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How to Hide Thinning Hair Naturally

How to Hide Thinning Hair Naturally

Believe it or not, hair loss occurs in women too. Many women are embarrassed and don’t talk about it because they think it is socially unacceptable. Hair thinning can also occur earlier in life due to stress, wearing a tight ponytail on a daily basis, or using harsh hair products and treatments as well.

 

What Is The Main Type of Hair Loss?

The most common type of hair loss occurs in postmenopausal women. As many as two-thirds suffer from thinning hair and bald spots, while at least one-third experience total hair loss (alopecia) at some point in their lives.

 

How Does Hair Grow?

Our hair grows in what are called anagen phases. Androgenic alopecia occurs when the anagen phase is shortened. In other words, hair loss occurs when your scalp sheds more hair than the amount that it grows.

 

What Can I Do About Hair Loss?

There are many complicated and expensive procedures available to solve this problem whether it be a wig, hair extensions, or a hair transplant. However, I understand that this is not an option for everyone. Therefore, I decided to share my favorite way to naturally hide thinning hair spots on a budget.

 

before and after covering hair loss

Photo by Flickr.

 

How to Use Dry Shampoo for Hair Loss

I suggest using a natural powder dry shampoo because fixatives in aerosol sprays can be harsh on fine hair, which will cause breakage and further hair loss. You may have also heard that you should avoid heat from blow dryers since it can damage your hair, but it actually helps expand the hair shaft and add volume. 

We created our takesumi detox overnight dry shampoo which are lightly-tinted in two shades to help easily blend into your hair. It is also a super lightweight powder formulation that won’t weigh down your hair unlike wet volumizers, hairsprays, or pomades and give it a natural hold. This is ideal to give the appearance that you have more hair, effortlessly.

 

blow drying hair to hide thinning hair

Photo by Wendy Wei.

 

A Step-by-Step Guide To Adding Volume To Hair

Here is a step-by-step process on how you can achieve voluminous hair to cover up hair thinning spots using only a few items: a round brush, a blow dryer, and a lightweight powder dry shampoo.

 

STEP 1: If hair is wet, wait until your hair is 60% dry before blow drying. If your hair is dry move on to STEP 2.

STEP 2: Using the low heat setting on your blow dryer to avoid heat damage, section the hair and use the round brush curling down and into the scalp to create the “hair bump”.

STEP 3: When your hair is 90% dry, you’ll get lasting volume by giving each section of your hair a shot of cold air (some people never use the cool button, but it can be handy in this instance) before taking the brush out.

STEP 4: Spray the dry shampoo onto multiple sections of the hair closest to the scalp. This will help hold the volume to last all day long.

 

Other Things to Keep In Mind

If you’re using this process with dry shampoo to conceal your hair loss, it’s important to wash your hair and scalp every second day since dry shampoo powder can suffocate your hair follicles. Since your hair is already quite delicate, remember to only use a small amount of product when you are washing your hair.

If you have any other suggestions on how to deal with thinning hair spots, we would love to hear from you.

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A Guide To Washing Your Hair Less

A Guide To Washing Your Hair Less

Does your hair look lacklustre and dry? Noticing dandruff and uncontrollable frizz? Do your roots get greasy at the end of the day? You may be shampooing your hair & scalp too often!

Over-washing your hair with shampoo can leave it weak and brittle because you are stripping your hair of its natural oils. This leads to your scalp going into oil production overload trying to replenish the oil that was stripped away thanks to sulfates in shampoo. The good news is you can actually train your hair to be less greasy, and I asked my stylist to share her top 4 tips that will help the transition:

 

START EXTENDING YOUR WASHES

If you wash your hair every day, try to make the switch and wash your hair every other day. As you extend the time between washes, your hair will gradually produce less and less oil as you are no longer stripping your strands of the natural and essential oils your scalp produces. If you continue to do this for the first few weeks, eventually you’ll notice that you will be able to last days until the next hair wash.

 

 

Tip on washing hair less

Photo by Lia Lubiana.

 

Here are a few tried-and-true tips from the kaia naturals® HQ, that has helped them train their hair to be less greasy:

 

TIP #1: USE DRY SHAMPOO THE NIGHT BEFORE

If you washed your hair this morning, spray your roots tonight with the overnight dry shampoo so you are able to skip tomorrow morning’s wash. This non-aerosol dry shampoo will help absorb oil sweat and odor while you’re sleeping as this is when your scalp produces the most oil. When you wake up on the second day, brush through your hair and your hair will feel fresh and clean as if it has just been washed.

 

Note: To avoid build-up and clogging your hair follicles, you will want to ensure that you are not packing on too much dry shampoo powder onto your scalp day after day. Always shampoo your hair the day after using dry shampoo. Avoid using dry shampoo more than once between shampoos.

 

TIP #2: CO-WASHING

If you want to rinse your hair and still get it wet, skip shampoo and instead, thoroughly rinse and massage your scalp and hair with warm (not hot) water. Apply conditioner to your ends and rinse. To read more on this method called co-washing, click here.

 

TIP #3: USE APPLE CIDER VINEGAR

If you are brave enough to go an extra day without washing your hair (Yes! You can do it!), try an apple cider vinegar hair rinse. Mix ¼ cup of apple cider vinegar with 1 cup water. Work it through your scalp and roots. Rinse well with warm water. ACV helps to restore the scalp’s pH levels and removes buildup without stripping them from its natural oils.

 

TIP #4: SCALP SCRUB

If you want to skip your next shampoo in the shower, instead try gently exfoliating your scalp with a salt scrub. A salt scrub is best used to help remove product buildup from dry shampoo or any other hair products and to slough away dead skin cells. Doing this at least once a week is also ideal to unclog any hair follicles that may be causing scalp pimples.

 

WHAT YOU NEED:

¼ cup of ground Himalayan pink salt

1 tbsp apple cider vinegar

1 tbsp coconut oil

5-10 drops of your favorite essential oil

 

Do you have any hair tips on not washing your hair daily? Please comment below!

 

Feature photo by Aline Cidral.

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