What woman doesn’t dream of thick, luscious hair? Hair dye, heat damage, products and plain old genetics can all leave hair suffering when it comes to volume and thickness. So, if your hair is feeling lacklustre, what can you do about it?
Well, actually, quite a lot! From hair thickening products to tips and tricks on how to make hair look thicker, join us here at Additional Lengths as we talk you through how to achieve the fuller, thicker locks of your dreams.
Go for the chop
If you’re finding your hair is hanging flat and limp, why not consider getting it cut? We know that chopping off your locks can be pretty daunting for those with fine hair – after all, you’re looking to create the illusion of more hair!
However, opting for longer hair can actually have the opposite effect when it comes to the illusion of fullness, making fine hair appear stringy and weighing it down. If you’re looking for a healthy, full-appearing do, a blunt shoulder-length cut or a long bob can work wonders. A good haircut will strengthen the ends of your hair, removing split ends and helping to keep hair healthy. Plus, blunt, neat ends immediately give the impression that your hair is thicker, while a shorter style is much easier to volumise with products – win-win!
Use hair-thickening products
For those craving volume, there are a whole host of products available that will give you fuller tresses. Volumising shampoos and conditioners are a great way to clean your hair without weighing it down, while root boost products and volumising sprays are fantastic for injecting instant volume into fine hair.
Products we love: The Moroccanoil Dry Texture Spray is a fabulous way to give flat locks a whole new lease of life – just spritz into your roots for an effortlessly cool, volumised look.
Blow-dry with a round barrel brush
There really is nothing better than that bouncy, just-left-the-salon look. If you’re finding your hair is falling flat, give it an instant lift with a DIY blow-dry. A round barrel brush is ideal for giving flat hair some much-needed volume – simply dry your hair to around 80% dryness without the brush, then use your round brush to lift the roots and add volume as you finish drying.
Adjust your parting
One of the best ways to give your hair a boost is so incredibly simple you’ll be kicking yourself you didn’t think of it sooner – just switch up your parting! The parting in which your hair naturally falls is also the one in which your hair will lay the flattest and continuing to favour this parting is just asking for flat hair. Switch a side parting to the opposite side or play around with a centre parting for the world’s quickest and easiest volume boost!
Avoid washing your hair daily
Fine hair can be a bit of a catch 22 when it comes to shampooing: being on the finer side, your hair will naturally show dirt or grease much more quickly, leading to more frequent washing. However, washing your hair everyday can damage your hair further, drying it out and leaving you with lifeless locks.
Try to limit daily washing by spritzing the roots of your hair with dry shampoo between washes. This will give your hair a quick refresh while also adding volume and texture to your roots. Plus, giving your hair more of a break between washes can actually help train it to be less greasy, as your scalp won’t be producing excess oils to make up for the natural oils stripped by overzealous shampooing.
Products we love: If you’ve used dry shampoo before, you may have experienced the powdery white residue that can be left behind – not a good look for anyone! The Moroccanoil dry shampoos are designed to combat just this, with a Dark Toned Dry Shampoo and Light Toned Dry Shampoo, perfect for a soft and silky finish with no telltale signs.
Protect your hair
Heat damage is a surefire way to leave hair dry, flat and lifeless. Hair straighteners and curlers can be a tough habit to break, especially if you’re used to styling your hair with them daily, but we promise cutting out the heat will do your hair the world of good! Try to give your hair a break from heat styling products, or at least limit to special occasions. If you do use heat stylers, be sure to protect your hair beforehand with a heat protection spray.
Try hair extensions
And finally, if you’re wanting instantly thicker, fuller locks, hair extensions can give you just that. When professionally applied, hair extensions offer a totally natural finish that is indistinguishable from your natural hair.
What type of hair extensions are best for thin hair?
If you have hair on the finer side, you may be worried about the effects of hair extensions and whether the extension bonds will be visible underneath your natural hair. If you’re looking for the best hair extensions for thin hair, we would recommend opting for a tape extension style such as the Remi Cachet Elegance Injection Tape® Hair. Made from only the highest quality human Remy hair, these tape hair extensions are designed to be completely discreet, with an almost invisible bond that mimics your hair shade. Whether you’re wanting to create long, luscious locks or you just want to give your existing lengths a volumised boost, these quality extensions are a must!
So there you have it – 7 ways to boost your hair and create the look of your dreams! For all the haircare products, hair extensions or hair accessories you need to help your hair look its absolute best, be sure to explore the full Additional Lengths collection.