3 Practical Ways to Disguise Thinning, Balding Hair

While you wait for natural remedies and vitamins to kick your hair’s growth back into high gear, you don’t have to feel embarrassed or ashamed of your thinning hair. Wear your hair loud and proud with these practical, easy ways to disguise your bald patches and look like business as usual.

1. Go Short

Until you’ve nurtured your hair back to growing quickly and thickly, consider a shorter haircut. Ask your barber or hair stylist to use strategic layers. A layered, shorter haircut can trick the eye so that areas of thinness don’t stand out so much. Plus, the right use of layers can actually increase your hair’s volume, helping to make up for thinness.

2. Use a Volumizer

There are two ways to approach this. One is to use volumizing hair care products, such as shampoos and conditioners, that help to artificially thicken the appearance of your hair and plump up your existing hair shafts. The second option is to use volumizing hair fibers. These look like a simple powder that you dispense from a shaker, but they’re actually statically charged tiny fibers that stick to the ends of your hair. They add real physical heft and weight to your hair so your hair is visually thicker.

3. Dye Your Hair

But wait, you might think. What does dying your hair have to do with fixing a thinning hair problem? Simple: the chemicals used during the dying process actually thicken your existing hair and open up your hair’s cuticles. The result is plumper hair with more volume, which can help disguise a thinning hair situation. This trick is especially useful if you’re worried about both thinning as well as graying. Conquer two problems with one bottle of hair dye!