My secrets to thicker hair…
I remember being a kid and my mum lamenting my too fine, too soft hair while she was trying to plait it before school, and now over twenty years later I’m still always trying to find ways of giving it some texture!
I think the hardest part is adding body but still having that more polished finish I love so much – too often, products weigh down my fine hair and leave it looking lank. Luckily, I’ve found a pretty good lineup of products that suit my hair type, along with some tips that never fail me…
The Right Shampoo & Conditioner
I know it sounds odd, but I never used to bother with any specialty shampoos, I would always rely on my styling products to do all the work. Then I discovered the brilliant Bb. Thickening Range, these made such a massive difference to my hair that I never looked back. I love how they add so much body and moisture without any grimy build up. I finish off the job with the matching conditioner to amplify the results – my hair always looks shinier, smoother, and has fewer fly-aways.
Recently, upon finishing the aforementioned duo, I bought the R&CO DALLAS Thickening Shampoo, a little wonder worker that makes it seem like my hair has been brought back to life. I like that it still feels like my natural hair, just ten times fuller!
Post shampoo, I massage in the matching conditioner for instant softness and manageability. R&Co is a brand I’ve loved for years now, they’re created by hair legend and fellow Scot, Howard McLaren. If you’re tired of limp hair, add this duo to your shopping basket!
A Spritz of Thickening Spray
Fine and thin hair can be tricky, especially if you want more body but don’t want locks that look weighed down! I always see great results when I use a thickening spray on damp hair, but it’s a daily battle of getting just the right amount. Less is definitely more! I use the Kristin Ess Hair Instant Lift Thickening Spray, I spray it on towel dried hair from roots to mid-lengths before blow drying, using a brush to lift hair to get more hold at the roots. It’s a failsafe find for fuller hair!
Texture Spray Before You Style
This is something I’ve found really helps to add body and hold to my hair, meaning waves actually hold in my too-soft lengths! I use a bit of texture spray on dry hair, before I curl it. My all time favourite has to be the Sam McKnight Cool Girl Barely There Texture Mist, it smells incredible (seriously, he should make fragrance!). It’s my knight in shining armour (see what I did there?) as it completely reboots my hair – even just a small bit before curling and a little extra afterwards guarantees that effortlessly textured look I love so much.
For Air-Dry Effortlessness
I know how tricky it is if you’re trying to forego heat but still achieve big, bold body to your locks. I have a failsafe routine – just do your usual routine first; you can add a touch of texture spray (one or two sprays will do), then scrunch hair with the hands and leave it to dry halfway. I love a little bit of the Kristin Ess Airdry Creme through the lengths, but if you find your hair looking a little lacklustre or flat, I think running a brush through it as it dries helps to add shine and wave. I use a soft brush and it does a lot for forming waves and giving a polished finish.
Hooray for thicker hair! What are your secrets to seriously full hair?