Hair Transplant Surgery Aftercare: 9 Basic Steps


For most men as well as women, hair transplant surgery is a lifesaver. It is the way by which men and women regain not only a full head of hair but also their confidence and desire to live life to the fullest.

But hair transplant surgery is no walk in the park, and getting the best results requires strict adherence to certain steps post-surgery. If you're thinking of availing of hair transplant for men or hair transplant for women, it's important that you know the necessary steps you need to take after getting one. Different doctors may advise different steps and treatments after surgery, but in most cases these are the steps that need to be followed in order to achieve the best, lasting results with hair transplants:

1. Sleep semi-upright

To keep grafts in place and also reduce swelling doctors recommend that patients sleep semi-upright, with their head propped up in pillows or on a reclining chair until the scalp is fully healed. If the grafts are located in the lower crown, it is recommended that you sleep on your side for the first few days while ensuring that your head is always elevated.

2. Avoid excessive sweating, heat and cold

Excessive sweating, heat and cold can keep your scalp from healing properly, so you should avoid these as much as possible. It's best to stay indoors during this time but if going outdoors is unavoidable, it is advised that you wear a loose-fitting hat but only if it has been at least 2 days after surgery.

3.Avoid strenuous activities

Strenuous activities such as sports, running, cycling and weight lifting can not only make you sweat a lot but can also cause bleeding, swelling and loss of grafts. You should avoid these activities for about a month after the procedure or until you get the approval of your doctor.

4. Clean gently

The grafts must not be disrupted or washed 24 hours after surgery. After that it is advised that you wash your hair carefully and gently with the shampoo or product that your doctor recommends. It is best to hand-wash your hair instead of using the shower, and only using the shower with low pressure around 4 days after the procedure.

5. Stop smoking and drinking

Alcohol can thin the blood and cause bleeding, while smoking can disrupt blood flow to hair follicles, impeding their growth. It would be best to avoid both completely at least a month after surgery, and to reduce consumption of alcohol and cigarettes prior to the surgery in preparation.

6. Avoid fidgeting, bending or lifting

You absolutely must not pick on or scratch your scalp even with scabs on it as these actions may cause infection and risk the survival of the grafts. Scabbing is normal, but if it persists after 2 weeks or so then you may not be shampooing vigorously enough. Also, refrain from bending over, lifting things or even blowing your nose violently at least 2 days after surgery as these can cause bleeding and swelling. Should minor bleeding occur, simply put light pressure on the affected area with a moist clean cloth for around 5 to 10 minutes until the bleeding subsides.

7. Take only the prescribed medication

Before going through with the procedure make sure that you discuss with your doctor any maintenance medication you may be taking. After surgery make sure you take the prescribed medication, which often includes painkillers and antibiotics. Avoid medications that will thin the blood as these may cause bleeding. If you are unsure of taking any medications, approach your doctor first.

8. Minimise swelling with an ice pack

If swelling occurs you can use an ice pack to minimise it but remember not place the ice pack directly over the grafted site. Place the ice pack on your forehead instead.

9. Get enough rest

Just as with any surgical procedure, it's important that you get enough rest to properly aid healing. The better care you take with your scalp and yourself during the recovery period, the better and faster your recovery.

Each surgeon will have his or her own set of instructions for you post-surgery, so apart from keeping note of the basic steps make sure to heed their particular instructions as they know your case best. And remember, ultimately your recovery time will depend on you and how well you can follow post-operative procedures.

If you’d like to know more about hair transplant surgery or any other hair loss solutions for men and women, don't hesitate to contact Transitions Hair today on 1300 427 778.

Hair Loss Causes and Treatments - Fact and Fiction


There are few things in this world more debilitating to a man's confidence than hair loss. When one starts experiencing hair loss, the initial reaction is often worry, fear and insecurity. Add to this the mixed information about hair loss causes and treatments you'll find online, and it can also be a very confusing and frustrating time.

Hair loss is enough of a problem in itself; misinformation about its causes and treatments shouldn't be adding to the problem. To take that burden off your shoulders, we've listed down some of the most common misconceptions about hair loss causes and treatments, and reveal the truth behind them.

Fiction: Hair loss is caused by high testosterone levels

Fact: It may be a consolation to think that hair loss is due to increased virility, but the truth is hair loss is not actually caused by high levels of testosterone. Rather, it's caused by a sensitivity to dihydrotestosterone or DHT, a hormone and natural compound of testosterone.

Fiction: Wearing hats causes hair loss

Fact: As we've established in the first point, hair loss is caused by a sensitivity to DHT, not by the number of times you wear hats. It doesn't matter what type of hat you use—it's not going to cause hair loss. The only time it would probably cause hair loss is if your hat was so tight it would cut off circulation to your hair follicles, and no one in their right mind would wear a hat that uncomfortable.

Fiction: Standing upside-down helps make your hair grow

Fact: This may sound silly, but this myth was propagated due to the fact that hair needs good blood circulation in order to keep growing. But the fact of the matter is hair loss is not a blood circulation problem. No matter how many times you stand on your head, your hair is not going to grow back if hair loss is already in your genes. Even if increased blood flow could somehow help hair regrowth, you wouldn't be able to stay in that position long enough for it to have a substantial effect on your hair follicles.

Fiction: Hair loss only comes from your mother's side

Fact: In many cases hair loss is a hereditary condition but it's not passed on only by women—the gene can be carried by both men and women. So just because you don't have baldness in your mother's side of the family doesn't mean you can't get it from your father's side.

Fiction: Excessive shampooing can cause hair loss

Fact: Regular hair care, which includes regular shampooing, is just good hygiene. While other processes such as blow-drying and hair coloring can damage hair when done excessively, they don't actually lead to permanent hair loss. The same goes for shampooing.

Fiction: Hair loss only affects old people

Fact: There are many different types of hair loss, and not just those that affect old people. Some forms of hair loss can occur during puberty, and even to women and children.

Fiction: You can't cure hair loss

Fact: This may have been the prevailing belief decades ago, but with today's technology it is possible to recover from hair loss. Some of the proven methods of hair loss treatment for men include laser therapy and surgical hair transplants. These are safe, FDA-approved processes that have proven to restore men's hair, and their confidence along with it.

If you're thinking about trying these treatments for yourself but are still a bit hesitant, talk to the experts at Transitions Hair. Here at Transitions Hair we want you to make the best, well-informed decisions regarding hair restoration and are fully committed to helping you achieve that and more. Call us now on 1300 427 778 for a free consultation.

Insane Facts About the Human Hair Used in Wigs & Extensions


Wearing other people's hair on your head sounds a bit odd when you really think about it, but for millions of men and women around the world, it's a natural part of their lives. Wigs and hair extensions have become so commonplace and necessary that a lot of us no longer think about where they come from or exactly how they eventually end up on our heads. But there are some very interesting and downright crazy facts about the human hair used in wigs and hair extensions. Here are just some of them:

A Multi-Billion Dollar Industry

While it may not seem like it, the human hair industry is extremely lucrative. There's money to be made at just about every stage: from those who sell their hair, to cleaning it, sorting it and creating beautiful wigs out of it. Human hair has become so valuable that they can go for up to $700 a pound. Some salons have even been burglarised for it. And during one major hair auction, companies bid almost $14 million dollars for it! It's no wonder then that in India, one of the main sources of human hair, it is referred to as 'black gold'.

The Biggest Sources of Human Hair

So where do most of the human hair used to make wigs come from? As you may have already figured out, they come from two of the most populated countries in the world: India and China. In these places, shaving one's head is viewed as a traditional religious practice. In pilgrimages to such temples as the Venkateswara Temple in Tirumala, India, hundreds of barbers will shave a different person's head every five minutes! That's a lot of hair.

There's Hair in Your Pizza!

The demand for human hair wigs has increased dramatically in recent years, and so has the use of human hair. Not only are they being used for wigs and hair extensions, they're also used for fake lashes, fertilizers, stuffing, and they can even be found in your pizza! That may sound unappetizing, but it's actually just the amino acids produced from human hair that is added into the dough of pizza and bagels.

Big Money for Blondes

The saying 'blondes have more fun' is contentious, but blondes earning more in the hair industry is a fact. That's because natural blonde hair is prized in the human hair industry more than any other type of hair. Russian women with naturally long, blonde hair can get hundreds of dollars for their locks. There have even been cases of these women being flown to wigmakers for their hair. One case in Indiana involved a woman earning $1,500 for her golden locks! This figure is nothing however, compared to how much the wig made of her hair cost, which was a whopping $8,000.

Iconic Wigs and Wig Owners

Fans of the Kardashian-Jenners will know that Kylie Jenner is a great fan of human hair wigs. She owns several different wigs made by celebrity wigmaker Tokyo Stylez. But long before the young Jenner, many other celebrities, icons and royalty have owned wigs that have become iconic themselves. Back in her day, Queen Elizabeth I had more than 150 wigs, and King Louis XIV had over 40 wigmakers. Some of the

more recent icons who owned wigs include Michael Jackson and painter Andy Warhol, whose own wig sold for a hefty $10, 800!

It Takes a Lot to Make a Wig

...And we're not just talking about strands, we're talking time and effort. It takes several days to make just one wig, as this process involves untangling, sorting, washing, drying, dyeing and sewing these strands. Some fully-custom-made wigs can take up to eight weeks to finish! If you're a woman looking to find a good wig however, don't worry because you won't have to wait that long. Transitions Hair offers real human hair wigs for women in Sydney that will instantly give you a full head of beautiful, natural-looking hair. Call us on 1300 427 778 today to know more or fill out our contact form to avail of a free, personalised and private consultation with one of our expert hair replacement professionals.

The Relationship Between Hair Status and Ageing


A healthy head of lustrous hair is not just about looking good. Our ‘hair status’ is often intrinsically linked to how we feel about ourselves. There’s a notion that healthy, shiny and good-looking hair is part of what defines our attractiveness, sexuality and success.

While this is not actually true, the reality is that when our hair isn’t at its best, it can affect us in negative ways. We may feel less attractive and certainly far less confident. While a bad hair day is nothing major, female hair loss may be incredibly stressful, and it’s quite common, particularly as we age.

Hair loss and women

One perception that still lingers is that hair loss is something only men face. But this perception is inaccurate.

A paper published by the US National Library of Medicine concluded that less than 45% of women retain a full hair of hair through life.

Why it is so common?

There are a number of reasons that women develop hair loss or thinning. It may be due to a medical condition such as trichotillomania or polycystic ovary syndrome, or be a side effect of some medications or even menopause.

Hair commonly thins as we age, so even those blessed with healthy hair throughout life may still experience a change in hair appearance. According to the paper, female pattern hair loss (or androgenetic alopecia) is the most common cause of hair loss in women, and its prevalence increases with age - 12% of women develop some form of hair loss by age 29, 25% by age 49, 41% by 69, and over 50% by the age of 79.

Major ongoing stresses may also play a part in hair loss. But whatever the cause, the results are often the same. Women tend to feel less attractive, less confident and unfortunately, often less happy.

What can be done about female hair loss?

For women whose hair is not as thick or lustrous now as it once was, or those who are experiencing any form of female hair loss, it’s important to realise two things.

Firstly, as the statistics show, it’s very common and no one suffers alone. Secondly, there are a number of solutions available for hair loss and thinning. These range from laser therapy to hair-thickening powders, and human-hair wigs and hairpieces that look and feel perfectly natural.

If you’re experiencing issues with hair thinning or loss, and need advice on how to help improve your hair ‘status’, then contact us. We can guide you through the options to regain your head of healthy lustrous hair.

Thinking Naturally for Healthy Hair


Hair loss, as plenty of women and men come to discover, is far more common than most imagine, yet no less stressful for that. While some medical hair loss treatments may assist, there is unfortunately no magic natural cure. Thinking naturally is a good idea however, to help keep your hair as healthy as possible and improve its appearance.

Taking a natural approach

There are plenty of people who believe a natural approach to your hair – and overall health – is the best approach. A balanced diet and regular exercise may help you look and feel good, and we all know that when it comes to food, fresh rather than processed is preferable.  A healthy diet rich in nutrients and vitamins and plenty of water may also have positive benefits for your skin and hair.

As noted by the US Office on Women’s Health, keeping hair in top condition involves a healthy lifestyle and good haircare. Regular washing is recommended but it doesn’t need to be daily. Too often may dry hair, leading to breakage. Ensure the water you wash with isn’t too hot. And just as you avoid ingesting chemicals, minimising the chemicals on your scalp is probably a good idea. Always check the labels of hair dyes, shampoos and other products so you know what they contain, and opt for natural and/or good quality professional products.

Lifestyle factors to consider

According to the Victorian Government’s Better Health site, most hair loss can be attributed to genetic factors, however other medical conditions may play a part.

Chronic stress can also contribute to hair loss, according to the Mayo Clinic. Depending on how severe your stress is, you might consider changing your lifestyle where possible to help minimise your stress levels. This might be through talking to family, friends or a medical practitioner, regular exercise, and other activities such as yoga, acupuncture and meditation.

Other options

Being healthy overall can help improve the appearance of your hair, and keep it in good condition. And if you are affected by hair loss, you should certainly seek medical advice. Hair loss treatments have improved dramatically over the years, and there are also many alternatives such as human-hair extensions that may help hide hair loss and ensure your hair looks healthy and perfectly natural.

Alopecia Treatment Options - VLOG Ep 5.

Before we discuss the treatment options available, there is one thing we need to address:

Alopecia is highly unpredictable. 

For most people with Alopecia, they may get some small balding patches for a time and then the hair will regrow and that will be the end of the story. 

For a smaller percentage of people, they may lose some hair and then it will regrow, then fall out again and regrow again and fall out, and so on and so forth.  It can be a continuous cycle of hair loss.  This is possibly the work type of alopecia experience because with every new cycle of Alopecia hair loss and regrowth there is a new level of expectation, loss and grief.  Often losing your hair the second time is worse than the first.  If only because you thought you had conquered it and found out it was a false hope. 

For and even smaller percentage of people, the hair may fall out and, unfortunately,  not regrow.

There is currently no cure for Alopecia.  There are some exciting things in the pipeline that do look promising and we will bring you the most up-to-date information as it becomes available - so watch this space!

Six Treatment Options for Alopecia

In saying this, there are six different treatment options that you can try:

1. Cortisone Injections

The first course of action should be cortisone (steroid) injections.  Cortisone is a very powerful anti-inflammatory drug that helps to suppress the immune system.  Injections have proven to be the most effective if you get in early.  In fact, it will increase your chance by 50% of hair regrowth if you get in early than if you don’t do anything.  These injections are painful - anything going into your scalp is not nice - and usually you need them every few weeks.  If it is going to work, often times it might be 6-8 weeks before you see any kind of results.

2. Cortisone Creams

These are less effective than the injections because you’re applying them to the surface of the scalp rather than injecting them deeper into the skin where the hair follicles are.  Cortisone creams would need to be applied on a daily basis.

3. Minoxidil

This is something that is effective in Androgenetic Alopecia but that’s quite a bit different to Alopecia Areata or autoimmune related hair loss.  Studies show that it is not that effective for Alopecia Areata however, there is no harm in giving it a go.  It certainly does act as a vasodilator - it does help stimulate the blood vessels around it and also the hair follicles.  Give it a crack, you’ve got nothing to lose.  We do advise you check with your doctor first.

4. Laser Therapy

Laser therapy is something that is often put forward as a treatment for Alopecia.  Anecdotally people do report that it has been beneficial to them, however, there are no clinical studies for Alopecia Areata or the autoimmune related form of Alopecia.  So we couldn’t say with confidence that this treatment will definitely work for you.  Similarly, there are no results to show it works in X% of people because there are no studies that have given us this evidence.

5. Lifestyle Factors

People often say stress is the cause of Alopecia.  In reality, it’s actually not.  Stress is not a huge contributor to Alopecia Areata, though it certainly can be.  If you’ve noticed peak periods of stress in your life when you started getting patches forming on your scalp or on your body,  chances are it is related to that.  Where possible, remove yourself from those stress factors. Sometimes you may have a really important job but I would think that your hair and your overall health are more important.  Your body is sending you a signal.  

6. Photochemotherapy

This is also known as UV Light Treatment.  Your scalp is treated with UV radiation.  It’s something that has probably fallen out of favour over the last few years.  Although there are some small studies that will say that it has acceptable cosmetic results.  In my personal experience of 22 years in looking after people with Alopecia, is that it isn’t very successful.  If you are going to do it, be careful: only do it in small doses, and don’t do it over long periods of time as it could potentially cause Melanomas or skin cancers and the consequent other problems that go with that, plus the premature ageing of the skin.  

New Developments in Treatment

There are some clinical trials going on at the moment.  There have been some good results, predominantly with people who have had short term Alopecia.  For people who have had long term Alopecia (2+ years), they haven’t found these new treatments to be all that effective.  This is a really new and exciting area that we will explore further in an additional post.

Bonus 7th Treatment Option: Cosmetic Approaches

These are real human hair wigs, various forms of extensions or crown extensions, hair systems, cosmetic hair thickening products, etc.  We will look at these more closely in future episodes.  In the meantime, give us a call and get in touch:  Ph: 1300 427 778 (Intl: +612 92124950).  Or send us your details via our contact page.

Sydney Studio: 02 9212 4950

New Zealand: 0276530462

Meet Jo Thompson, Transitions’ New Zealand Representative!

As a leading name in hair loss solutions in Australia, one of our main goals at Transitions Hair has always been to deliver only the best hair loss solutions for women and men all throughout the country. Having just about reached that goal we set our sights even further, partnering with hair replacement and restoration centres all over the world to bring our products to the global market. That of course also meant partnering with hair restoration specialists in one of our closest neighbours, New Zealand.

Bringing The Transitions Hair Experience to New Zealand

Our entry into New Zealand has given us the opportunity to provide the high quality hair loss solutions that so many in this island country have been searching for. But in order to bring the unique and superior Transitions Hair experience to New Zealand, we had to choose a partner that would be able to bring that same level of expertise and quality service to our clients. Thankfully, we were able to meet just the person for the task.

Transitions in New Zealand is being spearheaded by our New Zealand representative Jo Thompson, who has been in the business of hair care and hair restoration for almost 30 years. Jo has worked in numerous salons and hair care companies primarily in the Wellington region, and now she’s bringing our exceptional line of hair loss solutions to clients in New Zealand. These solutions include the revolutionary BioTHIK hair thickening fibres and the complete line of Follea hair products, considered to be the world’s most beautiful and luxurious of cosmetic hair products. With Jo’s experience and dedication to offering not only high quality products but also impeccable service, we have no doubt that our clients in New Zealand will receive nothing but the best in hair restoration solutions.

Get To Know Jo

In the above video we spoke to Jo about her background in hair care, and it is apparent that she shares the same passion and goal as the rest of us here at Transitions Hair. If you currently reside in the Wellington area or surrounding areas and are looking for the best in hair loss solutions, make sure to get in touch with Jo by calling her on 027 653 0462. You can also email her at or visit her website:

Jo Thompson is one among many global Transitions Hair partners, and we hope to find and partner with more like her in the future. We’re driven to making Transitions Hair for women and men accessible to everyone all over the world; and will partner with like-minded salons and specialists that are intent in achieving the same goal.

If you would like to partner with us and think your salon or hair treatment centre would be a perfect fit for our products, get in touch with us today. You can give us a call on 1300-427-778 or send us an email at

Who is More Prone to Hair Loss – Men or Women?

The average human head has around 100,000 hair follicles, and most of us shed about 100 hairs every day. The hairs we lose of course are replaced with new ones of the same density – for a while at least.

As we age however, it’s often a different matter. Hair follicles tend to become smaller, making any new hair that grows very fine and short, leading to what is known as ‘patterned hair loss’ in many of us.

This phenomenon affects both genders – although the pattern is different for each. Baldness is very common in men, and is usually genetic. It generally follows the pattern of hair recession at the temples, and baldness on top of the head.

When it comes to hair loss in women, the pattern is different, involving more of a scattered thinning of the hair, with true baldness only occurring in about 5% of cases. According to the Better Health Channel, about 20% of women develop a moderate to severe loss of hair as they age.

So while becoming bald is more common in men, it does also happen in women, and in most cases of hair loss the pattern differs between the genders.

What causes hair loss?

In some cases, hair loss can occur in an individual due to emotional stress or trauma, illness, medications (e.g. chemotherapy) or malnutrition. Some women also experience hair loss or thinning during or after pregnancy.

In what is considered the more ‘normal’ type of hair loss however, the major contributing factors are age, genetics and hormones (predominantly androgens). This type of hair loss is not generally something you can prevent with special diets or potions, or by avoiding hair washing or the wearing of hats!

However, that does not mean you should just put up with it. These days there are some excellent and very effective treatments available for hair loss – particularly if they are applied as soon as the problem is identified.

What can be done about hair loss?

Treatments for hair loss include over-the-counter and prescription medications. For those who would prefer to avoid meds, along with their potential side-effects, the options include keratin hair thickeners, laser hair therapy to stimulate regrowth, hair extensions to create length and volume, hair grafting, and surgical transplants. Natural-hair wigs are another option – especially where a quick solution is needed, or for severe hair or baldness.

If you think you may be suffering hair thinning or loss, then the first step would be to get a professional consultation. At Transitions, we offer a free personalised consultation for new clients – get in contact today to discuss an appointment.

Fast Facts about Alopecia - VLOG Ep. 3:

Alopecia: Fast Facts

What does Alopecia mean?

Alopecia is a catchall phrase for hair loss.  Any type of hair loss that you may have can loosely be defined as Alopecia.  

The word Alopecia originates from ancient Greece where it was known as Foxes Disease because foxes would shed their fur twice a year.  Much like Alopecia Areata, your hair can fall out and regrow, and fall out and regrow again, sometimes multiple times within a year, or even a lifetime. 

Three Types of Alopecia

There are three common types or classifications of Alopecia:

1. Androgenetic Alopecia

As the name suggests, it is genetic in origin.  Essentially there comes a time in your life where the body starts to shrink your hair follicles and you notice a thinning, especially through the top and also through the sides for women.  The hair follicles shrink in size and become finer in texture, fluffy in nature, and generally very annoying.  You also notice you can see through the scalp much more.  It can be inherited from your parents, grandparents or wider community of people to whom you are related.  These days, we’re also finding hair loss in women can be triggered by the contraceptive pill due to the hormonal nature of this form of hair loss.  By and large, if you’re experiencing hair loss, it’s probably this one.  It affects 80% of all people who experience hair loss.


2. Alopecia Areata

This is an autoimmune related form of hair loss.  Usually you first notice it because you get these little 10 or 20 cent pieces of hair loss forming over the scalp, arms or your legs. Basically, the immune system is attacking the hair follicles and causing them to stop working, at least for a season.  For most people, the hair does grow back, however, this is not the case for everyone.  Within the category of Alopecia Areata there are three different degrees of Alopecia - Alopecia Areata, Alopecia Totalis, Alopecia Universalis.

Alopecia Areata - usually refers to the the 'spots' or 'patches' of hair loss. 

Alopecia Totalis - refers to when a person has lost their hair all over their head but not their body.

Alopecia Universalis - refers to hair loss all over a persons head and body.  It is 'universal' over their entire being.

For people with hair loss in the latter two stages we would recommend a Gripper wig. You can find more information about it here!

3. Diffuse Hair Loss or Telogen Effluvium (TE)

In most cases, this is a stress related form of hair loss or Alopecia.  It can be triggered by having a physical shock to the body.  It could be a surgical operation, a car accident, stopping or starting  some form of medication.  An extreme form of TE can be medically induced through chemotherapy.  It could also be an emotional shock, like a relationship breakdown caused by a divorce, break up, death of a loved one, etc.  Most people who go through Diffuse Hair Loss don’t lose all of their hair although you might notice a significant hair fall or shedding of yoru hair; lots of hair may come out all at once. 

Generally speaking, if you look back three months into your history you may find what the cause is.    Usually it takes three months after the event has occurred for the hair to start to fall out.  Good news is, usually once the shock has passed your body has recovered, you’re in a better state - a much more whole and richer state as a person - your hair will tend to grow back.  Just remember, your hair doesn’t grow back overnight, it does take time, but it will happen.  It will start to come back in most circumstances - not for everyone but 90% of the time.

Do you have more questions?  Get in touch:  Ph: 1300 427 778 (Intl: +612 92124950).  Or send us your details via our contact page.

Sydney Studio: 02 9212 4950

New Zealand: 0276530462

Hair Styling Tips Every Girl Can Try

Great hair is not always easy to come by, even for those blessed with naturally thick lustrous locks. Styling can be a particular challenge for women with fine hair, and downright stressful when thinning hair or hair loss is involved.

If your hair is in need of a helping hand, no matter your hair type, start with these styling tips.

Pick the right cut

The first and best way to achieve great-looking hair is to start with the right cut. Your hair type and face shape together will help determine the style for you, and a professional hairdresser can make recommendations.

For fine hair, two popular cuts are the pixie cut and blunt cut (above the collarbone). Longer styles tend to weigh hair down, yet these cuts when combined with product may help the finest hair look a million dollars.

Know your products

Hair products vary immensely and not all will suit. Always look for products tailored to your hair type, and it goes without saying that professional salon products tend to be more effective than supermarket counterparts.

For fine hair, lightweight root spray, mousse and texture spray can be great options. Products not specifically designed for thin hair may make hair hard to style, and similarly an unsuitable shampoo and condition can zap hair of volume and shine.

Form good habits

How you look after your hair plays a part in how it looks. Drying can be particularly damaging so limit the number of times – and the amount of time – that you’re using a hair dryer. Apply product to the middle and ends of your hair rather than the roots. For those with fine or thinning hair, washing less rather than more can be helpful.

Choose the right tools

Not all hair tools suit every woman. For fine hair for instance, soft, foam rollers are a much better option than hot rollers. If you do have fine hair, stay away from the hair straightener, which tends to emphasise thinness.

Style up

As with haircuts, your best styles will be those that best suit your face and hair type.

Fine or thinning hair? Add volume with loose waves, or pile hair up and keep loose strands around the face.

Accessorise with hairpieces

The right accessory can make all the difference and when it comes to your hairstyle, that means hairpieces and extensions. Hairpieces vary from clip-in pony tails to full-cover top pieces. They’re also now often made from human hair so they look and feel perfectly natural.

Need help?

If you are experiencing hair thinning or loss, then do remember that it’s very common and you’re certainly not alone. We understand how stressful it can be and we’d love to help you revamp your style so that you look – and feel – fantastic.