7 Ways to Make Thinning Hair Look Great [SLIDESHOW]

Posted 11/09/11 at 12:00PM by Charli Schuler

As someone who's always had a relatively thick, healthy head of hair, hair loss wasn't even on my radar. I mean, sure, I knew that it was an issue many men and women contend with. But happily, I'd never had any personal dealings with it. Then a friend -- a contemporary in her thirties -- began regaling me with her thinning hair tales of woe and I learned that hair loss can hit you out of left field at pretty much any age. Swell. Something else to fret about.

To get an understanding of why this happens (and keep myself from freaking out for no reason), I consulted the folks over at Nioxin. It turns out that there are many causes of hair loss, from genetics and diet to severe stress and changes in our environment. While it's normal to lose 50 to 100 individual strands of hair a day, or to lose hair after pregnancy, it's worth seeing a doctor if you experience the following: excessive dryness, flakiness or oiliness of the scalp, patchy spots of hair loss, or excessive facial or body hair. You may also, as was the case with my friend, notice a wider part, thinning on the side of the head, or a smaller ponytail than usual.

Even once you've diagnosed the problem, it can take a very long time for your hair to return to its fuller state -- and for some, it never will. So what's a girl to do about styling her thinning strands? Here are some great tips from Nioxin Stylist Design Team member Diane Stevens, owner of Cole Stevens salon in Washington, D.C., and celebrity stylist Anthony Morrison from TLC's "Glam Squad: 10 Years Younger.

See the best ways to cut and style thinning hair now.
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1-6 of 6 Comments

  • Posted by EricaF123 on 12/29/12 at 05:12pm

    Thanks

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  • Posted by beautybody on 03/25/12 at 09:52pm

    I am scared to lose my hair like my grandmother.

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  • Posted by powerwoman033 on 03/15/12 at 10:17am

    My 32 year old sister's hair is baby fine and more than thin after having been a brittle diabetic for over 20 years. I will have to pass these tips on to her. As for me, I lose the average amount of hair for most women but, I will say, my hair is certainly not as thick as it used to be. I really hope it does not turn into more of a problem the future! :(

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  • Posted by LipglossandSpandex on 12/01/11 at 10:45pm

    I seem to shed a ton, but still seem to have a decent amount of hair on my head. I'm worried that eventually, my hair is going to start thinning out though.

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  • Posted by kiley_marie on 11/22/11 at 08:50am

    Hmm.. thanks! My hair's a pain

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  • Posted by grass on 11/17/11 at 11:38pm

    We use coconut oil here in Philippines for a luxurious and thicker hair.. This techqnique has been handed down to us for generations now and it works.

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