Are you constantly trying to pump volume into your flat, thin hair? We know it’s hard! While other girls have it easy with their naturally thick mane, you have to put in some extra effort to make your limp hair look fuller and dense. Having said that, are you sure you are not ruining your thin hair by making these sloppy hair care mistakes? Take a look at 5 common mistakes you shouldn’t be making, but you probably are!
- Brushing wet hair
- Overusing hair products
- Not getting a trim often
- Tying your hair too tight
- Sleeping on the wrong pillow
Brushing wet hair
Wet hair is brittle and weak and nobody, even those with healthy and thick hair, should brush hair when it is still soaking wet. It is worse for those who already have thin hair. It can cause breakage and even harm the health of your hair. Let your hair air-dry and use your fingers to detangle and then brush with a wide toothed comb.
Overusing hair products
Yes, you do need extra hair products and a few more minutes of blow drying to get the faux volume in your hair. But, using too much heat styling and hair products can affect your hair health. Keep product usage to a minimum and use medium heat only when necessary.
Not getting a trim often
You may love to keep your hair long, but it is better to get a haircut on a regular basis. It helps keep your hair healthy and gets rid of the dry ends that make your hair look even thinner and scanty. Also, shorter hair has more bounce to it and the ends look crisper which gives an illusion of a fuller mane.
Tying your hair too tight
Steer clear of intricate and detailed hairstyles that require throwing your hair back in a tight ponytail or a braided bun. This can seriously damage your hair and trigger hair breakage as it causes stress at the roots.
Sleeping on the wrong pillow
This might come as a surprise to you but the finish of your bedding also affects the health of your hair. Rougher finishes can harm your hair and cause hair loss. Choose softer fabrics like silk or satin to sleep on, as it causes less friction and thus less hair loss.