How can I thicken my hair?

August 19, 2020 3 min read

Craving thick, glossy healthy-looking hair? We hear you. Thick hair is something many of us want, but can’t always achieve without a little help. The good news is, if you’ve been asking “how can I thicken my hair?” we’re here to help. We understand the effect a good hair day can have on your confidence, so we’ve found all the best tried-and-tested ways to achieve shiny, full hair. Discover our thick hair hacks below...

  1. Volumizing products

For a temporary fix that offers visible results, start using a volumizing product in your hair. From sprays and serums to mousses and gels, volumizing hair products tend to coat your hair fibres for a thicker, bouncier look. Use them when blow drying damp locks for the best results and be sure to use a large round brush to blast extra volume into your roots. Just remember to check whether your volumizing product comes with heat protection – if not, apply a protection product before using your hairdryer. 

  1. Reach for extensions

One of the best ways to achieve thicker, fuller-looking hair in an instant? Clip in a set of  natural-looking hair extensions. Boosting volume from root to tip, the right extensions can look indistinguishable from your natural hair. Our extensions are carefully crafted to blend seamlessly, with 28 multi-dimensional colours to choose from and two believable lengths. Plus, you can have your hair colour matched by an expert for free – so you can enjoy the most realistic finish.

  1. Dry shampoo

Dry shampoo isn’t just great for extending the days between each wash, it’s also amazing for giving fine hair the occasional volume boost. Containing powder substances, often starch and talc, dry shampoo not only absorbs excess oil, but leaves hair with a fuller, thicker-looking finish. 

Top tip: Spritz the dry shampoo evenly into the roots and blast with a hairdryer on a cool setting. This leaves hair with a fresh, blow-dried finish and thicker appearance.

  1. Invest in your hair care routine

A good hair care routine isn’t an overnight fix, but it will help you see more hair growth, shine and strength in the long term. Minimise hair breakage by applying a weekly hair mask and try to skip heat styling in favour of air drying as much as possible. It’s also important to regularly brush your hair to help distribute the scalp’s natural oils, improve blood flow and encourage growth – all of which leads to thicker, swish-worthy locks. 

Top tip: Take the time to brush your hair gently from the tips up towards the roots. This technique helps prevent breakage and keep more strands on your head and less in your brush! Discover our collection of premium  hair care accessories and brushes which can also be used to maintain your hair extensions. 

  1. Get a trim

It’s no secret that wispy ends can leave hair looking thin and limp. To create the illusion of thicker hair, book yourself into the salon and ask the hairdresser to give you a healthy trim. By slicing off fine ends, your hair will have less weight, leading to thicker hair.

  1. Strategic colour

Whilst you’re at the hairdressers, why not enquire about some strategically-placed highlights or lowlights? By having multiple colours placed through your hair, you can create the illusion of more depth and, therefore, more volume. Your stylist will be able to advise you on the most flattering shade and placement for your highlights, creating a super-natural look that has big volume-boosting results.

  1. Look at your diet

A healthy, well-balanced diet can have a major effect on your hair’s growth and health. As your hair follicles are made up of protein, it’s important you have a sufficient amount in your diet, alongside nutrient-dense foods such as berries, spinach and sweet potatoes. Omega-rich foods also promote healthy, thicker-looking hair.

Top tip: To give your hair even more of a boost, consider choosing some carefully-formulated supplements. These can supercharge growth and are packed-full of good-for-hair ingredients. But remember; not all supplements are created equal and you’ll have to continue taking them to maintain your results.

For an instant confidence boost, explore our collection of  premium hair extensions. From ponytail extensions to messy buns, you can find an extension that’s perfect for your personality and style.

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