As women our hair can hold a lot of importance. Often known as our crowning glory our hair can represent beauty, confidence and express personal style. I was somewhat surprised to learn that hair thinning is not uncommon, 1 in 3 women will notice some degree of hair thinning in her lifetime. Hair thinning is something that unfortunately runs in my family but I was not expecting to start experiencing it at my age. The onset of female pattern hair loss can start at any time between puberty and the 20’s, for me it has only started in the past two years or so. Without revealing my exact age ( I’m still 21 at heart, lol I am over 30).
If you are dealing with thinning hair don’t fret, there is no need to panic and give up hope. I panicked more over the three grey hairs I found this year than my thinning hair. There are styling techniques and products that can help. ROGAINE® the number one dermatologist recommended brand for hair regrowth offers a treatment designed specifically for women. Women’s ROGAINE® Foam is the first and only FDA-approved once daily treatment with 5% minoxidil proven to regrow hair. One of the keys to controlling heredity hair loss is to catch it early, since it can worsen over time if left untreated. Women’s ROGAINE® Foam is clinically proven to regrow hair in 81%* of women with new hairs growing in up to 48%** thicker than before. If you are unsure if the amount of hair loss you are experiencing is normal keep reading to find out what the average is.
Adding the Women’s ROGAINE® Foam to your daily routine is simple and easy. All you need to do is apply 1/2 a cap full of the foam once a day, in the morning or in the evening. To apply, dispense the foam on a non-porous surface. Part hair to expose the scalp and apply the foam, massage it into the scalp and allow to dry before styling as usual. The foam absorbs completely and leaves no residue.
Styling hair with texture, finding the right cut and even adding color can help to mask the thin areas. Hot curlers are one of my favorite tools to use since creating voluminous curls helps mimic fuller hair and mask thinning. Combining styling techniques with the foam treatment helps to not only masks the thinning but also provides treatment to re-grow hair. I reached out to celebrity stylist and Women’s ROGAINE® brand ambassador Jill Crosby with some questions to learn more about ways to work Women’s ROGAINE® foam into your routine to tackle issues with thinning hair. Here is what I learned from Jill;
Beyond Beauty Lounge: What is a normal amount of hair loss?
Jill Crosby:Normal loss is anywhere from 80-150 strands a day , beyond that would be considered a lot
Beyond Beauty Lounge: Can you still use regular styling products while using Women’s ROGAINE® Foam.
Jill Crosby: Yes, there is no conflict in using your styling products . Women’s ROGAINE® Foam works in very easily to your daily beauty routine.
Beyond Beauty Lounge: Is it okay to blow dry hair that is thinning? Any specific blow drying techniques that should be used?
Jill Crosby: Yes blow drying is fin e, just make sure to reduce the heat so as not to harm the existing hair. And try to dry hair 70% of the way with just your hands to reduce tension , then finish style with a brush for directional styling.
Beyond Beauty Lounge: Will using Women’s ROGAINE® Foam affect chemically treated/colored hair?
Jill Crosby:No, there is not contra effect , they are compatible .
Beyond Beauty Lounge: Should one use a special shampoo & conditioner for thinning hair?
Jill Crosby:Not really however I always recommend finding products which are as low in chemicals as possible , especially alcohols and parabens
Beyond Beauty Lounge: Are there any styles or cuts that work better for women with thin hair.
Jill Crosby:Any style which creates a weight line seems to really work to the advantage of a women with thinning hair as it creates the illusion of heavier , thicker hair.
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Women’s ROGAINE® Foam product was provided by the brand. I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.