10 Ways to Thicken Your Facial Hair
However, we can help you thicken your hair. We can give you are a set of clever tips that will help.
They don’t cost a lot, and they’re quick and easy.
1. Get washing
Many men worry that the more they wash their hair the more they'll lose but in reality washing actually thickens hair because dirty, greasy hair lies flat and looks ‘gappy'.
2. Big up your barnet
Thickening shampoos, conditioners and sprays contain special polymers which plump up the hair shafts to make them look fuller. The effects are only temporary so you'll need to use them regularly but they can increase hair thickness by up to 20%.
3. Put the comb down
Ditch the comb. Constant combing and brushing can make thin hair look limp and flat so try styling with your fingers instead and you'll add start to thicken your hair, while adding volume and texture too.
4. Use the right styling products
If you're using heavy waxes and gels on thinning hair you're not doing it any favours. These can weigh hair down making it look thin and flat. The most effective styling product to give hair volume is mousse, along with sprays developed to give the hair "root lift".
5. Pack in the fags
According to a study by Harvard School of Public Health in America, smoking not only increases levels of hormones that can trigger hair loss, it also constricts the tiny blood vessels that supply the scalp, starving your hair of the nutrients it needs for growth. Stub it out to stop it falling out.
6. Put the wind up your hair
Blow-drying is a good way to give fine hair more volume but don't flame-grill it or you'll damage your hair's natural proteins, making it brittle.
7. Protect your pate
Allowing your bonce to bake in scorching heat is a recipe for disaster. As well as making hair brittle and fragile, sunburn causes the scalp to produce a compound called superoxide that can cause hair follicles to switch from a growth phase to a shedding one.
8. Don't be so rough!
Human hair is three times weaker when wet and over-combing or rough towel drying can damage it and cause snapping – the last thing you want if you're already a bit thin on top. Instead, let hair dry naturally or gently pat dry and style with your fingers to give it more texture.
9. Stock up on soya
New research shows that a molecule produced in the intestine when soya isdigested could halt the balding process because it blocks the effect of the hormone that triggers hair loss. Worth a try and a lot better than most supposed baldness cures (like getting cows to lick your head).
10. Get a better cut
Many men try to deal with baldness by growing their hair or playing with partings when in reality a shorter cut is always more flattering, so go for a classic crop or an unstructured one if you've still got some hair to play with. Both will help make it look denser and draw attention away from your hair loss and towards your face.