Fashion Quarterly - - Beauty -

Use sham­poo, con­di­tioner and styling prod­ucts de­signed for weak or thin­ning hair.

Squeeze wa­ter from your hair gen­tly, rather than dry­ing it roughly with a towel.

Hair is at its weak­est when wet, so treat it gen­tly us­ing a wide-tooth comb. Dry hair be­fore you go to bed as al­low­ing the pil­low­case to be­come damp reg­u­larly can cause the growth of bac­te­ria that’s detri­men­tal to your scalp.

Skip wear­ing very tight pony­tails, braids or buns ev­ery day or you risk trac­tion alope­cia, which is caused by pro­longed or re­peated ten­sion on the scalp.

Reg­u­lar brush­ing is fine, but try to avoid tug­ging at the roots.

Use a good-qual­ity hair­brush that won’t snag and pull.

Keep heat styling to a min­i­mum and avoid ex­ces­sively hot tem­per­a­tures.

Colour treat­ments can weaken the tex­ture and qual­ity of your strands, so talk to your hair­dresser about kinder op­tions.

Scalp mas­sages have been found to im­prove cir­cu­la­tion to the scalp, stim­u­lat­ing hair growth.

Eat well, main­tain a healthy weight, and get enough sleep and ex­er­cise.

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