Not all people are lucky enough to have beautiful, long, thick, and lustrous hair. Everyone’s hair type is different and hair care should also be done according to hair type. If your hair type is thin then you sure won’t be happy with them. I know you must be very confused about how to make your hair voluminous. I am going to share hair tricks about the hair care for thin hair after which you will fall in love with your hair.
Before we start further let’s know what thin hair is?
Thin hair means the low density of hair follicles on your scalp. This means how many hair strands you have on your head? When you run your hands through your hair, you don’t feel the thickness there. The scalp is seen in almost every hairstyle of those who have thin hair. The opposite of thin hair is thick hair means a high density of hair follicles.
Some people get confused between thin and fine hair. “Fine” is the term that refers to the thickness of your individual hair strand. The opposite of fine hair is coarse hair means strong, fat, and not easily breakable hair. Now you must have understood what type of hair you have. Whether you have thin hair or fine, our aim is how to take care of them and how to add the volume in them. So let’s start.
Here is the complete guide about caring for your thin hair.
Choose Right Hair Product
To make thin hair look good, it is very important to choose the product accordingly. Always use a shampoo and conditioner that is labeled as voluminous hair for thin hair. Just make sure don’t forget about your scalp too. Do some research to find the right hair products that will suit both your scalp and hair. Determine whether your thin hair is oily or dry and select the product accordingly.
Also, read the ingredient list used to make the product. Check if you’re allergic to any ingredients. Some common ingredients that may cause irritation include sulfates, alcohol, parabens, and propylene glycol. Always pick the right products to make hair thicker.
After choosing the right product for fine thin hair, the next thing comes to use them properly. There are some specific steps to use shampoo and conditioner for thin hair. Wet your hair first with lukewarm water, then massage the shampoo very gently and clean it well. After clearing the dirt of hair, the next step comes to conditioning. Avoid applying conditioner to your scalp. It can weigh down your hair and make it look more fine, thin and greasy.
Simply apply the conditioner on the length and ends of the hair. Now it’s time to dry your hair. But wait since hair is more fragile when it’s wet then handle them very gently. Don’t rub them in between towels. After using these techniques your hair will look voluminous and full.
The thinning of hair may be caused by genetics or lifestyle choices. If you have got such hair from birth, then you cannot have any control over it. But you can change your lifestyle like your dietary habits. The food you are eating has a direct relation with your hair health and appearance.
What are you eating?
Are you eating healthy food for your hair?
If not, a lack of certain vitamins and nutrients may be the reason behind the thinning of hair. Eat food that is full of vitamin B like, spinach, eggs, flaxseeds and whole grains to stimulate hair growth. Good nutritional food will not only help in thickening your hair but will also give you strength from within to prevent hair fall. Vitamin supplements are also a good choice to overcome the deficiency of vitamins.
Another caring method for dry thin hair is simple: Scalp massage, A simple home-based solution to improve hair thickness. A gentle scalp massage can promote blood circulation to the scalp and hair follicles. Always massage the scalp before shampooing hair. Use your fingertips for massage not nails. Only 15 minutes light massage is beneficial for thin hair. Once you are done with massage then wait for another 10-15 minutes and wash your hair.
Additionally, there are many health benefits of scalp massage like better sleep, reduces stress, headache relief and anxiety, etc. Stress is also involved in thinning and breaking hair. So go ahead and nourish your mind and scalp with healthy scalp massage.
Try Hair Packs
Many chemical-filled products are available in the market to add volume to thin hair. But my focus is always on DIY Homemade hair packs for voluminous locks. I am sharing with you the recipe for my all-time favorite hair packs.
Now your question will be “how to add volume to fine hair or thin hair with hair packs? And my simple answer is to “Try and see the difference.”
Egg & Banana Hair Pack
The ingredients you need for this pack are one whole egg, one ripe banana and one spoon of honey. Mix it well in the blender. Apply this mixture from roots to hair and wear a shower cap to cover your hair. Leave it for 1-2 hours and wash with a mild shampoo and lukewarm water.
Beer & ACV Hair Pack
Cheers… This beer mask is one of the easiest hair mask. You need an equal amount of beer and Apple cider vinegar. Now pour this little by little on your head and the length of your hair. Leave this for 30 minutes and rinse your hair with plain water. Do this after shampooing your hair. This hair tonic will give you shiny, bouncy, and healthy hair.
ACV & Lemon Juice Hair Pack
Mix 1 tbsp of apple cider vinegar and 1 tsp of lemon juice in a mug of normal water. Use this for the final rinse after washing your hair with shampoo to add volume to your fine thin hair.
If you’re constantly pulling your long thin hair in a tight ponytail, bun, and braid, this can cause more damage to your thin hair. And if you are doing the same thing with wet hair then more hair will break and become thinner. One tight hairstyle isn’t going to harm your hair, Dr. Shapiro says. But after many years, traction alopecia could cause permanent hair loss.
This problem can be seen in men, but it is more common in women because of their tight hairstyles. The best way to avoid this is that you stop doing such hairstyles every day and release the tension on your hair as much as possible.
Stop Using Styling Tools
No not permanently, but styling daily unnecessarily is not recommended for thin hair. At least your hair should be strong for styling. But thin hair is already weak, so do not do over styling. Styling tools like hot rollers, and curling and flat irons, can be harsh on your thin hair. Because high heat of these things can damage the cuticle on the outer layer of the hair.
If you want to blow dry your hair then blow dry it upside down. Whenever you use styling tools, use them on low heat rather than high. High heat also can make your hair brittle and dry, which can lead to breakage. Take these styling precautions and with this you will be able to avoid hair damage.
Go For Haircut
Don’t grow your hair too long because if your hair is thin then it will look good only short haircut. A short cut can lift volume and make thin hair look fuller. If your hair is thin, do not make the mistake of cutting them at home if you are not an expert. It is very easy to style and care for fine thin hair.
There are lots of trendy and elegant haircuts for girls with thin hair that can give and increase hair volume. Ask your stylist for haircut options according to your hair length, texture, and of course which look good on your face. My favorite celebrity-inspired haircuts for thin hair are long blunt bob, long layered waves, long blunt bangs, faux bob.
Sleeping on a silk pillow gives great benefits to your hair, especially when your hair is fine and thin. The smooth silky surface helps to reduce friction on hair which often causes damage and when you wake up in the morning your hair will not be tangled. So buy a good quality luxury silk pillowcase today and see its benefits.
Finally I would like to say, apart from your genetics the other factors can play an important role in fine and thin hair such as: surgery, any type of illness, childbirth, or maybe certain medications. Talk to your doctor if needed. Having thin hair is not a curse, but in some things it is also a blessing.
Haircare for thin hair is easier than other hair types if you use the right techniques. If you have thin hair, then you have to take care of them accordingly. I hope these hair tricks help you manage your thin hair and make your hair beautiful and thick. And you will add them to your daily routine without hesitation.
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