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Genetics and growing older play a large part in how the body changes. In men, thinning hair and hair loss, or alopecia, can be caused by one or more of these factors. Luckily, there are tips and tricks to reduce thinning hair and to make thin hair look and feel fuller.
If you have thinning hair or are experiencing hair loss, these tips and tricks could help you.
Don't Overdo It
Washing hair is essential for proper hygiene. Massaging your scalp can improve hair growth also. However, washing too often or scrubbing too hard can damage hair and cause breakage, which adds to the thinning and loss of hair.
Thinning hair can be attributed to a poor diet. Hair is made of proteins, so adding high-protein foods and supplements can help repair damage. Vitamins also help improve hair health by filling any holes in your diet.
Keep It Short
Many men want to hide their thinning hair and receding hairline. Don't opt for a toupee or try the "comb-over." These attract more attention to missing locks and don't do much to hide the problem. Instead, keep it short in a style like a buzzcut. It looks natural and reduces the appearance of receding hairlines and hair loss.
The hair on your head may be thinning, but your facial hair doesn't always suffer the same loss. Growing a beard, mustache, or a goatee that is well groomed can avert attention from thinning hair.
Stress is a part of life, but too much of it has terrible consequences. Along with causing premature grey hair, it can also lead to the thinning and loss of hair. Find ways to relax, like yoga, exercise, or having a guys' night out. Reducing stress can help reduce thinning hair.
There are products available to help thinning hair look fuller. Shampoos, conditioners, gels, and waxes that add volume can help hair look thicker. Using these products regularly help strengthen hair and can even increase hair growth. Styling products should be used in moderation. Too much leaves hair oily and leads to extra washing, which you now know can cause problems.
Color It Thick
A permanent coloring treatment can thicken strands, giving volume and body to hair. Semi-permanent colors work well because they are not as harsh, and still give volume.
Blow It Up
Allowing hair to air-dry leaves it looking flat and thin. Blowing it dry with a hair dryer can make hair look fuller. Tousle with your fingers while blowing dry and add some pomade to your 'do. Avoid combing or brushing, as it makes hair flat and dull-looking.
When all these tips and tricks seem to fall short, there is always the option of shaving it off. This decision shouldn't be made quickly and will take some consideration. But if you see no other answer, shaving your head can keep thinning hair from being visible.
Thinning hair and hair loss may be an unfair part of getting older, but it doesn't have to be a death sentence for your hairdo. These tips and tricks can help your hair look, feel, and even grow thicker and fuller.
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