Hair thinning isn’t pleasant but it doesn’t have to be as bad as it feels right now. There are two ways to attack this problem, one is to cover it up with some cute extensions and the other is to create an environment to regrow hair. We reached out to two experts to explain how to hide thinning hair in the front for all you women out there. Read their expert advice below!
Cover It Up With Extensions
Julia Venturin, hair extensions expert and affiliate marketing coordinator at Luxy Hair recommends extensions to mask thinning. “Luxy Hair extensions are a great way for adding thickness to thin and fine hair, without causing any damage to your natural hair or hindering hair growth in the meantime. Our Seamless Collection is bound with silicone rather than fabric, which means that the base of the weft is 50% thinner than our Classic wefts. This ensures that the wefts lay totally flat against your head so that your thin hair can glide easily over and hide them,” she explains.
Find Your Extension Safe Zone
A very important step when clipping in your extensions is figuring out what your ‘safe zone’ is. This is the area on your head where the clips will not be seen. Usually, for fine hair, the safe zone is anywhere below the line of your eyebrows. “Draw an imaginary circle around your head from one eyebrow to another; anywhere below that circle is where your wefts are going to be clipped in. Sometimes, you won’t need to use all the wefts, and that’s absolutely okay. If you’re struggling to find space on your head for all the wefts, there is a good chance that you don’t need to use all of them. Figure out which sequence works with what wefts, and only use those,” Julia notes.
One of the best things about extensions is how they can immediately give you your confidence back. “Once your extensions are clipped in, you will notice the difference right away in how much longer and thicker your hair feels. If you are dealing with hair thinning, you might have noticed that you have more hair at the bottom of your head rather than at the top,” continues Julia. “This is due to the thinness of your natural hair. To make the blend look more natural, it’s a great idea to lightly tease your hair at the crown to add some volume to match the rest of your hair. This will give an overall harmonious, voluminous look.”
Opt for a Hair Thickener
BosleyMD-certified trichologist Gretchen Friese suggests another path to hide thinning hair in the front. “Hiding hair loss in the front of the head can be challenging for any woman,” she admits. “Depending on the amount of scalp that is visible a haircut with fringe can be helpful. Also, using colored hair fibers like the BosVolumize Hair Thickening Fibers can camouflage the issue.”
Thinning prevention comes down to a haircare routine that focuses on creating a healthy scalp environment. “The BosleyMD line of products is a great option for this. They have a complete line of products including supplements and minoxidil treatments to help regrow hair,” Gretchen says, nothing that aside from literally treating the problem at the root, focusing on a healthy diet and stress management is also very important to keep a healthy head of hair.
“Women lose hair from all over their head (called diffuse hair loss) that starts at the part line. The hair at the temples may also recede in women,” she explains of a typical thinning pattern.
Talk to a Physician
If you’re experiencing hair loss, she explains that hair loss in the front of the hair is usually hormone-related. “I would recommend seeing a doctor to rule out any thyroid issues. And use a product like the BosleyMD Healthy Hair & Scalp Follicle Energizer or the Hair Regrowth Treatment with Minoxidil to fill in the area.”
Ultimately, there are many reasons for hair loss, and finding the reason can help you address the problem. Gretchen says that hormonal changes like menopause or childbirth, stress/trauma, illness, changes in diet, and medications can also encourage hair thinning. “Other underlying issues can trigger hair loss and sometimes a visit to a doctor to rule out something like an autoimmune problem or vitamin deficiency can be very helpful and I often recommend starting there.”