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9 Simple beauty fixes that make hair look fuller

9 Simple beauty fixes that make hair look fuller

Fantastic full hair can be your signature statement, even if you’ve always felt like the queen of thin and tragic tresses. We’ve collected some of our favorite expert tips for full and fabulous hair and we’re sharing them with you.

Play around a little, you might find that just one tip is all you need to look as dynamic as you feel. Or you may want to stack the odds in your favor and use several tips to really out-glam your friends.

1. Try a new brush

If you’re using a flat, metal or synthetic brush, then it’s time to get a new one. First, look for a brush that has boar bristles or even mixed boar bristles and nylon pins. The boar hair reduces frizz, stimulates your scalp and prevents the oil build-up that weighs down your hair.

Secondly, look for a round brush. This gives you more tension than a flat brush so it’s easier for you to get volume when blow-drying.

2. Use different products

If you’ve used the same products forever, it’s definitely time for a change. Modern haircare products focus on non-toxic, natural ingredients that lift your hair leaving it looking healthy, light and beautiful. 

3. Meet the bob

The long bob is today’s trending cut, and for good reason—it looks amazing on all face shapes and adds movement and volume instantly. 

4. Opt for layers

If a bob, no matter how long, feels too short for you, you still might find salvation in a haircut. Ask your stylist to give you some layers. This can instantly add body and volume while boosting your hair’s vitality. 

5. Get highlights

It’s time to head to the hairdresser to get a great new look. Even subtle highlights and lowlights give your hair depth. One all-over tone looks flat while varied tones have drama.

If you can’t afford the hairdresser or you just prefer to color your hair yourself, you can recreate the look. Select two hair dyes, one that’s a shade lighter than the other; section your hair, top and bottom; then color the top the lighter shade and the bottom the darker color.

6. Change your color

If your hair color is too close to your complexion, it gets lost and you get washed out. Try something a touch darker to add some depth or have your hairstylist add lots of color for a really dynamic boost.

7. Lighten up

Color plays a big role in how your hair looks. If your hair is too dark, it will have a heavy appearance and seem to weigh your face down. 

Dark hair also accents your part. If your problem is thinning hair, you don’t want to call attention to a wide part with dark hair. 

8. Wear your hair down

Ponytails are easy while buns are trendy, but they’re both causing you to lose hair. Pulled back hairstyles pull out your hair. Wearing your hair down on a regular basis lets it grow long and lush. It is more work and can get in the way, but it’s better for your hair.

9. Cool down

Yes, we know it’s a great styling tool and gives you the looks you want, but the heat also zaps moisture and promotes breakage. Just because your curling iron goes up to 400 degrees doesn’t mean you have to set it that high. 

If you feel that you must have the heat, invest in a good heat protectant and give your hair some protection.

10. Have a snack

If you feed yourself right, you’ll feed your hair right. Throw away the potato chips and stop eating candy bars. Instead, treat yourself with homemade goodies that have nutritional value your hair will respond to.

We like this Fudgy Black Bean Brownies and Banana Treat and these Chocolate-Almond Hearts. They satisfy that sweet tooth while giving you a healthy snack alternative.

Final thoughts

Getting that look that gets noticed, for all the right reasons, can be as easy as switching your hair brush. But if you want that look to last, some long-term changes might be necessary.

We suggest starting with one long-term change you can easily manage, like wearing your hair down, then adding in a few of the quick fixes listed above for instant gratification.

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