Hair Hacks: How to Get Thicker Hair

Allison | 23 September 2016

Thicker hair in a jiffy. 

Most of us want a commercial ready, thick head of perfectly-styled hair at all times. But the question is how to get thicker hair? For those of us blessed with fewer follicles, getting thicker hair may seem like a never ending game of trial and error. There are all kinds of lotions and potions to try but they can often weigh hair down, making it look thinner. Read on for some of our favorite tried and true tips on how to get thicker hair today.

How to Get Thicker Hair in Five Ways

How to get thicker hair

1. Start with healthy hair.

Damaged hair is harder to work with so treat yourself and your frazzled ends to a hair mask. Take five minutes to relax and try the Dove Nutritive Solutions Intensive Repair Deep Treatment Mask. This mask contains keratin repair actives so it can help build up the strength of your hair. Healthier, stronger hair is always a bonus and helps to prep your hair for styling. Just be sure to rinse thoroughly so the mask can’t weigh down your hair.

2. Flip it over.

Try blowdrying with your hair upside down. Drying your hair upside down will help it to look bigger when you flip back up. Sure, it feels super weird at first, but blowdrying this way makes the hair have to work harder to get flat. You can also try blowdrying your hair opposite of your usual part. This does the trick because the root of the hair is pointing in the opposite direction of how you style it, making your hair stand up and look bigger.

3. Get curly.

Curly or wavy hair takes up more space than pin straight hair. For a relaxed look try some loose waves, or for more volume try a big curly style. Adding in some curly texture adds movement and body to thinner locks so don’t be shy with your curling iron.

4. Pump up the volume.

Add to your hair with a volumizing system, like the TRESemmé Beauty-Full Volume Pre-Wash Conditioner and the TRESemmé Beauty-Full Volume Shampoo. Formulated with Fleximax Volumizers, this system works to leave your hair smooth and full of volume.

5. Try a new hairstyle.

The old mantra of faking it until you make it can also apply to your hair. Try out one of our favorite hair hacks where you create thicker hair. You can check out our latest tutorial on how to cheat your way to a fuller ponytail without the use of extensions.

Looking for more ways on how to get thicker hair? Check out some thick hair updos for more styling inspiration.

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