If you are in your thirties or forties, chances are you’ve already felt your hair thining, which results in fewer, smaller and weaker hair strands. There are many reasons why your hair volume is decreasing. Some of the most common causes are:
- Poor nutrition. Your body is not receiving the sufficient amount of vitamins, minerals or protein.
- Hereditary-pattern baldness (or androgenic alopecia) is a natural condition caused by a combination of genetics, hormone levels and the aging process.
- Constantly having high stress levels, which pushes a large number of hair follicles into a resting phase.
- Medication. Certain prescribed drugs may have toxic components to the hair follicles, interrupting their normal growth cycle (anticoagulants, beta blockers, antidepressants and others).
- Certain medical conditions. Such as diabetes, thyroid disorders, and alopecia areata.
Regardless of the cause for your hair thinning or falling out, don’t get discouraged! Seeing some parts of your scalp through your hair doesn’t necessarily mean it’s time to give up and shave it. It time to get the best out of your hair and today we will tell you how you can mask thining hair, bald spots, or balding edges.
So, how do I make my hair look thicker?
In order to obtain a fuller-looking mane, these tricks may come in handy:
- Get a short haircut
Avoid growing longer hair, as the contrast between the top of your head and the thicker sides will make thinning even more noticeable. When going to the barbershop, ask for a short haircut, such as an undercut or high fade paired with a buzz cut, crew cut, or side part.
- Grow facial hair
If you are one of those men blessed with a great beard, don’t hesitate to take advantage of it! Along the right haircut, a neatly trimmed and shaped short or medium beard is a perfect option to draw focus away from your thining top and overall obtain a more balanced look.
- Use the right products
When styling your hair, try not to use products that cause your hair to clump together, as this will only enhance the scalp exposure (like thick gel or wax). Instead, you might want to choose light styling creams to help your hair stay in place without separation. Another alternative would be the usage of medication, such as minoxidil or biotin supplements.
- Get Hair Biostimulation Therapy
Hair biostimulation with enriched blood cells is a painless procedure in which a high concentration of platelets from plasma cells (founded in the blood) is injected directly into the scalp to help promote hair growth and thickness. It is recommended to get these injections periodically for better results (the schedule will depend on your genetics, pattern, age, and hormones).