This post was developed in partnership with Women’s Rogaine®. All opinions are my own.
Hair, it’s one of our favorite aspects,we can style it to shape our face, we can create a magnificent up do for holiday parties and nights out, it’s one of our main features and we all want our hair to look great. When hair starts thinning or if you have naturally thin hair, it can be hard to add that extra volume that you want and it can also make it feel lifeless and hard to manage. I recently learned a few facts about thin hair and why our hair might not grow fast or thick, there are some things that can hold our hair back from reaching it’s full potential and beauty, celebrity stylist Jill Crosby has some great advice to share.
Thinning hair is common, more common than you may think, you are not alone, more than 1 in 4 women experience thinning hair and there are different kinds of causes for thinning hair, sometimes it can even be hereditary. We all need some “Hairapy” every now and then, check out these great tips.
Tips for Styling Thin Hair
Embrace styling tools – “You can use all of the same tools and techniques, just with less heat and less tension. The key here is gentle. Ask your salon stylist to ease up on the heat and tension, and use a light touch with towels and hairbrushes at home.” – Jill Crosby
Switch up your part – “Experiment with flipping your part to the opposite side. By adding a little texture spray to the roots you can get a new voluminous flip started. Or try a look without a defined part – sometimes with fine hair parts can expose too much scalp.” – Jill Crosby
Talk about thinning hair with your stylist – “Don’t be afraid to bring up any hair concerns with your stylist! We’ve heard it all – especially when it comes to thinning hair – and we’ll help you navigate the journey to hair regrowth. I personally recommend Women’s Rogaine® 5% Minoxidil Foam to my clients as an easy, over-the-counter product that works.” – Jill Crosby
My grandmother suffered from hereditary hair loss, her hair started thinning first and back in the day there wasn’t too much knowledge on how to regrow hair and thicken it up again. She always had a hairdresser come to her home and cut her hair, it was more of a personal thing than anything but nowadays there ARE options! Knowing the early signs of hereditary hair loss can help out a lot, some signs include –
Thinning Hair – hair loses volume and density over time
Hair Shedding – increased hair accumulation in shower, pillow, and hair brush. Most people lose between 50-100 hairs a day, which is considered normal hair loss; a consistent loss of 150 hairs a day is considered significant hair loss. If hair loss is sudden or patchy, consult a medical professional.
Widening part or visible scalp – increased scalp visibility is a definite sign of hair loss.
If your hair is left untreated, hair thinning can worsen over time, women can lose approximately one-sixth of their hair density over a period of 10 years.
Women’s Rogaine® 5% Minoxidil Foam is the first and only FDA-approved, once daily application hair regrowth treatment for the scalp exclusively for women experiencing hereditary hair loss. The treatment contains 5% minoxidil, the ONLY ingredient FDA-approved to regrow hair in women.
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