Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Fine Thin Hair

The Facts…

The hair on your body is similar to your skin, meaning there are layers sitting on one another. The top layer is made up of dead cells lying on top of each other. Think of this layer as a shield for the rest of your hair. This protects the middle layer, which makes up the bulk of the hair. It’s also where the color is held and where it determines whether you have straight, curly or wavy hair. The innermost layer, is where the answer lies. What determines the hairs thickness is a small indentation on the scalp from which hair grows. In turn, the thicker the groove is the thicker your hair is and vice versa. People with thin hair have about 90,000 strands on their heads.

The Solution…

The most common complaint with thin hair is, of course, limpness. To help avoid this problem without weighing the hair down, try styling products that build volume. Believe it or not, adding color will give your hair a fuller look.

Another starting point would be your shampoo and conditioner. It’s advised to begin with a volumizing shampoo. Followed by a conditioner that promotes thicker looking hair. By using a leave-In conditioning treatment, you will add body, strength & thickness to your locks. Using a blow dryer to dry your hair will add volume, but can damage it if used excessively. Once dry, another trick would be to use hot rollers in your hair for a couple of minutes for additional volume. To put your finishing touches, apply a volumizing hair spray to set your, now, thicker looking hair.

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