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Can I make my hair thicker?

Asked by xRIPxTHEREVx (378points) May 7th, 2010

Ok, so first off, I have dark brown, layered long hair. My account picture is not me. I am a girl. And I’ve never really had a problem with my hair or not liking it, except for the fact that it doesn’t have enough body to it. And the other day, one of my friends told me that my hair doesn’t look good layered because my hair is too thin. How can I fix this? Is there a way to make your hair thicker? I’ve tried using volumizing shampoo, but it doesn’t seem to work. Any ideas?

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ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

How long ago was your last good haircut? You might need exactly that. Getting a blunt cut (or just getting fewer layers) can help to make your hair look thicker. The thing with layers is that they give your hair shape, movement, and fullness. Without them, hair can look flat and lifeless. But if you have too many, your hair can end up looking thin and stringy. Try getting some length cut off of your longest layer, and then at your next haircut have your stylist cut fewer layers. I think that is going to be the most important thing you do, especially if you have naturally fine hair to begin with.
Also, buy yourself a good quality volumizing shampoo & conditioner (many women overcondition their hair.. which can lead to it looking flat and heavy), and invest in a good root lifter. Or, if you don’t like a root lifter.. I like to use a texturizing salt spray – I like the one from Charles Worthington’s big hair line, it smells AWESOME, and leaves your hair shiny and bouncy.

Hope this helps :)

and on that note.. if YOU like your hair, forget what your friend said. Let her worry about her own hair…

partyparty's avatar

Try a mousse. Schwarzkopf is a very good brand.

poofandmook's avatar

I don’t know how you style, but if you blow dry, try doing it in sections and spraying a little on both sides of the section of hair at the roots… then continue drying that section with a round brush.

Also, I use this stuff sometimes by LA Looks in a blue tub, and it’s “fiber sport paste” or something. I blow dry with a round brush, and then a smear a little bit on my fingers, and just kind of push up at the roots of my hair and it adds a bit more body.

and really who am I to answer a hair question? I’ve been wearing a ponytail and a bandanna for a week now.

marinelife's avatar

You can try taking biotin.

poofandmook's avatar

@marinelife: Have you known anyone who has taken it for this purpose? My hair used to be thick and after years of dying it, it grows in thinner now and drives me nuts. I just assumed there was no hope.

marinelife's avatar

@poofandmook I have had a positive experience with it myself. Here is an article about it.

poofandmook's avatar

@marinelife: That sounds really great. What it doesn’t mention though, and is of great concern to me, is the boosted hair growth elsewhere that is undesirable?

marinelife's avatar

@poofandmook I did not get any boosted hair growth elsewhere except on my head, and I would have noticed, believe me.

poofandmook's avatar

@marinelife: Thank you very much. I definitely plan to ask my doctor about it!

chyna's avatar

@marinelife How long did you take it before you started noticing a difference? Also, did you notice if it helped nail growth?

marinelife's avatar

@chyna I’ve tried to figure that out about how long. It was several months later that I noticed it, but I am not sure when there was a difference. Yes, it made my nails stronger.

lonelydragon's avatar

@marinelife I hope this isn’t a TMI question, but does biotin make body hair thicker, too?

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