Thin hair – how to care for them, and how to increase their volume?
Thick, shiny hair is a dream of any woman. Unfortunately, not all can enjoy such pristine qualities. But it’s worth knowing that if you’ve got thin hair, and developed them recently or carried them all your life, then it’s worth knowing that they can also look attractive – it’s not dark magic. But you should look after them properly and make sure they are styled/cut appropriately.
Characteristics of thin hair
Thin hair does not have to mean thinning hair. On the contrary – it’s very often the case that your head is full of hair, but thin hair means strands that are small in diameter, which makes most hairstyles look faint and dull. For this reason, thin hair is thought to look far better when it is let loose naturally, rather wrapped in a ponytail.
Thin hair is inherently very delicate and prone to destruction. Thin hairs also refuse to be styled properly. They quickly lose their volume, and those that are intensely curly tend to return to the standard shape, even if pinned with bobbles and hair clips.
Thin hair – washing and care
Because thin hair is susceptible to damage, it should be washed very gently, and you should always remember to protect them from high temperatures or other external factors i.e. harsh weather conditions.
Gentle washing does not mean simply rinsing. On the contrary – its worth to wash thin hair thoroughly and often, because fresh, cleansed hair always looks much better aesthetically, for they are raised at the base and aren’t clogged. But during washing, you should preferably give up the strong, highly cleansing or intensely rich shampoos for natural cosmetics, intended for everyday use. Opt for the clearest shampoos out there, as it’s proven that these don’t contain much chemicals. And do not jerk or scrub hair your, instead gently clean them by massaging you scalp, pour hot water over them. It’s also a bad idea to comb wet hair strands.
After washing, excess water should be squeezed with a towel, but once again – be kind and do not abruptly wipe your hair. Thin hair should be allowed to dry naturally. If we do not have the time, we should dry the hair with cool air, as this is always better than hot and harmful air. It is also good to lean your head down too; thanks to this the hair will rise at the base – and once drying is done, it will look denser and more compact.
Some people think that the use of special conditioners for thin hair should be an opposed idea, because it will also burden the strands. If your hair is healthy and shiny, indeed, you can really give up the use of a conditioner and focus only on securing the roots or the ends. But in terms of damaged hair, the use of a conditioner is very advisable. However, make sure to never put the cosmetic on the scalp, but only at the ends, roughly at the length of your ear.
Hairstyles for thin hair
Thin hair does not comply with strong shading, because then individual hairs can appear to be even thinner than they already are. It’s best if the strands are equal in length e.g. a bob cut or rounded short loose. However, thin hair looks best in the semi-long versions, and it is actually advisable to use styling cosmetics whose task it is to lift the hair at the base, adding greater volume to the roots.
Remember, that if you’re struggling to find relevant cosmetics, hairstyles or procedures, the help of a professional dermatologist or trichologist or even a hairdresser at a hair studio will be of vital use.