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5 Tips to Care for Thinning Hair
People lose hair for various reasons. Illness and medication (like chemotherapy to treat cancer) can cause hair loss. Hair loss can also be inherited from a parent.Often, hair thins because it is fine-textured -- or because too many harsh chemicals have been used on it -- so it breaks easily.
These are hair-care tips to help protect hair, prevent further hairloss, and add volume to your existing hair.
1. Try Coloring
If you inherited a tendency for hair loss, you likely have very healthy hair overall. Therefore, your hair can benefit from permanent orsemi-permanent color to give body and volume to hair.
Medications can weaken hair, causing it to break or fall out. Semi-permanent color is good in this case, too, because it does not contain ammonia orperoxide. It will not damage hair, but will give it body and volume.
If your hair is fine-textured, semi-permanent or permanent color is fine, as long as it is professionally applied. Colored hair caneasily get over-processed, which damages it, causing further hair loss.
2. Use Volumizing Products
Many volume-building hair products contain paraffin, which is beeswax. That's not good for hair,because it builds up and can make hair break.
However, volumizing products sold in salons do help. They won't weigh hair down, and they won't damage it. Mousse, for example, can be applied at the root areafor support. Then, begin blow-drying the root area, applying tension with a brush to build volume. Use a light finishing spray to hold it.
3. Shampoo and Condition Your Hair When Dirty
To protecthair, the best practice is to shampoo only when hair is dirty. Because fine hair gets dirty faster, people with fine-textured hair need to shampoo more frequently -- even though fine hair breaks moreeasily.
For that reason, fine-textured hair benefits from a good shampoo and volume-building conditioner.
4. Find a Style That Suits Fine Hair
Blow dryers should not be a problem, even if you have fine...
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