Long, flowing, thick, luscious hair. It’s what dreams are made of, isn’t it?
If you have long hair, or aspire to growing long hair, then it can be a struggle to reach the ideal level of thickness – that voluminous, lush ratio where length meets real fullness.
But even if your hair genes are letting you down, there is still plenty you can do to thicken up that thin hair. Here, we share some tips and tricks to thickening your long hair so that its lush, full-bodied, fun and ready for anything!
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What to do
Hair thickening products. A good hair care product can be a shortcut to full and thick looking hair. Here are some of the best hair thickening products that will match perfectly with long hair:
- Hair Fibres. Keratin fibres can be added to fill out gaps in coverage, making a range of hairstyles possible.
- Dry Shampoos. Instantly add volume, without overloading on residue-heavy hairspray.
- Hair Volumisers. Easily boost the appearance of thin hair with a noursining and nutrient-rich volumiser.
Brush better. Long, thin hair is a brushing paradox – too little, and your hair will get tangled, but too much, and you'll risk thinning out your hair! Think about getting a wide-tooth comb and taking a bit of extra care when you brush.
Minimise heat. Love your blow-dryer and your hair straightener? Unfortunately, you'll have to pick sides, as too much heat and stress on your hair can lead to breakages and thinning. Think about minimising the amount you straighten your hair, and opt for a gentle towel dry where you can!
Get healthy. There is a difference between trying to make hair look healthy, and actually having healthy, strong hair. Good nutrition and a healthy lifestyle is an essential step in achieving good looking hair, skin and... well, everything else too!
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What to avoid
Hair product overload. Some hair thickening products are great for your hair, but too many chemicals can end up doing more harm than good in the long run. Sprays, hair dyes and perms will all take their toll on the health of your long hair if over-used, and you’ll end up relying on this cocktail of chemicals to achieve your desired look.
Bad hair habits. Think about how you manage your long hair, and what your daily hair habits are. Long hair can be tempting to play or fiddle with, putting it up and then down countless times over the day. Just pick a hairstyle for the day, and stick too it. Your hair will keep its shape and wont get damaged.
Tight hairstyles. Small tight braids, buns knots and pony tails – although these hairstyles look great with long hair, they can wreck havoc on it too. Traction alopecia is a type of hair loss associated with these kinds of hairstyles, so let your hair out and go with the flow!
Over-washing. We’re trained to believe that washing and conditioning are some of the best things we can do for our hair. But beware – over washing can strip your hair of naturally occurring oils and moisture, which can leave hair feeling limp and thin in the long-run. Try to keep washing hair to just a few times a week!
Want instant, thick hair results?
A good head of hair is worth waiting for. Certainly, putting in the hard work and care will ensure your long hair is as full and thick as it can be.
But the truth is, you don't have to wait. With Toppik hair fibres, you can fill out thin areas and give your hair a full bodied appearance. It can work with hair of any colour, style of length – making it a perfect accessory for those with long hair looking for easy hair thickening products to give it a full bodied boost.
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