Almost every single one of us will experience either hair loss or the thinning of our hair at one point of our lives. Some men and women know what it is like to have thinner hair the day they are born and have been looking for solutions ever since!
There is no real big secret to having thicker, fuller hair. The first tip that will do you the most good is watching what you eat. The B-vitamin family is particularly good for your hair, especially panthenol and vitamin B5, so be sure to eat enough vitamin B or to take a supplement to help stimulate your hair growth.
These vitamins are also what you should be looking for in a shampoo that will give you thicker, fuller hair. The B-vitamins, when combined with other vitamins, minerals and proteins, will help strengthen the strands of your hair and give you more volume.
If you aren’t too fond of the volumizing shampoos out there, you can try your own homemade version by just using some dish soap in your hair every week or two. You can also use Castile as a replacement soap
When styling your hair, use products that will give your hair that hot blast of air, like a blow dryer or even a curling iron. Blow drying your hair causes your hair scales to “blow open”, which adds more width to your hair and, effectively, more volume. As a matter of fact, blow drying your hair can increase the “size” of your hair by up to 3 times its natural width!
Some other quick styling tips include:
If you have really thin hair and want a lot of volume, simply toss your hair upside down and then spray your hair with a good styling spray. This will help lift your hair up by the roots, and this form of adding thickness to your hair will last for a decent amount of time during the day.
If you own hair rollers, try rolling your hair at night and then, in the morning, brush your hair out well. Backcombing your hair after having it in rollers all night will also help really add that extra boost to your hair. The added bonus to rolling your hair rather than blow drying is that you are not subjecting your hair to nearly as much potential damage! Your hair cuticles are more protected.
When all else fails, you can actually purchase a “root lifter” product in the stores. These products are non-greasy so you do not have to worry about having that “dirty hair” look, and are usually applied while your hair is wet. You blow dry your hair afterwards. To really get the volume going, you can also the spray on a volumizing spray that will give you that thicker, fuller hair you have always wanted.
There are also lotions that promise to add volume and thickness to your hair, but these tend to weigh down the hair more than a volumizing spray or root lifter.