick-fix is to cover those gaps up. How do we do it? That’s where it gets innovative. You can use anything that matches your hair colour and is safe to use on skin. We are thinking quickly dusting off some of your girlfriend’s or wife’s black or brown eyeshadows should do the trick.