Do’s & Don’ts for Thicker, Healthier Hair
Dreaming of thick, healthy hair… yet you’re seeing more strands in your brush or shower drain than usual? You’re not alone – but there are ways to help you maintain density and grow thicker hair. Our resident hair & scalp expert, Sharon Boes, is here to breakdown the do’s and don’ts to help you achieve the thick hair of your dreams.
DO: Massage your scalp
Scalp care is essential to provide your roots with the necessary nutrients for vitality. Gently massage a strengthening treatment into your scalp, such as the Keratin Strength Fortifying Spray. It’s formulated with ingredients like Quinine, plant-based Keratin and B vitamins that help strengthen hair, from the first use.1 Plus, a scalp massage is a perfect way to sneak in a self-care moment. Boes explains, “Self-care is very important, and one of the best ways to keep your hair thick and healthy is to give it some TLC.”
DON’T: Wash your hair everyday
Though it may be tempting if you have oily hair, washing daily is counterproductive and can make your scalp oilier, which can contribute to hair thinning. “Alternating liquid and dry shampoo is the best combination,” Boes advises. For oily hair, try alternating Shampoo with Nettle and Dry Shampoo with Nettle. If oil is not a concern, use Shampoo and Conditioner with Quinine and B Vitamins to boost hair thickness. You shouldn’t wash everyday if you have dry hair, either – over washing can dry out your scalp and remove oils that keep hair thick and healthy.
DO: Try co-washing
If you can’t resist getting your hair wet every day, just rinse your hair and use conditioner alone. Boes explains, “It will help retain moisture in hair and minimize breakage without creating any scalp imbalances.” Try Conditioner with Organic Cupuaçu Butter for nourishment and strength.
DO: Be gentle with your hair
…especially when it’s wet. Forget about vigorously rubbing your wet hair with a towel, which can cause tangles or tear your hair. Also, be picky about the tools you choose to use. According to Boes, “A wide-tooth comb is best to comb through wet hair, while boar bristle brushes will be gentler to strands than metal.”
DON’T: Use heat tools frequently
Put down the blow dryer and step away from the straightening iron! Let hair air-dry as often as possible – your hair will thank you. “Less heat will always keep hair healthier and stronger than constant direct heat in the form of dryers and irons.”
DO: Take your vitamins
According to Boes, “An internal/topical approach to keeping hair thick and healthy is the best way to nourish from the inside out!” Whether your hair is coarse, brittle or falling out, you can use KERATINCAPS Hair & Nails Dietary Supplements, which helps support healthy hair growth with Keratin—the main component of hair and nails—Quinine, vitamins B and E, and minerals such as selenium and zinc.2
1In-vitro test, compare to regular shampoo.
2These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.