Great Tips for Shiny Thick Hair-Everyone wants thick, luxurious, shiny hair! The health of your hair can either take years off your looks or add them on! Below are some fantastic tips on getting that healthy hair. However, M2 Salon, Morrisville, Nc., Owner and Hairstylist Margy Sheppard first suggests that if your locks are getting thinner and thinner, and your hair loss is significant, seeking medical advice before trying to fix it on your own. Seeking professional medical advice for a serious hair loss problem would be the wisest decision and a great way to make sure you are in good health.
Here are Margy’s tips for awesome looking hair:
Shampoo Secrets – Never wash your hair too often. Every day washing dries out the scalp discouraging your sebaceous glands to produce more sebum than they normally do, which actually makes your hair greasier. Lukewarm water only. Not hot! When you allow your sebaceous glands to do their normal routine, your scalp is happy and your hair is healthy.
Margy Sheppard at M2Salon in Morrisville has always been very clear with her clients about avoiding chemical based shampoos, conditioners and styling products! One of the main causes of hair thinning and hair loss is from commercial hair care products. Ingredients such as laureth sulfates and sodium laurel, which you can find in many commercial products for hair may cause damage to your scalp and hair. Hair products like Onesta and Peter Coppola (both available at M2 salon in Morrisville, NC) are two that contain only natural ingredients help keep hair healthy, thick and shiny.
Scalp Massage for Faster and Thicker Hair Growth – This is so easy! A daily scalp massage activates the rapid growth of your hair and normalizes the activity of sebaceous glands. It improves the nutrition of your scalp, making the roots of your hair stronger and keeps your hair from loss. Massage your head with easy, circular movements of your fingers for 10 minutes. It’s better to start from the crown and work your way to the forehead and back.
Eating the Right Food Benefits Your Hair – This takes effort, but the results are worth the time to review and modify your daily diet. Start the rehabilitation of your hair by eating healthy food, especially products containing:protein, it is essential for hair growth (eggs, milk, yogurt, fish and seafood, soya, pistachio nuts, pork, chicken and turkey), iron, it helps to produce oils in the scalp (dark green leafy vegetables, such as spinach and broccoli, red meat, seafood, beans, dried fruit, such as raisins and apricots, peas), vitamins A and C (sweet potatoes, carrots, dark leafy greens, winter squashes, lettuce, dried apricots, cantaloupe, bell peppers, fish, liver, and tropical fruits), omega 3-fatty acids for healthier scalp (fatty fish as salmon, and seafood, walnuts, flaxseed oil, fish oil, fish roe, soybeans, spinach).
Vitamins for Thicker Hair – You have heard this before, but it is advice worth repeating. Promote healthy hair growth by making sure you have the essential vitamins for the task: Vitamin A which is responsible for the production of scalp oil (sebum). Vitamin B complex (B-6, B-12 and B-3) which is beneficial for hair beauty and general health as well. Vitamin E improves blood circulation in the scalp to improve the quality of your hair.
Folic Acid is essential & can play a huge role in treating and preventing hair loss. Omega-3 is an important fatty acid for your hair. Zinc and Iron are essential for thicker fuller hair and its growth. Beta Sitosterol is a natural plant extract, full of nutrients which are important for thick hair. Inositol plays a huge role in hair thickening, because it has anti-oxidant properties for healthy hair follicles. Biotin, called “food for your hair”, is one of the best treatments for hair loss. Note, only a doctor can give you a qualified answer what kind of supplements your body needs to stop hair loss!
To Avoid Damage Be Gentle! Follow these tips:
A wide-tooth comb would be better than a brush;
Never use a brush for wet hair as it can break the strands;
For hair that is already truly damaged, avoid any kind of heat styling tools (blow-drying and flat ironing can make your hair even more dry and brittle).
As an alternative way, you can use a hooded dryer that applies indirect heat, a blow-dryer with a diffuser attachment, or the dry wrap method.
Get Your Hair Cut & Styled By Margy Sheppard! She Knows Hairstyles That Make Thin Hair Look Thicker!!
The rehabilitation of thin hair normally takes some time, before you’ll see the first results. Don’t be upset, if you need your locks to look gorgeous right now – this is possible! Read on to find out a couple of secrets how to quickly make your hairstyle more voluminous.
It may seem, that longer hair is healthier than short. Unfortunately, it isn’t so. Often a short hairstyle allows you to hide fine hair. So, you can get one of cute short cuts, a bob, for example. You’ll see your hair will look better with a sexy side sweep… In the same way, head waxing would be helpful… just a joke!.. If you don’t like a classic bob, try layers – they will give your hair volume and an effortless tousled look. Don’t forget to trim your hair every 1-2 months to get rid of split ends.
Braids for Hair Thickness
Meanwhile, even simple braids can make thin hair look thicker. How? After braiding your hair, gently pull at your plait, making it wider and lacier. In fact, this effective technique works for any kind of braid.
Voluminous Tresses with Velcro Hair Rollers
Also, there is one simple volumizing method for a fuller appearance of your hair – velcro rollers. Use 2-3 rollers at the crown of your head and get a glamorous wavy hairstyle suitable for any occasion! Put the rollers only on dry hair, using a dry texture spray. Leave rollers in your hair for about 10-30 minutes and take them out.
Home Remedy for Strong and Glossy Hair Coconut Oil:
Margy Sheppard’s favorite home treatment for thick glossy hair is Coconut Oil. Sure there are Egg masks, Avacado masks and all kinds of suggested treatments, but they are a wee bit messy. Margie likes simple & effective coconut oil. The International Journal of Cosmetic Science published a research paper about improving hair thickness. It was mentioned that coconut oil penetrates into hair better than others. Indeed, this oil is a great natural treatment, it contains fats and vitamins to strengthen hair structure. Use the treatment 2-3 times a week.
Coconut Oil Mask #1. Massage warm coconut oil into your hair and scalp, leave it in for at least 30 minutes with a warm towel wrapped around your head. Then wash it off thoroughly using a shampoo.
Coconut Oil Mask #2. By the way, you can use coconut oil as a night hair mask. Strain the oil, warm it a bit and massage into your scalp before going to bed. Don’t forget to wrap your head with a towel. The next morning, shampoo your hair with no conditioner.
Remember, if you are experiencing significant hair loss consult first with a physician about possible health issues. At M2 salon in Morrisville, Nc, Margy believes in the most easy-to-follow and affordable methods. Go to our appointments page or call for an appointment with Margy today!