How to Make Fine Hair Look Thicker

Updated February 21, 2017

For women with naturally fine hair, it can be frustrating trying to give your hair body and volume. Fine hair can be extremely difficult to style, as your strands lack the natural fullness and volume of thick hair. By updating your current hairstyle and incorporating volumizing products into your daily routine, you can make your fine hair look thicker.

Have your hair trimmed by a professional hairstylist, and ask them to use a razor to cut the tips of your strands. Razoring your hair adds the look of more body and volume to your hair than scissors.

Wash your hair with a volumizing shampoo using warm water. Warm water will open up the cuticles of your hair, allowing the volumizing shampoo to penetrate the strands of your hair and add extra volume to the cuticle. Rinse your hair using cool water, as cool water will reseal the cuticles of your hair.

Apply the conditioner to your entire head, starting at your roots and working down to your tips. Use warm water and work the conditioner through your hair using your hands. Allow the conditioner to set for at least one minute before rinsing. Rinse your hair using cool water.

Gently towel-dry your hair and comb it out to remove any tangles. Apply a small amount of volumizing mousse to your palms and rub your hands together. Flip your head upside down and work the volumizing mousse into the roots of your hair.

Flip your head back right-side up. Apply a nickel-sized amount of thickening gel to you hands. Work the thickening gel through your hair using your hands. Begin at the tips of your hair and work your way up to the roots. Comb through your hair using your fingers, as a brush will cause your fine hair to flatten and lose body.

Blow dry your hair on the lowest heat setting. Flip your head upside down and angle the dryer down towards your roots. Dry your entire head thoroughly.

Style your hair using your fingers. Spray a generous amount of heavy hold hairspray to hold the style in place and maintain the body and volume.

Things You'll Need

  • Volumizing shampoo
  • Volumizing conditioner
  • Volumizing mousse
  • Thickening gel
  • Heavy hold hairspray
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