If you’re struggling with flat, damaged, or thinning hair you’ve likely adopted some habits that are making it worse. The good news is you can reverse the damage with some simple changes to your hair routines.
Washing & Styling
Most people don’t give much thought into the process of washing and drying their hair. It’s a simple process you’ve been doing since you were a child. In the context of having thicker, more luxurious hair, most people will need to make a few changes to their daily routines.
The most surprising mistake most people will make is to wash their hair too often. If you’re in the habit of shampooing your hair every time you step in the shower you’re likely stripping away the natural oil your scalp produces.
Initially, you may feel a bit uncomfortable with an oily scalp between shampoo sessions but it’s necessary to thicken your hair naturally.
You should only be washing your hair three to four times per week for the best results.
Your hair is most vulnerable immediately after washing, making the drying process incredibly important. Avoid aggressively drying your hair with a towel, and don’t start brushing your hair while still wet. Brushing wet hair can cause it to break or become noticeably thin.
– Pat your hair with a towel
– Let the air finish drying
– Use a wide comb to de-tangle
– Use a brush once hair is dry
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Hair Product Don’t
The intended purpose of most consumer shampoo products is to clean your scalp and hair. This places a greater emphasis on ingredients that can potentially damage your hair in the process of cleaning. Before you buy your next bottle of shampoo or conditioner, take a closer look at the ingredients and avoid harmful chemicals.
– Sodium Laurel
– Laureth Sulfates
– Silicone Conditioner
– Mineral Oil
– Isopropyl Alcohol
– Polyethylene Glycol
Don’t Damage Your Hair With
– Chemical Straighteners
Hair Product Do’s
Not all shampoos are going to be harmful, or negatively effect the thickness of your hair. There are specific ingredients you should be looking for on the shampoo label that have proven to be effective at increasing thickness or hair growth.
Look For These Ingredients
– Avocado Oil
– Shea Butter
– Coconut Oil
– Olive Oil
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Food & Supplements
Thick, healthy hair isn’t just the result of buying the right kind of shampoo. It’s also directly related the foods you’re eating and a lack of important nutrients linked to hair health.
Eat More Of This
– Fruits & Vegetables
Supplements For Hair Health
– Fish Oil
– Vitamin B
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