Health conditions, age or even simple genetics might all contribute to your hair getting thinner over time. Between my autoimmune conditions, medications, and the wear and tear of regular stylings, my hair can often be brittle and thin. For so many of us, hair is an important part of our self expression and when our hair is thinning, it can make us feel less confident and less like ourselves.
Luckily, we have so many options to help our hair look and feel fuller, restoring our confidence every day. Treatments, products and even quality extensions can help to combat thinness and give you a fuller look. Here are a few options you have for changing up your look, making your routine more convenient, and getting the hair you truly want.
Many women experience thinning near the part in their hair; it’s a natural place for hair to fall out or get worn down but that doesn’t mean it’s fun! Coping with thinness on top doesn’t have to require a whole wig; a simple topper, designed to fill in the thinner parts on the top of your head, can blend seamlessly and make your hair look fuller and easier to style. By browsing online you can find hundreds of options to suit every color and every price point; if you dye your hair, many toppers can also be dyed to match. Depending on your budget, you can find toppers made from human hair or many high-quality synthetics that are just as soft and real looking.
Extensions are useful for filling in hair that’s thinner throughout, clipping them in to provide more body where you need it. When you get a pack of extensions, you can trim them to different lengths to blend in with your natural style. An easy tip that will save you time when you’re trying to find the right length extension for each section is carefully labelling each extension with a silver sharpie right near the clip. You can number them or name them by sections of your head (front left, back right etc), making it easy to get them all in just the way you need them.
Products for Thinning Hair
There are a lot of products on the market that can help to treat thinning hair, nourish it and encourage growth. Here are a few of my favorites.
When your hair is thinning a little trick in the industry is to get a root concealer spray that covers up grays— it can also help to cover up places where your hair is thinner or fill in your part. There are several brands; I use L’Oreal’s and Salon In A Bottle. Just find a color that matches your root color, or a little darker, and your hair will instantly look fuller!
When your hair is thinning on the top as mine is, incorporating a solution like this one into your daily hair care routine really can make a difference. Just a few drops of this helps to clear my scalp of a day’s worth of products and encourages hair to grow.
I’ve been using Terax Crema since way back when I was a fly girl and the stylists would use a lot of heavy irons that would damage and break my hair. One of the stylists on the show recommended Terax Crema and it worked so well that I’ve been using it ever since. The packaging and formula have changed a bit over the years but it’s still a great conditioning treatment for brittle or thinning hair.
Pureology’s Nanoworks Gold shampoo and conditioner have been a new addition to my hair care routine and these days I use it as much as the Terax. It’s a great treatment to help restore and strengthen tired or fragile hair.
I’ve tried so many conditioners and hair masks on my journey to trying to have healthier and fuller hair; when my boyfriend recommended this one, I didn’t have high hopes. However, I was quickly proven wrong and this has become one of my favorite products. I leave it on for an hour while I do my tasks around the house. It’s so affordable and it always leaves my hair feeling shiny, silky, and full of body.
If you style your hair a lot, it’s important to keep it protected from heat damage. A thermal protection spray like this one is great for people who have thinning hair because it protects the hair that you have when you use hot irons or curling irons. It’s amazing.
A Mason Pearson brush can be so helpful for anyone with thinning hair because it stimulates your scalp while you use it, waking up the follicles and promoting healthy growth!
If your hair thinning isn’t too severe, a simple change in shade might be the perfect solution. Lighter hair looks fuller and thinness shows up more on dark hair, so if you’ve been looking for a bit of a change, try going for a lighter shade. Not only will you get the confidence of a fresh look but thinness might become less of a problem for you!
Dealing with thinning hair is never fun, but it can be so manageable with the right tools. There are so many different solutions depending on your style that can give you a full, healthy look that has you feeling confident every single day!