Is your hair losing volume as you age — or, maybe, you just always dreamed of fuller locks?
According to the American Academy of Dermatology about 80 million men and women in the United States have hereditary hair loss. Meanwhile, some of us are just born with fine-hair. While there’s nothing wrong with a less-voluminous mane, those who prefer thicker locks have more options than ever — with many thickening hair products, techniques, and treatments to consider. Here’s a few:
Volumizing Hair Style
Sounds simple, but a simple shoulder-length blunt cut can do wonders for thin hair, providing the illusion of more volume. A deep side part (like Khloe Kardashian prefers) can also give hair some oomph.
Another trick? Blow dry hair upside down and feel free to give hair a gentle tease to increase volume by back-combing.
On your next trip to Sephora, you’ll notice a bevy of new hair products — from texture sprays, dry shampoos, creams, and more — that aim to help achieve that va-va-voom effect. Here’s some to check out:
An easy way to get more hair? Add it! Talk to your hair professional about hair extensions. There’s some that can just simply clip-in to your hair — others that may be glued or taped in. Some work quite well on hair that just needs a boost. Some celebrities even take the look to the extreme.
For more on hair extensions, visit Halo Hair Extensions or Bellami to learn more.
When it comes to hair thinning and hair loss, there are also many treatments to consider. Hair Club President Mike Nassar says that it’s not uncommon to notice our hair change as we get older.
“Age is one of the most common causes of hair loss after genetics. A natural part of the aging process is known as involutional alopecia. This gradual thinning of the hair is caused by a shortened phase of hair growth, which leads to a higher rate of fall-out and thinning of the hair follicle, “says Nassar.
While there are some medications are now being used to stimulate hair growth, Nassar says new technologies are worth a look and can help men and women maintain or boost hair appearance.
Here’s a few of the trending treatments:
Low Level Laser (Light) Therapy (LLLT): LLLT may help stimulate with hair regrowth. The light devices are FDA-cleared and designed for at-home use.
Microdermal Pigmentation (MDP): MicroDermal Pigmentation (MDP) is an innovative, non-surgical technique that replicates the appearance of thicker, fuller hair. During the session, trained practitioners apply a pigment formula to the scalp with micro-fine needles to create thousands of tiny impressions. In essence, it givesthe look of hair.
Adding Strands: A procedure can also be done to add strands of hair to the existing hair at the root. This technology has the appearance of human hair, but it’s lighter. So, experts say it won’t cause stress or add tension to your natural hair.
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