If you're silently suffering from hair loss, something as simple as a new brush can give you back the volume and thickness you've lost. As common as it is for women over 50 to experience hair loss and hair thinning, many continue to use their same old brushes — which can make the problem even worse.
When buying hair brushes for thin hair, you should pay attention to bristle material, brush size, and shape. You want a soft brush bristle made from natural materials. Boar bristle brushes are popular because they won't tear or split your hair. They're also said to increase blood flow to the hair follicles, which 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 volume at the root.
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. Lift equals big volume.
In addition to the right brush, there are dozens of products that will 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 our picks for the best hair brushes for thinning hair.