9 Ways to Get Thicker Hair this Fall

by Viviscal Hair Expert on November 9th, 2017

Looking for a natural way to regrow hair this fall? You’re not alone. While there are natural methods to regrow thinning hair, results can take months. If you’re looking for more immediate results for thicker hair, follow these tips to promote thicker-looking hair in 10 days or less.

1. Start with the Right Shampoo & Conditioner

The first step to making your hair look thicker is washing with a shampoo and a conditioner that are specially formulated for fine or thinning hair. The right shampoo and conditioner will gently cleanse hair and moisturize without weighing it down. Try Viviscal Gorgeous Growth Densifying Shampoo and Conditioner for thicker-looking hair starting in the shower.

2. Blow-Dry Better

Blow-drying can be your key to unlocking fuller hair. For a voluminous blow-dry, start by combing an egg-size amount of mousse through damp hair from roots to tips. Next, spray hair with a heat protectant to protect fine hair from the blow-dryer’s heat. Finally, blow-dry hair upside down for added volume at the roots. Just make sure to keep the air nozzle pointed towards your ends to minimize frizz.

3. Change Up Your Cut

Achieving thicker, fuller-looking hair may be as easy as getting a new haircut! Medium- and short-length hairstyles work best on fine hair. More length means more hair that will weigh hair down and leave it looking flat. A blunter cut with fewer layers will also add fullness to your hair.

If you’re unsure of what hairstyle will work best, make an appointment with a hairstylist who specializes in fine or thinning hair. You’ll be amazed at what they can do with your tresses!

4. Try Rollers

Self-fastening, hook-and-loop rollers are an industry secret for promoting thicker, volumized hair. After blow-drying, roll up pieces of hair from the crown in hook-and-loop self-fastening rollers. Allow to set for 20 minutes, then remove the rollers for bouncy waves.

5. Switch Your Part

If you always part your hair in the same place, try switching up your part for instant lift at the roots. Hair becomes “trained” to fall in one direction. When you change a middle part to the side, or change your part from one side to the other, it will add extra volume.

If you’re happy with your current part, try blow-drying your hair on the opposite side. Add volumizing hairspray at the roots, and then flip to your usual part for added volume.

6. Be a Tease!

Teasing is an age-old trick to create the illusion of thicker, more voluminous hair. To tease your hair, pull small sections of hair away from head and gently backcomb with a teasing comb. Spritz with hairspray and repeat anywhere you want more volume at the roots. Smooth over a top layer of hair to camouflage the teasing.

Teasing your hair is a great technique for adding extra oomph for special occasions. Just be careful not to overdo it — teasing and backcombing can cause damage to your hair.

7. Disguise Scalp Show-Through

If you have a wide part or thin edges, use eyeshadow or hair cosmetics to create the illusion of thicker hair. After styling your hair, fill in areas of scalp show-through with an eyeshadow that matches your hair color, or use thickening fibers like Toppik Hair Building Fibers.

8. Use the Pancake Technique

If your braids are looking a little scrawny, use the pancake method to add fullness. Widen sections of a secured braid by gently tugging to create the illusion of a thicker braid.

9. Dry Shampoo

You know that dry shampoo is great for absorbing excess oil, but did you know that it’s also great for creating volume and texture on clean hair? Oftentimes, clean hair is too soft to hold a style. Spritz your lengths with dry shampoo for some extra grit and then style as usual for instantly thicker hair.

While there’s no instant fix to regrow hair fast, these tips will immediately promote thicker, fuller hair. If you’re already on a hair regrowth regimen, apply these tips as you wait for the natural regrowth of lost hair.