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    Default Does hair thin out when it's longer?

    Is it true that the longer your hair is, the thinner it will look/be?

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    I think the ends look thinner when it is longer but not so much the top bits (if that makes sense?) I have thick hair which is very long atm and the ends are a lot thinner than the top.

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    I think that depends on if your hair is naturally thin and/or your age.

    I have very long hair, but mine is very thick, so it doesn't look thin/stringy.

    I know hair may have a tendency to thin as we age, and I've instructed friends to alert me if mine takes on a stringy appearance, because it will be cut. Post haste.
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    Longer hair can look thin because it's weighed down. Either cut it shorter or put in some layers to take out the weight.
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    I have very fine, thin hair and it definitely has more body when it's short.

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    No, as long as you trim the ends.

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    When my hair was really long - and that was for many, many years - I kept the ends blunt trimmed. It makes the hair lie better and look thicker. Although for some the layered technique works. For me it didn't.

    I have noticed lately that the more I trim my hair, the faster it grows (in addition to all the vitamins and minerals I take).

    I will say that my hair wouldn't grow past a certain point without getting straggly. As you get older, that point gets shorter and shorter. I used to be able to have almost waist-length hair. Now it can't get more than a couple inches past the collar bone without thinning out.

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    A blunt cut sometimes makes hair look fuller. I have enough hair for 3 people. My hairdress keeps saying "Are you sure you arn't taking prenatal vitamins?" so I guess pre natal vits work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by A*O View Post
    Longer hair can look thin because it's weighed down. Either cut it shorter or put in some layers to take out the weight.
    That's what everyone always told me, lol, they lied. My hair just sticks out side to side more. If my hair is blunt cut I look like Roseanne Roseannadanna and if I do have long layers, the underside starts to look stringy while the top puffs out. This is why I have an ISO flat iron.
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    ^^ Layering thins the hair quite a bit.
    If you've got thick, poofy hair like me you want to avoid layers. The weight of all one length helps it to lay down better.

    I've got really long hair, and though it's very thick the last part of the length and ends are a little thinner. We typically shed about 100 or so hairs a day which leaves the ends thinner. The new growth comes in making the hair thicker at the top.

    Trimming the ends helps to keep them looking fuller and thicker.
    I've found that even trimming off a 1/2 inch can make a big difference (in my own hair anyway).

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    My hairdresser told me my ponytail was 'two fisted?' What the hell does that mean?

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    Damn you girl! It means you have thick hair! I hate you!!!


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    I know its thick, but whats 'two-fisted' mean? I've never heard that before, unless we're talking about people who plan to drink ALOT.

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    I think it also depends on the texture of your hair. I have crazy hair texture anyway, so maybe dont listen to me. I have a large number of hairs on my head, so I always have a thick ponytail. But they are really fine and wavy / curly. So when my hair is short, its HUGE. I have big, huge mall-hair with NO effort whatsoever.

    But when its long, its really flat and straighter. The waves just fall out of it. I suppose it isnt really flat compared to some girls with poker-straight hair. But flat enough that I need layers to bring back just a LITTLE of the mall-hair... not too much though.

    Also, I feel like my hair is falling out so much more now that its long, but its probably b/c you notice more with long hair. Right?

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