Are you struggling with hair loss? Are you tired of not having full vibrant hair? Whether you have fine, medium or coarse hair texture, your hair density which on average is about 2200 strands per square inch sheds normally at a rate of approximately 50 to 100 strands daily.
This means that what may look like “breakage” may just be normal hair shedding especially if you leave you styles in for an extended amount of time.
However, if you are experiencing wads of hair fall when detangling or you notice thinning on one side or for that matter all of over head, it’s time to acknowledge you hair’s cry for help.
Why not start with 2 Great Styles to Encourage Hair Thickness!
JUST TO ADD…
I have an awesome BONUS TIP at the end of this article that will take you from thin unmanageable hair to healthy, thick & luscious tresses that will have your styles looking straight out of a hair magazine!
High Loose Ponytail
Shoulder Length Hair or Longer
This first option is great because your ends are up and off your shoulders so there’s less friction and less opportunity for your ends to be snagged on your clothing, car seats and other fabrics, etc.
I recommend washing your hair with a great shampoo and conditioner, please read my previous articles, “Top 5 Shampoos under $10 for Natural Hair” & “Top 3 Conditioners under $10 for Natural Hair for my recommendations regarding hair growth and breakage reduction.
Also, there’s plenty of hair bands/hair ties out on the market…be sure to choose one that has a smooth fabric like cotton that won’t cause much friction and will be gentle on the hair. As well as one that has a strong elastic that won’t pull or break your strands.
I recommend either putting the band/tie on without turning or if needed, you can wrap the band once or twice depending on the band length and your hair thickness.
The key is to not pull on your edges and to put the least amount of stress on the hair when pulling it up and off your shoulders.
A great option with or without using a band/tie is to use a hair wrap. There are super cute ways to wrap your pony and it also offers some versatility for styling without manipulating the hair too much.
Wash N’ Go
Short Hair or Shoulder Length
This second option can be a fast and effective way to not only let your hair be free and grow but it’s also a great opportunity to restore thickness. For instance, a person who has all natural dreadlocks will see a considerable amount of growth overtime, because the hair is free to do its thing. There’s no or extremely low manipulation which means the state of the hair protects new growth and prevents breakage from daily styling.
This is the same concept for the classic wash n’ go, provided the hair is short or at most shoulder length. Once your hair is longer than shoulder length it becomes more difficult to detangle and may halt length retention, especially if you go too many days in between washing your hair.
The trick to hair growth and length retention for this style is best utilized on short to shoulder length hair AND to stick to hair washing twice a week. If scalp irritation occurs, you could be experiencing moisture overload, if so, reduce to once a week and refresh the hair with a water bottle. Apply a small amount of oil or cream for hydration (depending on your hair type and preference) along with light finger detangling.
Incorporate my “5-Step Deep Conditioning Method for Hair Restoration” and you’ll have a recipe for new beginnings.
Yay! Now you have two simple ways to not only style your hair but to also be proactive in nursing your hair back to great hair health. What better way to do that than to target the promotion of hair thickness?
It’s time for a…
STAY AWAY FROM BRUSHING, USE LIGHT COMBING WITH A WIDE TOOTH COMB OR DETANGLER BRUSH FOR SEVERE TANGLES.
*REMEMBER TO GENTLY DETANGLE ON WET OR DAMP HAIR*
For more intensive treatments…
Here are several items that can help stimulate hair thickness:
Vegetarian MultiVitamin with Hair Growth & Thickness Specific Formula:
GNC EARTH GENIUS™ WOMEN’S MULTIVITAMINS $27.99
Hair Growth Kits at Various Price Points:
Keranique Hair Regrowth | Hair Growth Products For Women $120.00
VETA Hair Loss Stimulating Kit $82.00
VEGAMOUR® GRO More Kit – Vegan Serum & Gummies $68.00
L’oréal ELSEVE FALL RESIST 3X Anti Hair Fall Shampoo & Conditioner Set $25.00+
OGX Thick & Full + Biotin & Collagen Shampoo & Conditioner $14.99
If you are experiencing more progressive thinning/hair conditions consult with your physician. ALWAYS speak to your doctor before taking any vitamins/hair vitamins to make sure they don’t conflict with any current medication regimens and/or cause adverse reactions or severe side effects.
Well we made it : )
This hair journey is filled with ups and downs BUT it’s an adventure nonetheless…
Regardless of texture, type, state or style…everyone can benefit from giving their hair a break and some TLC.
I hope you’ll be open to a little hairbernation to promote your hair thickness.
Thank you for reading my article!
I hope you’ll join me back here for more of my posts on healthy hair care regimens, hair growth, maintenance, and restoration as well as hair care tips and products for any price point.
All the best!
Serenity by Natasha Nicole, LLC