Can You Thicken Fine Hair?


Many women have always had fine hair; for others, it happens as we age. Hormone changes cause our follicles to shrink, while at the same time, a poor diet or slow nutritional absorption can give us fine hair. Our hair density decreases while the individual hair strands become thinner.

Can it be undone? Can you thicken fine hair? Read on to find out.

Hair Thickness and Hair Density

Hair thickness and hair density are two features that make up our hair profile, and both are affected by aging. Density describes the bulk of your strands as a group, while thickness refers to the diameter and width of a single hair.

This means you can have thick hair that is not dense or fine hair that is very dense. We have about 80,000 to 120,000 hairs on our scalps in our younger days and lose about 100 per day. During menopause, our hair shedding numbers go way up.

In our 40s and beyond, our bodies produce a testosterone derivative called dihydrotestosterone (DHT) — one of the leading causes of fine hair and age-related hair loss. DHT attaches to the hair follicles in your scalp and shrinks them, causing them to be less capable of nurturing healthy hair.

Ways to Thicken Fine Hair

You can make it look like your fine hair is thicker than it is by adding temporary volume. Here are some tips for working with your fine hair and making it appear thicker.

Use a Hairdryer

To make hair look thicker, many women blow-dry their hair upside down after showering. Too much high heat damages your delicate cuticles leading to breakage and split ends, so be sure to safeguard your locks with Better Not Younger’s No Remorse Heat Protection & Taming Spray. It is a lightweight spray that delivers avocado oil and argan oil to shield and moisturize your strands.

Add Waves to Give Your Hair Dimension

Wavy or curly hair gives the appearance of thickness due to its depth. If you have inherently straight hair, shield your hair with No Remorse Heat Protection & Taming Spray and then use your curling iron or rollers to give your hair volume.

Give Yourself a Fresh Look

When you can safely do so, visit your stylist to cut off split ends and even out the tips. Have them give you a layered or blunt cut to boost volume.

You may also try a balayage treatment. Balayage is a coloring technique where your stylist blends dye into your hair to make it look like your fine hair has volume. Leaving your roots darker and the ends lighter will look like you have thick hair and more of it. However, be careful because this bleaching technique can cause damage if your hair is not entirely healthy. Be sure to find a salon experienced in this process.

Taking a Holistic Approach to Thicken Your Fine Hair

Stay active, stay healthy, and use Better Not Younger hair care products for a holistic plan to help you thicken your fine hair. Here are great products to try:

Significant Other Hair, Skin & Nails Supplement

Take two of these gummy vitamins daily (or as directed by your physician) as a dietary supplement to strengthen your root system and nourish your follicles to help produce stronger, healthier hair. They are packed with A, B, C, D, and E vitamins to promote regeneration and reduce oxidative stress.

Superpower Fortifying Hair & Scalp Serum

This serum was gifted with superpowers that can make your hair feel more robust, improve its look and feel, and revitalize your scalp for visible thickening over time. Use this lightweight, non-greasy Superpower serum every night with our new Superpower Liquid Comb Scalp Massaging Serum Applicator. Smooth, widely spaced, retractable aluminum applicator balls deliver the serum directly to your follicles while giving you a stimulating scalp massage.

Wake Up Call Volumizing Shampoo

Wake Up Call Volumizing Shampoo infuses your fine hair with life and luster, leaving it smooth, shiny, and thicker-looking. This lightweight shampoo easily spreads through your hair fibers to cleanse your strands without injuring your delicate cuticles. It contains bamboo and hops to strengthen and thicken your locks.

Wake Up Call Volumizing Conditioner

Wake Up Call Volumizing Conditioner hydrates and nourishes your fine hair, giving it resilience and suppleness for a thicker appearance. It also contains bamboo and hops to strengthen and thicken your locks.

Hair Redemption Restorative Butter Masque

Better Not Younger’s rich and revitalizing masque contains vitamin E plus five botanical butters, including macadamia seed, murumuru, avocado, and cupuaçu butters. These select ingredients work together to enhance moisture retention, increase softness, and strengthen your tresses.

Lift Me Up Hair Thickener

Awarded Best Volumizer by Harper’s BAZAAR and Best Thickening Spray by New Beauty, this invisible spray instantly lifts your roots and thickens the look of your fine strands. Lift Me Up contains ceramide-NG to plump strands by locking in moisture and niacinamide, an anti-inflammatory B-3 vitamin to bolster follicle function.

Nourish + Restore Thicker, Fuller Hair System

Get all of the products listed above in one deluxe kit. The Nourish + Restore Thicker, Fuller Hair System equips you with everything you will need to thicken your fine hair, while also nourishing your follicles and scalp from inside out.

A great way to start thickening your fine hair, each kit comes in a self-standing, rose-pink cosmetic and toiletry bag and includes one of each of the following:

  • Significant Other Hair Fortifying Vitamins (60-count bottle)
  • Superpower Fortifying Hair & Scalp Serum (2 fluid ounce bottle)
  • Wake Up Call Volumizing Shampoo (0.34 fluid ounce sachet)
  • Wake Up Call Volumizing Conditioner (0.34 fluid ounce sachet)
  • Hair Redemption Restorative Butter Masque (0.34 fluid ounce sachet)
  • Lift Me Up Hair Thickener (6 fluid ounce bottle)

Better Not Younger Can Help You Thicken Fine Hair

It is possible to thicken your fine hair over time by taking care of your body, hair, and scalp. Better Not Younger products are designed to work together to restore the strength and vitality of your tresses. Use our products with confidence, knowing they are sulfate-, paraben-, and cruelty-free. They are also safe for chemically-, color-, and keratin-treated hair.

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