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Cheat thicker looking hair

Thin, limp hair can be an unfortunate by-product of ageing for many women.

And while we can’t fight nature, there are plenty of things you can do to help give flat or thinning hair more body and shine.

Today we’re sharing some simple tips and tricks that are easy to adopt into your routine to help hair look fuller at any age.

  1. Use dry shampoo before bed
    Dry shampoo is a hugely popular product with women of all ages and one that can help extend the life of a blow dry by one or two days. If you have longer hair, try spritzing your hair with some dry shampoo before bed and trying up loosely with a scrunchie or Invisibobble hair elastics. Come the next morning, hair will look clean and full. If you have shorter hair, dry shampoo can also be a great tool for you right after styling. Spray on clean hair to add texture and lift.
  2. Thickening shampoo
    Thickening shampoo is another simple way to help hair appear thicker, and there are a number of good options available at different price points. L’Oreal Elvive Fibrology Thickening Shampoo is inexpensive and effective and will help hair look fuller straight away because it coats the hair using filloxane. Bumble and Bumble’s new Full Potential shampoo, conditioner and treatment system is also excellent, helping to reduce hair loss and breakage and make hair fuller over time. It’s a more expensive option, but one that already has a cult following.
  3. Try mousse
    If your hair tends to fall flat in the middle of the day, try mousse Using a styling product like mousse can help thicken hair and hold style and body for longer. It doesn’t need to be expensive; Boots’ Essential Mousse is a bestseller and sold for just £1.49.
  4. Dry upside down
    Tip your head upside down next time you use a blowdryer to help stimulate the roots of the hair and make it look fuller once you’re finished drying. Paired with mousse, it can help give you seriously bigger looking hair.
  5. Add a hairpiece
    Long used by Hollywood makeup artists and celebrities, hair pieces have become more affordable to the average woman and a quick, simple solution to cheat thicker hair. Most clip-in easily under a layer of hair and blend seamlessly with your existing hair to give you bigger hair throughout the day. A good-quality set will last a lifetime – with proper maintenance you can use them again and again. You can also get semi-permanent hair extensions put in at your local hairdresser – hair is treated and dyed to match your colour and then woven into your hairline. The advantage here is once in they can stay in place for several months at a time with minimal maintenance.
  6. Disguise roots
    Particularly with light or blonde hair, thinning hair can give the impression of a balding crown. If you have white roots growing in or can see quite a bit of scalp around your hair parting, Root concealers work well here – they can be quickly and easily be applied once hair is finished styling to disguise roots and give the appearance of a fuller hairline at the scalp. They’re simple too; simply dust in and then wash out after use.

Do you have any tips to help give the appearance of fuller looking hair?

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ChristineP16
24th Apr 2017
0
Thanks for voting!
My hair was thinning badly, I tried several very expensive products to no avail. However, I had two heart attacks last year and suddenly my hair isn't falling out, and very strangely, it is changing colour. I was very while haired having been a blonde all my life, it is now growing through black. I really am perplexed about this, some people say it could be trauma or the fact that my heart is Now beating more normally. Anyone had a similar thing.
pennybrass
22nd Apr 2017
0
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I've been struggling with hair loss and thinning hair for 4 years and after a lot of research find many of these products don't help as they weigh thinning hair down. My problem has turned out to be something called Telugen Ifluvium and HRT was the cause. Thanks to an eagle eyed hairdresser I was introduced to Kevin Murphy hair products which are great. Expensive on Amazon and not that many outlets in U.K. ( he's an Australian hairdresser) however all products are natural, no silicone etc to weigh your hair down and fab smell and they last ages so relatively ok cost wise. Nioxin ( imo ) was a waste of money for me as the hair loss is a problem in the hair follicle ( of which we still don't know much) not the hair strand.
VictoriaJ
21st Apr 2017
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Thanks for voting!
BrendaM5
21st Apr 2017
0
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Why is the editor of this group so young?
JenniferA2
21st Apr 2017
0
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My hair had some thin patches after I had a colour done, went to different hairdresser and she recommend shampoo with garlic and onion. It appears to be working. Got mine from the chemist, bit expensive but worth it.
JackyP
21st Apr 2017
0
Thanks for voting!
Thanks for the tips, I already use root concealer but will try the shampoo and dry shampoo before bed, I would love to have my long hair cut and styled but am frightened of making a big mistake.
Daisyrand
21st Apr 2017
0
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I felt the same, especially when I had a new passport photo taken (OMG) I searched the internet for photos of hairstyles I liked and took them to the hairdressers and had it cut, I was reluctant at first and ended up going back 3 times getting more and more cut off each time. I am so glad I had it done everyone says I look much younger so I'm happy with that
NicolaM2
21st Apr 2017
0
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Hi Jackyp, I was the same with my hair, but shoulder length it only looked good the day I washed it, then went very straggly. Having it cut and layered was definitely the answer and I should have found e it years ago! Good luck.
Ragsy
21st Apr 2017
0
Thanks for voting!
Don't rely on just one thickening product! I use root spray, mousse and thickening spray to make my hair look thicker. Dry shampoo is also great for between shampooing.
Pippin Apple
21st Apr 2017
0
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To the fashion editor

Please could we have sensible fashion styles for the 90 year olds.?
I am going on a cruise and because all of my clothes have shrunk in the wardrobe! I need to replenish my entire stock.
I am size 16 - 18
Thank you.
jad
21st Apr 2017
0
Thanks for voting!
Condition with coconut oil once a week, take some oil in your hands [ it is a solid when cold] it will melt very quickly with body heat then massage it into your scalp and through your hair, I leave it on for for an hour or so but you can leave as long as you want then just shampoo off leave hair lovely and manageable it is also known for encouraging hair growth.
Ariadne
29th Oct 2016
1
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i have gone the way of the famous !!!! I am now a silver haired
show stopper ,,must look good ,as lots of people say so.
mary63
31st May 2016
1
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I have been using the Elvive Fibrology shampoo but the coating leaves my short hair very soft and flat, various articles recommend Nioxin but only available abroad.
DoreenS16
21st Apr 2017
0
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I use Nioin it's available on Amazon in the U.K.
gaf
21st Apr 2017
0
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Nioxin available at Amazon and various on-line sites. Been buying it from Amazon for years. and some hairdressers also stock it.
lilmeeg
21st Apr 2017
0
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Nioxin can be bought on Amazon, however, I didn't find it helped me when I had a bout of Alopecia, I found checking ingredients in shampoo and conditioners, go for ones that don't have sulphites in them, go to Holland and Barratts, try the coconut oil products.
JanetB189
21st Apr 2017
0
Thanks for voting!
I bought some om Amazon. Cant say it didanything. I use Elvive fibrology now. Just a tiny bit of conditioner.

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