Beauty Secrets Hair Stylists Don’t Want You to Know

Ever wanted to achieve great hair without breaking the bank? Well, look no further. We brought these secrets out of the vault for your eyes only. Don’t let your stylist know about them!

1. The Blowout and Modern Curl

You don’t have to become a stylist to get great hair. Just learn the basics: the blowout and the modern curl. These simple techniques are the foundation for many hair styles and help bring out that bouncy, shiny magazine look everyone goes gaga for. Caution: you might make your friends jealous!

2.  You Really Can Color Your Hair at Home

Some people (and stylists) might have told you to avoid coloring your own hair like the plague, but this is simply not true. As long as you get a good quality coloring product, follow all the directions, and know what you’re doing, you can get great hair color at home without the salon price tag.

3. Great Hair Begins Inside…Not with Products

Obviously there’s no such thing as magic potions for perfect hair. You have to work at it. But if you don’t fancy the idea of sticking a million chemicals on your hair, incorporate a regimen of natural hair products and supplements. Over time you’ll get great results, and your hair will thank you!

Have these secrets worked for you? Let us know! And while you’re at it, check out our great hair products for men and women alike. Shh…It’s a secret!

Why is Dying Your Hair Bad for It?

If you dye your hair, you’re certainly not alone. In 2015, 75% of women stated they dye their hair. There are many reasons women do it, but one of the most common is to prevent their hair from turning gray. Other women dye their hair because they like having a new look and enjoy experimenting with different hair colors.

No matter what reason you give for dying your hair, one thing is for certain: dying your hair is damaging.

Why Is Hair Dye Bad?

Permanent hair dye contains damaging chemicals, such as ammonia and peroxide. Together, these chemicals help to bleach out the natural pigment of your hair. When this happens, your hair gets damaged and eventually your hair will lose its luster and start to easily break.

The chemicals used in hair dyes also strips away its protective lipid layer, which causes it to look and feel rough.

Repeated Dying Can Lead to Hair Loss

Another reason why hair dye is damaging the need for repeatedly dying your hair. Since the color doesn’t stay long, people often resort to dying their hair every few weeks, which dries out the hair and can cause hair loss.

If your hair is damaged from too much dying, try Hairessence to make your hair strong and healthy again. This all-natural formula doesn’t contain any chemicals. Instead, the Hairessence capsules are made with ingredients that will undo damage and reverse hair loss caused by dying it. You can also get our haircare guide absolutely free!

WARNING! Your Hair Might Need a Face-Lift – Do You Know the Signs?

Does it seem like your hair is always a mess no matter how many times you’ve tried hair treatments? It could need a serious facelift. Here are the signs, and what to do about it.

Sign #1: Split Ends

Take a piece of your hair and wrap it around a pencil or your finger. If split ends are sticking out of it, your hair is damaged from excessive heat and color treatments.

Sign #2: Dull Luster

If you feel like your hair isn’t as shiny or bouncy as it used to, you’re probably right. The dullness could be coming from hormonal imbalances, incorrect use of a product, or lack of nutrition.

Sign #3: Large Hair Loss

Have you ever brushed your hair and huge chunks of it came out? Your brush could be the culprit. Get a good quality brush that won’t pull or tear your hair out.

Other Signs Your Body is Telling You

Sometimes, signs of significant hair damage  or loss can indicate a bigger health issue. See what your body is telling you and take action. You may need to see a doctor, and don’t hesitate if you do so. You’ll be glad you did.

A number of quality FeelzGood products help bring damaged hair back to life. You can also get our Ultimate Haircare Guide absolutely free! Have questions or comments? Feel free to contact us! We’ll help you get your hair back. It’ll be good as new before you know it!

Your Full Guide to Preventing Hair Breakage

Hair breakage is annoying and sometimes downright upsetting. It happens when the overlapping scales covering the inner cuticle of a hair shaft fall apart, causing damage, frizz, and breakage. Fortunately, there are as many ways to prevent it as there are causes for it. Learn about them below.

Lifestyle Tips

A well-balanced diet plays a big role in healthy hair. Make sure you’re getting enough essential vitamins along with zinc, biotin, iron and folic acid. Nutritional supplements can help. Stress management is also a big factor in hair strength.

Hair Care Habits

There are lots of things you can do in your hair routine to prevent breakage. Don’t use super hot water in the shower, and apply conditioner each time. Always blot wet hair with a towel instead of rubbing, and comb it rather than brush it. When you do brush, use natural bristles. Take a break from all hot styling tools at least weekly. Stick to simple hairstyles that don’t require heavy treatments, and regularly trim your hair. Don’t wear tight hats unless you’re in the sun, and use real elastic hair ties instead of rubber bands.

Final Notes

Staying consistent with the suggested habits above will make a difference in preventing hair breakage. For more tips and tricks for preserving awesome hair, you can find our FREE Ultimate Haircare Guide and take a look at our Hairessence products. Thanks for reading!

Three Things You HAVE to Start Doing to Your Hair

Building a healthy hair plan can be a bit overwhelming. With so many specialized hair care practices and products, it can take some trial and error to find the ones that work for you. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of the three most popular and effective hair habits that can be used for any hair type. Read on to give your hair a spa treatment at home.

Hair Masks

Hair masks are nourishing treatments for your hair that generally contain butters, oils, and other hydrating ingredients. They are like a high-powered conditioner, but spend more time sinking into your hair to nourish and restore it back to health. Whether it’s from heat styling or exposure to the elements, most of us put our hair through a lot of stress. Using a hair mask can help repair the daily damage our tresses endure and keep hair looking and feeling beautiful and strong. Hair masks can also target specific concerns or types of hair, such as frizzy hair or color-treated hair. Select one that’s ideal for your hair type to get the most out of your hair mask.

Split End Serums

Most people deal with split ends to some degree. Split ends are the fraying of the hair shaft due to heat and stress, including the stress from combing and styling. Chemical treatments applied to the hair, such as coloring and perming, are also notorious for causing split ends. Split end serums nourish the ends of your hair and can seal broken ends to help protect against future fraying. While split end serums can’t undo the damage after splitting, serums can be very effective in hiding and preventing future damage. Split ends serums are made for all hair types and colors and can also deliver shine along with strength. Plus, they’re affordable and easy to use.

Microfiber Hair Drying Towels

One of the best ways to maintain vibrant and strong locks is by ditching the blow-dryer. Heat causes damage to hair by removing water that is bound to the hair, leaving it dry and dull and often coarse to the touch. Unfortunately, air drying hair can take all day, especially if you have thick hair, or a lot of hair. Microfiber hair drying towels can help speed up the drying process. They absorb excess moisture faster than traditional bath towels, and their lightweight design makes microfiber towels comfortable to wear. Microfiber hair drying towels can also reduce frizz, making your hair look and feel softer.

Balding? Not For Long

Balding used to be thought of as something only men were forced to deal with, but women are now starting to bald at increasing rates. In fact, 40 percent of women experience a significant amount of hair loss by the age of 40. While balding can be a source of stress for both men and women, there are some ways to stop it from happening.

There are many reasons that both men and women start going bald. High stress levels, taking certain medications, and hormonal changes are all common causes of hair loss. Some hair loss is also caused by using damaging hair products or styling devices, such as hair dryers. Sometimes hair loss is only temporary, but other times it can be permanent.

If you are going bald and aren’t ready to embrace it, there are things you can do to help stop the hair loss process. Some of the most common “cures” for balding include making home remedies that use certain oils, herbs, and supplements. You can also undergo hair transplant surgery or laser light therapy, though these tend to be more expensive options. Eating certain foods, such as salmon, honey, nuts, spinach, and oysters, can also help prevent balding over time by keeping your hair and skin healthy, but many want a more targeted option.

If you do not want to spend a lot of time, energy, and money on finding a cure for balding, you can try Hairessence – our all-natural hair growth shampoo. If your hair loss is affecting your confidence and self-esteem, it’s time to get your hair, and your life back. Try Hairessence shampoo and Hairessence all-natural growth capsules today – have the hair you always dreamed of!

Is This Normal? When A Few Loose Hairs Turns into Hair Loss

Hair loss, also known as alopecia or baldness, refers to a loss of hair from the head or body. Hair loss is a common problem, with about half of males and a quarter of females affected by hair loss by age 50. The degree and pattern of hair thinning varies, so it can be difficult to recognize hair loss. Here are the signs of symptoms that a few loose hairs may actually turn into hair loss.

What Causes Hair Loss?

Hair loss is caused by a number of factors, from natural aging to medical conditions and illness. Improper diet, a change in hormones, and stress can also contribute to hair loss. Additionally, popular chemical procedures such as hair coloring and perming can result in the hair thinning or falling out. For most people, however, age is the biggest factor. As you age, your rate of hair growth generally slows. For some, hair loss can begin in the teens or early twenties. For others, hair loss can begin well into old age.

How Do I Spot Hair Loss?

The most obvious symptom of hair loss is thinning or baldness in patches, usually in circular patterns. But hair loss often begins with thinning hair, which can look a lot like normal stand loss. So how many loose hairs is normal? The number of normal strands of hair lost in a day varies, but on average is 100.  Additional signs and symptoms of hair loss include:

  • A noticeable change in your hairline, such as a receding hairline
  • Noticeable thinning of your hair, often at the crown of the head
  • Excessive hair loss after brushing hair or showering

Ultimately, the sooner you recognize the signs of hair loss, the earlier you can take action.

Haircare Experts Know the Best Time to Wash Your Hair, Do You?

While most of us have been taught to lather, rinse and repeat every day with our morning routine, whether or not it encourages lush locks is up for constant debate. Unfortunately, there’s no carved in stone rule about how and when to wash your hair, considering the wide range of hair types. But experts agree on some general guidelines to follow for happy and healthy tresses. Here are the best tips for silky hair.

Morning or Night?

When you wash your hair is a personal choice. For guidance, consider your schedule and styling choices. If you don’t have time to let your hair air dry in the morning, a blow-dryer can speed up the process. But blow-drying your hair will damage it over time. That’s why experts say it’s generally better to wash your hair in the evening if you can. Washing at night will allow your hair to dry naturally. Plus, you’ll speed up your morning routine. If you’re worried about waking up with unmanageable hair, towel dry your locks before going to bed.

Less is More

To determine how often you should wash your hair, consider your hair type. If excess oil isn’t an issue, it’s better to wash your hair only 2-3 times per week. Frequent shampooing can strip all of the natural oils from the scalp, leaving your hair dry and brittle. Skipping a day or two will ensure your hair receives the nourishing benefits of natural oil production. You can rinse your hair with water to keep it clean between shampoos, or use dry shampoo on your roots. But if you have an oily scalp, you should wash every day. More frequent washing can also be helpful if you exercise and sweat often, or live in a very humid climate.

Why Won’t Your Hair Grow out Past Your Shoulders?

Unless your name is Rapunzel, long, strong, gorgeous hair takes some effort.

For an enviable few, long hair just happens. The rest of us struggle to get our hair to grow out past our shoulders.

Have you been waiting patiently for your hair to grow to your shoulders–with no results? If so, it might be time for some very deliberate changes in your hair care routine.

There are many factors in making your hair grow. If it seems like your hair just isn’t growing as speedily as you’d like or as long as you want, read on to learn more about hair growth.

Why Won’t My Hair Grow?

We can hear your lament from all the way over here!

There are several potential answers to your question. Unless the roots of your hair have been permanently damaged, your hair is growing. Everyone’s hair grows about 1/2 inch every month.

All hair roots go through a growth cycle and then a rest period, where the hair falls out before growing again. Your goal is to lengthen that growing period, grow the healthiest, shiniest hair possible, and shorten the rest period.

If your hair doesn’t seem to grow or only grows to a certain length and then stops, there are a few possible reasons.

Medication, Hormones, and Diet

Everything that goes into your body affects hair growth. In fact, your hair is a pretty accurate indicator of certain types of illicit drug use.

Your hair is also affected by radiation and chemotherapy, resulting in the loss of hair completely. Some medications cause hair growth–though not always in the desired areas.

Hormones are also a factor. Pregnant women are often amazed by their lush, shiny hair. This is followed by complete dismay when it suddenly falls out!

Excess male hormones can cause hair to grow in ears, noses, and on chins while thinning the hair on top. People taking birth control pills or other hormone treatments can see differences in hair growth, texture, and color.

Vitamin deficiencies can slow hair growth or cause dry, dull hair. A lack of B-vitamins, inadequate protein or a zinc shortage all have effects on your hair. For example, a dry, itchy scalp could mean a lack of omega-3s in your diet.

Unhealthy Scalp

Grease, excess skin cells and hair products can clog the pores on your scalp. Your hair has to fight its way through that mess, stunting its growth.

Psoriasis and other conditions can make thick flaky patches that itch. Scratching breaks off the hair and damages the roots.

For healthiest hair growth, your scalp needs to be in tiptop condition. Look out for signs that your skin is suffering.

Splits and Breaks

Maybe your hair is growing at the roots but is so weak or dry that the ends snap off like pasta. People who chemically treat their hair, wear extensions, or frequently clip or pin their hair in the same place are susceptible to breaks.

That ponytail and baseball cap combo you wear to hide your hair? It may make it worse!

Split ends are vertical breaks along the hair shaft. Lack of moisture, heat, chemicals and bad hair technique all contribute to this problem. Split ends can divide all the way up the hair shaft, leaving weak, unmanageable strands.

Taking Care of Hair from the Inside

Making your hair grow to its maximum length starts from the inside. Everything that goes in is reflected in your glorious crown. So start with some basics.

The main ingredient of human hair is the protein keratin. Keratin is strong and rigid when thick (like in your toenails.) It’s thin and flexible in your hair.

Your hair also contains oils for shine and moisture control. Melanin provides the color. If you look at a cross-section of hair, you would see a honeycomb of loose cells at the core surrounded by a keratin-rich cortex. This is topped with an arrangement of scale-like cells called the cuticle.

Water, Water, Water

A healthy scalp and hair root begins with good circulation. Plenty of water in your system ensures that you glow from the inside out.

Your hair strand is almost 1/4 water by weight, so even mild dehydration can slow your hair growth.

Eat Your Colors

Growing long, strong hair depends on which nutrients you put into your body. You need to feed your hair the right things to grow.

That means adequate protein, fiber, and micronutrients. A lack of protein can lead to shedding hair faster than you can grow it.

Fish, beans, nuts and whole grains are great choices for nutrition and healthy hair. Don’t skimp on your fruits and vegetables either. Healthy fiber keeps all the toxins you absorb moving out of your system.

Don’t Do Cleanses (Really)

Trendy diet cleanses promise life-changing results, but they stop hair growth. You are depriving your body of nutrients for a period of time.

Even a week-long cleanse can affect the shine and growth of your hair.

Add Vitamins to Your Routine

It’s difficult to get a diet to supply all of your needs. A supplement of just the right vitamins and minerals for hair growth can make a world of difference in your results.

The best supplements contain important vitamins like biotin, vitamin C, and B vitamins to support hair health. Make sure the vitamins are in a bio-available form so your body can get right to growing those luscious locks!

Care for Your Hair

Now that you know how to grow beautiful hair from the inside out, you must take care of it the right way to encourage future growth.

Get Those Splits Before They Get Worse

It may seem counterintuitive to trim your hair when you want more length. But to get healthy hair, you need to stop those split ends before they weaken the whole hair shaft. Eliminate the breaks and your hair maintains volume, shine, and smoothness.

A 1/2 inch trim every few weeks may be all you need to keep a healthy look. A protein-based end mender might help too. Combine the two for your best-looking hair between trims.

Avoid Chemical Warfare

As chic as a Brazilian blowout sounds, going from curly to straight (or vice versa) can stand between you and the length of your dreams. The same goes for taking your black tresses to platinum blonde.

Chemicals damage the cuticle of the hair. Every time you curl, straighten, bleach or dye you need to lift the cuticle to change your hair. Damaged cuticles lead to dullness, dryness, and breakage.

And breakage is the enemy of growing your hair past your shoulders.

Speaking of chemicals, look for gentle shampoos without irritating and drying detergents. Many people have joined the no-shampoo movement with great results. If you can commit to a no-shampoo transition, give it a try.

If the idea of giving up shampoo sounds less than hygienic, try to reduce your washing damage. Compromise and shampoo with the gentlest, residue-free product possible no more than three times a week.

Follow with a leave-in conditioner applied to the hair ends, not the scalp. Product build-up causes itching and dandruff–and that’s bad for your scalp!

Rinse with Cool Water

A super hot steam shower opens up your hair cuticles and roughens up your hair shaft. Turn the temperature down to as cool as you can stand to seal the cuticle before you style it.

Smoothing the cuticle gives your hair a better appearance. If your hair is still rough after treatment, you may need a protein filler or smoothing treatment to add shine.

Handle Wet Hair with Care

Hair is especially easy to break when it’s wet. If you absolutely must get some tangles out after showering, use a detangler comb with wide plastic or nylon teeth.

Work from the ends and work your way towards the root. Don’t just smooth the top layer and leave snarls beneath.

Whatever you do, do not brush wet hair! The only thing this will do is stretch and break your delicate strands.

Be Gentle

Allow your hair to air dry whenever possible. Avoid heat styling as much as possible.

Flatirons, curling irons, and blow dryers are very damaging. If you must use heat, use the lowest temperature possible and use a heat protectant product.

For that matter, avoid harsh sun, salt water, and the bleaching effects of chlorine. Blot your hair dry with a towel. Never rub, as this breaks hair shafts.

Sleep on Silk or Satin

Keeping your hair from tangling preserves its length. Silk or satin pillowcases allow strands to easily slip past one another. The less breakage your hair experiences, the longer your hair can grow.

A loose braid helps long hair avoid tangling. If at all possible, try to avoid elastics, as they can break the hair shaft. Consider a chic turban or wrap instead.

Brush Only Dry Hair

A few quick strokes of a hairbrush to distribute oils along the hair shaft encourages healthy growth. Use a boar-bristle brush every afternoon or evening.

The “100 strokes before bed” old wives’ tale is just that. That’s about 90% too much brushing!

Use vigorous strokes, but don’t dig. Start at the scalp. Use the boar bristle brush to distribute your scalp’s oils evenly. This step also serves to stimulate the scalp.

Scalp Care

Taking care of your scalp is also vital to hair growth.

Hair follicles begin beneath the skin surface. An individual hair is called a follicle. A follicle begins under the skin with a base called a bulb. This supports the hair’s root and sebaceous gland.

Scalp Woes

Clogged and congested follicles can become blocked and inflamed. Avoid waxes, sticky or harsh chemicals. Damage to your scalp stunts the growth of your hair.

Dandruff, inflammation, and infection are symptoms of unhealthy skin. This negatively affects your dream of long, strong hair.

Pick the right shampoo, conditioners, and styling products to avoid irritations. Look for the purest, least harsh detergents. Alcohols, silicones and sodium lauryl sulfates can irritate sensitive skin.

Watch out for natural products too. Citrus and sunshine can not only bleach hair but can cause extreme sun sensitivity.

Don’t Break the Skin

Daily brushing to distribute your natural hair oils also serves to stimulate circulation to your scalp and loosen shedding skin cells. Your scalp should feel soft, hydrated and silky.

Make sure to use a natural bristle brush with rounded tips. Hard plastic or metallic bristles can be harsh on your delicate scalp.

Choose a mild shampoo and remember to massage your scalp gently whenever you wash. Use your fingertips, not your nails to stimulate circulation. Sharp digs and scrapes can let in infection.

To gently exfoliate dead skin cells, try using a spoonful of sugar gently massaged in and rinsed well. Follow up with plenty of clear, cool water and a light moisturizing conditioner.

If you suffer from a tight, dry scalp, you might want to massage a drop or two of argan oil or similar directly onto your scalp.

Putting It All Together

Many factors greatly affect the appearance of human hair. You can’t make your hair grow without addressing your diet, your hair care regimen, and your scalp health.

No matter what shape your hair is in now or how your previous attempts to grow it out ended up, you can have strong, shiny hair with some effort. Correct poor nutrition, eliminate split-ends and breakage, and avoid scalp damage to get your hair to its longest lengths.

Shiny, healthy hair is within reach–even if you aren’t Rapunzel. A benefit of trying to achieve healthy hair is improving your overall nutrition and health. And we are always in support of that!

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How to Grow Longer and Thicker Hair Naturally

Many see hair as a reflection of their unique identity. It plays a pivotal role in defining your look.

Many feel that a bad hair day makes for a bad day overall.

Every woman desires luxurious long locks, but it can sometimes feel like an impossible task. When woman’s hair is too frizzy, too fine, too dry, is turning grey or is falling out, her self-esteem may be deeply affected.

Unfortunately, hair loss, hair fall, and impaired hair growth are all too common. From pollution to hectic lifestyles, many factors are to blame. And it’s not just women who struggle, research tells us that on average, two-thirds of men will experience hair loss by the age of 35.

Luckily, there are several things you can do to get thicker hair.

Let’s find out how to grow long thick hair, and how to keep it!

Why is Your Hair Growth Deteriorating?

The way your hair grows or doesn’t grow is dependent on a number of factors. Here is a list of some of the reasons your hair growth may be deteriorating:

  • You’re getting older
  • Your immune system is weak
  • You have a hormonal imbalance
  • Your diet is unhealthy
  • You are stressed, anxious or traumatized
  • Sunlight exposure, pollution, and other environmental factors
  • Too much strain on your hair due to over-styling, extensions or excessive products
  • You’re taking strong medication
  • You have lost weight quickly
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
  • It runs in your family

That’s quite a long list! Your hair loss could be due to one or several of these reasons. Some of these factors are simply out of your control, for example, old age or genetics. But several of these factors can be controlled with a few natural home remedies.

Let’s start with your hair care regime.

The Right Shampoo

How to grow thicker hair? Rule number one: Don’t overwash your hair!

Overwashing can cause your locks to become dry and brittle. On some days only wash your hair with conditioner and skip the shampoo.

If your hair is looking greasy in between washes, you can always use dry texturizing spray. This will absorb any excess oil, and keep your tresses looking fresh.

When you do wash your hair, use sulfate-free hair products. They often contain mild detergents or none at all, which can help to preserve the natural oils in your hair. Try to choose products with natural ingredients, and always check the bottle just in case they’ve slipped any harsh chemicals in there.

While washing your hair be extra gentle. You can do this by lathering up your scalp only. Let the suds slide down the rest of your hair as the water rinses away.

At the end of your shower, do a quick cold rinse for a few seconds. Cold water smoothly lays down the outer hair layer. This helps to prevent moisture loss and heat damage.

For the best shampoo that has all-natural ingredients, promotes thick hair growth, and will keep your hair looking amazing and healthy, we strongly recommend Hairessence Shampoo.

Massage Your Scalp

Another tip on how to grow thicker hair is that while you are washing it you need to take the time to stimulate your scalp.

Before you apply any shampoo, massage your scalp for at least 30 seconds. When you use shampoos that contain eucalyptus or peppermint oil you’ll feel a tingling sensation. That means that blood is flowing through your hair follicles and circulation is increasing.

In fact, massage your scalp at least once a day, even if you’re not washing your hair. This will help keep the scalp healthy. When you massage your scalp regularly, new capillaries begin to form and blocked capillaries become open. This allows the hair follicles to rejuvenate and start growing more lusciously.

Never Skip Conditioner

Always use conditioner to stop your hair from becoming dry and splitting. Even on certain days when you are not using shampoo, never skip conditioner.

If you’re suffering from dry hair, apply a deep-conditioning product weekly to hydrate your hair. Remember that the hair that is touching your shoulders or beyond is most likely several years old and will need a bit more care. Try an oil-based treatment for a natural remedy.

Go Natural

Natural oils can help with growing thicker hair. But, be careful, most oils are not good for long-term or daily use. But using them once in a while can help. For example, trying using olive oil, castor oil, or coconut oil for a scalp massage.

You can also use vitamin-rich foods to help strengthen and thicken your hair. For example, add some oat flour to your conditioner to thicken up your hair.

Or massage an egg into your hair, leave for 10 minutes and wash with cold water. But make sure to keep your eyes and mouth closed!

Another natural product is apple cider vinegar. After you wash your hair, rinse it with some apple cider vinegar, it can help to remove any product build-up or other impurities from your hair. You can also drink a mixture of water and apple cider vinegar now and again to keep your hair strands healthy.

Beware of the Brush

Be careful when brushing your hair, as you could be damaging your precious locks while ripping through wet tangles.

Try a wide tooth plastic comb for a gentler approach. And always start detangling from the bottom and work your way up. If you start from the top (as we all do instinctively) you just collect all the tangles into one super knot. Which when detangling can cause you to lose a lot of hair.

Style Gently

Try to avoid harsh styles like pulling your hair back in a tight ponytail or a tight bun on the top of your head. If your hair has been bleached or is super fragile, try not to put it up in a ponytail at all. If it really needs to be off your neck, gently twist it into a low loose bun.

Avoid putting other harsh chemicals on your hair, like strong hair gels or sprays. If you must use a styling product, go for one with natural ingredients, and use in small amounts.

Reduce your use of hot sizzling tools. Using too much heat on your hair can fry the cuticle and result in your hair thinning and breaking off.

For example, try using a lower heat setting on your hair dryer. It might take longer to dry, but it will protect your hair in the long run. Or try using hot rollers instead of curling irons.

By using dimensional color techniques, you can give your hair the appearance of looking thicker. But harsh coloring products give the opposite effect.

When having your hair colored, inform your stylist of your thinning hair issue. Then they can use the best methods and gentlest products to give you the soundest result. But if you can, avoid dying your hair completely and keep it natural.

Scissors Are Your Friend

Getting a regular trim, won’t make your hair grow faster, but ironically it can help promote hair growth and thickness, how?

It will keep the tips of your hair looking healthy and will prevent them from becoming dry and splitting. When your hair splits, it breaks off at a higher point on the strand. That means, if you don’t go for a regular trim when you do eventually go to the Salon, you might need to have a lot chopped off.

Check Your Meds

Some medication can cause your hair to thin. If you are taking strong medication that is causing your hair to fall, you can ask your doctor if there is an alternative.

This can also be true with some birth control pills, as they can change a woman’s hormonal balance, which can lead to hair loss. Again, check with your doctor if you are concerned.

Take Time to Chillax

Anxiety and being stressed out can release cortisol and other hormones into your body, which in turn can contribute to hair loss.

If you’re wondering how to grow thicker hair, try to control your stress and anxiety levels. You may need to adjust your busy schedule or try to routinely take times to relax. A good head massage is always a good idea!

Let’s Get Physical

Getting into shape and losing excess fat can help in hair regrowth.

Increased circulation is key to helping your hair grow. If aerobic exercise isn’t maintained, your body will suffer. And if the body isn’t been cared for properly, your circulation decreases and the first thing to suffer is your hair.

Try an intense jogging routine or join a Zumba class. Regular exercise 3-4 times a week will increase your circulation and break down fats. This, in turn, will produce that needed balance in your hormones.

Certain Yoga poses are also known to help with hair growth. The ancient practice can totally detox your body and allow it to work to its full potential. This will give your body more energy overall, and allow your hair to be restored.

Nutrition is Key

As mentioned above, circulation is key to hair growth and thickness. Your diet can either help or hinder your circulation.

For example, caffeine. Caffeine is known as a vessel constrictor. That means if you are a regular drinker, it can reduce your circulation over a period of time. This means coffee and even green tea! If you can cut it out of your diet for a while, it may help your hair to start growing thicker.

Avoiding artery-clogging foods is also a key point to hair growth and thickness. If you regularly eat fatty and deep-fried foods, your arteries will get clogged up. Because the blood vessels in your scalp are thin, they can easily become blocked when you are eating fatty and rich foods.

It might be a major lifestyle change, but try to stop eating them on a regular basis. Keep them for special occasions and parties only. This will benefit your overall health including your hair, and most importantly your heart!

High carb or sugary foods can also cause inflammation to your hair follicles. By reducing your carb and sugar intake you can help your hair follicles to regain their strength.

Keep your diet healthy by eating vitamin boosting foods. Like nuts, eggs, fish, mushrooms, almonds, kale, sweet potatoes, avocados, and spinach.

Try Some Supplements

Consider taking hair boosting supplements or vitamins for thicker hair. Your body requires several vital nutrients to create new hair. If you’re really struggling with growth, a supplement may be the solution in how to grow thicker hair.

Supplements with natural ingredients are recommended. They can help to make both your hair and nails to become stronger. It’s always best to check with your doctor to make sure you take the right amounts and that they won’t affect any other medications you are taking.

For the best all natural, allergen-free hair growth supplement try “Hairessence“. It’s all natural, so no need to worry about any sneaky harsh ingredients. It also contains multivitamins and other nutrients to help your hair to become brighter, healthier and stronger.

Other Tricks

Switch your cotton pillowcase for a silk or satin one. Cotton pillowcases can sometimes create friction, causing tangles. The softer surface of a silk pillowcase will allow your hair to lay smoothly throughout the night.

The next day you should wake up with fewer tangles and you’ll feel like royalty too!

Another tip is to never wrap your hair in a massive bath towel. Your hair gets all caught up in the woven fibers and can cause massive hair breakage. And when you wrap the towel around your head too tightly it can cause several of your tiny, fragile strands of hair to break.

Go for a soft microfiber hair towel instead.

The Way to Thicker Hair

So, how to grow long thick hair? As you have read, there are multiple ways you can achieve thicker hair.

But trying just one of these methods may not be enough. You should try several, or all to get that full head of hair you always dreamed of.

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