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6 surprisingly simple ways to get thicker hair.

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What is it about thick hair that just makes you feel incredible?

We could blame Victoria’s Secret or Disney but whatever the reason, when you have thick hair you automatically feel glamorous.

With thin hair? Not so much. If you miss just one wash it can appear dull and lifeless. Take a car ride with the window down? Well, you’ve soon got one flat head over there.

Even if you do have thin hair, you probably still know what it feels like to fleetingly experience a thicker head of hair. And it’s usually after a trip to the salon.

Related: Sorry, but your hairdresser totally knows you’re lying about these 8 things.

But you really don’t have to spend a fortune at the hairdressers to experience the same feeling. Nope, there’s some simple, everyday things you can do to add volume. And best of all? Most of it can be done at home, for next to nix.

1. Consume more Vitamin B.

Vitamin B has a huge effect on the health of your hair. The more you get into yourself, the less likely you are to malt. There’s plenty of research that says Vitamin B is great for the central nervous system and helps strengthen and condition hair.

The best sources of vitamin B are all in your leafy green veggies, milk, yoghurt, egg whites, nuts or from meat sources like a nice hearty steak. So eat up.

"The best sources of vitamin B are all in your leafy green veggies, milk, yoghurt, egg whites, nuts or from meat sources like a nice hearty steak. So eat up."

2. Get some natural sea-salt in your hair.

Ever noticed how on a beach holiday your hair seems to sit with so much more body and movement? We all know it’s because of the sea’s salty water but we can’t always get ourselves down to the beach, so it’s necessary to find a home remedy that’s both cheap and easy.

All you have to do is mix one tablespoon of sea salt (NOT table salt) into about 300ml of water. Pop it in a spray bottle if you want to style your hair with it, or rinse through your hair for that just-hit-the-beach feeling.

Related: 6 ways you could be ruining your hair colour (without even realising).

3. Get the right hair care range.

With the right hair care range, you can amp up flat hair in a matter of minutes. The current frontrunner is the L’Oreal Paris Elvive Fibralogy thickening hair care.

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Their thickening serum was voted product of the year 2015 by a Nielsen hair care survey of over 15,000 people and it has received incredible reviews by the Australian public. You genuinely don’t need to spend a fortune on this stuff for the best results and you can find it at all leading retailers.

"Their thickening serum was voted product of the year 2015 by a Nielsen hair care survey of over 15,000 people and it has gotten incredible reviews by the Australian public."

4. Change contraceptive pill.

If you’re experiencing hair loss or thinning hair, it may actually be down to the contraceptive pill you’re using. If you think this might be the case, consult your doctor and they might recommend you switch to a low-androgen pill.

Related: 8 hair crimes you had no idea you were committing.

Or you may need to replace your contraceptive with a non-hormonal method altogether. Chat to your doctor about your options.

"If you’re experiencing hair loss or thinning hair, it may actually be down to the contraceptive pill you’re using."

5. Aloe Vera.

It’s amazing stuff, this natural plant. It’s believed to contribute to thicker hair as it restores the pH balance in your scalp and it moisturises it too. You may be able to find the plant in your backyard or you may have to pop to your local nursery to find some.

But all you need are two or three Aloe Vera leaves. Just cut them in half and spread the gel through your scalp. Let it soak for 30 minutes before rinsing.

6. Use a wide toothcomb, not a brush.

Seriously, it makes a difference. When you brush your hair with a wide toothcomb you decrease the amount of breakage to your hair strands. Over time this contributes significantly to the appearance of your hair, especially if you tend to brush your hair while it’s still wet.

It’s more vulnerable to wear and tear at this time. So take it easy and use a wide toothcomb.

Related: The 6 reasons you’re having a bad hair day.

So rejoice, my thin-haired friends. You’ll have a head of hair to rival K-Middleton in no time.

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