How do I thicken my hair? I have thin, gray hair. So, I would like to know how to get black and thicker hair.
By girish_ambali from Delhi
A short hairdo works best for thin and fine hair. It makes it feel thicker. I know, because that's what I have. (04/18/2009)
I have short thin hair, and it looks much thicker than it really is. I regularly get my hair permed and colored.
I shampoo my hair and partially dry with a towel. I use a small amount of styling mousse and rub it into my hair. Then I bend over at the waist and blow dry my hair and that adds a lot of volume. Once it is dry then I use my curling iron and style my hair as usual. (04/18/2009)
I would suggest a few things, first dye your hair black (See #1 below)
Then use Samy hair thickeners(or mousse): These products are some of the very best for thickening your hair: http://beauty.hsn.com/samy-fat-hair-0-calories-thickening-duo_p-4276669_xp.aspx
Blow dry your hair upside down. See #3 below.
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more headband wigs:
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Here's one place that will help you match your color:
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Human hair is the best for clip-ins because you can curl it and color it, but real hair cost's much more. Synthetic hair is much cheaper, but doesn't usually last as long. Synthetic hair comes curled or straight. If you have silky hair and not kinky hair then don't not buy "Remi" or "Remmy" hair, because Remi hair is for black women it's more coarse and not silky like Indian, Asian, or Caucasian hair.
Quality human hair clip-in extensions will cost you about $300, but will last you a lifetime if you take care of them. Artificial hair will cost you about $80 (and as I said you can't curl or dye it), but synthetic clip-in hair is great for those who only want to wear it occasionally. The trick is to make sure the clip-in extensions match your hair color exactly and sometimes you'll need to get your hair cut in layers so the extensions look real. But all the Hollywood stars (like Paris Hilton and Brittany Spears) wear extensions.
A very nice Headband wig: (see how real it looks)
This headband wig is made of special synthetic fiber that you can actually curl (like human hair only less expensive.)
Pictures and information on Headband hairpieces
These products are some of the very best for thickening your hair:
If you get your hair permed, you'll need to use special quality conditioners and have it done professionally or you will end up with frizzy and damaged hair. I'd not recommend a perm and color unless you have it done professionally. (04/19/2009)
Everyone else seemed to cover the thickening part well. In order to dye your hair back to black nice and gently, try using a henna hair dye like this one from Lush: https://www.lush.co.uk/index.php?page=shop.product_detailsandflypage=flypage.tplandproduct_id=448andcategory_id=519andoption=com_virtuemartandItemid=80. Of course, you can get them from lots of different places online, but that may be a starting point.
Since henna is natural and doesn't have any alcohol or ammonia, it's extremely nourishing for your hair and often improves its condition after dyeing. The dyeing process itself for henna is more time-intensive and not nearly as glamorous, but has amazing results. (04/19/2009)
I have fine salt and pepper hair. This is what I do. I wash and condition as usual. Then I put the blow dryer on cool and when drying, I take my fingers and lift each section and dry, moving around my head quickly. When all is dry, I wisp it with hair spray and let dry and then I use a curling iron to style it. It is the only thing that works for me. I always get compliments on my hair. I don't dye my hair because I am allergic to the dye. (04/23/2009)
Personally, I don't think you should color your hair black because the gray is so drastically lighter and your "roots" are going to show within a week or two and you'll end up being a slave to having to color it every couple of weeks. If you really want color try a very light brown and you could even do a "reverse highlight" which will help camouflage the roots because only part of the hair will be colored. A reverse highlight means using a frosting cap and instead of using bleach or high lift tint you're using a darker color.
For thickening, there are lots of styling products out there so you'll have to experiment until you find the one that works best for you. To save money perhaps you could borrow some friend's or family's different products to see which one you like the most. (04/23/2009)
A few people respond to a certain B vitamin, takes about four months at least, but deficiencies can cause premature graying and thinning some of the time. (04/23/2009)
My hair is very thick now. I get mine cut with a straight edge razor only, never a scissors. It thickens up your hair, the hair is not cut all the same length. Your hair will look thinner if kept longer. And it won't look healthy. I combine 2 bottles of shampoo with 1 bottle of the same brand conditioner. Then in addition I find another good nourishing conditioner. I do not use fluffing products or sprays or gels. The longer I was getting my hair cut this way, the more natural curls emerged, I finger curl.
My hair "should be considered high maintenance." I am a lap swimmer, swim several times a week. I use a cap on my head, others smear their hair with conditioner before the cap goes on, I don't. I shampoo after getting out of the pool. I get no split ends, damaged hair, etc. Hair cuts 6-8 weeks apart. (04/24/2009)
Take the vitamin called biotin. It will drastically improve your hair, nail, and skin's condition and growth. (05/05/2009)
My hair was thinning in one spot due to blow drying. A co-worker recommended CoQ10 (60 mg daily). She said her hair and her father's hair had growth from it. I tried it and sure enough, I have little sprouts of hair growing. There is nothing on the net that will say it creates hair growth. It is actually for cardiovascular health. But it works for hair growth. (05/10/2009)
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