Tips for Managing and Styling Thin Hair

Managing thin hair can be challenging. It seems like it gets oily quicker. It appears dry, stringy and damaged.

It isn't easy to achieve volume and lift. Thin hair refers to the amount of hair that you have and the density of strands per square inch on your scalp.

All is not lost though, if you are struggling with thin hair. There are some easy ways you can achieve more volume and added softness for thin hair with a few simple tricks.

Is It Bad to Have Thin Hair?

It's not bad to have thin hair, and it is totally normal. But it can become frustrating if you want to achieve a thick messy bun look or wear it in a ponytail.

Why Do I Have Thin Hair?

One of the first things you need to do is to check the ingredients in your shampoo. If your shampoo contains Sodium Laureth Sulfate, find a different shampoo. Sodium Laureth Sulfate is a detergent strong enough to remove garage grease and not something you want to use on your hair.

Be mindful of the food you eat. Eating a healthy diet is key to having healthy, thicker hair. Protein is one of the building blocks of hair. Eating foods such as peanut butter, eggs, and chicken can promote healthy hair growth.

Stress is another cause of thin hair. But stress-induced hair loss can be remedied over time by practicing relaxation techniques such as deep breathing and yoga.

Is Leave-In Conditioner Good for Thin Hair?

When caring for thin hair, choosing the right conditioning product can make all of the difference. You don't want something that is going to weigh your hair down.

Using a light-weight formula is best for thin hair. That is why Daily Dose Leave-In Conditioner is perfect for thin hair. By using only a small amount and focusing on the length of hair while avoiding the roots, you can give your hair the moisture it needs without weighing it down.

How Can I Style My Hair to Make It Look Thicker?

After applying Daily Dose Leave-In- Conditioner to wet hair, don't comb it just yet. One way to style hair to make it look thicker and give it more volume is to "rough-dry" your hair.

Simply use your fingers to lift the hair from the scalp while applying low heat. It also helps to flip your head over too while drying.

Rough drying helps avoid combing wet hair at the roots when it's most vulnerable. Once the hair becomes dry on top, then comb the rest of it out and continue to dry on low heat.

If you are using heat tools, pay attention to the heat setting. Many heat tools have a temperature setting above 400 degrees. A common misconception is that it is quicker to use a high heat setting when styling hair. Don't do it! While it is quicker, thin hair can't handle the heat. By using high heat settings, it's only doing more damage.

When using a straightener, turn the heat down to 265 degrees. You can still achieve gorgeous curls with a low heat setting as well. Again, turn the heat setting down, but after holding the wand or iron on your hair. Pin the curl to your head.

While the hair is cooling down, lightly spray with hair spray. Tip: While your hair is cooling down, it's the perfect time to put on your make-up or drink a glass of water.

When you are ready, gently remove the pins and run your fingers through your hair. Then lightly spray to hold the curl.


Author: Jessica Biggs

Jessica is a wife, mother, teacher, writer, and marketer. Like a moth to a flame, she is drawn to all things pretty, sparkly, and shiny and believes there is no such thing as natural beauty. When she is not working, in her spare time she dreams of the day where all she has to do is lay on a beach somewhere and endless frozen concoctions with little pink umbrellas are served to her on a silver platter. Until then, she will just settle for summers in the backyard. You can follow her on twitter @jessbiggs11 or Facebook @jessicadillardbiggs


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