How to Make Hair Look Thicker

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How to Make Hair Look Thicker
Make Hair Look Thicker

If you are a woman with thin, limp hair, there are several simple things you can do to make your hair look thicker. Though some of these tips may not change the actual structure of your hair, they will definitely make your hair appear thicker and more luxurious. Use this simple advice to make your hair look thicker.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


  1. 1

    Choose the right hairstyle. A bob style with bangs will make your hair look thicker. Ask your hair dresser to cut your hair into a bob style with long layers. This will make your hair appear thicker and fuller.

  2. 2

    Use a volumizing shampoo. Many manufacturers offer shampoos that will add volume and make your hair appear thicker. You do not need to spend a fortune on these shampoos; many can be purchased at the grocery or drug store.

  3. 3

    Blow dry your hair upside down. Standing up, lean your head forward and blow dry your hair from the roots to the ends. Run your fingers through your hair as you are blow drying. When your hair is dry, flip your hair back as you lift your head. Do not brush your hair--just use your fingers to style. Blow dry your bangs using a round brush, if necessary.

  4. 4

    Get a body wave. If your hair is especially thin and limp, consider getting a body wave permanent to your hair. Most salons can give you a body wave, and the results last 6 to 8 weeks.

  5. 5

    Change your hair color. Dyeing your hair a darker color or adding low-lights will add body to your hair and make it appear thicker.

Tips and warnings

  • Massage coconut oil into your scalp and leave it in for 1 hour. Rinse thoroughly with cool water. Use this treatment every week to make your hair appear thicker.

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