Tips For Thicker & Fuller Looking Hair
May 18th, 2017 Written by a Staff Member of Hair Loss in Women
For most women, thinning hair or balding is extremely stressful. Full and healthy hair can be associated with being feminine, young, healthy, and attractive. A 2004 Rogaine survey of more than 500 women showed that 24% of women felt that losing their hair was the same as losing a limb.
Losing your hair is tough on so many levels. It’s a reminder that you’re aging, and if it happens when you’re younger, this is especially difficult. You may experience jealousy of everyone that has a full head of hair. You may not have not noticed everyone’s hair before you started losing your hair, but now it’s the first thing that you look at.
It is often difficult because you don’t have as much freedom styling your hair. Certain hairstyles may show your widening part, or you may have to wear your hair shorter now.
Besides affecting your personal life, you might feel that hair loss affects your career as well. If you’re a teacher, or someone who deals with a lot of people, you might feel that people are noticing your hair, which is a distraction, and hurts your confidence.
And many women with thinning hair suffer in silence. Not that it isn’t difficult for men, but there’s a perception that women don’t lose their hair unless they are going through chemotherapy. Some health professionals may even be dismissive and lack compassion for your problem. It’s commonly understood to be a male problem.
These are some of the reasons why women with thinning hair suffer higher levels of depression, anxiety, and have lower self-esteem.
Taking Steps Towards Making Your Hair Look Healthier and Fuller
You may be looking at options for regrowing your hair such as laser light therapy, minoxidil, or a hair transplant. These can be great options, but will take some time before you see noticeable results. In the mean time, there are a lot of things you can do today to make the hair that you have healthier, stronger, and look fuller.
Everyone assumes that they know how to wash their hair and care for it, but you may be inadvertently causing your hair to have less volume, look less healthy, and damaging the hair that you do have! Check out this article on how to wash, shampoo, and condition your hair.
Additionally, there are many products that can add volume to your hair, and reduce the look of thinning. Many of these products aren’t expensive, and you’ll immediately notice a difference.
Also check out our tips on how to color and style thinning hair for more volume to reduce the visibility of your scalp, give the illusion of depth, and even increase your hair’s volume. You’ll definitely want to talk to a hair stylist (or two) about how to style your hair for your situation, but getting educated first will give you a head start.
There’s a lot of great information on the internet. However, there’s also a lot of bad information (especially when you’re being sold something!) It’s hard to know what’s helpful, and what’s not. You can also find experts in women’s hair care giving contradictory advice!
The good thing about these tips for thinning hair is that you can experiment. Everyone’s situation is different, and ultimately your road to healthier and fuller hair will probably be different than others. Do your own research and talk to your hair stylist. Your hair stylist may be able to advise about what you can do to get thicker and fuller looking hair.
Do you have any tips that you recommend for making hair look thicker and fuller? Share by leaving a comment below.