Wishing and hoping for thicker hair can only get you so far. At the end of the day, your hair type is embedded in your genes—so if you haven’t exactly won the genetic lottery, your best option is to learn how to work with what you’ve got. When you want real results and tons of volume, try our tips and tricks for fuller-looking tresses. Ahead, exactly what you need to create the mane of your dreams.
Through Thick And Thicker
Try A Mousse
You either love mousse or you've never tried it before. If you're the latter, let us assure you, after a single go, you'll be hooked. Whether you're blow-drying or letting your locks air dry, a lightweight mousse adds volume and density. Apply a dollop at the roots and work it through the ends—we guarantee your hair will look thicker the second it dries.
Hide Thinning Areas
Mask thinning areas by camouflaging your scalp with hair-building powders. Pick one in the same shade as your hair color and brush it into the roots to instantly create the illusion of thicker and fuller tresses.
Refresh Your Haircut
The next time you pop in to see your stylist, ask for rows of subtle layers. Long hair is heavier, which weighs thin hair down. If you want length but need some bounce, ask your stylist for a few shorter pieces to frame the face and add volume up top while still maintaining length in the back.
Only Condition Your Ends
Conditioner is an important part of your haircare routine, but applying it directly to your roots weighs down your hair, making it look limp and greasy. Instead, apply a thickening conditioner and focus only on the ends.
Use A Volumizing Powder
Get fuller-looking hair instantly by massaging a volumizing powder directly into the roots. And yes, this is different than dry shampoos and texturizing sprays. It gives you a lift at the crown that lasts all day long.
Give Your Flat Iron A Rest
Straightening with a flat iron instantly makes hair look thinner, especially if you're leaving your ends pin straight, too. To achieve a sleek-yet-full look, blow-dry hair with a large round brush, lifting straight up at the roots and rolling under at the ends.