Certain questions about thin hair regularly come back. Below you will find an overview of the most frequently asked questions. The questions are provided with short and concise answers.
1. What are the causes of thin hair?
Not everyone is naturally blessed with a thick head of hair. The one has thicker hair than the other. Thin hair can be in your genes. Thin hair, however, can cause a hair loss due to chronic stress, but hereditary hair loss or hair disease can also cause thin hair.
2. I have thin hair, do I also have little hair?
No absolutely not. If you have thin hair, that does not mean that you have little hair. You can have a bunch of hair that says nothing about the thickness of the hair. Thin hair is only thinner in diameter than thicker hair.
3. Is thin hair always caused by hair loss?
No. Some men and women are born with thin hair. In the course of their lives, others experience thinning hair. This can be due to the natural aging process, but external influences can also contribute to this.
4. Who gets thin hair?
Everyone can be confronted with thin hair. If you have thin hair from birth, this will probably not improve over the course of your life. Thin hair affects men and women of every age. Thin hair can be present from a young age.
5. How do I get more volume in my thin hair?
Cosmetic producers have developed a range of so-called volume products. This allows more volume to be created for thin hair. Effectively proven agents include, for example, volume powder and volume mousse. What is also possible is dry blow-dried hair. Also, do not use the hair dryer in the warmest setting.
6. Can hair growth agents make my thin hair fuller?
If you suffer a lot from thin hair or thinning hair, you can consider using a hair growth agent. Effectively proven hair growth agents can reduce hair loss in some cases. However, visible results are only achieved after a few months. You need to use hair growth agents for a long time and the results that are achieved are temporary in nature. Your doctor can provide more information about a hair growth product that fits your situation. Note that hair growth agents can also have serious side effects.
7. I have thin hair, can I have hair extensions applied?
This is possible. Always get good advice from experienced specialists about which brand of hair extensions suits you. Some extensions are finer in structure and fit better with your own hair. This creates the most natural look possible. Note that the attachment method is also important because certain attachment methods are too heavy for thin hair.
8. Are hair extensions harmful to thin hair?
In general it can be said that hair extensions do not damage your hair more than, for example, when your hair is dyed or permed. It is important how the hair extensions are fixed and removed. It is better to have this done by the hairdresser who has applied the extensions. Please note that the hair extensions do not stay longer than advised. This way any damage is kept to a minimum.
9. Are there permanent solutions for thin hair?
Thin hair is not always easy to treat. Most options temporarily offer more volume. The only way to permanently treat thin hair is with a hair transplant. This is a major and costly operation that is not suitable for everyone. If you are considering a hair transplant you can seek more advice from a hair transplant clinic.
10. How can a hair transplant give lasting results if my thin hair is caused by hair loss?
For a hair transplant, hair follicles are harvested from the hair ring on the back of your head. These hairs have a different composition than the other hairs on your head. After a quality check they are transplanted one by one into the transplant areas. Because the transplanted hair follicles are not sensitive to the hormone that causes hereditary hair loss, they produce hair for the rest of your life.
11. What is the density of my hair after a hair transplant?
The results of a hair transplant are generally excellent. The thickness of the head of hair differs per person and depends, among other things, on the number of hair follicles that are transplanted. If you naturally have very thin hair, it is unrealistic to expect a full head of hair.
12. Is anyone with thin hair eligible for a hair transplant?
No. Before the hair transplant is performed, an extensive intake interview takes place with an experienced hair transplant specialist. Your personal situation, your current health and your medical background play a role in determining the suitability for an operation. In addition, the cause of the hair loss, other than congenital, must be known.
13. What else can I do to make my thin hair look fuller?
Not everyone is enthusiastic for a hair transplant. You can make your thin hair look optically fuller with the help of micro hair pigmentation. In addition, wearing a hairpiece can be considered.