It’s unfortunate that as human beings we’re hardwired to always want what we don’t have. Especially when it comes to physical features. I wish my hair wasn’t so fine, and over the years I’ve adopted a series of tricks that create the illusion of thickness. If you also crave long, luscious locks here are 5 things things you can do to make fine hair look thicker…
1. CHANGE YOUR DIET
OK, so for a start you can actually have healthier and thicker hair by making some simple changes to your diet. In the post 5 Natural Beauty Secrets From a Nutritional Therapist Gabriela Peacock reveals exactly what you need to eat to encourage hair growth. Spoiler Alert: “Berries are packed full of the potent water-soluble antioxidant Vitamin C, which is a critical nutrient for hair growth and skin health.”
2. USE A SMART SHAMPOO AND CONDITIONER
Bumble and bumble recently launched their Full Potential haircare range which is targeted towards men and women with fine, thinning or breakage-prone hair. The shampoo, conditioner and booster spray all work to create an “optimal scalp environment” that improves hair quality. I’ve been using the trio since the beginning of the year, and have noticed I shed less when I brush and have a bit more bounce to my hair.
3. WASH YOUR HAIR LESS FREQUENTLY
It might sound gross, but washing your hair less often can make a noticeable difference to the texture. In my post How Often Do You Wash Your Hair? Errol Douglas MBE shared his tips for managing fine hair, and they may surprise you. “I recommend washing once a week with shampoo, and a daily rinse with water,” he said. “That way natural oils useful for styling are maintained but residual environmental wear is rinsed away.”
4. GET SOME SUBTLE HIGHLIGHTS
If you’re looking for more extreme measures, adding a few subtle highlights to your hairstyle can create the illusion of thickness (it’s one of the reasons I went blonde). “Colour is the perfect tool to get fuller-looking hair,” my Headmasters colourist Amelia Gold explains. “Highlights increase the look of thickness because the mix of light and dark tones produce a shadow effect.”
5. INVEST IN CLIP-IN EXTENSIONS
And if all else fails there are always hair extensions. Personally I think clip-ins are the smartest choice, because prolonged use of permanent extensions can cause damage to your hair – especially if it’s fine to begin with. Luxy Hair sell 100% Remy human hair in variety of natural shades, and Hershesons are the go-to brand for natural-looking synthetic extensions.
Do you have any tried-and-tested ways to make fine hair thicker? I’d love to hear your suggestions…