How to Make Thin Hair Look Thicker

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Like most people with thin hair, I am always looking for ways to make it appear thicker. Today I will share with you a few techniques that work for me. Post sponsored by Lunchbox. Opinions are 100% my own.

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This summer has been super rainy. That means mega humidity. I think every person has hair issues when it’s humid. My thin hair just gets even more lifeless. There are things you can do to help your thin hair look thicker. At least, for me, I have found a few practices that help.

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How to Make Thin Hair Look Thicker

Get a haircut – This is obvious, but since I keep going six or more months between cuts, I think I clearly need the reminder. I like to keep my hair long, but once it gets too long, it’s so heavy and unmanageable. Plus, the dead ends add even more weight and make it look frizzy.

Get highlights – Lightening my hair works for me for two reasons. One, I have oily hair and lightening it seems to dry it out, therefore leaving it lighter in weight. Two, the highlights add texture, providing a little extra fullness.

Cleanse and condition – Use a volumizing shampoo and conditioner like, TRESemme 24-hour Body Shampoo and Conditioner. It does its job while leaving hair full of body.

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Use mousse – While hair is still wet, apply Nexxus Mousse Plus Volumizing Mousse to your roots. I towel-dry my hair well, apply the mousse to my roots, and comb gently through my hair. It makes a huge difference for a look that lasts. This mousse is ideal for most hair types. It provides moisture to dry or coarse hair and offers lightweight control to fine or limp hair. It will also add control and definition to curly and wavy styles.

Add curls – Curling your hair can create loads of volume and body. Make sure to use TRESemme Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Hair Spray to protect your tresses from the heat. This heat protectant spray stands up to flat irons and curling wands by guarding against heat and friction, leaving your hair shiny and soft.

Lock your locks – Spray your style in place with Nexxus Comb Thru Touchable Hold Finishing Mist. This light spray holds your do without the sticky residue that can betray you later. Hair remains bouncy and loose while maintaining body. You can even run your fingers through it.

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Do you have any tips to make thin hair appear thicker?

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33 Comments

  1. Julie Wood says:

    When a person has fine hair. like myself, a good haircut is a must to give the look of fuller hair. Also using hair products that do not weigh the hair down is a must, and I get my hair colored and it gives me a lot of body!

  2. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    My hair is so thick that I actually have to thin it out. I think your hair looks awesome.

  3. Your hair looks great! I’ve never had a problem with thin hair, but some of my girlfriends complain about it constantly.

  4. Amy Desrosiers says:

    I love the way your hair looks! What a pretty set of curls..I love this product too!

  5. My hair is really thin also. I like to cut it in layers and that seems to give it some body. I can’t keep curls in my hair they fall out even with hair spray!

  6. Danielle H says:

    You have beautiful hair! My hair is ridiculously thick so I pretty much have the opposite problem.

  7. My hair has really thinned out over the past few years ๐Ÿ™ I used to have nice, thick hair when I was younger and I really don’t know what’s caused it to thin out. Anyways, I quite often use the trick of curls to make my hair look fuller. I’ll have to try the mousse. I’ll take any tips I can!

  8. Wow, sounds like a cool product, I have some friends who have mentioned how hard it is to style thin hair. I’ll forward this to them.

  9. Marcie W. says:

    I also have thin hair and feel it has gotten worse since having children. My ultimate solution was a short funky cut to achieve volume but now that I am growing it out I will have to try that mousse.

    1. Oh, I love short and funky!! I wish I had the face for it. Yes, the mousse would be awesome for any length!!

  10. I love how there are products for pretty much any hair issue. SO awesome. You hair always looks beautiful to me, by the way ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thanks Shauna!!! HUGSSSSSSSSS!

  11. You have such pretty hair. I love the blonde highlights.

  12. Mama to 5 BLessings says:

    I have thick natural curly hair. I am 41 and have never dyed my hair but it’s time, the gray’s are coming in quick. I need to hop on board and get some highlights to hide them!

    1. It sounds like you have gorgeous hair! Hey, gray is in. People are dying their hair gray!!

  13. Tammy Roy says:

    I will have to try curling my hair. It does add a lot of volume to my hair. These are great tips. I will share them with my friends.

  14. These are really good ideas. Mousse definitely seems to make a difference. That finishing mist sounds awesome as well.

    1. Thanks! Yes, the mist rocks. I love that it leaves the hair flexible and soft!

  15. Jody Smith says:

    Excellent tips for healthy, full hair. I have thick hair but I think most of these apply to either type. Your final result is beautiful!

    1. Yes, these products are great for thick hair too. Nothing is heavy, so it won’t weigh it down. Thank you!!!

  16. I love TRESemme products! Such a great company! Your hair looks beautiful

    1. Aren’t they awesome? Great for all hair types!! Thanks so much!

  17. After having my baby, alot of my hair fell out. I need to try this!

    1. I have heard that a lot from my friends. Crazy hormones!

  18. Victoria Sconion says:

    Your hair is so pretty! Great tips on making your hair thicker

  19. I think your hair looks great! Are those natural waves? You could really boost them with mousse and it would give the illusion of thicker hair.

    1. No, that’s with using a curling iron. I have some natural wave in the back of my hair, but it’s strange. lol THANK YOU!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. Ty @ Mama of 3 Munchkins says:

    My hair is terribly thin and nothing really makes it appear fuller. However, I think your hair looks fabulous!

  21. Amanda Stovall says:

    Thanks so much for sharing these tips as I could really use some help in this department!!! Let me just say that your curls/waves (especially the photo from the back) are just gorgeous!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Do you use a curling iron or rollers or is this natural??

    1. Thank you so much!! Those curls are from using a curling iron. I wish they were natural. LOL

  22. ellen beck says:

    Your hair looks fine to me. I think blondes although we have more hair on our heads (per sq inch) actually have a thinner hair shaft. It just looks thinner when in fact it is the opposite.

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