Are you feeling the thinning and the falling? Have your locks lost their bounce and weight? It happens to as many as a two third of women. The average woman loses between 50-100 strands of hair per day, but if you notice losing more, it’s time to pay attention. Hair thinning also happens as we age. However, there’s no need to panic. There are ways to easily fix this problem before turning to professional help.
Give your hair a break: Constantly tying up your hair, putting hair into tiny ponytails, excessive blow-drying and wearing extensions without a break can cause damage to your hair. This can result in hair loss or traction alopecia. So, loosen hair without tying up all the time, brush instead of blow-drying, let your hair breathe and revive.
Do not forget the conditioner: Not using conditioner is a big mistake, especially if you have fine hair. You might think that thinning hair which falls flat can be weighed down by conditioner treatment and sprays, but you are wrong. Lightweight conditioner especially designed for damaged, thinning and fine hair can prevent brittle hair resulting from lack of hydration. Look for conditioners which provide moisturising benefits. L’Oreal Elvive Extraordinary Clay Re-Balancing Conditioner (£2.82 – RRP £4.63) and Garnier Ultimate Blends Strength Restorer Conditioner (£1.99 – RRP £3.99) are conditioners healthy for fragile hair.
Get the help of science: Volumising isn’t just a mascara thing. Hair density can be improved with thickening and volumising shampoos. Individual strands can be made to look thicker for a fuller effect. Filloxane is a specially formulated patented substance used in L’Oreal Paris Fibrology range that boosts thickness of hair wash after wash. L’Oreal Elvive Fibrology Shampoo and Conditioner (Value Pack £4.59 – RRP £9.26) can do wonders to your hair while you get it back to its natural fullness. An intensive conditioner and serum from the same range are also available to use if your hair is in real bad shape.
Moisturise, Moisturise: Minimising age-related hair dryness and brittleness reduces hair breakage, making hair appear less dense and thinner. Our scalps produce less natural oils as we age, so give your hair a helping hand by using a moisturiser balm, hair mask, or oil treatment. This will replenish oils to the roots. Garnier Ultimate Blends Marvelous Moisture balm (£4.49), L’Oreal Paris Elvive Extraordinary Oil (£6.98 – RRP £9.99), L’Oreal Paris Elvive Fibrology Thickening Masque (£4.32 – RRP £5.10) are products to look for.
Cool the heat: If you are blow-drying, curling or flat ironing, always use a protective spray on your hair first. L’Oreal Studio Line Hot Straight Spray (£3.46 – RRP £4.49) protects hair from temperatures as high as 230oC during styling and L’Oreal Studio Line Hot & Go Fast Blow Dry Spray (£3.13 – RRP £4.27) protects hair during blow-drying.