For some folks with fine, thin strands, the scalp can appear visible in patches. However, other people may experience excessive hair loss for various reasons, from hereditary baldness to hormone changes. Hair loss needs vary for men and women; here are some therapeutic solutions and styling techniques that can help stop, reverse, and camouflage hair loss and make thin hair look naturally fuller.
There are also lots of styling tricks and innovative products that can multiply the look of thin hair and cover up trouble spots, while also stimulating healthier, fuller, stronger hair regrowth.
Genetics are often to blame for male and female hair loss, but both men and women can fight also stave off losing strands by stimulating growth and health at the scalp . The three best products for this are Christophe Robin Cleansing Purifying Scrub with Sea Salt, HIF Instensive Detox Cleansing Conditioner, and dpHUE Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse. These three options are clinically proven to halt hair loss and stimulate re-growth.
You can beef up thin hair with a shampoo and conditioner created for waif-like strands like Briogeo Blossom & Bloom Ginseng + Biotin Volumizing Shampoo and Conditioner. Expand strands before styling with a volumizing spray or thickening serum like Christophe Robin Instant Volumizing Mist with Rose Water.
Our friend Riad Azar, L’Oreal Professional Hair Stylist, recommends using the best, larger barrel curling iron on thinning hair because they create volume with least risk of damage. Try Solia SuperHot 1¼” Curling Iron (32mm), which uses non-damaging ion technology and delivers dramatic results.
Use a dry shampoo, such as Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk or Fave4 Dirty to Flirty Dry Shampoo, to add texture and boost body at the roots. Spray close to the scalp and rough it up at the base for a quick lift.
For men, a good textured hair cut is also important and can make you look like you have more than you do, says male grooming expert Maureen DiMaio, stylist at Truman’s Gentleman’s Groomers in NYC. Style strands with a matte molding cream like Fatboy Perfect Putty and Fave4 Matte Made Shaping Cream to add definition and volume. Avoid anything too shiny because it can draw attention to the scalp through less full areas. There are also great camouflaging and hair thickening products that stick to hair to visually increase thickness and conceal balding areas (that’s serious male bonding).