Washing your thinning hair won't necessarily send more of it down the drain. Some shampoos can even strengthen it. Avoid products with harsh detergents, like sodium lauryl sulfate, which can cause breakage. Don't rub shampoo into your hair itself. Gently massage it into your scalp and let it slide down through your locks.
TRY SOME MAKEUP
You use makeup on your face, so why not on your scalp? Try a tinted hair spray or a coloured powder made specifically to disguise hair loss. These come with an applicator like the kind you use to apply eyeshadow. Choose a shade that matches your roots. Apply the product lightly — tap the excess off the brush and dab it gently onto your scalp.
TAKE A POWDER
Running late? Save time by using a dry shampoo. Made with talc or cornstarch, they can give thinning locks a boost by soaking up excess oil. You'll find them in powders or sprays — just apply, let sit, then comb through the hair. It's okay to use them every 3 or 4 days, but don't skip the shampoo entirely.
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August - September 2019