You’ve tried every trick in the book to make your mane appear thicker—us too—but a few steps of your hair care routine might actually be making it look super thin. From washing the right way to styling techniques that add oomph, these tips will get your hair looking luscious again. Ahead, find out what you’re doing to sabotage your thickness and how to stop.
Through Thick And Thin
Bumble and Bumble Thickening Conditioner
Mistake #1: Weighing Hair Down With Conditioner
We understand that conditioner is an important part of your hair care routine, but applying it directly onto the roots and not rinsing it out completely is weighing your hair down, making it look limp and straggly.
David Mallett Volume Powder
Mistake #2: Not Using A Volumizing Powder
The easiest way to get fuller-looking hair instantly is to massage a volumizing powder directly onto the roots. Giving yourself a lift at the crown makes your hair look thicker all day long.
Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer
Mistake #3: Straightening With A Flatiron
Straightening with a flatiron instantly makes your hair appear thinner (especially if you're leaving your ends pin straight too). For a look that's both sleek and full, blow-dry your hair lifting up at the roots with a round brush and rolling in at the ends.
Tweezerman Hair Shears
Mistake #4: Not Getting A Layered Cut
The next time you pop in to see your stylist, ask for rows of subtle layers. Long hair weighs more and looks thinner. If you still want the length but need some bounce, get some shorter pieces to frame the face and keep your hair long in the back.
Living Proof Full Thickening Mousse
Mistake #5: Forgetting The Mousse
Whether you're blow-drying or letting your locks air dry, a lightweight mousse adds volume and density to your hair. Applying a dollop at the roots and working it through the ends makes hair look thicker the second it dries.