Most people dream of having thick, voluminous hair. But, sadly, few people are naturally blessed with hair that looks like this. If you once enjoyed a bouncy, luxurious head of hair but have found that it has become thin, dull, and lifeless in recent years, you may be looking for ways to bring your hair back to its former glory.
Transforming your locks to look fuller and healthier may seem impossible, but it is possible; you simply need to know how.
So, if you want to leave behind your thinning hair and achieve a hairstyle that looks voluminous and luxurious, the following hair care tips to help make your hair appear fuller and healthier are for you!
Establish Why Your Hair Has Changed
If you once had thicker, fuller, longer hair but have found that you now have the opposite hair type, it is helpful to try and identify the reason for this. Many factors can impact the hair and cause issues such as hair loss and poor condition, so understanding why this may be happening to you is crucial. For many women, pregnancy marks the start of their hair-related issues.
The hormonal changes during pregnancy and after birth can cause hair to thin around the top of the head, the front, and the sides. This makes the hair appear thinner and also occurs during menopause. You may notice your hair falls out when brushing and taking a shower. Identifying the cause of your hair loss allows you to take steps to reverse it and prevent it from deteriorating further.
Enhance Your Hair With Hair Extensions
I am a big fan of hair extensions, and I talk about them a lot as they are more than just making your hair longer. One benefit of hair adding extensions is that it is an effective way to make your hair look full and healthy. It is also an excellent technique to add dimension to the hair, which creates the illusion of fullness.
Companies such as Uche Hair provide beautiful human hair extensions. Adding extensions can instantly improve the look of your hair and will ensure that it looks thick and full as soon as the hair extensions are added.
If you want to enhance your hair further, then learning to give it the perfect blowout is a great way to add volume and make it look glossier. Once you have mastered styling your hair in a way that makes it look thicker, you should find that doing this each day becomes a breeze, and you will soon become a styling pro.
Select Professional Hair Products That Can Help Thicken Hair
You want to start with a specialized shampoo and conditioner. I suggest two types: a thickening shampoo and a volumizing shampoo. Thickening shampoos focus on individual strands of hair, while volumizing shampoos focus more on the roots.
The name says it as thickening shampoos are ideal for thickening fine hair types. These shampoos infuse the hair with proteins, vitamins, polymers, moisture to plump it up, and even natural oils like olive oil, coconut oil, and argan oil. As a result, each piece appears thicker, which is ideal for boosting thickness in fine hair.
Volumizing shampoos focus more on adding lift to the roots, and they accomplish this through the ingredients in the shampoo to create a ‘hold’ lifting the hair away from the head.
Thickening Hair Products
After washing your hair, double down on your quest for full-bodied hair using thickening products such as texture creams, texturizing sprays, dry shampoos, and thickening tonics.
For a fuller effect, start with a thickening product on wet hair, then follow it with a volumizing product on dry hair. This will target both the roots and the hair shaft.
Also, use hair styling products that do not contain drying alcohols, such as ethanol, SD alcohol, propyl alcohol, or isopropyl alcohol.
Need some guidance on how to pick out the right products? Check out our list of the best thickening hair products here.
Show Your Scalp Some Love
Thickening products are great, but this is temporary. One way to help promote hair growth is to ensure your scalp is happy, healthy, and well-nourished, providing the perfect environment to grow thicker hair strong and at its maximum potential.
One thing I love is exfoliating the scalp with a scalp massage tool. Not only does this increase blood flow to the scalp to encourage thick hair growth, but it can also unclog hair follicles that are blocked from growing due to sebum and product build-up. Over time, hair thinning and overall hair health may improve.
Rethink Your Hot Tools
Hot tools cause breakage—the enemy of thick, full hair. With fewer long locks to create body, creating volume will be even more challenging.
Since I can’t go without my heat styling tools, I usually let my hair air dry and then use a styling tool on the lowest heat setting that works for my hair and a heat protectant spray. If you’re blow-drying your hair, the trick is to style with heat and set with cool, and this will help accomplish what you want with less damage and will hold much longer.
How Changing The Color Of Your Hair Can Make It Appear, Fuller
One approach you may not have considered is creating dimensions with hair color. Trick everyone into thinking your hair is packing much more than its actual weight by changing your hair color with a process called “hair contouring,” Yes, it is really a thing.
Similar to makeup contouring, hair contouring creates a flattering look by using light and dark tones to complement your face shape. Highlights and shadows are then added to add dimension to complete the look.
In other words: No more single-process color! If your hair is all one color, it will look flat and lack dimension. Instead, it’s all about ensuring that light, medium, and dark colors complement one another.
So there you have it. Barbie’s Beauty Bits tips to help make your hair appear fuller and healthier!