6 Styling tips to help conceal female hair loss
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.
1. Opt for shorter hair styles – if your hair is just starting to thin out, you can create the illusion of more volume by opting for a bob or pixie hairstyle. Short hair always looks thicker than long hair, and you can choose to either have layers or a blunt cut, depending on what style might better suit your hair type and hair loss condition.
2. Change your hair color – If you want an edgier look that also gives the illusion of thicker locks, try changing or dyeing your hair. A base semi-permanent colour will give more shine, while adding a mixture of highlights and low-lights will give the illusion of depth. To prevent the color from fading easily, go for mild shampoos that are meant for color-treated hair.
3. Go retro with your look – If you’re struggling with thinning hair, it best to avoid pulling the hair back too tightly as this can further stress out the scalp while also highlighting balder patches in the hairline. Retro hairstyles that involve a quiff can be easily recreated with the help of a couple of subtle hairpieces and do not cause so much strain & tension on the remaining hair follicles.
4. 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.
5. Avoid stressing out your remaining 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.
6. Wear it down – By styling your hair loosely you can create softness around the face while covering problem areas that usually form along the hairline. If you have wavy or curly hair, dry shampoo can add volume and just scrunch the hair gently at the mid to end lengths to add texture to cover thinner areas.
True, that losing hair is an upsetting 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 nonn- obligation free consultation. We can then give you a full diagnosis and start your journey towards a fuller head of hair.