Although disguising thinning hair is not a permanent solution, it can help reduce the appearance of thinning hair and give your self-esteem a boost. It is important to feel good about yourself, as negative emotions and stress could actually worsen your condition. Fortunately, there are numerous things you can do to disguise thinning hair. 

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Add volume. You have several options when it comes to creating volume. Choose shampoos formulated to add body. Root booster products also help disguise the appearance of thinning hair. Look for shampoos and conditioners formulated to thicken the hair shaft. Your hair will appear denser in thinning areas and make the problem less noticeable. 

It is a good idea to use organic products. Natural hair loss prevention techniques can keep your follicles as healthy as possible.  The less you use harsh chemicals on your scalp, the better it is for your follicles. 

Layered medium to short length hairstyles add volume and hide any thinning areas. Choose a style that frames your face and accentuates your facial features. Long bangs and flipping the ends of your hair will also produce a face-framing effect. 

Use a comb to part your hair in a zigzag line. It will reduce the appearance of thinning hair. Highlights often work as well. If you have dark hair, highlights can lighten portions of your hair, lessening the contrast between your hair color and your scalp.  

Some women like to add volume with extensions and perms. However, depending on the attachment method, extensions can cause trauma to your follicles. Moreover, harsh chemicals in perms often accelerate the thinning effect.   

Disguise Thinning Hair with Accessories & Makeup

Accessories, such as earrings and necklaces, can detract attention from your thinning hair. Scarves also work. Avoid wearing accessories, like as hair pins, as they tend to draw attention to your thinning areas. 

The right makeup colors can also draw attention away from thinning areas. A person is either warm or cool. Choosing your makeup according to your color type can draw attention to your face and away from your head.  

Disguising Thinning Hair in Men

Nothing disguises thinning hair in men more than a military cut. Spikes and short waves also make thinning hair appear thicker. However, if short spikes and military hair cuts are not for you, consider a shag (shaggy) hairstyle. This type of cut consists of longer layers at the bottom with shorter layers on top. 

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In addition, a mustache or beard will detract attention away from a receding hairline and balding areas.  

There are numerous factors that can lead to thinning hair. Such factors include heredity, nutrition, vitamin and mineral deficiencies, hormonal imbalances and prolonged stress. Underlying health conditions such as anemia, thyroid disorders, absorption problems and cancer also contribute to thinning hair. If you have started losing strands, disguising your thinning hair can help you feel good about yourself while you find a permanent solution to your problem. 

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