So you have the cursed thin hair, the type that gets tangled when you’ve only been outside for 5 minutes, and seems to get damaged no matter what…and no matter how hard you try, all the treatments just won’t work.
You’re not along, there are plenty of us out there.
With the addition of colouring and styling, it just gets worse and worse, like a never ending spiral. Maybe shaving it all off could be a solution? Tempting, but there’s no need – just look at these tips
As someone who doesn’t care for spending loads of money on products that may not work, I have found some pocket friendly must haves and lifesaving tricks, get your pen out and jot these down…
Let’s start with the basics:
Get a trim
Now I’m not saying to go with the regular once every six months, but do aim for at least once a year. Thin hair, especially coloured hair, gets dry at the ends from it being weighed down, getting a trim makes that thin hair look and feel more healthy.
Only get one layer in your hair. Not none, not loads, just one (or maybe two, if it’s longer).
Satin Head Scarf, Fabric Scrunchie and Silk Pillowcase
These are necessary for your bedtime routine, you’re hair won’t regret it!
Wrap your hair in a satin head scarf before bed instead of tying it up as it pulls on strands of hair causing them to break (resulting in split ends).
If you need to then use a scrunchie, even if you tie your hair up during the day, reach for a fabric one.
I had an eversion against splurging on a silk pillowcase, a pillowcase is just a pillowcase right, aha, common misconception! Every morning you wake up to frizzy tangled hair, your cotton pillowcase is to blame. I didn’t want to spend lots of money so I purchased the Myk Silk Natural Mulberry Silk Pillowcase from Amazon, and can I say what wonders it has done.
Don’t condition your roots (thin hair will suffer)
When you wash your hair (not everyday) make sure not to condition your roots, I’m sure you don’t want your hair to look greasy when you’ve just washed it. In between washes, let dry shampoo be your best friend.
While you’re in the shower, be sure to massage your scalp.
Treatment products for thin hair
Now, this is a costly part of having thin hair, at least it was before you stumbled upon this article. Unfortunately, I have been on the search for products to ‘fix’ my hair for quite some time, in the process I have spent a lot of money. From supermarket products to high end, with little to no results. I have finally found some products that have been absolute lifesavers.
Maui Moisture, Heal and Hydrate
Way better than John Frieda and other high end products, plus it’s organic.
I can’t begin to explain how happy I am that I found this. It works as both a treatment in the shower, and a leave in treatment.
They have a few others to choose from as well as a range of shampoo and conditioner.
Wella SP Luxe Oil
Not the cheapest, but once you use this you will never let it leave your shelf. Say bye-bye to those split ends. This is a professional salon oil which can be used in various ways.
- After washing
- Overnight mask
- Styling product
- Scalp treatment
Got2b Oil-licious Styling Oil
This is a much cheaper alternative to Luxe Oil, but don’t use too much, a little goes a long way with this oil.
If you’re looking for a heat protector spray, Schwarzkopf Pro Styling is a dream
If there are any tips, trick or products that you think are worth knowing about, let us know in the comments.