How to increase hair volume
Women who have fine hair or a tendency to fall can take advantage of the following tips to increase hair volume. The best thing of all is that it can be achieved from home with a little patience and above all perseverance. The results will appear after a few weeks.
Tips to increase hair volume
Although the characteristics of the hair are determined by several factors, genetics plays a very important role. Thin or thick hair is related to DNA and hormones. The first is even more difficult to control than the second, but there are also some things we can do to increase hair volume.
As a first step, it is essential to preserve the health of the hair follicles and the scalp. If both are in good condition it is more likely that we can make changes in the volume and even in vitality. We can even choose to comb our hair in a different way to create “the optical illusion” that our hair is denser.
Some tips to increase hair volume are also related to good daily habits:
Eat a balanced diet
It is one of the pillars of everything in our body to look good. The balanced diet should provide us carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins and minerals (including iron and zinc). In addition, we can not forget the essential fatty acids Omega 3 and 6, antioxidants and amino acids.
How to get all these nutrients? Eating more fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and legumes.
Dry yourself from the opposite side
Although we recommend that you do not abuse the hair dryer because it damages the strands and causes an effect contrary to what we want, from time to time this technique can help us if we want to increase the volume. Use as much as possible the option of cold air so that the consequences are not harmful to your hair.
It is very simple: after washing the hair, bring the head down so that the hair falls “cascade” and dries on that side.
Brush on the opposite side to which the line is normally worn. Then raise your head and comb to the right side.
Of course, rest is closely related to the appearance of our hair (as well as our skin, for example). Therefore, if in addition to having fine hair you suffer from alopecia, perhaps it is because you are not handling stress correctly. Some relaxing activity such as yoga or meditation can be very helpful so you can calm down.
Choose suitable products
In the shop, there are many shampoos, conditioners and special treatment masks for fine hair. Once a week we recommend that you do a bath of cream or essential oils (coconut is one of the most effective) to restore the life to your hair. In addition, you can get products to repair and simultaneously grant volume. Alternate with a clarifying shampoo to prevent the accumulation of residue.
Among the ingredients that cannot be missing in these articles to increase hair volume are:
- Nutritious natural extracts
- Drink water
- Drinking water
It does not matter if it’s cold or hot: water is essential for our hydration both inside and outside.
Those famous “2 liters of water per day” are not a whim or an invention of television. It is the average amount we need for our organs to be well hydrated. If you forget to drink water, always carry a plastic bottle with you or leave it on your desk.
You can also consume cold green tea, natural fruit juices or herbal infusions to “reach” the recommended daily amount.
Cut a little
Approximately every two months, it is advisable to apply scissors to the ends to remove dry and ugly hair. This part is usually thinner and lifeless than the rest. It breaks easily and complicates the task of giving volume to the hair. The freshly cut ends are thicker. You do not need to go to the beauty salon: if you dare, it’s just a matter of cutting yourself a little when the hair is wet.
Massage the scalp
It is one of the eternal forgottens but it is as important as the hair itself. Although the hair looks dull, dry and fine the follicles can still be saved. To keep them in good condition and that leads to a healthier production of strands, we advise you to massage the scalp at night. You can take advantage while watching television, lying on the couch or reading a little. Put a few drops of olive or almond oil on the fingertips and spread with circular movements without rubbing.
Start from the forehead, follow the crown, pass to the nape of the neck. It is also an excellent way to reduce stress and forget about problems. The massage allows to take more blood to the follicles and, therefore, make them work better. This results in more volume in the hair.
In addition, we recommend that you do not brush too much (only when the hair is wet), do not dye for a few months, exercise daily and do not smoke.