Common mistakes for thin hair.

Olivia Mckenzie

Posted on May 27 2019

Thin hair can be annoying and difficult to manage. But we can’t change our hair type that easily but can make daily changes that will help prevent more damage, breakage and fallout.

 

1. Pulling hair back tightly when wet

Trust me its so tempting to whack our hair up in a pony or a bun especially when youre running out of time in the morning. But when popping your hair up when wet can cause serious damage, especially to thin strands. Hair over stretches when it is wet, so pulling it up in a hair tie when in a wet state can cause added stress on the hair and can pull out hair or break the hair. If you need to tie it back when wet, use a gentle scrunchie with a wide elastic band. 

 

2. Using too much hair oil

A hair oil might make your hair feel nice, but it’s not recommended for individuals with thin hair since it is typically too heavy and leads to the strands becoming flat and stuck to the scalp. It also may be the reason why your hair is going greasy so quickly. 

 

3. Avoiding color

So you may have the best intentions by staying away from colour.  But you may be surprised to learn that adding a splash of colour can do wonders on enhancing thickness. When you color your hair or add highlights, you will give the illusion of fuller hair just by creating a contrast of shadows and lightness. You also physically plump the cuticle creating fuller, thicker hair. 

 

4. 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 is a great supplement in between washes to avoid breakage and can also make your hair appear thicker. 

 

5. Avoiding haircuts

Even for those with thinning hair, it’s better to get a haircut on a regular basis and strengthen your ends than to visit the salon only a few times each year. Regular cleanups will give you healthy hair and having clean, crisp ends give you the look of fuller hair. Having regular trims also encourages your hair to grow. 

 

6. Not taking vitamins that promote hair growth

Something as simple as being deficient in vitamins could cause hair loss. So grab some vitamins specifically designed for hair and you will see a huge improvement in your hairs health. 

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