Thin, flat, limp hair is the worst. And if your hair is naturally fine in texture or thin in volume, limp, lifeless hair can be a constant struggle.
Thin hair can be due to genetics, nutrition, a medical condition, or a combination of these. But don’t despair. Here are some tips for making your locks look and feel thicker so you can achieve the full, luscious style you crave.
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How to Get Thicker Hair
1. Check Your Nutrition
Noticing a little extra hair in your brush or on the shower floor? Your diet could be to blame. A healthy diet full of plenty of fatty acids, protein, and nutrients can not only make your hair thicker and more voluminous, but it will also make your locks appear shinier and healthier.
Eggs, nuts, avocados, and fatty fish like salmon and tuna are all excellent sources of protein, omega-3s, and other nutritious vitamins. Be sure to get at least 3 or 4 servings a week to grow thicker, stronger, healthier hair.
2. Pick a Thickening Shampoo and Conditioner
Different hair types require different styling and care products to bring out the best in your hair’s appearance and texture. A lightweight, volumizing shampoo and conditioner helps gently cleanse and condition without weighing thin hair down. Formulated with Air-Silk Technology, our Volume Lift shampoo and conditioner perfectly balances volume and care for touchable softness and bouncy movement.
3. Be Kind to Your Scalp
A healthy scalp is the key to full, healthy hair. Using products containing harsh chemicals like bleach or over-washing your hair can disrupt the balance of natural oils on your scalp that promote healthy hair growth. Maintain healthy moisture and shine by limiting washes to just three times a week or so.
When you do shampoo, take the time to give yourself a nice scalp massage. Not only is it soothing, but it also improves circulation and stimulates the hair follicles. Between washes, use dry shampoo to refresh your style—but take it easy! Too much product build-up is known to clog your scalp's pores, preventing new, healthy-looking hair from growing.
4. Use Volumizing Styling Products
Harsh, heavy styling products can build up on your scalp and leave behind a heavy residue, weighing hair down. A thickening spray can boost your roots and actually thicken each strand for maximum volume without the weight.
5. Try a Hair Mask
Treat yourself to an at-home spa night with a luxurious, volumizing hair mask. A mask can restore moisture to thin strands, strengthening and thickening for fuller, healthier-looking hair.
6. Get the Right Cut
If your hair is fine or thinning, a shorter style can help give the appearance of fuller, thicker hair. Longer styles can weigh fine strands down, making them look thinner and stringier than they actually are. Opt for a short bob, pixie or shoulder-length cut with long layers to lift the weight off your locks and maximize fullness. Trying to hide thinning spots? Check out some of our top hairstyles for thin hair.
7. Minimize Breakage
Fine, thin hair is delicate and prone to damage—so go easy on them. Use a wide-tooth comb and plenty of hair-strengthening leave-in conditioner to detangle your fine locks. Minimize heat styling and set your blow dryer, flat-iron, and curling wand to a cooler setting. Finally, spray fine strands with a heat-protecting spray to strengthen the hair fibers and guard against breakage.
Like these tips for getting fuller, more voluminous locks? Check out more of our styling ideas for thin hair!