I think you can agree with me that the moment you realize your hair is thinning or falling out is a life changing one.
It can be devastating and worrisome because your hair isn't something you can hide.
Sadly, women lose their hair for a host of different reasons. Stress, hormone changes, genetics, and thyroid or other health related issues are just a few of the most common causes of hair loss in women and statistics show one in three women will experience hair loss in their lifetime.
Shocking right, but don't stress yourself to much because I have 11 tips and tricks you can use to help make your thin hair look and feel fuller and more beautiful.
1. Hairstyles for thin hair
The proper haircut can do wonders for a girl. Stay away from cuts that require you to get bangs or heavy layers because they will make your hair look even thinner. A blunt cut is a fantastic option for women with thin hair. It will give the illusion that your hair is thicker and fuller. Your stylist can even gently shape the front to frame and enhance your face.
2. Find a good stylist, she will be your new best friend
It's very important that you find a stylist that understands how to cut thin or thinning hair, so do your homework and interview a few before you actually sit in their chair. Certain stylists are better at dealing with receding hairlines or thinning hair. They can help you to learn to style your hair to work with what you have.
3. Use a hair growth treatment or hair loss therapy system for thinning hair
There are many treatments on the market today that you can try.
Another option is Minoxidil, a medicinal based topical solution or foam that helps to stimulate the scalp.
Do your research and see which hair treatment system will work best for your needs. Pay close attention to medicinal side effects and try to go for a treatment that is more natural and organic.
Remember that most of these treatments require you to use the products for at least 90 days before you start seeing results. That is typical because you are trying to stimulate the hair growth cycle. In 6 months you will actually see a big difference. The trick is to stay on the system for the recommend amount of time before you start seeing results.
4. CHange your hair color to make it look fuller and less thin
Consider lightening your hair color to one that enhances your skin tone. You don’t need to go from brown to blonde by any means, but if you have very dark hair consider lightening it up one or two levels. If that feels like too big of a commitment add some highlights to the crown of your hair. It will help create some depth and dimension to your hair.
Blonde thin hair tip: If you have light brown or blonde hair consider having your stylist color just your roots a slightly darker color than the rest of your hair. This will give the illusion of depth to your hair adding more dimension and fullness.
Hair Color Tip: Use a non ammonia hair color or a non ammonia bleach to reduce the amount of damage done to your hair from chemical services. If you dye your hair too often the damage and breakage that you get from hair color will make your hair look thinner and lifeless.
5. Choosing the right Hair Products for Thinning hair
Be very careful about which products you use as regular shampoos, conditioners, and styling products may weigh your hair down and make it look flat. This makes your hair look thinner than it really is.
For styling use a lightweight volumizing mousse or root spray before blow drying you hair to pump up the volume. These products will add volume and texture to your hair.
Avoid using heavy waxes, gels, oils and styling creams. They will do nothing but weigh down your hair and make your hair look greasy and thin.
6. Heated Tools are not your friend
Avoid using curling irons, straightening irons, or any other type of hot styling tool to style your hair. Try to work with your hairs natural texture. When you do feel the need to use heated tools make sure you use the lowest heat setting.
A great tip is to blow dry your hair upside down to add volume
7. Biotin Baby
Biotin is known as a B-complex vitamin that plays an important roll in helping your hair and nails grow. If you are deficient in biotin it can diminish the cells that form hair follicles, which can lead to hair loss. Biotin is not only great for helping to make your hair to grow stronger, longer and faster, but it's also known to thicken your hair too.
8. Take a deep breath & De-Stress because all that stress can be contributing to your hair loss.
We all know stress can cause many issues physically, but for those with chronic or sudden stress it can be the major culprit to your thin hair. Finding new ways to manage your stress will not only help with your overall health, but with your hair too.
9. Hats off my friends
I know those cute stylish hats are hard to resist, but you must.
Many experts agree that a tight hat can potentially cut off circulation to the head and deaden your hair follicles, so try to avoid wearing them if you can. Wearing a hat also causes you to have hat head, which isn't flattering on anyone.
10. Scalp Massage please...
Scalp massages not only feel good, help you to relax, but its also known to increase blood flow to your scalp, which can stimulate your hair to grow faster. A massage can also remove any dead skin cells from the scalp that may clog hair follicles and prevent new hair growth.
11. Don't sleep with the enemy, wet hair...
Don't go to sleep with your hair wet, ever! Our hair is most fragile when it's wet, therefore making it prone to breakage. Sleeping with wet hair can easily cause your hair to break as you toss and turn throughout the night. It also create an environment for bacteria or fungus to grow on your pillow, which isn’t hygienic and can cause other health issues.
Bonus Tip: Like mom used to say make sure you eat Right.
Hair growth starts from the inside out. A healthy diet of foods rich in iron, omegas, biotin and zinc will help support healthy hair growth. Protein is also an important element for healthy hair growth. Hair is made of protein so if you don’t get enough in your regular diet you may end up with brittle hair or even hair loss.