Mind-Blowing Hacks For Damaged or Thinning Hair

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Hair. It’s the difference between a great day and a rubbish one. Whether we like it or not, our hair transforms the way we look. From outlandish and bold to subtle and chic; long or short; light or dark; tied up or loose and long. Changing up the style and colour of your hair is one of the surefire ways to get your mojo back – it’s a tried and true mood-booster! Sometimes, though, we reach a frustrating dead-end when finding solutions for our hair’s health.

All hair products tell us that our hair will feel amazing, incredible, revolutionized, and unreal when we use them – but the truth is, this is rarely the case. Finding the right products that suit your style and type of hair and actually make a difference, is really hard. Some people spend years trying different brands and products before they have that eureka moment! The way our hair looks can greatly affect how we feel day-to-day, therefore everyone deserves to have the best-looking hair they could imagine.

Hair loss or hair thinning

This is a tough one. Although baldness and hair loss is most common in men and is usually genetic, hair loss and hair thinning are also very common problems for women. Losing your hair can come down to many things, including stress, hormones, illness, malnutrition or simply genetics. Whatever the reason, hair loss can result in a person feeling self-conscious and unhappy about the way they look.

There are ways to cope with hair loss, however. Investing in hair transplants seems like an extreme measure, but in fact, it isn’t. Hair transplanting is a fantastic resource for those who want to make a real change to their appearance. Our modern world has made it easier than ever to reverse hair loss; take the opportunity and make the change for yourself. 

Damaged, broken hair

Anyone who’s ever bleached their hair will know this struggle. It’s true, blondes do have more fun – until it’s time to try and repair the damage done. Although there are now safe ways to bleach your hair which minimise damage, the fact of the matter is that lightening your hair is brutal on its structure. Bleaching your hair breaks down its pigment, hence the lightening effect – but it also all but destroys its molecular structure.

If you’re someone who might have been a little trigger-happy with the bleach, you might have run out of ideas to fix those broken strands. One simple and cheap way to repair your hair is to use a coconut oil mask. This simply means taking your dry hair, unwashed, and coating it from root to tip in pure coconut oil. Your hair will feel like a ball of grease – that’s how you know it’s working. Wrap your hair tightly in a hair wrap or towel and pin it, then sleep overnight with your hair in the oil. In the morning, shampoo your hair twice and condition it as normal. Your hair will feel better than it has in years!

 

Hair Care Tips

Hair Care

 

While growing up, I had healthy, thick long hair (I am hairy remember), and thankfully I have passed the hairy gene to my kids. However, over the years, my healthy hair began to thin out, and I lost a good chunk of it. In fact, my hair is usually buried under some hair extensions, braids, or wig, so I don’t have to deal with it.

I did not pay attention to my hair care when I was younger, and I am living with the result of my neglect. If I could turn back the hands of time, I would pay special attention to my hair, but since I can’t, I will do what I can do now, which is, shower the little hair I have on my head and my daughter’s beautiful long  kinky hair, with extra love and care.

There is nothing as beautiful as healthy hair, so if you have it, you better take care of it. Many people would do anything to have a second chance to take care of their hair. Just ask the people at Hayley Street Hair Clinic – the leading hair replacement specialist, renowned for pioneering the adoption of high quality follicular unit extraction technology (FUE) in the UK. Many people are willingly to spend good money to have a full head of hair. The hair transplant cost page provides more information on how much people spend to have their hair back.

If you have gone through the website, I guess you won’t need anymore convincing on how important it is to take good care of your hair while you can. Here are some hair care tips you may find useful:

 

Washing your Hair

Now this tip is more for black women because majority of us tend to have hair extensions or braids on.

Try not to wash your hair too frequently if you can get away with it. I aim to wash my daughter’s hair twice a month, in between I have her hair in plaits. I also aim to wash my hair twice a month. Listen to your hair, if it looks dry, you are probably washing your hair too often.

Also, while washing, make sure you are using the right shampoo ad conditioner for your hair. I usually start off with a hair shampoo, then I leave my conditioner in for about 30 minutes, then wash off.

Oil your Hair Religiously

I oil my hair and my daughter’s hair every two days. The weather, the sun and pollution could damage your hair, so try to apply a moisturising hair oil, cream or spray to protect it. Oiling the hair regularly nourishes the hair, which makes your hair look healthy, and shiny.

 

Use the Right Curling Iron

There are so many types of curling irons in the market today, many perform similarly, but meant for different hair types, so make sure you have the right curling iron for your hair type. I have very thick hair, so I use a ceramic flat-iron hair straightener and a ceramic curling wand to get the curls out, and it works perfectly.

 

Protective Styles

I noticed my hair breaks a lot when I just have it out in the open, so I usually have my natural hair in a protective style, usually a weave underneath the whole glam you see. That way, I can be rest assured that the ends of my hair are nicely tucked in, and protected from the elements.

So there you have it, my hair care tips. What do you think? How do you take care of your natural hair?

 

 

 

 

 

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