Whether it’s due to hair loss, heavy styling products or hair weight – losing your volume makes every day a bad hair day. Thick, voluminous hair looks healthy and allows different hair styles. It’s no wonder many women use hair extensions to get thicker hair and a sexy hair whip like the one from commercials. However, extensions can be quite pricey, uncomfortable, and damaging for your hair. There are still other ways to keep your tresses looking volumized and badass. Whether you want thick braids and ponytails, big buns or a messy, bedhead look, here are five really simple and easy tips for getting fuller hair, without using hair extensions.
Get a better cut
Long, flat hair can make your hairstyle look a bit dull and volume-less. If you wish to make your hair appear more volumized and thicker, opt for layers and shorter cuts. Shorter hair is lighter, which immediately adds some volume and makes it bouncier.
Don’t use heavy products
It’s important to condition your hair correctly (which usually means – don’t over condition!) and avoid products that can weigh it down, such as silicone-based products, oils and heavy sprays, mousses, waxes, creams, and gels. Some of those products can make your hair looks shiny and smooth, but it’s only temporary and not good in the long run.
Use castor oil
We’ve said not to use oils – however, castor oil is well-known for supporting hair growth. Add a bit of castor oil (just a bit) to your shampoo to make your hair grow faster and thicker, or make a pre-shampoo homemade mask, and wash it out thoroughly. Also, feel free to distribute a bit onto your lashes and brows, if you want them thicker, too.
Little styling tricks
This is one of the quickest and cheapest tips for getting fuller hair. Blow dry your hair upside-down to instantly add more volume at the roots. Also, wearing a really high ponytail for one hour or more can do the same trick, or changing the place where your hair is parted. It’s not very permanent – your hair will go down after a while, but it’s so easy!
Take hair supplements
On the other hand, this is one of the tricks for getting fuller hair that takes time (usually 8 to 12 weeks). However, it’s worth it! Taking supplements for hair growth will feed your hair inside out. Products with hair thickening vitamins such as CatalaseNow may promote growth through nurturing your hair with vitamins, minerals and the powerful antioxidant Catalase (read more here)