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Wanna Know a Secret? 7 Ways to Make Your Hair Look Fuller and Longer in a Jiffy ...

By Eliza

We all want a lush, full head of hair. Or at least the illusion of one. Are you with me? Sadly, I have pretty fine hair so if I don’t do things just right, I end up with a flat, boring look that I hate. In the same boat? Fortunately, there are several things you can do to make your hair fuller and longer in very little time. Here they are.

1 Get Bangs

Get BangsPulling some of the hair on the top of your head forward, and cutting in some bangs is a fast way to make your hair look thicker. For some reason, this gives the illusion of thicker strands. You probably want to have a stylist do this for you so you can get the bangs the perfect length. While you’re at it, have the hair underneath the bangs dyed slightly darker, which increases the appearance of volume as well.

2 Get Layers

Get LayersThis is how I combat thin hair. I always have several lengths of layers cut in to make things look lusher than they are. This is a quick and easy way to make your hair appear fuller. All it takes is a quick trip to your stylist and you’re good to go. What’s holding you back?

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3 Get Highlights

Get HighlightsHighlights don’t take that long to have done and they really give your hair lots of dimension. They work by adding color variations throughout your strands, which makes your overall head of hair look richer and thicker. Experts suggest choosing a color that is pretty close to your original for the best results.

4 Get the Right Products

Get the Right ProductsTo keep up your fuller look, you’ll want to pick up styling products that are designed for fine, thin hair. You can find shampoo, conditioner, mousse and hair masks all over the place that will combat the issue. You might also consider talking to your stylist for brands and specific items that would work for you. Combine your products with the other methods on this list and you’ll be fuller in no time.

5 Do a Big up do

Do a Big up doGot a big event coming up? Or you just want a volumized look for a day of fun? A big up do is the answer here. Try a twist or chignon with the hair on top of your head teased and you give off the look that you have thicker hair than you do. This is easy and fun so give it a try!

6 Make It Wave

Make It WaveStick straight hair always looks thinner than curly or wavy hair. That’s one of the reasons why I have learned to embrace my curls. Expert hairstylists say that adding a bit of wave or curl to your locks will give them life and volume, even if it only lasts until you wash your hair. Hot rollers or a large barrel curling iron are the tools you need to create this look. It’s easy!

7 Take Care of the Ends

Take Care of the EndsIt’s hard to imagine how you’ll get your hair to look longer and better if you cut it, but taking care of the ends of your strands is vital to keeping things look full and healthy. Use a hair mask now and then to pump the ends of your strands with moisture and nutrients. Make sure you get them trimmed regularly too.

How do you make your hair look fuller? Did you find a new technique here that you’re dying to try?

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