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  • DO gently pat freshly washed hair with a microfiber towel to absorb moisture and minimize breakage.
  • DO treat thinning hair with gentle care, and avoid over-brushing, washing, and processing, all of which can further damage already fragile strands.
  • DO use a quality wide-tooth comb if you have curly or wavy hair, or a brush with soft, rounded bristle tips for straight hair; make these your new grooming tools to prevent further disruption of thinning hair.
  • DO get rid of any fine-tooth combs and brushes with sharp bristles. These tools can increase breakage.
  • DO turn your head upside down to blow-dry when you are in a rush and don’t have time to pat-dry it. This is an easy way to give your thin hair a powerful boost, making it appear more voluminous.
  • DO nudge your hair to new heights by indulging in a nourishing bedtime hair-care routine. Tenderly comb out breakage-causing tangles and gently gather your mane into a low, loose bun, plait, or ponytail before going to bed.
  • DO massage your scalp using the tips of your fingers before hopping in the shower. Beyond just feeling amazing, this increases blood flow and helps exfoliate pores for a healthier scalp.
  • DO lather up with a volumising shampoo and conditioner duo. Look for a gentler shampoo that is residue-free, weightless, and sulphate-free (sulphate tends to strip hair of its natural oils, which results in dry hair).
  • DO detangle your locks before you shower; dry hair is more durable and less apt to break than wet.
  • DO adopt a more tousled, casual, wash-and-go style as your new signature look. This is easier to pull off and maintain with thinner hair, and any trouble spots can easily be handled with a little back brushing to give the appearance of more volume.
  • DO wash your hair only when it is dirty, but know that thinner hair generally gets grimier faster than thicker hair. If you can, shampoo every other day to diminish damage from over washing. To stretch the time between washes, try a dry shampoo.
  • DO protect your hair from damage by limiting direct sun exposure. Natural sunlight, and even artificial ultraviolet light, can break down keratin protein in your hair and hamper its elasticity–definitely undesirable outcomes for already-thin hair.