Whether you’re aspiring to voluminous, tumbling waves, the perfect air-dry or naturally high-shine strands, it all starts with healthy hair.
But when our hair is compromised, it can feel like a disheartening – almost impossible – quest to return our hair to its former glory. So if you’re experiencing hair loss or fine, thinning and damaged hair, strengthen your haircare routine with a science-backed treatment and simple haircare switches.
Keep reading to discover how you can support longer, stronger and thicker hair with these five must-know tips.
1. Cut down on hot tools and high-tension styling
No matter how much we rely on our blow dryers, straighteners and slicked-back buns, they don’t show our hair any love.
By exposing our hair to high temperatures, hot tools break and then reset the bonds of our hair. Our hair shines and sits just right – but with time, this damage results in brittle, frizzy strands, breakage and split ends.
And while tight buns, ponytails and braids help us conceal our oily roots, these high-tension styles break and pull at our hair. If you can see broken hairs around your hairline and temples or at the midline of your hair where your hair tie sits, this is why.
The solution is simple. Give your hair – and your morning routine – a break. Learn how to air-dry your hair, try more relaxed hairstyles and save heat styling for when you want to add extra polish. With a little patience you’ll start to see your natural hair texture and thick, healthy hair return.
2. Treat your hair from the inside out
Weekly hair masks and scalp scrubs are a welcome addition to our haircare routines but reducing hair loss and supporting thick hair begins beneath the scalp. In our hair follicles.
Follicles are the life source of our hair. They’re microscopic structures found in our skin’s dermis which connect our roots to our bloodstream. This is where Vida Glow’s Hairology capsules work.
The health and density of our hair follicles determines how fast, thick and long our hair grows. And in one daily capsule, Hairology’s synergistic formula supports follicle health, reduces hair loss and improves lacklustre hair at its root cause.
Hairology’s hero active is AnaGain™, a clinically studied pea sprout extract. By delivering AnaGain™, iodine-rich bladderwrack seaweed, zinc, selenium and biotin into the bloodstream, Hairology reaches hair follicles with maximum efficacy. For fast, visible results – and a 34% reduction in hair loss after 28 days.
3. Gently brush and detangle
Brushing your hair 100 times before bed isn’t the most practical of hair tips – but the principle is sound. Daily brushing helps to increase circulation at the scalp and redistributes hair’s natural oils. If you’re prone to oily roots and dry ends, regular brushing can help soften and nourish hair – and even make for a cleaner clean on wash day.
To prevent damage and help restore your hair’s natural bounce, invest in quality tools – then use them carefully. Hair is most vulnerable when it’s wet, so apply your conditioner and gently work in small motions from your ends to roots with a wide-tooth comb. Once you’re out of the shower, gently blot hair dry with a microfiber towel and use the same technique to detangle.
When you’re working with dry hair, opt for a boar bristle or padded nylon brush to refresh your style, smooth flyaways and enhance your natural volume.
4. Invest in silk
Silk pillowcases and scrunchies are essential. Whether you’ve indulged in a blow-dry or are embracing your natural texture, you’ll find your hair glides over silk’s soft surface, keeps its shape and stays smoother for longer. And if you’re applying serums, creams or oils to your hair, they’ll stay right where they’re needed. A silk pillowcase won’t absorb your hydrating skincare or haircare like cotton.
For those of us who want to make a style statement or just protect your hair, silk hair ties and scrunchies also hold hair in place without breaking or kinking strands.
5. Care for your hair growth cycle
If your hair feels like it’s not growing or you’re finding more hair in the shower, your hair growth cycle might need some attention.
Our hair naturally grows in three stages. At any given time, 90% of our hair is in anagen, the active growing phase. Then comes catagen, the transition stage and telogen, the resting stage right before a hair falls. But lifestyle factors like nutritional deficiencies and stress or medical conditions can prematurely push our hair into the telogen phase. This is called telogen effluvium. You might find your hair falling en masse a couple of months after a trigger like severe illness or hormonal changes, or with no known explanation. So it’s important to seek advice from a medical professional – and trust that with time and the right treatment, your hair will grow thick and long again.
If you’re losing hair from lifestyle triggers like nutrient deficiencies or damaging hair styling, Hairology can reduce hair loss and boost hair growth. By helping to prolong the active growing phase, AnaGain™ supports healthy hair follicles and a healthy hair cycle – so your hair can naturally grow its thickest, longest and strongest.
If you’re ready to restore thick, healthy hair, adopt a holistic haircare routine. By addressing the causes of hair loss and thinning, Hairology supports the hair growth cycle – while you take care of your strands.
Want to learn more about the causes of hair loss? Keep reading here.