Thick, curly, wavy or scanty; the kind of hair you are born with is not in your control. Something you can control is hair care no matter how difficult or easy. After all, as the wise old saying goes: ‘Hair is the crown you never take off’. When it comes to the amount of time and effort that goes into hair care, some of us have a tough time. Scanty hair is probably one of the most difficult hair types to manage or style. The hurdles may be more in number, but scanty hair can look just as good as you want it to, providing you are willing to care for it. So without any further ado, here's a list of 8 hair care tips to deal with scanty hair...
- 1. Get to the roots
- 2. Eat right
- 3. Regular scalp massage
- 4. Towel-dry with care
- 5. Use the right hair cleanser
- 6. Switch styles
- 7. Ease off the comb
- 8. Play it cool
1. Get to the roots
If you’ve noticed your hair getting scanty, or too many strands in the shower drain, our hair care tip would be to check for underlying medical conditions. Scanty hair might be an indicator of problems such as thyroid and anemia.
2. Eat right
Essentially, the healthy growth of hair requires biotin and zinc, both of which can be found in iron-rich foods such as spinach, kale and tofu. Protein is another important factor behind good hair so make sure you increase your intake of eggs, nuts, whole grain and low-fat dairy products.
3. Regular scalp massage
Listen to your grandmother’s words of wisdom when it comes to hair care routines. Oil massages nourish the hair follicles where growth begins, increase blood circulation and help in plumping up fine and scanty hair. We suggest relying on the Indulekha Bringha Oil. This one’s known for its medicinal properties that reduce hair fall and regenerate hair growth. Like that’s not enough, this oil bottle comes with a ‘selfie comb’ that dispenses the medicinal oil directly on your scalp thereby reaching your hair roots and promoting hair growth.
4. Towel-dry with care
When dealing with scanty hair, an important hair care tip is to be as gentle as possible. Instead of vigorously rubbing your hair, dab the towel onto your hair and then allow it to dry. Make sure you use a water-absorbing microfiber towel while doing so.
5. Use the right hair cleanser
An effective shampoo targeted towards scanty hair, preferably something that will boost volume into your hair is the ideal solution to your hair problems. If you ask us, every time we feel our hair needs that voluminous feel, we go for the Dove Rejuvenated Volume Shampoo and Conditioner. This range contains a series of essentials nutrients that will revitalize your tresses and make them voluminous and healthy.
6. Switch styles
You don’t need to wait for an occasion to don a new do. Our haircare tip would be that you try experimenting with shorter, layered hairstyles that make your hair appear voluminous and thick.
7. Ease off the comb
Despite the temptation, combing scanty hair is a bad idea. This is because it can make your hair appear limper than it already is. Your fingers are the way to go rather than your round brush or comb.
8. Play it cool
Using too many heat styling tools? They could totally be the cause of your hair turning dry and brittle. An easy solution and effective hair care tip would be to air dry your hair more often. If in a rush, be sure you use a lower temperature setting on your dryer, or use a heat protectant that will save your tresses from damage.
Written by Saunak Mukherjee on Oct 25, 2017