There are plenty of ways to hide thinning hair, lovelies, and I believe it’s about time we talk about those! Don’t you agree? Now, I’m sure you know wigs, weaves and extensions are all cool ways for disguising thinning hair but, trust me, there are plenty of things you can do even if you’re not ready for such a big step! And whether your thinning problem is reversible or a result of genetics and/or age, there is a way to add hair volume without having to pay top dollar for hairpieces! Interesting, right? Well, check out these following suggestions:
1. Consider a Change of Color
First on my list of ways to hide thinning hair is one relatively easy solution that must have crossed your mind too! As it turns out, darker shades of hair makes thinning more noticeable, which is why hairdressers usually advise a hair color change! Simply go a shade or two (maybe even three if you’re brave) lighter and those areas where your scalp used to kind of peek through won’t be as noticeable as before.
2. Layer It
Disguising thinning hair or giving the illusion of volume to thin hair can be achieved with layers as well! Good news in case you’re totally not loving the first suggestion and an even better one if you do! After all, the more options we have out there, the better, plus there is no rule that says you’re allowed to use just one way to add hair volume. Ask your stylist to cut a few more layers, style them then explain how to achieve the same result at home, suggesting a few products and styling techniques for you to use on daily basis.
Although it gives great results, teasing as a popular volume-boosting method probably isn’t what you want to be doing day, after day, after day! No need to risk further thinning, breakage and damage – right, ladies? Why not experiment with other ways to add hair volume such as thickening hair care and styling products? Give it a shot and you might be surprised! Thickening shampoo and conditioner will work wonders on their own, giving you the illusion of at least 20% thicker hair. But, you can also follow up with a root booster, volumizing mousse or powder and crank that volume up even more.
But what if your thinning hair isn’t a result of age or genetics, but a completely reversible damage your hair had sustained through your wig or extension wearing habit or chemical treatments? Well, time to give your hair a break, ladies, and yes – there are ways to hide thinning hair and look absolutely gorgeous in the process! Fold your favorite scarf into a headband or invest (and maybe even design) a few elasticized, quick-slip ones to have on the go and you’ll have a trendy interesting look to experiment with while growing out your edges.
5. Add Some Color
Scalp colors are another interesting, highly effective way to hide thinning hair and make those critical patched areas less noticeable. Don’t give up your beloved hair color – get a matching spray-on color instead and achieve that head full of hair at home! You will have to experiment a bit to find the product that works best for you, but once you discover that perfect, non-sticky, non-transferable, long lasting formula, obtaining a flawless hairstyle will be a piece of cake!
6. Get Creative
Speaking about ways to hide thinning hair – here’s a tip that never gets old! Part your hair differently and experiment with hairstyles that can help make those critical areas less noticeable. Not exactly rocket science, I know… but you have to admit good ol’ styling does have its benefits! And with so many hair accessories you can use… who’s to say you won’t even enjoy your new and improved styling habits!
7. Give Keratin Protein Fibers a Go
Last on my list of tips for disguising thinning hair is something you really must try! Rush to your beauty supply shop and grab a product containing keratin protein fibers! This product basically looks like a powder, but actually contains special protein fibers that attach themselves to your hair making it look thicker, fuller and more voluminous! And crazy as it may sound – this revolutionary product really works magic and, unlike scalp color sprays, won’t run in humid weather!
Are there any other ways to hide thinning hair? Do tell! I’m sure you have your own fool proof way to add hair volume and I hope you’ll be so kind to share it with the rest of us here.