Having hair that is thinning can be stressful and embarrassing. A woman’s hairstyle is often the crowning touch to her outfit, lifestyle and attitude. When your hair begins to thin, you may worry that you will look older than you are or that you won’t be able to dress properly for special occasions. Though your hair is thinning, you can still make it look its best.
The longer your hair is, the more it is weighed down, according to the Hairstyles website. Choosing a shorter cut will allow it to appear thicker. Try a style that falls just above the shoulders or shorter. Whether you choose a bob cut, a shag or an all-over layered look, taking it above your shoulders will give it a bouncier, fuller appearance. Choosing a cut that includes light bangs will take attention from the crown of your head and focus attention on your eyes.
When you use a blow dryer on its lowest setting, you can run a round brush through your mane and shape it up or out, depending on what part of the head you are working on. The use of the blow dryer will make your hair appear thicker. You can style it to cover the areas that are thinning.
Mousse and Gel
Applying a light amount of hair mousse or hair gel in your hair before styling will let you move and set the hair in a style that does not focus on the thinning. Be careful not to use too much product because it can weigh the hair down if it is applied too heavily.
Asking your hairstylist to include some all over layers to your hair will make it appear fuller, according to the Good Evening World website. The layers can quickly look droopy if weighed down with chemicals. Keeping your hair clean and shiny is important.
Pin It Back
Using clips to pin your hair back behind each ear helps give your hair a fuller and more finished look. Adding a light layer of bangs across the front can provide additional volume to your hairstyle.
Wear It Up
Though short or medium length hair provides the illusion of being fuller, you can wear your hair longer, if you are willing to work with it. Braiding it will give it the appearance of being thicker than it is, according to the Good Evening World website. In addition, wearing your long locks in an up-style, such as a loose, feminine bun, or a ponytail, also provides additional volume.
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