How to thicken fine hair?
Fine hair tends to be flat and thinning for various reasons: genetics, poor diet, excessive use of heating appliances, lack of care, use of chemicals and harmful products, weather and pollution.
The lengths and ends are finer and less full, they therefore require special care on a daily basis to restore strength, volume, and prevent breakage.
Here are some beauty tips for taking care of your fine hair and gaining hair mass:
Cut your hair regularly
Every 3 to 4 months, it is advisable to cut damaged and split ends to allow thicker hair to grow back.
In fact, eliminating the weakened ends allows for a mass effect and gives the impression of denser and more voluminous hair.
Have a good balanced diet
It is essential to have a balanced diet rich in nutrients and proteins, and to drink enough water (between 1.5L and 2L per day), to promote the creation of keratin , a molecule which makes up 95% of hair. .
A nutritional deficiency can cause damage to the hair such as a lack of volume and shine , or rough and brittle lengths.
To preserve beautiful, healthy hair, it is advisable to supplement with vitamins (especially group B vitamins) and trace elements (such as zinc, magnesium and iron).
Délicure offers vegan, natural, sugar-free hair gummies made in France which contribute to maintaining normal, healthy hair. They are enriched with vitamins (B6, B8, B9, B12 and E), trace elements (zinc and selenium), and blueberry extract which activates the microcirculation of the scalp and thus promotes faster hair growth.
Avoid shampooing too frequently
To maintain healthy hair , you must avoid washing it too frequently so as not to eliminate the oils naturally present on the hair fiber and the scalp, which help protect it from drying out.
Fine hair that is washed too often tends to produce more sebum and become greasy more quickly.
In addition, shampoos dry out the scalp and promote the appearance of dandruff .
Choosing the right shampoo
The choice of shampoo is essential to maintain healthy hair. We must therefore ban shampoos, and all hair products, which are found in stores composed of chemical ingredients that are harmful to the hair such as sulfates, silicones, quartenary ammomium or even certain preservatives. In the long term, these ingredients dry out, suffocate and weaken the hair.
It is better to choose a shampoo that is gentle and as natural as possible, adapted to the nature of fine hair.
Another important point, it is best to rinse your hair with cold water to give it shine and strength. Cold water also helps purify and cleanse the scalp, limiting hair loss and promoting denser hair growth.
Make natural treatments
To thicken and restore volume to the hair, it is strongly recommended to use natural plant-based treatments.
Make vegetable oil baths: vegetable oils are excellent for restoring strength and vigor to fine and weakened hair. The best oils for this type of hair are:
- Castor oil: ideal for thickening hair, castor oil stimulates the microcirculation of the scalp and therefore promotes the growth of thick, healthy hair.
- Black seed oil: black seed oil is excellent for making hair stronger and more resistant to external attacks.
- Coconut oil: perfect for deeply nourishing the hair, coconut oil is a real ally for giving volume and protecting the hair fiber.
Once a week, it is recommended to apply the oil bath to the entire hair, and leave it on for a few hours or even overnight.
Use herbal powders: Some herbal powders are ideal for adding volume and thickness to fine, flat hair. These are henna powder, Brahmi powder, fenugreek powder or even Kachur Sugandhi powder. They also help to shine, coat and strengthen the hair fiber.
A plant powder must be applied first to the scalp to cleanse it, then to the lengths in a balanced manner for a harmonious result.
Ban the use of heating appliances
All types of heat source devices (hair dryers, straighteners, curling irons, etc.) should be banned from your beauty routine. Indeed, heat dries and dehydrates the hair as well as the scalp. It also damages the cuticle and the structure of the hair fiber.
It is therefore advisable to let your hair dry in the open air, and to blow dry only for special occasions.