Hair volume is how much body hair has. It is typically thought of as how much lift there is at the root, how full hair appears, and how thick it feels. Natural volume is determined by how many hair follicles grow per square inch of area on one’s scalp and the thickness of those follicles.
Hair volume is highly influenced by the hair growth cycle, as well as lifestyle and genetic factors that influence that cycle. Hormonal changes, diet changes, stress, and even weather can alter your hair growth cycle and make hair feel thinner and/or lacking body. This explains why you may experience full, voluminous hair at certain times and not at others. However, you also may have fewer hair follicles and/or thinner follicles based on your genes.
Is it Possible to Increase Hair Volume?
We get it, lackluster hair isn’t only about appearance. It can affect how we feel about ourselves, reducing our overall confidence. Thankfully, it is possible to increase hair volume (pause for applause). With a detailed look at diet, a few simple self-care practices, and the right products, your hair can experience greater volume and you can give your confidence a boost too.
Here are some ideas to increase hair volume if you have thin or fine hair.