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  • Writer's pictureTanya Louise

Tips for Getting Thicker Hair

Thin flat hair is not exactly the look most of us are aiming for, but it is such a common beauty complaint. Luckily, if your hair is more limp than luscious, there are lots of things you can do to make your hair look thicker, so let’s take a look at a few of the best options right now.

Use a Thickening Shampoo

Thickening shampoos (and conditioners) are a no-brainer if you are looking to add volume to your hair. They work by strengthening your hair while also removing a lot of unnecessary ingredients which are known to weigh the hair down. Use them whenever you wash your hair and you should soon notice a positive difference.

Hair Extensions

My secret. A really obvious way to add more volume to your hair is with hair extensions. If you invest in the best hair extensions you can afford, you can ensure that your hair always looks as full as possible Just remember that hair extensions take a lot of care and attention so you need to be prepared to look after them carefully.

Eat a Hair-Healthy Diet

They say that you are what you eat, and when it comes to your hair, it's really is true. What you eat can determine how thick and healthy your hair is more than almost anything else you do.

That means, if you’re serious about growing thick hair, you need to focus on eating foods rich in omega-3 (oily fish, nuts, seeds), iron (red meat, spinach), zinc (seafood, mushrooms) and magnesium (nuts and seeds).

Maintain a Healthy Scalp

If your scalp isn't healthy, then it will be difficult for it to support healthy hair growth and your hair may be thinner than you would like as a result.

How do you maintain a healthy scalp? Avoid using heat styling tools too often, wash thoroughly but do not wash too often so that the scalp can still produce enough oil, and stimulate the areas with regular scalp massages. Do all these things and your hair will definitely look and feel thicker over time.


Backcombing your hair is obviously not a lasting solution, but if your hair is looking limp and lifeless and you need to change that in a hurry, backcombing the roots will definitely give it a lift until your next wash.


Adding highlights to your hair is also a more temporary way of making your hair look thicker. Good highlights will add more depth to your hair as a whole which will give the illusion of fullness, but obviously, it is not the cheapest option.

Visit a dermatologist

If you have thin hair and you can afford to do so, seeing a good dermatologist is a good way to get to the root cause and find solutions to your thin hair problem that are more long-term.


Stress can push hair follicles in to a "resting" phase so that they don't produce new hair strands. This means that over time, hair can fall out more easily, even if you're just washing, combing, or touching it. So make sure you prioritise your mental health and relax.

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