Do roller sets – When you wear your hair straight or in a twist out, your thin hair will look even thinner. Try a roller set to give your hair more volume this will help with not getting discouraged as you nurse your hair back to health. If your hair is genetically thin, roller sets can be a huge confidence booster as well.
Add natural looking pieces – If you don’t like how thin your hair looks, add natural hair pieces that match with your hair texture. You can still give your hair the much needed TLC, but you can also have the security you want in adding hair pieces. Clipin extentions are very popular, you can make them or buy them and you can take them out immediately after wearing your style.
Revamp your hair routine – Do you moisturize and seal daily? Do you detangle with a wide tooth comb or your fingers? What deep conditioner are you using? It may not be so much that your products are causing your hair to thin, but your actions and how you care for you hair play a big part.
If you detangle with a wide tooth comb, try detangling with your fingers for the month to see if the comb is the culprit. If you don’t moisturize and seal daily, try changing that for a month and see how your hair changes.
Eat healthy – I know you may see this everywhere and it might seem cliche but a healthy diet can actually help with thinning hair. A diet filled with water, lean protein, vitamins and minerals from vegetables and fruit feed the hair follicle increase hair growth and helps with jump starting any follicles that might not be working well.
Things To Avoid For Thin Hair
Avoid any type of braiding – If you have seriously thinning hair, like micros, weaves, cornrows, etc. if possible. You need to give your hair the proper treatment it needs to overcome its fragile state.
Avoid harsh chemicals – Relaxers, color treatments, etc. Especially chemicals that come in contact with your scalp, do not do them or stretch them as long as you can.
Avoid heat as much as possible – Even though heat can be considered temporary if you do use alot of heat you will be subject to heat damage which makes already thin hair much worse. Avoiding heat helps to keep your strands in their natural state and healthy.
Avoid styling gels and hair sprays with a hard or firm hold. The formula in these products do dry the hair out alot in order to keep the hair “stuck in place.” Thin hair is more likely to break off than keep the style firmly held which can make your already thin hair worse.
If you are struggling with thin hair, try these tips to help you gain your thickness again or just for overall hair health of naturally thin hair.
Originally posted 2014-11-27 15:00:05.