How to Make Thin Hair Look Fat

Playing How to Make Thin Hair Look Fat

Celebrity hair stylist Sarah Potempa shares three ways you can help add volume to thin hair without using extensions.

Tip No. 1: Pancake Method

Pancaking is a technique where you loosely pull on the braid to make it appear fuller. Follow these simple instructions:

  • Add texture beforehand by adding dry shampoo to ends. 
  • Use two or three strands to braid.
  • Use tight braids to start, so pulling will make hair look thicker.
  • Once braided, pull each loop out a little bit to get big texture throughout.

Tip No. 2: Double Hair Doughnuts

Use two hair doughnuts before bed to add fullness and body to thin hair. This method uses the wet-to-dry concept to physically change your hair.

  • Shower to wet your hair.
  • Split damp hair in half and make a bun on the top of your head, rolling hair away from your face.
  • Add a second bun on the bottom half of your remaining hair, rolling the hair away from your face to add wave to the bottom of your hair.
  • When you wake up, twist and style to get the look of the supermodel wave.

Tip No. 3: Double Pony Tail Thickness

  • Split your hair and use the top portion to create a high ponytail.
  • Pull up the remaining hair into a ponytail below the top ponytail, keeping the two close together to give the appearance of more volume.
  • Conceal with a scrunchie or strand of your hair. 
  • Back brush the top ponytail so it nicely falls over the bottom one.  
  • Add curls in different directions. 

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