Now here’s an email I got about a very common problem after 40, and that is thinning hair. What’s the best hairstyle to make it look thicker and stylish? Our Fabulous After 40 hairstylist Chris Maclachlan has this expert advice.
My hair is very thin. I color it to cover the gray and it is naturally very straight. I like to spend as little time on my hair as possible, and I’ve even thought about letting go gray. What hairstyle would you suggest?
Thank you, Jenny
My advice for really thin hair is usually the shorter the better. I would recommend something classic and chic like a bob, or if you have the nerve you could go for a pixie cut. Short hair requires regular trims, at least every 6 weeks, and usually needs to be styled (but not necessarily shampooed) everyday. You will also get better results when using a styling product. I would suggest a very light weight pomade on your hair after blow drying to give it shape and texture. Try something like one of these pixie cuts.
Pulling this look off requires confidence and a talented stylist, but it can be a real statement and will help define your look. If you want to keep a little more length try something like this.
As far as going grey, that is really personal. It may look thicker with a darker color, but I am a big fan of being as natural as possible. It would depend a bit on the shade of grey you are. If you do it and decide you don’t like it, you can always go back to coloring.
Good luck and let me know how it goes. Chris
Chris Maclachlan is a top hairstylist with over 15 years of experience in the industry. She is passionate about helping all woman find their own style and feel their best, no matter age, shape or size.
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