How to Get Thicker Hair

If you’ve ever experienced hair envy, you too can achieve shining, thick locks – you just need the right routine. When yours feels flat and tired or could use a pick me up, there’s a number of ways to get strands back to health and grow thicker hair. Though some of us are blessed with especially good hair genes, thick hair really can be achieved by everyone. It comes down to your hair habits and the haircare routine that you use. To know how to make your hair thicker and fuller naturally, and the best products to achieve a shining mane, read our helpful steps below.


How to make hair thicker in 6 Steps

Hair care management is about tailoring products to your needs and hair type. When hair feels lacklustre and weak, it’s 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 and even grow thicker hair.

1. Be gentle with wet hair

First things first: drying time plays a big part in how hair turns out. Our hair is most vulnerable when wet, so it’s important that you use gentle and supportive drying methods. These steps will ensure that your hair remains healthy and that you can grow thicker hair:

1.        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. 
2.        If you experience tangles post wash, using the right product on wet hair makes a big difference. 
3.        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

Many of us style hair frequently. Once you’ve nailed your perfect hairstyle, it can be tempting to reach for styling tools as part of your daily routine. However, allowing your hair to rest from heated styling tools and using protective and strengthening products like Fructis Nutri-Repair 3 10-in-1 leave in cream when styling will help hair grow and retain shine. When using a blow dryer, opt for lighter heat settings. Even if you’re in a rush, the wait saves locks from unnecessary stress that can cause strands to fall flat, and also provides the opportunity for your hair to grow thicker. Dry hair on the lowest heat setting until your strands are 80 percent dry, and then go in with a 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 and helps combat over-washing. We recommend using dry shampoo in small sprays and for no more than two days in a row, as over-using dry shampoo can cause the product to build up on scalp and block natural lipid production. This can result in flakiness and prevent follicles from growing thick hair. A blocked scalp equals dull, limp hair, so make sure you’re using dry shampoo to support hair between washes, and not in place of your conditioner and shampoo.

4. Consider cutting your hair to make it thicker

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, preventing you to grow thicker hair. 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. Read more on hairstyle tips to explore different hairstyles and keep your hair healthier

5.Enhance hair with the right diet 

Besides hair thickening products and gentle washing, your diet can also promote healthy hair growth. To grow stronger and thicker hair, healthy fats and nutrient-rich foods are recommended. The key nutrients found in healthy fats can help boost hair growth and lead to stronger and healthier strands. Include super foods like avocados, nuts, vegetables and fruit in your diet for a boost of healthy fats. A healthy diet is fundamental to healthy bodies, including helping hair look stronger and feeling thicker.


6. Exfoliate Your Hair Scalp

Washing hair too often can lead to a build-up of product on the scalp, resulting in oily and thinning hair. It’s therefore important to include exfoliation in your haircare routine, to remove excess product build up and maintain a healthy scalp. Exfoliating also stimulates the scalp, increasing blood flow which in return helps promote hair growth and thicken hair. We recommended exfoliating at least once a week by using an exfoliating hair brush when shampooing. This will help deeply clean hair, clarify the scalp and help you grow thicker hair.


Hair care routine to thicken hair naturally

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. You can also read what women have to say after testing Fructis Hair Food for themselves.

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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