The truth is, thinning hair is something that’s inevitable as we get older. Your hair can start to lose its luster, shine, and thickness as time goes on which isn’t exactly ideal. It’s also possible your hair just isn’t as thick as you would like it to be. Regardless of your reasoning for wanting thicker strands, we’re here to tell you it’s something that’s definitely possible!
So, what’s the real secret when it comes to achieving luscious, thick hair? Is it something you can do on your own? Something you can only really achieve in the salon? We’re here to answer all those questions and more so you can finally achieve the hair style and texture you’ve been dreaming of!
Salon Treatments for Thickening Hair
Your journey towards thicker hair starts in the salon. There are quite a few different things your stylist can do to help your hair become thicker and healthier than ever. Here are some you might consider asking for at your next appointment!
Keratin is one of the main components of your hair, and getting a keratin treatment can help make your hair shinier, smoother, and straighter too. This will help reduce dryness and frizz.
This treatment is best done at the salon as it involves components that can be dangerous if they are used wrong. You will need to process your hair at super high temperatures which means it’s best to get this treatment done by a professional.
Protein treatments are great for fixing damaged hair and boosting growth. Adding protein to the hair allows you to better prevent breakage and enhance the structure of your hair.
There are plenty of different protein treatments available. You can discuss with your stylist to determine which one will be best for you and your hair goals.
You really can’t go wrong with a scalp treatment when it comes to thickening the hair! Your hair might get too oily too fast which can end up being damaging. Scalp treatments usually involve foams, scrubs, oils, and sprays to help get your scalp looking and feeling great for thicker hair.
Hot oil treatment
A hot oil treatment just sounds nice, doesn’t it? This treatment is best done at the salon as it helps restore the hair structure and bring your hair back to life. It usually involves oils like castor oil, olive oil, or coconut oil to help combat dryness.
You’re sure to walk away from your appointment with hair that feels nourished and beautiful!
Deep conditioning hair treatment
Sometimes your hair just needs a deep condition to help it come back to life. This is a super effective treatment that will help your hair to feel shiny, soft, and extra hydrated. The healthier your hair is the thicker it will become.
Be sure to book your deep conditioning hair treatment once every 3-4 months for the best results. This hair treatment is great for all different hair types!
If you’re wanting a quick fix for thicker hair, hair extensions are the way to go! Your stylist can install them at your appointment so you can get the exact length, hair color, and thickness you want.
There are tons of different types of extensions to explore as well. Whether it’s clip-ins, sew-ins, or tape-ins you truly cannot go wrong when it comes to hair extensions!
Tips for Getting Thicker Hair at Home
Once you’ve got a treatment for thicker hair done at the salon, you’ll want to do what you can to maintain and continue to grow your locks at home. Here are some ideas!
Increase healthy fats
Healthy fats can have a major influence on how your hair grows. More healthy fats mean greater vitamins like vitamin E, potassium, magnesium, vitamin A, vitamin C, folate, and more. Each of these helps prevent breakage and hair loss and will help encourage further hair growth.
Try adding more avocados, eggs, salmon, and other sources of omega-3s into your diet.
Reduce the amount of heat you use on your hair
Heat can help make your hair look great short term, but it can be damaging if used too frequently. It can also have a negative effect on hair growth.
Instead of blow drying your hair try air drying it. You could also reduce the number of times you use heat tools each week. Either way, you should always use a heat protectant before using any type of heat on your hair. This is a great way to help your hair grow thicker over time and will also make it a lot healthier overall.
Use sulfate-free shampoo
Sulfates are great for providing that sudsy lather you can get out of shampoo, but they can also be harmful to the hair. They help remove dirt, but this can also end up stripping your hair of its natural oils. This can have an effect on the thickness of your hair as it needs those oils to grow long and strong.
Give yourself a scalp massage
A scalp massage not only feels great, but it can also help stimulate hair growth. You can use your hands or go for a scalp brush which will help take your massage to the next level. We especially love using a scalp brush in the shower so you can get a nice deep clean of your scalp at the same time.
Scalp massages are usually offered during salon appointments as well!
Use lukewarm water when showering
Who doesn’t love a steaming hot shower? While it might feel great at times, super hot water can end up causing damage to your hair.
It not only dries out the scalp, but it can also strip your hair of its natural oils. This can result in thin, damaged hair, rather than the thick, luscious locks you’re going for. Lukewarm water is best and will help reduce frizzy hair as well.
Fill in your scalp to help mask thinning
When you wear your hair in a tight bun or a high ponytail it can leave you with thin hairs on the scalp. If your hair is thinner at the hairline it’s going to look thin overall.
You might try filling in your scalp or hairline to help improve the appearance of thickness. There are plenty of incredible products out there to use for filling in the hairline which will help it to feel thick and beautiful.
Your Next Stop for Thicker Hair
As we mentioned earlier, your journey towards finally thickening your hair starts at the salon! Whether it’s a keratin treatment, scalp treatment, or hair extensions, you should always ensure your stylist is an expert and someone you can trust to help your hair reach its full potential.
At Anushka, we have a team full of experts who specialize in keeping your hair healthy. We’ll be able to answer all of your questions at your appointment and are excited to help you achieve your hair goals. Whatever they may be!
If you’re ready to get started, why not book a consultation with one of our stylists in West Palm Beach today? Click here to book yours!