Aren’t you curious how celebrities and influencers get their luscious, bouncy locks? Their Instagram posts are always #hairgoals as if they visit the salon daily for a blow-out. Even today, with a pandemic making salon visits risky, their tresses are still as voluminous! Meanwhile, you’re stuck at home, and your hair hasn’t been getting TLC since March of last year.
Usually, the secret to perfect, bouncy hair is a blow-out, a treatment that involves chemicals and heated styling tools. It results in beautiful beach waves that celebrities love to wear. But if you’re not fond of blow-outs and other harsh salon treatments, you don’t have to feel hopeless. You can totally get bouncier hair, too, without exposing your locks to chemicals and heat. And you don’t need to visit the salon to get it.
Why is Your Hair Limp?
First off, let’s discuss why your hair always stays limp even if you use a volumizing shampoo. The reason for limp hair is mostly too much moisture. If you’re often exposed to humid environments, such as an air-conditioned room, the moisture in the air seeps into your roots, causing them to hang heavy and make the crown of your head look flat.
But enduring hot weather isn’t helpful either. If you use a blow-dryer in a hot room, your scalp will perspire, causing moisture yet again to settle into your roots.
If you’re guilty of neither, perhaps the culprit for your lifeless locks is your conditioner. Conditioning the roots of your hair also weighs your tresses down. Besides, conditioners are for the tips of the hair only. Another possible culprit is skipping the dry shampoo. If you haven’t washed your hair for days, its natural oils will come out, weighing down the strands and eliminating the chance of a bounce from happening.
Natural Ways to Increase Hair Bounciness
1. Part Your Hair to the Opposite Side
If you part your hair to one side only, it’ll eventually settle and lay flat. So from time to time, part it on the opposite side. It’ll instantly result in dramatic volume. You can also take out the part altogether and just brush your hair backward, then gather it in a high ponytail. Take off the ponytail after a few hours, and watch your hair fluff out like a lion’s mane.
2. Use Rollers
Rollers may sound so retro nowadays, but despite the emergence of blow-dryers and curling irons, they never lost their superb function. Put on some Velcro rollers at the roots of your hair, and leave them there for several minutes to a few hours. Start while your hair is still damp, and take them off when it dries. Comb your hair through your fingers afterward.
3. Tease the Roots
The act of backcombing the roots is called teasing. There are combs designed specifically for teasing, but any fine-toothed comb will do. Just hold up a part of your hair, and comb it from the tips down. Take out the comb afterward then repeat. Avoid rubbing the comb through your hair, as that can result in rips and splits.
4. Add More Protein into Your Hair
If your hair is too thin, you’re probably lacking enough protein in your diet. In addition to using a protein-rich shampoo, consume more of the following foods:
- Sweet Peppers
- Sweet potatoes
- Fatty fish (salmon, herring, mackerel, sardines)
These foods contain generous amounts of protein, plus vitamins A, C, D, and E, zinc, B vitamins, iron, biotin, protein, and fatty acids that aid in hair regrowth. Including any of them in your daily meals can bring back the bounce of your thinning hair.
5. Find Natural Hair-care Ingredients That Enhance Hair Volume
If you’re not a fan of shampoos with harsh chemicals like sulfates, go for ones that contain any of these amazing natural ingredients:
- Moringa: Moringa shampoos and conditioners for hair regrowth can reverse hair loss by reducing hair fall. And it causes the hair you lost to grow back thicker and stronger. As a result, you’ll get significantly voluminous hair after a period of using them regularly.
- Essential Oils: Several essential oils are found to be beneficial for thinning hair. If you want your hair to grow faster, choose lavender oil. It can generate cell regrowth and improve scalp health. If you want to increase both the speed of your hair regrowth and its thickness, choose rosemary oil. Mix it with olive or coconut oil, then apply it to your scalp, leaving it for at least 10 minutes before rinsing it off with your shampoo. Repeat twice a week for best results.
Turns out making your hair bouncier isn’t that hard. Just stay consistent in your healthy hair-care habits, and you’ll grow luscious and thicker tresses in time. One day, you’ll also look like you get an expensive blow-out treatment every day.