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August 13, 2018

How-To: Style, Prevent, and Treat Thinning Hair

Embrace It

Having thinning hair or a balding head isnt the end of the world. There are plenty of styling tricks that you can incorporate into your routine to get the most out of the hair you do have left. Most peoples go-to is to simply shave it offbut usually those with thinning hair can get away with more minimal hairstyles like a buzz or crew cut (note: please avoid the combover at all costs). The next step in taking advantage of what you have left is using the right products. Our favorite barber, Tony Jimenez of NYCs Tony's, suggests using a thickening paste or a texturizing spray like Baxter of California Clay Effect Style Spray. Not only will it add more volume, but it will also add lift and separation for a fuller look, he says.

Prevent It

As with most things in life, prevention is key. One of the easiest ways you can hinder hair loss is by regularly stimulating your scalp. Daily scalp massages in the shower can help boost blood circulation, which in turn promotes hair growth. Another way is by using a gentle, sulfate-free cleanser that doesnt wash away your scalp's natural oils. Our pick is Davines Naturaltech Energizing Shampoo - For Fragile or Thinning Hair, which taps caffeine, a natural scalp stimulator that also promotes cell growth.

Salvage It

If youre a little late to the game, dont get too worried: there are still options, some of which can actually aid in hair regrowth. Using the DHT Blocker Shampoo from hims can put a halt to hair loss and thinning. The shampoo contains a blend of ingredients that work to block DHT production, one of the main culprits behind hair loss, while also thickening hair and adding volume over time. Try pairing it with their Handsome Vitamins for bonus points. They'll help to add a layer of good-for-your-hair essentials.

Author

Alexis Bridenbaugh