Use a Mousse Instead of a Gel
Gel is not the best choice for thinning hair. Gel binds hair together, making your scalp more visible. Instead use a mousse. It dries softer and can add volume.
My favorite is AG Foam Weightless Volumizer. Along with this, using duckbill clips to add volume at the crown of your head helps. The last step in this process is to dry your curls with a diffuser while hanging your head upside down. This really gets the volume pumped up.
Healthy Scalp, Healthy Hair
Since hair grows from a healthy follicle, your scalp needs to be healthy. Scalp oils or essential oils can really promote a healthy scalp. Layers of product and chemical treatment can take their toll on your hair as well as your scalp.
Massage a few drops of HPO Happy Scalp essential oil blend onto your scalp to stimulate and awaken.
Or you can make your own mixture of oils. Massage them into your scalp at bedtime, and then cover your head. Have a good night’s sleep and then gently cleanse your hair and scalp in the morning. Try this recipe of oils for an overnight treatment.
- 2 drops of lavender oil
- 2 drops of rosemary oil
- 2 drops of thyme oil
- 3 drops of jojoba oil
Semi-Permanent Hair Color is a Good Thing
Semi-permanent hair color is great because it does not contain ammonia or peroxide. It will not damage your hair or scalp. Instead it will give your hair body and volume. This should be professionally applied. Colored hair can easily get over-processed, which damages it, causing further hair loss. If you do not have a stylist check out our stylist and salon finder section.
Gentle Care and Conditioning
Certain styles can cause breakage or root damage. Try to avoid tight braiding, buns, or ponytails. Detangling combs or brushes should have smooth tips and be widely spaced. Sharp toothed combs and brushes can scratch your scalp and cause split ends.
Start from the ends of your hair and work upwards. Use more conditioner on the ends of your hair and a lot less on the crown of your head. A super light conditioner with a lot of moisturizing power that will not weigh your hair down is Jessicurl Aloeba Daily Conditioner