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How to Make Thin Hair Look Thick

How to Make Thin Hair Look Thick

From brows to booties, everybody wants it thick! And for us thin haired girls, our manes are no exception. If it feels like you've tried every volumising mousse on the market, and you still aren't seeing hair gains, try a page from our playbook and learn how to make thin hair look thicker.

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Sitting Pretty Halo Hair Extensions

But, of course! Because halo hair extensions are specially designed for thin hair, they're the fastest route to thick, luscious locks. Unlike other extensions that are meant to add length, Halos are volume first, length second. That means fine manes get a much more natural, thickening effect.

Even better? Halo hair extensions won't damage your already-delicate strands because they contain no clips, glues, or complex installations. Similarly, for those wondering how to grow thin hair thicker, Halos are a perfect tool to give you thicker-looking hair while you let your natural hair thrive on its growth journey.

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Volumising Shampoo

If you've ever wondered how to make thin hair look thicker, I know you've lingered a little longer around volumising products than most. Volumising shampoo is great for making thin hair look thick because its formula is designed to amplify volume without weighing hair down. They'll often include oil-controlling ingredient compounds to combat any sebum overproduction that so often makes hair look limp and dull.

So, what's the difference between volumising and thickening shampoos? A thickening shampoo uses polymers to give the illusion of thicker strands. Some may include ingredients that promote or stimulate growth for those interested in how to grow thin hair thicker too.

But while thickening shampoos *do* give thin hair the thick hair experience, those polymers that coat your strands–and give the plumping look–wash off in the shower. And over time, thickening shampoos can create buildup making thin hair look even limper (and thinner). For that reason, we find volumising shampoos a better route for how to make thin hair look thick because they give a more noticeable effect to hair and are kinder to scalps.

AVEDA, Pure Abundance Volumizing Shampoo sold HERE; Virtue, Full Shampoo sold HERE; Briogeo, Ginseng + Biotin Volumizing Shampoo sold HEREL'Oréal Professionnel, Salicylic Acid Volumetry Shampoo sold HERE.

the best volumizing shampoos to make thin hair look thick suggested by sitting pretty halo hair extensions

Volumising Powders

Fact: fine haired girls have at least three bottles of dry shampoo in their bathrooms at all times. Not only do we love these powder heroes for their oil-absorbency, but they give amazing volume too. So… you'll be happy to know you can get the same bit of wash-day avoidance with an even bigger focus on volume. Enter: volumising powder.

These brilliant little bottles create noticeable lift, texture, and volume when tapped at the root, making even the finest of hair look thick to the touch. We've tried a few, and keep coming back to these stars:

UNITE, ExpandaDust sold HERE; IGK, 30,000 Feet Volume Powder Spray sold HERE; Kevin Murphy, POWDER.PUFF Texturizing Powder sold HERE; Frank Body, Dry Clean Volume Powder sold HERE.

volumising powders are helpful in the search for how to make thin hair look thick

Washing Your Hair The Right Way

What you're washing with is almost as important as how you're washing your hair. And yes, there's a proper way that's a little more than just lather, rinse, repeat. While using your lightweight, volumising shampoo that we suggested, change up your routine with a salon-quality clarifying shampoo to eliminate any buildup that may be contributing to limp-looking locks.

You should also be shampooing less! Shampooing too frequently can create product buildup on your scalp which can cause your hair to not only look thinner, but also to fall out more easily.

As far as conditioner goes: avoid getting it in your roots and focus application on the ends. Conditioner is meant to moisturize, seal, and well, condition your hair so even if its labelled as a volumising conditioner, it's best to keep at least a couple inches away from your scalp.

Read Next: The New Routine: How to Clean Scalp Buildup


Blow Drying With a Round Brush

One of the oldest tricks of the trade in how to make thin hair look thicker is a classic round brush blow dry. The slightly more coordinated sister of the upside-down blow dry, a round brush style gives amazing dimension and thickness to hair.

When blow drying, leave your round brushing to the very end. Blow dry your hair upside down using the rough-dry method. Use your hand throughout your roots by raking and lifting hair while your head is upside down. While called rough drying, you should still be gentle in how you toss your hair around.

Once hair is about 70% dry, flip back over and begin your round brushing. We love managing the front and top pieces first, then finishing with round brushing your ends for added flippy fullness. Tip: be gentle and careful not to pull too hard as this will cause your hair to sit flatter!

Highlights

We hate to say it, but having a bit of dryness (ahem, damage) to hair is an easy way to get thicker-looking locks because of the texture-effect. We don't suggest going out and bleaching your hair for the sake of making thin hair look thicker, BUT professionally done highlights are kinda that!

Not only will processed hair be a LITTLE more textured even with the best of dye-jobs, but highlights will add a thickening illusion because of their dimension. Go for balayage and ends will look extra thick or do an all over highlight/lowlight mix for luscious dimension with every sway.

Read Next: 12 Hairstyles To Transform Thin Hair


Thickening Haircuts

haircuts to help make thin hair look thicker


Give thin hair the illusion of thick hair with the right haircut! Two perf options are blunt cuts and an edgy, multi-layer do like a wolf cut. With blunts cuts, these are great for those with search histories full of how to make thin long hair look thicker, as they make ends look denser than they are. This strategic haircut draws the attention away from a frayed or generally fine end and makes hair look healthy too!

Alternatively, a super edgy, flowing layers haircut gives thin hair a lot more body to work with. If you love wearing a halo everyday (wow, same??) then layers are always better to get volume and length! If you have very thin hair, a blunt cut is likely better, but most fine hair'd gals have more than enough hair to get the benefits out of layering.

Read Next: Halo Hair Extensions: Short Hair To Long Hair In Seconds
 

Vitamins and Supplements

Focusing on nourishment from the inside out is how to grow thin hair thicker. A good diet is a great start–less processed foods and sugars, more protein and healthy fats–but sometimes our bodies are working on more than just dinner.

From stress to hormone imbalances, female pattern hair thinning can be caused by what's going on just below the surface. While we can say stress less, it's easier said than done! For both of these, we suggest talking to your doctor or naturopath if you suspect stress is getting to your body or if your hormones seem a bit off (very common with age!)


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If you already have an active Klarna account:

1. You choose your Halo Hair Extension on our website as you normally would.

2. Add your Halo to your shopping cart. If you need help choosing your colour you can use our free colour matching service!

3. During checkout just select Klarna as your preferred payment option. You'll be redirected to Klarna.com or the app to confirm your order. That's it!

If it's your first time using Klarna:

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2. Add your Halo to your cart.
3. Select AfterPay as your preferred payment option during checkout.
4. Approval happens there and then!

If it's your first time using AfterPay, the first instalment will be automatically charged to the card you provide at checkout. And then again in fortnightly cycles after that.

Our website will calculate your fortnightly payments just below the 'add to cart' button.

When your order is confirmed, there's nothing left to do but wait for your Halo to arrive!

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Buying Halo Hair Extensions With ZipPay

Do you want to buy your Halo Hair Extensions with Zip (ZipPay)?

NOTE: Currently only available to Australian customers.

Thick, long, luscious hair just got easier. With ZipPay you can buy your halo hair extensions with 4 easy bi-weekly instalments. This way you can have dream hair now, and pay for it later.

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Zip is an Australian company founded in 2014, servicing over 14 international markets. They provide consumers with access to transparent, flexible and interest free credit.

Here's what we'll cover on this page:

Can I use ZipPay to buy halo hair extensions and pay it off over time?How do I buy halo extensions with ZipPay?Am I eligible to use ZipPay to buy my halo extensions?How do I set up a ZipPay account?Can I use ZipPay to buy my halo hair extensions and pay it off over time?

Yes you can!

You can use ZipPay to purchase your Sitting Pretty Halo Extensions, and then pay it off in 4 even, bi-weekly instalments, 100% interest free!

No fees at all (providing you meet your repayments). The cost of using ZipPay is covered by the merchant - that's us!

When you use Zip to buy your halo hair extensions you essentially pay the purchase off like a payment plan, but we will ship your item right away.

How do I buy my Halo Hair Extensions with ZipPay?

It's really easy.

If you already have an active Zip account:

Youchoose your Halo Hair Extensionon our website as you normally would.Add your selected Halo to your shopping cart. If you need help choosing your colour you can use our free colour matching service!In the checkout just selectZipas your preferred payment option. You'll be redirected to Zip.co to confirm your order. It's as easy as that!

If it's your first time using Zip:

Go to Zip.co to set up your account- it's quick and easy!Add your halo extensions to your basket.Choose ZipPay at checkout. You'll be redirected to the Zip.co website to confirm the order. Simple!

Your first 1-in-4 payments will be automatically deducted by ZipPay when we ship your order.

And the last 3 instalments will automatically be charged to the card you provide in fortnightly cycles after that.

For your convenience, our website will calculate your fortnightly payments just below the 'add to cart' button. That way you're well aware of what the repayments will look like.

And, when your order is confirmed, sit back and relax while we ship you your order.

Am I eligible to pay with ZipPay?

Most likely.

To use ZipPay you need to:

Be 18 years or over.Be an Australian citizen or resident.Have a verifiable PayPal or bank account in your own name.Have a good credit history.Have a verifiable email address and mobile number.Be careful, even though ZipPay is interest-free, a late payment will subject you to a fee (charged by Zip, not us).

We offer Zip for all Halo Extensions to help you get your Halo now, and pay later.

How can I set up a new Zip account?

The process is quick and easy!

When you make your purchase, just choose 'Zip' as your payment method.

You'll be redirected to the Zip.co website where you can set up your account before confirming your order.

And if you have any questions we're more than happy to help.

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