What you can do
There are several lifestyle changes and steps you can take to boost hair volume and prevent further hair loss.
1 GET THE RIGHT CUT “One of the best things to do is to visit your hairdresser and have a cut that helps thicken the end of the hair,” advises stylist Kenneth Stoddart. “It is possible to make the hair look thicker by changing the part to the opposite side or take an uneven staggered part, which will give lift and appear fuller.”
2 USE PRODUCTS “Thickening sprays and body-building mousses will help to give the hair a ‘fuller’ look,” says Kenneth.
3 IMPROVE YOUR DIET “Nutrition is very important in maintaining a healthy hair growth cycle,” explains trichologist Simone Lee. Wholegrains (for biotin and silica), lean protein and green vegetables can improve hair regeneration, while alcohol and caffeine may have a negative effect.
4 EXERCISE “Regular exercise is highly beneficial to our health, but heavy exercise regimens are often associated with disruption of the hair growth cycle, as the body may be put under enormous stress,” says Simone.
5 CARE FOR YOUR HAIR Harsh chemicals on the scalp and hair, and tight braids or hair extensions may further damage the hair strands. Use a soft bristle brush gently.
6 MINIMISE STRESS “Stress can cause the blood vessels to constrict, which can slow hair growth,” says Simone. Ensure you get enough sleep and try meditating or breathing techniques to manage stress.