5 Products That Will Give You Thicker Hair for Your Wedding Day

Hair & Beauty
hair thickening products

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Want fuller, longer, and healthier for the big day? (Um, duh.) Here, our favorite tried-and-tested products that will add fullness to even the flattest locks.

Kevin Murphy Body Mass
This paraben-free, leave-in treatment has both immediate and long-term results: spray it on damp hair for an instant volume boost, then keep it up every day to thicken hair over time. It contains oleanolic acid, an antioxidant that helps grow strong, healthy hair, along with biotin (the protein derivative that's in literally every hair-growth supplement) and parsley extract, which stimulates growth by increasing circulation. ($47, available at Amazon)

Bumble & bumble Full Potential Hair Preserving Booster Spray
The pros will tell you to cut back on heat tools to stave off damage. But really, who is going to do that during an engagement year?! That's why we're so into this little elixir, which makes your strands stronger, more flexible, and more resistant to damage and breakage. Plus, if you spray it on and then rough blow dry your hair, it gives you this cool, messy French-girl texture, which we obviously love. ($60, available at Bumble and bumble)

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Renessence Follicle Forever Serum
If you feel like you just don't have the thick hair you had as a teen — thanks to a few too many topknots, perhaps? — start using this serum at least two months before your wedding day, putting it directly on the spots that could use a little help. It has tons of potent ingredients for hair growth and thickness, like resveratrol, vitamin F, zinc, and alpha linoleic acid. The key here, though, is to be diligent: Use it every single day to really see a payoff. ($85, available at Renessence Hair )

John Frieda 7 Day Volume In-Shower Treatment
This one is for brides in crunch time: After shampooing and conditioning, coat your hair with a few pumps of this semi-permanent treatment, leave it on for about five minutes, rinse, and blow dry. It contains keratin and protein to keep your hair looking voluminous for up to seven days — in other words, just enough time to get you from the ceremony to the end of the honeymoon. ($8.99, available at Target)

Nexxus Promend Split End Binding Leave-In Crème
The only way to permanently fix split ends is to chop them off, but if you want to prevent them from getting worse until you can get into the salon, use this protein and flaxseed-oil crème to smooth and bind them together. But we like it even if you don't have split ends: it adds polish, making your hair look freshly cut. ($21.99, available at Ulta)

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