How To Hide Thinning Hair
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How To Hide Thinning Hair

People experience hair loss and thinning for a number of different reasons. Sometimes it’s down to genetics or hormone fluctuations. It is also a common side effect of cancer treatments like chemotherapy. Regardless of the cause, hair thinning is not something you have to put up with. Find out how to hide thinning hair with these tips.

How to hide thinning hair with a hairstyle

Men and women alike can hide thinning hair with the right style. Take a look at some of these options for cutting and styling your thinning hair.

Have layers cut in

If you have medium to long hair that’s fine or thinning, get your hairdresser to cut in some layers. Layering the hair will give it more body and volume, so no one will notice that it’s a little on the thin side. Layering is something any hairdresser can do for you.

Create volume with a blow dryer

Another great way to hide thinning and create volume is to blow dry your hair upside down. This may sound rather odd but it pulls the hair away from the scalp and gives it a fuller finish. Using Velcro rollers or a volume-adding mousse will also give the hair more oomph!

You can also try blow drying your hair with a round brush, making sure to gently pull it away from the scalp at the roots. Try not to blowdry your hair too often or at too high a heat, as this can worsen hair thinning.

Use hair gel

For those who prefer to wear their hair shorter, use hair gel to create the pompadour style. The pompadour look is modern, stylish, and easy to achieve. Best of all, it can conceal those thinning spots around your crown.

Experiment with a new parting

If you have a little extra time in the morning, try experimenting with a new parting. Changing from a centre to a side parting or even a zig zag parting may help you to cover up any bald patches and make your hair look thicker. It will take some getting used to but it’s a great way to achieve a new look without spending a fortune!

Deep side partings are currently very fashionable and look particularly great on those with long hair. Try parting your hair at the side and then sweeping it back into a messy ponytail. It’s one of those hairstyles that will look perfect whether you’re heading to the office or out with friends.

Add waves and texture

Adding a few waves to your hair and using a texturising spray will give your hair a gorgeous beachy look and hide its thinness. If you’re worried about using heat on your hair, try sleeping in loose plaits or gently scrunching the hair whilst damp instead.

Ask your hairdresser

If you’re not so great when it comes to styling your hair, ask your hairdresser if there are any simple tricks they can teach you to help you hide thinning. Most hairdressers will be more than happy to help you and will be able to suggest a style you love.

Products and hair accessories to hide thinning hair

You don’t need to go to the salon or use heat styling products to hide your thinning hair. Sometimes a new accessory or the right product is all you need.


Bandanas and headscarves are great for hiding patches on top of your scalp. They’re also highly versatile, so you can wear them however you like to hide your thinning hair.

Headbands and clips

Many women use statement accessories like headbands, clips, and bows to conceal their thinning hair. They’ll draw the attention away from any thinning you have and leave you looking and feeling wonderful.

Hair fibres

Hair fibres are popular with anyone who wants to achieve a thicker, fuller head of hair. Simply shake these fibres onto your hair and massage them in. Experience a fuller-looking hairstyle until your next wash.

How to avoid thinning hair

Thinning hair is usually caused by genetics, stress, hormone imbalances, illness or medication. As a result, thinning hair can’t always be avoided — but there are things you can do to prevent it getting worse.

  • Don’t overbrush your hair — this can cause breakage and damage to your hair strands
  • Limit sun exposure — too much sunlight can dry out your hair, leading to frazzled frizzy locks
  • Avoid heat styling — hairdryers, straighteners and curling tongs can all cause thin, brittle hair
  • Nourish your hair — eat well, exercise daily, and treat your hair well to keep it healthy for as long as possible

Other ways to thicken your hair

If you want to do more than just hide your thinning hair, there are steps you can take to actively thicken your tresses. Topical solutions like Minoxidil are proven to thicken your hair, as well as certain hair thickening shampoos.

A hair loss consultant can also recommend treatments like vitamin infusion therapy, laser hair therapy and other medications to give you thicker hair with volume and bounce. And if you want to restore your thinning or lost hair for good, hair transplants are a fantastic option.

Find out more about hair regrowth treatments available at the Wimpole Clinic.

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