Disguise thinning hair with these simple tricks
Suffering from thinning hair can have a massive impact on self-esteem and body confidence. But we spoke to some of the U.K.’s top hair experts who gave us a few simple tricks on how to help disguise thinning locks. Read on for their tips.
Surprisingly, the pillowcase you sleep on can have an effect on the density of your hair, as Ross Charles, Owner of Ross Charles Hairdressing, explained. “Avoid sleeping on a pillowcase made from rough fabric, instead opt for a silk finish. This will cause less damage to your hair when sleeping as there is less friction and less breakage,” he advised.
When it comes to styling your hair, it’s important to steer clear of any looks that require a lot of over-styling. Will Fleeson, owner of Rainbow Room International Buchanan Street, told Cover Media: “As a Trichologist, I would always advise avoiding over treating your hair and over styling. It is important to understand the stress and trauma your hair is facing as it thins, using too many treatments to try and thicken your hair can sometimes have the opposite effect. Always be gentle when you are washing and brushing your hair too.”
And while you may think colouring your hair could have a negative effect, it can actually be used to help conceal thinning tresses, as Philip Bell, Artistic Director at ISHOKA Hair and Beauty, explained.
“If you are experiencing hair thinning, it is always good to avoid colouring your hair an extremely different shade to your natural colour,” he said. “Adding some deep, rich shades that are close to your natural colour can make your hair look thicker, however adding too many very light or very dark tones can showcase your thin hair. “
And remember not to leave it too long in between salon trips. “Thin hair with dead or split ends can look sparse and unflattering,” Karen Thomson, Owner of KAM Hair and Body Spa, said. “Make sure you have your ends regularly trimmed and use heated styling tools as little as possible.”