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Unless you’re one of those people who are blessed with naturally thick hair, there’s probably been times when you wished your hair looked thicker. Obviously there are a few old wives’ tales about how to improve the thickeness of your hair (just FYI, having it cut doesn’t actually make a difference…) but there are ways to improve the appearance of your hair to create the illusion of thickness and we thought we’d take a look at a few of them.

Keep it Clean

Keeping your hair super clean will really help to improve the look of your hair, as hair which is weighed down with sebum and pollution will automatically look lank and much thinner than it is. We suggest a shampoo like Dermalogica Shine Therapy Shampoo, which will clarify the hair and wash away excess oil, leaving your hair looking thicker and bouncier.

Don’t Weight it Down

Using conditioner is essential for keeping hair in tip-top condition, but using the wrong one can weigh the hair down, leaving it looking flat and thin. Using Dermalogica Silk Finish Conditioner will allow you to add moisture back to your hair without weighing it down and will leave your hair soft and in great condition.

Keep it Trimmed

Although getting your hair cut won’t actually make it thicker (you have a limited amount of hair-growing follicles on your head and not much will ever change that), getting your hair cut can make it appear thicker. Over time, hair ends spilt and wear away, leaving the bottoms if your hair looking slightly ratty. Getting it trimmed (to shoulder length for optimum results) will make is LOOK thicker and is a great excuse for a bit of pampering.

Tease it

Back-combing may seem like something confined to the “things your Mum used to do” box, but using a fine-toothed comb to tease your roots will add lift and volume, giving you an appearance of thickness without the need for products or any other sort of witchcraft!

Get Highlights

Hair which is all one colour can lack body and movement because it doesn’t have any textire or definition. Having some highlights, even if they’re only one shade lighter than your natural hair colour will add volume and body to your hair and will make it look nicely thick.