Increase hair volume and boost growth

Thursday, 31 August 2017


At times, bouncy healthy-looking hair seems only attainable in the Instagram-sphere OR if you have a full-time hair stylist on hand. Which, let’s be honest, we won’t mind, but what mere mortal with a regular income can afford that? Instead, we have to rely on our street smarts and insider info for envy-worthy hair.

In case you didn’t know, hair is actually dead… like our souls before we have that first cup of coffee in the morning. No, but seriously the moment our hair ‘leaves’ the scalp it’s physiologically dead. It’s not connected to any nerves or blood vessels and if it was, just imagine how painful a haircut would be. (Admittedly, for some of us a haircut can be quite painful, especially if you and the hair stylist are not on the same page, though that’s a discussion for another time.) BUT that doesn’t mean you have to treat it like it’s dead, you should treat it like the fragile strands they are especially considering everything we put it through.

First thing first, healthy hair can only grow from a healthy body. If your diet basically consists of sugar, caffeine and refined foods your hair will show it. Mineral deficiencies often cause hair loss, so make sure your diet is rich in protein (the building blocks of hair), vitamin C, iron, omega 3, calcium and magnesium. It’s best not to rely too much on supplements unless prescribed by your doctor. Instead, opt for fresh foods such as yoghurt, salmon, spinach, almonds, eggs, nuts, lentils, oatmeal. You know the drill.

Think before you bleach and flat iron your hair. Karli Kloss really pulled a Kim Kardashian on us with that platinum blonde she debuted at the beginning of the month. This, of course, caused an avalanche of women to call their colourists and demand to be even blonder than Kloss. And while products like Olaplex are wonderful, the whole colour process inevitably causes hair breakage and thinning. “Over-styling, especially with a flat iron will fight volume,” says Candi Morim, Educator for Sorbet Drybar. Instead, she suggests embracing rough drying, “flip your hair over and dry until it’s about 90 percent dry. Then go to work with your round brush. You can also apply a root booster to the crown of the head, but use it sparingly.”

You know when you’re sick and there’s really only so much those effervescent tablets can do, so you make an appointment with a doctor? Well, it’s the same with home hair care treatments. Sometimes it’s just better to consult a professional. Salons usually have a) the knowledge to treat whatever is wrong and b) access to treatments and products that are not available ‘over the counter’. Sorbet Drybars now offer Inoar’s Hair Botox Treatment (from R690). So what’s the deal with hair botox? It’s formulated with wheat germ and argan oil, shea butter, keratin, glycolic acid and vitamin to plump up hair for a fuller, but manageable look and promote hair growth. Basically all the good stuff! Head to your nearest Sorbet Drybar or check online for more. We will be trying out the hair botox treatment soon. Reviews to follow!

Products to try for full, voluminous hair:

1) TRESemmé Expert Beauty-Full Volume Shampoo and Conditioner, R89,99 each

2) Sebamed Anti-Hairloss Shampoo, R110

3) Tangle Teezer Radial Styling Brush, R300

4) Perfectil Original Triple Active Tablets for Skin, Hair and Nails, R130

5) Kardashian Beauty K-Body Volume Foam, R450

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  1. Veronique Reddy

    Hair loss and thinning….uurgggghh, the joys of ageing! Definitely would like to try the Perfectil Original Triple Active Tablets for Skin, Hair and Nails. I find my nails are becoming more brittle :(

    2 weeks ago •

  1. Annika Joubet

    Excellent article, would like to try the product and see if it will actually give my hair some volume

    4 weeks ago •

  1. Simone Ling

    Love learning new methods to style and grow my hair

    1 month ago •

  1. Lenique August

    I might just try the ‘Perfectil Original Triple Active Tablets for Skin, Hair and Nails’. Nice article.

    1 month ago •

  1. Donna Stevens

    Awesome article, definitely going to try this out when i have the chance

    2 months ago •

  1. Zakeera Parker

    Yes, great article but also interesting to note is the hair products we need to us should be sulphate and parabens free as these chemicals actually contribute to most of our hair problems!!!

    2 months ago •

  1. Chandni Jivan

    I’ve been using Plantur 21 which assists me with the promotion of hair growth, volume and hair loss. It contains vitamins for your hair which gets absorbed directly into your scalp when using the shampoo. It’s an amazing product!! Thank you for all the tips in this article

    2 months ago •

  1. Danielle Cateley

    I definitely need to hydrate more. Love the info :)

    2 months ago •

  1. Mandy Louw

    Love this! I really need help with my hair. Can someone who has had the Botox treatment give us their review please?

    2 months ago •

  1. Tammy Hardy

    Love the news on hair botox! I have such fine thin hair that always ends up looking a bit flat. Can’t wait to try this treatment

    3 months ago •

  1. Saidat Rabiu

    Hair Botox treatment seems intriguing. It is definitely worth trying at least once

    3 months ago •

  1. Tanya Lawrence

    The botox treatment is a must, I am going to check this out right now. Thanks BSA for always keeping us informed of what fantastic alternatives are available. It helps us ladies to make informative decisions, in comparison it could be the difference from going to a hair transplant to trying botox.

    3 months ago •

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