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If you have thin hair, the chances are that you probably crave volume and thickness. You may think that this is unachievable and that you are going to be stuck with your thin hair forever. You may think that getting extensions is the only solution. This is certainly not the case. Read on to discover the many ways you can add some volume and thickness to your thin hair.

Invest in treatment that has been specifically designed for thinning hair – If you do a bit of browsing online, you will see that there are plenty of different products that provide treatment for thinning hair specifically. So, it is a good idea to fill up your bathroom cabinet with some good treatment items. Of course, this does not mean that you should buy aimlessly and simply go for any product that has ‘thin hair’ written on it. Take the time to do your research and read reviews that have been left by previous customers. Read their comments to find out about their own situation and the problems they were having with their hair. After all, not everyone with thinning hair has the same issues. You can then find the products that are most suitable for you. 

Take a trip to your local hairdresser – One of the best ways to give your hair some serious volume and thickness is to go for a new haircut. It could be that your current hairstyle and colour are making your hair look even thinner. Instead, talk to your hair stylist and tell them that you do not like how thick your hair looks. Ask them to give you a cut that is volumising. They will probably choose a lengthy cut with a lot of layers, as generally, a one-length hairstyle will make your hair appear much flatter and finer. They may also suggest that you get your hair coloured changed. For example, if you have dark hair, they may suggest that you opt for lighter highlights, as this will diminish the contrast between your scalp and your hair, making it look thicker.

Learn about how to style your hair – If you want to make your hair appear thicker, then you are going to need to learn how to style it like a pro. The first thing you need to do is get to grips with brushes. Selecting the right hairbrush makes a massive difference. Hard plastic bristles should be avoided, as should round metal brushes. Most professionals would recommend brushes that are made of flexible nylon or natural boar bristle brushes. Aside from this, you need to protect your hair from thermal damage by using a protective product whenever using heated rollers, curling irons, or a hair-dryer. You also need to turn down the heat on these products, use a curly or wavy hairstyle to add volume, thicken individual strands with volumizing products, and lift your roots. One of the best ways to create the illusion of thicker hair is to add lift at the scalp. You may also want to consider switching your part, as this may make a difference too.

Start eating more greens – Last but not least, another way to make your hair thicker is to start eating more greens. After all, healthy hair growth always begins on the inside. By adding iron-rich foods to your diet, you should notice a difference. Good examples include tofu, beans, chard, kale, and spinach. These foods are excellent sources of zinc, biotin, and iron, all of which support the healthy growth of hair. You can also find biotin in salmon, lentils, peanuts, eggs, cauliflower, beans, and bananas. Aside from this, experts also recommend limiting your consumption of refined and processed foods, as well as avoiding tobacco, alcohol, and coffee. Try cooking with olive oil and coconut oil too if you don’t already. And, of course, to keep your strands sleek and supple, drinking plenty of water is a must.

As you can see, there are many different ways you can add the thickness and volume to your hair that you desire. Follow the advice that has been provided, and you are bound to notice a significant difference. Nevertheless, do not expect all of the changes to happen instantly. Your hair is something that requires patience and plenty of nourishment so give it time and be persistent. You will be delighted with the results. 

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Mitch Carvalho

A full-time home-based Marketing Manager by day, 24/7 Mom, and a Blogger at any time. I’m 43 and proud. Mom of Derelle & Erchelle, sharing my adventures as I walk through motherhood and having to do most things on my own while my Indian national husband works miles away from home.