There are loads of products on the market which promise thicker hair, from magic capsules to special shampoos, but the plain fact is that your head has a certain amount of follicles, usually dictated by genetics, and no amount of product will change that. There are, however, things you can do to make your hair APPEAR thicker, and we thought we’d share a few thicker-hair secrets with you today.
Switch Up Your Shampoo
Lots of shampoos contain something called “sulfates”, which are usually used to cut through grease, but they can also strip the outer layer of your hair, leaving it looking dry and flyaway. Switching to a sulphate-free shampoo such as Dermalogica Daily Cleansing Shampoo will give your hair a much fuller look and stop your hair from being damaged in the process.
Change Your Conditioner
Many conditioners are just way too heavy for fine hair and will literally weight it down, making it look even flatter than usual. A lightweight conditioner like Dermalogica Daily Conditioning Rinse will do a much better job of conditioning your hair without making it look flat as a pancake and will make it easier to add volume while styling.
Think About Your Style
Styles which are parted in the middle and dead-straight will massively accentuate fine hair; a sweeping fringe, side parting and waves or curls will add masses of volume to your hair and really help to disguise fine or thinning hair. Experiment with different things and don’t be afraid to go for something out of your comfort zone!
Look After Your Scalp
Sometimes, the problem with your hair is actually your scalp, and you might find that treating your scalp to some TLC can improve the appearance of your hair. Elemis Japanese Camellia Body Oil Blend is rich in plant collagen and is designed to be used on the scalp, as well as the skin, hair and nails. It’s a light oil which is easily absorbed and improves circulation with regular use.
Audit Your Products
Think about the products you’re using on your hair – are they weighing it down? Oil-based products like serums are generally too heavy to use on fine hair, whereas something like a sea-salt spray will had texture and definition to your hair, helping to give it body and volume.