8 Tricks That Will Make Your Hair Look Fuller

Not everyone is blessed with thick, full hair and you might be fed up with volumizing products or tricks that don’t always work. They’re only so much you can do since the texture of your hair is controlled by your genes, but there are simply tricks you can do to fake fuller hair.

1. Ask your hairstylist to layer strategically. If you keep the ends of your hair blunt, it will appear that you have thicker hair. Also ask for heaviness at the bottom and lighter layers on top. Avoid too much layering though because it could make your hair look even thinner.

2. Choose a good volumizing shampoo and conditioner that will help thicken your hair without weighing it down. Ask your hairstylist for a recommendation. Also use dry shampoo more frequently as it helps pump up the volume in your hair.

3. Use rollers. They add volume, curl and body to your hair extremely easily.

4. Use a thickening lotion in your hair. They contain thickening polymers that bind into your hair and help them expand temporarily. Ask your hairstylist to try one on your hair when you get a haircut to see how it works.

5. Dry your hair correctly. When blow-drying, dry the hair in the opposite direction of the hair’s growth to help increase volume. If you aren’t sure how to do this, Youtube videos can have good tutorials or your hairstylist can show you.

6. Skip the heavy serums and conditioners when styling your hair. After blow-drying, you might reach for heavy leave-in conditioners, serums and other styling products that simply just weigh your hair down, making it appear thinner instead of thicker. Try a volumizing and texturizing powder or dry shampoo instead. These work wonders without weighing the hair down.

7. Tease your hair. Tease hair at the root and spray the area with hairspray then smooth it over with a brush. This old school trick works to volumize your hair every time.

8. All else fails, get some hair extensions from your hairstylist or clip-ins to fake fuller hair quickly and easily. If you apply it correctly, no one will know your thick, lustrous hair isn’t all yours.

Do you have thin hair and wish for thicker and more volumized hair? What are your secrets for faking fuller hair? Have any of these tricks worked for you?

Yes, there IS such thing as a makeover for long hair!

I had long hair for years, but my fellow long-haired ladies can probably feel where I’m coming from when I say long hair gets BORING. Short haircuts can be angled in the front and back, can be choppy or chic, and look totally different curled versus straight. I’d go to the salon and ask for shorter layers, angling in the front – anything to update my tired tresses. But usually, to no avail.Is there a way to get a new look to your hair without chopping it all off? As it turns out, yes! Try these tricks for an update without sacrificing length.

1. Cut a fringe Nothing changes your overall look more than bangs. Thick, blunt bangs straight across your face are a perfect way to give long hair a totally new look, and the combo of this style bangs with long locks is super in style right now.

Even if you can’t commit to straight-across bangs, a side-swept fringe might be a good option for updating your ‘do. Long hair tends to drag down facial features on some women, and this type of bangs is perfect for lifting your face and drawing attention to your eyes. Make sure it blends with short layers in the front for the best lifting effect.

2. Shorter layers I know, I know, you have probably asked for layers tirelessly, only to find that your hair looks no different. However, if you have a long, thick sheet of hair, getting layers that are as short as your shoulders (and even shorter near the face!) can be a major update for your look. Talk to your stylist to ensure your hair is thick enough for this style – otherwise, it can have a “shelf” effect – making under layer of your hair way too thin and mullet-like. This cut will also look extra cute in a ponytail, offering dimension and shape.

Sometimes its the color, not the cut, that makes your mane look so blah. Long layers can look much more lively with some warm highlights, even if you just add these around the face. This type of highlight has a youthful effect on your whole face.