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Sarah Ingham


How Do I Get Thicker Hair?

A question we often get asked is “how do I get thicker hair?” So we’ve got the options for you. Overall there are two roots you can follow with Additional Lengths,  one is “the haircare way” and the other is“the hair extension way”, so check out your options for each route…


The Haircare Way 

With so many options on the market across a range of products, it can be really difficult to navigate the ones that are perfect for you. So, if your goal is thick, voluminous hair without being a hair extension wearer, we have got you covered with our products that can be checked out in less than 5 minutes…


1. Promote Healthy Hair Growth With A Scalp Treatment 

If you are wanting to maintain hair thickness in the long term it is important to look after your scalp to promote healthy hair growth. Malibu C has an amazing once-a-week treatment called “Scalp Therapy” which supplies vital nutrients to your scalp. This in turn relieves any symptoms you have associated with common scalp conditions to then help your hair grow. 

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2. Bring Out Your Hairs Inner Health With A Mask

Containing proteins that bring out your hair’s inner health such as Argan Oil, Shea Butter and so much more, the Moroccanoil Restorative Hair Mask is the ultimate treatment for your hair to give it life again if it has suffered damage that causes it to be fine and lifeless. The mask penetrates deep into your hair to restore its elasticity and rebuild strength to repair any damage it has suffered caused by environmental stresses. The result? Incredibly moisturised, healthier and thicker hair with a brilliant shine. Simply add it to your weekly pamper night routine by leaving it on for 5-7 minutes after shampooing. Once your hair starts to improve, you can use this less frequently.

Moroccanoil Restorative Hair Mask 250ml

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3. Transform Fine Hair From Lifeless To Lively With Volumising Shampoo And Conditioner 

Using products that are formulated to add volume is essential for you to use if you want just that. Not only that but using a high-quality shampoo and conditioner to keep the scalp environment clean and healthy is essential for hair growth to then welcome thicker hair.

Another one from Morroccanoil, their Extra Volume Shampoo + Conditioner Duo is infused with antioxidant-rich argan oil and revitalising nutrients that naturally plumps up your hair to bring it body, shine and manageability transforming it from lifeless to lively. The products also work weightlessly to gently cleanse so you can be confident you are using products that effectively do their job to look after your scalp’s environment without any product build-up.

Moroccanoil Extra Volume Shampoo + Conditioner Duo 500ml

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4. Add Volume When Blow Drying With A Vented Brush 

When blow drying your hair, introducing warm hair beneath the brush at the root level contributes to creating a boost of volume and thickness for your locks. This is why the Remi Cachet Brush & Blow™ is your perfect tool for when drying your hair as the vented design allows you to do just that by allowing the warm air to circulate from the root, along the hair strand. Plus, it does this all whilst detangling safely with the straight and flexible bristles so you don’t need to worry about detangling your hair after drying, perfect. 

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5. Say Goodbye To Fine And Flat Hair With Styling Products 

When it comes to styling to get thicker hair, styling products are perfect to use either before, during or after styling so there are plenty of options for you to choose from in the market depending on your preference. 

At Additional Lengths, we have a couple of brilliant options for you to achieve thicker hair which both happen to be from Color Wow… 

First up is the Xtra Large Bombshell Volumizer which is a foamy froth to use when your hair is damp, before styling. This is best for fine, thin and limp hair that you want to have long-lasting voluminous hair results that last for days. Even better, it is non-damaging, non-dehydrating and non-invasive that doesn’t make your hair feel stiff, sticky or crispy and instead makes your hair feel natural and supple.

Color Wow Xtra Large Bombshell Volumizer 200ml

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Then, there is the Raise The Root Thicken & Lift Spray that you also apply to damp hair before styling or can even apply to your dry hair to give your hair a boost.  Concentrating on the roots you simply apply it to your hair for long-lasting results of lift and body, whilst keeping your hair gorgeously soft.

Color Wow Raise The Root Thicken & Lift Spray 150ml

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The Hair Extension Way 

For those of you who want to delve into the option of hair extensions to give you the thicker hair you have been dreaming about we have more options for you. 

Something to note is that regarding our haircare tips above, we only recommend these for those not wearing hair extensions. If you are wanting advice on products to use for your hair extensions, feel free to contact us or discuss this with your stylist. 

1. Injection Tape Hair Extensions

From Remi Cachet's Elegance range, Injection Tape Extensions are from our Tape Hair Extension collection and are one of the best types for fine hair when you want to make your hair thicker. The Wefts are sandwiched between your natural hair and are secured in place with tape secured close to the root so you can get thicker hair easily and quickly.



2. Micro Tapes

If you have shorter hair and want a boost of thickness, Micro Tapes could be the answer for you. Also from our Tape Hair Extension collection, Micro Tapes are great for thin hair and the lengths available make this your perfect solution.



3. Clip-Ins 

For volume in an instant, our range of Clip In Hair Extensions is the perfect solution if you want some thickness in the easiest and quickest way possible. Whether it’s for a special occasion or you just want a new thicker look for a day, Clip-Ins could be for you. 

Please note: We do not recommend Clip-Ins if you have very fine hair as pulling and tugging on the hair can make this type a bad choice for your hair type.



4. Pro Tips 

Remi Cachet Pro Tips® are part of the Ultra Tips® range but have been developed to be smaller and more discreet, perfect if you have finer hair and want a volume boost. 


5. Nano Tips

These are another great option for your finer hair if you are wanting a boost of thickness because Nano Rings are roughly 90% smaller than most micro-rings making them discreet, seamless and very easy to blend with your natural hair.

Do you want to know about the best options for you if you have finer hair and want a boost of thickness through hair extensions? Check out our journal post What Are The Best Hair Extensions For Fine Hair? For even more information.


Any questions? Feel free to contact us and one of the team will be happy to help. Also, if you follow any of our tips and use the products share your looks with #additionallengths for a chance to be featured.

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Thanks for reading! With love, Sarah at Additional Lengths xx