5 clever ways to deal with thinning hair

Tips and tricks for thicker and stronger hair

August 03 2021

Just like fine lines and dark spots, baldness is something that is synonymous with ageing for most men, and TBH it's totally your call whether you want to embrace or address it.

Some of the hottest celebs like Vin Diesel, The Rock and Jason Statham have chosen to shave their heads to disguise their thinning hair, but if you’re not ready to take the plunge, here are five solutions for fuller-looking hair...


Disguise sparseness with a strategic haircut

One way to instantly hide thinning hair is by choosing a haircut that’s designed to help. For example, it’s much easier to spot bald patches in a neat, completely even style like a crewcut. On the other hand, a mussed-up version like ‘The Adam’ (aka Adam Levine), where hair is longer at the top of the head than the sides helps to disguise them.


Fake fullness with a powder

The quickest way to fake fuller-looking hair is by adding lots of volume to your roots. Enter RPR Boost My Volume Matt Styling Powder ($23.95 at Oz Hair & Beauty), a finely-milled product that melts into hair once applied, transforming any flat ‘do into one brimming with life (but thankfully not brimming with residue).


Build volume with a brush

When your hair is still damp from the shower, grab a towel and pat dry as much of the moisture as possible. Follow by using a brush like the Brushworx Nylon Teasing Brush ($2.50 at Oz Hair & Beauty) and work it from your roots to the tip with a medium heat hairdryer, in light, upward strokes. Don't get any hastier with the heat, though; anything hotter than a medium heat setting will just scorch your strands and weaken the hair follicle, not to mention burn the sensitive skin on your head.


Improve hair health with a spray

It’s also a top notch idea to invest in a good quality product that’ll boost the health of your hair in the long run. L'Oreal Professionnel Serie Expert Volumetry Root-Lift Spray ($26 at Hairhouse) has a special formula that fills each strand from the cortex, making it look and feel more dense, and ultimately reversing the signs of thinning hair. As for oily roots? The added salicylic acid will fix this right up; just like when it’s applied to your facial skin, this ingredient soaks up excess sebum and banishes build-up, making way for a healthier scalp.


Nourish from within with a supplement

Have you considered adding a supplement to your diet? Something like these Viviscal Man supplements ($59.99 at Chemist Warehouse) contain flaxseed and special marine extracts that work to reverse the effects of the male sex hormone that causes hair follicles to shrink.

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