HAIR CARE TIPS
Gently pat dry freshly washed hair with a good microfiber towel to minimize breakage.
Treat thinning hair with gentle care, and avoid over-brushing, washing, and processing – all of which can further damage already fragile strands.
Invest in a high-quality comb for your hair type to minimize breakage. For curly or wavy hair, use a wide-tooth comb. For straight hair, use a brush with soft, rounded tips.
Toss out any fine-tooth combs and brushes with sharp bristles. These combs can increase breakage – doing more harm than good.
Turn your head upside down to blow dry when you are in a pinch and don’t have time to air or spot dry your hair. This is an easy way to give thinning hair a powerful volume boost.
Take your hair to new heights with a nourishing evening hair care routine. Gently comb out any tangles and tie your hair into a low, loose bun, braid, or ponytail before going to bed.
Massage your scalp using the pads of your fingers before hopping in the shower. This increases blood flow and helps exfoliate pores for a healthier scalp.
Lather up with a volumizing shampoo and conditioner. Look for a gentler shampoo that is residue-free, weightless, and sulphate-free (sulphate tends to strip hair of its natural oils, which results in dry hair and breakage).
When you can’t squeeze in a shower, use a clear formulation dry shampoo with cornstarch or rice starch.
Use blotting papers to fight oily hair by dabbing the front layers framing your face.
Always, always, always detangle your locks before you shower – dry hair is more durable and less likely to break than wet.
Try a more tousled, wash-and-go style as your new signature look. This is easier to pull off and maintain with thinner hair, and any trouble spots can easily be handled with a little back brushing for volume.
Only wash your hair when necessary. If you can, shampoo every other day to avoid damage from over washing.
Limit your hair’s exposure to direct sunlight. Natural sunlight, and even artificial ultraviolet light, can break down keratin protein in your hair and hamper its elasticity.