Whether men or women, we all dread the time we see our hair thinning. While there are many reasons as to why you experience hair loss, Harvard Medical School’s published article in 2019 states that an estimate of 40% of the people who experience hair loss due to their genetics. And while you can’t change your genes, there are ways to slow down and enjoy thicker hair for longer. Check out our pro tips to add volume to your thinning hair.
Switch to an anti-hair fall basic routine
A good way to start in your battle against hairfall is to swap your current routine to target your hair needs. Cleanse, nourish, and strengthen your hair with the AVEDA Invati Advanced™ Exfoliating Shampoo Rich, P2,000. This award-winning plant-based shampoo exfoliates your scalp to remove build-up and helps detangle your strands to prevent it from breakage.
After cleansing, grabe a leave-on treatment specialized for hair fall to help you restore the body you’ve lost. The NIOXIN Diaboost, P3,400, has a unique formula that gives you thicker strands, making your hair look fuller. With this basic routine, you get to care and optimize your scalp condition while improving your hair density.
Finger comb styling is the way to go
While combing your hair makes your hair sleek and smooth, it’s neat appearance further emphasizes your thin hair due to the lack of volume. Which is why, when it comes to styling, we recommend using your fingers. This tip gives your hair more texture and volume.
Use the right styling products
While there are products that help you address your hair fall issue, there are also products that highlight the thinness of your hair. Aside from using your fingers to style, you can take your styling a notch further by choosing lightweight products, such as clays and pomades.
For pomade, you can try using the American Crew Fiber, P1,290. It’s water-based formulation makes it lightweight and easy to remove. You don’t have to worry about the residue clogging your hair follicles anymore with this one.
For more defined styles, give the AVEDA Men Pure-Formance Pomade, P1,900, a shot. It is also water-based, making it non-greasy and lightweight. This vegan pomade offers a pliable hold, adding texture and definition to your hair.
Heavyweight products, such as gel, can further weigh your hair down, further emphasizing your thin hair. Plus, heavy products tend to be greasy and shiny, which draws too much attention to your hair – or the lack thereof. So next time you style, try to choose a product that gives you a matte and low-shine finish.
Choose a volumizing cut
A cut makes all the difference in your look. There are hairstyles you can choose from to make your thinning hair less evident. If you want a fuller and thicker looking hair, we highly recommend you to have your sides cut shorter or in a faded style. As men’s hair normally on the top, these shorter sides will help your top section look fuller.
Together with shorter sides, further add volume to your hair by choosing hairstyles that pull up your hair. One example of this is a pompadour - a style often seen on David Beckham. With the volume and height the pompadour style gives your hair looks enticing, it does need to be styled right to help maintain its position.
After towel-drying your hair, proceed to blow your hair and brush it. Focus on the front as it will give you more volume and shape. By the time your hair dries, make sure to brush it in the shape you wanted to achieve. Add in your finger-styled pomade and gently run it through your hair from the sides then the front.
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And there you have it! We hope that these styling tips helped you add volume to your thinning hair. If you have any questions in mind, you may message our experts for free.