Extensions are worth every penny. Sometimes. Other times, extensions look like very visibly clipped a handful of costume party ponytails to your scraggly thin base of limp locks, and we’re all just expected to play along with the ‘illusion’. News bulletin: no-one is buying it. Extensions can cover a lifetime of hair abuse if done well. But that’s a pretty big IF.
Women of an aging disposition who invest large amounts of capital into hair extensions are often left wondering why they bothered. Covering thin hair with thick hair is too harsh a contrast – your roots will often expose the lie and leave you out of money and out of ideas. That’s why women who wish to bring back their youthful-looking thicker hair need to look further into the conundrum than simply paying untold fortunes to someone who may or may not be able to (convincingly) decorate your head in someone else’s hair.
Hair thickener spray
You can get most things in a spray these days. Tans, for example, have long been available in a bottle topped with a spray nozzle. Even spray cheese is no longer a thing of the future. Hair thickening spray has come on leaps and bounds since the days of spraying a thick pea soup of greasy oils into your hair. You need a water soluble vitamin rich spray which thickens your hair and lifts those lazy looking roots. Avoid investing in anything that won’t wash out in the shower – these products may feel ‘thick’ upon first application, but will weigh your hair down and lead to difficulties in styling (which could mean over-styling and split ends and dryness and basically everything you were trying to fix in the first place).
Don’t Stress Out!
Cortisol is a stress hormone. As the name would suggest, we release it when we’re stressed. This can be a good thing if we’re actually in a precarious life or death situation. We’re not going to go into the benefits of cortisol here, but we are going to highlight that this particular hormone constricts blood vessels and therefore reduces blood flow to the skin (and scalp). Over time, this lack of nourishing blood supply to the scalp through stress will shrink your hair follicles, leading to weaker roots that shed thicker hair and are only capable of growing thinner hairs in their place.