Go on, give those Victoria Secret models a run for their money
In the never ending quest for the kind of thick hair that Victoria Secret models have? Welcome to our world. If you want to know how to get thicker hair, follow these simple steps from Award winning hairdresser and Brand Ambassador for SALON SCIENCE, Andrew Jose...
1. Choose the right haircare
Know your scalp and hair type. It's always best to get a hair specialist to analyse your hair for density, texture and strength. First of all, different textures, densities and porosity play a key role in how products work. So, it's important to know what your hair needs. Plus, you only have to do get it done once, so it's worth it.
Choose a shampoo that is suitable for your hair type. Fine and thinning hair will need a boost of hydration, with light body building ingredients that won't weigh down hair. The SALON SCIENCE Celluluxe Shampoo, £12, Conditioner, £15 and Cellutensive Masque, £19, have been formulated with powerful plant stem cell extracts of a rare Swiss Apple, to protect and rejuvenate tired looking hair for optimum health, vitality and thickness.
If it's thinning hair you're dealing with, try one of these shampoos for hair loss. They're formulated with all the essentials that will answer your question of how to get thicker hair.
Why not also try adding a serum into your haircare routine? This quiz matches you with a personalised recommendation for your hair type! Give it a go here...
2. Fake it with a good hair cut
To make your hair look thicker, cut blunt edges and add strategic layers. Shorter hair tends to look healthier with more volume and less weight at the ends. While, layers near the face add volume. Plus the back is left fuller, which creates the illusion of body and thickness.
Take it all off. A blunt, chic, chin-length cut is a foolproof style for hair that has all-over thinning areas at the crown or back or the head. It’s low-maintenance and can get blown out easily for a fuller look.
Also, get yourself some bangs. A sweeping fringe will camouflage a sparse hairline.
3. Add depth with colour
When you add colour, choose a base shade that isn't too dark or too light because both of these will expose more of the scalp than necessary.
A delicate tone closest to your natural colour is best. Brunettes should aim for a multi-colour effect too, because a solid all over colour will reveal any thinning or sparse areas. On the other hand, multi-colour helps to camouflage.
Incorporate different tones of colour to create a multidimensional look. This will create movement and the illusion of volume. A balayage technique is perfect for finer hair as it creates dark to light tones emphasising body.
Finally, go for a tonal variation. Too much blonde when your hair is thinning will leave it looking transparent and highlight gaps in your scalp. Try dark blonde hair and light brown, interspersed with brighter shades to create depth.
4. Style it out
Add a root lifter to your routine. Bolster weak follicles with a scalp tonic to help create a lifting effect at your roots and then mist a bit of hair dust throughout your hair to create volume.
Then, use products designed to build body. Prep hair with a body building mousse and dry in the product by flipping your hair upside down. It’s an old trick but it works.
Embrace rollers too. Create long-lasting shape by setting your hair when it's partly dried. Then, roll your hair away from your face in sections, concentrating on hair from your forehead to your crown, and let set for 15 minutes before removing. Remember, heat styles and cold sets, so make sure you let hair cool before removing the rollers for long lasting volume.
Don’t forget to back comb. This technique can be a saviour when done properly. A little bit of subtle teasing at the crown can make all the difference taking a hair from flat to fabulous. Lift a section of hair and use a comb to brush your hair towards your scalp. And then try one of these hairstyles for thick hair.
5. Camouflage your roots
Fill in sparse areas. When you wear your hair up, use a product such as Colour Wow Root Cover Up, £28.50, around your hairline. This will give the illusion of a thick and voluminous hair line.
Spray it. Dry Shampoo is great for creating body without weighing down the hair.
A fundamental step when it comes to choosing haircare is knowing your own hair and scalp. It is always best to analyse hair to look for density, texture and strength.
Not knowing your hair’s type and health isa common problem. Different textures, densities and porosity play a key role in how products work.
Choose a shampoo that is suitable for your hair type. Fine and thinning hair will need a boost of hydration, with light body building ingredients that will not weigh down hair.
6. Cut your hair
One of the best ways to create the illusion of fuller hair is to cut blunter edges and add strategic layers.Shorter hair tends to look healthier with more volume with less weight at the ends. Layers near the face add volume while the back is left fuller, creating the illusion of body and thickness
A blunt, chic, chin-length cut is a fool proof style for hair that has all-over thinning areas at the crown or back or the head. It’s low-maintenance and can get blown out easily for a fuller look.
Add a sweeping fringe to camouflage a sparse hairline.
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