For both men and women, our hair is our security blanket. We view it as a defining piece of ourselves. We obsess about it looking its best and fear those ever so frustrating “bad hair days”. Hair not only is a physical attribute of ourselves, but it also tells a lot about the type of person you are or are trying to portray. So, when we start losing our hair, it can be very traumatizing because it could feel like we are losing a piece of ourselves.
These days there are measures we can take to not only help prevent hair loss, but can actually stop hair loss, or even more, re-grow new hair! There are many tricks and tips we use in the salon when it comes to attending to our clients with balding/thinning and/or fine hair.
Here are some tips:
Make sure to take care of yourself by the inside first because it will definitely show on the outside. Following a healthy diet is crucial for maintaining healthy hair. Some vitamins and minerals that are crucial for healthy hair are vitamin B, Folate, Calcium & Biotin. Some foods that contain these vitamins are walnuts, spinach, eggs, bok choy, carrots and halibut. Try to include as many of these in your diet daily or find a good multi-vitamin to cover your bases.
Ask your hairdresser to recommend a good shampoo & conditioner that is not too heavy and won’t weigh your hair down. There are also shampoos and conditioners that will help stimulate the scalp to promote new hair growth. Brands that we love: DS Laboratories by Sweis Inc. and GO247 by UNITE in Mint thickening shampoo and conditioner.
The right haircut and style can give the illusion of thicker, fuller hair…If done right! We recommend short chin or shoulder length bobs, side swept fringe, pixies, medium length bobs with stacked layering.
Hairdressers have to be extra cautious when it comes to applying color to fine or thinning hair because everything shows up more drastically, which could end up looking streaky or blotchy. Because hair process colors quicker, it can lead to over processing. When adding contrast color to light hair, go a level lighter than you like to avoid over processing.
Scalp makeup and hair thickeners have become really popular. Due to stressful lives we tend to lead these days, hair loss is a very prevalent reality. Products such as “colored power fibers” are being used to camouflage bald spots on the scalp by depositing a temporary color onto the surface of the scalp, blending in with your hair color. Powders are also being used to add volume to fine hair. Products that we recommend are: Expanda Dust by Unite and Style Edit Color Powder.