If you're suffering from hair loss, there are plenty of products you can try to help stimulate growth. The simplest, however, just may be a new brush. Believe it or not, the best brushes for thinning hair can give you back the volume and thickness you've been missing in your life.
As common as it is for women over 50 to experience hair loss and hair thinning, many continue to use their same old old brushes they've used for years in a move that can easily exacerbate the problem. Thin hair requires a special kind of brush as we've outlined in the paragraphs below.
What is the best brush to use for thinning hair?
When buying hair brushes for thin hair, you should pay special attention to bristle material, brush size, and shape.
Finding a soft brush bristle made from natural materials is definitely in your best interest. Boar bristle brushes are popular because they won't tear or split your hair. They're also thought to increase blood flow to the hair follicles, which in turn stimulates growth.
When it comes to size, go for a smaller brush that can work closer to the root to create more volume. Small brushes work well with any hair type and length, but are ideal for short hair that lacks oomph.
As for brush shape, round or vented brushes make it easy to bulk hair up while blow-drying. Even better, go for a vented round brush, which has holes in the center to allow heat to pass through. This makes it easier to get lift when blow-drying, and lift equates to big volume.
In addition to the right brush, there are dozens of products that can give you the appearance of thick, voluminous hair. Hair-thickening shampoos cause the hair shaft to swell, which can make each strand appear fuller. A hair-thickening spray like this one from Tea Tree ($15, Amazon) will coat the shaft with tiny particles of powder to give the appearance of heftier strands. But it all starts with the brush: Keep scrolling for Woman's World's picks for the best hair brushes for thinning hair.
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