UNDERSTANDING HAIR LOSS

TIPS FOR HEALTHY HAIR: HOW TO TAKE CARE OF THIN HAIR

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There are many factors that can cause thinning hair, including male and female pattern baldness, stress-related hair loss, or simply just your natural genetics. But no matter the reason, it is worth embracing by learning how to care for thin hair by establishing a healthy hair routine.

Hair Care Tips for Thinning Hair

When it comes to hair care for thinning hair, there are two important factors to consider before starting a new hair care routine. First and foremost, you want to protect and nurture the hair on your head to prevent any damage or breakage that could make your hair appear thinner. Secondly, you want to style and manage it in a way that makes your hair appear more voluminous and full.

With these thinning hair tips, you can learn how to get healthy hair and support a healthy scalp. From the shower to styling to general healthy hair habits, here are our top tips for thinning hair:

1. USE A VOLUMIZING SHAMPOO AND CONDITIONER

Full, flowing hair starts in the shower, so it’s important to choose the right products that won’t weigh your thinning hair down. After cleansing your locks, volumizing shampoos and conditioners work by minimizing the amount of buildup left behind, creating space and ultimately volume at the roots.

2. CONSIDER HOW YOU SHOWER

Is it healthy to wash your hair every day? While a clean scalp is crucial for healthy hair, it’s important to not overdo it, either. Try stretching the time between shampoos to 2 or 3 days, as this will give your natural scalp oils a chance to work their magic. And when you do wash your hair, make sure you’re only scrubbing the scalp and not the lengths of your hair as this can strip your thin hair of moisture.

3. UTILIZE A DRY SHAMPOO FOR THINNING HAIR

Whether you’re trying to extend the time between shampoos or boost the volume of your thinning hair, dry shampoo is a great option. Choose a dry shampoo with cornstarch or rice starch to gently absorb excess oils and keep your thin hair looking clean and full.

4. DRY YOUR HAIR WITH A MICROFIBER TOWEL

Your hair is at its most fragile when wet, meaning that it’s important to be extra careful after you hop out of the shower. To absorb excess water from your thinning hair and speed up the drying process, try adding a microfiber towel to your routine. The soft, absorbent fabric will protect your hair, allowing it to stay healthy and full.

5. BE GENTLE! USE A WIDE-TOOTHED COMB, GET RID OF FINE OR SHARP TOOLS

One of the most important hair care tips for thinning hair is to be gentle, both when it’s wet and dry. Opt for a wide-toothed comb if you have curly or wavy hair or choose a brush with soft, flexible bristles for straight hair. These will ensure you can detangle without snagging those delicate strands, unlike fine-toothed tools that can contribute to breakage.

6. BE MINDFUL OF YOUR HAIR COLOR

You can absolutely color your hair when it’s thinning, and it can in fact help boost the body of thin hair and make it appear more full. Rather than risking damage from bleach or highlights, try semi-permanent or permanent hair dye in rich, natural-looking tones. This will help you stretch the time between coloring your hair and avoid the damage that can come from over-processing your thin locks. For best results, do not apply ROGAINE® on the same day as you use a chemical treatment on your hair.

7. DRY YOUR HAIR UPSIDE DOWN FOR VOLUME

A simple yet effective trick for adding body and movement to your thinning hair is to dry it upside down. While excessive heat should be avoided, a blow dryer used on a cool setting can help speed up your drying time and help you embrace a tousled, natural look. Plus, your roots will get an added boost of volume!

8. ADOPT A SUPPORTIVE BEDTIME ROUTINE

While you may not always notice it, your hair can be affected by your sleeping habits. To avoid the breakage that can happen overnight, make sure to gently brush out any tangles before going to sleep. Consider a silk pillowcase for a friction free sleep, and opt for a pre-bedtime treatment to support your hair growth overnight. For best results, allow application to dry completely before going to bed.

9. TREAT YOURSELF TO A SCALP MASSAGE

Not only does a scalp massage feel luxurious, but regularly massaging your scalp can help boost hair growth and scalp health. Massage can increase the blood flow to your hair follicles, and gentle pressure can help to exfoliate your scalp before shampooing. Try it whenever you have a few extra minutes, and enjoy the tension-busting benefits, too!

10. CONSIDER A TARGETED TREATMENT

While healthy hair habits can help to protect your thin hair and make it appear more voluminous, a targeted regrowth treatment like ROGAINE® foam or solution can actually help you regrow thicker, fuller hair. 5% minoxidil is clinically proven to improve your hair regrowth and is an FDA-approved solution to thinning hair.

When it comes to thinning hair, it’s important to understand how to care for, protect and amplify it by establishing a healthy hair care routine to help you feel confident and in control. Embrace and nurture your thin hair with these healthy hair care tips, and consider ROGAINE® as a targeted hair regrowth treatment to help you boost your hair’s thickness and volume.

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