Not everyone is blessed with big, long and voluminous hair but don’t lose hope, there are ways to fake fuller tresses. Sure, hair extensions in an easy solution but that required a lot of time and money! Especially now that it’s getting hotter, it’s not really ideal for everyone to walk around with thick and heavy hair clipped on their scalp. If you’re looking for instant and cheap solutions, well this post is definitely for you! Here are 10 hacks to fake fuller and thicker hair!
CHOP IT OFF
Yup, you read that right, having shorter hair can actually make your tresses look fuller. Super long hair isn’t always the right style for everyone because it can weigh your locks down and make it look flat and limp. A small trim can instantly make your hair look healthy, give your roots some lift and ultimately give you thicker hair.
USE DRY SHAMPOO BEFORE BED
You don’t have to have dirty hair to use this product. Apply dry shampoo to your roots before bed to give it time to absorb all the unwanted moisture and oil that tend to make your hair look dull and thin.
BLOW DRY UPSIDE DOWN
Blow-drying your hair upside down can help your look more full and voluminous because this method makes your roots stay in an upright position. Also, do not forget to use a heat protectant spray before using heat on your hair because it can dry out your hair and make it look frizzy and dull.
LOAD UP ON THE HAIR MOUSSE
Put an egg sized amount on your palm and evenly distribute it on the ends on your hair. Comb or pull your hair down when using this product, always scrunch your hair from the tips upwards. Wait for the product to fully dry and set before combing or styling. Mousse is a great way for your hair to look more styled, and to make it look as though you have thicker hair.
AVOID OIL-BASED PRODUCTS
Everyone knows that oil-based hair products provide several benefits for the hair like shine and moisture but too much of this type of product can make your tresses look very flat and greasy. This formula is more appropriate for those with textured, coarse and frizzy hair because it helps tame the hair but for those who has thin hair, it can instantly make their tresses look dirty, stringy, and limp.
TEASE AND SET
You’ve probably seen your mom tease her hair and think that she’s stuck in the 80’s but you should probably take some notes from her! Back combing your hair may not be the best for your hair strands but it can definitely give you an instant lift. You can also prolong the volume from this trick by applying hairspray to the teased portion of your tresses. Make sure that the hair spray has completely set before you set your hair down in place.
FILL IN YOUR SCALP
While your filling in your brows, why not apply some product on your roots too? If you’ve been rocking the same part for a really long time, you can kinda notice that your hair part is more defined and wide. Use an eye shadow or hair powder that matches the color of your roots to your scalp to give an illusion that you have more hair growing in specific places. You can also use this trick along your hairline.
If you know that your hair looks flat because of the weight of your long tresses but too scared to rock a shorter ‘do, try to get some layers to give your hair more body and dimension. Layers can also give you a glimpse into having shorter hair. It’s better to ease your way into a shorter cut than to just chop your hair off.
APPLY TEXTURIZING PRODUCTS
If you have naturally straight and thin hair, you can easily add volume and life through your hair with texturizing products such as sea salt sprays. Always be careful when you’re using these products because too much of it can make your hair brittle, dry and frizzy. To avoid chemical damage, always use conditioner when you wash your hair.
CHANGE YOUR PART
Most of us have been rocking the same hair part for years and this can make your hair get used to the direction and position of your hair growth. Changing up your hair part from time to time can instantly give your roots a lift and avoid unwanted flatness and bald spots.
So there you have it, ten easy tips and tricks than make you look like you have fuller and thicker hair. Did we miss any hacks? Let us and your fellow baes know in the comments below!
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