How to Make Thin Hair Look Thicker

More than 30 million women in the US suffer from hereditary hair loss, and it is important to realize that there is no miracle cure for thin hair. Don’t fall for ridiculous offers and magic solutions. If you are concerned about thinning hair, you should consult a dermatologist, who will then recommend an appropriate treatment.

Meanwhile, if you have a party to attend or an event coming up, the 8 simple ways below can make your thin hair look thicker.


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    Get Clip-on Extensions

    Clip-on extensions are very convenient are far easier to use compared to regular extensions, which can irritate your scalp. While they aren’t as realistic, you can easily find some with a color and texture similar to your natural hair.

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    Get a Layered Haircut

    When you visit your stylist this time, get your hair cut in layers and ask your stylist to cut the lower layers just a little shorter than the top ones. This will make your hair look fuller and more voluminous. Moreover, don’t let your stylist use any razor or blade on your hair, because that leads to fraying, which will make your hair look even thinner.

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    Highlight your Hair with Peroxide

    Highlighting your hair with peroxide has two advantages. Firstly, the highlights will make your hair appear more dense, and will divert attention from any patches on your scalp. Secondly, peroxide itself thickens hair, causing them to swell and consequently have more volume. For best results, try to match your highlights with the color of your scalp.

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    Style your Hair using Mousse

    Mousse is your friend. Use it to style your hair and create volume without adding any weight. Creams and gels are typically heavy, and push your hair down, emphasizing how thin they are. Mousse on the other hand, is very light and not sticky at all. The correct way to apply mousse is to rub it into damp hair and then comb them so that all the strands are properly coated with it. Then you can simply move on to styling them.

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    Use the Blow Dryer Smartly

    If you intend to use the blow dryer, don’t part your hair the right way. Part them the other way around and then blow dry them (on medium speed). Another great trick is to tip your head downwards and blow-dry your hair upside down. This adds a lot of volume and is a technique used by professional stylists.

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    Keep your Hair above the Shoulders

    Another clever way to make your thin hair appear thicker is to get them cut above the shoulders. This prevents your hair from breaking up and spreading once they reach your shoulders. Moreover, a nice pixie or a bob cut like the one Victoria Beckham sports will totally disguise any thinning.

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    Go for Bangs

    Bangs are a great way to hide hair thinning at the crown. You can also get your hair colored in a way that the lower layers are darker than the upper ones, creating an illusion of density and fullness.

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    Add Curls for Volume

    Curls are a great way to add volume to your hair without using any additional products. You can simply use your rollers or a curling iron to give yourself bouncy ringlets that will make your hair appear thick, voluminous and full of life.

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    Long-term Solutions

    In the long run, apart from consulting a dermatologist, you should be careful about:

    Washing your hair and using conditioners. Ideally, you should only shampoo about twice a week.

    Using a hair-dryer every time you shampoo is not recommended. Try to let your hair air dry instead of using a hot blow dryer.

    Dietary changes can also be necessary, especially if you don’t consume enough proteins and vitamins. There are several hair-boosting supplements available in the market as well, but as we said earlier, don’t expect any miracle cures.

    Stress, hair dyes and certain medicines are also known to cause hair loss, which is why you need to pay attention to all aspects of your lifestyle.

    If any of these suggestions help you, or if you have any you would like us to add, please let us know by commenting below.

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