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One area of questions that we often get is related to how patients should style their hair.  Many times patients are not only concerned with styles that go well with thinner hair, but more importantly what should be avoided to ensure they are not causing any damage to their hair.  To help answer some of the most common questions we get we spoke to the expert team at Jesamondo Salon & Spa in Natick, an award-winning hair salon that has been in business for over 35 years.

If a woman is concerned with thinning hair are there certain hair styles that you would recommend or ones they should avoid?  We tend to recommend more one length cuts, or fewer layers. Too many layers can make hair look flat. You also don’t want to have your hair too long. The weight of the length can give your hair a thinner appearance.

In between hair styling appointments is there anything a woman should do at home to help improve the look of her thinning hair?  Thin hair still requires treatments in order to look shiny and healthy. You just need to rinse the product out well so that it doesn’t weigh the hair down. Apply any treatments or conditioners to the ends more than the scalp area to avoid any excess weight.  It is also always a good idea to massage your scalp whenever possible to help stimulate your hair follicles.

There have been stories about over using products, colors, or styling techniques that have led to hair loss, what types of questions should a woman ask her stylist before proceeding with any product or treatment?  You want to use “ammonia free” color if possible, as it is gentler on your hair and scalp. Not going too light will also help aide in the appearance of thinning hair. Try not to apply too much heat when styling.  This can cause the hair to become weak and break off.

What questions should a woman ask her stylist to ensure they are experienced at styling thinning hair?  All you can do is ask. Even some of the more experienced stylists may not know how to handle thinning hair. It’s always good to have a consult before seeing a new stylist or trying a new style.

Hair breakage is another problem women with already thinning hair face. What would you recommend as far as product use or avoidance to help combat breakage?  Try to use a nurturing and strengthening shampoo and conditioner, as well as lighter styling products (some gels and other products can be sticky and cause the hair to break when brushing through). Gently comb when hair is wet, detangle from the ends of the hair and work upward in sections to avoid ripping through the tangles. Finger dry partially before beginning to use a brush to style. Use heat appliances (blow dryer, curling iron) only as needed and be sure to use the lowest temperature possible to get the job done.

These are just a handful of tips from the team at Jesamondo to take into consideration.  The team of stylists at Jesamondo have a ton more ways of finding the right cut and/or color to improve the look and feel of your thinning hair.  Regular professional salon visits are recommended, especially while you are in the process of using Medi Tresse’s treatments such as PRP and/or laser therapy at home.

Posted by your Medi Tresse Team