10
Jun
2021
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How to Fix Stringy Hair

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Originally Published April 4th, 2020

Do you have stringy hair? Stringy hair is caused by too much sebum (the natural oil of the scalp) on the hair shaft. This sebum makes the hair stick together, causing it to resemble strands of string. Stringy hair is a common issue for people with fine or thin hair with a straight or wavy texture, since it’s easier for the natural oils to travel down the hair shaft. However, even curly hair can be stringy if not cared for properly. If you’re struggling with stringy hair, keep reading for our stringy hair-solving tips! 

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13
May
2021
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What Is Hair Porosity?

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Originally Published March, 3rd 2020

Chances are, you already know your hair texture. But what about your hair porosity? Hair porousness can make a huge difference in how well hair products work for you. In fact, it’s quite possible that your bad hair days are simply caused by using the wrong products for your hair porosity type! Keep reading to learn what hair porosity is, how to find your hair porosity type, and which products will work best for you. 

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29
Apr
2021
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Rice Water for Hair Growth: Does It Work?

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The internet is abuzz with the benefits of rice water for hair growth. But does it work? Keep reading to learn all about rice water for hair growth. Plus, we’ll tell you how to boost your hair’s volume and shine without raiding your pantry. 

What is Rice Water for Hair Growth?

Many social media influencers have revealed that the secret to their long, lustrous hair is a simple rice water rinse. While this DIY hair care technique is currently trending, it’s actually an ancient practice with roots in Japan. 

The concept behind the practice is pretty simple. Rice is packed with hair-loving nutrients like amino acids, vitamins, antioxidants, and trace minerals (like zinc and magnesium). When soaked in water, the water absorbs these nutrients, which can then be transferred to the hair. 

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Rice Water for Hair Growth Results

So, does rice water for hair growth work? One study showed that inositol, a compound found in rice water, was able to repair damaged hair and protect the hair from future damage. This may encourage the appearance of hair growth by diminishing breakage. 

It’s also thought that rice water may encourage scalp health and reduce scalp irritation, which can create an ideal environment for regular hair growth. 

The rice’s starch content also coats hair strands, creating the appearance of thicker-looking hair. The starch may also smooth frizz and lend hair extra body and shine. 

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Rice Water for Hair Growth Recipe

Want to try rice water for hair growth at home? Here’s what to do: 

  1. Rinse uncooked rice in cool water, then drain. Any type of organic rice will do. 
  2. Add the rice to a bowl with 1 ½ cups of water. Allow the mixture to sit for 12 to 24 hours so that the water to absorb the nutrients from the rice. 
  3. Strain the rice, saving the water. Pour the rice water into a spray bottle. Hint: you can still use the soaked rice for cooking!
  4. Wash your hair with shampoo, then rinse with water. 
  5. Apply the rice water to your hair and scalp with a spray bottle, thoroughly saturating your hair. Let the rice water sit on your hair for at least 20 minutes. 
  6. Rinse your hair with cool water and style as usual. 

If you don’t use the full bottle of rice water, save it! Rice water can be stored in the fridge for up to a week. If you do not want to use rice water as a rinse, you can also blend it with your current shampoo or conditioner. 

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Side Effects of Rice Water on Hair

Rice water can imbue your hair with much-needed nutrients, plus give hair extra shine and body. However, be careful not to overdo it! Since rice water has a high protein content, it can dry out your hair when used too often. This side effect is especially apparent for those with hair prone to dryness. 

For best results, apply rice water for hair growth no more than two times per week. If your hair feels dry, use a conditioner like Toppik Hair Building Conditioner before applying the rice water treatment. 

For a hassle-free way to boost volume even more, try Toppik Hair Fattener. This concentrated hair styling serum has a keratin formula that adds volume, thickness, and shine to hair. Distribute a small amount throughout damp hair and allow hair to air dry for extra body. To amplify results, use a blow dryer to dry hair. 

Have you ever tried rice water for hair growth? What were your results? Share your experience with other readers in the comment section below!

25
Mar
2021
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How to Take Care of Colored Hair

You just got a fresh dye job at the salon – now what? Whether your hair is platinum blonde or inky black (or somewhere in between), color-treated hair requires some extra TLC to prevent fading and breakage. The good news? You can protect your color investment and the health of your hair by following these simple hair care habits. Keep reading for our guide on how to take care of colored hair!

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11
Mar
2021
3

The Best Box Braids for Thin Hair

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Originally Published June 16th, 2020

If you have thin or fine hair, you might be wondering if braids will work for you. We’ve all heard horror stories about tight braids causing hair loss. And if you already have fine or thin hair, the last thing you want is more hair loss. The good news? Box braids can work for your thin hair as long as you follow some guidelines and styling tips.

Keep reading to find out the best box braids for thin hair, and how Toppik Hair Building Fibers can make thin edges look fuller.

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25
Feb
2021
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How to Plop Hair: The Ultimate Guide

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There’s no doubt about it: low-maintenance hair is in. For many people, that means embracing their natural hair texture and air-drying their hair. One of the most important aspects of styling your natural hair texture is learning how to plop hair. If you’ve never heard of plopping hair before, we’ve got you covered. Keep reading to learn how to plop hair, and why you should start!

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11
Feb
2021
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Hair Loss in Your Teens

Originally posted on February 27th, 2018

Hair loss at any age is alarming, leading to embarrassment and lowered self-esteem. But for teens, hair loss can be especially traumatic. Hair loss in teens is often a sign of an underlying issue, like a vitamin deficiency or hormonal imbalance. Fortunately, hair loss in teens is usually temporary and the hair will grow back when the problem is corrected.

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