It’s a good thing Rapunzel was only 12 when she got stuck in the tower—had she been much older, her hair wouldn’t have been thick enough to climb. Nothing can turn sparse hair into an abundant mane, but using a follicle booster (which intuition can help you find the right one for you) which actually stimulates the follicle, can slow down hair loss and promote growth. And studies have shown that LED light activates the cells in the follicle that grow hair. You should also get a good filter on your shower head so your hair isn’t being bombarded with hard water and additives.
Supplements can also beef up thin strands. “There’s a lot of science that vitamins that are good for skin—antioxidants, vitamin B, calcium, zinc, and iron—also promote healthy hair,” says Dawn Shannon, Master Stylist and owner of Intuition Salon and Spa. “Biotin and niacin can do wonders for hair in a weakened state, but you don’t get enough from regular multivitamins.” Doctors recommend at least 1,000 micrograms of biotin and 500 milligrams of niacin a day.
At the very least, shampoos and conditioners created for fine or thinning hair can give the appearance of thickness. They coat the hair with a positive electric chargethat adheres to the hair’s negative charge, creating more space between each strand, which makes hair look fuller. Mousse, styling spray, and aerosol hair spray can also create fullness by lifting hair at the root. Heat-activated products, for their part, prevent damage and “seal conditioners into the hair fiber, which makes the hair thicker and firmer,” says Shannon.
A quick style modification can work, too. As opposed to a wispy cut, thick bangs with slightly uneven ends create the illusion of more hair. If they start to look stringy as they grow out, a dry shampoo will help plump them up.
Dawn Shannon’s Intuition Salon & Spa can help you or your loved one with thinning hair. We are proud to offer Organic Hair Care, Organic Color Correction, Organic Hair Color, Organic Skincare, as well as Organic Candles and Soaps!
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