Thin hair is by nature very fine, weak and susceptible to destruction. Therefore, their care should be composed in a way that will protect the strands from external factors, falling out and breaking, and in addition, will not overload and splash. How to do it? This is what you will learn from this entry, entirely devoted to thin hair care.
As a thin hair owner, I know how demanding hair care is sometimes. Because although theoretically it does not differ from the care of thick and normal hair, the priority here is to choose the right cosmetics, which will not overload the hair and at the same time will protect it from damage. Also important is the way of performing care treatments such as washing, drying and combing and of course the way of cutting these strands. What thin hair does not like, for example, is its strong layering. But before we move on to the details, a few words to explain what kind of hair we can say is thin.
Why do we have fine hair?
If you have ever looked at the structure of your hair, you already know that its outer layer, i.e. the cuticle, forms from a few to a dozen or so scales. Their task is to provide your hair with an appropriate level of moisture – the casing protects against moisture loss. It also protects against external factors and damage that may be caused by them.
The thicker the hair is, the more scales and keratin it protects from damage. The thinner – the less and easier it is to damage, breakage and loss of hair. The diameter of thin hair is usually from 0.03 to 0.04 mm and the diameter of thick hair is even 0.08 to 0.1 mm. Between them there is normal hair with a diameter of 0.05-0.07 mm.
The care of fine hair, as with other types, should depend on its condition (condition) and porosity. Because following one universal rule may not pass the exam. The more so because fine hair can be in really excellent condition, look beautiful and require only a few basic care treatments. On the other hand, strands may require intensive moisturizing and nourishing that will not weigh them down. That’s why the following tips and tricks are a set of universal recommendations for fine hair, and you have to choose from among them those that will work well on your hair.
Washing thin hair
Washing thin hair should be primarily gentle. Remember that during this basic care activity, strands can be damaged, broken and fall out. Therefore, give up strong and strongly cleansing shampoos. Pour warm, but not hot water over your hair, and after washing, gently squeeze off the excess water with a cotton diaper or T-shirt. Do not jerk, do not scrub, comb gently. Instead of shampoo, you can use a conditioner and apply the OMO method, and while washing your hair, gently massage the scalp. This massage improves the blood supply to the scalp and stimulates the bulbs, making hair grow faster and thicker.