Expert Tips to Make Your Hair Look Thicker


| LAST UPDATE 05/28/2023

By Alyssa Williams
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Having a bad hair day can put a damper on anyone's mood, especially when it comes to thin hair. But don't worry, Luke Hersheson, an expert hairstylist, has some tips and tricks up his sleeve to help make your thin hair look thicker.

Firstly, it's important to note that achieving thicker hair isn't just about the shampoo and conditioner you use. In fact, too much of the wrong conditioner can weigh down your hair and make it appear thinner. According to Hersheson, a great haircut is the foundation of any form of styling for thin hair. He suggests getting a graphic cut that gives your hair shape and makes it easier to style. Adding shorter pieces in the front of your hair will create a thicker appearance. If you're looking for an instant fix, Hersheson suggests using "hair filler", such as hair pieces or extensions, to thicken out areas of thinning hair. Strategically placing these fillers around the temples and sides of your head will create a subtle, natural-looking effect. Additionally, flipping your parting is a quick and easy way to add more body to your hair.

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When it comes to styling thin hair, Hersheson recommends using a mixed bristle brush and teasing your hair at the crown. This creates the illusion of thicker roots and adds volume to your hair. Trying out new hair products, such as hair mousses, can also work wonders in adding grit, lift, and hold to your hair. The next step is to blow dry your hair upwards instead of downwards. This small adjustment can make a significant difference in the volume and thickness of your hair. Lastly, experimenting with different hair colors, such as highlights and general color, can add depth and texture to your hair.

Hersheson emphasizes the importance of creating the illusion of thickness and volume in thin hair. With these tips and tricks, you'll be able to transform your hair into a beautiful and voluminous masterpiece in no time. Don't be afraid to try something new with your hair, and remember that a great haircut is the foundation to any form of styling. In Hersheson's words, "It’s not just about the product or the technique, it starts with the cut. Once you know how to work with your hair type, anything is possible." So go ahead, give these tips a try and achieve the thick, voluminous hair you've always wanted.

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