“Just sleep with it in a braid,” friends have told me. “Just use some mousse and scrunch it with your hands,” others have suggested. “How about a curling iron?”
Nope, nope and nope. As any girl with fine, limp hair like mine knows, the easy fixes that work for wavy or curly hair won’t do their magic on volume-less tresses. Getting bounce takes a careful series of steps as well as non-steps, aka things you should not do. Here are the tricks women with straight, fine hair should know, based on my own hair journey.*
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I have a question related to the condition of my hair, I used to dye it very often a cendre (ash blonde) colour that always faded to an orangy colour that I hated. I decided to have some highlights done, it worked and the colour result is what I want.
The point is that I used to have beautiful straight hair, now it’s straight but stiff and the ends are dry. What are your suggestions to bring my hair back to life?
Thanks a lot.
Answer: Dear Dina,
Damage to the hair is usually caused by heat (irons, blow drying, curlers, heat lamps), UV rays (Sun, lights), mechanical devices (combs, brushes, curling irons), chemicals (colour, perms, relaxers, pool chemicals, the air) or poor diet (specifically a lack of proteins and essential fatty acids). In each case lipids are lost from the hair. These lipids are humectants which attract and hold moisture into the hair. They need to be replaced. You must ask your pharmacist and take the appropriate vitamins.
Hair growth requires the right amount of oxygen and nutrients from the circulatory system to the hair follicle. Without the required vitamins, amino acids, protein, and nutrients your hair may lack maximum fullness, strength and the vibrancy you desire.
Other than the vitamins, here are some tips for you to help bring back life to your hair:
- Eat a diet high in protein (Fish, poultry, nuts and beans)
- Blow dry hair with cool air.
- Do not brush wet hair.
- Use a quality shampoo and conditioner.
- Try a protector if you use heat on your hair (creams, leave-in conditioners).
- Have your stylist do all chemical work (colouring and relaxing).
- When blow drying, stop when your hair is “almost dry”.
- Use a UV protector on your hair.
- For dry ends…try a DROP of extra virgin olive oil which is very rich in vitamin E (it won’t smell if you put just a drop!!)