My Hair is thin and weak. What should I do?
A lot of people complain about having thin, weak, hair. Some people even cut their hair in really short styles because they do not know how to deal with this condition. There is help for you if you have this problem.
Get a check up
The first thing that you need to do is go see your doctor to make sure that you do not have underlying health issues causing your hair to be thin and weak. Our hair is often one of the things that show us there is a problem happening in our bodies.
Increase Water Intake
More than likely, you do not get enough water in your daily diet. A lack of sufficient amounts of water can lead to weak hair, thin hair or hair loss. So start getting your fluid intake up to appropriate levels by increasing your water intake to eight glasses that hold eight ounces each and every day.
Balance your diet
You need to get a well-balanced diet in order to have strong healthy hair. Some people think that others are simply blessed with those gorgeous locks of hair, but the truth be known, people that have really great hair, take care of themselves.
· Protein to help you grow strong hair. Get this from fish, poultry, eggs, tofu, beans and legumes so that you do not over indulge on fats that are bad for you
· Get some healthy fats in your diet like the ones from olive oil, flaxseed oils and coconut oils
· Increase your consumption of foods containing Omega 3 fatty acids like wild salmon, walnuts and avocados
· Add more biotin to your daily supplements. You can get this substance naturally from foods like bananas and liver, or you can take hair vitamins.
Stop killing it with Heat
Today we want everything to be fast. We wash our hair and then briskly brush it out while using heat from a blow dryer and then we take curling irons to make it curl and flat irons to iron the curls out of it. We do this every day and then we get confused when our hair becomes damaged, weakened and starts to break. Give your hair a rest.
Wash your hair in tepid water instead of hot water. Then allow it to dry naturally without a blow dryer or any vigorous toweling being applied to it. Once it is dry gently brush it out and let it be free of heat styling for a few days each week.
If you are going to be out in the sun, then protect your hair with a hat, a scarf, an umbrella, or at least try to stay in the shade as much as possible to protect your hair from the heated rays of the sun.
Use the same shampoo and conditioner
When you buy shampoos and conditioners buy them from the same product line. These are made using the same base ingredients, so they work together to help make your hair look better and be stronger. Using a conditioner that is made from a different line than the shampoo is counterproductive and may wind up doing more damage than good.
Condition every time you wash
Conditioner helps to strengthen your hair. You should never even think about getting out of the shower without conditioning your hair, even if you are in a hurry. If you have been swimming, then you need to come home and condition your hair.
You need to wash your hair and then place the conditioner in the palm of your hand. Run the conditioner from a point about two inches below the scalp to the ends of your hair and allow it to stay there for a few minutes before you rinse it out of the hair.
At least once every two weeks you should apply a good deep conditioner to your hair. Some of these conditioners remain in the hair for as long as a few hours and some of them can do their work in a few minutes.
You need to let your hair stay free of pony tail holders, clasps and things that constrain it for a period of time. Just give your hair a chance to recover before you start to impose the harsh restrictions on it.