17 Hairstyles To Make Your Hair Look Thicker
I decided to update my toolkit for how to give my hair that extra volume that to see if there was anything I was missing. After a bunch of Googling, Pinterest searching, and some Instagram filtering, I have created this list of tips to instantly make your hair look thicker. Remember, these are short term solutions that will give you an instant increase in volume. I have written a separate article about how to get long and healthy hair that takes time, patience, some genetics, and lots of vitamins and healthy foods. In this article, I cover everything from the bun and braid that gives instant volume, to how to make a thicker ponytail, to some products like dry shampoo and a volumizing hair iron that you can add to your arsenal of hair-thickening tricks.
How to make hair look thicker instantly and tips for thicker hair including products, ponytails, buns, and updo’s. Step by Step hair thickening tutorials.
1. Textured Double Pony
This is another way to do the double pony that we talked about earlier. Again, she uses the technique of adding some texture before putting the ponytail together. This helps a ton and will do wonders for making your hair look thicker immediately. I think the trick to a double pony is making sure you can’t see the pony underneath that props up the visible pony.
2. Add Volume And Thickness – Lace Braid Hairstyle Tutorial
If you have thin or medium thickness hair, then you need to use the braid as much as possible. There are some braids that will still not get you the volumizing look you are going after but the lace braid words great for providing the illlusion of volume. It does this by connecting to longer strands that sit on your scalp in a way that creates a sort of wave look above the braid, which provides texture that essentially translates to looking like volume.
3. How To: Pull-Through Braid | Easy Braid Hairstyle
We have been getting so many requests on how to do a regular pull-through braid. Although we’ve showed how to do this technique in another video tutorial, many of you wonder how to do it in the back of your head instead of on the side.
4. Perfect Thicker Ponytail – Quick and Easy Ponytail Tutorial
I think every woman needs to know how to hack the ponytail so that you get an added boost of volume. This Beauty Department tutorial gives away my favorite secret for making a pony that will bounce with every step and makes my hair look so much thicker than it actually is. To really make this or any ponytail pop, you can add extensions (mentioned above), or you can add some texture first with curls or waves. That has a doubling effect on the pony and is one of my favorite looks to rock on the weekend.
5. Hair Volume How-To: Sexy, Messy Ponytail
If the more traditional ponytail isn’t your style but you still want the ease and volume that a pony provides, then I suggest you give this cosmo tutorial a shot. They call it the sexy, messy pony but I call it the lazy girl pony strategy. You are basically going to do tease your hair into different sections, and do two crisscross ‘braids’ that will build on each other and will make it look like there is a ton of ‘messy’ hair but it all stays together with the help of some strategically placed bobby pins. This look is great for rocking a casual look but also goes well with a slim and sleek dress. I like to rock the messy pony with smokey eye makeup.
7. Hair Tutorial For Thicker Looking Hair: Messy Crossover Pony
If you are down to use a little product to add to your texture and volume, then this is another amazing ponytail trick that I have been using for years. Truelane does a great job of showing exactly how to pull it off every time. This pony is great for helping women with thin hair make their hair look thicker instantly. It’s great because you don’t have to rely on braids to stay together and instead you use product and a hair tie.
8. Messy Pony For Texture and Voluminous Hair
As you probably noticed, I am obsessed with pony tails because they are my go-to for having my hair look thicker. I don’t have a lot of volume naturally so I go to the pony regularly to get that voluminous look that I have always wanted naturally. This particular ponytail tutorial is great for short hair that you want to make look longer and thicker.
9. The Post Workout Pony – Thicker Hair Instantly
The post workout pony is one that we all know about. Ok, I am disgusting after a workout. I sweat like crazy and my hair gets absolutely oily and gross. The only way for me to deal with it is with a pony. Also, it keeps the hair out of my face to prevent breakouts. Here’s the secret; you can use this post workout pony even if you haven’t gone to the gym. This technique makes your hair look much thicker and if you add some texture with curls or waves, it looks amazing. I highly recommend for anyone with highlights or a balayage.
10. Messy Side Ponytail
11. Messy Ponytail Braid
12. Tuesday Tutorial: The Textured Pony
13. Hair Tutorial: Knotted Sock No Heat Curl
14. The Double Dutch Up-Do Perfect for Brides, Bridesmaids, and Wedding Guests
15. A New Twist
16. Messy Knotted Low Pony
17. Twisted Crown Braid Tutorial
I hope these tutorials for making your hair look thicker help. Remember, these are great short term solutions that will give you that needed volume for the night out. But to get that long term thicker hair, you need to use a combination of better care and treatment as well as better nutrition and vitamins for your health. Your overall health will help increase the thickness and health of your hair. Be sure to pin some of these for future use when you need to add some volume to your hairstyle.
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