Around one-third of women experience hair loss at some point in their lives, according to a study performed by Harvard University. Telogen effluvium – a condition where hair falls from your scalp three to four months after a stressful event such as surgery, extreme weight loss or major trauma is just one type of hair loss that can affect your confidence.
Whether you suffer from telogen effluvium, or just have thin hair, here are six ways to make your hair look thicker.
1. Quit Smoking
Cigarette smoking not only wreaks havoc on your skin and lungs but it could also damage the DNA in your hair follicles. The chemicals in cigarettes restrict blood flow in the body, impeding your hair growth as well. If you smoke cigarettes but crave fuller, thicker hair, it might be time to quit!
2. Blow Dry
Blow drying your hair creates the illusion of lustrous locks, even if you suffer from hair loss. Experts recommend spritzing a leave-in heat protecting conditioner through your hair strands before you start.
3. Use a Hair Supplement
As mentioned earlier, hair loss can temporarily occur due a stressful event or health condition, but is overall due to a lack of nutrients that the hair requires to grow healthy and strong. A safe and natural supplement such as Tricovel in addition to a diet enriched with protein can provide your hair with the vitamins it needs to stimulate hair follicles growth.
4. Eat More Protein
Research shows that protein makes your hair grow strong and healthy. Stock up on lean meats, fresh fish, crunchy nuts and creamy cottage cheese, all of these foods are chock-full of protein. Protein powder such as whey, soy or casein protein throw into a smoothie or baked recipe can also boost the amount of protein in your diet.
5. Massage Your Scalp
Massaging your scalp increases blood flow to the hair follicles, which could promote hair growth. You may want to try coconut oil, which is known for its antibacterial properties or jojoba oil, which is full of vitamin E and zinc – both recognized for fostering strong hair growth. Don’t want to get your hands covered in oil? Purchase a massage comb to distribute the oil through your hair and condition your scalp.
6. Use a Thickening Shampoo
A thickening shampoo temporarily volumizes your hair strands. You might notice decent results if you swap your regular shampoo for a thickening one. Look for products that include vitamin B7, also known as biotin.
These six tips can be applied to anyone suffering from thinning or hair loss. Do you have other tried and true tricks to give the illusion of thicker, fuller hair? Let us know in the comment section below.
Ultimately, growing naturally strong, healthy hair is what we wish for all our readers and Tricovel has helped many women and men achieve this. For any questions about Tricovel and our product line, leave us a comment below!