How to Make Thinning Hair Look Fuller

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For those born with fine baby hair that just never bulked up, or for those guys who've reached that point when their hair is starting to lose its heft, thin and thinning hair can be a real pain to style! However, just a few adjustments to your grooming routine can take thin, limp hair to thick, full locks. Here are a few tips that will seriously boost your hair game.

Skip the Conditioner

Keep your hair clean- greasy hair looks thin and stringy. Use a shampoo that's designed for thin hair but keep the conditioner to a minimum. Conditioner makes your hair feel and look smooth which in theory sounds like a great thing. However, the result is often flat, limp locks that make your hair look less full and voluminous. 

Cut it Short

The right haircut can make all the difference. Keep your hair on the shorter side. Longer styles weigh down your hair and don't hide anything. And, please, don't even think about a combover!

Keep it Messy

Using a comb or brush only makes thinning hair look thinner and flatter. Use your fingers to style your hair and keep it on the messy side: more texture means fuller, thicker looking hair.

Blow it Out

Using a hair dryer will give your hair the appearance of fullness. After getting out of the shower, gently towel dry your hair, then hit it with the hair dryer on a warm setting (not too hot). Your wind blown hair will look fuller than if you just let it air dry.

Use Volumizing Powder

Dry shampoo, texture powder, and hair powder will boost volume and make the shafts of your hair look thicker. Use a dry, powder type like Alder New York's 11.90-B1 Texture Powder - spray powders often have chemicals that leave a sticky residue.   

Keep it Light

The products you use to style your hair make a big difference when it comes to thin and thinning hair. Avoid heavy gels, waxes, and styling pastes. Light-weight mousses, sprays, and whipped styling products will keep your hair in place without weighing down your locks. The result is thicker looking, fuller hair.

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