5 Mistakes You Might Be Making If You Have Thin Hair

Olivia Mckenzie

Posted on August 22 2019

Thin hair can be annoying and  difficult to manage. We all know such things like medications, age, hormones and genes are factors that we have little to no control over, but, there are things we do on a daily basis that are also making our hair more prone to damage, breakage and fallout. So we've listed the top 6 mistakes you might be making.

1. Pulling hair back tightly when wet

It can be tempting, especially when times not on your side to throw your hair back in a ponytail just minutes after hopping out of the shower. But doing so can cause serious damage, especially to already thin strands. Hair over stretches when it is wet, so pulling it up in a hair tie when in this state can cause added stress on the hair and can pull out hair or break the hair.

 

2. Using too much hair oil

A hair oil might make your hair feel nice, but it’s not recommended for thin hair since it is typically too heavy and leads to the strands becoming flat and stuck to the scalp. Instead stick to a weekly hair mask. 

 

3. Overwashing your hair

If your hair is thin and fragile, it’s best to avoid washing it every day. The consistency of washing your hair daily can thin and dry it, making it extremely brittle. Dry shampoo can be a great help on those in-between days.

 

4. Avoiding haircuts

Even for those with thinning hair, it’s better to get a haircut on a regular basis and strengthen your ends. Regular cuts and tides will give you healthy hair and having clean, crisp ends give you the look of fuller hair. If your hair is long but thin try a shorter look to give the impression your hair is thicker. 

 

5. Not taking vitamins that promote hair growth

Something as simple as being deficient in vitamins could cause hair loss. That’s why we recommends a hair, skin and nail vitamin, like biotin. Those extra vitamins might give your hair the boost it needs. 

 

5. Not using a conditioner 

Don't be afraid of conditioner.Just because your hair is thin doesn't mean you can skip on giving it the shine it craves. Just like your face, your scalp needs moisture too, but it’s important to make sure you're purchasing the correct type of conditioner for their hair type. A volumizing or thickening conditioner is formulated to work with limp and thin hairs to get the ultimate amount of body out of each hair strand.

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