Thread: thinning hair
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Old 01-15-2012, 10:11 PM   #2
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Re: thinning hair

Non-surgical things you can do - layered haircut, medium hair colour ( dark makes your scalp stand out, light makes it all look the same colour ), extensions or a weave ( it will add more hair, making it more full ). These things do cost a bit of money with getting them and upkeep, but if you have the money then go for it. Ask the stylist what styles will flatter your hair and not make it look thin.

Other than that, you should have a healthy diet and take all the vitamins and minerals you should be taking, and take care of your hair otherwise. Don't overdo any styling or products, don't excessively brush your hair either. If you can, use sulfate-free shampoos and conditioners, and don't wash your hair every day.

I have thin hair myself, and washing it every day tends to dry it out - leading to breakage and an overall 'thin' look. I'm also a natural blonde, and it looks best when I have it a medium colour ( red, brown, blonde.. doesn't matter ) instead of the natural shade. Find a good colourist, they should be able to tell you what colours will help hide the thin spots better and flatter your skin tone.

My dad was going bald by the time he was the age I am now, and I definitely have his hair. I just let it do what it wants, and it covers up my own thin parts. New haircuts, styles, etc are all fun and can help you forget about the thin spots and focus on how good you look all over. I tend to let my hair go natural unless I'm going out somewhere, which is the best you can do overall. Less time with a flatiron and dryer really does help a lot. Also make sure that if you let it stay natural, don't put it up in a tight style of any kind, as it can pull on your hair and lead to more breakage.

I don't have a lot of suggestions on surgical procedures if that's the route you wish to take.