Hair hacks and products that will ACTUALLY make your hair thicker

Fine haired girls know the struggle

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Whether you were born with super fine hair or destroyed your own by bleaching the F outta it, you'll know that not a day goes by that you don't long for full and thick tresses. We personally blame Disney princesses for giving us unrealistic hair goals, but whatever the cause - we just want thicker hair, and we want it NOW.

And although persuading your scalp to actually GROW MORE HAIR is tricky - there are some things you can do to get yours looking and feeling thicker, without sticking in a load of extensions.

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Make friends with mousse

Hair mousse is a thin-haired girl's best friend. The air-whipped texture adds oomph to your tresses, boosting hair from the root and holding it in place all day. Spray a golf ball sized amount into your hair when wet and brush through to stop any crunchy texture forming.

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Fudge Big Hair Bodyfying Style Whip Mousse, £11.95

Get a haircut

You might be dreaming of super long Rapunzel style hair, but the truth it - fine hair looks best when it's shorter. The longer your hair, the heavier and more weighted down it becomes - making your hair look thinner. Go for a choppy, blunt cut to make your ends look fresh and thick.

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Go sulphate free

Look for shampoo and conditioners with added vitamins E and B5, zinc, iron, and copper which increase keratin production, and stimulate hair growth. And avoid sulphate (the ingredient that makes shampoo lather) as it can dry out hair.

L'Oréal Paris Hair Expertise EverStrong Shampoo, £5.99 Pureology Hydrate Conditioner £17.00, Redken Curvaceous Cream Shampoo £13.65

Take supplements

Hair, skin and nails tablets do really work, so you might wanna invest in some to stimulate that hair growth. They won't heal damaged and broken hair - nothing will, sorreh that needs cutting off babes - but they will strengthen your hair's shaft, and over time will help you grow some more.

Vitabiotics Perfectil Multivitamins Tablets x 30 are a good affordable option. (£6.49, Superdrug)

Hair powders and dry shampoo add instant volume

If your hair is laying flat and looking thin, then dry shampoo or volumising hair powder really do add major oomph to your hair. Spray into the roots, massage with your fingertips and watch your hair magically double in size.

Batiste Dry Shampoo Heavenly Volume (£3.99, Superdrug)

Stimulate hair growth with head massages

We're not suggesting you go and book yourself in for some swanky head and neck massage - but spending an extra two minutes really massaging your shampoo in the shower stimulates blood flow to your scalp, making your hair grow faster and thicker. True story.

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Contour with colour

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Sounds a bit mad but contouring with hair colour is a big ol' thing right now. Adding lighter highlights around the front of your face and the very top layers helps to add depth and dimension to your hair - making it appear fuller and thicker.

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Shop in the mens aisle

Mens haircare often has looooads of added ingredients to stimulate hair growth and avoid balding. If you can't find the perfect shampoo and conditioner combo, have a look through the mens range. (Or nick your Dad's)

Try a root boosting spray

There are loads of especially formulated thickening sprays to boost your hair from the roots and make it appear thicker, without adding loads of powder or mousse. We like NANOGEN Root Boost Hair Thickening Spray, £9.95 for a lightweight feel.

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