Published on September 8th, 2018 | by beauty international0
7 Ways To Make Thin Hair Thicker
Thin hair can be annoying and difficult to manage. While we know certain factors, we have little to no control over are the biggest culprits behind hair loss and thinning hair, experts say there are things we do on a daily basis that are also making our hair more prone to damage, breakage and fallout. Among the biggest lush-locks saboteur? Stress and poor diet.
But here’s the good news: We can do something about it! All it takes is making a few minor adjustments to some of your everyday habits…
1. Pulling hair back tightly when wet
It can be tempting, especially when you’re in a rush to throw your hair back in a bun or ponytail just minutes after hopping out of the shower. But doing so can cause serious damage, especially to thin strands. It’s not worth it. “Hair over stretches when it is wet, so pulling it up in a hair tie when in this state can cause added stress on the hair and can pull out hair or break the hair,” says Lindsay Victoria, Master Stylist.
“If you need to tie it back when wet, use a gentle scrunchie with a wide elastic band, like Silk Scrunchies by slip, or even a clip, but avoid anything too tight,” she recommends.
2. Using too much hair oil
Although hair oil makes leaves your hair smooth, soft and smelling sweet, it’s not recommended for thin hair since it is typically too heavy and leads to the strands becoming flat and stuck to the scalp. Instead, we recommend using a deep conditioning treatment, our Nioxin Scalp Therapy Revitalising Conditioner No.1. Use this to achieve thicker and healthier hair, avoid using hair oils; especially when styling with heat.
3. Avoiding colour
If you’re like me, you probably have the best intentions in your mission to not colour your hair. However, in dying it you’re almost expected to damage your hair, you might be surprised to learn that adding a little colour can do wonders for enhancing thickness. Confused? Don’t blame you, most people will tell you how unhealthy dying your hair is. Don’t get me wrong completely bleaching your hair is just as damaging as they say, but by adding subtle highlights or going a few shades lighter you will physically plump the cuticle creating fuller, thicker hair. Often times when you colour your hair or add highlights, you will give the illusion of fuller hair just by creating a contrast of shadows and lightness.
4. Not using a conditioner
If you’re avoiding using conditioner at all cost for fear that your hair will become too flat, think again. Just like your face, your scalp needs moisture too. However, Kali Ferrara, senior colourist in New York City, points out that it’s important for those with thin hair to make sure they’re purchasing the correct type of conditioner for their hair type. A volumizing paste, like the label.m Fashion Edition Dry Volumizing Paste , is formulated to work with limp and thin hairs to get the ultimate amount of body out of each hair strand.
5. Over washing your hair
If your hair is thin and fragile, it’s best to avoid washing it every day. The consistency of washing your hair daily can thin and dry it, making it extremely brittle and washes out the natural hair oils that gives you shinny hair. Dry shampoo is a great supplement in between washes to avoid breakage. Go-to product? Goldwell’s Dual senses Ultra Volume Bodifying Dry Shampoo. Along with giving the illusion of freshly washed hair, we recommend this product because a powder form will add more volume to thin hair and blends well into lighter strands.
6. Overusing hair extensions
Extensions might be an easy way to instantly give you the thicker, fuller hair you’re looking for, but, over time, they put a lot of strain on the hairs which the extensions are attached to, causing potential scarring alopecia. The key is to change up your hairstyle every three months, so you can give your hair and scalp a much-needed break.
7. Avoiding haircuts
Even for those with thinning hair, it’s better to get a haircut on a regular basis and strengthen your ends than to visit the salon only a few times each year. Regular clean-ups will give you healthy hair and having clean, crisp ends give you the look of fuller hair.