Dreaming of fuller, more voluminous hair but stuck with the reality of having fine, flat hair? Rest assured, you're in good company. Many face the challenge of thin hair, yet with the right expertise, achieving volume and thickness is well within reach.

In this blog, we'll explore the world of fine hair, understanding its causes, clearing up myths, and offering effective solutions for how to thicken hair.

What causes fine hair?

You might simply be born with finer hair, courtesy of genetics. But for others, it’s more of a transformation story. You see, over time, hair can become less voluminous, losing its thick, lustrous nature. Why? Often, it's color processing and chemical treatments. These harsh treatments break down the proteins in your hair causing your hair to become brittle, lose mass, and become flatter, and lifeless.

Common Thin, Fine Hair Mistakes

For those with thin, fine hair, choosing the right shampoo is crucial. That’s because washing regularly with a quality shampoo is essential to maintain a clean scalp and encourage new hair growth. But here's where most shampoos, including the 'natural' or 'organic' ones, might trip you up.

Steer clear if they offer “benefits” beyond cleaning - like thickening, de-frizzing or boosting volume. These added ingredients, like silicones, conditioning agents, and oils leave residues behind on your hair and scalp that dull and weigh down your hair, and can even cause hair loss.

Read more about the link between shampoo and hair loss with our guide.

Avoid falling into the trap of over-promising shampoos. Your shampoo's mission should be simple and singular: to clean. This is where Color Security Shampoo comes in. It's the only formula that rinses off completely, leaving nothing behind to jeopardize your scalp and hair health. Remember, a healthy scalp = healthy hair.

How to thicken hair (or at least make it look that way)

1. Carb Cocktail

One option to try? Color Wow’s Carb-Infused Dream Cocktail. It helps add mass and thicken hair by surrounding each strand with an invisible, weightless carb-based complex. Vital, natural nutrients (like carb-intense oat bran, starch, and cellulose) are activated by heat to fatten up and improve the overall quality of every strand.

Check out this before and after:

Here’s how to do it: after washing and conditioning your hair, you can towel dry your hair lightly. Then apply the Carb-Infused Dream Cocktail as a leave-in treatment to your strands, starting an inch from the scalp through to the ends. Then begin to blowout your hair.

You can see the whole process in action right here:

2. Xtra Large Bombshell Volumizer

Then there’s the thickening powerhouse, Xtra Large Bombshell Volumizer. This futuristic foam technology adds major weightless mass to each strand without disturbing the cuticle so hair stays glossy, and feels silky and super thick.

Here’s how to do it: divide hair into sections then apply 2-3 pumps worth of the product to each section smoothing through from roots to ends. Comb through to distribute evenly then blowdry or let your hair air dry.

3. Style on Steroids

Once you’ve got your strands in tip top shape, it’s time to pump up the volume. You can try texturizing sprays (like Style on Steroids). Style on Steroids delivers long-lasting big, sexy hair without stiffness or stickiness. Just spray in the volume.

4. Raise The Root

A root lifter is another great way to thicken hair (our pick is Raise the Root). Raise the Root effectively enhances the volume and thickness of your hair by acting like scaffolding for the hair, supporting it from the roots and making it appear fuller and thicker.

5. Root Cover Up

If you want to make your hair look even fuller, you can opt to cover gaps in your hairline or on your scalp with Root Cover Up.

Check out this video, where we make a top knot look instantly thicker:

In the quest to thicken hair, knowledge is your best ally. Understanding the underlying causes of fine hair and being aware of the pitfalls in haircare can significantly influence the quality and texture of your hair.

With the right products and the correct techniques, anyone can transform their hair from flat and lifeless to thick and lustrous. The journey to healthier, more voluminous hair starts with you, and armed with these insights and top-tier products, you're well on your way to achieving those hair goals.

For more styling inspo, check out our guide to adding volume to hair and learn how to nail the perfect bombshell blowout with our fine hair tutorial

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