Best Tips for Caring for Thin Hair

by Brianna Thompson

 Welcome, gorgeous readers, to the fascinating world of hair care! If you've been struggling with thinning hair, I understand the struggle as someone who can relate. This is one of the biggest concerns I see with my clients, so let me give you some advice on managing thin hair.!  As a seasoned hair stylist, I've witnessed firsthand the power of proper care and nourishment for thinning hair and all hair types in general! So, grab your favorite cup of tea and get ready to indulge the journey of my tips and tricks that will help you reclaim your crowning glory.

Embrace a Gentle Hair Care Routine

To lay the foundation for healthy hair, start with a gentle hair care routine. Opt for sulfate-free shampoos and conditioners that nourish and strengthen your tresses without causing excessive dryness. Remember, a little goes a long way, so avoid over-washing, as it can strip away essential oils and lead to further hair thinning. Try my go to line Verb. Read about it in my blog Best Haircare for Fine Hair - Verb.

Nourish from Within

Beauty starts from within, and your hair is no exception! Embrace a balanced diet rich in essential nutrients like vitamins A, C, D, and E, along with biotin and omega-3 fatty acids. These powerhouses promote hair growth, strengthen the strands, and improve overall hair health. Leafy greens, salmon, eggs, nuts, and seeds should become your new best friends! For info in healthy foods for optimal hair health, read my blog 5 Foods to Help Achieve Healthy Beautiful Hair 


Say No to Heat Styling

While we all love a fabulous blowout or sleek straight hair, heat styling tools can wreak havoc on thinning hair. Excessive heat weakens the hair shaft and causes breakage, making the hair appear thinner. Embrace air-drying or finding a good blowout method that will last a few days. When you do use heat tools, always remember to apply a heat protectant spray beforehand. Here are good ones for fine hair: 

Ghost Prep Verb before blowout

AG Deflect before hot tools. 

Mindful Brushing

The way you brush your hair plays a crucial role in preventing breakage and protecting your thinning locks. Invest in  a brush with soft bristles to detangle gently I love the Olivia Garden detangle brush for fine hair (sadly we do not sell it here yet so you can order directly from the Oliva Garden website. Start brushing from the ends, working your way up gradually to minimize pulling and breakage. Remember, patience is key!

Strategic Haircuts and Styles

 A skilled hair stylist can work wonders with thinning hair by employing strategic haircuts and styles.  Blunter styles usually give the illusion of fuller hair and invisible layers can help add extra volume and lift for styling purposes. L Textured short cuts create the illusion of fuller locks and give a  little edge if you are into that. Consider incorporating bangs to create a flattering frame for your face. A well-chosen style can transform your look and boost your confidence.

Check out some inspiration with my blogs:

The Best Haircuts for Fine Hair | The Warehouse Salon

What Haircut is Right for My Face Shape? 

Pretty Pixies - Hair Inspiration 

Scalp Care Ritual

Healthy hair starts with a healthy scalp. Treat your scalp to a soothing massage using your fingertips in gentle, circular motions. This stimulates blood circulation, promotes hair growth, and relieves stress. Incorporate a scalp exfoliator once a month to remove build-up and unclog hair follicles, allowing your strands to thrive. To learn more about scalp health and how to care for it, read my blog The Importance of Scalp Health & How to Achieve It 


Consider a Professional Scalp Treatment 

Here at The Warehouse Salon, we offer exclusive products to help achieve vibrant and healthy hair. Our scalp facial includes scalp exfoliation done by the stylist, as well as a clarifying and exfoliant shampoo to remove any gunk or debris in the hair. This will get rid of dead skin cells on the scalp to ensure a healthy environment for hair growth. We then massage the scalp and apply steam to open the hair pores so all moisture and benefits can penetrate. We also hydrate the hair with a deep conditioner. During this session we offer a full scalp massage to stimulate blood flow to the scalp to promote hair growth. This is a great service to not only help with scalp health but help treat the hair from hair thinning or hair loss depending on the hair's condition. We end the service using a scalp serum to provide all the nourishing and hair growth benefits to the scalp to help promote fuller hair! We give you the  scalp serum to take home and give you all the steps you need to get fuller hair again! 

Come for a complimentary scalp analysis to see if this service is fit for your needs! Call us at The Warehouse Salon and book your scalp facial with me! 

Supplements and Topical Treatments

We all know as your hair is thin over time, it can represent hair loss. In addition to a well-balanced diet, supplements and topical treatments can provide an extra boost to combat thinning hair and hair loss. Consult with your healthcare professional or a trichologist to determine which supplements, such as biotin or iron, or other supplements may be suitable for you. Additionally, explore serums or treatments enriched with growth-promoting ingredients like minoxidil or plant extracts to nourish your scalp and encourage hair regrowth. To learn more about hair loss and hair thinning and how to manage it, and have the possibility of more hair growth, read these blogs: 

Ways to Fight Hair Loss | The Warehouse Salon

 Is Rosemary the Holy Grail to Long Hair? 

5 Worst Things to Do to Your Hair

Tips On Achieving Ultimate Hair Growth 

Hair Care 101-Essential Tips & Tricks from a Top Hair Stylist 

The Benefits of Hair Detoxing Treatments  (these tips will help make sure there is no buildup blocking the hair follicle from hair growth) 

Unlocking the Mystery of Hair Shedding

Remember results and solutions are not a one size fits all so feel free to share your learning experience with your health professional to determine what is best for you! 


Dear readers, caring for thinning hair is a journey that requires patience, consistency, and a touch of expert advice. By embracing a gentle hair care routine, nourishing your body from within, avoiding excessive heat styling, adopting strategic haircuts and styles, practicing mindful brushing, and incorporating scalp care rituals and suitable supplements or treatments,

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