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The 5 Best Hair-Thickening Products You Need

Weren’t blessed with thick, voluminous hair which stays in place all day?

Newsflash! Nobody is, they just use an amazing assortment of products on a weekly basis. Put away those styling tools, and try out a few of these must-have products if you want bigger hair overnight.

RELATED: 5 Essential Haircare Products Every Woman Needs

Dry shampoo

Rather than using that same old bottle of baby powder (which probably turns your hair white), use a 2-in1 dry shampoo instead.

The lightweight formula thickens any hair type without weighing it down, and won’t make your hair feel too dry or greasy.

Best Hair Thickening Products

Bumble and Bumble Pret-a-Powder, $35

Shampoo

Give your hair a volume boost from the very beginning with a lifting shampoo. Massage for 3-5 minutes directly into your scalp, then rinse with lukewarm water for best results.

Best Hair Thickening Products

American Crew Hair Recovery + Thickening Shampoo, $23.95

Spray

After hair is washed and dried, use a root lifting spray to create the illusion of thicker hair. Part hair in small sections, then spray and comb upwards giving ultimate volume and shine.

Best Hair Thickening Products

Living Proof Full Root Lifting Spray, $36

Cream

A thickening cream is one of the best products to invest in for flat, lifeless hair.

It can be layered to achieve a thick, voluminous look, or simply dabbed onto the ends for body and bounce.

Best Hair Thickening Products

Tigi Bed Head Small Talk, $32.95

Serum

Finally, one of the most important products for thicker-looking hair, a serum. Many women apply too much, which can make hair look and feel greasy to the touch.

Use just a pea-sized amount and work into your roots, or alternatively, smooth the product into damp ends.

Best Hair Thickening Products

Bumble and Bumble Thickening Serum, $36

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March 19, 2015

Simple Ways To Hide Bald Patches

Whether you’re suffering from alopecia or even losing some of your hair post-pregnancy, finding bald patches is a very confronting issue that many women deal with.

Rather than covering your hair with numerous hats or beanies, we have a few handy hairstyles which will allow you to disguise those patches.

RELATED: Volume Boosting Tips For Thin Hair

Low ponytail

To conceal any bald patches on the bottom half of your head, try a simple ponytail. Use a mirror at the front and back to see what you’re doing, and carefully comb hair until the patches are concealed. You might want to use a hair gel to keep the strands in place, and avoid them moving due to wind or even rain.

Simple Ways To Hide Bald Patches

Side braid

If you want to cover up thin, hair or bald patches, then a side braid is ideal. Rather than keeping your hair looking super-slicked back, go for a messy look which makes it look thicker. Use a volumising hair mousse and scrunch up hair from root to tip, before fastening the braid with a clear elastic.

Simple Ways To Hide Bald Patches

Tight bun

Hide any bald patches by using a sock-bun in the centre of your head. Not only is the most common place where women suffer from bald patches, but it’s also quite simple to disguise. Wrap thick strands of hair around the bun, then hold it all in place with a few bobby pins.

Simple Ways To Hide Bald Patches

Cut a fringe

A side or even front fringe is another fantastic way to conceal any bald patches. Cut a wispy fringe which isn’t too thick since it can sometimes draw attention to the wrong strands of hair.

Simple Ways To Hide Bald Patches

Hair powder

Coloured hair powder is perfect for concealing tiny bald patches without the use of costly extensions or hair pieces. They blend in beautifully with the natural colour of your hair, and don’t create irritation or leave behind any visible residue on the scalp.

Extensions

A popular way to conceal any patches of baldness is by using extensions. If you have a special event coming up, and want to create the illusion of thicker hair, then use clip-ins. They are super easy to blend into the hairline, and look flawless when styled in an updo or braided look.

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February 12, 2015

5 Stylish Haircuts For Thin Hair

Whether you’re losing some of your hair, or simply require a complete makeover for the new year, then our guide is a must-have.

You will learn to love your thin hair with these flattering hairstyles which are perfect for all faces, and are also really easy to maintain. All you need is a good set of curling irons, a few layers, and a bunch of dry shampoo!

Curls

Try to give your hair some body and bounce by incorporating a few curls. Even if hair is completely straight, create some much-needed texture with a curling wand, sea salt spray, and even leaving hair in a braid overnight. A side part keeps the entire hairstyle looking modern and fresh, whilst creating the illusion of thicker hair.

5 Stylish Haircuts For Thin Hair

Blunt ends

If you feel like your is thinning out, choose a short bob with a blunt cut. A hairstyle like this frames the face, and takes the focus away from thin ends. Use a dry shampoo on clean hair to create some volume around the crown and through your bangs.

5 Stylish Haircuts For Thin Hair

Long bob

Inspired by one of our favourite socialites, Olivia Palermo, the long bob ‘lob’ is ideal for women who want to flirt with the idea of a shorter hairstyle. Wispy layers make the hair appear thick and full, especially when combined with a subtle side fringe.

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Highlights

Add a few stylish highlights to thin hair which will contour your face. Work with your hairdresser to create the illusion of light and depth in long hair without going in for the chop! It’s all about tricking the eye, and chiseling the face through the use of strategic layers.

5 Stylish Haircuts For Thin Hair

Pixie

A super-short hairstyle which is layered from top to bottom is another great alternative for thin hair. Pair with a wispy front fringe and this look perfect for any occasion!

5 Stylish Haircuts For Thin Hair

What are some of your favourite hairstyles for thin hair?

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January 21, 2015

Tips and Tricks For Thinning Hair

Whether your hair is going through a shedding cycle, or is starting to thin along the forehead, it isn’t the end of the world!

This could be caused by a shift in hormones such as having a baby, brushing hair too vigorously, or using extensions on already frail hair. Here are a couple effective ways to bring thin hair back to life on a budget.

RELATED: Volume Boosting Tips For Thin Hair

Volumising products

Use a volumising hair mousse or spray on your roots to give hair an extra lift. Apply product directly on damp hair, and massage gently with your fingertips. Leave your locks to dry naturally, or use a hairdryer on low heat and concentrate on drying your roots.

Apple cider vinegar

Raw apple cider vinegar is an amazing organic product to use on hair which is thinning out. It helps to remove dead skin cells from the scalp, but also create the illusion of texture on sparse locks.

Take it easy

Constantly touching, washing, processing, and colouring hair can leave it dry and brittle. Give it a break and leave hair down, or in a loose braid when you’re at home. Sometimes shedding occurs when hair has been up in a bun or ponytail for extended periods of time – it needs a break!

Massage

Give your scalp a massage to stimulate hair growth at least once a week. Apply lavender oil directly onto your scalp, and gently run your fingers in circular motions all over your head. Certain types of hair loss responds to essential oils, some including cedarwood, rosemary, and thyme – all of which are easy to get your hands on!

Hair mask

Use an all natural hair mask such as coconut oil and apply all over your roots and ends. This not only exfoliates a dry scalp, but repairs damaged hair follicles, and removes any excess oils from your hair.

Eat more… eggs?

Eggs are loaded with a nutrient called biotin which directly contributes to healthy skin, hair, and nails. You could also take a biotin supplement, but it’s best to have it in its purest form.

January 2, 2015

5 Hairstyles For Round Faces

Whether you’ve got full, thick hair or fine, thin hair, you will have noticed the difference that your face shape makes on how your favourite hairstyle looks. Complimenting a round face isn’t always easy so we’ve put together five of the best hairstyles for round faces, plus some styling tips to help you style your new cut.

Whatever your hair type, long hair will elongate a round face. Selena Gomez’s longer, layered cut really compliments her round face. If you have very thick, curly hair, try taming it with specialised hair products and hair tools.

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With short hair or tied-up hair, try adding volume on the top of the head with moose, spritz, back-combing or wax, just like style queen Ginnifer Goodwin who adds texture to her pixie cut with a little hair product, instantly elongating the face.

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Fringes can look amazing on round faces, just avoid thick fringes on hair that is shoulder length or above – this will just swamp your face. Kirsten Dunst opts for a soft, side-swept fringe will looks romantic and feminine yet flattering.

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Thick or curly hair can look very dense when cut short, making your face look rounder. If you have very thick hair and wish to cut your hair to shoulder length or shorter, layering and feathering can make the hair look lighter and smoother. Law and Order’s Mariska Hargitay might have thick, full hair, but her chic short hairstyle and clever layering makes her hair look lighter and younger.

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When wearing hair up, trail some hair at the front to frame the face – Emma Stone is a pro at the updo with soft, feathered layers around the face.

Hairstyling tips for round faces:

1. Frame your face by curling the front of the hair inwards. This looks best when done at around chin length.

2. As with any face shape, healthy, well-kept hair will always make you look and feel great, so stick to a daily hair care beauty regime, avoiding heated styling aids and chemical-heavy products when possible. Pay attention to your hair type and condition when choosing from among the many fashionable hairstyles for round faces that are out there.

What’s your favourite hairstyle for round faces?

July 25, 2013