Psst, Thin Hair Types: This Trick Gets You Big Hair Fast

Unfortunately, I wasn't blessed with thick, voluminous hair. It's not quite a hardship, but what can I say? We all want what we can't have. My hair is stick straight, which really isn't anything to complain about. In fact, it might be a blessing because I'm pretty lazy when it comes to hair styling. Since my hair is pretty low maintenance and easy to manage, I can get away with air-drying it and letting it do its thing most days.

But like I said, we want what we can't have, right? So when I'm looking at my flat strands, I dream of big, bouncy hair. And when I see people with the perfect beachy waves or hair with a ton of body, I feel a tinge of envy. I especially feel it during those moments when I put in the time and effort to curl my hair only to see it lie as flat as a pancake in just a few hours.


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I've learned to deal with the hair I have, though. And one super-quick trick I have up my sleeve is a volumising hair powder. This stuff really does the work for me by adding some body to my roots. All I have to do is sprinkle on the product, tussle and fluff up my roots a bit and shake off any excess powder. While it doesn't give me the exact big hair of my dreams, it does give me some extra lift and oomph that I otherwise wouldn't have. And I just love that it's a quick fix when I'm going out—it really is one of the best hair volumising products.

Take a look at some highly-rated volumising hair powders below, and try them for yourself if you're wanting thicker strands.


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1. Oribe Swept Up Volume Powder

2. SexyHair Big Powder Play Volumising & Texturising Powder

3. Briogeo Blossom & Bloom Ginseng + Biotin Volumising Root Powder & Dry Shampoo

4. Sachajuan Volume Powder

5. Toppik Hair Building Fibres

6. Bumble and Bumble Mini Prét-à-Powder

7. Redken Powder Grip 03 Texturising Powder

8. Boldify Hair Fibres for Thinning Hair

9. Virtue Lifting Powder

10. R+Co Skyline Volume Powder

11. Kristin Ess Hair Working Texture Loose Styling Powder

12. Vo5 Instant Volume Root Boost Powder for Fine Flat Hair

More Hair-Thickening Products

This post was previously published and has since been updated.

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Sarah is lifestyle writer and editor with over 10 years of experience covering health and wellness, interior design, food, beauty, and tech. Born and raised in Los Angeles, she attended New York University and lived in New York for 12 years before returning to L.A. in 2019.

In addition to her work on THE/THIRTY and Who What Wear, she held editor roles at Apartment Therapy, Real Simple, House Beautiful, Elle Decor, and The Bump (sister site of The Knot).

She has a passion for health and wellness, but she especially loves writing about mental health. Her self-care routine consists of five things: a good workout, “me” time on the regular, an intriguing book/podcast/playlist to unwind after a long day, naps, and decorating her home.