If you’ve got thin hair, then the question that is almost always bothering you is how to make your hair appear thicker and prevent it from falling flat. And in order to achieve this, you end up putting way more products on your hair and scalp than necessary.
But let us tell you that this method is absolutely wrong, and is, in fact, one of the many thin hair mistakes you should totally avoid as it could be the reason why your hair looks so limp ALL the time. Ahead, we’ve listed down five common (but highly damaging) hair care mistakes every girl with thin hair needs to stop making, like, right now.
- 01. Using the wrong shampoo
- 02. Applying too much and too many product
- 03. Not getting the right haircut
- 04. Ignoring your scalp
- 05. Being rough with hair care
01. Using the wrong shampoo
When you’ve got thin hair, it is important to choose your hair care products, especially your shampoo, carefully. It would better to switch to a clear shampoo as most of the other ones are loaded with creams and oils that can weigh down thin hair. Clear shampoos not just cleanse your scalp, but are enriched with lightweight ingredients that deliver major lift and volume.
BB picks: Dove Oxygen Moisture Shampoo – The gel like texture cleanses your scalp without weighing down your hair, while the oxygen-infused molecules deliver a burst of hydration to prevent dry and brittle ends.
02. Applying too much and too many product
A mistake that a lot of women with thin hair end up making is using too many and too much product at once. Yes, you may need to use an additional bit of texturising or volumising spray for some lift, but there’s no point in going overboard. Stick to lightweight products and keep them as away from your scalp to prevent your strands from looking dull and lifeless.
03. Not getting the right haircut
Contrary to popular belief, getting too many layers can actually make thin hair look stringy, dull and lifeless. Instead, opt for a uni-length haircut with blunt ends to give the illusion of more body, volume and bounce. Additionally, remember that shoulder-length or shorter haircuts work better as really long hair can look thinner.
04. Ignoring your scalp
Hair oils, styling products plus exposure to dirt and pollution, can end up settling onto your scalp and making your hair look even more thin and flat. Apart from regularly using a scalp scrub, remember to wash your hair with a clarifying shampoo at least once a month. This will clean your scalp, add more volume, while also promote better hair growth.
BB picks: TRESemme Detox and Restore Shampoo – The cleansing properties of neem gently yet thoroughly help in getting rid of scalp build-up, while ginseng helps in stimulating dormant follicles to promote healthy and strong hair.
05. Being rough with hair care
Tying your hair in super tight hairstyles, sleeping on cotton pillow cases, brushing your hair when wet or even rubbing your hair dry are all culprits that end up further damaging thin hair. In order to make your hair seem thicker, fuller and more voluminous, ensure that you treat your hair gently by switching to a microfibre towel, a satin scrunchie and pillowcase as well as trying out protective hairstyles.
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