All about thin hair
BY LUSETA BEAUTY
What is thin hair?
Thin hair can have a lot of different causes, but its signs include:
● Lack of volume
● Visible scalp
● Becomes greasy quickly
However, having thin hair doesn’t mean you’re doomed to a lifetime of limp, lifeless locks. Follow these easy tips to give your hair added volume and body!
Why do i have thin Hair?
Thin hair can be genetic, or it can be a temporary condition. The amount of hair on your head depends on how many hair follicles you have. Less hair follicles mean thinner hair.
The diameter of your individual hair strands also plays a part in determining the thickness of your hair. You may have a lot of hair follicles that produce very fine strands, resulting in an overall thin appearance.
Thin hair can also be a temporary condition. These are some common reasons for thinning hair in women:
● Androgenic alopecia (female pattern hair loss)
● Vitamin deficiency
● Telogen effluvium (caused by physical or emotional stress)
● Thyroid disease
● Autoimmune disorders
● Medication reaction
If you’re noticing that your hair is looking more thin than usual, see your doctor to make sure it’s not the symptom of a serious condition.
How to care for thin Hair
Make the best of your hair type by following these tips to add strength and volume to thin hair:
1. change your diet
One of the biggest causes of thin, lackluster hair is a poor diet. Your body considers your hair to be “non-essential”. When you’re not eating enough nutrients, your body will reroute the nutrients you do eat away from your hair follicles and towards your essential organs. While this defense mechanism keeps your body running, it can also result in thin hair.
To counteract this, eat a healthy diet filled with lean proteins, vegetables, fruits, and healthy fats. You might also consider taking a hair supplement that provides necessary nutrients for regular hair growth.
2. adjust your shampoo routine
Women with thin hair need to wash their hair more often than other hair types. Thin or fine hair is more prone to greasiness, and all that extra oil flattens hair. Wash hair every other day, and use dry shampoo to absorb excess oil in between washes.
3. get a haircut
Changing your hairstyle can really help to add some volume to your locks. Super long hair weighs down the roots and makes hair look flat, so consider cutting your hair shorter. Some hairstyles that work well on women with thin hair include:
● A shoulder length blunt lob
● An angled bob
● A pixie with choppy layers
● A shaggy lob
Need some more hairstyle inspiration? Check out this video of bob haircuts for women with thin hair
4. BE STRATEGIC ABOUT PRODUCTS & STYLING
Many women with thin hair avoid using products because they mistakenly believe that hair products will weigh down their hair. While that may be true in some cases, using the right products with the right techniques can add volume and bounce to lifeless locks.
When washing your hair, only use conditioner from the ear level to the ends of the hair. While hair is still damp, apply a handful of volumizing mousse and spritz a thickening spray at the roots. Then blow dry hair upside until it’s 90% dry. Finish your blowout by smoothing hair with a round brush, blasting air down the hair shaft to diminish frizz.
5. PLAY WITH COLOR
Updating your hair color can also make your look thicker. Ask your hairstylist to add subtle highlights with deeper, darker roots to add the illusion of depth to your hair.
If you struggle with your scalp showing through your hair, fill in the area using eyeshadow (directions here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGQL7fS_RB0). You can also purchase hair fibers, which cling to existing hair and make it look thicker.
Remember: having thin hair is not necessarily a bad thing. It’s all about embracing your hair type and adjusting your look accordingly. We hope you’ll follow these tips and enjoy your hair’s new voluminous look!
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