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11 Ways to Completely Revamp Your Thinning Hair

11 Ways to Completely Revamp Your Thinning Hair
Dr. Constance Odom, MD Picture of Dr. Constance Odom, MD

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It's important to love yourself the way you are, but that doesn't mean you can't do everything in your power to get the best out of what you're working with. If you've got thinning hair it can be frustrating trying to maintain the styles you've known and loved. If you avoid these pitfalls you can make your hair work for you so you always look your best when you head out and face the day.

1) Just Say No to Comb Overs

The easiest trap to fall into with your thinning hair is to grow it longer and try to sweep it over bald spots. This never looks good and only serves to bring extra attention to the places where your hair isn't at its best.

2) Trust Your Stylist

Nobody is better prepared to help you get the most out of what you're working with than someone who works on hair full time. The next time you go to get a hair cut, ask your stylist for advice on a style which will make your hair seem as full as possible and minimize the appearance of thin or receding hair. Try to get a style which you are capable of maintaining on your own, too, so you look as good in a week as you did when you walk out their door.

3) Ask for a Textured Cut

If you've got a style you like and you're not ready to put your look entirely in the hands of your stylist you can still ask for their help making your hair appear fuller. With a textured cut, the hairs are cut to slightly varying lengths. This allows your hair to fall more naturally instead of getting clumped up, which allows it to cover more area overall. This helps to minimize the appearance of your thinned or bald spots.

4) Go Short Where You're Fullest

Although the temptation may be there to take the parts of your hair where you get the most growth and maximize them with length, this can actually have a detrimental effect on your overall look. Instead, opt for shorter, close-cropped styling of your fuller areas, usually the side and back of the head, while opting for slightly longer hair where you are thinning. Going too long with your full sections can have the effect of accentuating the lack of hair where you are thin.

5) Try it Dry

Dry shampoo is the perfect solutions for cleaning your hair while also giving it added volume to fill in where it's thinning. The dry shampoo cleans unsightly oils out of the hair but still allows it to keep some of its natural texture so your thin spots are less noticeable.

6) Build a Balanced Diet

Your hair is a part of your body so if you're not healthy it can't be either. A balanced diet which is rich in vitamins and nutrients ensures that your hair has everything it needs to thrive and avoids excessive thinning caused by malnutrition.

7) Blow it Out

Adding volume to your hair is an easy way to make it feel fuller and a blowdryer provides a simple way to increase your volume. Just a few minutes with a blowdryer can provide a valuable boost to beat balding.

8) Choose Texturized Styling

The same way your cut can help to add texture to your hair to increase body, texturized styling products will also help to hide your thin spots. They let you shape and style your hair while also making it appear just a bit fuller at the same time.

9) Less Shampoo in the Shower

One of the most common problems in haircare is the overuse of shampoo. While most people shower daily, if you didn't break a heavy sweat you probably don't need to shampoo today if you did yesterday. Skip the shampoo every-other shower, or two out of every three showers if you have short hair.

10) But More Conditioner

Just because you're skipping the shampoo doesn't mean your hair has to be neglected. Conditioning every day not only can help you feel cleaner on shampoo-free days, but it also helps to keep your hair moisturized and nourished so it's stronger and lasts longer.

11) Get on a Treatment

The field of hair therapy has seen incredible strides in recent years, so you don't have to just take your hair loss as a given. You can speak with professionals about medications and treatments to create a medically supervised solution such as NuHar to a happier, healthier YOU!

This article is for informational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice. The information contained herein is not a substitute for and should never be relied upon for professional medical advice. Always talk to your physician about the risks and benefits of any treatment. Nu Image Medical may not offer the medications or services mentioned in this article.