Thin hair do’s and don’ts


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Natural hair can pose some other challenges when it comes to styling, more so if your have thin hair, the challenge can be somewhat difficult to achieve certain styles. There are certain things only thin hair girls can understand, mainly when it comes to achieving a fuller hair.

There are certain things to avoid when you have thin hair, not all products work well on everyone especially if you have thin hair. Below are certain things to stop doing or minimise to achieve a fuller style.



  • Avoid shampoos with sodium lauryl sulfate

    People with thin hair need to avoid shampoos, polymers, proteins, damaging alcohols, and ammonia that are found in traditional shampoos in the form of ammonium lauryl sulfate or sodium lauryl sulfate. These ingredients are added to make the shampoo feel thicker and richer in your hand, and also to create the foaming lather people have come to expect. The reality is that these same ingredients are incredibly harsh and drying to your hair and scalp.


  • Go easy on hair colour

    Many women actually feel more texture in their hair once it’s coloured, but you need to be careful not to overdo bleach. Processing your hair too often, to the point of being fried, can seriously thin out your hair. Go as long as you can between your colouring sessions.


  • Avoid or minimise heat styling

    Over-stretching or straightening the hair shaft whilst drying it will take all the elasticity and natural volume out of your hair. Be gentle with it and always use a heat protector.



There are steps also you can use and do to achieve that fuller styling.

  • Hair styling that gives volume:

    You can incorporate the following styles which add volume to thin hair.



    Bantu knotouts


  • Products that assist with volume:

    For low porosity hair it is best to you mousse for styles like bantu knotouts, twistouts, and braid outs. Apart from the nice curl definition the mousse gives but it is also good for LP hair, because it does not weigh down your hair and made it clump all together.


What hair practices are you using for your thine hair?


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