When you think of hair goals, what comes to mind? The likelihood is that you're picturing a full, thick, luscious set of tangle-less locks that tumbles effortlessly of the shoulders. Or, you're conjuring up images of pixie haircuts that pack a personality punch while looking delightfully healthy all the while.
Either way, there's a common denominator that underpins almost all hair goals – thickness. So whether we opt for short, medium, or long-length tresses, we all want them in abundance!
Why is thick hair synonymous with hair goals?
It's easy to pin the blame on society, beauty standards, or trends. But, truth be told, thick hair preference has been a long-standing idea. Our desire for fuller hair stems from its connection to health. In other words, the healthier you and your hair are, the thicker the head of hair.
So, it's no wonder that ceiling-scrapping wigs were flying off the shelves during the renaissance (think Marie Antoinette) or that the extensions industry is expected to be worth $13.3 billion by 2026 – we can't get enough of hair.
What stands in the way of a fuller head of hair?
According to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), we lose 50 to 100 hairs per day. So far, so normal. However, for varying reasons, we may find that more hairs than expected are clogging the drain or caught in our brushes. Sometimes, the causing factor can be as commonplace as hormonal changes. Other times, it can be an underlying or genetic cause.
Common causes of hair thinning
Genetic – Predisposition for fewer scalp follicles can be hereditary, resulting in naturally thinner hair. The most common genetic condition is known as female-pattern hair loss or androgenic alopecia.
Medical conditions – Some conditions can cause hair thinning, such as Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS,) diabetes, alopecia, thyroid issues.
Aging – Over time, our hair fibers become thinner and drop out.
As you can see, hair quantity can fluctuate greatly depending on where we are in life or our health.
Note: if you've noticed your hair falling out at an irregular rate, bald spots, or extreme thinning, it's best to consult a medical professional for a trusted opinion.
Non-genetic causes of thin hair
And finally, you could be the problem. That's right; sometimes, we bring the thinning hair horrors on ourselves. So, if your tresses are looking a little too fine for comfort, put down the extensions and dive into the following:
Hair is often a reflection of our dietary choices. Like any other part of our bodies, if it doesn't receive adequate sustenance, it won't be in optimal health.
The holy grail of hair health is built on these nutrients and minerals:
As you can see, hair health and thickness start in the scalp. If the follicles aren't adequately nourished, the roots won't be either, leading to less than ideal hair conditions and growth.
So, be sure to treat yourself to a balanced diet for your overall health and, of course – thicker hair.
Pulling hair back while wet
When hair is wet, its proteins form weaker bonds (hydrogen bonds) than when it is dry (protein-protein bonds). This means that hair is more liable to snap, break, and ultimately fizzle out when wet. So, keep your hands away from your freshly washed mane at all costs! Even the gentlest of brushes or touches can and will do damage.
For some inexplicable reason, conditioning has become associated with thinner, limper hair. The truth is, sparse, static hair is often caused by a lack of moisture. In other words, if you have thin hair, conditioner is not your enemy. Nor is drinking the recommended eight glasses of water a day (staying hydrated is just as crucial as using moisture-packed hair care products!)
Dry hair appears brittle, lifeless, and a shadow of what it could be in optimal conditions. Once you imbibe it with sufficient moisture, it drinks it up, takes shape from the inside out, and assumes its natural fuller glory!
Over washing your hair
Not only can regular showers rid your hair of moisture, but they can also put undue stress on your scalp and follicles, causing hair to be prematurely whisked away and down the drain – avoid at all costs!
Frequent trims can create the appearance of fullness by removing the weight of dead hair off the bottom of your lovely locks.
Overworking your hair
It's no secret that a favorite remedy for fine hair is hair extensions. Heating appliances such as curlers also do their bit to mask thin hair temporarily. But that's all it is – a quick fix. In fact, these "thickening" strategies can even lead to fairer hair in the future. By applying unnecessary heat to the hair's cuticle, you risk fraying its natural overlapping structure and thus open the cortex up for attack and breakages.
How can we turn the tide on thin hair once and for all?
To grow back a healthy, full head of hair, you'll need to take action, and you'll need to start with the scalp.
Why the scalp?
Imagine trying to grow a plant with dry, undernourished, and poor-quality soil. If the plant grows at all, it'll be diminished in size and vibrancy. On the other hand, plants grown from bountiful earth tend to flourish and thrive.
The same can be said for your scalp's influence on your hair health.
Scalp conditions such as dandruff and psoriasis can both drain the hair's follicle of moisture while also blocking the exit of the follicle, preventing new hair from growing. However, a neglected scalp can also mimic these damaging and thinning effects.
What if there was an ingredient that could turn back the time on hair damage while treating the scalp to some revitalizing TLC?
Today's your lucky day!
We've discovered the innovative catch-all solution for you, so you don't have to. Manufactured from Austrian expertise and ingenue, we have the entirely organic (and vegan friendly) Silk Oil of Morocco hair care product line!
Here's a quick overview of what sets their miracle formula apart:
Sulphate-free: Sulphates are moisture-thirsty molecules that strip your hair and scalp of their natural oils.
Deep reach: The formula is specifically designed to mimic the natural components of the hair and body, allowing for seamless infusion through the cuticle and into the cortex. There, it replenishes the hair and scalp from the deepest, most inner layer, ensuring long-lasting health and protection.
One-stop-shop solution: everything your hair needs to thrive is contained within this perfectly curated formula. From ultra-hydrating Argan oil that restores moisture levels to Soy protein that soothes and heals the cuticle, essentially working to create a protective and sealing barrier around every last strand.
The Main Ingredients
Cold Pressed Certified Organic Argan Oil: Argan oil is rich in life-giving Vitamin E can volumize hair through its moisture-giving properties alone. However, it also brings omega-6 and omega-9 to the table, both famous for giving hair enviable silkiness and shine.
Hydrolyzed Soy Protein: Soy Protein is nature's hair healer. Using its highly effective and soluble protein, it reaches deep into the hair, where it mends breakages and tears. In Silk Oil of Morocco products, you can expect to find Gluadin Soy. This is an entirely innovative and high-impact strain of soy that’s been put to the test! Research has shown that this soy is capable of an “intelligent repair effect,” meaning that it seeks out breakages and weak spots in the hair before maximizing its healing effect in the area.
Going further still, the study revealed Gluadin Soy’s ability to reinforce the hair's outer layer while penetrating the cortex by mimicking the organic building blocks of the hair.
Based on this special amino acid profile, the hydrolyzed soybean protein (INCI: Hydorlyzed Soy Protein) offers the following benefits for hair: Strength and Energy concept: The energizer for hair; Protection, repair and restructuring of the cuticle; Penetration up to the outerzone of the hair cortex; Formation of a significant protective film on the hair; More than 40% increase in the bending stability of hair fibres; Positive influence on hair volume and styling; Especially suitable for supporting concepts for stressed, brittle, long hair and sensitive hair tips.
Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein: wheat protein is often used as a natural 'hair thickener' in the beauty industry. However, Silk Oil of Morocco's wheat protein goes that step further, reducing hair breakage by more than 80% by offering long-term protection.
Pro-Vitamin B5: Vitamin B feeds the keratin cells in your hair, which is always a good thing considering it's a protein that composes 95% of your hair! By keeping it in tip-top condition, you can ensure your hair maintains the density and integrity that's fundamental to healthy, voluminous hair.
Cold Pressed Certified Organic Sunflower Seed Oil: Sunflower seed oil is a natural anti-inflammatory. Once massaged into the scalp, it gets to work calming any 'irate' cells, restoring them to their proper functioning levels. The result is
Jojoba Esters: Acting as a natural emollient, jojoba deposits slow-burning moisture onto the scalp and hair before locking it in with a finishing sheen.
Horsetail Plant Extract: Used as a herbal remedy for centuries, horsetail has recently been proven to boost hair's collagen and silicon content – not to mention that it's a natural anti-oxidant.
Silk Oil of Morocco
All of the above ingredients are infused into each and every one of Silk Oil of Morocco’s genius hair-saving products. By incorporating their scientifically -backed mix into your hair care routine, you stand to thicken and strengthen your hairs cortex while repairing your hair’s outer layer by essentially laminating the cuticles. More than energizing the hair, Silk Oil of Morocco’s products also promise to increase the flexibility and elasticity of your strands by 40% (thanks to Gluadin Soy,) and that spells fewer breakages and much more oomph! Plus, your hair will be prepared to go up against any brushing, treatments, or heat you throw its way!
Mix all this lovely hair news with hair-thickening soy/wheat protein, and you’ve got a head full of silky smooth, energized, and voluminous hair that’s to die for!
All of the below …
- Silk Oil of Morocco Argan Volume Shampoo
- Silk Oil of Morocco Argan Conditioner
- Silk Oil of Morocco Argan Fine Hair Masque
- Silk Oil of Morocco Argan Liquid Volumizing Spray (non-aerosol) no Alcohol
- Silk Oil of Morocco Argan Volume Dust (also a dry shampoo as well as instant volumizer)
Make the Silk Oil of Morocco Volume Haircare range part of your daily hair care routine and never look back.