How to make your hair thicker fast

-Nov 14, Jenny Paul , Beauty -

With gorgeous hair your crowning glory is largely down to genetics and your age. But, diet, the supplements you take, and how you look after your hair on a day to day basis all play a role on how healthy or unhealthy your hair is so if you want to give your locks a helping hand to become thicker, silkier and stronger, without investing in a full head of extensions, then here’s our tips.

Pick the right shampoo and conditioner

Volumizing shampoos and conditioners contain less conditioning ingredients so won’t weigh your hair down, making it look stringy. Pick the matching shampoo and conditioner set for best results. We like Garnier Fructis Full & Plus shampoo and Conditioner and French pharmacy staple Karite Hydra, Shampooing hydratation brilliance (and its matching conditioner) by Rene Furterer – it’s silicon free and will give your hair a healthy shine.

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Get a decent haircut and don’t be sentimental

It can be easy to stick to a simple hairstyle you’ve always liked since your teens, without ever really working out if it’s doing you any favours. You may like the idea of long hair but tat extra weight pulls fine hair down and can make it look lank and stringy. Go for a flattering choppy blunt bob instead.

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Use dry shampoo on your roots for instant volume

Yes dry shampoo is handy when you haven’t washed your hair for almost a week (and if you have fine hair it’s worth washing it much more often so there’s nothing weighing your mane down), but it’s especially brilliant when you need some instant volume and thickening. We love French fashion favourite Klorane’s Oat Milk dry shampoo – it works on even the finest hair. Simply spray along your roots and style and voila!

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Eat your way to thicker hair

Your hair is made up of dead cells and minuscule blood vessels at the base of every follicle feed the hair root to keep it growing. What you eat has a huge bearing on how healthy your hair is, just as a poor diet can make your hair unhealthy and contribute to hair loss. Try adding eggs, which are a solid source of protein and biotin, to your diet, along with berries, spinach, fatty fish, sweet potatoes, avocados, nuts and seeds for a healthy cocktail of hair growing nutrients.

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Supplement for thicker healthy hair

The healthy dose of selenium and zinc in Lumity’s Morning & Night supplements support strong nails and contribute to hair health. Take daily as part of a balanced diet and your hair will be the envy of your friends in no time.

If you enjoyed this, why not take a look at what a truly healthy skincare regime looks like.

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