We know exactly how to make fine hair thick thick THICK, fast.
1. L’Oreal Paris Elvive Fibrology
The formula in this range boasts a new molecule that penetrates inside the hair, expanding strands from within. Consider it your in-shower solution for lasting thickness as well as volume. The Thickness Booster is the most potent product in the line-up, so stockpile this alongside the shampoo and conditioner.
2. John Frieda Luxurious Volume Blow-Dry Lotion Root Booster
Fine hair usually comes with flat roots, especially if they tend to be on the oily side. I always use a root-boosting product when blow-drying and angle my hairdryer at the side, moving the hair in a back and forth direction. The light liquid spray by John Frieda spray helps lift the roots and give the hair a fuller shape that holds. Unlike others it’s not at all sticky or drying.
3. Tigi Bed Head Superstar Queen for a Day Thickening Spray
This heat-activated blow-dry spray is well celebrated for granting huge hair that lasts all day – just ask Victoria Beckham, who has Tweeted multiple pics of the purple packaging when getting her hair coiffed for photo shoots. Spritz it all over for swishy volume, stickiness not included.
4. TRESemme 24 Hour Body Sky High Plump Powder
When you need fuller, thicker hair in an instant, a plumping powder is a kinder alternative to backcombing which can break your strands. TRESemme’s bargain offering is as good as – if not better than – the luxury versions, and can actually be brushed out, unlike most. Sprinkle it in then massage the roots to make your hair double in depth. Reactivate with the same ruffling technique throughout the day to keep it bigged up.
5. Viviscal supplements
Going with an inside-out approach, a supplement like Viviscal can help stop or slow the shedding of strands caused by anything from stress to pregnancy, over-styling, ageing or poor nutrition. A favourite in the Cosmo offices, the pills fuse Zinc and Biotin with their marine protein complex, AminoMar C to support all stages of the hair’s growth cycle, taking your hair from thin and lifeless to thick and lustre.