A woman can begin losing hair for any number of reasons. Genetics, hormonal changes and the effects of chemotherapy can all play a part.
Whatever the cause, you don’t have to deal with the embarrassment of a bald spot or thin hair. There are several styling tips that can help.
The best approach depends on where the hair loss has occurred and what the area looks like, hairstyling pros say. Some women favor a hairpiece, which is good for those with a bald spot or significant thinning on the top of the head.
Hair extensions, which are popular with women who want to add length to their regular hair, are sometimes used to replace lost or thinned hair. “A lot of women can get an extension on top of their head that blends in with the rest of their hair,” says a leading stylist. “If you have hair underneath that is thinning, you can get extensions the same length as your hair to fill in.”
HIDING HAIR LOSS WITH COLOR
Hair coloring can sometimes mask hair loss, making tresses look fuller and thicker.
Experts recommend coloring your hair using a slightly darker shade near the scalp, with remaining hair one shade lighter. This will give the illusion of fuller, denser hair and will help to conceal spots that may be thinning. This can be tricky, so it’s best to see a professional stylist.
STYLING AROUND HAIR LOSS
The right hairstyle can help mask a bald spot or thinning hair. It’s not about short hair vs. long hair. What matters is the way hair is cut and styled.
You can add more body to the hair to camouflage the area, regardless of length, salon experts say. This is achieved by cutting layers to make hair look fuller. In fact, virtually any woman with thinning hair should choose a style with layers so that hair does not lie heavily on the scalp, making thinning areas even more noticeable.
You can also boost hair volume to conceal problem areas. Try using Velcro rollers or hot rollers, a volume-adding mousse, or a round brush and blow dryer. Skip heavy gels and creams that weigh hair down.
Experienced hairstylists say that women don’t always realize that they’re experiencing hair loss, let alone know the reason. There’s a difference between hair breakage, which can be caused by heat from blow dryers, flat irons and other styling tools, and hair loss due to health problems or the inherited tendency to lose hair early.
LEARN MORE FROM DR. FAROLE
Taking good care of your hair can prevent thinning caused by breakage, but hair loss often goes a lot deeper than that. If you’re sick of struggling with this frustrating problem, it may be time to think about a more permanent solution.
Dr. Anthony Farole is a hair restoration expert who has worked with thousands of women and men in Bala Cynwyd and the Greater Philadelphia area. Dr. Farole can help you explore ways to permanently restore healthy hair in trouble spots, making you feel great about your looks again.
Dr. Farole is happy to meet and answer all your questions about the hair restoration techniques that may be best for you. Give us a call today to schedule a personalized consultation.