You cannot control the kind of hair you are born with – thick, curly, or scanty. However, the good news is that there is something which you can control – hair care. After all, as goes the old adage: ‘Hair is the crown you never take off’.
Some of us have a tough time when it comes to the amount of time and effort required for hair care. Scanty hair is definitely one of the toughest hair types to style or manage. But in spite of all the hurdles, scanty hair can look as amazing as you want it to, provided that you take care of it. So let’s dive right into a list of 5 hair care tips to deal with scanty hair…
1. Eat right
Basically, healthy hair growth requires zinc and biotin. Both of these ingredients can be found in iron-rich foods such as kale spinach, and tofu. Protein is a major factor behind amazing hair so you must increase your intake of protein-rich foods such as nuts, eggs, whole grain, and low-fat dairy products.
2. Check for underlying medical conditions
If you’ve been noticing too many strands in the shower drain, you must start by checking for any underlying medical conditions. Scanty hair might be an indicator of problems such as anemia and thyroid.
3. Switch styles
Why wait for an occasion to don a new hairdo? Experiment with shorter, layered hairstyles that make your hair appear voluminous and thick.
4. Regular scalp massage
Hair follicles are where the growth begins. Oil massages nourish the hair follicles, improve blood circulation and help in plumping up scanty hair.
5. Towel-dry with care
Be as gentle as possible when dealing with scanty hair. Do not vigorously rub your hair. Instead, dab the towel onto your hair and then allow it to dry. Ensure that you use a water-absorbing microfiber towel for this