Thinning hair is an issue for both men and woman through out their lives. During the middle ages it becomes more apparent and becomes more of a problem. By learning a few hair care tips for your thinning hair you will be well on your way to beautiful hair again. Here are some great tips for plumping up thinning hair naturally:
Cold Water Finish
Finish your wash with a blast of very cold water. This may seem a little uncomfortable at first, but it only needs to be for a few seconds, to cover the hair, and it will help to increase shine and fullness.
Most modern conditioners contain compounds that reduce static and make hair less “fly-away” and more manageable. Those with added polymers, collagen, balsam, silicones or resins that bond with and coat the shaft, may provide a protective film, smooth out the cuticle, reducing snarls and tangles.
When drying the hair, treat it carefully. Blot the hair dry instead of rubbing, as rough treatment can speed up hair loss.
Hair Raising Drying
To blow dry, separate the hair into 1-2 inch sections. Lift each section using a barrel brush and blow dry from the roots to the ends to ruffle the cuticle, giving a fuller appearance.
Try a volume root enhancer – there are lots of hair care products on the market which can do this, again, salon products usually give better results due to their higher quality ingredients.
Flip it Over
A more unusual hair care tip is to try blow drying upside down. While this tip is not for everyone, it can encourage the hair to move away from a flat position on the head, giving a fuller appearance.
Blow dry with cold air on a slow setting. This can take longer to complete but will help give a more finished and full look.
Hands on Styling
Use your fingers to style your hair. This is a handy hair care tip for thinning hair because using a brush or comb can unintentionally flatten the hair and deflate the full look. If after all your hard work the hairstyle looks too fluffy, put some hair spray onto your fingers for styling and pick out lightly apply to some strands. Don’t put the spray directly onto the hair as this can flatten it.
Try not to use hair gels as these can flatten the hair. If you must use some, choose a volume enhancing gel designed to increase fullness.