Thinning hair is an issue faced by many women, of all walks of life. Reassuringly, even celebrities have to deal with hair loss and can provide us with inspiration for hairstyles that help to disguise hair loss.
It is estimated that more than 75 per cent of women in some parts of the world will face hair loss, shedding or thinning at some time in their lives. Thinning hair can be caused by a number of factors, particularly the hormonal changes that occur as we age. The magnitude of hair loss can range from a minimal decline in volume to far more extreme hair loss. Experts in haircare and hair loss, such as Transitions Hair, are a wonderful place to turn for advice.
No matter what type of hair you have, it’s important to make the most of the hair that you have, just as these celebrities do.
It is suspected that Dame Helen Mirren’s hair has thinned out over the years, but this incredible actress and woman never fails to look stylish and beautifully groomed. Helen Mirren almost invariably features waves in her hair, and waves offer a quick and quite easy way to add volume. To do this, use wide barrel tongs or large-sized rollers to create big curls, rather than small tight ones.
Best known for her role in Ab Fab, Jennifer Saunders has undergone chemotherapy treatment for breast cancer and, like many women, her hair appears to be finer as it returns. This comedy legend shows that even when hair is growing back following such invasive treatment, a great haircut makes all the difference. Saunders has sported an on-trend choppy bob to perfection, and shows that this is a cut that is not only simple to maintain but makes appear thicker and more voluminous.
Oscar winning actress Sandra Bullock has hair which is naturally thin. However, to look at Bullock’s hair, you would be unlikely to think so. The actress adds volume and impact to her locks with cleverly crafted curls. Sometimes these curls are lightly tousled, and at other times they are much tighter corkscrew-styled twists. At the Oscars in 2014, Sandra Bullock drew much admiration and attention for the dramatic cascade of curls that fell across one of her shoulders.
Cameron Diaz also has naturally fine hair, but many of the hairstyles that she is most synonymous with disguise her thin hair perfectly. Diaz even achieves the effect of ‘big hair’ with a laid back, half-up half-down style that is gorgeous and prevents her hair from looking flat. The stunning actress is also a pro at incorporating stray wisps and flyaways with her hairstyle to have them be part of the overall look.
Timeless actress Sally Field certainly does not have the thickest head of hair in Hollywood. However, the stylish celebrity manages to pull off styles that make her hair appear thicker, such as a modern beehive. This ever-glamorous style is contemporary and flattering and the beehive style increases the height and volume of very fine hair – which can sometimes appear flat.
It is really helpful to look to celebrities for inspiration of how to style hair which is thinning or falling out. Even some of the world’s most adored, respected, talented and stylish celebrities contend with hair loss and often show us styles that create an impression of fuller, thicker hair.