Every girl, every woman dreams of having the most beautiful looking, healthy hair. So hair loss, for anyone especially the ladies is a sure dream-crusher and devastating to say the least. While the subject of female hair loss is often not conversed as much as hair loss for men it is relatively common in women at a range of ages.
While hair loss can test your patience with your treatments, there are some styles that you can adopt to help conceal female hair loss. Sometimes it could be as simple as trying a new hairstyle, or dyeing your hair to make hair loss much less noticeable and more manageable.
The degree to which your hair loss has advanced may influence what strategies will work for you. Here are some hair care and styling ideas for those with low to moderate hair loss that actually might work.
Go shorter– If you start noticing your hair is thinning, a bob or pixie hairstyle can create an illusion of denser hair. Long hair styles always look thinner than shorter. You can also get it layered or a blunt cut depending on what style might better suit your hair type & face shape as well as your hair loss condition.
Change your hair color– If you want an edgier, cooler look and hair that looks thick, try changing or dyeing your hair. A semi-permanent colour will give more shine, low lights or highlights will give depth to your hair. To prevent the color from fading easily, go for mild shampoos that are meant for color-treated hair.
Use products to cover up hair loss– Nowadays, a vast range of products are available in the market that help eliminate the appearance of thinning hair. Hair Fibers, like Toppik, does an excellent job of concealing balding spots. Toppik Hair Building Fibers, made of colored keratin protein, blend undetectably with existing hair strands to instantly create the appearance of naturally thick, full hair. The natural Keratin used by Toppik has an innate static charge that ensures Fibers adhere to any hair type. Alternatively, there are scalp concealers and hair mascaras for more options.
Be extra gentle to your hair – Nothing is more damaging to your hair than when you apply heat constantly on it to style. Pulling it back into tight styles such as buns or high ponytails also can create problems, putting too much strain on remaining hair. This type of hair loss is called Traction Alopecia.
Wear it down– Loose hair styles bring softness to the face while strategically covering problem areas usually on the hairline. If your hair is wavy or curly, dry shampoo can give more volume and just crunch up the hair softly at the mid to end lengths to add texture to conceal thinner areas.
Indeed, losing hair is an upsetting & overwhelming experience, but there are ways that can be taken to help lessen the impact on self-esteem and also to conceal the visible effect of hair loss. Taking care of the hair is essential to prevent further damage. Moisturize, nourish and never abuse it with hot styling tools. If you’re unsure what hair style might suit you, start the search for a hairdresser you can trust to help support you at every stage of your hair loss treatment journey.
If you’re worried about hair loss, book an appointment with VTC to see one of our experts for a non- obligation free consultation. We can then give you a full diagnosis and start your journey towards a fuller head of hair.