3 Steps to Fuller, Healthier Hair
The biggest beauty secret that nobody (besides us) will tell you? There is no one-size-fits-all approach to fuller and healthier hair. While it’s a fully achievable goal for all, it’s also a deeply personal experience that requires patience and experimentation - not perfection. The mousse that works magically on your curly-haired friend may not be as effective on you. Meanwhile, perhaps you can wash your hair only twice a week and come out more voluminous than ever, unlike the rest of your circle. The quest for healthy and voluminous strands, without risking hair health, is a beauty trend that never goes out of style. And we’re here to help you with the best tips and tricks for a gorgeous and groomed mane. Here are a few things to know:
It’s not just a cliche, you truly are what you eat. And the best superfoods will give you all the nutrients you need for healthy and voluminous strands. You may know the basics of veggies and how they coat their hair with shine and strength, but how about biotin-rich bananas and eggs? Here are our top picks:
Biotin: You may have heard about Biotin, the water-soluble B Vitamin that’s present in your favorite beauty products (like ours) to provide gorgeous hair, skin, and nails. While it’s made naturally within the body, these levels deplete due to aging or genetics, and you must make up for it with the best biotin-rich foods. Turn to your favorite protein-packed essentials, like egg yolks, nuts, and avocados, to help your hair reach its full potential. Broccoli and bananas are also rich in biotin, which leads to our next point.
Beta-carotene: Beta-carotene is found in your favorite vegetables, like sweet potatoes, spinach, kale, and carrots, and gets converted into Vitamin A within your body. This helps to encourage cell growth for longer, fuller, and more luxurious hair.
Zinc: This nutrient isn’t just a fighter against the common cold, it’s also a top-rated beauty secret. And seafood lovers will rejoice when they hear that oysters, shellfish, and clams can produce your most full and flawless hair. Fish like salmon and tuna are also rich in omega-3 fatty acids and have anti-inflammatory properties to freshen up hair follicles - so please hit up the sushi bar babe, you and your hair deserve it.
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Don’t wash too much - or too little
You’ve likely been told by your hairstylist that it’s ideal not to wash your hair too often, as it prevents the stripping of natural oils and keeps color in longer. Both of these things are true, but you must also consider a few factors, including your hair type and lifestyle. Are you the type of person who likes to never leave her hair even a little bit oily if she has plans, a homebody who can go up to a week without washing, or somewhere in between? Do you have a problem with dandruff or excess sweating? These things all must be taken into account, although we’d recommend the following hair-washing frequency for your most full and voluminous hair:
Fine hair: This is one of the rare hair types where it’s recommended that you wash a bit more frequently, as fine hair gets greasy very quickly. Thanks a lot, overactive sebaceous glands. You can shampoo between 3-5 times a week, and maybe even more if you have gentle products. These refer to the kind that remove grease and buildup without stripping the good kind of oil, followed up by a twice-weekly conditioner that won’t weigh down your ultra-fine hair.
Straight hair: If your hair is on the straighter side, washing every 2-3 days is a good rule of thumb. Some individuals may have more grease, more quickly due to the thickness of their strands, but a brush-through can do wonders for your mane. The comb helps to distribute oil from top to bottom, leaving you with fresher, fuller strands and a technique that doubles as a dry shampoo.
Wavy hair: In between straight and curly? We’ve got you covered. Unleash your best mermaid hair by washing your mane 2-3 times a week, and using the best products to keep your hair bouncy and beautiful. Wavy hair can be a bit ambiguous - as it’s a little more needy than straight hair but may be weighed down by the heavy ingredients in curl hair products. Stick to the best tools made for beachy waves, and use as little product as possible, to get your most full and voluminous hair.
Curly and coily hair: It can be tempting to go longer without washing these hair types, as the greasiness often doesn’t show as quickly… and in some cases may look even more full and flawless. However, those with curly and coily hair should still shampoo semi-regularly from a hair health standpoint. Just like the skin on your face, the scalp can become clogged and irritated with too much buildup, and a quick shampoo will create a healthy scalp and full, flawless strands.
Our recommendation? Curly-haired goddesses should shampoo once or twice weekly to remove impurities and prevent clogged pores. Those with very coily hair may be able to go up to one or two weeks without a wash, though they should monitor the look and feel of their mane in the meantime. It’s all about experimenting!
Choose the right shampoo
In 2022, there’s no excuse not to choose the best shampoo that’s custom-made for you. Whether your hair is curly, frizzy, straight, fine, or a blend of these things, the best volumizing shampoos are out there and waiting to be discovered. It may take some trial and error, and maybe even a few bad hair days, but it’s just a part of your journey towards full and voluminous strands. These are the ingredients to seek out in your next shampoo to defeat the following issues:
Frizzy hair: Flax seed helps to smooth frizz and make your hair easier to style, along with protecting against environmental stress that enhances frizz.
Dull or damaged hair: Sesame seed oil. This antioxidant-rich substance helps to strengthen, hydrate, soften, and add shine.
Thinning hair: Nettle is know to support growth and suppress hair loss leading to longer, more luxurious strands.
Dryness: Choose hydrating ingredients like honey and kelp, which restore moisture to your strands and effectively increase shine and strength.
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Incorporating these 3 steps into your lifestyle will help you get on the path of fuller, healthier hair. If you don't know where to start, take our online quiz discover your specific hair needs. You will receive personalized recommendations to address your concerns and meet your goals.
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