People with thin and delicate hair often take more care of the well-being and maintenance of their hair, which is why hair therapies and natural treatments aimed at strengthening the hair are especially popular among them.
Any hair, not just thin, is prone to deterioration of hair structure for many different reasons. These causes include hereditary factors, certain medications, stress, climate, aggressive hair treatment, vitamin and mineral deficiencies, and hormonal changes in the body. There are many different causes for hair loss and therefore the treatment may not always be the same for everyone.
It is also possible to influence the condition of your hair with your own choices and healthier lifestyles. The natural treatments presented below are especially suitable for strengthening fine hair.
1. Pay attention to diet
Diet plays an important part in the well-being of your hair. So be sure to include enough protein in your diet such as lean meats, eggs, fish and cheese. Those who follow a vegetarian diet can replace animal proteins with grains and grains, for example.
Healthy vegetable fats are also invaluable, especially when aiming to strengthen fine hair. Dried fruits, avocado, and sunflower, olive, and soybean oils are excellent sources of vitamins A, B, and C, and linoleic acid, which optimize cell formation and maintenance, improve metabolism, and enhance the absorption of important antioxidants for the body.
Finally, supplement your diet with folic acid, biotin and sulfur, as a lack of the above vitamins and combinations can slow down cell proliferation, which in turn serves as an essential part of hair growth and hair structure strengthening. Hair also needs adequate hydration, so be sure to enjoy 6-8 glasses of water daily.
2. Prepare hair masks that strengthen the structure of the hair
Hair masks, especially homemade ones, are an excellent tool for strengthening fine hair.
Almond oil and egg
- 1 egg
- 3 tablespoons almond oil
Manufacture and use
- Add both ingredients to a bowl and chop them with a fork into a smooth mixture.
- Add the mask to damp hair (from root to tip).
- Rub the mask lightly for 5 minutes and then leave it on the hair for another half hour.
- Rinse hair thoroughly with lukewarm water.
Aloe Vera and egg
The combination of egg and aloe vera is perfect for treating any hair. The high protein content of eggs and the hair-restoring effect of aloe vera gently treat especially fine hair.
- 1 egg
- Gel from one aloe vera leaf
Manufacture and use
- Mix the ingredients into a smooth mixture either by hand or in a blender.
- Add a mask to your hair once a week for best results.
Fenugreek and especially its seeds are an excellent raw material for making natural hair masks at home. Other hair-strengthening ingredients include avocado, honey, egg yolk and yogurt. You can use the above ingredients together with clove or separately. A hair mask made especially of avocados effectively treats and strengthens even delicate hair.
- 250 ml of water
- 3 tablespoons clover seeds
Manufacture and use
- Soak clove seeds in water overnight (at least 10 hours).
- Once the swollen seeds have reached a thick composition, apply the mixture to the hair and leave on for half an hour. Finally, rinse with plenty of water.
3. Prefer homemade shampoo and essential oils
While store shelves sag with shampoos that promise volume to your hair, a homemade shampoo can often prove to be a more natural and affordable option. Making natural shampoo at home is also easier than you imagined!
Excellent ingredients for home-made shampoos include garlic and onion, nettle, the aforementioned avocado and castor. Don’t let the strong scent of the shampoo frighten you – the ingredients mentioned above are one of nature’s most effective ways to strengthen delicate hair in particular!
Strong hair needs a well-being scalp and the essential oils are also fantastic for treating sensitive scalp. You can use the oil once or twice a week by gently rubbing it on the scalp and then rinsing the hair with lukewarm water. Oils that are great for hair care include:
4. Avoid chemical products and aggressive hair care methods
Some commercial hair dyes and shampoos can be harmful to the health of your hair and impair their condition. So avoid hair products that contain parabens, sulfates, dyes, and silicone. In addition, the chemical hair care methods favored by many often prove to be too aggressive for the structure of the hair, causing the hair to lose proteins and begin to weaken. These methods include:
- Dyes and decolourisation
- Long-lasting hair straightening
In addition, the constant drying and straightening of hair at high temperatures damages the structure of the hair. So if your goal is to make thin and delicate hair vibrant and well-being, give your hair a short respite from aggressive hair care methods.
Also recommend the most natural products possible for hair care, and even if you end up buying a commercial hair product, first make sure that the product does not contain the chemicals that are harmful to the hair mentioned above.
5. Avoid stress and mental overload
Stress is one of the main causes of premature hair loss. So if you want to take care of your thin and delicate hair, avoid situations that cause unnecessary worry and excessive stress to the best of your ability.
Psychological reactions caused by stress, especially in uncontrollably distressing situations, also impair the condition of the hair, as the body is no longer mentally strong enough to maintain the well-being of the hair and scalp.
Things to consider
The above advice will help to strengthen particularly fine hair, but may not be the final solution to the overall well-being of the hair if no changes are made to the lifestyles that impair the condition of the hair. Often, behind dry and brittle hair, there may be a deficiency of an important nutrient, for example.