If you have thin hair, you’ll probably be sick of the same old suggestions on how to add volume because let’s face it, backcombing, root powders, concealers and hair fibres can only get you so far.
At Perfectfringe we believe in feasible and effective ways of increasing volume. Here are a few of our top tips:
1. Try Massaging Your Scalp
Any form of massage will improve the blood circulation in a given area; the same can be said for your scalp. The fresh flow of blood will in turn help nourish the hair follicles in the scalp and effectively stimulate hair growth. Your blood carries essential nutrients and oxygen to your hair follicles which you need for healthy hair growth.
2. Avoid Damaging Hair Extensions.
Although many types of semi-permanent hair extensions seem like a good short term solution to fine hair, the long term strain they put on your locks, could actually lead to further hair loss. If you are cautious of causing further damage then we advise you avoid glue-in hair extensions, weaves and micro-rings of any type. Whilst they are great for adding length and volume, the long term strain on your hair strands are likely to cause shedding.
3. Use Hair Extensions Which Are Designed For Thin Hair.
At Perfectfringe we have found the ultimate solution to thin hair. Our objective is to help our clients achieve thicker looking hair without causing further damage. We are proud to offer an innovative seamless design of no track clip-on fringes and fillers which add natural looking and undetectable volume and coverage where you need it most.
Our hair pieces simply clip in and out when needed, meaning volume when you need it without any damage to your natural hair. We also offer many custom made solutions for women with alopecia or who are undergoing chemotherapy. All of our pieces are handmade using Brazilian Remy hair which means they look natural and feel just like real hair should.
4. Change Your Diet
Recent research has confirmed that thin hair and a poor diet go hand in hand. If you find your hair seriously lacking in volume, your nutrition could be playing a big part. Although many people have genetically thin hair, eating the right kinds of food could improve your hair’s thickness by a significant amount.
There are many foods which can help bring your hair to life. Oysters for example have large amounts of zinc which is needed for making proteins like those found in your hair. A lack of Vitamin D is also linked to hair loss, so adding milk into your diet could help with healthier hair. For those who are not a fan of the white stuff; egg yolks, tuna and salmon are also high in vitamin D.
Protein rich foods are also vital as your hair needs protein to produce keratin which is what makes your hair strong. Dr. Zeichner (director of cosmetic and clinical research in the department of dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City) says: “If hair doesn’t receive enough protein, it can go into a ‘resting phase,’ causing noticeable hair loss”.
5. Avoid Thermal Damage Wherever Possible
If you have naturally thin hair, too much heat will only cause further damage. Avoid the use of blow driers, straightening irons and curlers whenever possible.
If your straighteners have heat settings, turn yours down, if your hair is thin the chances are you don’t need to be on the hottest setting to get it the job done. It goes without saying that the less heat you use on your hair, the better the long term condition of it.