How To: Care for Thin Hair
Thin hair requires tender loving care in order to maintain great health and have it looking it’s best. There are certain aspects of hair styling and everyday treatment that should be adjusted for this fragile hair type. Follow these five easy tips to restore and maintain great hair health.
1. Don’t pull your hair back tightly. Start letting your hair down more often if you wear it back in a ponytail or bun everyday. Some jobs require this but as soon as you clock out make it a habit to let your hair down, literally. The stress on the scalp from constant pulling wrecks the health of your hair causing it to fall out and thin out even more.
2. Detangle wet hair with a wide-tooth comb. Wet hair is susceptible to breakage if brushed out vigorously with a tight-bristled brush. To further ease the detangling process that can be quiet difficult as it is with thin hair, use a wide-tooth comb when rinsing out conditioner in the shower.
3. Take a daily hair, nails, and skin supplement. The extra vitamins from a daily supplement can deliver the necessary nutrients to maintain strong, shiny, thick hair along with the bonus of strong nails and clear skin.
4. Use a scalp massager with essential oils. Stimulate blood flow to the scalp and invigorate the roots with essential oils such as rosemary, thyme, and lavender. Do this once a week before you shampoo to maintain good scalp and hair health.
5. Avoid breakage and damage. Stay clear as much as possible from heat styling, cut it back to once or twice a week to give your hair a break from the stress. Tight hair accessories such as elastic ponytail holders, headbands, and clips can also cause damage by creating kinks and breakage when used too often or on wet hair. Air dry your hair before using any accessories.