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Hair Care | Thin Hair

Is it Possible to Make Thin hair thicker?

Is your hair getting thinner and thinner? The reason does not necessarily have to be genetic; too much styling can also make your hair thinner, for example. We get to the bottom of why your hair is looking thinner and tell you how you can get your mane back to its voluminous self in no time.


Has your hair become thinner and thinner over the past weeks and months – and are you wondering if this is normal? Hair loss is normal in itself; we lose between 50 and 100 strands of hair per day on average. If you have to remove whole tufts of hair after brushing, however, you should find out why. Sometimes an illness can be the reason, but often it is worth taking a closer look at your personal styling and grooming routine. Find out which habits can promote hair loss and how you can make your thin hair appear thicker again.

Here are some of the main reasons for hair loss

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  •       Using too high a temperature to style hair
  •       Tying ponytails too tightly
  •       Using too many styling products
  •       Using deep cleansing products too often




These reasons are explained in more detail in our article about the causes of hair loss.

Tips for more voluminous locks

If you have hair loss, you should use special products that stimulate your scalp and encourage hair growth. Scalp massages also help to bring life back to tired roots. What else can you do to make your thin hair look thicker and more voluminous? Here are some examples:


Rinse hair with cold water

…after you’ve finished shampooing. This ensures that all the suds are completely removed and that your hair is not unnecessarily weighed down. In addition, the cold water stimulates blood circulation in your scalp, which in turn promotes healthy hair growth.

Use dry shampoo

Dry shampoo is a lifesaver when your hair isn’t looking so fresh, but you don’t have time to wash it. It also helps to create more volume. Spray the dry shampoo directly onto your roots and massage into your hair. Brush out the residue if need be.


Blow-dry your hair over a round brush.

This volume-creating tip is familiar to every hairdresser. But with a little practice, you’ll soon be able to dry your hair relatively easily yourself with a round brush after you’ve washed it. Tip: It’s even easier with a rotating round brush.


Use a volumizing mousse

Styling products that create more body – such as a volumizing mousse – are great for making thin hair thicker. After washing your hair, massage in a portion of mousse the size of a hazelnut. Then blow-dry your locks with a round brush or over a diffuser attachment.


Dye your hair

Dyeing your hair can make weak hair look stronger and fuller. In case of acute hair loss, discuss in advance with a hairdresser whether dyeing your hair is the right decision.

If you want to dye your own hair at home, do not wash it immediately before the color treatment. This is healthier for your scalp since it’s better protected and means it will be less stressed by the dye. Tip: Use care products for color-treated hair afterwards.