Hair Care Tips

Hair Care and Styling Tips for Thinning Hair

Everyone experiences hair shedding (it’s completely normal to shed anywhere from 50 to 100 strands per day), but if you regularly lose clumps of hair or notice patchiness on your scalp, it could be hair loss or thinning. This can be caused by a lot of things – stress, hormone changes, side-effects from medicines.  Check out our other articles to learn more about causes, symptoms, and doctor-recommended solutions.

hair loss causes, symptoms, and solutions (link)

Though hair thinning is common in most people, certain hairstyles and an effective fine haircare routine can help give your hair a thicker appearance.

Using the Right Shampoo and Conditioner

Our Top Pick

PURA D’OR Original Gold Label Shampoo and Deep Moisturizing Conditioner

Though the underlying causes of hair loss include hormonal changes, genetics, and even traumatic events, healthy hair usually begins with a healthy scalp, so using a specially-formulated shampoo for thinning hair can help improve scalp conditions that contribute to hair loss. While there’s no need to stress if you only see minor shedding in your hairbrush or shower drain, the best shampoo for thinning hair can help boost volume and thickness in most hair types. Shampoos are not a magical fix for your hair so don’t think that trying any shampoo alone will be your fix.  That being said, it is an important part of the hair-growth process because they work externally to nourish and moisturize the scalp and strands.  Some can contain ingredients that can increase blood flow to the follicle or decrease DHT (the hormone associated with hair loss) on the scalp.

No over-the-counter shampoo can fix or cure hair thinning—you’ll need to see a dermatologist for a professional diagnosis and treatment. Still, a hair-thinning shampoo can help minimize the appearance of hair loss (hi, volumizing agents) and also help soothe scalp conditions that may be contributing to hair-thinning problems (see: dandruff, dry skin, and psoriasis).
We personally have a few we like but this one is one of our favorites.  It will thicken and strengthen your hair while making it feel silky smooth and smell great.

Using a Silk or Satin Pillowcase

Our Top Pick

Fishers Finery 25mm 100% Pure Mulberry Silk Pillowcase

Both options will have minimal effect on your actual hair quality, but if you want to maximize your efforts, they are worth trying.  Silk and satin pillowcases are also very comfortable!

Silk pillowcases help prevent dust mites, mold, and other allergens because silk is natural hypoallergenic. Satin is a type of weave and can be made from a blend of few different fibers (silk, polyester, etc.). Satin pillowcases are typically much cheaper than silk.  While both silk and satin are both better at heat-regulation than cotton, silk tends to remain cooler for longer.  However, silk is not as easy to clean as satin which is a major drawback since silk is more expensive.

All that said, the beauty benefits, as far as friction, tugging, and moisture preservation, are similar for both materials.

Give Yourself a Good Blowout!

A good blow out is something that is easily achieved at home if you have the right products!  Research is king when styling your own hair at home, a good YouTube tutorial will help you get started.  With some practice, you can start achieving a salon-styled look right at home.  It is important to know your hair and research which products would benefit your hair type the most.

Just remember, moderation is key with all things.  You don’t want products that will overly dry out your hair since that will cause damage long-term.  Make sure to research the difference between ionic blow dryers and ceramic ones.  It will also help if you shop around for a good heat-protectant – one that not only works great but smells great too.  And of course, a good brush will take you a long way!

Our Top Picks

HOT TOOLS Pro Artist Tourmaline 2000 Turbo Hair Dryer

OGX Protecting + Silk Blowout

T3 Volume Round Hair Brush Ceramic-Coated Barrel

And, of course, Using Hair Building Fibers

We have talked a lot about the upsides of using hair building fibers and how it can give your hair instant density.  Although they won’t grow hair, they can help you with your hair confidence or just looking your best for a photoshoot, meeting, date, or even just going out. Hair building fibers are used by actors, models, and hair stylists every day to give hair the instant appearance of thickness. Hair fibers are not all made equally so it’s important to know the difference between hair other hair fiber brands.

Learn more about Elite Hair Fibers

Check out more Elite Hair Fibers results

Elite Hair Fibers are all-natural and cruelty-free. They are wind and water resistant (seriously there is a TikTok of us using a leaf-blower to see how they hold up) but Elite Hair Fibers will come out with shampoo in the shower.  It will not stain clothes or bedding, and it will not drip if you are sweating. Most importantly, our Elite Hair Fibers will not harm your hair.  We have several esteemed hair transplant doctors that back our products!

*All product pricing listed are at the time of publication

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *