Limp and Lifeless Hair

What causes limp hair?

  • Sebum – An excessive secretion of sebum causes hair to look limp, especially in the case of people with fine hair. A buildup of grease weighs the hair down causing it to lose volume.
  • Hormones – An imbalance in hormones plays an important role in determining the health of the skin and hair follicles, and in turn the quality of your hair.
  • Stress – Going through a stressful time can cause hair to become limp. This association is derived from the relationship between stress and hormonal balance and the latter case with the quality of hair and secretion of sebum.
  • Diet – Improper diet habits will contribute to the thickness of your hair. Failure to eat enough protein increases the risk of hair becoming fine, while too much consumption of vitamin A can affect hair growth.
  • Hair products – Using too many hair products can cause limp hair. Some products contain substances that make the hair brittle and  break. They might also have a negative effect on the scalp and hair follicles. The overuse of these products will damage the thickness of hair to the extent where it becomes obvious and may even be permanent.

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How to prevent limp and lifeless hair

  • Eat a balanced diet with plenty of fruit and fibre to ensure the body has enough protein and nutrients to promote hair growth.
  • Avoid using too many hair products. Use hair products that boost the appearance of your hair. 
  • Ask for a haircut that will make your hair look thicker. This helps to mask the limp look associated with less thick hair.
  • Finish your hair drying session on a cold blast of air. This will seal the hair cuticle and make it look thicker.
  • Avoid over-brushing as it will only make hair look more limp. Use a comb that has wide teeth and avoid hot irons as they can scorch fine hair.