Thinning hair is not limited to the aging crowd. Many whoare young and middle age have fine or genetically thinning hair. Luckily, there are three reasonable solutions thatwork and will leave you looking your finest. With this brief guide you can consider whether (1) Hair Cuts, (2)Camouflage or (3) Hair Pieces will work best for you. Sincenone of these ways are difficult or expensive, why not try all three and use them all at different times.
To give your hair a fuller look, men and women can turn to their hair dresser or barber to style their hair with the perfect cut to disguise thinning hair.
For women, one of the best looks for thinning hair is adding curls. They make it harder to see your scalp while providing a full and buoyant style. Limit the length of thisstyle to your shoulders. Layer your hair with shorter layers at the top while increasing the length and blunting theends. "Sprunch," or curl, your hair with a gel by balling up handfuls of your hair in your hand and then blow dry itupside down--while you continue "sprunching" your hair--to give it volume. Or, use a curling iron to add those curls.
The best womens styles for thinning hair are short. A shorter cut will put some bounce and fullness back into those thinning tresses. A great short cut is the spiky, boyish look like that of actress Sharon Gless in BurnNotice. It takes a bit of gel and the right temperament to know that this contemporary look is for you. Another short cut is the bob which is a cut that is not layered. Ithas blunt ends that fall at your jaw line and gives a senseof fullness and thickness. These shorter looks can also be varied with curls or bangs.
For men, try a long buzz cut with a bit of gel to give yourself a trendy, young look. This works well with manycelebrities and TV personalities like NBCs Matt Lauer whohas thinning hair. The look is a short, tapered cut that will minimize the loss on top. Also, men can slick back their hair to look like a 1980s Wall Street stockbroker. It has become a handsome, professional classic look that disguises balding or thinning at the back of the head.
A short, spiky Malcolm McDowell look is popular and trendy. It can be modified for the "faux hawk" or messy look to bring the hair up. It is a great style for any man who has thinning at the temples. You can cut the sides very short with gradually lengthening the hair as youreach the crown of your head. With a bit of hair gel and aslightly messy look, this hairstyle looks both professional and savvy.
Whether called hair loss concealers or in-fill powders, all of these camouflage powders come in different colors to match your hair color and cover your scalp so that itdisappears and looks like hair. Examples are products like Joan Rivers Great Hair Day, Toppik, Couvre, and Derma Match. Any of them can work for men or women. The camouflage powder has healthy hair-growth fibers in itand you sprinkle it where your hair parts and in any areas where you are seeing the white of your scalp. Thepowdered area becomes closer to your hair color and it isnot as noticeable. Only if someone is examining your scalp with a magnifying glass can you tell that your hair is thin and that you are actually seeing your scalp. You must use these powders sparingly because they can clump. They can also show up on your shoulder so use a towel during
Both men and women can add hair pieces, toupees, or extensions to hide their hair loss. These do not have tolook awkward and false as they have in the past. There areso many advances in this area that even reasonably-priced hair pieces can be made of human hair and have enough subtlety to appear like your real hair.
Some very small hair pieces will cover only one problemarea, like the crown, the part line, and the bang area. With a little research, you can find a piece that matches both the color and texture of your hair. It may require sometrial and error, but you can properly "cut in" a great piece.Online or in person, someone can teach you how to apply the hair piece correctly and it will look like your own. So many women wear extensions to get the look of a fullhead of long hair that a hair piece, extensions, or toupeesfor men, should be considered a common practice and not something to feel embarrassed about wearing.
Re-growing your own hair is the ideal way to conceal, andend, your thinning hair. However, it takes months or years, daily dedication and a process of finding the right nutrients for you. On the other hand, the one way topermanently change (not simply "hide") your thinning hair is the surgical process of transplanting hair follicles from the rear of the head to the thinning top and forehead.
While many dont have the money, interest or a sufficient enough case of thinning hair to want re-growthsupplements and creams or hair implant surgery, then the three best ways to simply conceal and hide your thinning hair are (1) a hair cut with flattering styling, (2)camouflaging your scalp with powders matching your haircolor, and (3) a hair piece with color and cut to match yourreal hair. These are great methods that will make you feel wonderful about simply enhancing your own hair.