Hair loss can occur for all kinds of reasons — stress, nutrition deficiency, hormonal imbalance, illness, or drug use, among many others. It could just be your genetics causing your hair to thin. Whatever the reason, hair loss or thin hair can be frustrating for those who dream of long, thick, healthy-looking hair. The good news is that there are a number of hair thickening products formulated with you in mind.
First, you’ll want to invest in a volumizing shampoo and conditioner. Find one with humectant properties, which pulls moisture from the air to create volume. While you’re shampooing, make sure to massage the scalp thoroughly, as it has been shown to increase circulation and blood flow to encourage normal hair follicle growth.
If you’re planning on blow-drying your hair, apply a thickening mousse to coat the strands and strengthen the hair shaft. Blow your hair dry upside down for the most lift.
Hair thickening products in the form of lotions, serums, sprays, and gels are widely available if you’re looking for extra oomph. Sometimes just changing your hairstyle can provide the same effect as hair thickening products. View our gallery of hairstyles for fine hair to find some inspiration. Bob hairstyles are popular for thin hair, and it doesn’t hurt that they’re ultra-chic.