How to Take Care of Thin Hair at Home

Are you giving your thin hair the right care it needs? Read on to know how to keep your thin tresses beautiful.  

Do you have naturally thin hair? You’re probably wishing that it has more volume and texture. Thin hair has the tendency to go flat and limp, that’s why styling it can be a bit challenging. There are hairstyles, though, that can give you the illusion of thicker locks. You can also use mousse and texturizing sprays to give your hair more bounce.

Even if you have thin hair, you must keep it well-nourished and healthy. Just follow these easy tips, and your tresses will thank you.

Tips in Taking Care of Thin Hair

1. Keep it strong

Woman touching her dark brown long hair
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The last thing you want is for your thin hair to get thinner due to hair fall. Use a shampoo that will help reduce hair breakage. Avoid shampooing your hair daily—doing so can dry out your scalp and hair strands, resulting in dry hair. Twice a week or every other day is enough.

Editor’s tip: Wash hair with Dove Hairfall Rescue Shampoo to strengthen hair strands and reduce hair fall. It has Dynazinc and grapeseed extract that nourish your from roots to tips and fortify your hair fiber. 

2. Use a conditioner designed to address hair fall

Hair caret tips for thin hair: Use the right conditioner
Use the right conditioner. Credit: Shutterstock

A conditioner is your best friend, no matter your hair type. Invest in one that will not only nourish and moisturize your hair but also improve its strength.

Tube of Cream Silk Ultimate Reborn Hair Fall Defense Conditioner

Editor’s tip: Use Cream Silk Hairfall Defense Conditioner to make weak and brittle hair strands stronger. Its Break-Shield Complex will minimize hair fall and breakage.

3. Minimize styling with heat and various products

Hair care tips for thin hair: Minimize styling
Heat from styling tools can damage your hair.
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Regular blow drying, ironing, and applying mousse, serums, hairsprays, and gels can be too much for thin hair to take. Give your hair time to “breathe” by going for minimal styling on some days to avoid damage.

Editor’s tip: If your hair takes a pounding from lots of styling, use TRESemmé Total Salon Repair Shampoo to help restore the strength of your hair strands and protect your hair from further damage.

4. Treat your hair with a mask

Woman with dark brown hair with a deep conditioning mask in it
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It’s like giving your tresses a spa day. A hair mask can help rejuvenate damaged hair, and if you have thin hair, this can go a long way in keeping your locks strong, smooth, and healthy. Use once a week after shampooing and apply from mid-length down to your tips.

Canister of Cream Silk Triple Keratin Rescue Ultimate Repair & Shine Treatment Creme

Editor’s tip: Apply Cream Silk Triple Keratin Ultimate Repair & ShineTreatment Crème on your hair once a week to help repair damaged strands, restore shine, and calm frizz and flyaways.

5. Always protect your hair from heat

Hair care tips for thin hair: Apply heat protectant.
Apply heat protectant spray. Credit: Shutterstock

This is one hair commandment you shouldn’t forget. Apply heat protectant on your hair before blow-drying or ironing. It is better to prevent hair damage rather than repair it. Your locks will thank you for this extra step.

Editor’s tip: If you often blow dry or iron your hair, spritz TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Flat Iron Smoothing Spray on your hair before heat-styling. The spray will protect your thin hair from heat damage while taming frizz and flyaways.

How to Add Volume to Thin Hair

Of course, you’re very much welcome to try to add volume to your thin hair, and there are several ways to do that. Here are some of them.

Infographic with tips on how to thicken hair
Get fuller, thicker hair by following these tips. Design: Bianca Dodds

Save this infographic on your phone so you can always read it and be reminded of these tips!

Now that you know how to take care of thin hair, you can say goodbye to flat, limp, and lifeless locks. You can definitely make it look thick, but don’t forget to love your hair in its natural state. After all, it’s not called crowning glory for no reason.