How to Survive Summer When you Have Thinning Hair
Summer’s here, and after more than a year spent indoors, it’s time to get out and enjoy the warm weather. But even with your excitement for the new season, you might be wondering how you can protect your delicate, thinning hair from summer’s environmental aggressors.
Thankfully, we’ve got you (and your hair) covered. From tips to keep you looking your best without adding stress to your tresses to easy remedies you can do at home to ensure your thinning hair thrives, we’re here to help you survive summer and make sure it’s a worry-free one, well, at least where your thinning hair’s concerned.
What Causes Thinning Hair
First, is your hair actually thinning or could your hair loss be due to breakage? It’s normal to lose anywhere from 50 to 100 strands of hair a day, and it can look like even more if you don’t wash your hair daily. But if the hair left in your hairbrush or on your pillowcase is shorter than normal, you might be dealing with hair breakage due to a decrease in moisture content.
If your hair feels lighter, your forehead bigger, or you start to see more of your scalp, you may have thinning hair. Maybe you’ve noticed that your hair just isn’t styling like it used to or is beginning to come out in clumps—there are a number of signs you can look for to determine if your hair is beginning to thin.
It’s perfectly normal for your hair texture and color to change as you age, especially during big life events like pregnancy and menopause. But if you’re concerned about how drastically your hair is changing, don’t be afraid to consult with your doctor, as there may be other underlying health issues.
How to Protect Your Thinning Hair from the Summer Sun
While you work to strengthen your thinning hair from home (more on that later!), there are a number of things you can do to protect your hair and scalp from the summer sun when you’re out and about. A lot of women think there are things they can’t do anymore because of their thinning hair, such as going swimming or pulling their hair up into a chic bun or ponytail, but that couldn’t be further from the truth.
Swim Cap, Anyone? Yes, saltwater and chlorine can be harsh on your already fragile hair, but that doesn’t mean you can’t take a dip in the pool or enjoy the beach—you just have to be more mindful of your locks. If you’re not one to dunk your head under the waves, simply clipping your hair up so that it’s off your neck and out of your face should suffice. But if you just can’t resist that cool-off, you can either don a swim cap or just make sure you wash out, rinse and care for your hair as soon as you return home.
The Magic of Hair Gel. Want to rock a cool updo to that outdoor concert but afraid to put pressure on your roots? You can achieve the same sleek look as the stars by gently brushing your hair out, smoothing it flat, and incorporating some hair gel. There’s no need to put added stress on your tender scalp by pulling your strands at the roots into a tight updo when hair gel will do most of the work for you with the same result.
Try a Shorter Style. If you want to let your hair flow loose and free, you might be worried about how the strands at your scalp will look now that your hair is beginning to thin. A lot of women with thinning hair opt to keep their locks short to increase their hair’s volume. This is because when your hair is longer, it weighs down the strands closest to your scalp, making your hair appear to be thinner and plastered to your skin.
Accessorize Your Look. And if all else fails, remember that 2021 is the year for accessories, which means hats, scarves, bandanas, wraps and so much more. We all have bad hair days, or days where we would rather just not make the effort. There’s a reason hair accessories were invented. So grab whatever hat or scarf matches your mood that day and let your fun and playful side fly. Just remember to wash your hair accessories regularly so that any buildup of dirt, grime and sweat don’t clog the pores in your scalp and cause scalp irritation or infection.
At-Home Remedies for Thinning Hair
Thankfully, there are a number of things you can do at home to help your hair be at its healthiest before you step out into the summer sun. Not only can the below methods help combat your thinning hair, but they can even reverse some of the thinning.
The first, and easiest, thing you can add to your routine to help your hair bounce back are biotin and collagen vitamins. Which is just one reason why Better Not Younger has specifically formulated our Significant Other Hair, Skin & Nail Supplement and our Power Within Skin & Scalp Collagen Gummies. While both are amazing supplements, they’re even more powerful when used together.
Adding a daily scalp massage and hair serum to your hair-care routine can also boost your hair’s thickness and density while stimulating follicles. We recommend knocking out two birds with one stone by using our Superpower Hair & Scalp Serum in combination with our Superpower Liquid Comb, better known as our Superpower Hair & Scalp Duo, to give your scalp one of the best massages it’s ever had.
Don’t forget to supplement your daily hair health routine by adding a volumizing shampoo and conditioner to help thicken your thinning hair. This will help add life back into your tresses while you work on your hair’s health from the inside out. Our Wake Up Call Volumizing Duo is packed with vitamins, essential fatty acids and a number of other beneficial ingredients to nourish your hair and scalp.
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