Getting thicker hair in a month is possible, but it does take some work.
But don't worry, it's nothing too extensive!
In fact, with just a few simple changes to your regular routine, you can have thicker, longer and healthier locks in just four weeks.
From boosting your volume with halo hair extensions to swapping your shampoo and conditioner and eating more protein, here are my top tips to get thicker hair in a month.
@sullivang_ wears the Thick Halo in Col. #10 styled by @amybaineshair
1. Pump up the jam
If getting thicker hair in a month is your goal, you'll want to make sure all the products you're using on your locks are specifically for thickening.
Even with all the thickening mousses and creams on the market, you still might find your hair falling a little flat.
Especially if you aren't using a thickening shampoo and conditioner.
A lot of us think the other products alone will be enough but, specialised volumising shampoo and conditioner provide the foundation for thicker hair.
Seriously, trying to get thicker hair in a month without thickening shampoo is kind of like doing your skincare routine without moisturiser.
Shampoos and conditioners designed to boost volume contain less cleansing and conditioning ingredients, so they don't weigh your hair down.
However, this won't affect the overall cleanliness and softness of your locks. Instead, they will just be lighter and fuller.
So, this means ditching the supermarket shampoo and conditioner and dropping some dollars on some top-quality volumising products.
2. Fake it till you make it
A month isn't that long, but why should you have to wait when you can have the thick luscious locks of your dreams right now?
Halo Hair extensions are the perfect way to achieve thicker hair instantly while you wait for your natural locks to follow suit.
While you might think clip-ins or permanent extensions are the best way to fake thick locks, you'd be wrong.
Tape, glue, microbead, weaves and clip-in extensions are extremely damaging for your hair, and while your hair might appear thicker when you're wearing them, they actually do the opposite.
Meaning, they cause hair loss!
And in many cases, even bald spots.
So if you want thicker hair, avoid all hair extensions except for halos.
Halo Hair extensions are the only hair extensions on the market that won't damage your hair.
They don't cause any hair loss as they attach to your head, rather than your fragile strands.
Halo hair extensions do not use any harmful and acidic adhesives or clips which pull on your locks and cause hair loss.
They are even gentle enough to be worn every day while you help your hair heal.
Read Are Halo Hair Extensions Better Than Clip-ins
The MEDIUM Halo in col. Beige Blonde #613
3. Snip Snip
Shed the dead weight, literally.
Cutting your hair shorter is one of the easiest ways to get thicker hair in a month.
A blunt, textured lob works to thicken up your locks on two levels.
We all know that we are suppose to get regular trims, but did you know this doesn't actually help your hair grow?
... Well, it does, and it doesn't.
While regular trims won't make your locks grow any faster, it does make your hair healthier, and lighter.
So cutting off your dead ends not only lightens up your lock so they sit thicker, but also helps them grow by keeping them healthy.
Therefore, creating thicker hair.
You can also opt for a choppy, layered lop with blunt ends that can be styled to create the illusion of more volume.
And if thicker hair is the goal, then it might make sense to opt for slightly shorter 'thick hair' over slightly long 'thin hair'.
@makeupbyameliawebb wears the Medium Halo in col Beige Blonde 613.
4. Getting thicker hair in a month is all about balance
To get thicker hair in a month, you need to find the right balance when it comes to brushing your hair.
You don't want to brush too much as that will cause hair loss, which is obviously the opposite of what you want.
But, not often enough can also cause hair loss, grease build-up and knotting.
So, as I said, it's all about balance.
Kind of like how some days I have green smoothies, water and kale and others I survive off nothing but caffeine and Caramilk... Balance.
While brushing itself doesn't necessarily make your hair grow, it does help to keep your hair healthy, which is very important.
But how does brushing your hair help keep it healthy?
Brushing distributes your hairs natural oils, preventing oil build-up and ensuring the rest of the strands get what they need.
This also helps to stop your locks from getting weighed down by oils at the crown of your head and helps them to appear thicker.
Brushing also stimulates blood flow to your scalp.
This helps the follicles get more nutrients needed for healthy hair growth.
So, how often should you brush your hair?
Brushing your hair no more than twice per day will help you get thicker hair in a month.
the FINE halo col Light Brown 6 via @hairsociety.gc
5. Treat yo self
As I mentioned above, all the hair treatments in the world won't make your hair thicker if you're using the wrong shampoo and conditioner.
So, start there.
But once you've nailed the basics, at home and salon treatments can work a treat to help you get thicker hair in a month.
Getting thicker hair is all about getting healthier hair and preventing hair loss.
Because when your locks are healthy, they reach their full thickness potential faster and stay there for longer.
This is where hydrating, strengthening and anti-frizz treatments come in handy for hair growth.
To get thicker hair in a month, I'd suggest seeking a system which specialises in boosting volume, such as Bondi Boost.
But if you want to save some cash, you can DIY some thick hair home remedies.
One of the easiest DIY hair treatments for thick hair is an egg mask.
Eggs are super high in protein, which is an essential building block for healthy, thick locks.
To create this mask, beat two eggs together and apply directly to the scalp and damp hair.
Leave for 30 minutes and rinse thoroughly, shampoo and condition as usual.
Use this treatment twice a week to get thicker hair in a month.
Alternatively, if you're a vegan, you can use olive oil in place of an egg.
Read What Causes Thin Hair And How To Get Your Thick Locks Back
@jamie.loves wears the Medium Halo in Col. Cream Blonde #20C
Your diet can make or break your hair.
Literally, poor nutrition can cause hair breakage.
So if you want thicker locks in a month it's time to get serious about your nutrition.
... *Puts down second (fifth) cupcake...
... **Stops counting caffeine as a meal.
Eating a high protein, low sugar, healthy diet is probably the most essential step when it comes to getting thicker hair in a month.
And, keeping your hair thicker in the long run.
What you eat directly influences your hormones, and in turn your hair growth cycle, so your diet controls whether or not your hair reaches it full thickness potential.
Not just that, but your diet also provides the nutrients needed for thick, healthy and strong hair follicles.
So, what foods should you eat to get thicker hair in a month?
As I mentioned above, high protein foods are essential for hair growth, and sugary foods are well, not necessary, to say it nicely.
In fact, if you're eating too many sweet treats or carbs it won't matter how much protein you're packing in.
So stop the sugary binges and eat more;
- Nuts and seeds (ground flax seeds are great)
- High protein fish such as salmon (eat in moderation due to high mercury count)
- Walnuts, almonds and other nuts containing fatty acids
- Greek yogurt
- Green black and pinto beans
- Leafy greens
- Citrus fruits
- Lean Meat
Read Food For Thought: Is Your Diet Good For Your Hair?
@p.joneshair styles the MEDIUM Halo in col. Dark Brown and Medium Brown #2/4
7. Performance Enhancers to Get Thicker Hair
Sometimes to get thicker hair in a month, you need a little extra help.
A healthy balanced diet is the best way to help your hair grow, but, supplements are great to make sure it gets all the nutrients, vitamins, minerals, and fatty acids it needs, fast.
This is especially the case now days compared to 10-20 years ago. The food manufacturing industry is so extremely optimised for efficiency (cost-effectiveness) that they grow food with the absolute minimum amount of nutrients required. Which means you have to eat 5-10 times more just to meet the daily requirements for essential nutrients.
A lot of hair loss is actually due to our bodies being starved of nutrients. Because the calories we eat are empty, they do little more than add girth to our waistline...
So supplements are particularly useful when it comes to restoring hair loss related to hormone imbalances and nutritional deficiencies.
Here are the top six vitamins and supplements to support healthy hair growth and help you get thicker hair in a month.
Also known as B4 or Vitamin H, Biotin helps break down protein and is essential for hair and nail growth.
Biotin is mostly found in meat, so if you're a vego, you may want to get yourself a supplement.
2. Vitamin C
This is super high in antioxidants which help fight free radicals which damage your hair.
Vitamin C also helps with collagen production and iron absorption, which is again handy for vegos.
3. Vitamin D
Sun is the best source of vitamin D, but because UV rays can also be harmful to your hair, it can be better to go the supplement route.
Vitamin D helps to promote healthy hair follicle growth keeping your locks strong.
Shout out to my fellow iron-deficient darlings. We know the toll this takes on our hair.
In fact, hair loss is one of the most significant symptoms of anaemia. This is because iron boosts circulation and carries oxygen to the roots which helps your hair grow faster and longer.
Take an iron supplement with ground black pepper or vitamin C to help your body absorb the iron. Additionally, add a squeeze of lemon to any iron-rich foods you eat at mealtimes (like green kale, cacao, etc.) for that added benefit.
Zinc deficiency leads to hair loss, dandruff and slow hair growth, so adequate zinc intake is vital to getting thicker hair in a month.
A single strand of hair is made up of protein fibre, which is why your protein intake is essential.
If you aren't consuming enough protein, your body will allocate it to the most important places first, and this does not include your hair.
Protein powders and supplements are great to boost your protein intake to ensure your locks are getting their share.
But remember, not all protein is created equal. A pea or rice protein powder will give you all the benefits that you want from protein powder to help your hair grow but without all Casein (a protein found in meat and dairy that has been strongly linked to cancer development) and cow estrogen hormones (found in dairy in huge quantities) that wreak havoc on your hair gains.
The Thick Halo in Col. Light + Medium Brown #4/6.
8. Wash less to get thicker hair in a month
Hair washing schedules are essential and very difficult to get right.
As you know, they very rarely line up with your plans, tragedy.
Anyway, striking the right balance when washing your locks is vital to getting thicker hair in a month.
Over-washing your hair is one of the biggest mistakes you can make when trying to thicken it up.
But, the same can be said for under washing.
Shampooing is vital to scalp health, but shampooing too frequently can also decrease your hairs natural oils.
If you have thin hair, you should wash your hair no more than every second day.
If you have thicker locks, three to two times a week is enough.
If you find you're experiencing excessive oil build up on the other days, make sure to give your hair a throughout brush to distribute the oil.
The kinds of products you're using to wash your hair are also important.
Try to avoid anything with a lot of chemicals, as this again, strips your hair of its natural oil and can also cause scalp irritation, which both affect your hair growth.
For an extra volume boost, massage your scalp for a few minutes with each wash.
This helps promote circulation for healthy hair growth as well as detangling your locks.
@mariathattil wears the Thick Halo in Col. Light + Medium Brown #4/6