Do you dream of having lush hair, but your hair is far from perfect – it’s thin and vulnerable? The good news is that proper care can be great. Plus a tailored haircut and comb – and you can enjoy beautiful, thickened (realistically and visually) hair. Discover a few ways to make fine hair look beautiful every day. Give it a healthy shine and density!
Why do we have fine hair?
Thin hair is the nightmare of most of those people (not only the ladies – after all, longhaired men aren’t missing either!) who dream of a lush haircut.
In most cases, genetic conditions are responsible for very fine hair. If your mother, grandmother, and also your aunt and cousins have hair of little volume, you probably inherited this tendency in the genes.
However, we are very often responsible for thin, rare hair! “How so?” – will you ask? You take care of it: you wash it regularly and apply a conditioner.
But in many cases (especially if you’ve had more hair and have lost volume over time), some habits and care mistakes contribute to the fact that beautiful, thick hair can become thin, dull and lifeless.
What is the biggest contributor to hair becoming thin? Using cosmetics that are too aggressive If you wash your hair quite often (more often than once or twice a week), pay attention to the composition of your shampoo (or shampoos – if you use several alternating treatments). The vast majority of these cosmetics contain a fairly aggressive detergent: SLS.
The use of shampoos containing this ingredient is of course desirable from time to time to thoroughly cleanse your scalp of sebum, cosmetic residues and other impurities. However, remember that the scalp, like the rest of the body, produces its natural lipid coat, which has a protective function. It protects the scalp from the evaporation of moisture from the epidermis, thus maintaining the natural, optimal moisture, it also protects hair bulbs.
If you often wash your hair with products containing mainly SLS, but also other, strong detergents, you primarily wash this protective layer. The scalp becomes dry and irritated and the hair bulbs are somehow exposed. Unfortunately, this is the easiest way to make your hair fall out. Dry skin and exposed to greater damage to the hair bulbs become weaker, resulting in a loss of volume.
Tip: Don’t throw SLS shampoos out of your beautician. But take care of a cosmetic product that does not contain this ingredient, for daily, gentle cleansing of hair and scalp. Use them alternately, but more often mildly. You can use a strong shampoo, for example, once a week or once every two weeks if you’re not using hair styling products.
But if you’re a fan of mousse, gels and hairspray, your scalp and hair will need to be washed a little more often and properly. In this case, use a mild shampoo and the one with detergent alternately, for example every two washes.
After each shampoo, you should protect your hair with a conditioner or mask. Washing your hair with warm water, blow-drying, using a flat iron or curling iron and even staying in heated or air-conditioned rooms, heat or frost – all these factors make your hair lose moisture naturally.
To keep it from becoming dry, rough and dull, you need to give it an extra dose of moisture from outside. This is the role of masks and conditioners. You use them conscientiously and in large quantities, so everything should be fine, isn’t it? Hair gets greasy and yet it’s getting less and less?
Look at its composition. If it contains silicones and other ingredients that make it difficult for your skin to breathe, that’s probably what’s causing your hair to deteriorate. If you apply a product containing silicones to your scalp, they can simply clog it up, creating an occlusal layer. Although the skin is protected against the loss of moisture in this way because a protective coat is formed, it also has its other, negative side: the skin is not breathing. As a result, micro-inflammation can occur, due to the accumulation of excess sebum.
Hair follicles can become inflamed, which naturally weakens the hair follicles, and thus the hair falls out, and the new, so-called baby hair does not have the power to pierce through the epidermis. Therefore, in exchange for falling out hair, no new hair appears and the parting may become thicker and thicker.
Tip: apply light and weightless cosmetics to the scalp so that it can breathe freely. Avoid silicones and, preferably, chemical ingredients in general in masks and conditioners applied to scalp. Choose natural products with short and valuable ingredients that moisturise and nourish the scalp and hair follicles without clogging the skin and allowing it to breathe freely.