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Hair that is in a fragile state requires a gentle touch. For thinning hair that is prone to breakage, treating it with gentle conditioning products and getting regular haircuts will aid in putting your hair on track. Thinning hair can get a boost from haircuts that will help to volumize and beautify.
The Thinning Dilemma
It is not uncommon for women to experience thinning hair, especially in the crown area. If you find yourself in this situation, don't fret! This problem may get you down for a while but realize hormones and diet may be playing a role in this problem. Make sure you're eating a balanced diet full of protein, fruits, vegetables and whole grains. After looking inward, opt for products that work to nourish and condition thinning hair. Many products on the market cater specifically to this head-scratching problem.
Haircuts to Prevent Further Breakage
When your hair is in a thinning and vulnerable state prone to more breakage, avoid allowing more breakage to occur by cutting to the chase. Space your haircuts six weeks apart. Getting your hair cut in a timely basis will ensure any split ends are snipped and further breakage will be less likely to occur. Split ends, when ignored, can just keep splitting and breaking further apart when neglected.
Volumizing Haircuts for Thinning Hair
Just because your hair may be thinning doesn't mean you have to sit back and accept it. Ask your stylist to create volumizing layers in the crown section of your hair. By giving your hair a bit of texture in these layers and creating a few shorter pieces of hair underneath the layers in the crown area, your hair can regain some volume and density. The shorter pieces can work to "lift" the layers that sit on top of it.
Handle With Care
Keep in mind your hair is in a delicate state, so treat it like nothing less than fine silk. Never run a brush through your hair when it is wet. Opt for a wide-tooth comb that will help to avoid breakage and split ends. Avoid blow-drying your hair when possible. When styling, avoid the temptation to back comb the crown section to give your hair a bit of volume as this can lead to more breakage.