1. Shampoo and Condition Your Hair Only When Dirty
First of all you have to protect the hair that is left. Any strategy you employ to hide thinning hair and hair loss must not cause further damage, and hopefully can even help limit it.
Whether your hair loss is hereditary or sudden, a special shampoo designed to fortify weak hair and protect the fragile regrowth is your best option. Because fine hair gets dirtier faster, people with fine-textured hair need to shampoo more frequently, even though fine hair breaks more easily. So the formula of the shampoo they use is particularly important. One that can protect the weak hair shaft while stimulating the scalp so that the blood gets flowing to the roots and hair follicles is especially helpful. Try Rene Furterer’s “Forticia” stimulating shampoo
2. Use Volumizing Products
First of all, many volume-building hair products contain paraffin, which is beeswax. That’s not good for hair, because it builds up and can make hair break. I would not recommend their use on even very healthy hair. Stay away from drugstore products and from any product that is not specifically formulated for weakened or thinning hair. Protect what you’ve got!
Volumizing products sold in salons do a great job, and help hide thinning hair and hair loss. The ingredients are a lot more technology forward, are much better for your hair and will keep it healthy. They are also far more effective. They won’t weigh hair down, and they won’t damage it. Minardi Root Lift, for example, can be applied at the root area for support. You can try products likeVolumea by Rene Furterer for example, which actually plumps the hair shaft. If you want to support weakened hair structure, then use the TONUCIA line by Rene Furterer which is my own personal favorite. I don’t have thinning hair and I intend to keep it that way, so I use this product every time I blow dry.
3. Color Your Hair to Disguise Hair Loss
Coloring your hair not only covers grey roots (which make your hair look even thinner), it also gives your hair body and volume, by making the hair coarser thus increasing the diameter of each hair shaft. It is a great way to hide thinning hair and hair loss. However, and this is important, you should consult with your hairstylist on this. Since hair loss has more than one cause, it is important to choose the kind of hair color, semi permanent or permanent, based on the reason for your hair loss.
If your hair loss is due to medications then your hair has been weakened, causing it to break or fall out. Semi-permanent color is good in this case, because it does not contain “ammonia” or peroxide. It will not damage hair, but will still give it body and volume.
If your hair is fine-textured, either semi-permanent or permanent color is fine, as long as it is professionally applied. Colored hair can easily get over-processed, which damages it, causing further hair loss. So talk to your colorist about the least damaging color and process you can use in order to get results
4. Find a Style That Suits Fine Hair
Blow dryers should not be a problem, even if you have fine hair, so a style that you can easily blow dry (using volumizing product) is the way to go. The idea is to mask hair loss without causing further damage.
Any hair styles that require more drastic heat, like a flat iron or curling iron, will make things worse in the end. Direct heat can cause damage and breakage and make your hair even thinner. Likewise processes that utilize very strong chemicals like curl-relaxing products are a “no-no” for fine hair. And stay away from hair extensions, which are already getting a bad reputation for destroying perfectly fine head’s of hair
5. Get a Permanent Wave
Now I know I just warned you off of strong chemicals, so I suggest this particular strategy with some reservation. Permanent waves can help give volume to fine-textured hair but, hair must be healthy, not dry or brittle. Only a gentle body wave is advised, because tighter waves can damage the hair. Because chemicals in permanent waves are harsh, a permanent wave should be only a last resort for fine-haired people. And again, make sure a professional stylist gives you your permanent wave, so that hair is not damaged. Friends do not let friends put harsh chemicals in their hair!