Spring is right around the corner, which means it’s time to ditch the heavy winter layers and burst onto the scene with a fresh, new look. You could begin your transformation by spending your hard-earned money on a new wardrobe, but it’s always best to start up top: your hair. If you find your hair a little thin and lackluster from excessive heat, stress, or pollutants in the environment, try out these easy techniques to make your hair thicker-looking and super healthy.
Consider a shorter cut
Long hair is beautiful, but a shorter cut can really bring out a lady’s features. Plus, if you have fine or thinning hair, a shorter cut takes away split, damaged ends and gives off the appearance of thicker hair. Bonus points if you opt for layers.
Well, don’t stop brushing entirely, but you should brush as sporadically as possible. The reason behind this is simple: brushing pulls your hair and stimulates the release of oils from your scalp. The hair that doesn’t end up in your brush will become oily and limp, which causes an even thinner look. Instead of brushing all the time, try using a wide-tooth comb instead.
Embrace your texture
Ladies, if you have a natural wave or curl to your tresses, embrace them! Overly straightening your hair causes damage. Heat is not our friend. Use it sparingly, and in the meantime, consider working more volume into your natural texture. If you do have to use heat, use a blowdryer with a round brush after you spray a heat protector on your hair.
Having healthy, thicker hair isn’t just about using proper styling technique. It’s also about what you put into your body. Stress is a major cause for hair loss and almonds have a great amount of magnesium, an anti-stress mineral.
Stay away hair products with high chemical content
Our favorite shampoos may smell awesome and lather up with a million fragrant suds, but many of them are actually harmful. Shampoos, conditioners, and other hair care products tend to be laden with chemicals like sodium laurel and laureth sulfates, which strip the hair of its natural oils and promotes hair loss. Like heat, these products are not our friends. Instead, try cleansing products that use natural oils and cleaning agents, such as silicone-free “co-wash” products or a simple mixture of baking soda and apple cider vinegar.