You guys this hair transformation is crazy to see especially for me. Why? Because you have no idea how long it’s taken me to achieve thick voluminous hair. Some of you may know that I suffered from anemia. Not sure what anemia is? It’s low iron deficiency. My hair was thinning out because of it. I don’t eat vegetables or red meat. I knew that I had to take vitamins to help with that.
Although I had hair extensions for a year to help me with making my hair look thicker and longer, I decided to take them out this year. You are going to see what my hair looked like a year ago compared to what it looks like now. My hair has come a long way.
How to Achieve Thick Voluminous Hair
In today’s blog post, I am going to share with you a few tips that have helped me achieve my thick voluminous hair within a short amount of time.
Not Washing My Hair as Often
Seriously I was my hair once a week. I don’t use so many products when my hair is straight compared to when it’s naturally curly and even when my hair is naturally curly, I only wet it to refresh my curls. I don’t wash it. Not washing your hair so much can actually help your hair. It can help the scalp remain healthy, prevent itching, and flaking. It will also keep your hair soft and shiny.
STOP Using Products with Sulfates & Parabens
I’m happy that more brands are finally not using parabens or sulfates in their products. Sulfates allow grime and dead skin cells to be removed from your skin and scalp. This can strip natural oils from your scalp and hair. Making your hair dry and brittle. Parabens mimic estrogen and reduce the production of this important hormone in women. It can actually harm your scalp.
STOP Using Hot Tools Daily
As much as I love when my hair is straight/curled. Using hot tools can be so damaging to your hair. Our hair contains keratin proteins and hydrogen bonds. When you use heat styling tools you are stripping your hair from its natural oils and proteins by breaking down the hydrogen bonds.
Tip: If you are going to use a hot tool, I suggest using a heat protector.
Add Biotin and Collagen Powder to Your Routine
I’ve been doing this for 5 months straight. My hairstylist and others have noticed how different my hair is now. I take biotin at night before bed and add collagen powder to my coffee every morning. I’ve written blog posts about collagen powders here and here. I even have a few recipes you can try that you can add collagen powder too.
Below you’ll find a few of my favorite collagen powders and biotin products I love.