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Turn up the Volume: Giving new life to thinning hair

23 November 2018
Man with receding hairline
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Hair today, gone tomorrow? Male-pattern baldness is hereditary and cannot be reversed, but it doesn’t mean you have to say goodbye to your good looks and rakish charm. A clever haircut and products to add volume to hair can help create the illusion of fullness - so you can still step out in style.


It’s important to keep your hair clean and avoid heavy styling products that draw attention to thinning hair by weighing it down and making it look flat. Redken Brews Extra Clean Shampoo provides intense cleansing to remove product build-up and contains malt to strengthen and nourish hair. Another of the best hair products for volume and texture is L’Oréal Professionnel Volumetry Shampoo with Salicylic Acid to gently purify and add texture.


Style 1: Messy Layers


If your hair is just beginning to thin, a short, tousled haircut can create volume. Ask your stylist to cut layers on the crown in varying lengths, for a just-got-out-of-bed look. We like Redken Volume Full Effect 04 All-Over Nourishing Mousse. This lightweight product is ideal for thinning hair, creating volume and nourishment without being too heavy on sparse hair.


Style 2: Roman Hero


Take inspiration from the ancient Romans - and a few present-day celebrities. This short, layered style is perfect to disguise a receding hairline. Use a small amount of Redken Volume Full Effect 04 All-Over Nourishing Mousse to style your hair forwards over your temples. This is one of the best volumising hair products to add texture and keep your style in place.


Style 3: Buzz Cut


If your thinning patch is becoming difficult to hide, a buzz cut may be the answer. This style works especially well for light brown or blonde hair. A light colour combined with a very short cut makes thin hair much less obvious. As a bonus, this cut is simple to style. You won’t need any hair volume products – it’s literally wash and go!


Style 4: Embrace the Baldness


You know what’s seriously sexy? Confidence and self-acceptance. A clean-shaven pate combined with impeccable grooming can make you look cultured and sophisticated. So, if all else fails, skip the combover and reach for the razor instead!
If your hair is just beginning to thin, a short, tousled haircut can create volume.

Richard Nienaber National Education Manager Redken and Pureology South Africa

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