How to Make Thin Hair Look Thicker
Whether you have naturally fine hair, you have lost volume due to illness or your hair has become less thick over the years, there are certain ways to make your hair appear thicker. It can be such a drag when you spend a long time on your hair only for it to look dull and limp. Here are a few top tips to add volume to your hair.
Change Your Hairstyle
If your hair is looking a little lacklustre, it could all be down to your hairstyle. A blunt bob in one length can offer a dramatic, voluminous look while people with long hair can opt for layers that frame the face, and the addition of a fringe to bulk it up even more. If you are a little bit apprehensive about approaching a hairdresser, don’t worry. Julia Lampard is one of the best hairdressers Guildford has to offer, and her salon is full of professionals who can offer sound advice on thin hair. They are used to hair loss-related queries and can suggest suitable haircuts to match your needs.
After washing your hair, water and gravity naturally drag your roots down. To combat this, simply blow-dry your hair upside-down—and don’t forget to finish it off with a blast of cold air. If you don’t have a ‘cool’ button on your hairdryer, just hold it in the brush for a moment and allow the hair to reach a cooler temperature before releasing it.
Use Quality Products
When it comes to hair products it’s all about quality not quantity. In fact, too much can actually make your hair look flat. Although many sprays, shampoos and conditioners have the word ‘volumising’ in the title, it may not always be true. Many products you find on the market are full of chemicals that can do more harm than good. For example, sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) is widely added to create an attractive lather when in use. Unfortunately, it also breaks down the protein needed for good hair health and strips hair of essential oils. Products with parabens may last longer, but they can have a negative effect on your hormones. In turn, using these types of products may result in hair loss in the long run. So, instead of piling on the chemical-filled products, look out for a natural alternative. Davines have created a natural hair mist made with turnip root extract. A spritz of this will add oodles of volume to thin hair.
As you probably know, healthy eating can have a huge effect on your personal and mental wellbeing. It can have a massive impact on your hair as well. A nutritious diet full of protein, vitamins and healthy fats can prevent hair from thinning. Add a variety of nuts to your diet, such as almonds and walnuts. Nuts are a great source of healthy fats, while salmon is high in both fatty acids and protein. Eggs contain iron, protein and omega-3 while beans and greek yogurt can also help you level up on protein. An addition of up to four servings per week of one of these foods can help you achieve healthier, thicker hair.