Skip to contentSkip to search
pantene logo
How to make thin hair look thicker
An image of 5 Pantene Lift'n'Volume Collection products surrounded by Pro-V pill, other smaller pills and a big pink blooming rose

How to make thin hair look thicker

Lacklustre limp locks are often the frustration for those with thin hair, but there is hope. And while it may occasionally feel like you’re on the losing end of the hair lottery, you actually have a winning number up your sleeve. While the diameter of each strand might be thinner than some, those with fine texture actually have more hair strands on their scalp than others. Boom! And with the right now-how, products and care, it’s possible to pump up the volume and thickness of each and every one, achieving bigger, thicker hair every day. So, if you want answers to “Why is my hair so thin?” and, “How to make thin hair look fuller,” you’ve come to the right place.

If you’re hair has changed structure or texture in recent times, you might be asking yourself “Why has my hair got so thin?” Sadly, just as stress, hormonal changes and environmental factors can trigger changes in your skin, they can also affect your hair’s strength, length and condition, but there are ways to overcome this that you can control, so read on.

How do I make my thin hair thicker?

Start the way you mean to go on and get your routine set up to ensure maximum, thickness and weightless volume from the get-go. Think of it as the fat hair diet, and the first step is to ensure your shampoo is working for you and not against you. How to make thin hair look thicker naturally is all about adding volume and depth to the hair texture at every step; irregular washing means not stripping the hair of its natural oils and co-washing (washing with conditioner before shampoo) in between rinses allows for a refresh without the damaging effects of water and styling.

What are the best products for thin hair?

The best shampoo for fine hair should add body and bounce, gently but effectively cleansing their hair lengths so that it doesn’t get weighed down. Look for words like “volumising,” “thickening” or “no weigh down” on the bottle to plump up your hair from the root. Blending innovative haircare technology with natural ingredients, Pantene’s new Lift’n’Volume Collection is formulated with deeply nourishing Pro-V that is infused with rose water, castor oil, biotin. The new Lift’n’Volume Shampoo gently cleanses dry, damaged hair by infusing it with the nutrients the hair needs to hold onto moisture. And, as we all know, dry, damaged hair isn’t healthy hair, so prioritise nourishment and the health of your hair and scalp at every stage. The shampoo is sulphate and silicone free and works to ensure the hair is reinforced from within for weightless repair.

Once the hair is clean, it’s vital to maintain that lightness and breezy volume when imparting moisture in your conditioner, which is where Pantene’s new Lift’n’Volume Conditioner is utter genius. Deeply nourishing from root to tip it’s been proven to deliver 100% visibly thicker, fuller hair*.

Once the foundation is set it’s a matter of your base cut and styling techniques that can really make the biggest difference to fine and limp hair, transforming it from drab to fab as quickly as that last minute upside down hair ruffle we’re all so fond of.

A great hairdresser is worth their weight in gold if you have hair that needs “work” to make it look effortless, even when it’s everything but. Talk to your stylist and find a style that gives you that natural movement and up-and-out volume to beautifully frame your face. For most finer hair types, a medium to shorter haircut length is often best. A haircut designed to make your hair look fuller can go a long way towards helping you create the illusion of full-bodied hair, so don’t be afraid of the scissors for a refresh.

It may sound obvious, but opting for styling products specifically designed to increase volume, can make a massive difference to fine hair. Pantene’s Grow Thicker is an innovative hair thickening treatment that does exactly what it says on the bottle, visibly thickening hair with just a few sprays. In fact, it boasts that it can thicken existing hair to create the look of 6,500 more strands. The lightweight texture gives texture to fine strands, instantly making them appear fuller.

Armed with the right know-how, products and haircut, you’re just a hair wash and blow dry away from your thickest, most bouncy hair ever. Looking for more how to get more volume in hair? Take a look at our guide from the experts!

*vs. unwashed hair

Related Products

More on this Topic