Thin hair can be sleek, stylish, and beautiful. It can also be limp, lackluster, and greasy. If you have thin hair, you know it can sometimes feel like there’s a very fine line between the two.
Fortunately, there are some tried-and-true tips that will keep your thin hair in top form. Here are some of our favorites.
Shampoo Less Frequently
The struggle is real when you have thin hair. It gets greasy quickly, and it’s tempting to shampoo every day. Unfortunately, that can create a never-ending cycle where your body actually produces more oil as it tries to replace what was lost due to washing.
Instead of washing every day, try going two or three days between washes. You may find that your hair is actually less greasy that way. And if you do find yourself with excess oil, just use a bit of dry shampoo to soak it up.
Don’t Skip Conditioner
We are often tempted to skip conditioner for the same reason we shampoo too much--we don’t want our hair to look greasy. But some oil is essential for the health of your hair.
When you use shampoo, your hair cuticles are lifted, and your natural oils are washed away. If you don’t replace that moisture and seal your cuticles with conditioner, your hair will become dry, brittle, and easily broken.
If you have problems with oil weighing down your thin hair, we recommend using Citrus Yao. It cuts through excess oil without stripping your hair, leaving it healthy and moisturized but not greasy.
Style Without Heat
Fine hair is prone to frizz, which makes us want to blow-dry and heat style every day. Unfortunately, that can damage your hair, causing it to break and appear even thinner.
Instead, allow your hair to air dry most of the way, and if you need to blow-dry, try drying upside-down to add volume to your roots. Always use a heat protectant when you blow-dry or style your hair with heat. And consider using rollers instead of heat tools if you want to curl your hair.
Consider a New Cut
Trimming your hair frequently is important if you have thin hair. You’ll want to keep split ends at bay; otherwise, your hair will continue splitting, and your hair will appear thinner. Getting regular trims will help keep your hair healthy and protect it from breaking.
Thin hair is awesome just as it is, and we encourage you to rock your hair any way you want! After all, is there anything more chic than a perfect, sleek, thin ponytail à la Sofia Carson? We think not. But if you want your hair to appear fuller, consider a shorter cut. Your hair will appear thicker if it’s not weighed down. A blunt cut can also add the appearance of thicker hair.
Watch Your Diet
Many people experience thin hair as part of aging or illness. If you suddenly have thinner hair than you had before or if you simply want your thin hair to be as healthy as possible, it makes sense to look at what you’re eating because so much of our hair’s health comes from within.
Some foods that are good for hair include avocados, eggs, leafy greens, fish, nuts, and berries. You can also add a multivitamin if you feel like you’re not getting enough nutrition from your diet.
If you’ve been struggling with your thin hair, try incorporating these tips into your routine. Your tresses will be healthy and beautiful again in no time!