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Disguising Hair Loss

When your hair is thinning or falling out, coming to terms with what is happening can be really difficult. You may not be ready to say goodbye to your hair, and that’s okay. As your hair growth pattern changes, there are some strategies you can use to disguise patchy hair loss, hair thinning, or a receding hairline. Outside of using hats and headbands, the following strategies will help you enjoy the hair that you do have:

Styling

Especially if you are struggling with thinning hair, simple styling changes like a cut can enhance your entire look. Telogen effluvium is a temporary condition that postpartum women and people recovering from eating disorders commonly experience. It causes the hair to shed dramatically and can be incredibly distressing. Cutting your hair to a shorter length can create the appearance of more density and eliminate the look of stringy ends. Bangs are also an easy way to obscure a receding hairline.

Hair Falls

A common mistake people make to remedy thinning hair is reaching for the extensions. Do not do this. Extensions, even when fitted by a professional, can cause undue strain on the scalp and healthy hair, ultimately causing even more hair loss. Hair fall wigs, also known as ¾ wigs, are a gentle option to complement your existing hair. They fit on your head like a cap and are meant to enhance your hair rather than completely covering it like a traditional wig.

Changing Hair Part

While a widening hair part is a natural part of gradual hair thinning or hair loss, a widening part can be exacerbated by repeatedly parting your hair in the same place. The solution? Switch up where you part your hair. Though you may favor parting your hair in one place, inch over a bit and part your hair in a different location.

Scalp Micropigmentation

Whether you believe that your hair will continue thinning or not, the specialists at Hairline Ink use scalp micropigmentation to add density to many patients’ existing hair. While shedding hair can be a stressful, even emotional process for many people, there are options available to you. To speak with a member of our team about your story, give us a call today at 585-444-3613.

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