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A Hair Care Guide For Thin, Fragile Hair

Have you noticed a change in your hair lately? Maybe it’s not as thick as it used to be or maybe it’s feeling weaker than normal. If you’ve noticed signs of thinning hair, you’re not alone. Experiencing thinning hair can be a cause for concern, especially as people age. Thin hair is characterized by lacking hair strands compared to a normal hair shaft. This makes the appearance of hair look less full, and unfortunately, can lead to self-confidence issues.

Thankfully, taking care of thin hair is not an unachievable task. By being able to identify thin hair, understanding your hair’s needs, and following suit with various tips and products, tackling thin hair has never been easier.

Identifying Thin Hair

Whether thin hair is normal at an early age or your hair is thinning out over time, identifying thin hair is an important first step to giving your hair the proper care it needs. Thin hair can be identified by many different characteristics shared amongst those who have had it. Here are some of the characteristics of thin hair to look out for.

Characteristics of Thin Hair

  • Thin hair tends to look flat and oily after going two days without washing it
  • Broken hair strands and split ends are common
  • All of your hair fits perfectly inside a circle made by your index finger and thumb
  • If you can barely feel the definition of the hair strand, that means your hair is thin

Identifying What Your Hair Needs

The next step someone should take after determining if they have thin hair is finding out what their specific hair type needs. Your hair may be lacking in important elements required to maintain a healthy head of hair.

Boost Nutrients to Reduce Hair Loss

The most important elements that are needed to take care of your hair are the balance between water, oil, and protein. Due to the characteristics of thin hair listed previously, the absence of these components in your hair can cause it to thin.

Also, remember to eat healthy and drink enough water throughout the day. After all, the health of your hair relies on the health of your body.

Product Highlights For Thinning Hair

AFAM offers a wide range of hair products for both women and men that serve many different hair types and needs. Below are some of the best products we offer to help those with thinning hair.

Original Hair Energizer Grow & Slay Bundle

The Original Hair Energizer Grow & Slay Bundle is a bundle of four helpful products designed to restore thin hair and prevent any further thinning. This bundle includes:

  • Hair Growth Booster (6oz) - The Hair Growth Booster is a daily lotion with natural ingredients and oils to hydrate your hair and stimulate hair growth. The product contains a superior formula best used for natural, relaxed, and color-treated hair that stimulates hair follicle growth, boosts elasticity and softness, and creates a natural-looking shine.
  • Root & Scalp Tonic (1.69oz) - Root & Scalp Tonic is a potent root and scalp tonic with Pro-Vitamin B5. This specific formula is ideal for all hair types and is designed to This formula is designed to enhance volume and restore vitality for thicker, denser-looking hair.
  • 5 in 1 Rejuvenating Shampoo & Conditioner (13oz/ea) - The 5 in 1 Rejuvenating Shampoo and Conditioner are revolutionary sulfate and paraben-free products with Pro-Vitamin B5 that add nourishment to your hair. These products help increase strength and reduce breakage while also repairing damage caused by heat appliances and chemicals.

Wonder Gro Hair Oil

The Wonder Gro Hair Oil from AFAM is an oil product infused with antioxidant-rich jojoba and olive oil, as well as vitamin-rich almond oil and vitamin E, to help strengthen and condition your hair. Wonder Gro Hair Oil is a versatile product that can be used for conditioning, styling, and finishing.

Benefits from this hair growth oil include:

  • Promoting healthy hair growth
  • A conditioned & nourished scalp
  • Strengthens and restores edges
  • Reduces breakage and thinning
  • Instantly softens and detangles hair
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Best Tips for Thinning Hair

Alongside using specific products to restore and prevent thin hair, people can use several general tips to further prevent thinning hair.

  • Don’t over-clean hair. Train your hair to be washed one to two times per week and be extra gentle when washing your hair
  • Only add conditioner to the ends of your hair
  • Don’t use hot water
  • Use a flexible brush with soft bristles
  • Trim at least once every four months
  • Sleep with hair in a loose ponytail or braid using a silk scrunchy
  • Use a silk pillowcase and hair cap for extra protection
  • Avoid heat tools

Treat Your Thin Hair With AFAM

Thinning hair doesn’t have to be forever. By being able to identify thin hair through common characteristics, determining what your hair properly needs, and using various products and helpful tips, the path to restoring thin hair is achievable. Follow our guide and put your thinning hair troubles to bed. Shop our entire collection today.