Stylist, 23, dubbed the ‘Aussie Rapunzel’ shares the three secrets that made her metre-long hair thicker in months
- A hair model with one-metre-long locks has been dubbed the ‘Aussie Rapunzel’
- Sophie, 23, shared the three secrets that made her thin hair thicker and fuller
- She started by changing up the hairbrush she uses and applying oil to the ends
- Sophie gives herself regular head massages to stimulate growth and has trims
A hair model from Sydney who has been dubbed the ‘Australian Rapunzel’ has revealed the three secrets that helped to make her metre-long hair look thicker.
The 23-year-old, who is called Sophie but goes by the name the ‘Aussie Rapunzel’, said she was struggling with thin, limp locks as recently as 2020, before she made three simple changes.
‘I’m gonna teach you guys how I made my hair thicker,’ Sophie posted on TikTok.
A hair model from Sydney who has been dubbed the ‘Australian Rapunzel’ has revealed the three secrets that helped to make her metre-long hair look thicker (pictured now)
BEFORE AND AFTER: The 23-year-old, who is called Sophie but goes by the name the ‘Aussie Rapunzel’, said she was struggling with thin, limp locks as recently as 2020, before she made three simple changes
‘This is my hair about two years ago, and as you can see it is very long but it is very thin. This is what my hair looks like today. There are three things I changed.’
The first thing she said she did was she switched her hairbrush in order to ‘eliminate as much breakage as possible’.
‘I switched from a thick, styling brush to a thin, bristle brush,’ Sophie said.
She favours Tangle Teezer’s Wet Brush (S25.50), which can be used on both wet and dry hair.
Sophie said the type of hairbrush you use is vitally important to limit breakage. She swears by Tangle Teezer’s Wet Brush ($25.50), which she uses on both wet and dry hair (pictured)
The next thing the 23-year-old did was apply oil to the ends of her hair whenever she brushed it.
‘That way your hair is hydrated and it will glide over any knots and eliminate hair pull and breakage,’ Sophie said.
Finally, the Aussie Rapunzel indulges in regular at-home head massages as this not only contributes to hair growth, but it also helps with hair regrowth, which is ‘really important when you want to make your hair thicker and fuller’.
The hair model (pictured) said it’s a good idea to apply oil to the ends of your hair before you brush it out as this limits breakage
Speaking previously to FEMAIL, the 23-year-old admitted that while her hair is difficult to style, she maintains it well by getting regular short trims and using de-tangle brushes to avoid breakage.
To stimulate hair growth, she recommends using a hair oil, purchasing good quality haircare brushes, conditioning well and getting haircuts as soon as her hair appears ‘thin’ at the end.
‘I started growing my hair about five years ago and at that time it was waist length,’ Sophie told FEMAIL.
The Aussie Rapunzel’s five tips for hair growth and health
1. Hair oils – She recommends using Argan or Moroccan oil and apply it through the ends of the hair.
The Aussie Rapunzel (pictured) shared her five quick and easy tips for hair health
2. Haircare brushes – Use de-tangling brushes that have small, bendy bristles to avoid split ends and breakage.
3. Regular trims – Trim hair every four months to keep it looking healthy or when the ends are looking thin and sparse.
4. Stimulating hair growth – This can be as simple as brushing your hair from the roots to the ends or massaging the scalp with your fingertips
5. Conditioner – When showering, after applying the conditioner, put your hair up into a bun and leave the conditioner in for 5-10 minutes, then wash it out with cold water to protect the hair cuticles and create shine.
To maintain the length and health of her hair, she said she gets it trimmed every four months or as needed in order to keep the hair looking and feeling healthy (pictured now)
To maintain the length and health of her hair, she said she gets it trimmed every four months or as needed in order to keep the hair looking and feeling healthy.
‘As soon as I notice I have split ends I get a trim – even if it is a very small cut (half to one inch off) just to make sure the split ends are cut off and don’t continue to split up the hair.’
She said it takes 30 minutes to wash her hair and prefers to dry it naturally which often takes between three to four hours.
She admits her haircare is ‘high maintenance’ as she has to be ‘gentle and patience’ when brushing it and also implements heatless hair styling tactics found on social media.
‘My hair is actually very heavy so it’s hard to style but my go-to hairstyles are a slick back ponytail or recently I have been trying heat-less curls using a robe tie to curl my hair,’ she said.
The trick involves wrapping damp hair around a thin robe tie and leaving it to set for a few hours to create the curl formation.
‘The results are amazing and it is the only way I can get curls to hold all day.’
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