What Common Haircare Mistakes Should I Avoid If I Have Thin Hair?

Haircare Mistakes

Are you worried about making your hair too thin? Perhaps you’re concerned that your current hair care routine is leading down the road to baldness.

No matter the case, there are several mistakes that many people make which leads to thinner hair. Part of it is caused by misconceptions about what a proper hair care routine actually looks like.

The best way to avoid these mistakes? Learn about them and why they’re harmful to the thickness of your hair. Here are several mistakes you should avoid that are leading to thin hair. Be sure to consider them all as you read along.

1. Washing Too Much

This might very well be the most common problem that leads to hair loss and, consequently, thin hair. The media of big-name shampoos has led you to believe that you need to wash your hair every single day.

That couldn’t be further from the truth. Using shampoo and conditioner each day will void your hair of natural oils that it produces.

Without the proper natural oils, the hair starts to fall out which leads to thinner hair over time. Be sure to give your hair 2 or 3 days between washes to keep it as healthy as possible.

You might be wondering “but what about after a workout? Should I clean it if it gets dirty?”. In short: no, not if you washed it the day before. But if you’re insistent that you wash it, you can use conditioner every other day.

2. Using Too Much Gel or Mousse

If you have thin hair, then there are certain hair products you’re going to want to stay away from. Using gel or mousse in your hair will separate each strand of hair, which makes it look even thinner than it is.

It’s a great way for those with thick hair to control it, but it takes hair that’s already thin and gives it a flat look. Not the look that you want to sport. Plus, the gel and mousse might expose your scalp a bit.

If you’re still wanting to use mousse to sculpt your hair, then it’s okay to use a tiny bit on hair that’s slightly damp. The small amount of mousse will help provide structure without weighing down your beautiful locks.

3. Not Understanding Your Condition

Did you know that significant hair loss is a health condition? You might have what is commonly referred to as telogen effluvium, which causes significant hair loss after a huge amount of stress or shock.

The first mistake that people make is not finding out that they’re dealing with telogen effluvium fast enough. It comes in many different severities, some more significant than others.

Just because you’re not dealing with excessive hair loss doesn’t mean you aren’t dealing with telogen effluvium or some other hair condition. Be sure to consult with your physician to see if you’re battling it.

The second mistake that people make with hair conditions is not seeking proper treatment for it. You can use Tricovel products to provide a hair growth solution in your time of need. There’s also a fortifying shampoo to help protect new hair growth.

4. Wearing Hairstyles That Tug

Many people, men and women both, enjoy the occasional high and tight ponytail or hair bun. However, if that hairstyle is too tight, it can cause excessive force to your hair follicles and even rip them from their roots.

If you find loose hair on the hair clip or hair tie after you take it down for the night, it’s a sign that the hairdo is too tight.

Instead, try loosening up the hairstyle a bit with a low bun, a lower ponytail, or by simply wearing your hair down more often. Not only will it protect your hair from falling out, but it will also give the appearance of thicker hair.

5. Treating Your Hair Poorly

Too often, people have hair care routines that don’t have the best interest of their hair in mind. They blow dry their hair every day, they wash it every day, they comb through it too roughly. These poor hair care methods add up quickly.

Try not to blow dry your hair quite as often, and when you do, try lowering the heat setting so that you aren’t frying your hair. If you only have a “cool air” button, then alternate between hot air and cool air as you dry it.

When you’re trying to get through knots in your hair, be sure to take the time and gently brush away at the knots. Grab your hair just above the location of the knot so that you aren’t using excessive force on the roots of your hair.

6. Having the Wrong Haircut

Quite frankly, your thin hair’s biggest demise might be the haircut that you’re currently sporting. Certain hairstyles will set you up for failure. Aim for hairstyles that will embrace your thin hair.

If you have shoulder-length hair, try aiming for styles such as a blunt cut, side part, or thick bangs. You can also try a pixie hair cut with a choppy style to give the appearance of thicker hair.

Your thin hair won’t prevent you from being adventurous with haircuts. Just be sure to consult with your hairstylist before determining with style is best.

Embrace Your Thin Hair With These Tips

Now that you know a bit more about the mistakes to avoid with thin hair, it’s time to treat your hair the right way!

Be sure to read this article on the 5 things you should know about telogen effluvium treatment.

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