Have you noticed your hair is thinning or damaged? Take a look at our top tips and solutions.
If you find that your hair feels or looks dry, damaged, and unhealthy, you’re not alone. Throughout their lives many people find themselves facing split ends and breakable thinning hair due to a combination of their lifestyle and genetics.
The good news is that there are a lot of things that you can do in order to achieve healthier hair. Shiny, thick and soft hair is certainly within reach. To help you work towards your healthy-hair goals, we’ve compiled a variety of advice, tips and solutions.
1. Vitamins, protein and a balanced diet:
A balanced diet is incredibly important for a healthy lifestyle. That doesn’t stop with your body, it affects your hair, too! If you’ve noticed your hair is losing its shine and health, then it’s time to look at your diet.
Healthy diets include fruit and vegetables, whole grains, lean protein, water, seafood and more. Omega-3 fatty acids, for example, are present in many kinds of seafood. Omega-3s are thought to promote hair growth, promote hair strength, and nourish hair follicles. Switch up the way you eat, and you’ll see the positive results in healthier hair.
2. Frequency of Cleaning:
According to experts, you may not need to shampoo as often as you think. Shampoo is meant to get dirt and grime off of your hair. However, it also traps and removes oils, many of which are essential for healthy hair and your scalp. Those oils tend to keep your hair hydrated and if you remove them, you’ll find that your hair becomes dry and easily breaks.
Experts say that there is no single answer to how often you should use shampoo. It can depend on a range of factors including your hair type and texture, how often you use other hair products and your activity level.
Say, for example, that you have oily hair. You may need to shampoo more frequently than those with dry hair. Similarly, if you exercise every day and sweat heavily, you will also want to wash your hair more regularly than someone who does not participate in that level of exercise.
For the average person, every 2-3 days is a suitable washing schedule. If your hair is visibly oily, there’s flaking or your scalp is itchy, then it’s generally time to wash! In general, try to follow the below guidelines:
- Don’t wash your hair more than once a day.
- Only use enough of the product to cover your hair
- Avoid very hot water and hot styling methods
Many of your day to day styling activities can cause damage to your hair. Whether you’re using gel, styling wax, or heat, for example with a hairdryer, you risk damaging your hair follicles and the individual strands of hair. Our best advice for day to day styling is compiled below:
- Avoid using very hot or very cold water when washing
- Try to use the lowest heat setting while blow-drying and gradually increase the heat as needed
- Air dry your hair when possible
- When using styling accessories such as pins and clips, change where you place them day-to-day. Repeatedly putting pressure or friction on one area can result in localized breakage from the root.
- Do not bleach or over-dye your hair.
- Do not excessively style you hair with harsh chemicals or products.
You may notice that despite doing all these things, you still have unhealthy, thin hair. There are a few lifestyle factors that may be affecting your hair. This includes:
- Overconsumption of alcohol
- Low-calorie diets and crash diets
- Decreased thyroid hormone
- Too much stress
- Taking blood-thinning medication
- Some prescription medication for heart problems, depression, high blood pressure, and arthritis
All of the above issues can create thinning, dry and unhealthy hair.
If you’re looking for something a little more than lifestyle or habit changes, there are various innovative surgical and non-surgical procedures available that can perfectly help enhance the look and feel of your hair. Take a look at our top picks:
Micropigmentation is perfect for men and women who have thinning hair or wear a closely shaved hairstyle. It works by filling in the area that is thinning with dots of pigment that resemble closely-cut hairs. It’s essentially a medical tattoo that reduces the contrast between your hair and your scalp. This gives your hair a thicker look. You can discover more about micropigmentation here.
At Look Natural Hair Restoration, we offer Viviscal Professional supplements for people looking to easily intake all the nutrients needed to support hair growth. Viviscal Professional creates a healthy shine and thicker growth. The main ingredient is AminoMar Marine Complex, and it also contains vital nutrients such as Biotin, Apple Extract, and Vitamin C. This kind of supplement can really improve the way your hair looks and feels. You can find out more about Viviscal Professional, here.
Low-Level Light Therapy
Low Level Light Therapy is an FDA-cleared method of stimulating hair growth. It works by using clinical-strength laser technology to promote growth of thicker and fuller hair. With no surgery, scalpels, stitches or shaving required, LLLT is a fantastic solution for patients everywhere. We offer this solution at Look Natural Hair Restoration in the form of the Capillus 272 Pro Mobile Laser Therapy Cap. You can find out more about this exciting innovation and the results it achieves, here.
If you have thinning hair and want a permanent result, then a hair transplant is certainly worth considering. This involves taking hair follicles from a donor area where hair growth is thick and moving them to the area where hair growth is thinner. Over time those follicles produce thicker hair, resulting in new growth from an area that was previously thinning. Read on to discover more about our surgical procedures.
As you can see, there are many ways to effectively take control of your hair and promote thicker growth. There are also many fantastic solutions for creating the aesthetic look of thicker hair. If you’re interested in discussing any of the methods you’ve read about here today, or booking in for a consultation, you can simply reach out to us via our Contact Us page or by calling us on (855) 802-4247.
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