About one-third of women experience hair loss (alopecia) at some time in their lives; among postmenopausal women, as many as two-thirds suffer hair thinning or bald spots. Hair loss in women has a greater impact emotionally than men because it’s less socially acceptable for them.
Below are the best at-home styling tips for women who are experiencing hair loss and thinning.
10 Ways to Style Your Hair When You’re Experiencing Hair Loss Or Thinning Hair
Increase Your Volume By Cutting Your Hair
Cutting your hair creates more volume. Don’t be scared to cut your hair. You should because longer hair tends to weigh it down, so you lose the fullness and volume at the root.
Don’t Cut Your Bangs
You should never cut your bangs because female pattern hair loss usually starts at the crown of the head. By giving yourself bangs you’re removing the hair where you need it most to hide your hair loss or hair thinning!
Use a Darker Root To Give Yourself the Look of a Denser Scalp
A great way to give the illusion that you have thicker hair is to add color at the root. Giving yourself some color at the root will create the illusion of depth and can hide thin hair making your hair look thicker than what it actually is in reality.
Be Smart When You Get Layers
A person with thinning hair has to be careful. Layers cut the wrong way can make a person’s hair look thinner. Ask your hairstylist for a simple hair cut and hairstyle. Then ask her to add long bangs followed by a texturized cut. This will give you a fuller look.
Try a Blunt Cut
A blunt cut is when a stylist cuts straight across with scissors. This cut is great to create a shaped look. The blunt cut was made famous by the late Mr. Vidal Sassoon who turned haircuts into dramatic art pieces. A blunt cut can give a woman a fuller, thicker appearance.
Consider Getting a Texture wave (Perm)
A texture perm uses cold perm solution and makes the waves that look the best when the hair is wet, and they get a little loose when the hair dries. This perm is done with larger rods and hairstylists use gentler chemicals on your hair. You should only consider this if you have strong hair that has not been weakened by color treatments. Talk to a hairstylist about your condition before you consider doing this procedure. Weak hair may not be able to handle this hair procedure.
Try a Deep Side Part
A deep side part naturally gives your hair more volume because you’re piling more than half your hair across the top of your head. A deep side part will give volume and fullness around the face. Try adding some waves through the roots and midshafts of the hair with a curling iron or wand.
Use the Right Hair Products When You Wash Your Hair
Be careful of the shampoos and conditioners you use. Some can make your hair very dry and brittle and some can cause dry scalp. When you are experiencing hair loss and hair thinning you should use a product that is specifically created for hair loss or hair thinning.
There are many products out on the market. It can be very overwhelming and costly when you are trying to find a product that will help stop your hair thinning, promote hair growth, and make your hair healthier.
You need to purchase an effective product. Using a shampoo and conditioner specifically made with the ingredients to block DHT and promote hair growth is one that you should focus on.
My hair is healthier, stronger, and has been growing in thicker. My husband has had the same experience with the product.
Don’t blow dry your hair every day. The heat will strip the scalp of moisture and can stop your hair growth because you are not getting enough healthy oils. The hot heat from the blow dryer can strip your hair of these healthier oils. Don’t put the curling iron too high or use it too long. Only use it when you have too. Styling your hair with a curling iron, wand, or straightener can cause a lot of damage to the cuticle of the hair and stop or slow down oil production from the scalp. This can cause breakage and give your hair a thinner look.
Be Gentle Detangling and Combing Your Hair
Be gentle when you detangle your hair after you get out of the shower or when you go to comb your hair. Use combs made to manage wet hair. They are better for your hair and they will be a lot easier on your hair. Also, consider using leave-in conditioners too. Don’t use too much, because that’s unnecessary weight and leads to that problem of breakage and if it weighs your hair down it may make your hair look thinner. But don’t use too little that your hair can’t soak up the nutrients that help stop the dryness.