We often hear about receding hairlines in men, but did you know women can suffer from them too? According to studies, about 40% of women have some sort of visible hair loss by the age of 40. Most hair loss is due to genetics and diet, but haircare can also play a part.
We wanted to get to the root (no pun intended) of what to do when hair loss and a receding hairline occur. We reached out to the professionals and were thrilled to talk to Ghanima Abdullah, a cosmetologist at therighthairstyles.com. She recommends these tips for redheads suffering from a receding hairline:
1. Treat the hair gently
If your hairline is receding, you’ll need to care for the area and treat it gently. No more tight ponytails and updos that pull your hair up. The hair in the front naturally grows downwards, so it’s a good time to find a new hairstyle that will accommodate that.
Tip: Parting your hair in the center or using a curved side part will help disguise thinning.
2. Don’t give up
Don’t assume that because your hairline is thinning all hope is gone. Use an all-natural hair growth serum* on your scalp at night and you’ll notice in a month or so that the area is getting small baby hairs or getting thicker. It can be difficult to get accustomed to using a product every day, but keep it up until your hairline is back the way you want it.
3. Hair fibers
Another option for disguising a receding hairline, or other hair loss is hair fibers.
“Hair fibers are a mixture of keratin and plant fibers that have been dyed. They magnetically adhere to the hair and scalp and make hair appear thicker,” says Abdullah. “The problem with trying to use hair fibers on a receding hairline is that hair fibers do not reconstruct hair in totally bald areas. For areas that are thinning, it works great to mask hair loss. But it doesn’t actually create new strands of hair.”
*Always consult your doctor when using products.
Rock it like a Redhead!
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