Hair Stylist tricks to boosting the thickness of your hair without breaking the bank

Say goodbye to lifeless hair with these tips from the experts including Kim Kardashian’s hair stylist, Chris Appleton.

Shampoo and conditioner

Hair extensions are the most obvious way to achieve thicker hair. However, this is an expensive and costly method to keep up. Choosing the right products to use on your hair can make such a difference. Devin Toth, a celebrity stylist at SCK, recommends a thickening shampoo and conditioner as they are the most beneficial product when boosting the thickness of your hair.

You should be aware of what you’re putting on your hair. Chris Appleton, Kim Kardashian’s hairstylist, stresses that sulphate-free shampoo is a must. This is because it won’t coat your hair in chemicals which will stunt the growth of your hair. Biotin and collagen are two ingredients that promote hair growth, in turn creating a thicker and fuller look.

The OGX Biotin & Collagen shampoo and conditioner are the perfect products that won’t break the bank. Chris Appleton also emphasised the importance of using the matching conditioner to the shampoo to get the full effects of the product.


Award-winning hairdresser, Andrew Jose advises drying in the product with your hair upside down – doing this will bring volume and thickness.
Chris Appleton swears by Velcro rollers as a way to style your hair to boost your hairs thickness. Adding a dry shampoo to your roots can create a fuller effect such as the Batiste Dry Shampoo for only £2.99.

The trick to achieving thicker hair is stimulating your natural hair growth. Guy Parsons, a certified hair doctor, claims castor oil can help with hair growth due to its ability to increase the blood flow around the scalp. Try Jamaican Mango & Lime Black Castor Oil for £6.75.

Other incredible products containing castor oil that will do wonder for your hair’s thickness are L’Oréal Elvive Dream Lengths No Haircut Cream and Maui Moisture Thicken & Restore + Bamboo Fortifying Mask. You can find both of these products in Boots for under £10.

Cut & colour

Cutting your hair is another easy trick to creating a fuller look. Ask your hairdresser for a blunt cut; it’s the foolproof hairstyle that covers all of the potentially thinning areas. Opting for a shorter length haircut can give the impression of thicker hair. It is also easier to blow out to create the illusion of body. Chris Appleton suggests cutting some bangs into the side of your hair as this can soften the shape while adding the effect of thickness. British Hairdresser of The Year, Andrew Barton, advises that to create a thicker look, choose cooler hair tones – lighter blonde shades can make your hair more translucent.

By Eleanor Coleman