While many of us take our full head of hair for granted, most of us will at some point come to the realisation that our voluminous head of luscious locks has a “best before” date, and when the inconvenient effects of aging sneak up on you they sneak up quickly. Even a flowing Steven Seagal-style ponytail can rapidly descend into a Gollum-like scalp before you know it.
While the realisation of thinning hair may be daunting, there are a few tricks you can employ to bring your hair to life. Man of Many has put out the question “How to get thicker hair?” with some top grooming experts and here is their advice.
Phoenix Thomson – Stylist at American Crew
Fine hair is a pain when you want to have a fuller taller haircut with texture. Keep your product choice light and non-oily. Start with American CREW hair recovery and thickening shampoo to help fatten the hair strands. Dry in American Crew Boost cream for an anti–gravity shape. Follow that with a dusting of American Crew boost powder for a matte and textured finish with zero weight.
Anthony Nader – International Stylist and Founder RAW Anthony Nader Salon, Surry Hills
Always use a Sea Salt Spray as it’s super easy to use and feels like you’ve just spent the day swimming at the beach…………..yeah that texture!
Master Barber at Murdock London
Use Sea Salt Spray. Saltwater absorbs the natural oils in hair – providing a new-found texture, volume and often creating a natural curl. It’s great for gents with slightly thinning hair as it allows you to achieve more creative styles. It makes fine hair appear thicker and provides a better foundation for your styling product to finish on. Your hair will no longer immediately fall flat or lose its shape over the course of the day. Simply spritz several times on to wet hair before styling to give your body a boost.
Jules Togini – Philips Shaving and Grooming ambassador and Men’s Hairdresser Of The Year
Philips Shaving and Grooming ambassador and 2015 Men’s Hairdresser Of The Year
If your hair isn’t as thick and flowing as you want it to be, follow these tips:
- Drop the comb. To achieve a voluminous and textured look, use your hairdryer, a salt spray and your fingers to style damp hair upwards as it dries and avoid heavy styling products that will weigh down your hair and make it look flat. Go for a clay or styling powder instead.
- A good haircut is a must. Letting your hair grow out will accentuate thin hair, so stay short and add a little texture. If your hair is longer, ask the barber for a textured finish to make your hair look thicker.
- Remember prevention is the cure. If your hair is only thinning you can always save it and get it back. Look into hair loss products sooner than later, because once it is gone – it’s gone.