Why is my hair so thin and what can I do about it?
First, it’s worth understanding that thinning hair can be caused by a perfect storm of factors such as genetics, lifestyle, and diet. Start by looking at the hair of your parents or other family members. See any similarities? If the women in your family all noticed a dramatic reduction in the density of their hair around your age, chances are your thinning hair is genetic, and an inevitable rite of passage. But that’s not to say you can’t take back control and dramatically improve your strands' quality, strength, and volume. Here’s how…
Keep a hair diary
Spend a day taking note of all the ways you interact with your hair. The hot shower you take when you first wake up, the products you massage into your scalp, the scorching hairdryer you blast your strands with. Without adequate protection, the hair’s outer cuticle will degrade over time, until the inner core is exposed and the strand snaps completely. And what does increased breakage look like? Less hair on your head, that’s what. Experts advise taking a ‘slow and low’ approach to drying your hair – a lower temperature will close the cuticle gently, minimizing long-term heat damage. Have a hairbrush upgrade – look for a gentle detangling comb designed to tease knots out rather than anything that will pull and snap delicate strands.
Follow the fine hair rules
Even if your styling routine is super gentle and heat-free, you can expect your hair to thin gradually with age, with the fiber diameter naturally shrinking over time. NEXXUS scientists have discovered that the all-important outer lipid layer is actually thinner in finer hair, which also has a smaller inner core. In layman’s terms? Fine hair is 10 times more prone to breakage than any other hair type, so dedicated strengthening and replenishing haircare is a must. Focus on protecting the hair cuticle using a good heat protectant and strengthening in-shower hair care. Enter the NEXXUS Unbreakable Range – custom created as a strengthening range for fine and thin hair, it works to protect and make fine and thin hair stronger, fuller and thicker-looking.
Protect with protein
Our hair is predominantly made up of a protein called keratin, and NEXXUS scientists have dedicated their work to understanding how our hair fiber reacts to different natural proteins, infusing each NEXXUS collection with a unique PROTEINFUSION blend to target specific types of hair damage. The NEXXUS Unbreakable Range was born when scientists discovered that the amino acid arginine (quick reminder: amino acids are the building blocks of protein) contains almost two times more inner-core strengthening properties than other amino acids, and sourced natural proteins abundant in it: biotin, collagen, spirulina, and an advanced keratin protein. The Unbreakable Care Shampoo & Conditioner penetrate the hair’s inner core, creating flexible thickening bonds that strengthen from within while reinforcing and protecting the outer cuticle layer. Team with the Unbreakable Care Anti-Breakage Root Lifting Spray, packed with peptides and essential nutrients to weightlessly thicken every strand by +3.4% – we’ll let you do the math on how much that will impact your entire head of hair…