You are not alone if you have fine
hair. Many of us do! A few simple rules will enable you to make
the most of your hair and generally trick everyone else into thinking
that you have more hair than you do. The finer your hair, the
closer the rules should be adhered to, but at the end of the day
there is no substitute for the personal advice of a good hairdresser.
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- Blunt or one-length shapes work
better than layers as they create the illusion of thickness
in the ends. Check out our page devoted tp the bob - the ultimate one length shape for fine hair.
- Don't attempt to grow your hair
too long. The longer it gets the more spindly it becomes.
- Choose from the many shampoos and conditioners that are designed to add volume and give fullness they won't make you lift off just give that added bit of guts fine hair needs.
- Put conditioners onto the lengths
and ends of your hair rather than the roots. Then you won't weigh your hair down this way.
- Don't avoid conditioner as it
will help prevent split
and breakage that will make your hair look finer. You may feel
that they weigh the hair down, the real reason for this is because
you are using the wrong type for your hair. Many of the spray leave in type of conditioner are idea for finer hair as they are weightless.
- Permanently colouring and even highlighting or bleaching your hair will have the added advantage of thickening your hair because it swells each hair.
For some great haircuts for fine hair check this out.
thinning factors unique to women:
Childbirth and Menopause These life changes can cause hormonal
swings in women, often having a temporary or sometimes permanent
effect on healthy-looking hair. When combined with environmental
pollution, changing nutritional habits and a more active lifestyle,
the threat to a healthy-looking head of hair is often magnified.
- Too much of a good thing colouring, highlighting, permanent waving
and relaxing your hair can be very drying to the scalp and hair,
resulting in thin-looking hair. Rigourous hair brushing, and
styling, rough scalp massaging, pulling, twisting, and braiding
hair too tight (including improperly applied hair extentions),
often cause temporary or even permanent damage.
- Female genetic thinning you may think only men loose their hair as they age but you would be wrong.
- Low iron or anemia is common to many women but did you know it is also a factor in thinning hair.
factors unique to men:
body building can cause a peak in testosterone levels therefore
increasing the opportunity for increased levels of DHT
usage can cause a hormonal imbalance. These artificial hormone
level changes can be a catalyst for thinning hair.
We have checked
out a number of options for thin and thinning hair, but few really
stand up to the test. One of the very best is Nioxin, a non-drug
based system for thinning hair. This is what hairdressers are
recommending to their clients and you can try it out to
see its effects as there is a special offer running at most Price
Attack outlets across Australia.
Fact - 44% of
all men and 48% of all women describe their hair as fine....almost
half of the population.