If you watch the movies, looks at fashion adverts, or watch the hippest TV show, you will notice that all the women in them have one thing in common – thick, luscious hair! There seems to be no place in the media for women with thin and limp locks.
What happens if your hair isn’t as thick as it maybe should be? Well, the first thing to note is that you shouldn’t worry. There is nothing actually wrong with thin hair. In fact, lots of women have naturally thin hair as it is something that we are born with. It’s completely normal and nothing to put yourself down for. To make your thin hair work better for you, here is my ultimate guide for the thinned-haired girls out there!
Massage Your Scalp
Massaging the scalp can increase the amount of blood flowing to it. And once there is more blood flowing to it, hair can be encouraged to grow. That means more hair strands will grow, and they won’t take quite as long to grow either. Wondering how you should massage your scalp? The best time to do it is when you are in the shower. Before you even get in the shower, softly work your fingertips over your scalp. One nice little tip is to move your fingertips as if you are peeling an orange. After a few minutes of massaging this way, you are ready to jump in the shower and wash your hair. When you are applying shampoo and conditioner to your hair, don’t forget to give your scalp another quick massage. Massaging in the warm water will increase the blood flow even more.
Consider Hair Growth Tablets
If your hair seems to be extremely thin, you may just have been unlucky with your genes. Or, it could also be a symptom of a health condition. Whatever the reason, living with very thin hair can be no fun. Thankfully, there is something that can be done about it. Propecia tablets and shampoo fortified with caffeine can greatly increase hair growth and scalp health. You can often find these types of specialized hair products at your local drugstore, but you might have to visit your doctor to get the stronger ones.
Go Easy With The Hairdryer
People with thin hair tend to style their mane quite a bit to help it look thicker. Unfortunately, this could be doing more bad than good. That’s because they always end up overworking their hair, which makes it look a lot limper than it naturally would. If you do try to blow dry some volume into your locks, you need to remember that less is more. Plus, you shouldn’t use your hairbrush while you dry your hair. Your brush will knock out all the volume from the hair, making it look very flat. The best thing you can do is use your hands to try and style your hair until it is 90% dry. Then you can start to tackle it with your brush.
Style With Shampoo Rather Than Hairspray
I know a lot of people with thin hair who try to style their locks with volume-boosting hairspray and other products. But this isn’t the best way to create the illusion of thickness. Rather than using these products, you will be much better off using a styling shampoo. You will find lots of shampoos that are fortified with starch, which can greatly help to add volume to your hair. These shampoos are so effective because they boost hair at the roots, something which sprays and waxes can’t do. So, when it comes to buying hair products, you will find that your money goes a lot further if you invest in some top-quality starch shampoos rather than volume-enhancing hairsprays and waxes.
Eat For Thick Hair
There are lots of vitamins and minerals that can really improve hair health and increase its thickness. As a matter of fact, thin hair is sometimes a symptom of a dietary deficiency of one of these nutrients! So, to improve your hair, you need to make sure that you are including plenty of zinc, iron, and B12 in your diet. You can find these vitamins and minerals in dietary supplement tablets. But it is much better to just eat foods that are very rich in them, such as spinach, red meat, and oily fish.
Go For Bangs
People with thin hair often find that their hairline starts to recede a lot earlier than people with thicker hair. Feeling quite self-conscious about yours? There are certain hairstyles that can effectively hide yours for you. One of your best options is soft bangs that can be swept to the side. These will nicely frame the face and cover up your hairline, which can greatly help make the hair look a lot fuller and thicker.
Dye Your Hair For Fullness
Did you know that dying your hair can also help to create an illusion of fullness and thickness? Rather than just dying your whole head one color, you should get some lowlights or highlights. These can add some dimension to your locks that will make them look a lot thicker and fuller. Think of it as an optical illusion – but on your head! You might also be pleased to hear that lots of dyes can fortify the roots of the hair, helping to add some volume to them. Not only that, but they absorb a lot of excess oil and seal the cuticle, improving hair health.
Don’t Use Too Much Conditioner
Using too much conditioner will add a lot of weight to your hair, which can make it appear quite flat. If your hair is quite long, you will benefit by just adding it to the ends of your hair. Also, it’s important to note that you should only use conditioner straight after you have washed your hair. This way, you will get the best possible results every time.
Don’t get down because of your thin hair – you can now use this blog post to help you improve it!