Anywhere you look whether TV, movies or the internet you will find models, actresses, and musicians with big, thick, beautiful hair. The need to have youthful, voluminous hair is contagious which can make a woman with thin hair feel inferior or left out.
I know this because I’m a woman with thin hair and looking for fullness or big hair is a quest I find myself on daily. Some of us weren’t even lucky as children to have thick gorgeous hair so this quest that many of us find ourselves on has been a life-long one.
FYI – When I refer to ‘thin hair’ here I mean low density hair rather than the width of individual strands.
Honestly, it depends on who you ask if you can make your hair do what nature or DNA wasn’t able to do…thicken it. There are many manufacturers out there who claim that their products will do just that (and more) and sometimes I wonder if I’m not being sold some magic beans when I go to the hair isle.
Not everyone who claims to have solutions for thickening hair is being untruthful yet the reality of the matter is that hair densities range from low density, medium density and high density and not much can change what you naturally have.
Most women (who don’t have it) want thick hair. It looks better, healthier and with all the models, actresses and musicians sporting wigs*, weaves and pieces for fullness it’s no surprise most of us want it too. Some of us have it naturally but others do not and try as you might, making your hair thicker or denser, I’m sorry to say, is NOT something you can actually do.
Of course there are things that you can do to give your hair the appearance of being thicker or fuller which we will look at shortly.
Hair Density vs. Hair Width
Hair density is not the same as hair width (measures the width of individual strands of hair) which is also called our hair’s texture. There are three types of Hair widths: