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.
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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.
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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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