When was the first time you noticed you were losing your hair? Was it a wider-than-normal hair part? A space at the crown? Or just a general lack of fullness you’ve noticed over time? No matter how you noticed your thinning hair, the realization was probably pretty nerve-wracking. You start to wonder what you can do to get those lush locks back. Before you start Googling hair transplants, we’ve rallied up several A++ tips to help you hide any thinning areas, along with some reasons behind why hair loss occurs.
What Causes Thinning Hair?
There are several reasons why hair loss occurs. A good portion of hair loss can come from genetics or age. However, age is not always a factor in all cases of hair loss. The saying “age ain’t nothing but a number” totally applies here. Unfortunately, thinning hair can hit at just about any age.
Other hair thinning causes include:
- Cancer treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation
- Certain medications/supplements
- Medical conditions such as anemia or alopecia areata
Stress factors can be difficult to pinpoint and even more difficult to dial down. Here are a few tips to help alleviate added stress:
- Set aside time away from social media and your phone
- Find a relaxing show to watch, book to read, or a hobby to work on in your spare time
- Discover healthy recipes and delve into meal prep or simply improving upon your cooking skills. Healthy meals can definitely improve both your health and overall mood, creating a less stressful environment
- If you still find you are struggling with relaxation and stress, try looking into CBD oil or CBD capsules to help with added anxiety
To ensure a proper diagnosis, we recommend scheduling an appointment with your physician. Your doctor can then perform blood work or additional testing to correctly identify a cause behind your hair loss. Once a diagnosis is determined, the need for head coverage is still prominent. Why? Many hair loss treatments can take several months or even years to begin taking effect, and some forms of hair loss and hair thinning are permanent or long term. Below is a list of the top tips we’ve found to help with hiding your thinning hair in women!
Top 6 Tips to Hide Thinning Hair in Women
Tip 1: Get Your Hair Cut
This may seem like an odd suggestion when you’re battling thinning hair, but seriously—a hair cut can lessen the appearance of thinning hair. It is the perfect example of “less is more”. Longer hair is heavier, resulting in less volume and holding the locks down against the scalp. However, getting a shorter haircut complete with texture and layers can easily result in boosting your hair’s body, giving the illusion of fuller, thicker hair.
Tip 2: Pump Up the Volumizing Products!
Try adding a boost of body to your locks with volumizing mousse or spray. Volumizing products are fabulous at taking your locks up a level. When applied close to the roots, volumizer coats hair strands, adding stiffness and causing strands to push away from one another. Voila! Instant, lush volume! These products are also made to hold your style all day long, so it’s a complete win-win situation. You can also slightly tease hair around thinning areas to give the illusion of fullness.
Tip 3: Color Me Impressed
Dying your locks can actually help hide the appearance of thinning hair. There are several potential methods. One option is adding in some highlights and lowlights to add dimension. For example, if you have dark hair and a light scalp, going for light highlights is a great way to take down the contrast while adding a look of fullness.
Tip 4: Zig-Zag Your Part
Straight hair parts can enhance the appearance of thinning hair. Instead of keeping your straight part, try changing things up to add a zig-zag pattern to your hairdo. To create a zig-zag hair part cross small sections of hair over your natural part, changing from left to right. You can also part your hair on the opposite side to cover up thinning patches.
Tip 5: Try Some Hair Extensions or a Topper
Need volume ASAP? Consider investing in some hair extensions! Clip-in hair extensions are perfect for adding a boost in just the right areas to hide any sparseness and add volume. While other extensions can be more long-term, clip-in extensions are quick to add and not as heavy as other extensions.
Another option is hair toppers. A hair topper attaches to your biological locks with pressure clips and is designed to easily fit specific areas of the scalp, including the crown, top, and part. This is a good option if you are experiencing visible hair loss on top of the head.
Tip 6: Invest in Some Headwear
While these tips are sure to help with your thinning locks, don’t disregard the ever-classic hat. Whether they’re beanies, ball caps, sun hats, fancy, or casual, hats are perfect for an easy on-the-go look. Scarves are another fabulous, feminine look you can’t pass up! Have any other tips for adding some oomph to your thinning locks? Let us know in the comments section below!