It comes as no surprise to say that everyone desires thick and voluminous hair. It’s always been associated with beauty, youth and vitality. And it is seen as a key marker of general good health too. While there can be many reasons why our hair is thinner and weaker than we’d like, there are steps we can take to improve the health and appearance of our tresses. Here are 7 ways to gain thicker and fuller hair.
Look after your scalp
A healthy scalp provides a great environment for hair growth and promotes the circulation of blood and nutrients to the hair follicles. When you neglect your scalp, it can become dry, flaky, and irritated, which can lead to inflammation and damage to the hair follicles. This can ultimately result in hair loss or thinning. Build-up of oils, dirt, and product residue can also clog hair follicles and impede growth.
Massaging your scalp with a gentle, circular motion can increase blood flow (and with it essential nutrients and oxygen) to the follicles and promote growth. Using a moisturizing scalp treatment such as Hair Gain Hair Mask once or twice a week can help maintain the moisture balance of your scalp too.
Maintain a healthy diet
A well-balanced diet is crucial for healthy hair growth. Consuming foods that are rich in vitamins and minerals like iron, zinc, and biotin can help boost both growth and thickness. Additionally, a poor diet can lead to inflammation and oxidative stress, which can also contribute to hair loss.
Ensure you consume a balanced diet that includes foods like nuts, eggs, leafy vegetables, and fruits that are rich in these nutrients. Great hair supplements like Hair Gain Gummies and Capsules are a must too – built with the unique AnaGain™ ingredient which promotes fuller and thicker hair at the root.
Excessive heat from styling tools like curling irons, flat irons, and blow dryers can cause damage and breakage to your hair. These tools remove moisture from your locks and can make them dry and brittle. Heat can also directly damage the follicles themselves. Taken together, it’s a recipe for hair loss. Heat styling also often involves the use of styling products that can contain harsh chemicals, never a good idea for your tresses.
Try to limit the use of these tools and opt for heat-free styling methods like air drying whenever possible.
Staying hydrated is important for maintaining healthy hair growth and preventing thinning or fall because water plays a vital role in the body's functions. Water is necessary for transporting essential nutrients throughout your body – and to your hair follicles too.
Dehydration can cause your hair to become dry and brittle, making it more susceptible to breakage and loss. Staying hydrated can help maintain the moisture balance of your hair and prevent damage. It will also help prevent your scalp becoming dry, flaky and inflamed.
Applying a nourishing hair mask once a week will help hydrate your hair on the outside too!
Head to the salon
Regular trims can help prevent split ends and breakage, which can spread up the hair shaft as well as making your hair appear thinner. Aim to get a trim every two to three months, and you’ll be helping to maintain the overall health of your hair. It’ll be far easier to manage and style naturally too.
Brush the right way
Brushing your hair correctly can help prevent hair loss by improving scalp circulation, distributing natural oils, and detangling hair without causing damage. It also helps remove debris, such as dirt and dead skin cells, from your scalp and hair. This can help maintain a healthy scalp environment for hair growth.
To brush correctly, start at the ends of your hair and work your way up, using a gentle, detangling brush or comb. Avoid brushing wet hair as it is more prone to breakage. Instead, use a Hair Gain wide-tooth comb to detangle your hair after washing it.
Using the right hair accessories can help prevent hair loss by reducing tension on your locks, preventing breakage, and avoiding harm to the follicles. Avoid using tight ties or elastic bands that can pull on your hair and scalp. Instead, opt for gentle ties, such as scrunchies. Using tight hair clips is a bad idea, and swerve metal accessories such as hairpins. Plastic or even better, fabric, is always kinder and gentler.
Whatever accessories you use, be sure to give your hair a break from wearing them to avoid tension and damage.