Are hairs just any fur that covers your head? Absolutely not. To us, it’s something that carries more value.
Sometimes, you might find it, to be deeply associated with your IDENTITY, and as major part of your PERSONALITY.
Sadly, the unfortunate truth is, “About 85% of men will have, major hair thinning by the time they reach 50, and some guys start to lose hair even before they turn 21“-Webmd.
Don’t lose hope, I assure You…
…you are at the right place, here I am going to share with you 7 strategies on how to get thicker hairs for men and prevent hair thinning.
It will be divided into two parts.
- Part 1- All about Prevent.
- Part 2- All about Growth.
Stick Till End…
PART-1 (Things to Avoid) to Prevent Hair Thinning
We gonna start with habits that may seem harmless, but extremely dangerous, especially as an accumulative effect.
1. Combing and Brushing
Frequent and constant combing may seem harmless. But it’s not.
Even, some of you, make it a habit of back-combing your hairs every time they visit men’s room.
It might give texture and volume to your hair, but the routine practice of back-combing could easily damage hair cuticles.
Which will result in fuzzy hairs and hair breakage.
To get same result, you can use your light hair spray to get some volume, instead of combing constantly.
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2. Washing Your Hair Wrongly
First of all, try to avoid washing your hair with shampoo on daily basis….
…one reason is, it hinders the production of natural oils that are essential for hair growth.
While shampooing, use your fingertips to lightly massage and exfoliate the scalp… Rubbing quickly and forcefully has a negative effect on hairs.
Moreover, avoid hot water on hairs, it cause dryness and make hairs look brittle.
3. Prevent Your Hairs from Heat
While, heat is considered a styling expert by most professionals, but it could very easily damage your hair cuticles and change the structure of proteins present in your hairs.
If you, use a blow-dryer for styling…
…usually prefer to use it without a heat setting. In case, heat is required, use a cold blow after you are done styling, to close hair cuticles.
For Same Reason
- Protect your hairs from coming in direct connect of sunlight for long periods.
4. Quit Smoking
Smoking habits are directly linked to hair loss and early-age baldness. Toxic chemicals introduced in your body by smoking, prevent your hair from getting nutrition.
This is because, toxic chemicals, shrink the blood vessels…
..leading to poor blood circulation. It also damages the skin, giving it a dull appearance.
5. Manage Life-Stress
Even if it’s not for hair loss, reducing stress have many positive health benefits. But few studies do indicates that major stressors can experience temporary hair shedding.
Read More: How to reduce Stress and Depression
PART-2 How to Thicken Hairs
** Disclaimer ** Hair thickening is a process, which takes time and consistent practice to get results…I would be hiding information from you (and I don’t want to do that), If I said, everyone will get the same results…Because it depends on more than 18 factors(ATLEAST)…to predict (closely).
But it did not mean these methods don’t work.
Of course, they work.
Even some of are the foundation for many haircare routines.
…so don’t lose HOPE.
6. Nutrishment for Your Hairs
There are, obvious only 2 ways to that, externally by using hair products and internally by eating right.
6.1 Use Hair Mask
Also known as hair conditioner. Using a conditioner is one the best thing you would do for your hair. Why?
Because, it hit two targets with one arrow. It penetrates and coats the hairs.
- Conditioners help lock in the moisture and prevent brittle and frizzy hairs.
- Conditioners help to protect hairs from heat, and certain external factors such as pollution.
Various forms of conditions are
- Deep Conditioner masks
- Rinse out conditioners
The best hair conditioner to get thicker hairs for men are those, containing keratin. Keratin is a protective protein naturally present in our hairs, but its production slows down as we age.
6.2 Oil the Hair
Conditioners are for hairs, oiling is for the scalp. This means oiling your scalp has the same benefits as conditioners have, but with one advantage, it directly nourishes the hair follicles.
Which in turn increase hair growth.
For Oiling, take some coconut oil, warm it up a little bit, it’ll enhance the absorption. Now gently massage with your fingertips, in a circular motion. [Various oils]
Repeat this for 3-4 minutes. Then let it absorb for 45-60 minutes and wash with a mild shampoo.
Do it once or twice per week.
6.3 Eat Right
I think this is the most overlooked advice, on the whole internet. YOU GOT TO MAKE SURE YOU EAT A BALANCE DIET. Before anything else.
For hairs, eat food rich in
- Omega-3 Fatty Acids.
7. Get a Better Haircut
Why better haircut? Let me explain.
Some guys tries to cover boldness with by growing hairs, but, what they end up doing is, shifting focus where less hair resides.
So, you have to choose haircut that improves your appearance and emphasize more on your face not on hairs.
In particular, short hairs tends to suit thin hair best. Furthermore, short hairs helps small patches get blend in, giving fuller appearance.
Plus, you would be happy when I list side benefits.
Shot hairs help with hair growth more, it helps with oiling. It prevents your hair from various hair products and brushing that you would have to use otherwise.
- Minimize Combing and Brushing.
- Washing Correctly.
- Prevent Your Hair from Heat.
- Manage Life-Stress
- Quit Smoking
- Use Hair Masks..i.e Conditioners
- Eat Good…
- Oil your Hair
- Get a Better Hair Cut…
There you have it guys, 7 strategies on how to get thicker hair for men.