How Can I Make My Hair Look Thicker?
Whether your hair’s been a perpetual styling challenge or you’ve been blessed with voluminous locks that effortlessly fall into place, menopause is the great equalizer. Age-related hair changes affect us all to some degree or another. Hormonal fluctuations dry out our scalps, interrupt hair growth cycles and decrease the size of our follicles. In place of our once thick tresses we begin to see thinner strands and a loss of hair volume. With each passing year, this trend continues until we finally ask ourselves, “How can I make my hair look thicker?”
To improve hair thickness, we take a three-pronged hair-thickening approach:
- Support hair health at your scalp.
- Strengthen your strands to minimize breakage.
- Create the appearance of thicker hair.
By attacking all three fronts, your thinning hair will look stronger, denser and thicker in no time!
Encourage Hair Health at the Root
Fundamental to how thick our hair looks is strand count. The more follicles in the active growing phase at any given time, the more you have to work with and the denser your hair’s overall appearance will be. Taking steps today to promote hair health at the scalp will help make your thinning hair look thicker and promote healthier, vibrant hair over time.
Cleanse Your Scalp
Regular scalp cleansing and exfoliation is pivotal for improving hair thickness so it looks fuller and denser. Better Not Younger’s New Dawn Activated Charcoal Cleanser unclogs your follicles, which helps pave the way for healthy hair strands, by dissolving and washing away product buildup and dead skin cells. It contains:
- Activated charcoal for deep cleaning of dirt and excess oils.
- Birch extract, which acts as an astringent while delivering nourishing vitamins.
- Lactic acid to exfoliate and help break down residue.
Soothe and Refuel Your Scalp
A distressed scalp that feels dry or flaky can affect the health of your hair and how it grows. Balancing and toning your scalp help provide the optimal environment for healthy strands to help make hair look thicker. A daily scalp serum can provide soothing relief and nourishment for your hair and scalp. Our Superpower+ Advanced Hair Densifying Scalp Serum is supercharged with our gentle yet extra-potent Superpower™ blend and proven hair-nourishing and scalp-soothing ingredients like rosemary extract and apple cider vinegar to support hair that looks thicker and fuller.
Stimulate Your Scalp
Your hair follicles require vitamins and proteins to operate effectively and produce healthy strands. These elements are transported to your scalp via blood vessels under your scalp’s surface. Increasing blood flow to your follicles can help enhance the delivery of these essential hair-building micronutrients—including those you feed it with your Superpower+ Advanced serum.
Gently massage your scalp with circular motions every time you shampoo or apply other products like exfoliants or serums to your scalp. You can use your fingertips or perform your massage with a scalp-massaging tool. Our Superpower+ Advanced Comfort Liquid Comb features smooth silicone bristles to gently hug your scalp for a healthy, stimulating massage. You can use it with or without our new Superpower+ Advanced Hair Densifying Scalp Serum.
Build Stronger-Looking Hair
The protein layers within the shafts of our hair fibers thin out as we age. The outer cuticle is like a protective shield, but if it becomes too thin it can no longer protect your hair’s structural integrity. When this happens, your strands can snap in half along the shaft, the overall hair volume decreases, and your strands can appear wispy and fragile. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to boost your hair’s strength.
Consider Your Diet and Supplements
As we mature, our metabolism and other dietary processes become less efficient. Even if you consume the same foods you always have, the way your cells synthesize these vital elements can change—leading to a nutritional deficiency. Hair loss is common with many vitamin shortfalls, so it is essential to sustain a varied diet with nourishing foods like spinach, eggs, salmon, berries and nuts.
Talk to your doctor if you are experiencing excessive hair loss. They may suggest augmenting your diet with daily supplements. By supplementing with hair- and follicle-strengthening micronutrients like iron, biotin, folic acid and vitamin A, you can curb or even reverse your hair loss. Our Significant Other Hair, Skin & Nails Supplement provides you with an excellent option to bulk up your nutritional intake to give your hair a healthy advantage in the face of a vitamin deficiency.
Use a Restorative Scalp Serum
It’s important to feed your hair and scalp the same way you nourish and strengthen your body—with nutritious food. Hair-thickening products and serums such as our new Superpower+ Advanced Hair Densifying Scalp Serum provide terrific nourishing support for your thinning hair concerns.
In fact, we specially designed our new serum to address excessive hair shedding and noticeable hair thinning and 84% of women said their scalp was less visible after 8 weeks of use. Use this lightweight, refreshing gel serum daily to benefit from its powerful, concentrated ingredients including:
- Superpower™ Blend: A proprietary blend of skin- and hair-loving vitamins like, Biotin and Niacinamide, and a boosted concentration of Procapil™, a patented ingredient proven to thicken the appearance of hair.
- Rosemary Extract: An energizing antioxidant-rich essential oil to support a healthier-feeling scalp and thicker-looking hair.
- Apple Cider Vinegar: Helps to tone and balance the scalp and increase shine and smoothness in hair strands.
Create the Appearance of Thicker Hair
In addition to the long-term approach to building stronger- and denser-looking hair, you can also create the look of thicker hair by adding instant hair volume with hair-thickening products. Here are tips to help make your hair look thicker instantly.
Add Dimension with Waves
Curly and wavy hair have a depth that gives the illusion of thickness. If your hair is naturally straight, use rollers or a curling iron to create volume. When using heat to style, always remember to shield your hair from damage by applying a heat protectant like our No Remorse Heat Protection & Taming Spray. Or, hold the heat and style your hair with heatless beach waves.
Hold Onto Volume with Hairspray
Sure, hairspray is designed to keep your hairstyle in place first and foremost but it often comes with other benefits, too. Our new Wake Up Call High Hold Thickening Hairspray not only provides lasting 24-hour flexible and non-sticky hold, but it can also help make your hair look thicker and fuller longer—with up to 187% instant increase in volume!**
**3rd party clinical evaluation. Individual results may vary.
Create Hair Volume with Color
There are lots of styling tricks to make thin hair look thicker and changing your hair color is one of them. By using a technique called “hair contouring,” you can help your hair appear fuller. Hair that’s a single color can appear flat and lifeless, but highlights and lowlights are an instant way to add dimension that helps hair look more vibrant and voluminous!
Spray a Hair-Thickening Product on Your Roots
Thickeners work by wrapping around your strands, giving them more width and lift at the roots. Our Lift Me Up Hair Thickener does just that to instantly make hair look thicker. This award-winning spray uses wintergreen oil to stimulate your scalp, ceramide-NG to help retain moisture and niacinamide to support hair suppleness and follicle function.
Boost Hair Volume with Shampoo and Conditioner
Many products, especially those with rich moisturizers, can flatten fine hair. Specially designed for thinning hair, our nourishing Wake Up Call Volumizing Shampoo and Wake Up Call Volumizing Conditioner improve hair thickness by bringing back your hair’s volume, fullness and manageability while also diminishing breakage. These hair-thickening products hydrate flat hair without weighing it down.
Make Your Hair Look Thicker with Products by Better Not Younger
When we have thinning hair it's natural to want to make our thin hair look thick again. While this can become more challenging as we age, it’s not impossible. Better Not Younger focuses on creating hair products that address thinning hair concerns to help improve hair thickness and hair volume so mature tresses always look their best. All of our hair-thickening products are thoughtfully formulated to confront a specific inner health, scalp or aging hair need—including thinning hair.
Better Not Younger is here to help you improve your hair’s thickness and to build the foundation for a lifetime of fullness, volume and thickness results you’ll love. Visit our Shop page today to view our complete product line.
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