The prevalence of thinning hair is most common in men and for a long time considered mostly a male problem. However many women face the same challenges in keeping hair full, thick and dense. Everything from ageing to illness and what we eat can all contribute to thinner hair that could eventually give way to hair loss and bald patches.
In women, one of the leading causes of thinning hair is a combination of hormones and medical conditions such as pregnancy, childbirth and menopause. Thin hair can be characterized as hair that lies flat, visibly exposes parts of the scalp and hair strands appear “stringy”, especially when wet.
Fortunately, the hair industry has addressed this issue by developing products to combat thinning hair and increase hair thickness, volume and density. Shampoos are considered one of the best product types to achieve this because over time with frequent usage, the mostly protein and oil ingredients swell up hair cuticles thus leading them to thicken the entire strand as hair grows.
Not all women are willing to constantly use shampoo which is why our beauty pros have collated a combination of products that are dry and wet and used during cleansing, conditioning or styling phase.
The preferred product for thinning hair, shampoos are known to target deep into the hair during the wash and thicken hair over time as a long term solution. Keep in mind shampoos, even daily usage products are meant to be use in moderation. Our beauty pros love the Kerastase range:
Fine and flat hair that’s lost most of its body and movement will appreciate this effective thickening agent shampoo from Kerastase. It boasts an Ampliflex System formula that thickens each hair fibre to restore its strength, firmness while boosting volume.
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This shampoo is safe to use daily and is designed for hair that has lost its thickness and lustre. It works to activate hair follicles to increase density, texture and weight. Hair has fullness and looks thicker once restored. As a bonus point this premium quality cleanser has the star ingredient we all look for in hair thickening and re-growth products – biotin.
A leave in conditioner works wonders to prep the hair by creating a suitable environment for the scalp to absorb and lock in product. The better the hair is conditioned, the more effective the thickening products will be.
An innovative treatment that has an unbelievable source ingredient- eyelash thickening and lengthening technology! This unique “body in a bottle” contains Oleanolic Acid which helps to strengthen hair density from the roots that gives full body and more bounce. No need for a wash out as this leave in conditioner can remain in the hair and help prevent hair ageing. As a bonus it offers heat protection and increases circulation on the scalp.
Dry products shine in the styling department when the aim is to maximize the volume of thin hair to achieve big bouncy hairstyles.
If an increase in hair structure is needed, then this mattifying spray powder has to be the go-to. It can be used be used between cleansing days for an equally fresh feel. The powder can be sprayed dry directly onto the scalp of thinning hair and left to dry or gently worked into hair with fingers. Thin hair is volumised, texturised and has some extra grip – perfect conditions for styling.
Hair styling fans can tap in to harness the volumising effect of this salon and stylist quality mousse loved by experts by L’Oréal Professionnel. It creates the classic boudoir style updo’s and maintain it with extra hold without making hair feel heavy. Thin hair can then be styled with maximised volume and body.
Thinning hair among women is an issue that can be solved by using a combination of products and monitoring personal health. Whilst the above products can’t fix health condition related hair thinness, they can alleviate the severity of thinness. They contain specialized ingredients and active technology to add weight, volume, density and body to hair. They can be applied at any preferred stage of the hair maintenance routine.
A top beauty pro tip to maintaining thicker hair and to prevent thin hair in future is to take care of your hair as if it’s part of your health too. Preventing and treating breakage (link to breakage article) when it’s noticed, avoiding over combing, applying heat protectants to prime hair before using heat styling tools.
*All products are available in the UAE only.
*Disclaimer: Products are recommended and not meant to treat diagnose or cure any condition. Consult nearest salon stylist for professional help.