Thin hair can be difficult to manage. While there are certain factors we have little to no control over that can cause hair loss and thinning hair, there are things we do on a daily basis that make hair more prone to damage, breakage, and fallout. Below we take a look at some common mistakes you may be making with your hair.
Overwashing Your Hair
If your hair is thin and fragile, avoid washing it every day. Washing your hair daily can thin and dry it, making it extremely brittle. You can use dry shampoo as a supplement in between washes to avoid breakage.
Not Using a Conditioner
Don’t avoid using a conditioner. Just like your face, your scalp needs moisture too. However, it is important for those with thinning hair to make sure they’re purchasing the correct type of conditioner for their hair type. Volumizing conditioners are formulated to work with limp and thin hairs to get the ultimate amount of body out of each hair strand.
Pulling Your Hair Back Tightly When Wet
When you’re in a rush it might be convenient to throw your hair back in a ponytail minutes after hopping out of the shower. Doing so can cause serious damage, especially to thin strands. Hair over stretches when it is wet. 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.
Overusing Hair Extensions
Extensions can instantly give you the thicker, fuller hair you’re looking for. Unfortunately, over time, they put extra strain on the hairs which the extensions are attached to. One way to avoid adding extra strain is to change up your hairstyle every three months, so you can give your hair and scalp a much-needed break.
Even if you have thinning hair, it’s better to get a haircut on a regular basis and strengthen your ends. Regular cleanups will give you healthy hair and having clean, crisp ends give you the look of fuller hair. Schedule an appointment with one of our specialists and allow us to take care of your hair needs.