Thinning hair can be very frustrating, whatever the cause. Fortunately, there are a few powerful remedies available to thicken hair, from simply choosing the right haircut, to styling tricks and natural home remedies. With all kinds of options available, there is always something that works for you, so that you can get rid of your frustrations with your thin hair.
Part 1 of 3: Choosing the right haircut
Step 1. Talk to your hairdresser
Your hairdresser can be an excellent ally. Ask your hairdresser for advice on finding a haircut that will make your hair appear fuller.
- Let your hairdresser know your concerns -- where do you think your hair is too thin, what do you want it to look like, and what hairstyles don't you like?
- It may sound logical, but also ask your hairdresser not to thin your hair, because then it will look even flatter and less voluminous.
Step 2. Get the right haircut
A haircut that makes your hair appear fuller helps a lot to create the illusion of a thick head of hair.
- A short haircut often looks fuller. The longer the hair gets, the heavier and flatter it becomes.
- Layering your hair makes it look thicker.
- Don't be tempted by a mat on your neck. A mat really doesn't look good on anyone.
- Forget the divorce. Look for a haircut that allows you to comb your hair back rather than parting it -- that will hide thin spots.
Step 3. Dye your hair in multiple shades
A monotone hair color gives a flatter, thinner result, so if you want your hair to appear thick, choose a hair color with multiple shades to create more depth.
- Choose a hair color that matches your natural skin tone; a color that is too harsh can actually emphasize how thin your hair is.
- Highlights and lowlights can also add depth, creating the illusion of fuller hair.
- Bleaching your hair expands your hair, making it appear thicker.
Step 4. Get extensions
If you have a little more to spend, you can invest in professional hair extensions. It seems to work well with celebrities.
Remember, you want volume, not length. If the extensions only lengthen your hair, they won't hide thinning hair
Step 5. Get her implanted
This is probably the most drastic option, but if you're really worried about thinning your hair, it might be the best method.
Be sure to do a thorough investigation before undergoing any treatment. Check the Internet for more information about surgical procedures; for a slightly less invasive method, you can also ask your doctor for medication, such as Minoxidil
Part 2 of 3: Styling your hair the right way
Step 1. Use a shampoo that thickens the hair
Shampoo for thick hair usually contains ingredients that lift your hair by the roots. Search the internet for good shampoos that promise to make the hair thicker.
- Two-in-one shampoos can be ideal as they don't weigh the hair down as much.
- Don't wash your hair every day. Washing your hair every day removes its natural fats, leaving it healthy and full.
Step 2. Avoid heavy conditioners
Conditioners that are 'moisturizing' or 'smoothing' often weigh down the hair.
Always rinse the conditioner out of your hair very well after you apply it, otherwise your hair will become heavier because a layer will remain around it
Step 3. Use proper technique when blow drying
Blow-drying your hair properly can make it appear fuller; but if you do it wrong, you can actually make the problem worse.
- If you blow-dry your hair, turn your head upside down and dry until most of the moisture is gone. Then throw your hair back and blow-dry the rest in sections with a round brush.
- With a diffuser you can give your hair more volume at the hair roots.
Step 4. Use proper technique when straightening your hair
The purpose of a flat iron is to make your hair straight and flat, which is the opposite of what you want. And because it gives off a lot of heat, it can damage your hair, making it dry and brittle -- not what you want if you have thin hair.
If you do want to use a flat iron, don't do it all the way from the roots to the tips straight down. Instead, turn the tongs in a little bit to get fuller hair
Step 5. Use the right products
Look for hair products that make the hair fuller and give it more volume. Mousse, hairspray and texturizer for fuller hair make your hair thicker and more voluminous.
- Hair powder is a relatively new product and makes your hair fuller by lifting it at the roots.
- You can also buy bald spot concealers at many drugstores.
Step 6. Put mousse in your hair overnight
Before going to bed, apply mousse to your wet hair. The next morning you will have more textured hair that appears fuller.
If you have long hair, braid it when it's damp and you put mousse in it and you'll have beautiful waves the next morning
Part 3 of 3: Using natural hair growth methods
Step 1. Try aloe vera
There are a lot of rumors about natural products that can make your hair thicker, but most of the reports are about aloe vera, which keeps the moisture in your hair and helps your hair grow better.
Apply some aloe vera gel (available at most drugstores) to your scalp and leave it on for 30 to 60 minutes before shampooing
Step 2. Apply castor oil to your hair
Another option recommended by many people is castor oil, as it contains fatty acids, vitamin E and ricinoleic acid, which are thought to nourish your hair and scalp.
Put a few tablespoons of castor oil on your scalp and massage it in. Just make sure you choose an oil that does not contain hexane
Step 3. Rinse your hair with apple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar balances the pH of your skin and contains many beneficial nutrients.
- In addition, the vinegar removes the built-up layer from your hair, making your hair soft and full.
- After shampooing, pour about 1/2 cup of apple cider vinegar over your hair and rinse.
Step 4. Take vitamins
There are all kinds of vitamin supplements that seem to promote hair growth. To start, take a look at this website to see which vitamins are good for your hair.