When your hair has started to thin or fall out, it can be very hard to style your hair. If you use too much heat, get it done at a salon, or pull on it too much, you could be exacerbating the problem. You don’t want to pull out more hair if it is already falling out in clumps! So, that leaves you with the question… how do I style my hair and make it look good without making my thinning hair worse?

General Rules for Thinning Hair

The key is to switch up your products. You will want to choose products that help you achieve immediate results but still help repair and regrow your hair in the long-term. Basically, the products will help your hair regrow and become healthier but will also provide instant body and volume to fake the look of fuller and thicker hair. No matter what you do, however, you should be very gentle with your hair. If you can, now is the time to take a break from hot styling tools like a curling iron or hair straightener. Let your hair air dry instead of using a hair dryer, and if you do need to use hot styling tools from time to time, be sure to use a heat protectant spray. Spray your hair first and use the hot styling tool on the lowest heat setting to avoid further damage.

If your hair is suddenly thinning or falling out, take a break from the salon unless you are just getting a haircut. You do not want to dye, bleach, or use a chemical treatment on your hair right now. It could cause your already fragile hair to thin or fall out even more.

The Best Products for Styling Thinning Hair

First, you’ll want to change up your shampoo and conditioner to make it easier for your hair to style. A shampoo and conditioner that is targeted for thinning hair can help resolve the problem while providing much needed body and volume. Look for a shampoo that will stimulate your scalp to help hair follicles grow. Look for a conditioner that is made for your thin hair that will not weigh it down but will only provide moisture and make your hair more manageable. Many conditioners will also provide volume as well.

Some of the best styling products for thinning hair are mousse, serums, and a styling spray. A mousse is a great way to add body, volume, and is especially great for curly or wavy hair. It can protect against further breakage while providing a smooth and shiny look. Look for a mousse that doesn’t make your hair stiff. Some mousses are also great to add to damp hair and can protect your hair against heat if you choose to use a hair dryer to complete your look.

A serum can be great for any hair types to achieve a fuller, thicker, and shinier look. Ideally, you would want to use  a serum that also stimulates your hair follicles to help your hair grow and prevent breakage. Many serums are also great if you have split ends but do not want to get a haircut. It can help hide the look of dead ends. Remember that less is more when it comes to serums. If you use too much product, your hair may become greasy looking even if you just washed it.

Lastly, a styling spray can provide instant lift and bounce. It can also protect against heat if you choose to use a hot styling tool. When applied at the root, it can give you instant lift and volume. When you spray a styling spray at the root and tease it a bit, you can give the illusion of a lot of extra volume. It can also help boost your hair’s strength and elasticity to help fix the root cause of your thinning hair and hair loss. Many of these products can also help set your style, especially if you are in an environment with high humidity.

When choosing a hair style, you will want to avoid anything that pulls your hair too tight like a bun or a ponytail. Opt to keep your hair down or wear a loose hair style. Even some barrettes, pins, or hats can pull on your hair or irritate thinning and damaged hair. Use your best judgement and avoid anything that feels like it is irritating your scalp or your hair.

If you have thinning hair, what are your favorite products to help you achieve more voluminous looking hair? What products do you avoid that cause further damage to your hair?

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4 thoughts on “How to Style Thinning Hair Without Making It Worse

  1. Nancy McKenna says:

    Thank you for providing information. My hair happens to be quite dry. The shampoo & conditioner which I have purchased from Keranique is fine except it is not moisturizing enough for me. Do you have a shampoo & conditioner for dry hair? Please advise. I am tempted to use a Detangler.

    • Keranique Hair says:

      Hi Nancy, We apologize that you are experiencing this issue. For dry hair, we highly recommend switching to our Deep Hydration Shampoo and Conditioner formulas which are formulated to moisturize and detangle without looking or feeling heavy; leaving your hair soft, silky and protected. Combine this duo with our Marula Oil Hair Mist for added moisture and shine. There are additional products that you can add into your regimen to help with the dryness, don’t hesitate to reach out if you would like more options. Our Product Specialists are happy to assist 24 hours a day at (888)237-4131 😊

  2. Cece says:

    I recently changed hair care product to Keranique. I am using the entire system including the Keraviatin vitamins. Its been approximately three weeks since I began the journey. I am seeing results. My hair is natural and short and was thinning in the top and close to the front. My initial concern was “is the product going to work??’ Yes it works!!!! Only taking on vitamin a day instead of the recommended two and using all of the products in the starter kit and attending the serum and mouse my hair is thicker, looks full and I see hair growing. I recommend this product to all women with thinning hair.

    • Keranique Hair says:

      Hi Cece, we are so happy to hear about your success with Keranique!! Thank you so much being a Keranique Customer 💕💕

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