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How to Achieve Thick Voluminous Hair

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How to Achieve Thick Voluminous Hair

You guys this hair transformation is crazy to see especially for me. Why? Because you have no idea how long it’s taken me to achieve thick voluminous hair. Some of you may know that I suffered from anemia. Not sure what anemia is? It’s low iron deficiency. My hair was thinning out because of it. I don’t eat vegetables or red meat. I knew that I had to take vitamins to help with that.

Although I had hair extensions for a year to help me with making my hair look thicker and longer, I decided to take them out this year. You are going to see what my hair looked like a year ago compared to what it looks like now. My hair has come a long way.

How to Achieve Thick Voluminous Hair

In today’s blog post, I am going to share with you a few tips that have helped me achieve my thick voluminous hair within a short amount of time.

Not Washing My Hair as Often

Seriously I was my hair once a week. I don’t use so many products when my hair is straight compared to when it’s naturally curly and even when my hair is naturally curly, I only wet it to refresh my curls. I don’t wash it. Not washing your hair so much can actually help your hair. It can help the scalp remain healthy, prevent itching, and flaking. It will also keep your hair soft and shiny.

STOP Using Products with Sulfates & Parabens

I’m happy that more brands are finally not using parabens or sulfates in their products. Sulfates allow grime and dead skin cells to be removed from your skin and scalp. This can strip natural oils from your scalp and hair. Making your hair dry and brittle. Parabens mimic estrogen and reduce the production of this important hormone in women. It can actually harm your scalp.

STOP Using Hot Tools Daily

As much as I love when my hair is straight/curled. Using hot tools can be so damaging to your hair. Our hair contains keratin proteins and hydrogen bonds. When you use heat styling tools you are stripping your hair from its natural oils and proteins by breaking down the hydrogen bonds.

Tip: If you are going to use a hot tool, I suggest using a heat protector.

Add Biotin and Collagen Powder to Your Routine

I’ve been doing this for 5 months straight. My hairstylist and others have noticed how different my hair is now. I take biotin at night before bed and add collagen powder to my coffee every morning. I’ve written blog posts about collagen powders here and here. I even have a few recipes you can try that you can add collagen powder too.

Berry Smoothie Bowl | Green Smoothie Bowl

Below you’ll find a few of my favorite collagen powders and biotin products I love.

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21 Comments

  1. 5.19.20
    Hillary said:

    You have such gorgeous hair!! I’ve been really trying to take advantage of this down time to not use any hot tools and it’s been very helpful!!

  2. 5.19.20
    Mollie said:

    These are all such great tips to healthier hair! I think lockdown has been helping all of use heat styling tools less lol. Yours is looking fab!

    xx Mollie

  3. 5.19.20
    Lee said:

    I added biotin to my daily routine and it’s made a difference for sure! I need to look into marine collagen next!

  4. 5.19.20

    I really swear by collagen! It has helped my hair growth so much. It helps my skin tremendously too. These are all great, simple ways to get more voluminous hair!

  5. 5.19.20

    I love collagen peptides!! I use Vital Proteins daily and they help so much. Also you have gorgeous hair! Xx.

  6. 5.19.20
    Jessica Camerata said:

    Such good tips. I tried collagen creamer and hated the taste. But might try the collagen powder for smoothies and what not instead. I hear such good things about it!

    xo Jessica
    My Style Vita

    • 5.20.20

      Oh no! The collagen creamer is definitely not for everyone. I make my coffee sweet so I can’t taste it lol. As the weather gets warmer I love drinking smoothies.

  7. 5.20.20

    The trichologist I’m working with actually say for fine thin hair you need to wash every day. For thicker hair like yours, every other day. Once a week is terrible for the scalp and long-term since the scalp is like skin on your face.

    The other advice I absolutely love and agree with, and it’s why I don’t use hot tools so frequently!

    • 5.20.20

      hmmm interesting! I can see if you have oily hair that your hair needs to get washed every day but there’s no way for someone who doesn’t have oily hair need to wash every other day. My hair doesn’t get oily until day 5/6. That’s why the majority of people don’t wash their more than once a week.

  8. 5.20.20

    I wasn’t born with those voluminous hair genes lol. I don’t have a lot of hair to begin with and it’s thin to top it off but one thing that has helped is cutting sulfates and parabens…noticeable difference! xoxo, Sarah

    • 5.20.20

      Oh no. Have you tried to use hair growth serum to add volume?

  9. 5.20.20
    Stephanie said:

    I wish I could get away with washing my hair less often, but every time I’ve tried to go longer than 2 days MAX, it would be absolutely disgusting, itchy, and just downright impossible to control – even with tons of dry shampoo! However, I am able to use hot tools less often, and I do stay away from parabens and sulfates. I need to add collagen and biotin to my diet!

    • 6.1.20

      Oh adding biotin and collagen powder to your routine may help with your hair washing.

  10. 5.20.20

    These are great tips – I have been adding collagen to my coffee, taking Biotin supplements daily plus washing my hair and using heating tools only once a week. It has all made a big difference.

    ❥ tanvii.com

  11. 5.21.20
    Ophelia said:

    Such smart tips! I need to use the collagen powder I bought more often. It really does make such a difference when I remember to take it!

    • 6.1.20

      I personally keep mine by my Keurig so I see it every time I make my coffee lol.

  12. 5.23.20
    Amanda said:

    My hair is thin and it does not do volume, period. No matter what I try, the volume lasts for about 5 minutes and then it’s gone. I will have to try the tips in this post!

    xoxo Amanda | theaestheticedge.com

    • 6.1.20

      Oh no! Have you tried using hair growth serum for volume?

  13. 5.24.20
    Iféoluwa said:

    I’ve stopped using heat on my hair and let it just hair and seen so many improvements. Your color looks so good! Great tips

    • 6.1.20

      Thank you so much. Using heat on your hair can be so damaging.

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