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How to maintain a healthy scalp and thick healthy hair

Everyone loves the idea of thick, healthy, natural locks – but once you’ve got your hair how you want it, what next? How do you maintain thick, healthy tresses, and keep your scalp fresh and happy too? We look at why you want your hair to be as healthy as possible, how to keep your scalp happy, and even how to get started on transforming damaged hair into something repaired, healthy and shinier than ever.

Why is it important for my hair and scalp to be healthy?

It can be tempting just to let your hair do its own thing most of the time. But when it comes to thinning hair or hair that’s damaged, simply leaving it can lead to more damage or noticeable hair loss in the worst-case scenario. Much like any other part of your body, inside and out, keeping your scalp happy and the length of your hair healthy is important. Not only does it improve appearance, but it also prevents skin problems from occurring further down the line.

Well-maintained and cared-for hair almost always looks better, shinier and fuller. So, how can you make sure your hair is well-cared for? Investing in some great products is a fantastic place to start if you want your hair to look and feel healthier than ever. A happy scalp and beautiful hair is a universal plus in anyone’s book.

What products can I use to maintain healthy hair and scalp?

What products can you use to keep your hair healthy and make sure your scalp is happy at the same time? Here are some of our top picks to do a bit of both:

Products to grow thicker hair

If your hair is on the thin side, thickening up your hair should be your top priority. Hair thickening shampoo is a great place to start with trying to grow thicker hair. The NIOXIN Hair System Kit 2 for Noticeably Thinning Natural Hair is an all-in-one kit that combats thinning hair, with a cleansing shampoo for hair growth and thickness as well as a conditioner and treatment to make your scalp happier.

If you’re looking for an everyday formula to add to an existing routine, The Ordinary Multi-Peptide Serum for Hair Density is packed with incredible ingredients to thicken up your tresses. With plenty of peptides, caffeine and numerous extracts, this serum prompts your hair to be thicker, healthier, and denser, without ever weighing it down. Combine with a good hair thickening shampoo like NIOXIN, and you’ve got a recipe for hair success.

Products to protect and care for your scalp

Without a happy scalp, you can’t have happy hair. That’s why many hair care products designed to thicken your hair work from within – because it all starts from the root. One great example of this is the Viviscal Hair Growth Supplement which works from within to encourage your scalp to grow thicker, more voluminous hair, with a range of positive ingredients like biotin, iron and zinc to promote healthy growth.

If you prefer your results on the outside, the Grow Gorgeous Density Serum Intense is a powerful option. With green tea and caffeine to invigorate the scalp, plus red clover, and pea sprout to work on the roots, this ultra-concentrated serum leaves your hair looking incredible and your scalp feeling healthier than ever. Anything that helps your scalp will help your hair, and it’s worth starting at the top to get the best long-term results.

How do I fix damaged hair?

Whether your hair is damaged by heat, bleach or needs a bit of TLC, starting to pay attention to what it needs is the best way to repair damaged or Thinning Hair. Hair masks, protein treatments and using the right heat protection is a great place to start. Promoting healthy growth, getting frequent trims and eating healthily – plus taking a few supplements – are all great ways to work towards fixing your damaged hair.

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A coffee addicted, YouTube obsessed Libran, I absolutely live and breathe all things beauty! I love to try new products and find myself switching things up regularly, as I continue on my ultimate quest to find the perfect flawless base and skin-care regime.

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