How To Fake Fuller Hair

It’s easier than you think

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Tanya Muzaffar

Let’s get real; gorgeous hair is truly the luck of the draw. Your genetics dictate the texture of your hair, and if you didn’t win that lottery, there is really only so much you can do. While you cannot thicken each and every strand, we have compiled a list of our favorite tips and tricks to help you make the most of what you’ve got.

Layer Right

Speak to your stylist before your next haircut about strategically layering your tresses. What you are typically looking for is a good balance that keeps your hair heavy at the bottom and light at the top. Keeping the ends blunt gives the illusion of fuller hair.

Dry Shampoo

This highly misunderstood product is generally a work of brilliance. Spray it directly onto the roots of your hair and run a brush through to disperse the product. This creates a grit-like feel and boosts volume into the base of the hair making them appear fuller.

Blow Up

The next time you style your hair, try this: flip your hair upside down and dry your hair in that direction. This will inject volume into the roots, building tons of ‘oomph’ on the crown.

Twirl Through

You can also use a barrel-curling wand to create strategic waves through out your hair to give the illusion of more. Just be wary of the section you select; that is, if you are curling your first section clockwise, make sure you curl the next one anticlockwise. This way, the sections won’t combine and you will give the illusion of more.

Roll Out

Going heatless? Not a problem! Roll your hair up in medium-sized Velcro rollers and leave them in overnight. Once you open them in the morning, spritz lightly with hairspray to make them last. Just be certain to find a comfortable position to sleep in!

Tease Away

When all else fails, you can tease your hair to newer heights. Simply run your comb from mid-shaft to the root, and spray to lock in it. You can smooth over the top section to make it look a little more polished.