How to Get Thicker, Healthier Hair

If you’ve ever experienced hair envy, know that those shining, thick locks you admired can be yours too. You don’t have to resign yourself to tired and flat hair – when yours could use a pick me up, there’s a number of sure-fire ways to get your hair back to health.

Though some of us are blessed with especially good hair genes, thick and healthy hair can be achieved by everyone. It comes down to your hair habits and the haircare routine that you use.

To know how to make hair thicker and fuller naturally, and the best products to achieve a shining mane, read our helpful steps below.

4 Tips for making hair thicker

Hair care management is simpler than you think. When hair feels lacklustre and weak, its usually a sign that your haircare routine could use a tweak. Hair is supported by a natural balance of oils, and healthy hair follicles are a result of a good lifestyle and the right treatment. By avoiding bad habits and giving your locks the most nourishing hair food, you can achieve (and keep) flowing locks.

1. Be gentle with wet hair

First things first: drying time plays a big part in how hair turns out. Our hair is at its most vulnerable when wet, so it’s important that you don’t use harsh drying methods. Using a microfibre towel in place of a regular one helps to decrease breakage. When towel drying, gently squeeze water out instead of rubbing to allow the strands to dry naturally and without friction. If you experience tangles post wash, using the right product on wet hair makes a big difference. Instead of a normal brush, use a wide-toothed comb or brush specifically designed for wet hair, and gently work from the ends up.

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2. Rest hair from styling

It can be tempting to style hair constantly. If you’ve got a good thing going, what’s the point in stopping? Allowing your hair to rest from heated styling tools and using the Fructis 10 in 1 leave in cream when styling will help hair be at its natural best. When using a blow dryer, stay away from the hottest and fastest settings. Even if you’re in a rush, the wait is well worth it. It saves locks from unnecessary stress that will cause strands to fall flat. Dry hair on the lowest heat setting until your strands are 80 percent dry, and then go in with a big, natural bristle round brush, lifting your locks up and away at the root.

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3. Don’t rely on dry shampoo

Using dry shampoo between washes extends the life of your hair – this is great, because it can help you to stop over-washing. However, you only want to use dry shampoo in small sprays, and for no more than two days in a row. Over-using dry shampoo can cause the product to build up on our scalp and block the natural oil production or result in flakiness. A blocked scalp equals dull, limp hair, so make sure you’re not relying on dry shampoo to do the job of your conditioner and shampoo.

4. Consider a regular cut

Can you currently see split ends? That’s probably your sign to book in a cut. Split and dry ends can travel up hair and cause hair to look thinner. Getting a cut also provides an opportunity for a style refresh! Certain hairstyles – including lobs, bobs and less layered cuts can help hair to look fuller.

Hair care routine for long, thick hair

Following our tips is one part of the thick hair solution. Your haircare products are just as important. Our Fructis Hair Food range is enriched with superfood extracts to help nourish and protect your strands for more bounce and hydration. To know which routine will help your hair be its thickest, have a read below.

Step 1- Treat damaged hair

Hair can be damaged through over-styling, dry climates, and chemical treatments like dye. If your hair feels weak or your strands are prone to breakage, using a repairing hair treatment like the Hair Foods Papaya multi-use treatment is a quick way to infuse hair with much-needed nourishment.

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Step 2- Add hydration to hair

Is your hair prone to feeling dry and coarse, even right after a condition? Switch your treatments to products that use moisture-enriching ingredients. By starting with the Fructis Hair Food Banana Shampoo, and finishing with the Fructis Hair Food Banana Conditioner, your hair will be nourished, without being weighed down. If hair feels particularly dehydrated, apply a one-minute treatment like the Fructis Hair Food Nourishing Banana multi-use treatment for an intense repair.

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Step 3- Use volumising products

For those with fine hair, focus on treatments that encourage plumpness and volume in strands. Targeted shampoos like the Fructis Hair Food Watermelon Shampoo use the power of watermelon extract to strengthen bounce and volume. Follow with a volumising conditioner like the Fructis Hair Food Watermelon Conditioner. Outside of your regular wash, you can give extra volume and movement with a hair  treatment like the Fructis Hair Food Watermelon multi-use treatment.


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