Your hair’s natural thickness starts to wane in your 20s. Smoking, unhealthy diet habits, using excessive heat on your hair and chemical treatments, can make the unwanted change look even more pronounced.
Although it is possible to thicken your limp hair again, it usually takes as long as 4 months. Our hair has a cycle of 3-4 months in which it grows out completely. If you don’t have the patience to wait, or you want immediate results, here are some hair hacks that make your hair appear much fuller.
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Use some volume-boosters: This may sound like some part of the new home theatre system you bought, but they’re actually a range of hair products. Use a volume-boosting shampoo and conditioner to give your hair a much needed fluff. You can also use a voluminising mousse on damp hair, and then style it to make it seem thicker.
Go lighter on your hair colour: Colouring your hair a lighter shade, also makes it look fuller and thicker. Highlight your hair with a few light streaks to add dimension to your tresses and make your hair look naturally thicker.
Get the right cut: What type of haircut you have determines how your hair will look. If you have a straight cut, your hair will end up looking fine, limp and lifeless. Go to your stylist and ask for a feathered or a layered cut that adds volume to the crown and makes your hair appear much thicker.
Blow dry or blast dry: Letting your hair air dry makes them stick together giving you a flat-headed look. Use a blow dryer or a blast dryer to instantly loosen your hair strands and give them some volume.
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Curl your hair with rollers: Rollers also make your hair appear thick. Use soft spongy sleep-in rollers before retiring for the day and skip extra hair-styling routine the next morning! You can also create soft waves in your hair using a rolling iron and give your hair some bounce in an instant.
Cheat your way to thicker hair: Clip in hair extensions are all the rage right now. Get yourself a pack of hair extensions (of the same colour as your hair) and clip them in. Voila! Longer, thicker and fuller hair within minutes!