Thinning hair is an issue for both men and woman through out their lives. During the middle ages it becomes more apparent and becomes more of a problem. By learning a few hair care tips for your thinning hair you will be well on your way to beautiful hair again.
Thinning hair and hair loss plagues both men and women alike. Contrary to popular belief, this is not something that men just suffer. Genetics can play a part in thinning hair and hair loss, but so can illness and some medications, the hardest being chemicals that are used in chemotherapy treatments to treat cancer. Sometimes hair thins because of overprocessing or because their hair is so fine in the first place. With proper hair care, though, the effects of thinning hair can be minimized and there are even hair care solutions that can help protect the strands and even make it look thicker.
Thinning hair and hair loss from genetics doesn’t mean there’s anything wrong with you hair. You just have a predisposition towards it. Your hair is more than likely healthier than you think and one hair care solution that can make it look thicker. By applying some permenant or semi-permanent color, you can give the appearance of being fuller with more volume. Because some medications can thin your hair, you may be concerned by the chemicals that are used to apply the coloring. Hair care products have come a long way since the days of ammonia and peroxide and it is a lot safer to use coloring now than it was. It won’t damage thinning hair or even fine-textured hair. Always make sure that you have this hair care product professionally applied in order to make sure it is not overprocessed and cause more loss.
There are plenty of volumizing hair care products on the market that give your hair some volume and lift. Stay away from anything that contains paraffin (beeswax) because that will build-up and weaken the hair strands causing more breakage. Hair care products that are sold at professional hair salons, however, are designed to lift and give volume without casuing build-up. Mousse is great for anyone with thinning hair, especially if it is applied to the roots. Use it wet and then blow dry your hair starting at the roots and applying some tension with a brush to help build the volume up. A light hairspray will hold everything in place.
Fine and thinning hair should be washed and conditioned whenever it is dirty. Thinning hair gets dirtier faster so in order to protect it washing it more frequently and applying conditioner especially for your hair type will help protect it from environmental factors. A high-quality shampoo and volumizing conditioner is recommended. Have your hair cut in a style that suits your hair texture and is easy to maintain and when you use a hairdryer, place a diffuser on it so that the heat is not blowing directly on your hair. Stay away from curling irons and any products that have strong chemicals in them.
Finally, if your hair is healthy enough and not brittle, have a gentle body wave professionally put into your hair to help give it body and minimize the thin spots. Even the the chemicals used today are not as harsh as they used to be, you should still save this hair care method as a last resort.
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