Just because your locks are starting to look a bit thin on top doesn’t mean you should give up on your barnet altogether. Why? Because even though there aren’t many quick remedies that’ll reverse the shedding, there are at least a few solutions and products that will add some much-needed volume and definition to your hair.
To give you the best chance of fighting the recede, we spoke to Jonny Harris of The Belgravia Centre, one of the UK’s leading hair loss clinics, in order to find out what dome-friendly habits you should be adopting and what the best products for thinning hair really are. You can thank us later.
Run towards a bigger barnet...
The issue: “Most people are aware of the links between stress and hair loss, but many don’t know that this isn’t simply confined to people who feel stressed out. Stress comes in many forms – not getting enough sleep, smoking and obesity. These can cause the body to divert resources away from non-critical functions, including the hair growth cycle.”
The solution: “The best way to avoid hair loss from these types of issues is to maintain a healthy lifestyle with regular exercise, rest and a balanced diet.”
GJ recommends: Investing in the best sports gear will inspire you to pound the pavement.
Nike HyperDry Breathe Tee
Under Armour Vanish Shell Shorts
Wash away the anxiety...
The issue: “If you start to notice more hair falling out in the shower, don’t be tempted to stop washing your hair or wash it less often. We all lose around 100 hairs per day as a normal part of hair growth. These shed hairs need to go somewhere and though it may seem that you’re losing more hair when washing or brushing it, it may simply be these falling to the ground.”
The solution: “We recommend washing your hair a minimum of once or twice a week in order to keep the scalp clean and healthy. Thinning hair also looks fuller when it’s freshly washed.”
GJ recommends: Stock your bathroom with products that will give your follicles some extra flourish. Opt for a volumising shampoo to give more definition to your coiffure, or a light thickening product that’ll plump the hair and stop it from falling flat.
Sachajuan thickening shampoo
Baxter of California daily fortifying shampoo
Aēsop volumising shampoo
Style it out...
The issue: “Wet-look products can cause the hair to look thinner by exposing more of the scalp.”
The solution: “There are certain hairstyles and concealer products, such as microfibres, that can be used to help hide a receding hairline or thinning crown.”
GJ recommends: Invest in a light, matte product in order to give your hair a fuller look. It won’t add any extra weight, and will avoid clumping strands together (something that exposes balder areas).
Pankhurst moulding cream
Patricks M1 matte finish
American Crew fiber
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