Loss of hair density is a huge concern for many women, and studies show that changes to hair diameter and density typically begin when a woman reaches her mid-30s—some even start losing hair in their 20s. According to Dev Rice, Director of Communications and Creative for Bosley Professional Strength, prevention is key. “Stylists need to educate themselves on the importance of prevention and how using the right product will help their clients keep a great head of hair no matter what their age,” says Rice, who also suggests recommending vitamin supplements since the lack of certain nutrients, most notably iron and zinc, can also affect hair density.
Hair loss affects an estimated 25 million women in the United States alone. Here’s what the experts have to say about treating this all-too-common issue.
Most women want their hair to look fuller and thicker, but it’s an even bigger concern among women who are experiencing hair loss. Celebrity stylist and Rogaine spokesperson Jill Crosby shares styling tricks and techniques that can help.
Fake It to Make It
A zigzag part plus light styling pastes deliver messy, tousled looks with more body. A quick fix for creating volume is to use products that expand the cuticle, like volumizing shampoos and conditioners. Use mousse, root lifters or dry shampoo for extra volume and lift.
- Layer It On Subtle layers that frame the face are always a good idea for clients with thinning hair.
- Damage Control Use a thermal protector and blow-dry the hair on a low or medium setting. Use a diffuser instead of pulling on the hair with a brush to add volume.
- Camouflage with Color Hair color expands the hair shaft so hair looks thicker. Darker shades play up the contrast between hair and scalp, while lighter shades that are closer to the client’s skin tone can camouflage thinning hair.