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YOUR HAIR CARE ROUTINE FOR THINNING HAIR

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Noticing your hair gradually getting thinner? Most people lose between 50 and 100 strands of hair each day, but if your hair is noticeably thinning then you’re probably shedding more than that. For many, {thinning hair} is a natural part of the ageing process (although this is usually associated with {hair loss} rather than thinning), but there are a bunch of other possible causes too. Identifying the cause can help you to get to the root (ahem) of the problem.

Hair shedding is often caused by changes in hormones like giving birth or stopping hormonal contraception, or from stress, whether that’s illness, grief or a particularly taxing job. Poor nutrition, harsh hair products and aggressive hair styling can also cause your hair to shed, break and thin.

That’s where we come in. While certain lifestyle factors can’t be changed overnight, the right {hair care} treatments can start to rejuvenate, revitalise and renew thinning hair, both instantly and over time. In this guide, Cult Concierge expert {Syhem} has outlined her recommended hair care routine for thinning hair, to help you begin to restore locks back to their former glory.

1. Start with a pre-wash treatment

Start your thinning hair care routine with {The Nue Co.’s Supa_Thick Hair Treatment}. With a hard-working formula made up of hair-loving goodies like peppermint and rosemary oil, it supports your strands while boosting your scalp’s microbiome. This nourishing, shed-no-more solution resurrects lifeless locks from root to tip – it’s the perfect remedy for thinning tresses!

Use 2-3 times per week, gently massaging it into your scalp to promote circulation. Leave in for 20 minutes before washing your hair as usual.

2. Use a thickening shampoo

Sucker for a daily hair wash? We feel you, but if you’ve noticed your hair shedding then shampooing less often can work in your favour. Use cooler water too, as heat strips your hair of natural oils, and dry hair = fragile hair, which is more prone to breakage and damage.

Choose a {shampoo} that’s been specially formulated for thinning hair, like {RevitaLash Cosmetics’ Thickening Shampoo}. It features ingredients like flax protein, willow bark, jojoba oil and ginseng to optimise scalp health, help with thinning and create the ideal environment for fuller, thicker and healthier hair.

3. Follow with a nourishing conditioner

Follow every shampoo session with {conditioner} to hydrate and nourish your locks – you want to do everything you can to prevent your hair from getting too dry. Not only because dry hair is more prone to damage, but because hydrated hair looks thicker and feels fuller.

{RevitaLash Cosmetics’ Thickening Conditioner} features a unique formula comprising biotin, keratin, panthenol and green tea, to name but a few, which nurtures each hair cuticle, nourishes each strand and even protects your hair from environmental aggressors.

Massage into your scalp and work through your hair from root to tips. Leave it in for 1-2 minutes before rinsing thoroughly – taking care not to leave behind any residue, as a build-up of product on your scalp can inhibit your roots.

4. Treat your tresses to a weekly mask

Hair masks can often leave thinner locks looking lank, but choosing a lightweight option like {Living Proof’s Perfect Hair Day (PhD) Weightless Mask} will work wonders on thinning hair. With no heavy build-up to weigh you down, this innovative mask has shown up to a 70% reduction in breakage after just one use. It also works to maximise shine, promote ‘oomph’ and protect from aggressors to keep your hair cleaner for longer (which means you can get away with those less frequent washes!).

Use 1-2 times per week in lieu of your usual conditioner.

5. Use a volumising leave-in treatment before styling

Ready to blow-dry and style? Give your tresses extra volume with {Color Wow’s Dream Cocktail – Carb Infused}. It wraps every strand with a weightless and invisible cocktail of cellulose, starch and oat bran, which responds to the heat of your dryer to optimise fullness, so it’s perfect if your hair is looking on the thin side.

Smooth 2-3 pumps through towel-dried hair, starting one inch below your parting and working through to the ends. Style with heat to activate.

NOTE: Too much heat can be part of the problem when it comes to thinning hair, so try forgoing heat styling for a while if you can to see if you notice a difference. Try air drying rather than blow drying if you’re working from home or having a night in, wear looser styles to avoid pulling hair out, and brush hair gently to reduce the amount of tension on it.

6. Add a supplement to your routine

Nutrition can play a big part in hair health, so adding a supplement to your thinning hair care routine could be the ticket to thicker hair. Try {HUM Nutrition’s Growing Strong Bundle} for a 2-month supply of gummies, which harness biotin, zinc, fo-ti and PABA to support hair follicle health, increase circulation and encourage healthy hair growth.

Take two gummies a day for stronger and healthier hair.

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