If you are one of the millions of women who suffer from thinning hair, you understand that it can be devastating to find loose strands of hair on the floor or tangled in your brush. After all, a stylish do is often the crowning glory of a woman’s appearance.
Never fear; this can still be the case, even if your hair is thinning.
The first thing to do is visit the doctor. Your thinning hair may be caused by a number of different factors, some medical in nature. Discuss both the possible causes and treatment options with a professional.
In the meantime, these helpful tips will help you feel better about yourself by making your hair look its best.
Volume Building Basics
Get a good cut that will properly frame your face and accentuate positive facial features, like your eyes. Pick a cut that complements your style and minimizes the appearance of hair loss. The classic short bob works for most people. A zigzag or side part can help build additional volume on the top.
Once you’ve chosen a cut, the colour is the next step. Although many people think hair colouring can further damage thinning hair, this is a myth! Hair colouring can actually give your thinning tresses awe-inspiring body and volume.
Out-of-the-box colours suit some purposes, but to make the most of a thinning hairstyle, go to a pro. A single hair colour, regardless of how well it flatters your skin tone, does nothing to hide thinning areas. In fact, it can draw attention to them.
Carefully select a colour specialist by asking friends and family with fabulous manes for referrals. Consult with the stylist before taking the plunge. Using colour swatches, select a base colour, as well as an additional complimentary tone (or even two) for highlights. You could also choose a lighter overall colour, with a shade slightly darker for lowlights. The idea is to create depth, movement and volume with a multi-tonal style.
While some people are tempted to pick a dark shade to accentuate their tresses or cover grey, the best choice is a colour close to your skin tone. This is especially true if you experience thinning around the scalp, as the lighter tone blends more naturally with your skin and reduces the contrast in a receding hairline.
Prevent Further Damage with Foils
Most professional stylists will recommend semi-permanent colour because it does not contain ammonia or peroxide, which can dry hair. If you choose to highlight, ask your hairdresser to use foils, not a cap. With caps, strands of hair have to be pulled through tiny holes. This can stress the hair and scalp. When using foils, sections of hair are simply painted and enveloped within foil strips.
You will find that a carefully selected new cut and exciting colour give you not only a new look, but greater confidence. This will definitely put the bounce back in your step!