Get Your Hair Back

March 4, 2015 Feeling your ponytail getting thinner? It’s time to take these preventive steps. 1. LOOSEN UP Choose looser styles rather than tight updos all the time and to opt for a brushless blow-dry (where you just use your fingers and the heat from the dryer) first before styling, both of which give hair a break from styling practices that can thin strands out even more. 2. CONDITION

Not using conditioner is one of the biggest mistakes women with fine hair make. While trying to avoid weighting your tresses down you are actually doing more damage. The lack of hydration causes hair to become damaged and brittle, causing the actual diameter of each strand to become smaller. You do want to avoid ultra-softening conditioners formulated for extremely damaged hair which can be too heavy, and opt for those that are as lightweight as possible.

3. TURN DOWN

The hair shaft of fine or thinning hair can break easily under high heat, so use your hot tools sparingly if you can. But, if your beauty routine requires a blow-dry, and a curling or flat iron, always use a protective spray on your hair first.

4. NOURISH

What you eat — and how often — has a huge effect on the health of your hair. Your body needs constant fuel in the form of essential fatty acids, protein, B vitamins, and minerals such as zinc, iron and selenium to grow healthy hair. But don’t expect to start to load up on nutrients important for healthy hair and a week later see results. “It could take anywhere from several months or longer to notice the difference in your hair. To speed up the process, try adding a hair supplement like Aviva Advanced Hair Nutrition. Only 2 softgels a day will give you all the nutrients you need!

5. PAY ATTENTION

Sometimes, thinning hair is caused by medical factors, like thyroid problems, dramatic weight loss or gain, anemia, and even stress! Even heavy menstrual cycles can cause brittle, fragile hair from losing too much iron. Any kind of hormonal balance dictates how your body is working in general so make sure to check up with your physician if anything seems to be out of the ordinary.


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