If your hair is thinning out, you might be worried about caring for it. Thinning hair is a natural part of aging for some people, and it is totally natural. However, if you are worried about caring for your hair and keeping it healthy, there are a number of ways to care for thinning hair. Below, we will discuss haircare tips for thinning locks, as well as styling tips.

Why Hair Thins

Hair can thin for a number of different reasons. If you are genetically predisposed to hair thinning, your hair will likely be healthy as it thins. Thinning from severe hair damage, such as over-bleaching or excessive heat treatment, your hair may require a little more TLC. Other causes of hair thinning may include illness or medication side effects. Depending on how your hair thins, it may still be healthy and strong. Your doctor can help you best understand why you are showing signs of hair loss. Your hair stylist can help you assess if your hair is still healthy.

Coloring for Hair Loss

If your hair is thinning, but is still healthy, you may want to consider coloring it to minimize visual hair loss. This is a common way for both men and women to address thinning hair. It is important to use professional hair coloring for this, as you do not want to damage your hair further by overprocessing. Products without ammonia or peroxide are best for thinner hair. Your stylist can help you choose a color that works best for your hair style and type.

Volumizing Products and Thinning Hair

While volumizing products seem like a good counteragent to thinning locks, you have to be careful of what you use. Most store-bought volumizers use paraffin, a waxy substance made from petroleum or shale. Unfortunately, it is not good for hair, and the build-up of paraffin wax can cause breakage. Most volumizing products sold in hair salons are lighter and paraffin-free. These don’t weigh down the hair, which would cause damage. Ask your stylist for suggestions on volumizing products that won’t cause breakage.

Shampooing and Conditioning Your Hair

Keeping hair clean is important to keeping it healthy and full. It may seem scary to wash your hair as you are thinning out. More hair around the shower drain can be daunting. But finer, thinner hair gets dirtier faster. Because of this, you will likely need to wash it more often. Use gentle shampoos and conditioners that are less likely to damage hair.

Avoid Heat-Styling

Flat irons and curling irons can damage hair greatly, and lead to extra breakage. Avoid using heated styling tools. Blow dryers should be all right, but avoid using high-temperature settings.

Perms and Thinning Hair

If your locks are still healthy, a perm is a great way to add volume to your thinning hair. A gentle body wave treatment can be a great way to style your hair without causing excess damage. Otherwise, tighter waves can damage hair. Because perm chemicals can be harsh, this is only recommended if you have healthier hair. Your stylist can help you determine if your hair is healthy enough to perm.

Ooh La La specializes in a variety of hairstyle techniques to help you find the right look for you. Book a time with one of our professional hairstylists today. Contact us or call 718-727-2694 today.