How to Get Thicker Hair – A Guide to Improving Volume and Fullness

Thin hair can have its plus sides. Easier to style, quicker to wash, and lower maintenance. But if you’re after thicker hair, I totally get it. There’s nothing quite like a full, voluminous, bouncy head of hair. While some are born with it naturally, there are ways you can get thicker hair even if it means faking it! Keep reading for your how-to guide to get thicker hair. 

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What Causes Thin Hair?

Firstly, let’s dive in to what actually causes thin hair. While thin hair can simply be hereditary, there are some other reasons why your hair may be on the thinner side. Age plays a huge factor when it comes to hair gradually getting thinner. As we get older, the size of our hair follicles shrinks, which results in thinner hair. 

Besides the uncontrollable factors that lead to thin hair, lifestyle also plays a huge part in hair thinning or even hair falling out! Some common triggers of thinning hair are:

  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Stress
  • Iron deficiency
  • Weight Loss
  • B12 deficiency
  • Diet
  • Medical conditions

5 Tips to Get Thicker Hair and Improve Volume & Fullness

So, you suspect that your hair has been thinning? Firstly, don’t panic! Thick hair doesn’t have to be out of reach. Here are our tips for improving volume and fullness, so you can get gorgeous, thick healthy hair! 

Use The Right Shampoo and Conditioner

When it comes to getting thicker hair, you want to make sure you are using the right shampoo and conditioner. Look for a shampoo and conditioner that’s right for your hair type. If you have fine hair, opt for a volumizing shampoo such as the Biotin & Collagen Extra Strength Volumizing Shampoo by OGX. Your conditioner should be working hard to improve fullness too. This Volume Injection Conditioner by Redkin promises to provide instant volume to fine hair. Thin hair tends to show oil more than other hair types, so it may be tempting to wash your hair every day. To avoid stripping your hair of its natural oils, wash it every other day and use your trusty dry shampoo in between washes.

Young girl itching her scalp with both hands looking frustrated.

Could your shampoo be too harsh? Find out what ingredients you need to look out for when it comes to choosing your shampoo here

Stay Away From Hot Tools

I know it sounds daunting having to quit the hot tools. They are the holy grail of convenience and styling! But if you want to get thicker hair, it’s time to break up with your beloved hot tools. Wondering why? We all know that can heat be extremely damaging to your hair. But hot tools can also cause your hair to appear even thinner by compressing the strands together. You might not be able to go cold turkey on the hot tools, especially if you’re styling your hair for a special event. So if you do have to use heat to style your hair make sure you always use a heat protector beforehand!

Nourish Your Locks

We spend so much time and money on our skincare routines, but we often forget about a routine for healthy hair! If you’re after thicker, fuller hair, you need to make time to care for and nourish your precious locks. If you don’t already have a haircare regime, now is the time to consider one. To nourish your hair, use a collagen hair mask once a week to promote hair growth and protect from breakage. Give yourself a relaxing scalp massage with this scalp exfoliant to remove dead skin and impurities. Apply a thickening leave-in conditioner after you wash your hair for extra nourishment and shine. Finish your routine with a luxurious bonding oil by Olaplex or an activating serum by Collective Laboratories to strengthen and repair damaged hair. 

Check Your Diet

Did you know that thinning hair can be a direct result of not getting the right nutrients and eating the right foods? If you’ve noticed your hair getting thinner, or even falling out, it could be related to your diet. Want to thicken up those locks? Add these healthy foods to your diet to prevent hair loss and dry brittle locks.

  • Mango
  • Kelp
  • Soy Beans
  • Flaxseeds
  • Avocado
  • Leafy Greens
  • Berries

If you’re after an easier solution, consider taking a gummy vitamin that provides essential nutrients to nourish your hair from within. (They’re tasty too!)

‘Fake it Till You Make it

If you’re after a quicker solution to get thicker hair, why not fake it!? With zillions of hair products to add volume and texture to your hair, there’s no shortage of solutions to add fullness to your locks. Want to add instant volume to your look? Use a texturizing spray. Want to add tousled texture to your waves? Spritz on a salt spray. Want to really add volume and thickness to your hair? Add some clip-in extensions or a clip-in pony by INH Hair to take your look to the next level!

Woman wearing a clip in ponytail to avoid using hair products that cause acne

Try a New Hairstyle and Fresh Color

Some of us weren’t blessed with naturally thick and voluminous hair, but that doesn’t mean we can’t work with what we’ve got. Are your hairstyle and color doing the most for you? A fresh new cut and highlights can add instant volume to thin hair. Shorter, blunt cuts tend to make your hair appear much fuller than longer hair with wispy layers. A few highlights will add more dimension and life to dull hair. If you’ve tried everything but still aren’t satisfied with your locks, it might be time for a new do. Head to your hairstylist and tell them you want your hair to appear thicker, they’ll know how to help. Or skip the salon and use Hally Hair for a gentle, fun way to color your hair at home!

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