If you’re stressed about thinning hair, take comfort in knowing that you’re not alone. A whopping 51% of men are concerned with thinning hair or hair loss. It’s the number one concern for men, surpassing things like dandruff, haircolor, and itchy scalp. “A guy can have the thickest head of hair and still be self-conscious, always worried that it’s getting thinner,” says Redken Artist Lindsey Olson, who points out that it’s an issue she sees commonly with her male clients. The good news? There are easy things you can do to help manage thinning hair and create fuller-looking hair instantly. Here’s what you need to know to keep on rocking a full head of hair.
What Are The Best Men's Products For Thinning Hair?
While hair loss and thinning is an admittedly complicated issue with a lot of factors at play, choosing the right products for your thinning hair can make a big difference, even in just how your hair looks. Enter the new Redken Brews Instant Thickening Spray, a surefire way to score fast results. By helping to increase the diameter of each hair, it automatically creates the look and feel of fuller, more dense hair. Instant gratification for the win.
There’s also the new Redken Brews Thickening Shampoo, a choice shampoo for thinning hair, which improves the appearance of thinning and thin hair. Not only does it gently cleanse, it also strengthens too, just like the Instant Thickening Spray, while invigorating and nourishing the scalp as well. Bonus points for the refreshing fragrance, a combo of ginger and mint.
What's The Best Shampoo Regimen For Thinning Hair?
Speaking of shampoo, there are a few other important things to keep in mind besides just choosing the right product, points out Olson. Simply shampooing regularly is a big one; a build-up of oil on your scalp can block the hair follicles, which can impede hair growth, she says. And when you do shampoo, don’t just slap it on there and call it a day. “When you shampoo, really give yourself a scalp massage as you work the product into your hair,” Olson says. Integrating these product tips into your regimen can help improve the appearance of your thinning hair while also helping to prevent additional hair thinning.
What Other Precautions Can I Take To Prevent Thinning Hair?
As mentioned, the reasons for thinning hair and hair loss are multiple and some are outside of your control (hello, genetics). Still, there are a few things you can control. One big example: “Constantly having too much tension and pressure on the hair can lead to hair thinning,” cautions Olson. While for women this means avoiding overly-tight braids and ponytails, for men, it means not constantly wearing a tight baseball cap day in and day out. Who knew?