Archive for the ‘Thin, Limp & Fine Hair’ Category

How to make thinning hair look thicker

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

How to make thinning hair look thicker

Starting to notice a widening part or a more visible scalp? You're not alone: More than 30 million women in the U.S. suffer from hair thinning or loss. Fortunately, this problem can be addressed with the right dietary choices and supplements, hair products and styling tricks.

The first step to thicker hair starts at the scalp. Try Jack Black's True Volume Thickening Shampoo, which is formulated with expansion technology and delivers body-building wheat protein and creatine into the hair shaft to give each strand a fuller appearance. Basil and tea tree oil help to keep the scalp flake free and stimulate the hair follicles for healthy growth, thus minimizing any potential hair loss. Meanwhile, soy protein provides structure for thinning hair, and white lupine revitalizes and strengthens new hair growth.

Next, work in En Root Give Me Volume Conditioner by theBalm, which is infused with bamboo, rice protein and vitamins A, C and E for soft, full, voluminous hair. Work a mousse like the Fekkai Advanced Full Volume Styling Whip through damp hair. The solution packs a powerful plumping complex which can help to boost the fullness of every strand from roots to ends while providing lightweight, all day hold. If you need to fake it till you make it, ESalon recommends opting for a multi-layered haircut or face-framing bangs and getting regular trims to keep hair from looking flat.

By following these steps, you can achieve a fuller, healthier and more voluminous looking mane.

Easy ways to prevent hair breakage

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Easy ways to prevent hair breakage

If you're having trouble keeping your 'do silky smooth, shiny and beautiful, you may want to spend extra attention on the strength of your hair. Breakage can easily turn your hair into a mess, but there are ways that you can keep your locks from splintering.

First, Prevention magazine states that it's crucial to be gentle on your hair as soon as you get out of the shower. This means avoiding vigorous rubbing with your towel and gently absorbing the water from your locks instead. It may take longer to remove the moisture, but it's well worth it. 

Next, The Huffington Post claims that it's important to be mindful of how much heat you apply to your hair. Blow-drying it can make it more brittle, and straight-ironing it may result in the same outcome over time. If you need to use heat, apply a protective spray beforehand.

Finally, invest in a repairing conditioner and shampoo to strengthen your hair. Using this while bathing can dramatically redeem your locks and put them in a prime position to resist breakage. In the end, you'll be happier when you run your fingers through your 'do and feel the difference!