Instead of a full head of hair, is your hair thin, sparse, lacking vitality and looking as if it is not growing at all or only half a centimetre a year? Here are some tips to help you improve the growth of your hair, to prevent hair fall and to give it more thickness and volume
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How to care for fine hair: First, a good diet
Thick, coarse, and strong hair is a dream for all of us. However, mother nature is not always kind to us and often gives us thin hair. Add to that an unhealthy lifestyle, stress, aggressive styling and a polluted environment and you have a recipe for brittle, thin and loss-prone hair.
If you want to take good care of thin hair, the first step should be vitaminisation and mineralisation, which can be achieved through a diet rich in vegetables, fruit and whole grain products. The building blocks of hair are protein, so make sure that your diet contains plenty of this component, i.e. lean meat, fish, lean dairy products, eggs, seafood and pulses.
The Good Way to Thin and Sparse Hair: Encourage Hair Growth
Thin and thin hair will grow more vigorously if you systematically stimulate the blood supply to your scalp. Massaging the scalp and using scalp growth lotions or homemade hair growth patches with simple ingredients like fenugreek seed, turnip greens, onions and lemon can help. Thanks to circulation-stimulating treatments, hair bulbs and follicles will be strengthened, absorption of nutrients will improve, the hair will be better nourished, will be healthier and will start to grow faster. Herbal rinses like field horsetail may also help revitalise thin and sparse hair and encourage hair growth.
Take care of your hair and style it properly!
Thin thin hair will gain strength and grow faster and look better if it is trimmed from time to time to get rid of split ends.
Beware of styling treatments! Try not to colour your hair, and if you do, do not colour it too often and use better quality colouring products. Hair dryers, flat irons and curling irons are better left for women with lush hair. However, if you must use a hair dryer or curling iron, you should first apply a heat protectant spray.
Long hairstyles are unfavourable for brittle, thin and weak hair. Men with receding hair are much better off with a very short or ‘nil’ haircut than with a longer haircut, which only accentuates the hair loss. Fine-haired women should also try short or mid-length styles. If you want longer hair, ask your hair stylist to cut your hair in a way that does not leave it limp and unsightly. For daily care and styling of thin hair, a good quality mousse, sprays, and shampoos from the volumising and root-lifting line are good choices.
Use food supplements for your hair!
Adequate nutritional supplements, taken over a longer period of time, are generally a very good way to take care of thin hair. There are many hair products on the market today that contain all the elements, vitamins, amino acids and plant extracts your hair needs. The Solgar Hair, Skin, Nails or Jelly Bear Hair is a great choice for women and Profolan or Follixin for men.