How to Thicken Your Hair

There’s nothing quite like walking out of a salon with a new cut and style. Yet recreating that bouncy, voluminous look at home can prove to be a challenge, especially if you have fine or thin hair. In fact, caring for and styling fine, limp, or lifeless hair can be a daily struggle that drains you emotionally and financially.

Don’t despair. Whether thin or fine hair is due to genetics, a medical condition, or lifestyle, the following tips can help make your locks look and feel healthier and more voluminous.

Examine your diet. If your hair is starting to thin or just doesn’t look or feel as healthy as it once did, poor nutrition could be the culprit. Take stock of your diet and make sure you’re consuming adequate amounts of fatty acids, protein, and other nutrients. Nuts, eggs, salmon, tuna, and avocado are all excellent sources of omega-3s, protein and other beneficial nutrients. And remember to get enough sleep and drink plenty of water daily. Chances are, you’ll also see an improvement in your skin and nails.

Minimize hair breakage. Thin or fine hair is more susceptible to damage, so use caution when styling. Use a wide-tooth comb and detangle your locks with a good quality hair strengthening conditioner. Minimize heat styling as much as you can. Also, set your flat iron, curling wand, and blow dryer on a lower heat setting.

Use the right shampoo and conditioner. Thin, fine hair requires different styling products than a thicker, fuller head of hair. Choose a lightweight, volumizing shampoo and conditioner that will cleanse without weighing your hair down.

Healthy hair starts with a healthy scalp. Avoid using hair care products with harsh chemicals that can dry up your scalp’s natural oils. Limit washing your hair to just three to four times a week, and when you do wash, give yourself a scalp massage to improve circulation and stimulate hair follicles. Use volumizing products. Avoid those with harsh chemicals that can weigh your hair down and leave a residue behind. Try a gentle thickening spray to give your roots a boost.

Get the right cut for your hair type. A longer style can weigh fine strands down and make them look limper than they are. Instead, try a shorter cut like a pixie or bob. Add long layers to shoulder-length cuts to maximize volume.

If thinning hair is turning into hair loss, maybe it’s time for a different solution – hair transplant performed by the experienced medical team at DiStefano Hair Restoration Center. It all starts with a free initial consultation, so why not schedule your appointment today before matters get worse. We look forward to being the answer to your hair prayers.