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How to Get Thicker Hair (And What Does It Mean?)

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Thick hair is the stuff of legends. It's something that people covet, and it's something that gets you noticed. But what does it mean to have thick hair? And how can you achieve this near-mythical status?

What does it mean to have thick hair?

While it’s easy to confuse density and thickness, they are different. Density refers to how many strands of hair are packed together in a given area. Thickness refers to how wide each strand is, on average.

High density of hair and number of hair follicles is considered "thick hair" (not to be mistaken for coarse hair). It refers to the overall fullness of your head of hair. 

How do I know if I have thick hair?

Here are some signs that you may have thick hair:

  • Your hair can cover your entire scalp when wet

  • Your hair has a lot of volume when dry

  • Thick hair doesn’t tangle as easily as thin hair does

  • Your hair feels heavy when it’s wet or dry


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5 ways to get thicker hair

There are ways to get thicker hair naturally and methods to create the appearance of a thicker mane. Let's check them out.

1. Shampoo properly

Focus on shampooing your scalp thoroughly. It helps remove dead skin cells, sebum and other impurities that can build up there.

2. Let the blood flow

Blood flow to the scalp is essential for hair growth. Try massaging the scalp with a warm towel before showering or bathing to encourage circulation.

3. Use volumising hair products

These are designed to add body and bounce to your locks. They often include keratin to thicken fine strands, making them appear fuller and thicker than they actually are.

4. Brush from ends to roots

If you're trying to grow out thinning ends and want to add some length, use a wide-tooth comb and brush through from the ends up with the grain of your hair.

5. Can't go wrong with a proper cut

The right cut will help you get more volume and make your hair look thicker. Choose a cut that suits your face shape.

6. Soft water is your ally

Soft water? It means that the minerals in your water are less concentrated than those in hard water. Hard water can dry out your hair as it strips away natural oils, making it feel dry and brittle – not ideal for healthy hair growth.

How to get your hair thicker is a journey – one that we're here for!

Do you want thicker hair? Start with our quiz to help you choose the most suitable hair products and start thickening!