Hair Loss Treatment Tips For Women
With three locations in Boston and the winner of 11 "Best of Boston" awards, Nick has tons of styling tips for thinning hair and told us that a woman's stylist is one of the best people to notice actual hair loss and broach the subject with her.
Women suffering from thinning or hair loss can still style their hair and look fabulous. When a hair dilemma like this crops up, it's time to seek out a professional hair guru. Nick Penna, owner and lead stylist of SalonCapri, knows exactly how to solve bad hair days before they even start. Check out his expert advice.
What about hair loss from using gels, wearing extensions or constant tension? What styles work to help hair recover from all of these?
I wouldn't say that gels cause hair loss, but certain extensions that are sewn into the scalp can sometimes tug at your roots. These extensions aren't great for weak hair. I also wouldn't recommend really tight, pulled back styles, which also put a lot of pressure on the hair follicle. To help hair recover from harsh styles, it is best to go with a shorter cut that has a lot of layers to conceal any patchy spots. With this option, new growth will not be a drastically different length than the rest of your hair.
Nick, should a woman still get her hair styled if she is losing hair?
Yes, a woman should definitely still get her hair styled if she is losing hair. Since stylists know the best tips and tricks to help make your hair look fuller and thicker, they can be great resources for you when it comes to cuts and colors, as well as at-home styling techniques.
Won't additional trimming and coloring make things worse?
Trimming and coloring can actually make things better. This is especially true for coloring, which can help hair appear thicker by expanding the hair shaft for added thickness in diameter. Coloring hair can make it look more multidimensional, giving the illusion of fullness.
Any dye jobs women with thinning hair should avoid?
Women with thinning hair should avoid very dark dye jobs because they often make hair loss more noticeable, since you can easily see the skin on the scalp. Also avoid significantly bleaching hair. This can cause major damage to the hair follicle. It is best to ask your stylist for a lighter shade or some multidimensional highlights to complement your skin.
What types of products help with thinning hair?
Certain brands have introduced products meant to address hair thinning. One of my favorite product lines is Kérastase and they recently launched the Densifique Collection. The line targets hair follicles for thicker and fuller hair and promises to deliver 1700 new hairs in three months, which is a significant improvement for those with hair loss.
Nick Penna tells us exactly what honest advice a stylist should offer to a client with thinning hair, coming soon.