How to Make Hair Look Thicker and More Full

It takes a lot of time and patience to actually get your hair to grow in thicker by using supplements such as Hair Skin & Nail products. Although those are things you should invest in, you can learn how to make hair look thicker instead, while waiting for results.

how to make hair look thicker


Here are the tricks on how to make hair look thicker:


In the shower, make sure to really massage your head while shampooing as one way to stimulate the scalp. Try not to use a moisturizing shampoo since it will usually weigh your hair down causing it to be more flat and look thinner. Also, rinse the conditioner out very well to protect your hair from buildup.

head massage


Blow dry your hair upside down on the COLD setting after washing it to add volume without causing damage. Here is a blog post showing you how to dry your hair quicker if you’re interested in that.

how to make hair dry hair faster


Never sleep on wet hair. It will enhance the flatness/thinness of your hair which you don’t want, as well as causing a muggy frizzy look. I would just recommend not showering in the evening at all since it’s hard to make sure your hair will be fully dry by the time you lay down.

wet hair


Incorporate a quality texture spray, such as the Big Sexy Hair brand into your styling process. It will add effortless volume which is perfect when you’re trying to make hair look thicker.

big sexy hair flip it over texture spray


Curl your hair with a curling wand from Plugged In for a thick voluminous look. It’s my favorite curling wand and it won’t cost you an arm and a leg.

pink curling iron


However, never curl without an exceptional heat protection hairspray like Hot Off The Press. If you don’t already use this, I highly recommend trying it –you won’t regret it. It’s one of the few thermal protection sprays that creates thickness and gives your hair more volume while protecting from damage and frizz.

paul mitchell hot off the press


Last but definitely not least, color in your part. The less your scalp shows through your part, the more full and thick your hair will look. So how do you do this? DRY SHAMPOO. Not just any kind will work the same though. Batiste Dry Shampoo has unique qualities unlike other dry shampoos because you can choose different ones according to the color of your hair. (The only exception to this would be for blondes since your part doesn’t really show like it does for darker haired ladies.) You can make your hair appear more full by dry shampooing and fluffing up your part.

batiste dry shampoo


Check this out. Left is before, and right is a few minutes later after dry shampooing. I use the Dark and Deep Brown color.


dry shampoo your part


Now you know how to make hair look thicker.


*Please share this with friends or family who might be having problems in this area.

Do you have any additional tips I should add? Leave comments if you do, or if you have any questions for me!




10 thoughts on “How to Make Hair Look Thicker and More Full

  1. Wonderful to know. As I get older my hair gets thinner and has gotten to the point of ‘what do I do now’. This page has been a very helpful guide. You are right about drying hair before bed. I hate when my hair lays flat.

    I also found it nice that you don’t bomb your page with product ads. Thank you

    • Jameset,

      Hair, Skin, and Nails would be a perfect product to get since your hair is thinning as you’re getting older.

      Also, not many people know not to sleep on wet hair since the rest of their day might be too busy to get in a shower earlier.

      You’re welcome.

  2. Hi..this is a really interesting read….My wife has been having trouble for quite some time to get thicker looking hair. She is suffering from alopecia for about 9 years now. Is there anything you could recommend that may help her get that thicker look she is wanting? She has tried several kinds of products but nothing seems to work.

    • CarlM,

      I’m sorry to hear about your wife.

      I recommend her trying this Hair, Skin, & Nails supplement. It can take several months to notice a difference but it has very good results. It is a daily supplement to help grow thicker hair for people as they get older.

  3. Well I have to say that I’m the complete opposite of this article – I’m male and I used to have long hair ( musician and all that! ) but it was way, way too thick! I used to get it thinned out by a personal hair dresser every month! My question goes the other way – is there any way you can simply thin out the hair without using thining cutters?

  4. Hey Gina,

    I am a male and suffering from hair loss for quite sometime now. Came cross your page and was wondering if there are really good products available to combat hairfall and help it make more thicker. Any recommendations? Also, for my wife, is there any remedy to make hair look less oily?

  5. Hi Gina,

    First of all – your hair is gorgeous!

    Second, I want to thank you for this fantastic article! I’m getting older now and my hair is starting to thin, so these tips are great for me!

    I honestly didn’t know about going to sleep with wet hair!! Wow – won’t be doing that anymore!!

    I’m going to try out some of your product recommendations for sure – thank you so much!

    I wish you all the best,


    • Anna,

      Thank you! I’m glad I could help. Let me know how any products turn out for you if you decide to get them! 🙂

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