Six hacks to make your hair look fuller

Love the idea of thick, luscious locks that tumble effortlessly below your shoulders? But instead you’re stuck with limp, difficult hair?

While you may not be able to magically change your hair type, there are some tricks you can employ to help add volume and movement to limp, fine hair.

To help you get the look you want, the hair experts at have shared six hair hacks to help you achieve a thicker, fuller hair do.

1) Chop your locks

One of the best ways to create the illusion of thicker, fuller hair is to chop a few inches off the ends. If your hair is thin, wearing it long can make it appear even thinner and a little limp. Your hair weighs itself down and makes your roots flat and volume-less.

So when you next visit the salon, ask your stylist to add a few layers to your cut. This will help to add volume and give a choppier style to your do, creating the illusion of thickness.

2) Switch shampoo

Finding the right product is a sure-fire way to add instant impact and volume to your hair. Investing in shampoo and conditioner which is tailored to thin hair in a bid to adding thickness will be a good start in creating a thicker look.

And with so many great products on the market, you will be able to find something to work for your hair. (Though we recommend steering well clear of MONAT – find out why here!)

3) Invest in instant volume powder

Instant volume powder is a miracle hair product which many women swear by. It instantly lifts and adds volume to your roots which will in turn help your hair appear fuller and volumised.

However, use sparingly as, if you apply too much it can make your roots feel sticky, much like dry shampoo does. A little goes a long way.

After you’ve applied the power, why not try backcombing the hair under the roots to lift them even more, too?

4) Change up your parting

A deep side parting could be all that you need to help make your thin mane look a little more voluminous. While middle partings are slightly subtler, a deep side parting can help add volume as well as being elegant and on-trend.

If you’re a bit nervous about going for a full on side parting, why not just do a smaller one to start, then when you’re happy, sweep that hair fully to one side.

5) Air-dry your hair

Most people believe blow-drying your hair with product is the only way to achieve a thick, flowing mane. But in fact, air drying your hair can prove super handy when it comes to adding natural, bouncy volume.

After you’ve jumped out the shower, scrunch some volumising mousse into your hair and you’re good to go. No heat tools needed.

6) Consider hair extensions or hair pieces

If you’re at the end of your tether with your hair and in need of a little extra help when it comes to adding thickness, why not opt for hair extensions or a hair piece?

Adding subtle extensions underneath your actual hair will allow you to enjoy thick hair all day long without too much hassle. Just make sure you apply them correctly – no one wants those pesky clips on display!

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