16 Oct 2020

Hair thinning tips from a celebrity stylist

My thinning hair has been bothering me for several years now, especially when I look at myself in photographs.  But, female hair loss is now very common, with various stats & research showing that 1 in 3 women will experience some type of hair loss.

During my own recent visit to the hairdressers, I asked scalp specialist & style director David Felstead why we experience hair loss and hair thinning in midlife. He explained that our  hormone activity during menopause, including a drop in oestrogen, pushes our hair into something called telogen effluvium (excessive hair shedding) more than at any other stage of life.

Telogen Effluvium is a type of reactive hair loss, commonly triggered by changes in the body such as dietary deficiencies, illness, stress or thyroid or other hormone imbalances.

Expert stylist Anabel Kingsley previously put together this really useful blog post for us about tips on how to tackle this type of hair loss through treatments and diet.

And nutritionist Marcelle Rose detailed the exact foods we should all be trying to incorporate into our diet in midlife for better hair health.

I then asked celebrity hair stylist Nick Peters for his top tips. Nick has styled celebrities including Little Mix, Aerosmith, Shania Twain and All Saints.

Watch his top tips in this short video I filmed with him during my visit:

In the video Nick covers:

  • What to ask for in a haircut:
    • Using shorter layers to add volume
    • How a fringe can add thickness and how to cut the fringe for it to be most effective
  • Things to consider when colouring your hair:
    • Why colour is important for thinning hair and how lowlights can add texture to thinner hair.
  • Styling tips for day to day:

I hope these tips are useful! None of the products mentioned here on this blog post are adverts, nor are we receiving any payment for recommending them to you!

Finally, it’s worth mentioning that the NHS website also points out that hair loss can be caused by a range of factors including illness, stress, cancer treatment, weight loss and iron deficiency. So, if you are noticing significant hair loss, or it’s something that’s bothering you, then you might wish to visit your GP to get it checked out too.

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